Tag: Senate

Interview on DWIZ: Alleged New Vote-Buying Scheme? | April 13, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– possible veto of the 2019 budget
–Β resolution calling out US senators for arrogance
– new vote-buying scheme using 4Ps, up to P25,000 per vote?
– Holy Week 2019

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On the Possible Veto of the 2019 Budget

Undoubtedly, and as I have always pointed out, the 2019 national budget measure had been subjected to abuse and indiscretions by some legislators from both houses of Congress, with the House of Representatives’ leadership even going beyond the mandate of the law and time-honored legislative practice.

At the end of the day, it is greed and insatiability of those who cannot control their appetite for more and more β€˜pork’ and all the perks and commissions that go with it.

Having said that, the President is well within his legal authority to veto in whole or in parts the Enrolled Bill already before him if he and his economic team see it wise to do so.

As for me, I am prepared to fight the next battle when the National Expenditure Program for the 2020 national budget is submitted by the President at the opening of the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress.

It is tiring and frustrating, but I am always ready and able to fight another day for my career-long advocacy as an elected Senator of the Republic – that of fighting corruption, particularly in the authorization phase of the budgeting process.

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βœ‰ Letter to the Editor: Answering some questions in the budget conundrum [Manila Times]

the manila times editorial

Sen. Lacson’s office answers repeated questions and accusations about the 2019 budget in this letter to The Manila TimesApril 1, 2019 editorial. The letter sought to answer some questions in the editorial that were addressed to the senator, though it has yet to be published.

#NoToPork

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UsaPing Katotohanan: Pork and the National Budget
UsaPing Katotohanan: Pork at ang Pambansang Badyet
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In Cebu: PNP Foundation Inc.’s Turnover of Mountain Bikes, Other Equipment to PRO-7

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In Cebu, Sen. Lacson led the PNP Foundation Inc.’s turnover of mountain bikes and other equipment to the Police Regional Office 7. The mountain bikes would be useful for police work in beaches and parks where tourists are concentrated. Sen. Lacson, who chairs the PNPFI, is an Adopted Son of Cebu, having served as Commander of Cebu Metrodiscom from 1989 to 1992. Following is the text of his speech at the event.

Police Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Police Brig. Gen. Agustin, Police Brig. Gen. Gillamac, the members of the Regional Staff and other officers and personnel present, my Senate staff as well as the PNP Foundation Inc. staff, my former comrades in the Cebu Metrodiscom in Metro Cebu, maayong buntag sa inyong tanan.

First of all, let me personally thank the officers and men of PRO-7 for the warm welcome that you have given me and my staff. Rest assured that I will always be a friend of the PNP in heart and spirit in whatever capacity, either as Chairman of the PNP Foundation Inc., or as an elected Senator of the Republic, especially in my role as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate.

For the past several years that I have been actively participating in the national budget deliberations, I always make sure the PNP will get the necessary budgetary requirements to more efficiently accomplish your mission.

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Interview on DWIZ: Budget and Anti-Drug War | March 30, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– update on the 2019 budget
– the government’s anti-drug war

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DZMM | March 26, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– the end to the impasse on the 2019 budget
– claims of former cop Eduardo Acierto

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Finally! End to the 2019 Budget Impasse | March 26, 2019

Sen. Lacson joins colleagues in explaining their proposed solution to end the 2019 budget impasse. Sen. Lacson also answered questions on:
– Manila Water’s decision to waive fees over water supply row
– Chico River loan agreement
– claims of former policeman Eduardo Acierto

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DWIZ: Ending the budget impasse | March 23, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Senate-HOR meeting to end the budget impasse
– complaint filed by former Ombudsman and SFA vs Chinese leader before ICC
– measures to prevent future water crises
– localized peace talks with CPP-NPA

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Mensahe ni Ping: Vendetta Ba? Para sa Lahat ng Ganid Yan!

Para sa lahat ng mga mambabatas na ganid at walang kabusugan sa paghamig ng pork barrel sa ginalaw pa na niratipikahan nang 2019 national budget ang vendetta ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Ito ang nilinaw ng senador bilang tugon sa tila sirang plaka na akusasyon ng mga kongresistang kaalyado ni House Speaker at nakulong sa katiwalian na dating Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Si Lacson ay ilang beses na inakusahan ng mga talking heads ni Arroyo na umano’y vendetta o paghihiganti sa lider ng Kamara ang tunay na mithiin ng mambabatas sa pagkuwestiyon sa ginalaw na niratipikahang 2019 national budget.

“Sa mga konggresista na paulit-ulit sa pagsasabi na ‘vendetta’ ang aking motibo sa pag atake sa pork barrel nila sa 2019 pambansang badyet – tama po kayo, sukdulang galit na vendetta ko nga β€˜yan sa mga katulad ninyong ganid at walang kabusugan sa pera ng mamamayang Pilipino,” tuwirang pahayag ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.

Related: Lacson: My ‘Vendetta’ is Against the Insatiably Greedy Politicians
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Lacson: My ‘Vendetta’ is Against the Insatiably Greedy Politicians

My “vendetta” is against the insatiably greedy politicians, especially those who lust after pork barrel funds.

This was Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson’s reply to some House of Representatives members who continue to accuse him of “vendetta” in denouncing pork in the 2019 budget.

“Sa mga konggresista na paulit ulit sa pagsasabi na ‘vendetta’ ang aking motibo sa pag atake sa pork barrel nila sa 2019 pambansang badyet – tama po kayo, sukdulang galit na vendetta ko nga β€˜yan sa mga katulad ninyong ganid at walang kabusugan sa pera ng mamamayang Pilipino (To the congressmen who continue to claim vendetta is my motive in attacking the pork in the 2019 budget, you are right. But my vendetta is against the insatiably greedy politicians),” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

Related: Mensahe ni Ping: Vendetta Ba? Para sa Lahat ng Ganid Yan!
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