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Senator Panfilo Lacson urges President Duterte to again display his 'strong political will' by using his line-veto power to remove pork barrel in the proposed 2019 budget
Senator Panfilo Lacson itemizes the multibillion-peso worth of realignments he is proposing in the 2019 budget, but insists this is not pork barrel
Senator Panfilo Lacson says the police – in focusing on these 'rejects' that are likely skilled with firearms and other weapons – 'may be able to solve a lot of crimes, even preempt them'
(UPDATED) 'If these personalities who have security detail are not safe, what more the ordinary Filipino?' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
'Ang pattern makikita mo.... Isa lang ang common denominator: malapit sa Speaker,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, on supposed fund insertions in the proposed budget
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says a district in Camarines Sur, which was originally allotted P360.4 million under the National Expenditure Program, now has P1.9 billion by final reading
Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'
(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'
Senator Lacson also says President Duterte continues to enjoy the support of the military
Senators say they will cross party lines to ensure that the 2019 national budget is transparent and pork barrel-free
Senator Panfilo Lacson says the amount could be used as pork barrel, which the Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the apparent change of heart of the House of Representatives, following the assumption of House Speaker Gloria Arroyo
Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says Senator Panfilo Lacson's warning against the possible return of pork barrel is just 'speculative'
(3rd UPDATE) Federalism is already dead even without Mocha Uson, says Senator Ping Lacson. 'With Mocha Uson, the ashes should be thrown far away.'
'What happened yesterday is a strong argument against a parliamentary form of government where patronage politics plays a major, if not the only, role in selecting our country’s top leader,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
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'Majority of the senators... will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
Senator Manny Pacquiao is hailed as the nation's 'pride and joy' as he emerges victorious in the ring against Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse
Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea
Senator Panfilo Lacson says Congress can decrease the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds for 2019 if the increase is not justified
(UPDATED) Senators call on the Philippine National Police to solve the killing, which opposition senators say is a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war
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(UPDATED) 'May God bless his heart,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
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'Between him and my God to whom I pray every single day... I don't even have to think of my choice,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, in reaction to President Rodrigo Duterte calling God 'stupid'
(UPDATED) Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution urging the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs to probe the killings of priests amid President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church
Senator Richard Gordon, who earlier filed a bill seeking to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, says he changed his mind after taking a look at the pros and cons of the proposal
'What if a hundred Chinese military aircraft suddenly request to refuel simultaneously? We might all wake up a colony again, this time by China,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
So far, only one lawmaker – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian – has justified President Duterte's act, saying what happened was like how actors shoot kissing scenes not with their wives
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The proposed national ID system is expected to streamline the delivery of government services and reduce fraudulent transactions
This change in Senate leadership could happen within the year, possibly in July or in October, when Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III files his certificate of candidacy for reelection
Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee chair Panfilo Lacson says if true, the withholding of allowances 'constitutes a criminal or unlawful act'
'Somebody who has a mouth like an incontinent anus with a defective sphincter pylori can indiscriminately destroy reputations,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
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Liberal Party stalwarts also defend former president Benigno Aquino III, as they question the timing and fairness of the draft report
President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Vincent Maronilla as assistant commissioner at the Bureau of Customs despite allegations he accepted grease money from importers
Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones counters that he's qualified for the post since he handled agrarian reform cases as a general practitioner
'His murderous and erratic ways plus his crass, twisted, and perverted statements are indicative of a deeply sick mind,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Senator Panfilo Lacson, former chief of the Philippine National Police and author of the now-controversial law, says a person's rights are still in place
(4TH UPDATE) The Senate ethics committee cites lack of jurisdiction in dismissing the 3 ethics complaints filed against Senator Leila de Lima
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'Siya ang central figure. Iimbitahin siya, inevitable 'yan,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, vice chair of the Senate committee on national defense and security
'There shall be no height requirement for the PNP entrance exam applicants as long as they are bachelor's degree holder and not more than 30 years old,' the National Police Commission announces on January 19
'We are representatives of the people. We are the nearest link to the people, so why should senators' vote have more weight than a congressman?' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
'I can’t help but say, I’m proud to be a member of this Senate,' says the senator
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Senator Panfilo Lacson also calls for the Senate and the House of Representatives voting separately on Charter Change