Tag: West Philippine Sea

Interview on DWIZ | May 19, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Senate leadership changes
– quo warranto and impeachment trial matters
– developments in the West Philippine Sea

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#PingSays: On actions at Philippine (Benham) Rise, impeachment matters | May 15, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Philippine (Benham) Rise and West Philippine Sea
– impeachment matters

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On the ‘Militarization’ in the West Philippine Sea

I support the call for the Senate to investigate the issue. Any serious matter that has security implications on our country, the Senate should step in and exercise our oversight function.

If up to now, the government still has not confirmed the presence of a foreign country’s missiles in one of our islands, we may have a serious national security problem. Convening the National Security Council is the least that we should do, given the situation.

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On the USS Carl Vinson’s presence in the West Philippine Sea

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The US Embassy in Manila said the USS Carl Vinson is in the West Philippine Sea area to conduct “routine maritime operations, promote freedom of navigation, and work with partners and allies to enhance regional security and stability.” Philippine officials led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea visited the supercarrier earlier this month.

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On recent activities by China in the region

#PingSays: On calls to look into President Duterte’s bank accounts, and China’s reported buildup in the South China Sea | Feb. 5, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– calls to look into President Duterte’s bank accounts
– China’s reported buildup in the South China Sea

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Lupang Panambak ng China sa mga Isla sa WPS, Kakalkalin ni Ping

Tutuklasin ng Mataas na Kapulungan ng Kongreso kung may katotohanan ang mga balitang sa nasasakupan ng Pilipinas, partikular sa lalawigan ng Zambales nanggaling ang mga lupang ginamit upang malikha ng China ang mga artipisyal na isla sa loob ng pinagtatalunang lugar sa West Philippine Sea.

Ito ay sa pamamagitan ng Senate Resolution No. 92 na inakda at isinumite ni Senador Panfilo Lacson na naglalayong lumikha ng mga panuntunan upang hindi na muling maulit ang nabanggit na pangyayari, bunga na rin ng mga impormasyong kung ilang bundok umano ang napatag sa lalawigan kasabay ng pagkakabunyag sa pagtatambak ng mga tsino sa mga isla.

Ayon kay Lacson, layon din ng kanyang resolusyon na makalikha ng mga karagdagan o panibagong alituntuning pangkalikasan ang pamahalaan upang higit na maprotektahan ang mga ito sa mas malalang pag-abuso.

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Lacson Seeks Probe of Destructive, Treacherous Excavations in Zambales

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is seeking a Senate inquiry into reported destructive mining operations and β€œtreacherous” excavations in Zambales province, including the alleged smuggling of soil and rocks to build Chinese islands in the West Philippine Sea.

Lacson filed Senate Resolution No. 92 to investigate in aid of legislation the alleged exploitative activities that harm the environment and pose serious threats to national security to the prejudice of Philippine sovereignty and territorial integrity.

β€œ(The investigation has) the end in view of adopting remedial measures to strengthen our environmental protection and conservation laws and address the possible breach of our national security,” he said.

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On the National Security Council Meeting

The NSC meeting went very well. It had direction, it had substance, it had consensus and unity of purpose. As usual, as what is always expected of vintage Rody, we enjoyed the ad libs, not to mention the asides and not-so-subtle sniping at his favorite critic (you-know-who). The unprecedented presence of four former heads of state added to the luster of the occasion, but not without their own valuable input on what the country needs to do to advance our national interest in regard to the arbitral tribunal ruling on the West Philippine Sea issue, the peace talks and the fight against illegal drugs.

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