Tag: shabu

At the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on Corruption at the BOC

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Watch: Videos of the hearing [2 parts]

Continue reading “At the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on Corruption at the BOC”

Interview on DZMM | Sept. 19, 2017

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Wholesale tara at BOC
– Kicking the Friday 3 p.m. habit under the new leadership

Quotes from the interview…Β  Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Sept. 19, 2017”

#PingSays: On the ethics complaint and ongoing hearings on corruption at BOC | Sept. 18, 2017

“It’s not even an irritant. Mahilig sa drama eh.”

#PingSays: On the ethics complaint | Sept. 18, 2017

“But again, that’s his right. He can file and file and file and file. Ang response ko sa kanya, I’m also filing aΒ criminal case against him sa Ombudsman.”

#PingTweets: On choosing between an ethics complaint and exposing endemic corruption

On Ex-Commissioner Faeldon’s Plan to File an Ethics Complaint

It is the right of anybody to file an ethics complaint against any senator. In fact, that was the advice to him by Sen. Gordon when he visited him in his detention place.

The Constitution, however, is clear on the matter. Thus, Article VI states:
SECTION 11. A Senator or Member of the House of Representatives shall, in all offenses punishable by not more than six years imprisonment, be privileged from arrest while the Congress is in session. NO MEMBER SHALL BE QUESTIONED NOR BE HELD LIABLE IN ANY OTHER PLACE FOR ANY SPEECH OR DEBATE IN THE CONGRESS OR IN ANY COMMITTEE THEREOF.

Therefore, it is his right to waste bond paper and ink. Anyway, he has the money to pay his lawyers even if it’s tantamount to an exercise in futility and stupidity.

*****

At the Senate Hearing on Corruption in the BOC

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Related: Sen. Lacson’sΒ privilege speech on corruption at the BOC
Watch: Videos of the hearing [3 parts]

Continue reading “At the Senate Hearing on Corruption in the BOC”

Lacson sa Ex-BOC Chief: Walang Technical Smuggling ng Semento; Attempted Tara, Meron?

Sa halip na smuggling, maaring tangkang pangongotong o tara ang pakay ng nagbitiw na si dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon sa akusasyon nito kay Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Lumalabas kasi sa pag-aaral at mga dokumentong nakalap ng tanggapan ng mambabatas na ang mga argumento ni Faeldon tungkol sa akusasyon nito na umano’y technical smuggling ng semento ay taliwas sa mga umiiral na panuntunan.

Related:Β Smuggling, or technical kotong?

Continue reading “Lacson sa Ex-BOC Chief: Walang Technical Smuggling ng Semento; Attempted Tara, Meron?”

Smuggling, or Technical Kotong?

Is it really smuggling? Or is it more like technical kotong?

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson posed this question to ex-Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon amid his repeated accusations of “smuggling” of cement against his son.

“Is there such a thing as smuggling of cement between ASEAN countries? None, because there is zero tariff for cement under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Area (AFTA), and even the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA),” Lacson said.

Related:Β Lacson sa ex-BOC chief: Walang technical smuggling ng semento; attempted tara, meron?

Continue reading “Smuggling, or Technical Kotong?”

Kadalasan, ang hindi pagsasabi ng katotohanan ay kapahamakan ang hinahantungan

Sa batas sa Pilipinas, ang pag-aangkat lamang ng droga ay isa nang karumal-dumal na krimen na may parusang habangbuhay na pagkakabilanggo. Hindi na kailangang makita ang aktuwal na kalakal dahil sa dokumento pa lang ay mapapanagot na ang mga sangkot.