The Lacson-Sotto tandem and some senatorial bets visited various areas in Laguna on Feb. 22, 2022. Their schedule included market tours in Sta. Cruz, Calamba and Biñan; a town-hall event at Santo Angel Sur; call on top provincial officials; and a tour of UPLB Biotech. With them were senatoriables Minguita Padilla, Guillermo Eleazar, Manny Piñol, Gringo Honasan and JV Ejercito.
From the Inquirer: According to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, one of the new manifestations of pork in the budget (is) where contractors shortchange taxpayers by using low-grade materials for infrastructure projects, while gifting agency officials and lawmakers with huge commissions in exchange for the contracts.
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From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said authorities, including the Philippine National Police, are duty-bound to enforce the law against illegal gambling, including the multi-billion a year “jueteng (numbers game)” operations. He also warned that even pausing anti-jueteng operations could be “risky and addicting” for police officials who may get offers from “jueteng” operators. Continue reading “Lacson says authorities are duty-bound to enforce law against illegal activities [Manila Bulletin]”