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PingBills | Lacson Files ‘Designated Survivor’ Bill to Ensure Gov’t Stability

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has filed a “designated survivor” bill to guarantee the continuity and stability of operations in government in case of a terrorist attack, major disaster or other “exceptional circumstances” where the President and those specified by the Constitution to succeed him or her are killed or permanently disabled.

Lacson said Senate Bill 982 ensures the office of the President will not be vacated even in the event of death, permanent disability, removal from office, or resignation of the Acting President.

“This bill … seeks to provide an exhaustive line/order of presidential succession in the event of death, permanent disability, removal from office or resignation of the Acting President to ensure that the office of the President is never vacated even in exceptional circumstances,” Lacson said.

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Ping sa Publiko: Sama-sama Tayo sa Pagkapa sa Pork sa 2020 Budget

Thumbnail No to Pork Barrel

Muling hinikayat ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang publiko na tumulong sa pagbabantay sa gagawing deliberasyon ng lehislatura sa mahigit P4 trilyong panukalang badyet para sa 2020.

Ito ay upang hindi na makalusot pa ang pork barrel at mga walang kabuluhang alokasyon na taun-taon na lamang ay isinisingit ng mga tiwaling mambabatas at opisyal.

“Any technical support from the outside will certainly help in our scrutiny of the 2020 budget books,” pahayag ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.

Bilang nangunguna sa kampanya laban sa katiwalian at pork barrel sa pambansang gastusin, isiniwalat ni Lacson na malaki ang maitutulong kung sasamahan siya ng publiko sa pagsuri sa mga pondong inilalaan sa mga proyekto.

“This is taxpayers’ money we are talking about. We should not allow a greedy few to lay their grubby hands on it, to put it mildly,” mariing paalala ni Lacson sa publiko.

Related: Hide and Seek: Lacson Enlists Public’s Help in Tracking Down Pork in 2020 Budget
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Hide and Seek: Lacson Enlists Public’s Help in Tracking Down Pork in 2020 Budget

Thumbnail No to Pork Barrel

As he prepares to engage in yet another protracted game of “hide-and-seek” against pork in the 2020 national budget, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is enlisting the help of the public – especially fellow taxpayers – in exposing such dubious insertions and useless appropriations.

Lacson, an untiring watchdog of the national budget and avowed enemy of the pork barrel system, said any forensic or technical help from outside Congress would greatly help in exposing and removing pork in the spending bill.

“Any technical support from the outside will certainly help in our scrutiny of the 2020 budget books,” he said in a post on his Twitter account.

He also sought support from the people in watching the budget process, to remove the pork that caused the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget.

“This is taxpayers’ money we are talking about. We should not allow a greedy few to lay their grubby hands on it, to put it mildly,” he stressed.

Related: Ping sa Publiko: Sama-sama Tayo sa Pagkapa sa Pork sa 2020 Budget
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At the Hearing of the Senate National Defense Committee: Anti-Terrorism Bill

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“We need a strong anti-terrorism law.”

At the hearing of the Senate Committee on National Defense, Sen. Lacson stressed the need to pass a stronger anti-terrorism law soonest, citing signs of radicalism and extremism making their way to Philippine shores.

Lacson also strongly suggested that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), headed by former Sen. Gringo Honasan, play a more active role against terrorism as it deals with telcos and ISPs.

Several aspects of the proposed anti-terrorism measure were tackled, including the removal of predicate crimes, making terrorism a continuing crime, and extending the reglamentary period in the detention of suspected terrorists to 14 days, extendible further to another 15 days. [Video Courtesy News5]

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PingBills | Senate Bill 415, Rank Classification in the BFP and BJMP

“(The PNP, BFP and BJMP) share the common objectives towards maintaining peace and order, protect life, liberty and property, and promote the general welfare essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy… This measure proposes the rank classification of both BFP and BJMP personnel similar to that of their PNP counterparts with the aim of attaining clarity of command and responsibility among the bureaus’ uniformed personnel, modernizing the same, and maintaining effective and efficient administration, supervision, and control.”

Related: Republic Act 11200: Rank Classification in the PNP

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πŸ“° Revisions to deposit secrecy law may yet see the light [Inquirer]

From the Inquirer: Two influential government officials β€” a senator with a strong anticrime advocacy and the country’s top financial regulator β€” want incoming lawmakers to make it easier for authorities to examine bank deposits for evidence of potential wrongdoing.

Related: Lacson Bill Removes Bank Secrecy Act Protection for Gov’t Officials, Employees
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PingBills | Senate Resolution 51, Allowing Sen. Leila de Lima to Participate in Plenary Sessions Through Teleconferencing

“… To allow, as it hereby allows, Senator Leila M. de Lima to participate in Senate Plenary Sessions through teleconferencing, video conferencing or other reliable forms of remote or electronic communications through the use of the appropriate electronic equipment and/or devices or medium of information, broadcast or telecommunications facilities or equipment.” (co-author with Sen. Drilon)

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PingBills | Senate Bill 312, Repealing the Minimum Height Requirement for Applicants to the PNP, BFP and BJMP

“The prejudice against height is counteractive for the benefit of the nation. Those willing to serve should be given the chance to prove whether they indeed possess the necessary physical prowess, intellect, drive and potential for the said positions.” (co-author with Senators Zubiri and Sotto)

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PingBills | Senate Bill 255, Exemptions in Requirements for Conversion of a Municipality into a Component City

“It would be utterly unfair to the inhabitants of municipalities to forever foreclose their right to tbe benefits of cityhood simply because such municipalities’ land area and population is less than that required under the Local Government Code.”

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PingBills | Senate Bill 254, An Act Establishing the PAF Academy and Appropriating Funds Therefor

“The PAF Academy as conceptualized, is geared towards making available an adequate and dedicated corps of professional Air Force officers with the proper education, training and orientation to lead and manage the complex technologies inherent in the field of aviation.”

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