Tag: World Bank

#PINGterview: ECQ Extension, Supplemental Budget vs COVID-19 Needed?

In an interview on DZBB/GMA News TV, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
* possible supplemental budget to deal with COVID-19 [0:26]
* at least P989B unused from 2019 budget [2:40]
* local officials naipit sa Social Amelioration Program [17:39]
* DBM circular barring release of 35% of 2020 budget’s appropriations [19:45]
* lockdown until June? [24:17]

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Haiyan: An Unforgettable Chapter in My Public Service Career [published in The Manila Times]

Sen. Lacson’s essay on Yolanda/Haiyan, five years after, as published in The Manila Times: “In sum, Haiyan is one chapter in my public service career I will never forget β€” extremely difficult, many times frustrating, yet satisfying only because I worked with very competent staff and consultants who didn’t mind the limitations imposed by our own government in all aspects.”Β  Continue reading “Haiyan: An Unforgettable Chapter in My Public Service Career [published in The Manila Times]”

Lacson Moves to Toughen Procurement Law vs Blacklisted Contractors

In the wake of contractors being allowed to bid for government infrastructure projects despite being blacklisted by the World Bank, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson sought to toughen the government’s procurement law.Β  Continue reading “Lacson Moves to Toughen Procurement Law vs Blacklisted Contractors”

Malacanang has Itself to Blame on World Bank Mess

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson today said MalacaΓ±ang has only itself to blame when creditors like the World Bank deny loans for government projects due to widespread corruption.Β  Continue reading “Malacanang has Itself to Blame on World Bank Mess”