Tag: President Rodrigo Duterte

Kapihan sa Senado forum | Nov. 15, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– return of the Balangiga Bells from the US to PH
– portrayal of PNP leadership in ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’
– suspension of excise tax on fuel products in 2019
– President Duterte’s supposed ‘power nap’ at the ASEAN Summit
– possible arrest of former First Lady Imelda Marcos
– bringing down VAT and cutting the number of exemptions
– possible Senate inquiry into recent killing of local executives
– rogue cops abusing their authority amid a pay raise starting January 2019
– prospective third telco
– DICT leadership change
– legislation transferring training of police recruits from PPSC to PNP
– ‘rampant corruption’ at Customs
– possible extension of martial law in Mindanao

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Interview on DWIZ | Oct. 27, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– situation of detained Sen. de Lima
– options for new Customs Commissioner Guerrero
– PNPA sex scandal as a ‘test case’ for the Anti-Hazing Law of 2018
– proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018
– Sen. Honasan being eyed to head DICT

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Ping: Na-promote at na-demote si Lapeña; Guerrero dapat magpakitang-gilas sa BOC

Promosyon pero demosyon.

Ito ang pagsasalarawan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagkakatalaga kay dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña bilang pinuno ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), matapos ang kontrobersiyal na pagkakalusot ng tone-toneladang shabu.

Sinabi ni Lacson na bagama’t promosyon mula sa BOC ang bagong posisyon ni Lapeña bilang pinuno ng TESDA na tinuturing na Cabinet post, ito ay demosyon sa ibang aspeto.

“It may well be a promotion in rank and position, but definitely a demotion in trust and confidence,” ani Lacson.

Related: Lacson: Incoming BOC Chief Has Big Boots to Fill
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Lacson: Incoming BOC Chief Has Big Boots to Fill

Newly appointed Bureau of Customs Commissioner Leonardo Rey Guerrero will have big boots to fill as he replaces the newly “promoted” Isidro Lapeña, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Friday.

But Lacson also noted that while Lapeña was promoted in rank and position, his transfer to a new post may well be a demotion in trust and confidence.

“It may well be a promotion in rank and position, but definitely a demotion in trust and confidence. It’s a pity because save for the big shabu shipment that got away, apparently due to collusion between the drug syndicate and some low-level Customs officials, former Commissioner Lapeña was doing a good job proven by consistently exceeding the Bureau’s target collections,” Lacson said.

“Having said that, the President has once again shown zero tolerance as far as his war on drugs is concerned,” he added.

Related: Ping: Na-promote at na-demote si Lapeña; Guerrero dapat magpakitang-gilas sa BOC
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National ID System Tops Lacson’s Accomplishment List in 3rd Regular Session

A long hoped-for national ID system that will facilitate the delivery of basic government services while helping fight crime and terrorism.

Such a system, provided for by Republic Act 11055, is the landmark accomplishment of Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson during the first few months of the Senate’s third regular session.

RA 11055, which President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Aug. 6, harmonizes and integrates some 33 government ID cards into a single system.

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Lacson-Sponsored Measure Providing Heavier Penalties vs Hazing Signed into Law
Sponsorship Speech: Senate Bill 2031, Rank Classification in the PNP
Lacson Bill Gives Government Stronger Teeth vs Terrorism
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#PingSays: On the President’s health, latest proposed amendments to the Constitution | Oct. 10, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– speculations on the health of President Duterte
– proposed amendments to the Charter by the House
– possibility of suspending fuel taxes

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Medal of Valor walang katapat na mamamahaling relo

Para sa isang sundalo, pinakamahalaga na magawaran siya ng Medal of Valor bilang kapalit sa pagtatanggol at kabayanihan sa bayan kumpara sa mabigyan ng mga materyal na bagay na katulad ng mga mamahaling relo.

Ito ang naging pahayag ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, Chairman ng Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs, na naging pinakarespetadong pinuno ng Philippine National Police at produkto ng Philippine Military Academy.

Ang naturang pahayag ay inilahad ni Lacson sa mga mamamahayag sa Senado, ilang araw matapos na mabalita ang balak umano ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na bigyan ng relong tatak Rolex ang mga sundalong gagawaran ng Medal of Valor.

Related: Medal of Valor worth more than luxury watches
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Medal of Valor worth more than luxury watches

A Medal of Valor would be worth much more than a luxury wristwatch to soldiers who served the country well, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Monday.

Lacson, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1971, said the Medal of Valor is rarely given since the opportunity for it rarely arises.

“To any soldier, a Medal of Valor is worth more than a hundred Rolex watches. Every soldier dreams of having one more than he dreams of owning a Rolex watch,” he said.

Related: Medal of Valor walang katapat na mamamahaling relo
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#PingSays: Alleged involvement of some AFP officials in ouster plot, situation of Sen. Trillanes | Sept. 26, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– alleged involvement of some military officials in ouster plot vs President Duterte
– situation of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV

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📰 Loathsome pork barrel [Malaya]

Thumbnail No to Pork Barrel

From Malaya: The good senator will definitely be encountering stiff resistance in his efforts not only from House members but also from some pork barrel-loving senators. He will need strong and moral support from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong who is as determined as Lacson to stamp out corruption. Will Digong give it to him?  Continue reading “📰 Loathsome pork barrel [Malaya]”