Tag: Senate

Interview on DZBB | Feb. 3, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– more ‘talking heads’ after Reps. Bravo and Castro
– institutional vs individual amendments
– call to the public on the pork barrel issue

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Ping sa Mga Naglilihis sa Isyu ng Pork Barrel: Nakatulong Kayo sa Krusada Ko

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Sa halip na magdulot ng kahihiyan, lalong nakatulong ang mga kongresistang naglilihis sa tunay na pangyayari sa 2019 national budget para maunawaan ng publiko ang krusada ni Senador Panfilo Lacson laban sa pork barrel.

Ayon kay Lacson, ang mga kongresistang nagsalita na ang mismong nagpaabot sa publiko kung gaano kaganid ang mga ito bunga na rin ng pagbaluktot sa mga usapin, makapagpasasa lamang sa pork barrel na itinago sa ibaโ€™t ibang ahensiya.

Matapos ang sunod-sunod na pagbubunyag ng mga nakatagong pork barrel sa ibaโ€™t ibang ahensiya mula sa deliberasyon sa Senado hanggang sa pagtalakay nito sa bicameral panel, nagpalusot at nag-imbento ng buwelta kay Lacson ang ilang kaalyado ni House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Related: Lacson to ‘Talking Heads’: Keep Helping Enlighten Public on Pork
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Lacson to ‘Talking Heads’: Keep Helping Enlighten Public on Pork

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The more they talk, the more they enlighten the public about the “evil pork” in the national budget, if unwittingly so.

On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson thanked the “talking heads” of House Speaker Gloria Arroyo for contributing to the public’s knowledge on the issue.

“What Speaker GMAโ€™s talking heads obviously do not realize is that theyโ€™re actually advancing my cause in educating the public more about the โ€˜evil porkโ€™ in the national budget. I earnestly urge them to continue this public discourse. Many thanks to Cong. Castro and Bravo,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account Saturday night.

Related: Ping sa Mga Naglilihis sa Isyu ng Pork Barrel: Nakatulong Kayo sa Krusada Ko
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Interview on DWIZ | Feb. 2, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– passage of the 2019 budget; accusations of Rep. Bravo
– reported air strikes vs groups such as the ASG and BIFF
– reported involvement of suicide bombers in the Jolo bombing

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On Rep. Bravo’s Insinuations in Defending the House’s ‘Pork’

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These are patheticย assertions by the good party list representative. If he intended to be truthful about his statements, he should not have skipped my revelation about the PHP23-billion insertions made by a number of senators on the DPWH budget alone.

Instead of flatly denying that each congressman has now entitlements of PHP160 million each, billions more for some selected few, he has chosen to ascribe motive to my long-standing advocacy against the pork barrel system that refuses to go away in spite of the 2013 Supreme Court ruling outlawing the same.

I am reminded of a portion of my privilege speech more than one and a half decades ago, thus: โ€œI am sure to lose some friends and create more enemies in this 12th Congress. I am sure skeptics will taunt me and the cynics will mock me without end.โ€

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Interview on DZRH | Jan. 29, 2019

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– institutional vs individual amendments in the 2019 budget
– ‘pork’ in the P3.7-trillion proposed 2019 budget

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#PingSays: On the 2019 budget and Sulu church bombing | Jan. 28, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– bicameral conference committee discussions on the 2019 budget
– Sulu church bombing

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Interview on DZMM | Jan. 23, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– passage of the 2019 national budget
– amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act

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Ping: Puwedeng Litisin Kahit Bata, Pero Parusa Ipatupad Kapag Nasa Hustong Edad Na

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Litisin ang mga batang nahuhuling sangkot sa kriminalidad pero ipatupad ang hatol kapag napatunayan sa sandaling sumapit na sa wastong gulang ang mga ito.

Bahagi ito ng pangunahing tugon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ukol sa panukalang nagbababa sa siyam mula 15 na taong gulang ang “age of criminal liability.”

“I support lowering the age of criminal liability to a certain level,” ipinunto ni Lacson, bagama’t masyadong mababa ang siyam na taong gulang.

Sa kanyang Twitter account, dinagdag ni Lacson ang kundisyon para suportahan ang pagbaba ng “age of criminal liability”:

Related: Lacson to Support Lowering Age of Criminal Liability, on Three Conditions
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Lacson to Support Lowering Age of Criminal Liability, on Three Conditions

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If the offender acted with discernment, if sentencing is suspended until the offender reaches the age of majority, and there are enough reformative facilities.

These are the three conditions for Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson to support lowering the age of criminal liability to deter youths from getting involved in heinous crimes.

But Lacson, who served as Philippine National Police chief from 1999 to 2001, said the age of nine is “too young” for criminal liability.

In a post on his Twitter account, Lacson said he would “support lowering the age of criminal liability to a certain level,” provided that:

Related:ย Ping: Puwedeng Litisin Kahit Bata, Pero Parusa Ipatupad Kapag Nasa Hustong Edad Na
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