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Interview on DZBB: Walang ‘Pork’ sa 2020 Budget sa Unang Tingin? | Nov. 3, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
โ€“ thwarting possible attempts to insert pork in the P4.1-trillion proposed 2020 budget via bicam
โ€“ ‘most behaved’ House with P9.5B institutional amendments in the budget bill
โ€“ release of funds to address recent calamities

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Lacson’s budget bill to benefit Baguio, LGUs [SunStar Baguio]

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From SunStar Baguio: Senator Panfilo Lacson assured that Baguio City and all local government units in the country will benefit from the Budget Reform for Village Empowerment (BRAVE) Act he filed in the Senate.

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PingBills | Senate Bill 251, The Local Government Units’ Income Classification Act of 2019

“It is the policy of the State to provide an equitable and rational system of regular income classification of provinces, cities and municipalities that will reflect realistically their respective financial positions.”

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Interview on DZBB: Bikoy Video, Chinese ‘Traders’ | May 5, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– calls for Senate investigation into the ‘Bikoy’ videos
– discernment on Chinese ‘investments’ in PH
– bribery at the Bureau of Immigration?
– May 13, 2019 elections as ‘referendum’ of PRRD leadership

Quotes from the interview…
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๐ŸŒ Lacson tells village dads to properly use gov’t funds [PNA]

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From the PNA: Sen. Lacson said LGUs must be informed about the sources of funds for their local development plans to avoid poor planning in the budget preparation that often leads to lump sums, realignments, insertions and unused appropriations.

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Guarding Against ‘Pork’ in the 2019 Budget

With the policy statement issued by Speaker Arroyo concerning all the congressmen’s earmarks for their respective districts, expect a massive mangling of the National Expenditure Program (NEP).

If not checked, we will be back to the happy ‘pork barrel’ days of legislators in spite of the Supreme Court ruling outlawing the same.

Worse, all the planning involved in the preparation of the national budget will be rendered inutile to the detriment of the medium development plan of the national government, as well as the local development plans submitted by the local government units (LGUs).

I hope some like-minded colleagues in the Senate will also work overtime, as I am determined to do, in scrutinizing the House version of the appropriations bill to expose and slice whatever โ€œporkโ€ there is in whatever form and no matter how deeply hidden, with the end in view of preventing the return of this malevolent practice now declared unconstitutional with finality by the Supreme Court.

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Congressional Oversight Committee Hearing on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act

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Sen. Lacson, whose resolutionย for a review of RA 10121 (Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010) was one of the grounds of the hearing, stressed the need for a separate agency to focus on dealing with disasters.
“This is an opportune time (to review the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, because) the Philippines is third most risky in terms of disasters. It’s been eight years (since the law was passed). We have not reviewed (the law) as mandated under Republic Act 10121.”
“Even before I left the OPARR, ito ang naiwanan kong recommendation kay then President Aquino noon: Itโ€™s about time we created a separate agency even under the Office of the President para talagang may lead agency. Ngayon medyo sabog eh. Mahirap ang council-type na coordinative, tapos naka-integrate lang, puro monitoring ang mangyayari. There must be a separate lead agency who will take care and assume responsibility.”

Related:
Senate Resolution 10: Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act
Lacson pushes review of disaster management law to cope with โ€˜new normalโ€™
Ping: i-upgrade na ang batas vs kalamidad

Lacson Pushes Web-based Monitoring for Provincial Projects

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is pushing for Web-based monitoring of the implementation of infrastructure projects at the provincial level, to ensure transparency and efficiency.

Lacson said such a system could take a cue from that being implemented in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which uses apps like Google Maps.

โ€œI would suggest (that this be implemented at the) provincial level. Provincial governments should replicate the ARMMโ€™s map-based solution,โ€ Lacson, who authored Senate Bill 40 seeking to implement budget reform by downloading resources to local governments, said at a Senate hearing.

Related:ย Online monitoring sa mga govโ€™t projects itinulak ni Ping

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Online Monitoring sa mga Govโ€™t Projects Itinulak ni Ping

Puwede nang masubaybayan ng mga mamamayan ng isang partikular na rehiyon o lalawigan sa mas madali at mabilis na paraan ang itinatakbo ng mga proyektong ipinatupad ng kanilang mga lokal na opisyal,

Ito ay sa pamamagitan ng iminumungkahi ni Senador Panfilo Lacson na pagpapatupad sa buong bansa ng sistemang ginagamit ng Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) sa pagmonitor sa mga proyekto ng rehiyon.

Sa sistema kasi na ginagamit ng ARMM ay madaling malalaman kung hanggang saang yugto na ang nararating ng isang proyekto dahil sa internet na lamang ito binibisita sa pamamagitan ng Google Map application.

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Lacson Bill Eases Requirements for Municipalities to be Upgraded to Cities

Prosperous municipalities may now have one less stumbling block to becoming cities, if a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.

Lacsonโ€™s Senate Bill 233 seeks to amend the Local Government Code such that municipalities that generate an income of at least P250 million for two straight years will be exempted from other cityhood requirements including population and land area.

โ€œ(T)here are some municipalities, which despite their small land area or population have demonstrated their capacity to provide essential government facilities and social services to their inhabitants that are comparable and even above par with existing cities,โ€ Lacson said.

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