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Lacson Bill Seeks to Privatize Pagcor Casinos

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) may have to give up its operation of casinos, if a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.

Senate Bill 1471 aims to address Pagcorโ€™s โ€œconflictingโ€ roles of regulating and operating gambling casinos by having the agency focus on regulating the industry and giving up its role as operator of such establishments.

โ€œIn order to promote a level playing field in the gambling industry and avoid conflict of interests, Pagcor should cede its role as operator of all gambling and gaming activities. Through such manner, it can focus and put premium to its regulatory authority, which is its governmental role,โ€ Lacson said in his bill.

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Lacson Bill: PAGCOR Out na sa Operasyon ng mga Casino

Mula sa kasalukuyang mabibigat na tungkulin at obligasyon batay sa kautusan ng batas, mababawasan na ang mga trabahong nakaatang sa mga balikat ng Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) kapag naging batas ang panukala ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Sa Senate Bill 1471 na inihain ni Lacson, layon nitong pagaanin ang trabaho at bawasan ang kalituhang dinaranas ng mga opisyales ng PAGCOR sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanggal sa karapatan na makapag-operate ng mga casino at iba pang mga libangan na kauri nito.

Kung magiging ganap nang batas, ang pagbibigay na lamang ng permit to operate sa mga pribadong casino at gaming establishments ang magiging pangunahing trabaho ng PAGCOR.

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Lacson Bill Seeks to Allow Wiretaps vs Coups, Money Laundering, Drug Cases

Philippine law enforcers may soon have more teeth against dangerous crimes like drugs, money-laundering and coups, with a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson allowing wiretaps against those involved in such cases.

Lacsonโ€™s Senate Bill 48 seeks to amend Republic Act 4200 to include certain crimes where wiretapping may be deemed lawful under certain circumstances.

โ€œ(W)iretapping, though limited in its applications, has been an effective tool by our law enforcement agencies against criminal elements who have wreaked havoc, instability and lack of equanimity in our country to the detriment of many of our peace-loving citizens. Unfortunately, there are still certain crimes that are not covered under the said exceptional cases, which put not only the lives and property of our people in paramount danger, but also pose a grave threat to our nationโ€™s security. The peace-and-order situation in the country gives testament to this fact and thus, it is imperative for us to revisit RA 4200 in order to further enhance its effectiveness,โ€ he said.

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Lacson Bill: Wiretap vs Drug Lords, Money Launderers, Mutineers Papayagan

Dapat na i-wiretap ng mga awtoridad ang mga linya ng komunikasyon ng mga indibiduwal o grupong sangkot sa ilegal na droga, money laundering at pagpapatalsik sa pamahalaan upang ang mga ito ay madaling mausig at mapanagot sa batas.

Ito ang pangunahing layunin ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police Chief Panfilo Lacson sa paghahain ng Senate Bill 48 na naglalayong amyendahan ang Republic Act 4200 o ang Anti-Wiretapping Law para baguhin ang mga probisyon tungkol sa mga binabantayan na kalaban ng lipunan at mga awtoridad.

โ€œ(W)iretapping, though limited in its applications, has been an effective tool by our law enforcement agencies against criminal elements who have wreaked havoc, instability and lack of equanimity in our country to the detriment of many of our peace-loving citizens,โ€ paliwanag ni Lacson sa kanyang panukala.

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