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 “pork” 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.
Sen. Lacson, whose resolution 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: It’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.”
Senate Resolution 10: Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act
Lacson pushes review of disaster management law to cope with ‘new normal’
Ping: i-upgrade na ang batas vs kalamidad
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.
“I would suggest (that this be implemented at the) provincial level. Provincial governments should replicate the ARMM’s map-based solution,” Lacson, who authored Senate Bill 40 seeking to implement budget reform by downloading resources to local governments, said at a Senate hearing.
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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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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.
Lacson’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.
“(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,” Lacson said.
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Maaari na maging lungsod na ang bayan mo basta may taunan na P250 milyon na kita ito sa loob ng magkakasunod na dalawang taon.
Ito ang mensaheng tila ipinaabot ni Senador Panfiilo Lacson sa pamamagitan ng Senate Bill 233 mga alkalde ng mga bayan at munisipalidad na nagnanais maging lunsod pero hindi makaabot sa mga umiiral na batayan.
Sa ilalim ng nabanggit na panukala, kung kikita ng P250 milyon ang isang bayan bawat taon sa loob ng magkasunod na dalawang taon, hindi na kailangan pang tumugon sa ibang batayan para maging lungsod.
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A bill filed by Senator and former Philippine National Police chief Panfilo M. Lacson seeks to level up the professionalism of the police force, especially in the selection of provincial commanders and city and town chiefs of police.
Lacson, who served as PNP chief from 1999 to 2001, said his Senate Bill 971 will encourage local police commanders to concentrate on their job and not be indebted to local executives who invoke their appointive authority.
“While the constitutionality of such appointive jurisdiction is a settled question, nothing prevents the Congress from reviewing the wisdom and logic behind said policy in order to further enhance police professionalism and to isolate the police service from political domination,” Lacson said in his bill.
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Mas makatuwiran na panuntunan ang ipapatupad sa pagtatalaga ng mga hepe at commanders ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa iba’t ibang hurisdiksiyon oras na maisabatas ang panukalang inihain ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.
Sa Senate Bill 971 na iniakda at inihain ni Lacson, ipinaliwanag nitong pangunahin niyang layunin na tuluyan nang ipaubaya sa hanay mismo ng pulisya ang karapatan ang pagtatalaga ng mga opisyal upang hindi na maimpluwensiyahan ng iba pang grupo o indibiduwal na may ibang interes.
“While the constitutionality of such appointive jurisdiction is a settled question, nothing prevents the Congress from reviewing the wisdom and logic behind said policy in order to further enhance police professionalism and to isolate the police service from political domination,” paliwanag ni Lacson na naging epektibong pinuno ng PNP bago pumasok sa lehislatura.
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Barangay tanods, the unheralded heroes who risk their lives to keep neighborhoods safe, may finally get much-needed additional benefits in exchange for their efforts, if a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.
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Uulanin ng maraming benipisyo ang mga barangay tanod oras na maging batas ang panukalang isinulong ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson.
Christmas bonuses and more: Lacson bill seeks to uplift barangay tanods’ lot with added benefits
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