Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate hearing into the alleged illegal withholding of PNP-SAF personnel’s allowance.
Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement at the hearing:
When the stomach protests, prepare for revolution. This is one painful reality that leaders of some countries fail to make sense of and which cost their fall from power. In a setting like the PNP SAF, I would say: Do not mess with the mess allowance unless you are prepared to face a mutiny.
In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– challenges facing new PNP chief Albayalde and new BuCor chief dela Rosa
– criticisms vs anti-drug war from the US State Department and EU Parliament
– claims of ‘utang na loob’ and the Blue Ribbon report
– ‘extortion’ racket at Boracay
– update on National ID bill
Hahalungkatin ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang misteryosong di-pagkakabigay sa mga tauhan ng Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) ng P59.8 milyon na karagdagang subsistence allowance ng mga ito.
Sa pamamagitan ng Senate Resolution 712 na inihain ni Lacson, inatasan nito ang Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs na kanyang pinamumunuan na imbestigahan ang nabanggit na anomalya.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is pushing a Senate investigation into a P59.8-million mess involving the withholding of daily subsistence allowance and explosive ordnance disposal hazardous pay for the Philippine National Police’s elite Special Action Force.
Lacson said the withholding of such allowances, if true, threatens to demoralize members of the SAF, who are the frontliners in fighting terrorism and criminality.
Members of the PNP Special Action Force Seaborne Company who survived the January 2015 Mamasapano clash gave Sen. Lacson this memento in appreciation for his moral support and continued remembrance of the SAF 44.