Tag: President Rodrigo Duterte

#PingSays: On China’s Maritime Hit-and-Run: ‘We were tested…’ | June 18, 2019

Could the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea last June 9 have been a ‘test’? Did the Philippines pass or fail?

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Interview on CNN Philippines: Maritime ‘Hit-and-Run’ at West Philippine Sea; New Irregularity at PhilHealth | June 18, 2019

In an interview on CNN Philippines, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– President Duterte’s take on the ‘hit-and-run’ at the West Philippine Sea
– newly discovered irregularity involving the PhilHealth board

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On the President’s Take on the Sinking of a PH boat by a Chinese Vessel

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It is disappointing to say the least, not much by his insulting remark but his self-limiting course of action which disregards an effective β€˜weapon’ in our arsenal. It is found in the Mutual Defense Treaty.

No less than US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said as much very recently – that the US and the Philippines have an obligation under such treaty to respond accordingly if a vessel belonging to either party, military or civilian is attacked in the West Philippine Sea which according to him is within the area of the Pacific.

As I said in my tweet, I am not praying for World War III, but at least a strong presence of the US Pacific fleet in the WPS can make China feel the balance of power in that area.

On Claims that the Mutual Defense Treaty Requires an Armed Attack for the US/PH to Act

Nevertheless, as a result of the Reed Bank incident, the Mutual Defense Treaty can be used as a proactive and preemptive measure to justify US presence in order to avert whatever possible armed hostilities that could take place in the West Philippine Sea.

As I said earlier, the incident last week has already happened. But it serves as an eye opener for possible armed confrontation between our Armed Forces of the Philippines or Coast Guard and the Chinese military.

Hence, the presence of US military in the West Philippine Sea can still accomplish the balance of power that I am talking about.

That kind of backward thinking by Sec. Nograles and Mr. Panelo is why we are in this situation. We should not wait for an armed aggression against our vessels to occur before we invoke the treaty.

Proactive thinking by way of increased US presence in the area is logical because of the prevailing situation in the West Philippine Sea. As I said, what we are trying to accomplish is balance of power.

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Interview on DWIZ: On Chinese Vessel Sinking PH Boat; Sen-elect Bong Go’s Help vs ‘Pork’ | June 15, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel
– corruption at PhilHealth
– Sen-elect Bong Go’s potential help vs pork

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πŸ“° If PRRD solves EDSA traffic problem, airport woes, he deserves to be President for life – Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: β€œIf PRRD delivers on just these two promises, (1) to cut travel time from Cubao to Makati to 5 minutes within 6 months and; (2) to eliminate flight delays in NAIA within one month, for being superhuman, he deserves to be president for life,” Lacson told reporters in a text message.

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Interview on DWIZ: On Erwin Tulfo’s Tirade vs Sec. Bautista; Senate Leadership | June 1, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Erwin Tulfo and DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista
– corruption at the Bureau of Customs
– Senate leadership and committee chairmanships

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Panukala ni Ping sa Mas Pinatinong Police Training, Batas Na!

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Mailalagay na sa mas tamang estado ang mga nais maging miyembro ng Philippine National Police (PNP) matapos na maisabatas ang panukalang nagtatakda sa institusyong pagsasanayan ng mga ito na iniakda ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Ang Senate Bill 1898 ni Lacson ay naging ganap nang batas o Republic Act 11279 matapos na ito ay malagdaaan ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noong nakalipas na Abril 12 ng kasalukuyang taon at isinapubliko nitong nakalipas na araw.

Sa ilalim ng naturang batas, mula sa Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), ang PNP na ang mangangasiwa sa pagsasanay ng mga nais na maging miyembro ng kapulisan.

Related: Batas Na! Lacson Bill Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP Signed into Law
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Batas Na! Lacson Bill Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP Signed into Law

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The Philippine National Police now has an added tool to build a physically and morally competent force while beefing up its internal cleansing efforts, after a bill authored by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson was signed into law.

Republic Act 11279 – based on Lacson’s Senate Bill 1898 – gives the PNP full responsibility and accountability for the training of its new recruits.

“With the transfer to the PNP of the training of police recruits, we can strengthen the foundation of a competent police force not just physically but also morally,” said Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001.

Related: Panukala ni Ping sa Mas Pinatinong Police Training, Batas Na!
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Kapihan sa Senado forum | May 9, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Bikoy’ caper
– Palace’s new matrix
– May 13 midterm elections
– businesses of foreign nationals in PH that discriminate against Filipinos

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Interview on DZMM: Senate Hearing on Bikoy | May 7, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson lays down the condition for a possible Senate hearing on the claims made by ‘Bikoy.’

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