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At the Hearing of the Senate Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Committee

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At the hearing of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, Sen. Lacson stressed the need for proactive measures to prevent the recruitment of students, especially minors, to the New People’s Army by its legal fronts.

Yung point ko lang, magkaroon tayo ng proactive move para matigilan ang ultimate objective ng nagre-recruit na isali sa NPA. Pag naroon at armado na, nasa point of no return kasi pwede makasagupa ng sundalo at pulis.”

“This is (an) internal security and law enforcement problem. Balik tayo sa battle for hearts and minds.”

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Interview on DWIZ: On Arming Firefighters vs Enemies of the State | Aug. 3, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– arming BFP firefighters to fight enemies of the state
– President Duterte’s ‘reply’ to Sen. Gordon’s statement
– irregularities and corruption at PCSO, DOH, PhilHealth
– Pastor Quiboloy’s reported comments
– allowing Sen. de Lima to take part in legislative work via teleconferencing

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DZMM: Death Penalty Bill, National ID Law, Corruption at BOC | July 25, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– death penalty bill covering lawmen who ‘plant’ evidence
– implementation of the National ID law
– corruption at the Bureau of Customs

Related:
FAQ about the National ID System
Senate Bill 27: An Act Reinstituting the Death Penalty in the Philippines
Quotes from the interview…Β 

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Sen. Lacson’s Chairmanship and Membership in Senate Committees

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In the 18th Congress, Sen. Lacson is chairman of the Senate Committees on:
1. Defense and National Security
2. Accounts

He is vice chairman of the following Senate committees:
1. Electoral Reforms
2. Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes
3. Justice and Human Rights
4. Public Order and Dangerous Drugs
5. Games and Amusement
6. Finance
7. Public Services

He is a member of the Senate committees on:
1. Rules
2. Health and Demography
3. Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement
4. Local Government
5. Energy
6. Foreign Relations
7. Basic Education, Arts and Culture
8. Higher and Technical Education
9. Labor, Employment and Human Resource Development
10. Agriculture and Food
11. Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon)
12. Public Information and Mass Media
13. Public Works
14. Ethics and Privileges
15. Climate Change
16. Ways and Means

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Congratulations, Sen. Manny Pacquiao! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ₯ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ‘

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Sen. Lacson (second from left) joins colleagues in congratulating Sen. Manny Pacquiao for his WBA super welterweight victory over Keith ThurmanΒ last July 21 (Manila time).Β πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ₯ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ‘

Opening of the Senate’s First Regular Session in the 18th Congress

Sen. Lacson administered the oath to Senate President-elect Vicente “Tito” Sotto III at the opening of the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress.

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#PingSays: ‘Shared’ House Speakership; Death Penalty Bill; Sen. Bato | July 9, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
possible effects of a ‘shared’ House Speakership
– possible ‘pork’ in the budget,Β amending the 1987 Constitution
– Senate’s continued independence even with ‘the President’s men’
– passage of death penalty bill
– Sen dela Rosa’s ‘S*** happens’ statement

Quotes from the interview…
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🌐 3 senators get 100% attendance during 17th Congress [PNA]

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From the PNA: Records from the Senate Journal Service showed Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Panfilo Lacson were present in all of the 229 plenary sessions.

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Interview on DZRH: ‘Conflict of Interest’ at PhilHealth | June 20, 2019

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– DOH Sec Duque’s possible conflict of interest
– need for ‘overhaul’ at PhilHealth
– 22 fishermen abandoned by Chinese crew at West PH Sea
– Senate independence in the 18th Congress

Quotes from the interview…
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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

Quotes from the interview…
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