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Interview on DZBB: Leadership 101 vs Corruption; Senate Panel Chairmanship | May 30, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘one-standard’ leadership needed to stamp out corruption
– raising taxes amid ‘continued’ corruption at the Bureau of Customs
– passing on Senate committee to Senator-elect dela Rosa

Quotes from the interview…
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“What a Mess: A Dumping Ground of Garbage and Drugs”

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We spend a great deal of taxpayers’ money for an automated processing system, x-ray scanners, even for brokers’ accreditation, not to mention fairly high salaries for seasoned military men at the helm of the Bureau of Customs. But at the end of the day – all our efforts be damned — we are still one hell of a mess.

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I rise before you on a matter of personal and collective privilege.

To say that our country is treated like trash appears to be true, as in literally, amid news reports of tons of waste being illegally shipped into our lands, no thanks to local and foreign smugglers, unscrupulous Customs brokers and corrupt Customs officials.

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#PingSays: On the divorce bill, corruption at Customs, and ICC | March 20, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– divorce bill
– Blue Ribbon probe of anomalies at BOC
– withdrawal from ICC

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#PingSays: On corruption in the BOC; and UN official’s tirade vs President Duterte | March 12, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– corruption in the Bureau of Customs
– UN official’s tirade vs President Duterte

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Interview on DZMM | Oct. 5, 2017

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Corruption in the BOC
– Efforts by the new leadership to effect reforms

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Interview on DWIZ | Sept. 30, 2017

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– his economic sabotage complaint before the Ombudsman
– possibility of holding Senate sessions up to Friday

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Kapag taumbayan ang naagrabyado, sinisinop muna ng imbestigador ang mga ebidensiya upang ang may sala ay maparusahan.

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#PingSays: On ‘tripleng tara’ and other forms of corruption at BOC | Sept. 25, 2017

Sen. Lacson answers questions on the forms of extortion at the Bureau of Customs, after a hearing on the issue on Monday.

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