Tag: President Rodrigo Duterte

Letter to the Editor: Who is the real obstructionist here? [Manila Standard]

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To the Manila Standard: Please allow us to disabuse the minds of the public regarding the column of Mr. Ernesto Hilario where he extensively quotes statements from the House Speaker and his deputies, including the accusation that Senator Lacson is an obstructionist “out to derail the reform programs of President Duterte.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Interview on DWIZ: Patay Kung Patay vs Pork! | Sept. 28, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
‘Patay kung patay!’ Dealing with ‘organized’ moves by pork proponents
– pork proponents’ violation and twisting of the 1987 Constitution
– death threats vs Mayor Benjie Magalong

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#PingSays: On ‘Aborted’ Pork in the 2020 Budget; ‘Ninja Cops’ | Sept. 25, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘aborted’ pork insertion in the 2020 national budget
– Senate panel decision on ‘ninja cops’

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Interviews on GMA, DZRH, DZMM: ‘Bottomless Pit’ of Corruption at BuCor | Sept. 13, 2019

In an interview on GMA’s ‘Unang Hirit,’ DZRH, and DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘bottomless pit’ of corruption at BuCor
– ‘friendship’ with the President

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On the President’s ‘Penchant’ and ‘Ignorance’ Claims

Duterte OK with cops accepting ‘gifts’ out of gratitude, earning extra cash from video-karera” – Is this not graft Mr President? Pray tell, who is ignorant?

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The Senate media and I know that the President was exaggerating when he said that I have the penchant to comment on every issue.

Aside from from my Twitter posts, I only comment on issues when asked, and not even all the time. I play ‘dedma’ when I am not familiar with the issue. I may not be a lawyer but I know how to read and understand the law that I read, or ask my lawyer-staff when I don’t.

Having said that, the President says he is fighting corruption. I also say I am on a crusade in exposing corruption in government. If we are not complementing each other in this regard, there must be a problem somewhere.

As for his other claim, I am not even sure if I want to run for President, so I do not know what he is talking about.

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Interview on DWIZ: Corruption at BuCor; Hunting Pork in 2020 Budget | Sept. 7, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– corruption and other irregularities at the Bureau of Corrections
– transfer of high-profile convicts to Marines facility from New Bilibid Prison
– possible attempts to insert pork in the 2020 budget

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Interview on DZMM: ‘GCTA for Sale’; Faeldon Firing | Sept. 5, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Firing of BuCor chief Faeldon
– ‘GCTA for sale’

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On the President’s Firing of Faeldon and Ultimatum to Convicts Released via GCTA

Firing Faeldon and giving 15 days for the 1,900 released convicts to surrender are reasons enough for me to continue supporting President Duterte’s advocacies and programs against criminality.

We are like-minded in our position to give preference to the rights of victims and society at large over the rights of criminal offenders.

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Interviews on DZBB, DZRH: Faeldon Testing Closeness to the President | Sept. 3, 2019

In interviews on DZBB and DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– onion-skinned, thick-faced, and callous public officials
– actions Malacanang can take after Senate hearing
– BuCor chief Faeldon testing closeness to President Duterte

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On the Release of Convicted Drug Lords via GCTA

It is the biggest irony that while the government has spent so much time, energy and resources to build up intelligence, gather evidence leading to the arrest of big-time drug traffickers especially Chinese drug lords, then spend more to prosecute and convict those arrested and charged, here is Faeldon and whoever else was responsible, by the stroke of their pens, would release at least 48 drug convicts out of the 1,914 heinous crime convicts under questionable circumstances.

If the President does not take drastic action on this latest caper of an official who was recycled in spite of questionable actions committed in his previous assignment like the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling that got away under mysterious circumstances, on top of the organized “tara” on smuggled goods, we should start thinking if there is seriousness in this administration’s much-touted war against drugs and corruption midway into his six-year term.

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