Sumusuweldo sa gobyerno pero “sumusuporta” sa mga kalaban ng estado kahit pa nasa poder o puwesto.
Isa ito sa mga lumabas sa pagdinig ng Senate Committee on National Defense na pinamumunuan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, na dinaluhan ng mg kasalukuyan at dating partylist representatives kaugnay sa red-tagging.
Ayon kay Lacson, mauunawaan niya kung nagpakita sila ng “sympathy for their cause but not their methods” tungkol sa New People’s Army.
Bagama’t maaaring itangkang pabagsakin ang pamahalaan sa mapayapang paraan tulad ng dalawang EDSA revolution, hindi katangggap-tanggap na ang mga sumusuweldo mula sa gobyerno ay hindi lamang mananahimik at sa halip ay kinukunsinti pa ang mga puwersang nais itong pabagsakin.
“Senate red-tagging inquiry: Will somebody help explain the logic of some members of Congress publicly condoning the New People’s Army that has been waging a protracted armed guerrilla warfare against the same government that employs them?” banggit ng mambabatas sa pamamagitan ng Twitter.
“I would have expected a ‘sympathy for their cause but not their methods’ response from the Makabayan bloc who attended the second red-tagging hearing yesterday. That would have been understandable and completely acceptable as a response to my question about the NPA,” dagdag ni Lacson.
Related: Lacson Questions Paradox of Lawmakers Condoning NPA’s Armed Warfare vs Government
Continue reading “Ping: May Mga Sumusuweldo sa Gobyerno, Bakit Di Kayang Tuligsain mga Kalaban ng Estado?”
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson questioned the “paradox” of lawmakers who continue to condone the New People’s Army and its armed warfare against the same government that employs them.
Lacson said that while one may attempt to bring down a government through peaceful means as institutionalized by the two EDSA “peaceful revolutions,” “something is irreconcilable” if one who gets salary from government cannot denounce atrocities against it.
“Senate red-tagging inquiry: Will somebody help explain the logic of some members of Congress publicly condoning the New People’s Army that has been waging a protracted armed guerrilla warfare against the same government that employs them?” he said in a post on his Twitter account Tuesday evening.
“I would have expected a ‘sympathy for their cause but not their methods’ response from the Makabayan bloc who attended the second red-tagging hearing yesterday. That would have been understandable and completely acceptable as a response to my question about the NPA,” he added.
Related: Ping: May Mga Sumusuweldo sa Gobyerno, Bakit Di Kayang Tuligsain mga Kalaban ng Estado?
Continue reading “Lacson Questions Paradox of Lawmakers Condoning NPA’s Armed Warfare vs Government”
Napatawad ko na kayo, maraming salamat sa pagtutuwid.
Ito ang tugon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa paghingi ng paumanhin ng pahayagang Philippine Daily Inquirer sa pagsusulat ng maling balita tungkol sa kanya halos 20 taon na ang nakakalipas.
“Time heals, forgives. Thank you, Philippine Daily Inquirer for your humility and courage to admit I am not the person you said I was. Getting back my honor and dignity matters a lot to me. It is with equal humility that I accept your apology,” banggit ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.
After Nearly 20 Years: Inquirer Apologizes for ‘Fake News’; Lacson Responds
Ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus Apologizes to Sen. Lacson
Continue reading “‘Fake News’ Binawi ng Philippine Daily Inquirer; Ping Nagpasalamat”
Finally, the truth.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer on Monday published an apology to Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson for several articles in 2001 that accused him of alleged misdeeds.
Lacson accepted the apology, thanking the Inquirer for its “humility and courage,” adding that getting back his honor and dignity means much to him.
“Time heals, forgives. Thank you, Philippine Daily Inquirer for your humility and courage to admit I am not the person you said I was. Getting back my honor and dignity matters a lot to me. It is with equal humility that I accept your apology,” Lacson said in a tweet.
‘Fake News’ Binawi ng Philippine Daily Inquirer; Ping Nagpasalamat
Ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus Apologizes to Sen. Lacson
Continue reading “After Nearly 20 Years: Inquirer Apologizes for ‘Fake News’; Lacson Responds”
From the Inquirer: “I was a victim of fake news for the longest time in the past,” the senator lamented in a recent tweet. “The two original sources have since retracted their statements under oath, even apologized,” he said. “I’m still waiting for those who spread those false information to show decency and some sense of responsibility to the public,” he added.
On the public apology issued by former ISAFP chief Victor Corpus
On being a victim of fake news
Privilege Speech: In Defense of Dignity (2001)
Continue reading “Lacson: I Was a Victim of Fake News 17 Years Ago [Inquirer]”
“I have been demonized without notice. I have been sent to hell without trial.” – Sen. Lacson on the fake news spread against him in 2001
The #Usaping Katotohanan section of this website seeks to set the record straight on fake news and other lies against Sen. Lacson. You may access it at:
* #Usaping Katotohanan: Bust the Lies! (English)
* #Usaping Katotohanan: Ituwid ang Mali! (Tagalog)
It’s long in coming. Nevertheless, I still appreciate his gesture of humility and courage in doing so. Needless to say, I accept his apology.
Yes, I was informed that ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus has finally admitted publicly that he had unjustly wronged me by being taken for a ride by a “fraud,” obviously referring to Angelo “Ador” Mawanay, who himself had retracted 13 years earlier, even pointing to those who were responsible in suborning him to commit perjury against me.
In the spirit of fairness and balanced reporting, I think it is but proper and decent for those who relied heavily on their statements, as the central characters responsible for incessantly maligning my reputation to follow suit, or at least make amends, not pecuniarily, but simply to restore the moral damage they have done to my dignity and honor.
Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues in the Senate of the Republic:Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues in the Senate of the Republic:
I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege.
It has been more than two years since this representative was pilloried before media through accusations so vile and propaganda most vicious. So vile and vicious in fact that this chamber of peers took notice, conducted investigations complete with nationally televised public hearings and just recently, unveiled on this floor a committee report which would give the public the impression that my detractors were somehow right.
Continue reading “The Incredible Hulk (Chapter One)”
Speech before the Fraternity/Sorority Grand Night Epsilon Sigma Lambda Phi, Rembrant Hotel
First of all, I would like to thank you for inviting me to this gathering. Just a bit of a warning, though.
Yesterday, I was in Lucena City to address the two thousand graduates of Quezon National High School. I was told I almost did not make it to be their commencement speaker. A week before yesterday, a representative of Mrs. Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo threw her weight around and harassed the school officials to change their speaker.
This has become an ugly pattern. In many places where I was invited, either the President herself or her known representatives intimidated or showed disgust over my presence. Continue reading “Enough!”
Speech before the Philippine Councilors League (Region 2)
Cauayan City, Isabela
First of all, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Differences notwithstanding, we all will celebrate a Merry Christmas the way we used to. Doubts notwithstanding, we all will welcome the New Year of 2003 into our hearts and dreams. Continue reading “Her Greatest Enemy: Herself”
Speech before the Philippine Councilors League (Bohol Chapter)
Bohol Tropics Resort Hotel, Tagbilaran City
First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your very kind invitation. This is my first time to address your Chapter. I understand you represent all of Bohol’s 47 towns and Tagbilaran City. I am profoundly grateful. Indeed, I really am. Continue reading “Current Challenges”
Speech Before the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City
First of all, I would like to thank all of you – most specially Chair ROSALINDA D. EVANGELISTA – for your very kind invitation. Likewise, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Come hell or high water, we all will celebrate a merry Christmas. We all will welcome with hope the New Year of 2003. Continue reading “Peace and Order: The Key to Sustainable Foreign Investments in the Philippines”
Speech Before the Manila Regency Lions Club
Every anniversary is always an occasion for jubilation. When that anniversary means 30 years of service and commitment – such as your anniversary today – then the world must pause and take notice. Let me, then pause and greet the Manila Regency Lions Club a Very Happy 30th Anniversary! Continue reading “The Lions in Service”
Speech Before USA Student Council of Iloilo, Iloilo City
Last October 23, I had the opportunity to address the newly-organized confederation of student leaders from our state colleges and universities. I saw something common to all of them. It was the driving force to lead. Continue reading “Public Service, Public Security”
Speech Before the Philippine Association of Local Treasurers and Assessors
I know why you have invited me today. You want my support to your proposal to amend certain provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991. I want to assure you now of my support.
I have two suggestions to make, though. One, please share with me during the open forum the details of your proposal. I will be asking some questions. Two, form a dedicated working group from PHALTRA to sit down with my staff. In the meantime, I will inform Senator Aquilino Pimentel of our discussions. He is the father of the Code. And he is committed to improve it before he bows from the Senate.
If you agree with my proposal, then lend me your ears for a few minutes. I have a very important message to deliver. I said this message to the Rotarians of Batangas yesterday. I want to share it also with you. Continue reading “PHALTRA”
Speech Before the Rotary Club of Downtown Batangas
It always feels good to be with my fellow Rotarians. Even though I have not been as active when I was in Cebu, the saying goes perpetual right: Once a Rotarian, always a Rotarian. Continue reading “National Security”
Speech Before Rotary Club of Biak-na-bato and other Rotary Clubs of Rotary District 3780, Greenhills
Thank you very much for your very kind invitation.
Assistant Governor Danilo Espinosa and President Porfirio Belgica were considerate enough to suggest the topic that I would discuss with you. That is as it should be in every speaking opportunity.
Again, thank you very much. Continue reading “After EDSA II Reflections”
Speech During the 2nd Globalaw Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Manila Polo Club, Makati City
In my official capacity as Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, I am very happy to welcome all of you to our country. I hope that you will enjoy your short stay. You must.In my official capacity as Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, I am very happy to welcome all of you to our country. I hope that you will enjoy your short stay. You must.
We all are delighted at the degree of importance you place to your second conference as a global organization. That you selected our country to be your venue delights us no end. Let it not be the last. With Fortun, Narvasa, and Salazar Law office, you are in the best company, certainly and absolutely.
Incidentally, I happen to be one of the most celebrated clients of this law office. I honestly do not know whether the celebrity status belongs to the law office or mine. But I can tell you I am being taken care of very properly. Of course, I am also paying my legal fees very religiously. Continue reading “Strong Government”
Speech at the Cavite Flag-Raising Ceremony
I am very happy to be with my fellow Cavitenos today. I have come to say my thanks for all your continuing support especially to our beloved governor, Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi. Continue reading “Paglilingkod sa Bayan”
Speech Before the Rotary Club of Chinatown Manila, Century Park Sheraton
I want to thank all of you for your very kind invitation. I am here to listen more and talk less. What you ask is more action and less speeches, better executives and wiser lawgivers.
There are two kinds of crisis in government – then and now. One is the quiet crisis among civil servants whose diminished quality of life persistently produces low morale. The other is the noisy crisis that arises from a lack of responsiveness in the bureaucracy to the citizenry. If we are to address both, is there a need to reinvent and reengineer government?
When we talk of reinvention or reengineering, we want to see a government that works better and costs less. The goal is admirable and beyond argument. There are, however, many questions about the means to achieve it. Continue reading “Tyranny of Corruption in a Soft State”
Speech at the Senate Flag-Raising Ceremony
Let me first thank Senate Secretary Oscar Yabes for his very kind invitation. He must have liked my maiden privilege speech last Monday to invite me to deliver my maiden flag-raising speech today. Continue reading “In the Company of Predators”
I rise today on the matter of personal privilege. Even now I want to thank you and my fellow Senators for this opportunity. It is to defend my honor and dignity in the eyes of my peers – and, hopefully in your hearts.
There is no Senator today more bothered broken, and burdened than this very humble representation. I have been demonized without notice. I have been sent to hell without trial.
Continue reading “In Defense of Dignity”