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‘Maghahanap Ako ng Pork na Makakaltasan’: Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2020 Budget Hearings for OPAPP, SPDA and MinDA

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Sen. Lacson chaired the hearing for the 2020 budgets of the Southern Philippines Development Authority, Mindanao Development Authority, and the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process.

Lacson advised the SPDA to find ways to make its revenue-generating projects more competitive, and consider privatizing or offering for saleΒ the projects that are losing money for government.Β He urged the OPAPP to coordinate with the appropriate agencies on funding and securityΒ of projects in conflict-affected areas.

Meanwhile, Sen. LacsonΒ lauded the MinDA for its fruit festival program bringing Mindanao farmers’ produce to other parts of the country, and vice-versa.Β “That’s very creative and innovative,” he said.

He indicated the additional funding requests that can be justified could be addressed via “pork” funds that may be found in – and excised from – the proposed 2020 budget. “Maghahanap ako ng pork na makakaltasan,” he said.

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Sponsorship of 2019 Budgets for ARMM, CHR, MinDA, SPDA, NCMF, OPAPP

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Sen. Lacson sponsored the 2019 budgets of the following agencies during the Senate’s deliberation of the P3.7-trillion budget for 2019:
* Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: P31.117 billion
* Commission on Human Rights: P826.196 million; including P31.498 million for the CHR’s Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission
* Mindanao Development Authority: P159.25 million
* Southern Philippines Development Authority: P265.468 million
* National Commission on Muslim Filipinos: P793.457 million
* Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: P688.659 million; funding request for the PAMANA infrastructure project was disapproved at the committee level

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Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearings for ARMM, OPAPP, MinDA, SPDA and NCMF

Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for:
– Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
– Mindanao Development Authority
– Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
– Southern Philippines Development Authority
– National Commission on Muslim Filipinos

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#PingSays: On proposed realignments in the 2018 budget | Nov. 16, 2017

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– 2018 budget
– pork-like items in the budget

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Sen. Lacson Chairs the Hearing for the 2018 Budgets of Various Agencies

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Sen. Lacson chaired the hearing for the 2018 budgets of:
– Presidential Legislative Liaison Office [referred to the plenary]
– National Commission on Muslim Filipinos [referred to the plenary]
– Mindanao Development Authority [referred to the plenary]
– Southern Philippines Development Authority [referred to the plenary]
– Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process [referred to the plenary]
– Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao [referred to the plenary]

Watch: Videos of the hearing [3 parts]

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