Panfilo Lacson

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Panfilo Lacson said : “Pag minsan nagbibiruan, hindi ko sinasabing biro di ko sinasabing totoo. Pag nasa lounge kami lalo pag aabutan ng madaling araw para kinabukasan maaga kami, siyempre nagpapalabas kami ng stress” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Ang mali riyan, nababalewala ang planning. Tulad ng nag-interpellate ako sa DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) ang daming situation na dahil sa poor planning, mali-mali ang paglalatag, pati pag-implement. Tulad ng nagkakaroon ng overlapping, kasi mali ang planning. Sayang ang pera,” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “If I deny it, it will appear that SP (Senate President) is lying. But, you know, we senators love to crack jokes when we are in the lounge especially if we are stressed. Sometimes, it’s difficult to determine which are true and which are not,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There are 1,200 cell towers added,” “This is on top of the existing 20,000 cell towers in the country” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They actually have requested an emergency fund of P2 billion but it has not been acted upon yet. Maybe, the national government is also waiting for the (Post-Disaster Needs Assessment) to be submitted,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out : “Our source here is the House of Representatives itself. And according to our sources, they had a hand in the preparation of this list. So I am not blaming the department (of budget and management) when it appears this way, because practically the list was drafted by congressmen,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, all I can say is pity yourselves. Those of us who may have individual insertions would look like barangay kagawads (councilmen) compared to our (House of Representatives) counterparts,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I remember Mr. President when we hear in the past about P500 million for one district, we are surprised and indignant,” “Now we’re looking at billions of pesos, from 1 to 220 districts more than P1 billion,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Ang nadagdag (na cell towers) are 1,200,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Right now, we have more or less 20,000. So we need 50,000 and as an output on the Bayanihan that we passed napabilis, wala ng permitting issues because over the period of four months nakapagdagdag tayo ng towers na 1,200,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They actually have requested an emergency fund of P2 billion but it has not been acted upon yet. Maybe, the national government is also waiting for the [Post-Disaster Needs Assessment] to be submitted,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, all I can say is pity yourselves. Those of us who may have individual insertions would look like barangay kagawads compared to our [House of Representatives’] counterparts,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I remember Mr. President when I think this was two administrations ago, pag nakarinig tayo ng P500M isang district gulat na gulat na tayo,” “Now we’re looking at billions, from 1 to 220 districts more than P1 billion,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Hindi nila nireremit kasi walang guidelines. They are waiting for DOH to finish the guidelines so they can remit the amount for UHC," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “From 2016 to date, how did they cope with the lack of funds? Where did they get their funds? They continuously respond to calamities. In Taal, for example, I heard at least six of their personnel got afflicted with some disease in their lungs because of the sulfur,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson stated : “This is their problem. I understand (PNP) only (has) 125 chemists to attend to 300,000 cases. You can just imagine, they spend so much time attending court hearings, lest they get cited for contempt” “This is the predicament the PNP is in right now. I promised the Chief PNP at our end, we’ll do our part to introduce that legislation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson cited : “This is their problem. I understand (PNP) only (has) 125 chemists to attend to 300,000 cases. You can just imagine sa court hearings pa lang ubos oras nila at kung di sila maka-attend, contempt ang aabutin nila sa court,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “From 2016 to date, how did they cope with the lack of funds? Where did they get their funds? They continuously respond to calamities. In Taal, for example, I heard at least 6 of their personnel got afflicted with some disease in their lungs because of the sulfur,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “With your consent and the consent of our colleagues Mr. President, I will introduce that amendment to restore the QRF specifically for the PNP and BFP,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That’s the honor roll… or horror roll,” “Yet, we saw districts receiving P82 million; and there’s one with just P42 million. Why such a disparity? What are in those districts that would merit them (much), not to mention absorptive capacity?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What will be the backup of DOE for Malampaya? Can the PNOC become the owner of the 45 percent of Malampaya?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What will be the backup of DOE for Malampaya? Can the PNOC become the owner of the 45 percent of Malampaya?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I’ve known him as a performer, always mission-oriented and undoubtedly will lead the police institution the way it should be led. That said, the birthday mananita event was a hard lesson that I hope he has learned from, and which he will surely remember whenever he will be confronted in making decisions affecting the PNP as well as his reputation,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I’ve known him as a performer, always mission-oriented and undoubtedly will lead the police institution the way it should be led. That said, the birthday mananita event was a hard lesson that I hope he has learned from, and which he will surely remember whenever he will be confronted in making decisions affecting the PNP as well as his reputation,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I’ve known him as a performer, always mission-oriented and undoubtedly will lead the police institution the way it should be led," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Vicente Sotto ) : "I'll join Senate President Sotto's call to retain the PHP16.4-billion allocations to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Pagkakataon ito pati sa mga NPA sa mga lugar na ito na magbagong-buhay (This is also a chance for NPA members in these are to lead a new life)," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Vicente Sotto ) : "I'll join Senate President Sotto's call to retain the PHP16.4-billion allocations to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)," External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “When no distinction has been made between an activist and a terrorist, an idealist and an extremist, a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a cloud of suspicion and our society in a constant state of insecurity” External link

bulatlat Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We continue to identify possible sources of amendments,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We continue to identify possible sources of amendments,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “I would just like to ask this very important question, which is the meat of the hearing today, to Lt. Gen. Parlade: Have you in any way red-tagged Ms. Liza Soberano, Angel Locsin and Catriona Gray? Please answer,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is the reason why we gather here this morning with the end in view of crafting proper guidelines in order to prevent any misunderstanding between the public and our law enforcers and ultimately, to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of the people in general,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “When no distinction has been made between an activist and a terrorist; an idealist and an extremist; a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a cloud of suspicion; and our society in a constant state of insecurity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Bakit ka kailangan isali sa narcolist? Anong cover ang pinupursue ng gobyerno para sa iyo?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is relatively easy to pass a law creating new departments. But would it be feasible, and will there be proper funding for it? The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) says at least PHP1.5 billion is needed to set up the department,” External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Neri Colmenares ) : "Having said that, we received a letter from former Rep. Neri Colmenares requesting that another hearing be held so he may be given an opportunity to attend, but without the presence of the members of the security sector, particularly Lt. Gen. (Antonio) Parlade. The chair may have to discuss this with the members of the committee," External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "As I have repeatedly done in the recent past, let me be forthright by saying that as one of the authors and the principal sponsor of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, we ensure that the same is applied correctly and appropriately with utmost respect for the rule of law, and that the Bill of Rights under the 1987 Constitution will always be the backbone of this legislation," External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "When no distinction is made between a terrorist and an activist, a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a clout of suspicion and our society in a constant state of insecurity," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is relatively easy to pass a law creating new departments. But would it be feasible, and will there be proper funding for it?” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : "We can see that the newly created departments like the Department of Information and Communications Technology and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development cannot be properly funded, or at least are not given the appropriate funding to work properly," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “I’m not trying to say na yung dalawa may kinalaman sa corruption. No, far from that, pero para magkaroon ka kaagad, at the outset, meron ka na dapat ‘di galawin paano magsa-succed ‘yung effort to curb corruption? ‘Di ba dapat lahat kasama?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "In the same message mayroon na agad exemptions (there are already exemptions)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Earlier this morning, I filed a resolution to look into all these issues involving the military and also those at the receiving end nung mga red-tagging na sinasabi,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Para malaman natin saan ba nag-uugat ang conflict pagdating sa red tagging, red baiting, etc," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted ( about Senate Finance ) : “Now that the GAB is available as reported, once we get hold of our copy, I’ll make adjustments based on the House version of the budget bill,” “Regardless of the constitutional issues involving the House, it is still good that the Senate has enough time to approve our own version, leaving room for the bicameral conference and submission to the President for approval, thus avoiding a re-enacted budget,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Who controls the transparency server? What is the purpose of the transparency server in the first place except to act as a traffic controller? And why did they procure low-quality SD [secure digital] cards?” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, October 26, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “In spite of his flawed interpretation of proscription as described under the (Anti-Terrorism Act), Lt. Gen. Parlade strikes me as one dedicated officer who knows his mission and wants to accomplish it,” “That said, only the court can proscribe the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group. I’ll pray for his safety,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Let’s face it. Lack of accountability because of the failure of state authorities to catch these crooks and give what they deserve is the best motivation for the others to commit similar corrupt practices, even with improved innovations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 23, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Spot on. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. The harder part is producing evidence,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out : “I’ll take my hat off to Commissioner Belgica if he produces the damning evidence to put those people behind bars to serve as a warning to the others,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “When the budget arrives at the Senate, we will try to examine all these and discuss among ourselves which of the amendments introduced by the House of Representatives because that is our function,” “Once they submit to us the GAB, it is up to the senators to amend further. Then we meet in Bicameral Conference Committee to reconcile the disagreeing provisions,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "To say that there is a presumption of regularity I think is misplaced because if that is the output of the small committee and they will include these amendments in the USB drive that they will transmit to us on October 28, then we cannot presume regularity, with all due respect to my Senate President," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Why? The authorization part of the four-phase budget process is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress, and the executive should deal only with budget preparation and execution. No amount of technicalities and sweet-talk maneuvers can correct a flawed budget that is supposed to address the problems and concerns of more than 100 million Filipinos. It is time that we correct the mindset of the so-called representatives of the people in this regard," External link

pna Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No amount of technicalities and sweet-talk maneuvers can correct a flawed budget that is supposed to address the problems and concerns of more than 100 million Filipinos,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “We can no longer recognize it. Did the late submission involve intervention by some legislators or was it entirely the DPWH’s own doing?” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “A lot was deducted from the BBB. Now they’re mostly local. National roads and bridges will be poorly funded. So, what happened?” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Why? The authorization part of the four-phase budget process is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress, and the executive should deal only with budget preparation and execution. No amount of technicalities and sweet-talk maneuvers can correct a flawed budget that is supposed to address the problems and concerns of more than 100 million Filipinos. It is time that we correct the mindset of the so-called representatives of the people in this regard," External link

pna Monday, October 19, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Are they planning to violate the Constitution, so that, while fulfilling their promise to the president to finally approve the measure on the last day of special session or today, they can still make insertions in the finally approved version of the budget measure?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Are they planning to violate the Constitution, so that, while fulfilling their promise to the president to finally approve the measure on the last day of a special session or today, they can still make insertions in the finally approved version of the budget measure?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It has become an open secret that commissions or kickbacks have become the rule rather than the exception in the implementation of public works projects involving not only some corrupt officials of the department but some legislators as well,” “Fact is, contractors openly talk behind the backs of these officials using descriptions too degrading to even mention,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "As the principal sponsor of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Senate, I hope that the release of the law's IRR will now enlighten our law enforcement officers as well as Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, so they will be properly guided in performing their all-important mission of protecting our citizens from the indiscriminate and merciless acts of terrorism that can only be perpetrated by people with the ugliest and most senseless ideologies," External link

pna Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “We can no longer recognize it. Did the late submission involve intervention by some legislators or was it entirely the DPWH’s own doing?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “As a general observation, a lot was deducted from the BBB. Now they’re mostly local. National roads and bridges will be poorly funded. So what happened?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “I wonder how would multi-purpose buildings contribute to the Reset, Rebound, Recover theme of the national budget. What happened?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It appears that when DPWH belatedly submitted their NEP last September 7, what we see is a mangling of the entire appropriations of the agency in the total amount of P666,474,289,000 beyond recognition,” “Di na natin makilala. Ang tanong ko lang and I just want a forthright answer, did the late submission involve intervention from some legislators or was it entirely their own doing?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "What we see is a mangling of the entire appropriations in the agency," "In general, ang nakita naming lumobo ay 'yung mga local projects at 'yung malalaking nabawas is 'yung national projects," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Para 'di na lumobo budget ninyo, ilagay na lang sa DepEd ang naka-lodge sa DPWH, kayo rin naman mag-implement," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "That was exactly the point I’ve raised when we are discussing that it will be in conflict with our tax measure under the CREATE bill. We should be very clear on this issue," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “After all, anything that has to do with national interest should involve the President,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “Why do they have to wait for Nov. 16 to approve the budget on third and final reading? I can’t understand any of this,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “In so doing, we can start floor debates immediately after we resume session on Nov. 16, or even before that,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “I also told him the senators, especially the finance committee vice chairpersons need at least one week to study their version and submit to the mother committee our reports and another week for the finance committee to consolidate everything and file their committee report. In doing so, we can start floor debates immediately after we resume the session on Nov 16, or even before that,” “That way, we can ensure timely passage of the budget measure,” External link

inquirer Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told ( about Deputy Speaker ) : "I have just suggested to the Speaker... if it's possible for them to resume their session before All Saints' Day just to approve on third and final reading the House version of the budget measure and thereafter transmit the same to us," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Deputy Speaker ) : "Initially, he (Villafuerte) argued against holding a special session," "When I explained that both Houses merely suspended, not adjourned and therefore, a special session is not necessary, and therefore can resume session anytime, he said he will talk to the Speaker," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “With that said, I have just suggested to the Speaker if it’s possible for him to resume their session (since suspended lang naman) before All-Saints Day just to approve on third and final reading the House version of the budget measure and thereafter transmit the same to us,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Ang Senate, up close, nakita namin ang sabihin na nating inefficiency in the performance. Hindi lang itong latest investigation sa PhilHealth pero even before that. Nagkaroon ng investigation, nakita namin ang conflict of interest,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Maski ipangako nila na it will be passed on time, because of the schedule na napakasikip... good as reenacted na 'yung budget," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I don't think it's a good judgment call," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Hindi puwede 'yun. Kung unti-unti [ang bigay ng approved amendments], paano kami magde-deliberate ng budget ng unti-unti?" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "This is the backbone of our economy. In this day and age of modern information technology, we have no reason not to catch up or to be at par with neighboring countries, considering that potential investors' first concern would be internet speed," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted ( about Francisco Duque ) : “The President, on the other hand, is sending mixed signals especially in regard to Sec Duque’s possible involvement in the PhilHealth corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I think this was 7 September. DPWH sent me an addendum which are the items that are likely the sources of dispute at the House of Representatives. They appeared to have been provided by the congressmen that triggered the complaints on inequitable apportionment of projects to districts. That was when the controversy erupted,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is a piece of inside information relayed to SP (Senate President Vicente Sotto III) that point to Secretary Duque but I don’t want to pre-empt the task force but this information was shared to SP by his trusted source in the task force. The source said the evidence will involve Secretary Duque and SVP del Rosario,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “May inside information na nakuha si SP na naibahagi niya sa akin, may ebidensyang naituturo kay Sec. Duque ayoko pangunahan ang task force pero ito na-share ni SP na nai-share sa kanya ng isang mapagkatiwalaang source niya sa task force na sinabi nila aabutin ng ebidensya si Sec. Duque, pati si SVP Del Rosario,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no better way. Appearing before a congressional hearing may not be necessary (as the President volunteered to do),” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 25, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 25, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Canceling or postponing the election to pave the way for the extension of the terms of office of the President, Vice-President, 12 senators, district representatives as well as elected local government officials beyond June 30, 2022 is a clear violation of the Constitution," "Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Commission ) : "The proposal of the Commission on Elections to extend the May 2022 elections a day or 2 before or after the dates specified under the Constitution may face a constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court," "This is not to mention valid issues and concerns involving the security of the 'secrecy and sanctity of the ballot,'" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “And since the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is still existing, they may have to resolve that as a legal issue in their deliberations,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “And since the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is still existing, they may have to resolve that as a legal issue in their deliberations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I couldn’t agree more with the President. Stating his strong position on the issue before the community of nations, many of whom are leaders of countries that continue to grapple with the threats of terrorism, made it more significant,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This early, we are already seeing the ugly effects of pork,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 21, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "When statesmanship goes out the window, our people's respect towards the legislature as an institution as well as its individual members somehow dissipates," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 21, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “The executive, being an independent and separate branch of government, is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The executive being an independent and separate branch of government is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DOJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by their appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Sec. Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is good reason enough to feel gratified that we did our share in taking the first big step in making those criminally and administratively liable for the misuse and abuse of public monies accountable,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “So, what’s so special with B. Braun Dialysis Center,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Either way, it is victory for the Filipino taxpayers,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, September 18, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Kudos to DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin for putting the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in his place. Banning us from sending our military aircraft into airspace near Panatag Shoal surely deserves a strong rebuke. I’m proud that our top foreign policy implementer did it,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “China’s display of arrogance by accusing us of infringing on its sovereignty and security by sending military aircraft into airspace adjacent to Panatag Shoal/Bajo de Masinloc, urging the Philippines to immediately stop illegal provocations, tops it all,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The materials that we provided and shared with Secretary Guevarra and the composite task force were put into good use at the very least,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is good reason enough to feel gratified that we did our share in taking the first big step in making those criminally and administratively liable for the misuse and abuse of public monies accountable,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “always a personal decision and it is up to the person being asked to resign,” “If the whole Congress will throw its support to congressman Zarate and the rest of the Makabayan bloc, then baka mayroon pang papuntahan. But if not, hanggang d’yan lang iyan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We are a nation of shoppers. When we need PPE, we import. When we need masks, we import. When we need face shields, we import. When it comes to vaccines, we beg to be given priority by other countries. I don’t think we have a dearth of native talent among scientists and technology experts,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Sonny Angara ) : "I would urge the DPWH... to submit to us a revised list of Program, Activity and Project (PAP) devoid of lump sums or reappropriated items before some enterprising people start realigning PAPs," "Kayo na mag-initiate. Baguhin, i-revise n'yo ito in the form of errata. Or, I would suggest submit sa chairman namin, Sen. [Sonny] Angara, ang revised list ninyo para di tayo magkaproblema pagdating ng araw," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “The executive, being an independent and separate branch of government, is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “The executive, being an independent and separate branch of government, is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The executive being an independent and separate branch of government is not bound by the Senate's findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "I would like to think that Sec. Guevarra’s known probity and strong adherence to the rule of law will prevail over partisanship and other political or personal considerations," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So he actually needs an act of Congress to delegate to him such power or authority,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 4, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how good our country’s economic managers are, if our Health department is below the level of incompetence in the middle of this pandemic, we will all sink before we can even start to swim,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 4, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how good our country’s economic managers are, if our health department is below the level of incompetence in the middle of this pandemic, we will all sink before we can even start to swim,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Subject to the limitations of the civil service law, the chief executive may not need that delegated authority anymore if the intention is to cleanse PhilHealth of scalawags and misfits as he has the PNP, NBI, DoJ and other instrumentalities of government at his disposal. It only takes a strong political will to accomplish the task,” “For a start, he should replace Sec. Duque as Health secretary and ex-officio chairman of PhilHealth with somebody who is endowed even with little above average leadership traits, competence, honesty, and integrity,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “So, what’s so special with B. Braun Dialysis Center,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Order No ) : "No matter how good our country’s economic managers are, if our health department is below the level of incompetence in the middle of this pandemic, we will all sink before we can even start to swim," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson clarified : "Hindi ko ito fina-fastbreak (I am not trying to fastbreak this). I think this is a good report, but if you don't agree, what can I do?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If I had my waybased on the three hearings of the Committee of the Whole, there may not be enough evidence to recommend criminal charges against Secretary Duque,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I am willing to sponsor and defend such an important piece of legislation on the Senate floor,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Kudos to DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin for putting the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in his place. Banning us from sending our military aircraft into airspace near Panatag Shoal surely deserves a strong rebuke. I’m proud that our top foreign policy implementer did it,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “China’s display of arrogance by accusing us of infringing on its sovereignty and security by sending military aircraft into airspace adjacent to Panatag Shoal/Bajo de Masinloc, urging the Philippines to immediately stop illegal provocations, tops it all,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It is a very dangerous proposition. It is divisive and could plunge the country into social unrest and even civil war," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I just hope hindi siya ma-manipulate nung mga tao inside at saka outside of PhilHealth. Alam naman natin for the longest time nauubos 'yung pera ng PhilHealth sa anomalya, sa kalokohan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Galing siya sa NBI. Wala namang kontrobersiyang hinarap 'yung NBI. Maayos naman 'yung pagpapalakad sa NBI nung siya ay direktor. On that note, wala naman tayong masabing kinasangkutang kontrobersiya niya,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Napakalawak ng saklaw ng kaniyang committee report at doon nakasaklaw ang mga kaso, ini-specify kung ano ang inire-recommend na i-file against 'yung mga individual na sinabi sa committee report," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Base doon sa nalalaman ko, marami nang nag-affix ng signature... Kailangan at least 13 ang nakapirma para maging valid na committee report," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 31, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Del Rosario ) : "From where we sit now, maganda 'yung prospects kasi ngayon lang naman yung after so many investigations, ngayon lang nag-resign 'yung top officials... Si [PhilHealth senior vice president for legal sector lawyer Rodolfo] Del Rosario, for example, nobody naman told him to resign pero he tendered his irrevocable resignation," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 31, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We saw some questionable items and we want them clarified. There are redundant items. There are many infrastructure projects that were already included in the 2020 budget. Yet, these are included again in the 2021 budget,” “We will ask why it happened. If there is no discontinuance, then why is it asking for funds for the same projects? The technical descriptions are really identical,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “I want to clarify that because under the 2021 proposed budget in NEP, if the projects are not discontinued in 2020 by the Department of Public Works and Highways, why are we going to fund something that is already funded?” “That is a big issue because it might end up as double appropriations,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Base doon sa nalalaman ko, marami nang nag-affix ng signature... Kailangan at least 13 ang nakapirma para maging valid na committee report," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Del Rosario ) : "From where we sit now, maganda 'yung prospects kasi ngayon lang naman 'yung after so many investigations, ngayon lang nag-resign 'yung top officials... Si [PhilHealth senior vice president for legal sector lawyer Rodolfo] Del Rosario, for example, nobody naman told him to resign pero he tendered his irrevocable resignation," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "to go after those responsible at PhilHealth," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Ang issue rito, paano sila nakakuha ng ganoong kabilis at ganoong kalaking pera from interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM), not to mention, in the past, 2018, sobra-sobra ang session-to-capacity ratio nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Kung ang pananaw niya at the outset is social media should be regulated, he has a lot of explaining to do," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "One of the most contentious issues of the anti-terror law is the overbreadth doctrine. 'Yung unprotected speech, pinagbawal mo, at the same time, tatamaan din yung protected speech," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "May mga nakita na kaming questionable and we want it to be clarified," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "address soonest the limitations of the 1987 Constitution's current provision on the line of succession," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Needless to say, passing such legislation is not only constitutional. It is in fact, required under the 1987 Constitution," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We will sign if the two reports do not clash directly. But if their findings contradict each other, I myself may have difficulty signing one,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We will sign if the two reports do not clash directly. But if their findings contradict each other, I myself may have difficulty signing one,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We have passed a strong Anti-Terrorism Law for our security forces to better address terrorism in Mindanao and the rest of the country. Unfortunately, amidst the numerous petitions against the measure, the agencies tasked to craft the implementing rules and regulations of the law have not yet issued the same which could have given our law enforcement agencies and the AFP the impetus to fully implement the law with efficacy and confidence, even proactively as we have included even inchoate offenses punishable for even at the stage of planning and preparation. With all that said, another declaration of martial law in Mindanao or Sulu may not be necessary” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Maski umiiral ang batas kung walang guidelines, mahirapan sila. Kasi paano nila masasagawa ang pagpapatupad ng ATA?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I hate to think that the stress brought about by the intense hearings of the Senate Committee of the Whole may have taken a toll on his already infirm health condition,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “Here the Committee of the Whole has a different angle and theory, contrary and tangential which is directly clashing with the Senate Blue Ribbon findings. So isn’t it a very awkward situation?” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So I think we’ll have to discuss it in caucus before it is reported out. After all, we will be the one to decide... what committee report are we to sign,” “But if the two committee reports are contradicting with each other, I cannot see how a senator would sign both,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "From my end, wala akong nakikita, kasi, sa kanila nga galing 'yung mga dokumento na hawak namin," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “What we are waiting for is for the President to do his job by firing Duque and filing charges against those involved in the P15 billion PhilHealth mess and the overpriced PPE, testing machines and kits,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “With all that said, I would like to repeat what I told the critics who questioned the timing of the passage of the anti-terror law in the middle of a pandemic: terrorism knows no timing nor borders,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “When you say regulate social media, that’s it, regulate. But there are qualifications in the provisions of the ATA of 2020 that we have to establish the intent and purpose,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We have seen the PhilHealth’s illegal advance payments to unauthorized health care institutions and grossly overpriced procurement of IT equipment - not to mention its doctoring of financial records,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “Yet, as we hear the Secretary of Health saying that the pandemic is a ‘blessing in disguise,’ we know for sure we haven't seen the worse for our suffering countrymen, in terms of health and economic well-being,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Some people are definitely making a killing out of the misery brought upon our people by the coronavirus, coming as it does in many forms we cannot even imagine” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Your Committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, has determined that all of the 14 appointees and one nominee are fit and qualified to the ranks which they are respectively nominated or appointed, and has therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their respective nomination and appointments for the consent and confirmation of this august body,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "When you issue statements, be very careful and be very conscious," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “We need to strengthen the board, it should give the direction and policy, the power of the Executive Committee should be reduced and it has become very obvious that they form another mafia,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson citing : “Nang binasa namin ang provision sa 217, napakadaling i-prosecute at napakahirap i-defend. Malversation kasi lumalabas nabanggit mo kanina, di pa effective ang implementation ng [Interim Reimbursement Mechanism], namigay na sila ng pera, umabot na ng P14.9B ang naipamigay,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and records caused by the roof leaks in the PhilHealth’s regional office in Pangasinan was intentional,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Soul searching is only for people who have souls,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Some people are definitely making a killing out of the misery brought upon our people by the coronavirus, coming as it does in many forms we cannot even imagine," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Yet, we hear the secretary of health saying that the pandemic is a 'blessing in disguise,' we know for sure we haven’t seen the worse for our suffering countrymen, health wise and their economic well-being,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and records caused by the roof leaks in the PhilHealth’s regional office in Pangasinan was intentional,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Soul searching is only for people who have souls,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and records caused by the roof leaks in the Philhealth’s regional office in Pangasinan was intentional," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Secretary Duque has stayed too long in the Health department as well as in PhilHealth in different capacities,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Secretary Duque has stayed too long in the Health department as well as in PhilHealth in different capacities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “In 2004, DoH Secretary Francisco Duque III was PhilHealth president when it illegally diverted P500 million in OWWA Medicare funds to buy PhilHealth cards bearing ex-President and then-presidential candidate Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s picture with the acronym GMA (Greater Medical Access) and GMA Para sa Masa, Para sa Lahat,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out ( about Francisco Duque ) : “As for Secretary Duque, he has stayed too long in the DoH and PhilHealth in different capacities. He admitted in a public hearing that he has given his best but it wasn’t good enough,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The evidence, supported by official documents and testimonies provided by resource persons who testified under oath so far gathered by the Senate Committee of the Whole during the three weekly hearings are sufficient enough to indict people responsible, directly or otherwise for the systematic corrupt practices and malevolent acts that have practically dragged the PhilHealth to its present financial death bed,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Now I dare ask is this another case of ‘WellMed dialysis scam’ in the making?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Mr. Limsiaco, and probably PCEO Morales, I am sorry to say, being accountable officers of PhilHealth…malamang maliligo kayo ng kaso kapag ibinahagi na ni [Senate President] Tito Sotto Kay [Department of Justice] Secretary Menardo Guevarra ang lahat na records ng proceedings ng pagdinig na sinasagawa namin ngayon,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Base sa nasabing Memorandum ni PCEO Morales, nakapag-remita na ng 2% expanded withholding tax (EWT) ang PhilHealth sa BIR Pasig RDO 043 noong ika-3 ng Agosto. At galing daw ang buwis na ito sa na-release na pondo ng IRM sa HCIs hanggang July 31, 2020 na ang kabuuang halaga ay P156,738,887,” “Lumilitaw na bukod sa kulang-kulang na P15B na IRM releases, pinag-abono pa nila ang PhilHealth mula sa benefit claims ng kanilang Corporate Operating Budget (COB) na kanilang ipinangbayad ng buwis na dapat ay pinapataw na bago pa lamang i-release ang pondo ng IRM sa mga health care institutions,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Ang ibig sabihin nito, may imposibleng dialysis sessions na umaabot sa 4,378. Now I dare ask – is this another case of ‘WellMed dialysis scam’ in the making?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Maski hanapin niyo maghapon, walang kayong makikita na magju-justify na puwede sakupin ng IRM ang non-COVID cases. Maski isang linggo kayo maghanap, wala kayo makikita," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Being possibly exposed to the virus is not an acceptable excuse as far as the Senate is concerned," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 17, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Huwag naman sana. Pag pinaghalo ang pulitika at terorismo, talo lahat tayo. Why? Politics has no logic and terrorism has no reason," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 15, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So early January, they foresee to address the pandemic; the first case in the Philippines, I remember was the Wuhan couple. I think that was February. They were ahead of the first COVID case, they (Philhealth) anticipated it,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So early January, they foresee to address the pandemic; the first case in the Philippines, I remember was the Wuhan couple. I think that was February. They were ahead of the first COVID case, they (Philhealth) anticipated it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Kung may defense counsel si Dr. Natividad, trabaho ng defense counsel niya yun," "It's not for the PhilHealth President and CEO to be interested in finding out kung forged 'yung signature nung tao," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Wag mo lokohin 'yung 24 senators. Para ma-justify mo 'yung binibili mo, iniiba mo 'yung specs," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They won’t be there to respond to new issues to be brought up by resource persons and some new incriminating documents in our possession,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Magmo-move ako para ma-grant sila ng legislative immunity nang sa ganoon [magiging] freewheeling ang kanilang testimony, lalo [pang] may banta na ganyan. (I will move to grant them legislative inquiry, so that their testimony would be freewheeling, especially when they are threatened with lawsuits),” External link

manilatimes Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Resigned or not... Gen. De Villa is under a legal order to present it to the committee in the next hearing," "I can only hope that he will be part of an advocacy group within PhilHealth and contribute in exposing shenanigans based on his personal knowledge," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “PhilHealth is a murky, stinking swamp that many of its good and well-meaning people, from the officials to their rank-and-file employees, want drained not just of some corrupt but well-entrenched officials … but of a deeply rooted, mafia-like syndicate that controls the resources of the corporation,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you deviate from the original intent of the IRM? Dialysis centers are not covered by IRM,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you release (money) to Braun that only had chairs and not a single bed for COVID-19? And as a matter of protocol, dialysis centers were not allowed to accommodate COVID-19 patients. What’s the justification?” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What happened to the soul of those who did this? We cannot understand who would have the heart or conscience to procure such items,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Laborte knows a lot of things. But he was already withholding [information] even before he decided to testify. If he decided to go all out, he could tell us many things,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I think to say the least, it was an ill-advised statement, we cannot regulate social media. We should allow the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 to take its course,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That’s two different matters. Ang proscription is a judicial process, designation is administrative, magkaiba yun e, you cannot be detained, you cannot be arrested when you are designated by the Anti-Terrorism Council. And there are parameters, very clear parameters under the law,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There’s so much misinterpretation or misreading of the law” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the government in a very precarious situation as in a tightrope-like balancing act between the health and economic issues which presents a no win-all situation," "That is why it is revolting to discover so much unabated corruption in PhilHealth involving billions that could have been put into good use in adequately addressing at least the issue of health," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "We only have to resolve who will sponsor it (death penalty) in the floor," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “there seems to be a mafia-like syndicate operating in PhilHealth and this syndicate is composed of members of the [executive committee],” “We intend to dig deeper into [that] because if corruption has become systemic in an organization, there must be a deeply rooted group or a clique responsible for the corruption,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It goes without saying: I am disappointed,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Whether it is P1 billion or P15 billion... the fact is there is corruption going on," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Hindi nga lang whiff ito e," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Kung 1 taon ka na diyan at nandiyan pa din 'yung corruption, walang nangyayari," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “PhilHealth is a murky, stinking swamp that many of its good and well-meaning people, from the officials to their rank-and-file employees, want drained not just of some corrupt but well-entrenched officials … but of a deeply rooted, mafia-like syndicate that controls the resources of the corporation,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you deviate from the original intent of the IRM? Dialysis centers are not covered by IRM,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you release (money) to Braun that only had chairs and not a single bed for COVID-19? And as a matter of protocol, dialysis centers were not allowed to accommodate COVID-19 patients. What’s the justification?” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What happened to the soul of those who did this? We cannot understand who would have the heart or conscience to procure such items,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Nag-log in siya sa hearing, biglang nag log out. 'Wag na lang daw. Kung puwede wag na daw siyang makisali," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Last minute, nagpasabi siya na under threat siya kaya hindi na natuloy 'yung aming meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Natatakot daw sila kaya kung puwede hindi na pumunta," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Today, even in the middle of a global pandemic, PhilHealth continues to face a train of anomalies, this time involving three major issues we are tackling today: overpriced ICT equipment, manipulation of PhilHealth’s financial statements and the highly irregular implementation of advanced payments to health care institutions through the interim reimbursement mechanism policy, among other corrupt practices. "We dare ask: Why would maternity care package providers and freestanding dialysis centers which do not even cater to COVID-19 patients receive COVID-19 advance payments from PhilHealth? You can see P226 million released to freestanding dialysis centers and P4.7 million released package providers,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Commission ) : “And for good reason. PhilHealth is a murky, stinking swamp that many of its good and well-meaning people from the officials to their rank-and-file employees (are) drained, not just of some corrupt but well-entrenched officials who do not seem to run out of malevolent schemes to enrich themselves, but of a deeply rooted, mafia-like syndicate that controls the resources of the corporation, and habitually manipulate its financial records, that even the COA (Commission on Audit) seems helpless in the conduct of their regular audit,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Magaling kayo magrelease ng pondo sa gusto niyo release-an. That’s the point," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Matagal na nakikiusap yung iba sa kanila na kung puwede, maimbestigahan ng Senate kasi ang PhilHealth is still very much controlled by the PhilHealth mafia," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "No, sir. The COVID-19 importers are the virus-infected couple from Wuhan, China who spread the virus in Manila because your Secretary Duque miserably failed to do a simple contact tracing," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "All these being considered, it is not difficult to understand why we are in this mess," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Since we cannot adjourn for more than three session days without the consent of the HoR (House of Representatives) as provided under Article 6, Section 16 paragraph 5 of the Constitution, we will have to resolve our way forward in this regard,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “What is important is to prevent an obvious pattern of upsurge in the daily coronavirus infection. On the other hand, this underscores the significance of data management by concerned government agencies, which after more than four months should have already been in place and readily implementable,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I would say, has therefore served its purpose, rightly or wrongly," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : "It is time for the public service providers like the telcos to invest in terms of capital expense to improve their services to the public," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : "It is time for the public service providers like the telcos to invest in terms of capital expense to improve their services to the public," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : ”These rampant and pervasive allegations of corruption, incompetence, and inefficiency have systematically impaired the management of PhilHealth to the detriment of this public institution and its members, without any remedial measures to improve competency and exact accountability, thereby endangering PhilHealth’s existence, necessitating the Senate’s intervention to prevent the corporation’s financial collapse,” External link

manilatimes Monday, July 27, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Unless he can credibly refute the allegations, which are supported by documents, he has no choice but to resign,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That, and other mind-blowing controversies will be the focus of the Senate inquiry in the coming days when Congress starts its second regular session,” “As long as the responsible officials are not made accountable for their misdeeds, PhilHealth will continue to bleed dry, thus running the risk of becoming bankrupt sooner than we think,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Unless he can credibly refute the allegations, which are supported by documents, he has no choice but to resign,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That, and other mind-blowing controversies will be the focus of the Senate inquiry in the coming days when Congress starts its second regular session,” “As long as the responsible officials are not made accountable for their misdeeds, PhilHealth will continue to bleed dry, thus running the risk of becoming bankrupt sooner than we think,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That such corruption occurred amid the COVID-19 crisis makes it more disgusting and abominable,” “The Senate has to act on the matter immediately as part of its oversight mandate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "involving almost P1 billion worth of questionable transactions, including a total overprice of P98 millionif true, says it all," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 24, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "makes it more disgusting and abominable," "Nakakasuya na sobra (it's excessively distasteful). Needless to say, there is urgency that the Senate has to act on the matter immediately, as part of its oversight mandate, having passed the Universal Health Law," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 24, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "had high hopes the shenanigans at PhilHealth would end with a new leadership," "Sad to say, how wrong we were," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 24, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how we strongly feel about these deaths, all our misgivings and biases for or against Bucor merely play second fiddle to the official investigation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how we strongly feel about these deaths, all our misgivings and biases for or against Bucor merely play second fiddle to the official investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "We as legislators can ask relevant questions, especially in an executive session," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 20, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson : “It is accepted, subject to style because of the comma (,)” External link

bulatlat Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson replied : “Ang jurisprudence naman po rito ay iyong Lagman v. Medialdea. May mga existing naman pong Supreme Court rulings na puwede ring gawing reference, Mr. President” External link

bulatlat Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Definitely, no amount is enough to show our appreciation for the sacrifices and hard work of our nurses, especially those in the front lines," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favour of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favor of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, July 17, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Only the Court of Appeals, under the Anti Terrorism Act of 2020 can order the proscription, not the ATC nor the president," "There is a judicial process involved - meaning full court intervention via the Court of Appeals, complete with due notice and hearing," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The only timing that the terrorists know is their own. This is what I have been telling the critics of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I can see no problem with the lifting of the suspension on non-essential travel by Filipinos," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Puwede ba nating sabihin sa terorista, 'Huwag muna kayong magpasabog, may COVID eh'? Terrorism knows no timing, knows no boundary. It's always urgent kasi they strike when we least expect it," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Walang dapat katakutan, ikabahala. Katunayan, napakaraming safeguards na nilagay namin dito," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Much credit goes to President Duterte. With all the pressure coming from different directions against the signing of the Anti Terrorism Bill into law, at the end of the day, it is his strong political will that mattered most,” External link

manilatimes Friday, July 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Rest assured that I will exert extra effort in guarding against possible abuse in its implementation, notwithstanding all the safeguards incorporated in this landmark legislation,” External link

manilatimes Friday, July 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Rest assured that I will exert extra effort in guarding against possible abuse in its implementation, notwithstanding all the safeguards incorporated in this landmark legislation," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "With all the pressure coming from different directions against the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill into law, at the end of the day, it is his strong political will that mattered most," "I cannot imagine this measure being signed under another administration. If only for this, I take my hat off to the president," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "My snappy salute to the AFP for their maturity and professionalism in immediately rectifying false claims that responding policemen tampered with the crime scene in Jolo, Sulu," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The problem with the critics of the Anti-Terrorism Bill like the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights and the others is that they criticize without even reading the bill itself," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Designation as defined under the bill is a purely administrative process intended to trigger the issuance of a freeze order by the Anti-Money Laundering Council," "Proscription, on the other hand, needs court intervention that requires due notice and hearing by the Court of Appeals," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I can assure you, the Anti-Terror Bill is a good law - one that is swift, effective and most importantly, constitutional," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While we have already the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, it has no mechanism to prevent terrorist financing. The Anti-Terrorism Bill has a mechanism to trigger a freeze order by the Anti-Money Laundering Council upon the request of the Anti-Terrorism Council,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Had this measure been in effect earlier instead of the 2007 Human Security Act, the Marawi Siege could have been prevented. For one, a new feature under this bill is to make punishable inchoate offenses, something not present under the present Human Security Act of 2007,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While we have already the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, it has no mechanism to prevent terrorist financing. The Anti-Terrorism Bill has a mechanism to trigger a freeze order by the Anti-Money Laundering Council upon the request of the Anti-Terrorism Council,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What happened in Marawi was not lack of intelligence; they had enough intelligence but they could not act because the HSA of 2007 is toothless and rendered a dead-letter law,” “The loss of hundreds of lives and the massive destruction of properties could have been prevented in Marawi City with an Anti-Terrorism Law stronger and more effective than the toothless dead-letter law like the Human Security Act of 2007,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Kian de los Santos ) : "Regarding the abuses, we've seen them, we've investigated them," "The cops responsible for the murder of Kian de los Santos were convicted, largely because of our Senate inquiries," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “we cannot squeeze blood from a turnip,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “we cannot squeeze blood from a turnip,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The plan of those opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill to hold protests on Independence Day — regardless of whether they have read and understood the bill — is their basic right, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “Having said that, they should only be conscious and mindful of the existing protocols in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The plan of those opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill to hold protests on Independence Day, regardless of whether they have read and understood the bill, is their basic right, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “Having said that, they should only be conscious and mindful of the existing protocols in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Sir ) : "NO SIR! It is ONLY to request the AMLC (Anti-Money Laundering Council) to freeze the accounts and the CA (Court of Appeals) to issue an order to wiretap, NOT arrest," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Many of those opposing the anti-terrorism measure have now shifted their aim to target the implementation. They have mastered the art of argumentation - when you run out of sound reasons to argue, just say: BASTA! (whatever)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Catriona Gray ) : “Australia has a very strong democracy that’s why, with all due respect to Miss Universe Catriona Gray, she’s Australian, right? She is going against the bill but their laws in Australia are stronger than our laws. We derived portions of the bill from the laws in Australia. We asked them to help us in crafting this measure,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Is he an American? This Anti-Terrorism Bill is based on the laws of the US, Australia, and the EU [European Union]. The majority of its provisions are copied from their laws. The standards that I followed are from the UN [United Nations],” “Most of these provisions are approved by the citizens of the United States. Their laws are tighter. They even have the Guantanamo [detention facility]. Why is he pursuing this [measure] in the Philippines? He must criticize the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I don’t think (it can be recalled) because they have voted on it. It was passed on the third and final reading, and I believe today it’s going to be an enrolled bill, to be transmitted to Malacañang for the President to either veto or approve, or just make it lapse into law after 30 days,” “The DoJ can still interfere by advising the President to veto the bill altogether. Remember, this is not a revenue measure nor is it a budget measure, there’s no line-item veto here. It’s either the President vetoes the bill in whole, not in part, or he approves it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 8, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There’s no vagueness in the crafting of the bill or in the definition of terrorism itself. It is clearly defined, there are delimitations. We made it very clear the purpose of such acts by nature and context, it should be taken into consideration. At the latter part, we added a provision that emphasizes the observance or adherence to the Bill of Rights,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 8, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "cannot exercise judicial or quasi-judicial powers," "The ATC's power is limited to administrative. They can coordinate with AMLC (Anti-Money Laundering Council) for the freezing of assets of such terrorist organization or person designated by the UN or another jurisdiction," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 8, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The DOJ can still interfere by advising the President to veto the bill altogether. This is not a revenue or budget measure. There’s no line item veto here. It’s either the President vetoes the bill in whole or he approves it," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 8, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Many of us are starting to wonder what amulet Secretary Duque has to deserve such special treatment,” “While I do not and cannot question the presidential prerogative to hire and fire his Cabinet secretaries and other political appointees not protected by the civil service law, it is kind of boring to see Secretary Duque pointing fingers at his subordinates and other people for his pattern of failures in running the DOH--and getting away with it each time” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 5, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Goodness gracious! Mr. Secretary, they are no longer around to defend or explain themselves. Just go,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 5, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Many of us are starting to wonder what amulet Secretary Duque has to deserve such special treatment,” “While I do not and cannot question the presidential prerogative to hire and fire his Cabinet secretaries and other political appointees not protected by the civil service law, it is kind of boring to see Secretary Duque pointing fingers at his subordinates and other people for his pattern of failures in running the DOH--and getting away with it each time” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 5, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Goodness gracious! Mr. Secretary, they are no longer around to defend or explain themselves. Just go,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 5, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Goodness gracious! Mr. Secretary, they are no longer around to defend or explain themselves," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Save for the reglementary period of detention in which we adopted the shortest time of 14 days — compared to Thailand with up to 30 days; Malaysia, up to two years; Singapore at 720 days extendible to an indefinite period of detention without formal charges; and Indonesia, up to 120 additional days. Also, safeguards have been put in place to ensure the rights of those detained,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If there is no certification that this bill is urgent, it is impossible for us to approve this on third reading,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Terrorism knows no timing nor borders. Some of our country’s policy-makers, especially our people, should know better than just criticizing and believing the massive disinformation campaign against a measure that can secure and protect us as well as our families and loved ones from terrorist acts perpetrated in a manner so sudden, least expected and indiscriminate - as in any time, probably even today, tomorrow or next week,” External link

pna Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “And to the critics, I dare say: I hope the day will not come when you or any of your loved ones will be at the receiving end of a terrorist attack, so much so that it will be too late for you to regret convincing the Filipino people to junk this landmark legislation,” External link

pna Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It is totally unacceptable that the families of the 32 health workers who died due to COVID-19 have yet to receive the P1 million compensation, in clear violation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The PHP1-million compensation is the least the government owes the families of these 32 fallen heroes. It's in the law. The lack or absence of implementing rules and regulations should not be an excuse not to comply with the law,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It is a no-brainer that we can't stand on our own and protect ourselves from harassments especially now that Chinese intrusions into our territory particularly in the West Philippine Sea have become commonplace," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The last thing that we should lose is the balance of power that the USA, among other allies like Australia and other ASEAN neighbors, can provide to suit our national interest and territorial integrity," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Simple technologies that we now take for granted may yet be the biggest help in fighting the spread of COVID-19, as shown by the initiatives of at least two local governments," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "In just a few days of implementation, the local government has already signed up 42,000 out of the municipality's 97,557 residents. For those without smartphones, the local government's barangay and police personnel can input the information for them," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "With these technologies, we can potentially save P11.7 billion being asked by the Department of Health for contact tracers," "Our national agencies, including the Department of Health, need not look far for contact tracing solutions that are effective, yet are not intrusive. Instead, they must take a cue from our LGUs," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Enough safeguards are in place. The critics - some of whom had been extended the opportunity to help craft the bill - should read first the bill itself to see for themselves what I am saying,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Once the House of Representatives approves the adopted Senate version of the Anti-Terror bill on third and final reading, they will then transmit it to us for enrollment and subsequent submission to the President,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That gives the bill a chance to [be] enacted into law within 30 days unless vetoed by the President which is very unlikely considering the certification that he issued,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “He is such one good and professional officer who is fit for the job, having a long career in drug enforcement,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is therefore imperative that we establish a research institute that delves into the field of virology,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The institute must ensure that the results of these activities are properly applied towards self-reliance and utilized to accelerate economic and social development towards the protection of the citizens and its resources," External link

pna Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson stated : “There are at least 170,000 licensed physicians in the country who can be more competent and honest than him. They are all my candidates for replacement,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 25, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "There are many among the 170,000 licensed physicians in the country who may be more honest and competent," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 25, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained ( about Francisco Duque ) : “They are claiming Sansure is a closed system, which is not true. Because yesterday I confronted Sec. Duque who claimed the reason the agency did not purchase Sansure was because it is a closed system, which is not true,” “Giving us false information does not help him” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 22, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “But I think there should be a day of reckoning on all this. Seizing an opportunity out of a crisis is a good thing when you do it for country. For example when we know other locators or factories are relocating from China to other places in Asia, we should seize that opportunity. But to seize an opportunity for self-aggrandizement out of a crisis as big as the COVID-19 pandemic, I think that’s the height of callousness and greed,” External link

inquirer Friday, May 22, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Not only do I not agree but medical experts have also expressed their disagreement with the statement attributed to Secretary Duque…because we have not yet gone past the first wave so how can we say na we are now already confronting the second wave?” External link

inquirer Friday, May 22, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Because those tested say last May 1, ang result nakukuha 14 days after. It’s not accurate data, they tested 10,000 people last May 1, they should come out with those cases or the infection on that particular date, not 14 days after,” “If we base our decision on inaccurate data, chances are we’ll be coming up with wrong decisions or wrong conclusions,” External link

inquirer Friday, May 22, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I only based my tweet on the observation that some netizens even went to the extent of posting out-of-date photos or videos. I said, a little compassion; he’s getting it already, why rub salt to injury? Because by going to the extent of posting out-of-date videos that happened before his birthday celebration, so that’s a bit cruel, right?” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So there’s a pattern of overpricing. Not this time, we are in the middle of a crisis. We should not be distracting DoH and other government instrumentalities by conducting an investigation. But I think there should be a day of reckoning on all this,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I think it's necessary. At the rate we are going, we cannot be out of this problem by June 24 and the Bayanihan Act will expire on June 24," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Fortunately for us, the private sector is also procuring the same items, not necessarily the same brand, but what the DOH did is to submit brand-based equipment, meaning they submitted to the procurement service of the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) the brand that they prefer which is a no-no, its not allowed under Section 18 of the Government Procurement Act,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So there’s a pattern of overpricing. Not this time, we are in the middle of a crisis. We should not be distracting DOH and other government instrumentalities by conducting an investigation. But I think there should be a day of reckoning for all this,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained ( about Francisco Duque ) : “They are claiming Sansure is a closed system, which is not true. Because yesterday I confronted Sec. Duque, he is claiming the reason they did not purchase Sansure, it’s because it is a closed system, which is not true,” “Giving us false information does not help him” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Bakit lagi na lang pag government ang nagpo-procure bakit napakamahal, di lang napakamahal kundi halos doble o mahigit doble ang presyo? And we are operating on very limited resources,” “We realize the limitations and challenges but di ba dapat everybody especially those in government should have a share in judiciously spending limited resources in government?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Assuming for the sake of discussion that they transmit HB 6732 to the Senate after approval on third and final reading probably next week, and while the 12 pending bills have yet to be reported out by their committee on legislative franchises on the House floor, how will the Senate treat those measures?” External link

pna Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Bill No ) : “But of course, we all know that the House version or the General Appropriations Bill 1 (GAB-1) we refer to is a replica of the NEP. But what we are hearing in the committee on finance is not the House bill but the NEP that was submitted by Malacañang to the House, of which a copy is also furnished to the Senate,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We haven’t gone past the first wave yet, so I’m not sure about a second wave. I think the IATF should reconsider [its] decision on the opening of the malls and other similar establishments unless strict physical distancing and other protocols are observed,” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 18, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We haven’t gone past the first wave yet, so I’m not sure about a second wave. I think the IATF should reconsider [its] decision on the opening of the malls and other similar establishments unless strict physical distancing and other protocols are observed,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The COVID-19 pandemic involves people's lives, and to a large extent, their livelihoods. That said, there is no room for officials who, because of sheer incompetence or corrupt thinking, will endanger our lives that we practically entrust to them," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "I would rather prioritize the ‘hand-to-mouths’ who are forced to lose their income, many of whom are without savings but who need to feed their families," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While a franchise renewal or approval rests on the Congress by way of legislation, subject to the concurrence or veto by the President, an extension of the existing franchise by way of a joint or separate resolutions adopted by either or both houses of Congress has no existing jurisprudence as far as I know,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While a franchise renewal or approval rests on the Congress by way of legislation, subject to the concurrence or veto by the President, an extension of the existing franchise by way of a joint or separate resolutions adopted by either or both houses of Congress has no existing jurisprudence as far as I know,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "We are contacting the families the 18 Senate employees and staff so they can also be tested at the Senate clinic tomorrow, free of charge," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “NTC already said they will be guided by the DOJ legal opinion. While a franchise renewal or approval rests on the Congress by way of legislation, subject to the concurrence or veto by the president, an extension of the existing franchise by way of joint or separate resolutions adopted by either or both houses of Congress has no existing jurisprudence as far as I know,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 4, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Many senior citizens are far healthier and with stronger immune system than their younger counterparts. To indiscriminately prohibit them from going out of their homes is not only arbitrary, it is downright stupid," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Just to give credence to my argument - ang ibang male senate staff ko nga na di hamak na mas bata kesa sa akin, hindi makasabay sa akin pag gumagamit ako ng stairs paakyat sa 6th floor office ko. 'Yung iba naman, laging may sipon at laging uubo-ubo, samantalang ako, laging malakas ang immune system," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Idagdag ko pa, may staff nga ako na mukhang tatay at kuya ko," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The fact that the AFP has recalled the request is an admission that something is wrong with it,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Arrogance has no place in our country-especially in a situation where either all of us win or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “there seems to be no significant headway on its implementation” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Arrogance has no place in our country - especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 27, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They should act swiftly and decisively,” “Arrogance has no place in our country – especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 27, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “For the most part, our policemen deserve kudos for doing their jobs. Such is the case of police officers who arrested a foreigner in Makati City after he challenged their authority with an arrogant and demeaning behavior,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 27, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I will support the President's decision to declare martial law at least in areas where the NPAs operate with impunity and without regard to the ongoing public health crisis that we are going through," "In fact, I will encourage a no-nonsense military offensive against them... if the so-called 'enemies of the state' will continue to harass military and police non-combatants, especially those performing the humanitarian task of assisting in the distribution of social amelioration funds" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 24, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We only need to look at how much the most prosperous countries spend on R&D to see why we are among the laggards,” “Even if we bump up the percentage to 1 or 2 percent of the national budget, it would make a major difference,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The President has offered P10M to whoever can develop a vaccine for COVID-19. How about investing more on R&D (research and development) than a token annual average share of 0.4 percent from the GAA (General Appropriations Act)?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “Science entails research. Science can greatly help, especially during disasters. Yet, why do we appropriate only 0.4 percent on the average for R&D?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It would mean much more if the government invested more on research and development (R&D)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The Department of Health is doing a too controlled and centralized and testing which they don’t have the capacity to undertake on a massive scale anyway for reasons known only to them," "The business sector can help by subsidizing or spending for the deployment of those health personnel in order to cover a considerable number among our population thus getting a more accurate infection rate," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 20, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No military takeover. PRRD made the remark to emphasize discipline. He did not say we are under martial law,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 20, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We still can’t imagine that the curve will flatten. We’re far off from it because first of all, we still do not have massive testing,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 20, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Pwede ‘yan. Kaya lang magpapasa kami ng resolution para payagan ‘yan. Kasi sa ngayon walang existing na in-adopt na resolution para mag-teleconferencing kami na mag-session,” External link

inquirer Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Hindi (military takeover). Ang remark na ginawa ni PRRD, to emphasize ang disiplina. Kasi di naman ito sinabi niyang martial law tayo,” External link

inquirer Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “After all, it is them who have brought most of these concerns to the attention of the senators who signed the call for his resignation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, April 17, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “As a matter of course, a public hearing will be conducted after first reading (of the Senate resolution) and referral,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, April 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "As a matter of course, a public hearing will be conducted after first reading [of the resolution]," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Ang kino-consider namin i-refer sa Committee of the Whole pero paguusapan namin 'yan, ica-caucus namin 'yan para organized," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “As a matter of course, a public hearing will be conducted after first reading (of the Senate resolution) and referral,” “At the end of the day, the public will be enlightened after witnessing for themselves the open discussion of issues at hand,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, April 17, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We all agreed not to recommend any replacement. In case he quits, it is all up to the president, being the appointing authority. We are simply for a competent Secretary of Health. Take note: not more competent, but simply a competent one at the helm,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “There is no saying that Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. is not doing a good job as chief implementer of the government’s national response against COVID-19, by playing catch-up for the inadequacies of some people,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Since these are donations and therefore not for business purposes, how in the world will these donors look for local distributors, or look for the manufacturer to file for an application?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “There is no saying that Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. is not doing a good job as chief implementer of the government’s national response against COVID-19, by playing catch-up for the inadequacies of some people,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Since these are donations and therefore not for business purposes, how in the world will these donors look for local distributors, or look for the manufacturer to file for an application?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no perfect system of distribution of aid considering the number of families involved in the cash dole-out, further complicated by a less efficient database due to the late implementation of the National ID system,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Just as intelligence information can spell the difference between success and failure in my previous life in intelligence and law enforcement work, data is the key for our policy makers to make the right decisions at this critical time,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about National Health ) : “There is no perfect system of distribution of aid considering the number of families involved in the cash dole-out, further complicated by a less efficient database due to the late implementation of the National ID system,” External link

pna Friday, April 3, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “But coming from this President, what else is new?” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Having been immersed in intelligence and law-enforcement work for two decades in my previous life, I couldn’t help but suggest to authorities to thoroughly investigate if the ‘riot’ in Quezon City involving protesters demanding aid in violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was indeed a ‘valid hunger-driven’ spontaneous act of people who simply lost their patience out of exasperation, or a politically instigated violence by sinister groups out to take advantage and destabilize the administration and duly constituted authority,” External link

pna Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no saying, however, that all protests during the ECQ should be presumed as politically instigated, but it cannot be denied that there may be groups with the motive to exploit the volatility of the situation to advance their own political agenda,” External link

pna Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Considering that this is a different level of greed and corruption especially at a time of national crisis, Congress as well as the Filipino people may not be forgiving or nonchalant anymore, " External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "They knew beforehand what they wanted to ask from Congress. When we gave it to them in a record time of 18 hours, apparently they were not prepared to execute," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Considering that this is a different level of greed and corruption especially at a time of national crisis, Congress as well as the Filipino people may not be forgiving or nonchalant anymore, " External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "They knew beforehand what they wanted to ask from Congress. When we gave it to them in a record time of 18 hours, apparently they were not prepared to execute," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson wrote : "Sayang he is only 29-years-old, not 39. If there is any consolation, he is the best gift ever to Pasig City," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This will allow the public the opinion and sentiment of the members of Congress. After all, we were the ones who passed that (Bayanihan Act) and we want to look into it. That’s why purpose of the oversight committee, is to review [its implementation],” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Naka-ready kami sa Kongreso... Ngayon ang backlog natin nasa implementation. Lagi tayong late e," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “a hungry stomach knows no law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “a hungry stomach knows no law,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 30, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is now March 30. By now, those in charge of its implementation, particularly the distribution of cash dole-outs to the 18 million-plus families should already be taking place. Sadly, there are reports that families, especially the daily wage earners are going hungry already,” External link

pna Monday, March 30, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If the executive does not act with dispatch, we may have a serious social problem to face. We know what desperation can drive the head of the family to do when he sees his family starving. As the old adage says, ‘a hungry stomach knows no law,” External link

pna Monday, March 30, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “As an elected Senator of the Republic, I appeal to our citizens to practice that selfless act of responsibility to society and do our part in hastening to flatten the curve by thwarting the spread of the virus even in our own little way,” “Covid-19 may not be like the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), where there is social stigma attached to the afflicted because it is sexually transmitted in most cases. Nevertheless, it does not diminish the threat that Covid-19 poses not only to those vulnerable but those around them,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is where the rapid test kits come in. The rapid test kit will identify the positives early so that they can be isolated to prevent infection spread,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson warned : “If the DOH does not change its way of handling the crisis, we may be overrun by COVID19 faster than we can imagine,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is where the rapid test kits come in. The rapid test kit will identify the positives early so that they can be isolated to prevent infection spread,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 27, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson warned : “If the DOH does not change its way of handling the crisis, we may be overrun by COVID19 faster than we can imagine,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 27, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That, instead of overly restrictive regulations imposed by our DOH, will certainly help obviate a possibly uncontrollable spread of the Covid-19,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson wrote : "Sayang he is only 29-years-old, not 39. If there is any consolation, he is the best gift ever to Pasig City," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no doubt we will survive this, as we have done in so many crises before,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is every reason to be concerned as far as the Senate is concerned since an invited resource person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 had not only entered the Senate premises but even interacted with at least 2 senators and their staff,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Better safe than sorry for others” “God knows how many among us had close contact with our 2 colleagues, and so forth and so on, sharing elevators, lounge and the session hall with them,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Sad to say, the developing events have already showed the inadequate response of government in regard to monitoring and containment,” “Save for the breakthrough of the UP scientists in coming up with an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved affordable test kits, we have yet to see a concrete, decisive action to address the problem at hand,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The intelligence community should exert extra effort to gather information in this regard,” External link

asiatimes Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Do we have enough testers to cover a decent number of our population, especially in the more vulnerable areas of the country? If no, the DOH may be underreporting, albeit unintentionally,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 9, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It begs the question: Do we have a sufficient number of testers to cover a decent number of our population especially in the more vulnerable areas of the country? If not, the DOH may be underreporting albeit unintentionally,” External link

pna Monday, March 9, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Do we have enough testers to cover a decent number of our population, especially in the more vulnerable areas of the country? If no, the DOH may be underreporting, albeit unintentionally,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told ( about Richard Gordon ) : “The information I shared with Senator [Richard] Gordon that a good number of PLA [members] is subject to validation, and we’re talking here of 2,000 to 3,000; that’s the number mentioned to us,” External link

asianews-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The bringing of huge sums of money in and out of the country in past months with seeming impunity indicates the urgent need for action from our government, not just by the Executive but also by the Legislative,” External link

inquirer Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “should also make sure that they cannot be weaponized for political purposes” External link

inquirer Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The bringing of huge sums of money in and out of the country in past months with seeming impunity indicates the urgent need for action from our government, not just by the Executive but also by the Legislative,” External link

pna Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While there is need to address the corruption that is one big reason for authorities’ tolerating money laundering, there is also a need to take a long, hard look at gaps in our existing laws, including the Bank Secrecy Law and the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA),” “On the other hand, the amendments to these laws should also make sure that they cannot be weaponized for political purposes,” External link

pna Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “A US visa is a conditional authorization granted to a foreigner. It may be canceled without explanation or justification. The VFA is a bilateral agreement between the PH and US that went through some careful and diplomatic discussion,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson replied : "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "will be answerable criminally for their acts. And that is a fact of life" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "While loyalty is a virtue, blind loyalty is simply just that - blind," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “So the landscape will be different. It means that is not yet final- the termination made by the President. Second, if a new negotiation or treaty will be drafted, it has nothing to do with the original VFA signed last year,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Lahat naman may legal procedures na susundin... Naroon lahat ng safeguards," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Franklin Drilon ) : “Hindi lang (Not just the) Regional Trial Court (RTC). Sa intervention ni (With the intervention of) Senator Franklin Drilon, we elevated to the CA the issuance of judicial authorization to conduct surveillance,” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Commission ) : “They also have to immediately inform the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the arrest. Visitation rights are also there and there is no limit on lawyer’s visits,” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Let’s face it. Acts of terrorism have become the new normal especially in other countries, and our country is not exempted from this. Every now and then we’ll be hearing about suicide bombers, and we’ve had our first case of suicide bombing very recently. ISIS is already here in the Philippines. So it’s about time we strengthen our laws against terrorism,” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So maski 1,000 joint resolutions na walang effect and force of law ang ipadala namin sa NTC, anong gagawin ng NTC after May 4? Expired pa rin ‘yan (Even if we send NTC 1,000 resolutions that have no effect and force of law, what will the NTC do after May 4? The franchise is still expired),” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Next week ifa-file yun (It will be filed next week). I will join the Senate President in the filing of petition as co-petitioner," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I don't know what NTC will do to legalize that (extension)," "Kung walang magque-question [sa Supreme Court], fine. Hanggang walang nagque-question, fine... Makakapag-operate ang ABS-CBN, sabay-sabay pa tayong manonood ng 'Ang Probinsyano,'" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "If it is a useless piece of paper, at wala namang effect ng batas, alam naman namin na balewala 'yun. Magmumukha lang kami na parang nakakatawa naman na gagawa kami ng resolution eh illegal din yun," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “He [President Rodrigo Duterte] cannot do it without your input and wise counsel. Please continue what you started,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What do you mean by usual budget evaluation process?” “Don’t get me wrong. I already lauded you for withholding the release of the P84 billion because it is my belief there is a sound reason for withholding such budgetary allocation” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson expliqué : “Le président a brisé son silence et cela nous brise le cœur” External link

courrierinternational Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson dijo : “Puede ser encarcelado por sus revelaciones” External link

diariolibre-en Friday, September 16, 2016 12:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson dit : «Cette situation pourrait dégénérer et poser un grave problème pour la loi et l'ordre dans le pays tout entier» External link

lapresse-CA Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson dit : "Cette situation pourrait dégénérer et poser un grave problème pour la loi et l'ordre dans le pays tout entier" External link

afp-fr Sunday, June 12, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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chairman3.38%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
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commandant0.12%FR09/13/201713/09/2017
chairman of the committee0.24%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
national police chief6.64%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
chief5.92%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
police chief5.31%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
general0.24%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
sénateur1.21%FR08/03/201703/08/2017
former police chief0.36%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
chairperson0.12%EN05/17/201717/05/2017
head0.85%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
foreign affairs chairman0.12%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
senate committee chairman0.36%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
chef0.60%FR01/29/201729/01/2017
committee chairperson0.12%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
senador0.36%PT11/05/201605/11/2016
sénateur élu0.48%FR06/12/201612/06/2016
rehabilitation secretary0.36%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
assistant0.48%EN04/02/201402/04/2014
secretary5.56%EN03/29/201429/03/2014
former senator2.78%EN12/03/201303/12/2013
sen4.35%EN06/14/200714/06/2007
candidate0.12%EN05/25/200725/05/2007
Names Lang Count
Panfilo LacsonEN87.75%
Panfilo LacsonEU9.49%
Panfilo LacsonFR1.66%
Panfilo LacsonPT0.99%
Panfilo LacsonES0.11%
Panfilo “ Ping ” LacsonEN0.00%


 
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Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “While the series is based on fiction where everyone in government explodes away because of a terrorist attack during the State of the Nation Address, there is that scenario that should be addressed,” “We have a clear line of succession all the way down to the House speaker, but what happens if similar to what happened in the TV series where everyone perishes? Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Maganda ang layunin ng panukalang batas ni Sen. Lacson (The purpose of the proposed bill of Senator Lacson is good),” External link

pna Monday, August 31, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Manny Pacquiao said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : "Huwag naman sanang masamain itong mga ginagawang pagbubuyag ni Senator Lacson (Don't take what Senator Lacson is doing negatively). He is just doing his job," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Vicente Sotto said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Senator Lacson (said) they will reveal vital information,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “When he spoke about the anti-terror bill, he was saying, ‘I’m waiting for Senator Lacson to finalize his commas and periods before I sign the bill,'” External link

pna Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Bayan Muna said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Victim blaming is a classic tactic of martial law implementers. Sen. Lacson very well knows that. They conveniently say that it is the victim’s fault why he is being targetted or arrested to deflect the evilness of martial law,” External link

bulatlat Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

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Panfilo Lacson said : “Pag minsan nagbibiruan, hindi ko sinasabing biro di ko sinasabing totoo. Pag nasa lounge kami lalo pag aabutan ng madaling araw para kinabukasan maaga kami, siyempre nagpapalabas kami ng stress” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Ang mali riyan, nababalewala ang planning. Tulad ng nag-interpellate ako sa DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) ang daming situation na dahil sa poor planning, mali-mali ang paglalatag, pati pag-implement. Tulad ng nagkakaroon ng overlapping, kasi mali ang planning. Sayang ang pera,” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “If I deny it, it will appear that SP (Senate President) is lying. But, you know, we senators love to crack jokes when we are in the lounge especially if we are stressed. Sometimes, it’s difficult to determine which are true and which are not,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There are 1,200 cell towers added,” “This is on top of the existing 20,000 cell towers in the country” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They actually have requested an emergency fund of P2 billion but it has not been acted upon yet. Maybe, the national government is also waiting for the (Post-Disaster Needs Assessment) to be submitted,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out : “Our source here is the House of Representatives itself. And according to our sources, they had a hand in the preparation of this list. So I am not blaming the department (of budget and management) when it appears this way, because practically the list was drafted by congressmen,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, all I can say is pity yourselves. Those of us who may have individual insertions would look like barangay kagawads (councilmen) compared to our (House of Representatives) counterparts,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I remember Mr. President when we hear in the past about P500 million for one district, we are surprised and indignant,” “Now we’re looking at billions of pesos, from 1 to 220 districts more than P1 billion,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Ang nadagdag (na cell towers) are 1,200,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Right now, we have more or less 20,000. So we need 50,000 and as an output on the Bayanihan that we passed napabilis, wala ng permitting issues because over the period of four months nakapagdagdag tayo ng towers na 1,200,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They actually have requested an emergency fund of P2 billion but it has not been acted upon yet. Maybe, the national government is also waiting for the [Post-Disaster Needs Assessment] to be submitted,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, all I can say is pity yourselves. Those of us who may have individual insertions would look like barangay kagawads compared to our [House of Representatives’] counterparts,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I remember Mr. President when I think this was two administrations ago, pag nakarinig tayo ng P500M isang district gulat na gulat na tayo,” “Now we’re looking at billions, from 1 to 220 districts more than P1 billion,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Hindi nila nireremit kasi walang guidelines. They are waiting for DOH to finish the guidelines so they can remit the amount for UHC," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “From 2016 to date, how did they cope with the lack of funds? Where did they get their funds? They continuously respond to calamities. In Taal, for example, I heard at least six of their personnel got afflicted with some disease in their lungs because of the sulfur,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson stated : “This is their problem. I understand (PNP) only (has) 125 chemists to attend to 300,000 cases. You can just imagine, they spend so much time attending court hearings, lest they get cited for contempt” “This is the predicament the PNP is in right now. I promised the Chief PNP at our end, we’ll do our part to introduce that legislation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson cited : “This is their problem. I understand (PNP) only (has) 125 chemists to attend to 300,000 cases. You can just imagine sa court hearings pa lang ubos oras nila at kung di sila maka-attend, contempt ang aabutin nila sa court,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “From 2016 to date, how did they cope with the lack of funds? Where did they get their funds? They continuously respond to calamities. In Taal, for example, I heard at least 6 of their personnel got afflicted with some disease in their lungs because of the sulfur,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “With your consent and the consent of our colleagues Mr. President, I will introduce that amendment to restore the QRF specifically for the PNP and BFP,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That’s the honor roll… or horror roll,” “Yet, we saw districts receiving P82 million; and there’s one with just P42 million. Why such a disparity? What are in those districts that would merit them (much), not to mention absorptive capacity?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What will be the backup of DOE for Malampaya? Can the PNOC become the owner of the 45 percent of Malampaya?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What will be the backup of DOE for Malampaya? Can the PNOC become the owner of the 45 percent of Malampaya?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I’ve known him as a performer, always mission-oriented and undoubtedly will lead the police institution the way it should be led. That said, the birthday mananita event was a hard lesson that I hope he has learned from, and which he will surely remember whenever he will be confronted in making decisions affecting the PNP as well as his reputation,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I’ve known him as a performer, always mission-oriented and undoubtedly will lead the police institution the way it should be led. That said, the birthday mananita event was a hard lesson that I hope he has learned from, and which he will surely remember whenever he will be confronted in making decisions affecting the PNP as well as his reputation,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I’ve known him as a performer, always mission-oriented and undoubtedly will lead the police institution the way it should be led," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Vicente Sotto ) : "I'll join Senate President Sotto's call to retain the PHP16.4-billion allocations to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Pagkakataon ito pati sa mga NPA sa mga lugar na ito na magbagong-buhay (This is also a chance for NPA members in these are to lead a new life)," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Vicente Sotto ) : "I'll join Senate President Sotto's call to retain the PHP16.4-billion allocations to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)," External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “When no distinction has been made between an activist and a terrorist, an idealist and an extremist, a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a cloud of suspicion and our society in a constant state of insecurity” External link

bulatlat Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We continue to identify possible sources of amendments,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We continue to identify possible sources of amendments,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “I would just like to ask this very important question, which is the meat of the hearing today, to Lt. Gen. Parlade: Have you in any way red-tagged Ms. Liza Soberano, Angel Locsin and Catriona Gray? Please answer,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is the reason why we gather here this morning with the end in view of crafting proper guidelines in order to prevent any misunderstanding between the public and our law enforcers and ultimately, to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of the people in general,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “When no distinction has been made between an activist and a terrorist; an idealist and an extremist; a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a cloud of suspicion; and our society in a constant state of insecurity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Bakit ka kailangan isali sa narcolist? Anong cover ang pinupursue ng gobyerno para sa iyo?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is relatively easy to pass a law creating new departments. But would it be feasible, and will there be proper funding for it? The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) says at least PHP1.5 billion is needed to set up the department,” External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Neri Colmenares ) : "Having said that, we received a letter from former Rep. Neri Colmenares requesting that another hearing be held so he may be given an opportunity to attend, but without the presence of the members of the security sector, particularly Lt. Gen. (Antonio) Parlade. The chair may have to discuss this with the members of the committee," External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "As I have repeatedly done in the recent past, let me be forthright by saying that as one of the authors and the principal sponsor of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, we ensure that the same is applied correctly and appropriately with utmost respect for the rule of law, and that the Bill of Rights under the 1987 Constitution will always be the backbone of this legislation," External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "When no distinction is made between a terrorist and an activist, a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a clout of suspicion and our society in a constant state of insecurity," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is relatively easy to pass a law creating new departments. But would it be feasible, and will there be proper funding for it?” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : "We can see that the newly created departments like the Department of Information and Communications Technology and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development cannot be properly funded, or at least are not given the appropriate funding to work properly," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “I’m not trying to say na yung dalawa may kinalaman sa corruption. No, far from that, pero para magkaroon ka kaagad, at the outset, meron ka na dapat ‘di galawin paano magsa-succed ‘yung effort to curb corruption? ‘Di ba dapat lahat kasama?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "In the same message mayroon na agad exemptions (there are already exemptions)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Earlier this morning, I filed a resolution to look into all these issues involving the military and also those at the receiving end nung mga red-tagging na sinasabi,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Para malaman natin saan ba nag-uugat ang conflict pagdating sa red tagging, red baiting, etc," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted ( about Senate Finance ) : “Now that the GAB is available as reported, once we get hold of our copy, I’ll make adjustments based on the House version of the budget bill,” “Regardless of the constitutional issues involving the House, it is still good that the Senate has enough time to approve our own version, leaving room for the bicameral conference and submission to the President for approval, thus avoiding a re-enacted budget,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Who controls the transparency server? What is the purpose of the transparency server in the first place except to act as a traffic controller? And why did they procure low-quality SD [secure digital] cards?” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, October 26, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “In spite of his flawed interpretation of proscription as described under the (Anti-Terrorism Act), Lt. Gen. Parlade strikes me as one dedicated officer who knows his mission and wants to accomplish it,” “That said, only the court can proscribe the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group. I’ll pray for his safety,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Let’s face it. Lack of accountability because of the failure of state authorities to catch these crooks and give what they deserve is the best motivation for the others to commit similar corrupt practices, even with improved innovations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 23, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Spot on. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. The harder part is producing evidence,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out : “I’ll take my hat off to Commissioner Belgica if he produces the damning evidence to put those people behind bars to serve as a warning to the others,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “When the budget arrives at the Senate, we will try to examine all these and discuss among ourselves which of the amendments introduced by the House of Representatives because that is our function,” “Once they submit to us the GAB, it is up to the senators to amend further. Then we meet in Bicameral Conference Committee to reconcile the disagreeing provisions,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "To say that there is a presumption of regularity I think is misplaced because if that is the output of the small committee and they will include these amendments in the USB drive that they will transmit to us on October 28, then we cannot presume regularity, with all due respect to my Senate President," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Why? The authorization part of the four-phase budget process is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress, and the executive should deal only with budget preparation and execution. No amount of technicalities and sweet-talk maneuvers can correct a flawed budget that is supposed to address the problems and concerns of more than 100 million Filipinos. It is time that we correct the mindset of the so-called representatives of the people in this regard," External link

pna Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No amount of technicalities and sweet-talk maneuvers can correct a flawed budget that is supposed to address the problems and concerns of more than 100 million Filipinos,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “We can no longer recognize it. Did the late submission involve intervention by some legislators or was it entirely the DPWH’s own doing?” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “A lot was deducted from the BBB. Now they’re mostly local. National roads and bridges will be poorly funded. So, what happened?” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Why? The authorization part of the four-phase budget process is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress, and the executive should deal only with budget preparation and execution. No amount of technicalities and sweet-talk maneuvers can correct a flawed budget that is supposed to address the problems and concerns of more than 100 million Filipinos. It is time that we correct the mindset of the so-called representatives of the people in this regard," External link

pna Monday, October 19, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Are they planning to violate the Constitution, so that, while fulfilling their promise to the president to finally approve the measure on the last day of special session or today, they can still make insertions in the finally approved version of the budget measure?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Are they planning to violate the Constitution, so that, while fulfilling their promise to the president to finally approve the measure on the last day of a special session or today, they can still make insertions in the finally approved version of the budget measure?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It has become an open secret that commissions or kickbacks have become the rule rather than the exception in the implementation of public works projects involving not only some corrupt officials of the department but some legislators as well,” “Fact is, contractors openly talk behind the backs of these officials using descriptions too degrading to even mention,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "As the principal sponsor of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Senate, I hope that the release of the law's IRR will now enlighten our law enforcement officers as well as Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, so they will be properly guided in performing their all-important mission of protecting our citizens from the indiscriminate and merciless acts of terrorism that can only be perpetrated by people with the ugliest and most senseless ideologies," External link

pna Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “We can no longer recognize it. Did the late submission involve intervention by some legislators or was it entirely the DPWH’s own doing?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “As a general observation, a lot was deducted from the BBB. Now they’re mostly local. National roads and bridges will be poorly funded. So what happened?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “I wonder how would multi-purpose buildings contribute to the Reset, Rebound, Recover theme of the national budget. What happened?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It appears that when DPWH belatedly submitted their NEP last September 7, what we see is a mangling of the entire appropriations of the agency in the total amount of P666,474,289,000 beyond recognition,” “Di na natin makilala. Ang tanong ko lang and I just want a forthright answer, did the late submission involve intervention from some legislators or was it entirely their own doing?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "What we see is a mangling of the entire appropriations in the agency," "In general, ang nakita naming lumobo ay 'yung mga local projects at 'yung malalaking nabawas is 'yung national projects," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Para 'di na lumobo budget ninyo, ilagay na lang sa DepEd ang naka-lodge sa DPWH, kayo rin naman mag-implement," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "That was exactly the point I’ve raised when we are discussing that it will be in conflict with our tax measure under the CREATE bill. We should be very clear on this issue," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “After all, anything that has to do with national interest should involve the President,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “Why do they have to wait for Nov. 16 to approve the budget on third and final reading? I can’t understand any of this,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “In so doing, we can start floor debates immediately after we resume session on Nov. 16, or even before that,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “I also told him the senators, especially the finance committee vice chairpersons need at least one week to study their version and submit to the mother committee our reports and another week for the finance committee to consolidate everything and file their committee report. In doing so, we can start floor debates immediately after we resume the session on Nov 16, or even before that,” “That way, we can ensure timely passage of the budget measure,” External link

inquirer Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told ( about Deputy Speaker ) : "I have just suggested to the Speaker... if it's possible for them to resume their session before All Saints' Day just to approve on third and final reading the House version of the budget measure and thereafter transmit the same to us," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Deputy Speaker ) : "Initially, he (Villafuerte) argued against holding a special session," "When I explained that both Houses merely suspended, not adjourned and therefore, a special session is not necessary, and therefore can resume session anytime, he said he will talk to the Speaker," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “With that said, I have just suggested to the Speaker if it’s possible for him to resume their session (since suspended lang naman) before All-Saints Day just to approve on third and final reading the House version of the budget measure and thereafter transmit the same to us,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Ang Senate, up close, nakita namin ang sabihin na nating inefficiency in the performance. Hindi lang itong latest investigation sa PhilHealth pero even before that. Nagkaroon ng investigation, nakita namin ang conflict of interest,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Maski ipangako nila na it will be passed on time, because of the schedule na napakasikip... good as reenacted na 'yung budget," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I don't think it's a good judgment call," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Hindi puwede 'yun. Kung unti-unti [ang bigay ng approved amendments], paano kami magde-deliberate ng budget ng unti-unti?" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "This is the backbone of our economy. In this day and age of modern information technology, we have no reason not to catch up or to be at par with neighboring countries, considering that potential investors' first concern would be internet speed," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted ( about Francisco Duque ) : “The President, on the other hand, is sending mixed signals especially in regard to Sec Duque’s possible involvement in the PhilHealth corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I think this was 7 September. DPWH sent me an addendum which are the items that are likely the sources of dispute at the House of Representatives. They appeared to have been provided by the congressmen that triggered the complaints on inequitable apportionment of projects to districts. That was when the controversy erupted,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is a piece of inside information relayed to SP (Senate President Vicente Sotto III) that point to Secretary Duque but I don’t want to pre-empt the task force but this information was shared to SP by his trusted source in the task force. The source said the evidence will involve Secretary Duque and SVP del Rosario,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “May inside information na nakuha si SP na naibahagi niya sa akin, may ebidensyang naituturo kay Sec. Duque ayoko pangunahan ang task force pero ito na-share ni SP na nai-share sa kanya ng isang mapagkatiwalaang source niya sa task force na sinabi nila aabutin ng ebidensya si Sec. Duque, pati si SVP Del Rosario,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no better way. Appearing before a congressional hearing may not be necessary (as the President volunteered to do),” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 25, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 25, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Canceling or postponing the election to pave the way for the extension of the terms of office of the President, Vice-President, 12 senators, district representatives as well as elected local government officials beyond June 30, 2022 is a clear violation of the Constitution," "Any discussion or debate on this issue is an exercise in futility, if not a waste of time and energy," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Commission ) : "The proposal of the Commission on Elections to extend the May 2022 elections a day or 2 before or after the dates specified under the Constitution may face a constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court," "This is not to mention valid issues and concerns involving the security of the 'secrecy and sanctity of the ballot,'" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “And since the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is still existing, they may have to resolve that as a legal issue in their deliberations,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “And since the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is still existing, they may have to resolve that as a legal issue in their deliberations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I couldn’t agree more with the President. Stating his strong position on the issue before the community of nations, many of whom are leaders of countries that continue to grapple with the threats of terrorism, made it more significant,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This early, we are already seeing the ugly effects of pork,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 21, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "When statesmanship goes out the window, our people's respect towards the legislature as an institution as well as its individual members somehow dissipates," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 21, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “The executive, being an independent and separate branch of government, is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The executive being an independent and separate branch of government is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DOJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by their appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Sec. Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is good reason enough to feel gratified that we did our share in taking the first big step in making those criminally and administratively liable for the misuse and abuse of public monies accountable,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “So, what’s so special with B. Braun Dialysis Center,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Either way, it is victory for the Filipino taxpayers,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, September 18, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Kudos to DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin for putting the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in his place. Banning us from sending our military aircraft into airspace near Panatag Shoal surely deserves a strong rebuke. I’m proud that our top foreign policy implementer did it,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “China’s display of arrogance by accusing us of infringing on its sovereignty and security by sending military aircraft into airspace adjacent to Panatag Shoal/Bajo de Masinloc, urging the Philippines to immediately stop illegal provocations, tops it all,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The materials that we provided and shared with Secretary Guevarra and the composite task force were put into good use at the very least,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is good reason enough to feel gratified that we did our share in taking the first big step in making those criminally and administratively liable for the misuse and abuse of public monies accountable,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “always a personal decision and it is up to the person being asked to resign,” “If the whole Congress will throw its support to congressman Zarate and the rest of the Makabayan bloc, then baka mayroon pang papuntahan. But if not, hanggang d’yan lang iyan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We are a nation of shoppers. When we need PPE, we import. When we need masks, we import. When we need face shields, we import. When it comes to vaccines, we beg to be given priority by other countries. I don’t think we have a dearth of native talent among scientists and technology experts,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Sonny Angara ) : "I would urge the DPWH... to submit to us a revised list of Program, Activity and Project (PAP) devoid of lump sums or reappropriated items before some enterprising people start realigning PAPs," "Kayo na mag-initiate. Baguhin, i-revise n'yo ito in the form of errata. Or, I would suggest submit sa chairman namin, Sen. [Sonny] Angara, ang revised list ninyo para di tayo magkaproblema pagdating ng araw," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “The executive, being an independent and separate branch of government, is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “The executive, being an independent and separate branch of government, is not bound by the Senate’s findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The executive being an independent and separate branch of government is not bound by the Senate's findings regardless of individual alliances of the majority of its members with the President," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "I would like to think that Sec. Guevarra’s known probity and strong adherence to the rule of law will prevail over partisanship and other political or personal considerations," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So he actually needs an act of Congress to delegate to him such power or authority,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 4, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how good our country’s economic managers are, if our Health department is below the level of incompetence in the middle of this pandemic, we will all sink before we can even start to swim,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 4, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how good our country’s economic managers are, if our health department is below the level of incompetence in the middle of this pandemic, we will all sink before we can even start to swim,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Subject to the limitations of the civil service law, the chief executive may not need that delegated authority anymore if the intention is to cleanse PhilHealth of scalawags and misfits as he has the PNP, NBI, DoJ and other instrumentalities of government at his disposal. It only takes a strong political will to accomplish the task,” “For a start, he should replace Sec. Duque as Health secretary and ex-officio chairman of PhilHealth with somebody who is endowed even with little above average leadership traits, competence, honesty, and integrity,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “So, what’s so special with B. Braun Dialysis Center,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Order No ) : "No matter how good our country’s economic managers are, if our health department is below the level of incompetence in the middle of this pandemic, we will all sink before we can even start to swim," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson clarified : "Hindi ko ito fina-fastbreak (I am not trying to fastbreak this). I think this is a good report, but if you don't agree, what can I do?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If I had my waybased on the three hearings of the Committee of the Whole, there may not be enough evidence to recommend criminal charges against Secretary Duque,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I am willing to sponsor and defend such an important piece of legislation on the Senate floor,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Kudos to DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin for putting the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in his place. Banning us from sending our military aircraft into airspace near Panatag Shoal surely deserves a strong rebuke. I’m proud that our top foreign policy implementer did it,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “China’s display of arrogance by accusing us of infringing on its sovereignty and security by sending military aircraft into airspace adjacent to Panatag Shoal/Bajo de Masinloc, urging the Philippines to immediately stop illegal provocations, tops it all,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It is a very dangerous proposition. It is divisive and could plunge the country into social unrest and even civil war," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I just hope hindi siya ma-manipulate nung mga tao inside at saka outside of PhilHealth. Alam naman natin for the longest time nauubos 'yung pera ng PhilHealth sa anomalya, sa kalokohan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Galing siya sa NBI. Wala namang kontrobersiyang hinarap 'yung NBI. Maayos naman 'yung pagpapalakad sa NBI nung siya ay direktor. On that note, wala naman tayong masabing kinasangkutang kontrobersiya niya,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Napakalawak ng saklaw ng kaniyang committee report at doon nakasaklaw ang mga kaso, ini-specify kung ano ang inire-recommend na i-file against 'yung mga individual na sinabi sa committee report," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Base doon sa nalalaman ko, marami nang nag-affix ng signature... Kailangan at least 13 ang nakapirma para maging valid na committee report," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 31, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Del Rosario ) : "From where we sit now, maganda 'yung prospects kasi ngayon lang naman yung after so many investigations, ngayon lang nag-resign 'yung top officials... Si [PhilHealth senior vice president for legal sector lawyer Rodolfo] Del Rosario, for example, nobody naman told him to resign pero he tendered his irrevocable resignation," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 31, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We saw some questionable items and we want them clarified. There are redundant items. There are many infrastructure projects that were already included in the 2020 budget. Yet, these are included again in the 2021 budget,” “We will ask why it happened. If there is no discontinuance, then why is it asking for funds for the same projects? The technical descriptions are really identical,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “I want to clarify that because under the 2021 proposed budget in NEP, if the projects are not discontinued in 2020 by the Department of Public Works and Highways, why are we going to fund something that is already funded?” “That is a big issue because it might end up as double appropriations,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Base doon sa nalalaman ko, marami nang nag-affix ng signature... Kailangan at least 13 ang nakapirma para maging valid na committee report," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Del Rosario ) : "From where we sit now, maganda 'yung prospects kasi ngayon lang naman 'yung after so many investigations, ngayon lang nag-resign 'yung top officials... Si [PhilHealth senior vice president for legal sector lawyer Rodolfo] Del Rosario, for example, nobody naman told him to resign pero he tendered his irrevocable resignation," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "to go after those responsible at PhilHealth," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Ang issue rito, paano sila nakakuha ng ganoong kabilis at ganoong kalaking pera from interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM), not to mention, in the past, 2018, sobra-sobra ang session-to-capacity ratio nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Kung ang pananaw niya at the outset is social media should be regulated, he has a lot of explaining to do," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "One of the most contentious issues of the anti-terror law is the overbreadth doctrine. 'Yung unprotected speech, pinagbawal mo, at the same time, tatamaan din yung protected speech," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "May mga nakita na kaming questionable and we want it to be clarified," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "address soonest the limitations of the 1987 Constitution's current provision on the line of succession," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Needless to say, passing such legislation is not only constitutional. It is in fact, required under the 1987 Constitution," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We will sign if the two reports do not clash directly. But if their findings contradict each other, I myself may have difficulty signing one,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We will sign if the two reports do not clash directly. But if their findings contradict each other, I myself may have difficulty signing one,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We have passed a strong Anti-Terrorism Law for our security forces to better address terrorism in Mindanao and the rest of the country. Unfortunately, amidst the numerous petitions against the measure, the agencies tasked to craft the implementing rules and regulations of the law have not yet issued the same which could have given our law enforcement agencies and the AFP the impetus to fully implement the law with efficacy and confidence, even proactively as we have included even inchoate offenses punishable for even at the stage of planning and preparation. With all that said, another declaration of martial law in Mindanao or Sulu may not be necessary” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Maski umiiral ang batas kung walang guidelines, mahirapan sila. Kasi paano nila masasagawa ang pagpapatupad ng ATA?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I hate to think that the stress brought about by the intense hearings of the Senate Committee of the Whole may have taken a toll on his already infirm health condition,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “Here the Committee of the Whole has a different angle and theory, contrary and tangential which is directly clashing with the Senate Blue Ribbon findings. So isn’t it a very awkward situation?” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So I think we’ll have to discuss it in caucus before it is reported out. After all, we will be the one to decide... what committee report are we to sign,” “But if the two committee reports are contradicting with each other, I cannot see how a senator would sign both,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "From my end, wala akong nakikita, kasi, sa kanila nga galing 'yung mga dokumento na hawak namin," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “What we are waiting for is for the President to do his job by firing Duque and filing charges against those involved in the P15 billion PhilHealth mess and the overpriced PPE, testing machines and kits,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “With all that said, I would like to repeat what I told the critics who questioned the timing of the passage of the anti-terror law in the middle of a pandemic: terrorism knows no timing nor borders,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “When you say regulate social media, that’s it, regulate. But there are qualifications in the provisions of the ATA of 2020 that we have to establish the intent and purpose,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We have seen the PhilHealth’s illegal advance payments to unauthorized health care institutions and grossly overpriced procurement of IT equipment - not to mention its doctoring of financial records,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “Yet, as we hear the Secretary of Health saying that the pandemic is a ‘blessing in disguise,’ we know for sure we haven't seen the worse for our suffering countrymen, in terms of health and economic well-being,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Some people are definitely making a killing out of the misery brought upon our people by the coronavirus, coming as it does in many forms we cannot even imagine” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Your Committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, has determined that all of the 14 appointees and one nominee are fit and qualified to the ranks which they are respectively nominated or appointed, and has therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their respective nomination and appointments for the consent and confirmation of this august body,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "When you issue statements, be very careful and be very conscious," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “We need to strengthen the board, it should give the direction and policy, the power of the Executive Committee should be reduced and it has become very obvious that they form another mafia,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson citing : “Nang binasa namin ang provision sa 217, napakadaling i-prosecute at napakahirap i-defend. Malversation kasi lumalabas nabanggit mo kanina, di pa effective ang implementation ng [Interim Reimbursement Mechanism], namigay na sila ng pera, umabot na ng P14.9B ang naipamigay,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and records caused by the roof leaks in the PhilHealth’s regional office in Pangasinan was intentional,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Soul searching is only for people who have souls,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Some people are definitely making a killing out of the misery brought upon our people by the coronavirus, coming as it does in many forms we cannot even imagine," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Yet, we hear the secretary of health saying that the pandemic is a 'blessing in disguise,' we know for sure we haven’t seen the worse for our suffering countrymen, health wise and their economic well-being,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and records caused by the roof leaks in the PhilHealth’s regional office in Pangasinan was intentional,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Soul searching is only for people who have souls,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and records caused by the roof leaks in the Philhealth’s regional office in Pangasinan was intentional," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Secretary Duque has stayed too long in the Health department as well as in PhilHealth in different capacities,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Secretary Duque has stayed too long in the Health department as well as in PhilHealth in different capacities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “In 2004, DoH Secretary Francisco Duque III was PhilHealth president when it illegally diverted P500 million in OWWA Medicare funds to buy PhilHealth cards bearing ex-President and then-presidential candidate Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s picture with the acronym GMA (Greater Medical Access) and GMA Para sa Masa, Para sa Lahat,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out ( about Francisco Duque ) : “As for Secretary Duque, he has stayed too long in the DoH and PhilHealth in different capacities. He admitted in a public hearing that he has given his best but it wasn’t good enough,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The evidence, supported by official documents and testimonies provided by resource persons who testified under oath so far gathered by the Senate Committee of the Whole during the three weekly hearings are sufficient enough to indict people responsible, directly or otherwise for the systematic corrupt practices and malevolent acts that have practically dragged the PhilHealth to its present financial death bed,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Now I dare ask is this another case of ‘WellMed dialysis scam’ in the making?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Mr. Limsiaco, and probably PCEO Morales, I am sorry to say, being accountable officers of PhilHealth…malamang maliligo kayo ng kaso kapag ibinahagi na ni [Senate President] Tito Sotto Kay [Department of Justice] Secretary Menardo Guevarra ang lahat na records ng proceedings ng pagdinig na sinasagawa namin ngayon,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Base sa nasabing Memorandum ni PCEO Morales, nakapag-remita na ng 2% expanded withholding tax (EWT) ang PhilHealth sa BIR Pasig RDO 043 noong ika-3 ng Agosto. At galing daw ang buwis na ito sa na-release na pondo ng IRM sa HCIs hanggang July 31, 2020 na ang kabuuang halaga ay P156,738,887,” “Lumilitaw na bukod sa kulang-kulang na P15B na IRM releases, pinag-abono pa nila ang PhilHealth mula sa benefit claims ng kanilang Corporate Operating Budget (COB) na kanilang ipinangbayad ng buwis na dapat ay pinapataw na bago pa lamang i-release ang pondo ng IRM sa mga health care institutions,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : “Ang ibig sabihin nito, may imposibleng dialysis sessions na umaabot sa 4,378. Now I dare ask – is this another case of ‘WellMed dialysis scam’ in the making?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Maski hanapin niyo maghapon, walang kayong makikita na magju-justify na puwede sakupin ng IRM ang non-COVID cases. Maski isang linggo kayo maghanap, wala kayo makikita," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Being possibly exposed to the virus is not an acceptable excuse as far as the Senate is concerned," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 17, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Huwag naman sana. Pag pinaghalo ang pulitika at terorismo, talo lahat tayo. Why? Politics has no logic and terrorism has no reason," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 15, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So early January, they foresee to address the pandemic; the first case in the Philippines, I remember was the Wuhan couple. I think that was February. They were ahead of the first COVID case, they (Philhealth) anticipated it,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So early January, they foresee to address the pandemic; the first case in the Philippines, I remember was the Wuhan couple. I think that was February. They were ahead of the first COVID case, they (Philhealth) anticipated it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Kung may defense counsel si Dr. Natividad, trabaho ng defense counsel niya yun," "It's not for the PhilHealth President and CEO to be interested in finding out kung forged 'yung signature nung tao," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Wag mo lokohin 'yung 24 senators. Para ma-justify mo 'yung binibili mo, iniiba mo 'yung specs," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They won’t be there to respond to new issues to be brought up by resource persons and some new incriminating documents in our possession,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Magmo-move ako para ma-grant sila ng legislative immunity nang sa ganoon [magiging] freewheeling ang kanilang testimony, lalo [pang] may banta na ganyan. (I will move to grant them legislative inquiry, so that their testimony would be freewheeling, especially when they are threatened with lawsuits),” External link

manilatimes Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Resigned or not... Gen. De Villa is under a legal order to present it to the committee in the next hearing," "I can only hope that he will be part of an advocacy group within PhilHealth and contribute in exposing shenanigans based on his personal knowledge," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “PhilHealth is a murky, stinking swamp that many of its good and well-meaning people, from the officials to their rank-and-file employees, want drained not just of some corrupt but well-entrenched officials … but of a deeply rooted, mafia-like syndicate that controls the resources of the corporation,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you deviate from the original intent of the IRM? Dialysis centers are not covered by IRM,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you release (money) to Braun that only had chairs and not a single bed for COVID-19? And as a matter of protocol, dialysis centers were not allowed to accommodate COVID-19 patients. What’s the justification?” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What happened to the soul of those who did this? We cannot understand who would have the heart or conscience to procure such items,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Laborte knows a lot of things. But he was already withholding [information] even before he decided to testify. If he decided to go all out, he could tell us many things,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I think to say the least, it was an ill-advised statement, we cannot regulate social media. We should allow the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 to take its course,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That’s two different matters. Ang proscription is a judicial process, designation is administrative, magkaiba yun e, you cannot be detained, you cannot be arrested when you are designated by the Anti-Terrorism Council. And there are parameters, very clear parameters under the law,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There’s so much misinterpretation or misreading of the law” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the government in a very precarious situation as in a tightrope-like balancing act between the health and economic issues which presents a no win-all situation," "That is why it is revolting to discover so much unabated corruption in PhilHealth involving billions that could have been put into good use in adequately addressing at least the issue of health," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "We only have to resolve who will sponsor it (death penalty) in the floor," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “there seems to be a mafia-like syndicate operating in PhilHealth and this syndicate is composed of members of the [executive committee],” “We intend to dig deeper into [that] because if corruption has become systemic in an organization, there must be a deeply rooted group or a clique responsible for the corruption,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It goes without saying: I am disappointed,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Whether it is P1 billion or P15 billion... the fact is there is corruption going on," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Hindi nga lang whiff ito e," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Kung 1 taon ka na diyan at nandiyan pa din 'yung corruption, walang nangyayari," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “PhilHealth is a murky, stinking swamp that many of its good and well-meaning people, from the officials to their rank-and-file employees, want drained not just of some corrupt but well-entrenched officials … but of a deeply rooted, mafia-like syndicate that controls the resources of the corporation,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you deviate from the original intent of the IRM? Dialysis centers are not covered by IRM,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson asked : “Why did you release (money) to Braun that only had chairs and not a single bed for COVID-19? And as a matter of protocol, dialysis centers were not allowed to accommodate COVID-19 patients. What’s the justification?” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What happened to the soul of those who did this? We cannot understand who would have the heart or conscience to procure such items,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Nag-log in siya sa hearing, biglang nag log out. 'Wag na lang daw. Kung puwede wag na daw siyang makisali," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Last minute, nagpasabi siya na under threat siya kaya hindi na natuloy 'yung aming meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Natatakot daw sila kaya kung puwede hindi na pumunta," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Today, even in the middle of a global pandemic, PhilHealth continues to face a train of anomalies, this time involving three major issues we are tackling today: overpriced ICT equipment, manipulation of PhilHealth’s financial statements and the highly irregular implementation of advanced payments to health care institutions through the interim reimbursement mechanism policy, among other corrupt practices. "We dare ask: Why would maternity care package providers and freestanding dialysis centers which do not even cater to COVID-19 patients receive COVID-19 advance payments from PhilHealth? You can see P226 million released to freestanding dialysis centers and P4.7 million released package providers,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Commission ) : “And for good reason. PhilHealth is a murky, stinking swamp that many of its good and well-meaning people from the officials to their rank-and-file employees (are) drained, not just of some corrupt but well-entrenched officials who do not seem to run out of malevolent schemes to enrich themselves, but of a deeply rooted, mafia-like syndicate that controls the resources of the corporation, and habitually manipulate its financial records, that even the COA (Commission on Audit) seems helpless in the conduct of their regular audit,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Magaling kayo magrelease ng pondo sa gusto niyo release-an. That’s the point," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Matagal na nakikiusap yung iba sa kanila na kung puwede, maimbestigahan ng Senate kasi ang PhilHealth is still very much controlled by the PhilHealth mafia," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "No, sir. The COVID-19 importers are the virus-infected couple from Wuhan, China who spread the virus in Manila because your Secretary Duque miserably failed to do a simple contact tracing," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "All these being considered, it is not difficult to understand why we are in this mess," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Since we cannot adjourn for more than three session days without the consent of the HoR (House of Representatives) as provided under Article 6, Section 16 paragraph 5 of the Constitution, we will have to resolve our way forward in this regard,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “What is important is to prevent an obvious pattern of upsurge in the daily coronavirus infection. On the other hand, this underscores the significance of data management by concerned government agencies, which after more than four months should have already been in place and readily implementable,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I would say, has therefore served its purpose, rightly or wrongly," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : "It is time for the public service providers like the telcos to invest in terms of capital expense to improve their services to the public," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : "It is time for the public service providers like the telcos to invest in terms of capital expense to improve their services to the public," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : ”These rampant and pervasive allegations of corruption, incompetence, and inefficiency have systematically impaired the management of PhilHealth to the detriment of this public institution and its members, without any remedial measures to improve competency and exact accountability, thereby endangering PhilHealth’s existence, necessitating the Senate’s intervention to prevent the corporation’s financial collapse,” External link

manilatimes Monday, July 27, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Unless he can credibly refute the allegations, which are supported by documents, he has no choice but to resign,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That, and other mind-blowing controversies will be the focus of the Senate inquiry in the coming days when Congress starts its second regular session,” “As long as the responsible officials are not made accountable for their misdeeds, PhilHealth will continue to bleed dry, thus running the risk of becoming bankrupt sooner than we think,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Unless he can credibly refute the allegations, which are supported by documents, he has no choice but to resign,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That, and other mind-blowing controversies will be the focus of the Senate inquiry in the coming days when Congress starts its second regular session,” “As long as the responsible officials are not made accountable for their misdeeds, PhilHealth will continue to bleed dry, thus running the risk of becoming bankrupt sooner than we think,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That such corruption occurred amid the COVID-19 crisis makes it more disgusting and abominable,” “The Senate has to act on the matter immediately as part of its oversight mandate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "involving almost P1 billion worth of questionable transactions, including a total overprice of P98 millionif true, says it all," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 24, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "makes it more disgusting and abominable," "Nakakasuya na sobra (it's excessively distasteful). Needless to say, there is urgency that the Senate has to act on the matter immediately, as part of its oversight mandate, having passed the Universal Health Law," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 24, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "had high hopes the shenanigans at PhilHealth would end with a new leadership," "Sad to say, how wrong we were," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 24, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how we strongly feel about these deaths, all our misgivings and biases for or against Bucor merely play second fiddle to the official investigation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No matter how we strongly feel about these deaths, all our misgivings and biases for or against Bucor merely play second fiddle to the official investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "We as legislators can ask relevant questions, especially in an executive session," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 20, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson : “It is accepted, subject to style because of the comma (,)” External link

bulatlat Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson replied : “Ang jurisprudence naman po rito ay iyong Lagman v. Medialdea. May mga existing naman pong Supreme Court rulings na puwede ring gawing reference, Mr. President” External link

bulatlat Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Definitely, no amount is enough to show our appreciation for the sacrifices and hard work of our nurses, especially those in the front lines," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favour of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favor of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, July 17, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Only the Court of Appeals, under the Anti Terrorism Act of 2020 can order the proscription, not the ATC nor the president," "There is a judicial process involved - meaning full court intervention via the Court of Appeals, complete with due notice and hearing," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The only timing that the terrorists know is their own. This is what I have been telling the critics of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I can see no problem with the lifting of the suspension on non-essential travel by Filipinos," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "Puwede ba nating sabihin sa terorista, 'Huwag muna kayong magpasabog, may COVID eh'? Terrorism knows no timing, knows no boundary. It's always urgent kasi they strike when we least expect it," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Walang dapat katakutan, ikabahala. Katunayan, napakaraming safeguards na nilagay namin dito," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Much credit goes to President Duterte. With all the pressure coming from different directions against the signing of the Anti Terrorism Bill into law, at the end of the day, it is his strong political will that mattered most,” External link

manilatimes Friday, July 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Rest assured that I will exert extra effort in guarding against possible abuse in its implementation, notwithstanding all the safeguards incorporated in this landmark legislation,” External link

manilatimes Friday, July 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Rest assured that I will exert extra effort in guarding against possible abuse in its implementation, notwithstanding all the safeguards incorporated in this landmark legislation," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "With all the pressure coming from different directions against the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill into law, at the end of the day, it is his strong political will that mattered most," "I cannot imagine this measure being signed under another administration. If only for this, I take my hat off to the president," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "My snappy salute to the AFP for their maturity and professionalism in immediately rectifying false claims that responding policemen tampered with the crime scene in Jolo, Sulu," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The problem with the critics of the Anti-Terrorism Bill like the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights and the others is that they criticize without even reading the bill itself," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Designation as defined under the bill is a purely administrative process intended to trigger the issuance of a freeze order by the Anti-Money Laundering Council," "Proscription, on the other hand, needs court intervention that requires due notice and hearing by the Court of Appeals," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I can assure you, the Anti-Terror Bill is a good law - one that is swift, effective and most importantly, constitutional," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While we have already the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, it has no mechanism to prevent terrorist financing. The Anti-Terrorism Bill has a mechanism to trigger a freeze order by the Anti-Money Laundering Council upon the request of the Anti-Terrorism Council,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Had this measure been in effect earlier instead of the 2007 Human Security Act, the Marawi Siege could have been prevented. For one, a new feature under this bill is to make punishable inchoate offenses, something not present under the present Human Security Act of 2007,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While we have already the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, it has no mechanism to prevent terrorist financing. The Anti-Terrorism Bill has a mechanism to trigger a freeze order by the Anti-Money Laundering Council upon the request of the Anti-Terrorism Council,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What happened in Marawi was not lack of intelligence; they had enough intelligence but they could not act because the HSA of 2007 is toothless and rendered a dead-letter law,” “The loss of hundreds of lives and the massive destruction of properties could have been prevented in Marawi City with an Anti-Terrorism Law stronger and more effective than the toothless dead-letter law like the Human Security Act of 2007,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Kian de los Santos ) : "Regarding the abuses, we've seen them, we've investigated them," "The cops responsible for the murder of Kian de los Santos were convicted, largely because of our Senate inquiries," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “we cannot squeeze blood from a turnip,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “we cannot squeeze blood from a turnip,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The plan of those opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill to hold protests on Independence Day — regardless of whether they have read and understood the bill — is their basic right, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “Having said that, they should only be conscious and mindful of the existing protocols in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The plan of those opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill to hold protests on Independence Day, regardless of whether they have read and understood the bill, is their basic right, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted : “Having said that, they should only be conscious and mindful of the existing protocols in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Sir ) : "NO SIR! It is ONLY to request the AMLC (Anti-Money Laundering Council) to freeze the accounts and the CA (Court of Appeals) to issue an order to wiretap, NOT arrest," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Many of those opposing the anti-terrorism measure have now shifted their aim to target the implementation. They have mastered the art of argumentation - when you run out of sound reasons to argue, just say: BASTA! (whatever)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Catriona Gray ) : “Australia has a very strong democracy that’s why, with all due respect to Miss Universe Catriona Gray, she’s Australian, right? She is going against the bill but their laws in Australia are stronger than our laws. We derived portions of the bill from the laws in Australia. We asked them to help us in crafting this measure,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Is he an American? This Anti-Terrorism Bill is based on the laws of the US, Australia, and the EU [European Union]. The majority of its provisions are copied from their laws. The standards that I followed are from the UN [United Nations],” “Most of these provisions are approved by the citizens of the United States. Their laws are tighter. They even have the Guantanamo [detention facility]. Why is he pursuing this [measure] in the Philippines? He must criticize the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I don’t think (it can be recalled) because they have voted on it. It was passed on the third and final reading, and I believe today it’s going to be an enrolled bill, to be transmitted to Malacañang for the President to either veto or approve, or just make it lapse into law after 30 days,” “The DoJ can still interfere by advising the President to veto the bill altogether. Remember, this is not a revenue measure nor is it a budget measure, there’s no line-item veto here. It’s either the President vetoes the bill in whole, not in part, or he approves it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 8, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There’s no vagueness in the crafting of the bill or in the definition of terrorism itself. It is clearly defined, there are delimitations. We made it very clear the purpose of such acts by nature and context, it should be taken into consideration. At the latter part, we added a provision that emphasizes the observance or adherence to the Bill of Rights,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 8, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "cannot exercise judicial or quasi-judicial powers," "The ATC's power is limited to administrative. They can coordinate with AMLC (Anti-Money Laundering Council) for the freezing of assets of such terrorist organization or person designated by the UN or another jurisdiction," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 8, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The DOJ can still interfere by advising the President to veto the bill altogether. This is not a revenue or budget measure. There’s no line item veto here. It’s either the President vetoes the bill in whole or he approves it," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 8, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Many of us are starting to wonder what amulet Secretary Duque has to deserve such special treatment,” “While I do not and cannot question the presidential prerogative to hire and fire his Cabinet secretaries and other political appointees not protected by the civil service law, it is kind of boring to see Secretary Duque pointing fingers at his subordinates and other people for his pattern of failures in running the DOH--and getting away with it each time” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 5, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Goodness gracious! Mr. Secretary, they are no longer around to defend or explain themselves. Just go,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 5, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Many of us are starting to wonder what amulet Secretary Duque has to deserve such special treatment,” “While I do not and cannot question the presidential prerogative to hire and fire his Cabinet secretaries and other political appointees not protected by the civil service law, it is kind of boring to see Secretary Duque pointing fingers at his subordinates and other people for his pattern of failures in running the DOH--and getting away with it each time” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 5, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Goodness gracious! Mr. Secretary, they are no longer around to defend or explain themselves. Just go,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 5, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Goodness gracious! Mr. Secretary, they are no longer around to defend or explain themselves," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Save for the reglementary period of detention in which we adopted the shortest time of 14 days — compared to Thailand with up to 30 days; Malaysia, up to two years; Singapore at 720 days extendible to an indefinite period of detention without formal charges; and Indonesia, up to 120 additional days. Also, safeguards have been put in place to ensure the rights of those detained,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If there is no certification that this bill is urgent, it is impossible for us to approve this on third reading,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Terrorism knows no timing nor borders. Some of our country’s policy-makers, especially our people, should know better than just criticizing and believing the massive disinformation campaign against a measure that can secure and protect us as well as our families and loved ones from terrorist acts perpetrated in a manner so sudden, least expected and indiscriminate - as in any time, probably even today, tomorrow or next week,” External link

pna Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “And to the critics, I dare say: I hope the day will not come when you or any of your loved ones will be at the receiving end of a terrorist attack, so much so that it will be too late for you to regret convincing the Filipino people to junk this landmark legislation,” External link

pna Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It is totally unacceptable that the families of the 32 health workers who died due to COVID-19 have yet to receive the P1 million compensation, in clear violation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The PHP1-million compensation is the least the government owes the families of these 32 fallen heroes. It's in the law. The lack or absence of implementing rules and regulations should not be an excuse not to comply with the law,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It is a no-brainer that we can't stand on our own and protect ourselves from harassments especially now that Chinese intrusions into our territory particularly in the West Philippine Sea have become commonplace," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The last thing that we should lose is the balance of power that the USA, among other allies like Australia and other ASEAN neighbors, can provide to suit our national interest and territorial integrity," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Simple technologies that we now take for granted may yet be the biggest help in fighting the spread of COVID-19, as shown by the initiatives of at least two local governments," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "In just a few days of implementation, the local government has already signed up 42,000 out of the municipality's 97,557 residents. For those without smartphones, the local government's barangay and police personnel can input the information for them," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "With these technologies, we can potentially save P11.7 billion being asked by the Department of Health for contact tracers," "Our national agencies, including the Department of Health, need not look far for contact tracing solutions that are effective, yet are not intrusive. Instead, they must take a cue from our LGUs," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Enough safeguards are in place. The critics - some of whom had been extended the opportunity to help craft the bill - should read first the bill itself to see for themselves what I am saying,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Once the House of Representatives approves the adopted Senate version of the Anti-Terror bill on third and final reading, they will then transmit it to us for enrollment and subsequent submission to the President,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That gives the bill a chance to [be] enacted into law within 30 days unless vetoed by the President which is very unlikely considering the certification that he issued,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “He is such one good and professional officer who is fit for the job, having a long career in drug enforcement,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is therefore imperative that we establish a research institute that delves into the field of virology,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The institute must ensure that the results of these activities are properly applied towards self-reliance and utilized to accelerate economic and social development towards the protection of the citizens and its resources," External link

pna Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson stated : “There are at least 170,000 licensed physicians in the country who can be more competent and honest than him. They are all my candidates for replacement,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 25, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "There are many among the 170,000 licensed physicians in the country who may be more honest and competent," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 25, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained ( about Francisco Duque ) : “They are claiming Sansure is a closed system, which is not true. Because yesterday I confronted Sec. Duque who claimed the reason the agency did not purchase Sansure was because it is a closed system, which is not true,” “Giving us false information does not help him” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 22, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “But I think there should be a day of reckoning on all this. Seizing an opportunity out of a crisis is a good thing when you do it for country. For example when we know other locators or factories are relocating from China to other places in Asia, we should seize that opportunity. But to seize an opportunity for self-aggrandizement out of a crisis as big as the COVID-19 pandemic, I think that’s the height of callousness and greed,” External link

inquirer Friday, May 22, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Not only do I not agree but medical experts have also expressed their disagreement with the statement attributed to Secretary Duque…because we have not yet gone past the first wave so how can we say na we are now already confronting the second wave?” External link

inquirer Friday, May 22, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Because those tested say last May 1, ang result nakukuha 14 days after. It’s not accurate data, they tested 10,000 people last May 1, they should come out with those cases or the infection on that particular date, not 14 days after,” “If we base our decision on inaccurate data, chances are we’ll be coming up with wrong decisions or wrong conclusions,” External link

inquirer Friday, May 22, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “I only based my tweet on the observation that some netizens even went to the extent of posting out-of-date photos or videos. I said, a little compassion; he’s getting it already, why rub salt to injury? Because by going to the extent of posting out-of-date videos that happened before his birthday celebration, so that’s a bit cruel, right?” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So there’s a pattern of overpricing. Not this time, we are in the middle of a crisis. We should not be distracting DoH and other government instrumentalities by conducting an investigation. But I think there should be a day of reckoning on all this,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I think it's necessary. At the rate we are going, we cannot be out of this problem by June 24 and the Bayanihan Act will expire on June 24," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Fortunately for us, the private sector is also procuring the same items, not necessarily the same brand, but what the DOH did is to submit brand-based equipment, meaning they submitted to the procurement service of the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) the brand that they prefer which is a no-no, its not allowed under Section 18 of the Government Procurement Act,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So there’s a pattern of overpricing. Not this time, we are in the middle of a crisis. We should not be distracting DOH and other government instrumentalities by conducting an investigation. But I think there should be a day of reckoning for all this,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained ( about Francisco Duque ) : “They are claiming Sansure is a closed system, which is not true. Because yesterday I confronted Sec. Duque, he is claiming the reason they did not purchase Sansure, it’s because it is a closed system, which is not true,” “Giving us false information does not help him” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Bakit lagi na lang pag government ang nagpo-procure bakit napakamahal, di lang napakamahal kundi halos doble o mahigit doble ang presyo? And we are operating on very limited resources,” “We realize the limitations and challenges but di ba dapat everybody especially those in government should have a share in judiciously spending limited resources in government?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Assuming for the sake of discussion that they transmit HB 6732 to the Senate after approval on third and final reading probably next week, and while the 12 pending bills have yet to be reported out by their committee on legislative franchises on the House floor, how will the Senate treat those measures?” External link

pna Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Bill No ) : “But of course, we all know that the House version or the General Appropriations Bill 1 (GAB-1) we refer to is a replica of the NEP. But what we are hearing in the committee on finance is not the House bill but the NEP that was submitted by Malacañang to the House, of which a copy is also furnished to the Senate,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We haven’t gone past the first wave yet, so I’m not sure about a second wave. I think the IATF should reconsider [its] decision on the opening of the malls and other similar establishments unless strict physical distancing and other protocols are observed,” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 18, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We haven’t gone past the first wave yet, so I’m not sure about a second wave. I think the IATF should reconsider [its] decision on the opening of the malls and other similar establishments unless strict physical distancing and other protocols are observed,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The COVID-19 pandemic involves people's lives, and to a large extent, their livelihoods. That said, there is no room for officials who, because of sheer incompetence or corrupt thinking, will endanger our lives that we practically entrust to them," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "I would rather prioritize the ‘hand-to-mouths’ who are forced to lose their income, many of whom are without savings but who need to feed their families," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While a franchise renewal or approval rests on the Congress by way of legislation, subject to the concurrence or veto by the President, an extension of the existing franchise by way of a joint or separate resolutions adopted by either or both houses of Congress has no existing jurisprudence as far as I know,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While a franchise renewal or approval rests on the Congress by way of legislation, subject to the concurrence or veto by the President, an extension of the existing franchise by way of a joint or separate resolutions adopted by either or both houses of Congress has no existing jurisprudence as far as I know,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "We are contacting the families the 18 Senate employees and staff so they can also be tested at the Senate clinic tomorrow, free of charge," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “NTC already said they will be guided by the DOJ legal opinion. While a franchise renewal or approval rests on the Congress by way of legislation, subject to the concurrence or veto by the president, an extension of the existing franchise by way of joint or separate resolutions adopted by either or both houses of Congress has no existing jurisprudence as far as I know,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 4, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Many senior citizens are far healthier and with stronger immune system than their younger counterparts. To indiscriminately prohibit them from going out of their homes is not only arbitrary, it is downright stupid," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Just to give credence to my argument - ang ibang male senate staff ko nga na di hamak na mas bata kesa sa akin, hindi makasabay sa akin pag gumagamit ako ng stairs paakyat sa 6th floor office ko. 'Yung iba naman, laging may sipon at laging uubo-ubo, samantalang ako, laging malakas ang immune system," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Idagdag ko pa, may staff nga ako na mukhang tatay at kuya ko," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The fact that the AFP has recalled the request is an admission that something is wrong with it,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Arrogance has no place in our country-especially in a situation where either all of us win or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “there seems to be no significant headway on its implementation” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Arrogance has no place in our country - especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 27, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “They should act swiftly and decisively,” “Arrogance has no place in our country – especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 27, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “For the most part, our policemen deserve kudos for doing their jobs. Such is the case of police officers who arrested a foreigner in Makati City after he challenged their authority with an arrogant and demeaning behavior,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 27, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I will support the President's decision to declare martial law at least in areas where the NPAs operate with impunity and without regard to the ongoing public health crisis that we are going through," "In fact, I will encourage a no-nonsense military offensive against them... if the so-called 'enemies of the state' will continue to harass military and police non-combatants, especially those performing the humanitarian task of assisting in the distribution of social amelioration funds" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 24, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We only need to look at how much the most prosperous countries spend on R&D to see why we are among the laggards,” “Even if we bump up the percentage to 1 or 2 percent of the national budget, it would make a major difference,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The President has offered P10M to whoever can develop a vaccine for COVID-19. How about investing more on R&D (research and development) than a token annual average share of 0.4 percent from the GAA (General Appropriations Act)?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson added : “Science entails research. Science can greatly help, especially during disasters. Yet, why do we appropriate only 0.4 percent on the average for R&D?” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "It would mean much more if the government invested more on research and development (R&D)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "The Department of Health is doing a too controlled and centralized and testing which they don’t have the capacity to undertake on a massive scale anyway for reasons known only to them," "The business sector can help by subsidizing or spending for the deployment of those health personnel in order to cover a considerable number among our population thus getting a more accurate infection rate," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 20, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “No military takeover. PRRD made the remark to emphasize discipline. He did not say we are under martial law,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 20, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We still can’t imagine that the curve will flatten. We’re far off from it because first of all, we still do not have massive testing,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 20, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “Pwede ‘yan. Kaya lang magpapasa kami ng resolution para payagan ‘yan. Kasi sa ngayon walang existing na in-adopt na resolution para mag-teleconferencing kami na mag-session,” External link

inquirer Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Hindi (military takeover). Ang remark na ginawa ni PRRD, to emphasize ang disiplina. Kasi di naman ito sinabi niyang martial law tayo,” External link

inquirer Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “After all, it is them who have brought most of these concerns to the attention of the senators who signed the call for his resignation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, April 17, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “As a matter of course, a public hearing will be conducted after first reading (of the Senate resolution) and referral,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, April 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told : "As a matter of course, a public hearing will be conducted after first reading [of the resolution]," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Ang kino-consider namin i-refer sa Committee of the Whole pero paguusapan namin 'yan, ica-caucus namin 'yan para organized," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “As a matter of course, a public hearing will be conducted after first reading (of the Senate resolution) and referral,” “At the end of the day, the public will be enlightened after witnessing for themselves the open discussion of issues at hand,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, April 17, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “We all agreed not to recommend any replacement. In case he quits, it is all up to the president, being the appointing authority. We are simply for a competent Secretary of Health. Take note: not more competent, but simply a competent one at the helm,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “There is no saying that Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. is not doing a good job as chief implementer of the government’s national response against COVID-19, by playing catch-up for the inadequacies of some people,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Since these are donations and therefore not for business purposes, how in the world will these donors look for local distributors, or look for the manufacturer to file for an application?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “There is no saying that Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. is not doing a good job as chief implementer of the government’s national response against COVID-19, by playing catch-up for the inadequacies of some people,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Since these are donations and therefore not for business purposes, how in the world will these donors look for local distributors, or look for the manufacturer to file for an application?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no perfect system of distribution of aid considering the number of families involved in the cash dole-out, further complicated by a less efficient database due to the late implementation of the National ID system,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Just as intelligence information can spell the difference between success and failure in my previous life in intelligence and law enforcement work, data is the key for our policy makers to make the right decisions at this critical time,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about National Health ) : “There is no perfect system of distribution of aid considering the number of families involved in the cash dole-out, further complicated by a less efficient database due to the late implementation of the National ID system,” External link

pna Friday, April 3, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “But coming from this President, what else is new?” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Having been immersed in intelligence and law-enforcement work for two decades in my previous life, I couldn’t help but suggest to authorities to thoroughly investigate if the ‘riot’ in Quezon City involving protesters demanding aid in violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was indeed a ‘valid hunger-driven’ spontaneous act of people who simply lost their patience out of exasperation, or a politically instigated violence by sinister groups out to take advantage and destabilize the administration and duly constituted authority,” External link

pna Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no saying, however, that all protests during the ECQ should be presumed as politically instigated, but it cannot be denied that there may be groups with the motive to exploit the volatility of the situation to advance their own political agenda,” External link

pna Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Considering that this is a different level of greed and corruption especially at a time of national crisis, Congress as well as the Filipino people may not be forgiving or nonchalant anymore, " External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "They knew beforehand what they wanted to ask from Congress. When we gave it to them in a record time of 18 hours, apparently they were not prepared to execute," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Considering that this is a different level of greed and corruption especially at a time of national crisis, Congress as well as the Filipino people may not be forgiving or nonchalant anymore, " External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "They knew beforehand what they wanted to ask from Congress. When we gave it to them in a record time of 18 hours, apparently they were not prepared to execute," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson wrote : "Sayang he is only 29-years-old, not 39. If there is any consolation, he is the best gift ever to Pasig City," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This will allow the public the opinion and sentiment of the members of Congress. After all, we were the ones who passed that (Bayanihan Act) and we want to look into it. That’s why purpose of the oversight committee, is to review [its implementation],” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Naka-ready kami sa Kongreso... Ngayon ang backlog natin nasa implementation. Lagi tayong late e," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “a hungry stomach knows no law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “a hungry stomach knows no law,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 30, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It is now March 30. By now, those in charge of its implementation, particularly the distribution of cash dole-outs to the 18 million-plus families should already be taking place. Sadly, there are reports that families, especially the daily wage earners are going hungry already,” External link

pna Monday, March 30, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “If the executive does not act with dispatch, we may have a serious social problem to face. We know what desperation can drive the head of the family to do when he sees his family starving. As the old adage says, ‘a hungry stomach knows no law,” External link

pna Monday, March 30, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “As an elected Senator of the Republic, I appeal to our citizens to practice that selfless act of responsibility to society and do our part in hastening to flatten the curve by thwarting the spread of the virus even in our own little way,” “Covid-19 may not be like the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), where there is social stigma attached to the afflicted because it is sexually transmitted in most cases. Nevertheless, it does not diminish the threat that Covid-19 poses not only to those vulnerable but those around them,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is where the rapid test kits come in. The rapid test kit will identify the positives early so that they can be isolated to prevent infection spread,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson warned : “If the DOH does not change its way of handling the crisis, we may be overrun by COVID19 faster than we can imagine,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “This is where the rapid test kits come in. The rapid test kit will identify the positives early so that they can be isolated to prevent infection spread,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 27, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson warned : “If the DOH does not change its way of handling the crisis, we may be overrun by COVID19 faster than we can imagine,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 27, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “That, instead of overly restrictive regulations imposed by our DOH, will certainly help obviate a possibly uncontrollable spread of the Covid-19,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson wrote : "Sayang he is only 29-years-old, not 39. If there is any consolation, he is the best gift ever to Pasig City," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is no doubt we will survive this, as we have done in so many crises before,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “There is every reason to be concerned as far as the Senate is concerned since an invited resource person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 had not only entered the Senate premises but even interacted with at least 2 senators and their staff,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Better safe than sorry for others” “God knows how many among us had close contact with our 2 colleagues, and so forth and so on, sharing elevators, lounge and the session hall with them,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Sad to say, the developing events have already showed the inadequate response of government in regard to monitoring and containment,” “Save for the breakthrough of the UP scientists in coming up with an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved affordable test kits, we have yet to see a concrete, decisive action to address the problem at hand,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The intelligence community should exert extra effort to gather information in this regard,” External link

asiatimes Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Do we have enough testers to cover a decent number of our population, especially in the more vulnerable areas of the country? If no, the DOH may be underreporting, albeit unintentionally,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 9, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “It begs the question: Do we have a sufficient number of testers to cover a decent number of our population especially in the more vulnerable areas of the country? If not, the DOH may be underreporting albeit unintentionally,” External link

pna Monday, March 9, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Do we have enough testers to cover a decent number of our population, especially in the more vulnerable areas of the country? If no, the DOH may be underreporting, albeit unintentionally,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson told ( about Richard Gordon ) : “The information I shared with Senator [Richard] Gordon that a good number of PLA [members] is subject to validation, and we’re talking here of 2,000 to 3,000; that’s the number mentioned to us,” External link

asianews-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The bringing of huge sums of money in and out of the country in past months with seeming impunity indicates the urgent need for action from our government, not just by the Executive but also by the Legislative,” External link

inquirer Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “should also make sure that they cannot be weaponized for political purposes” External link

inquirer Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “The bringing of huge sums of money in and out of the country in past months with seeming impunity indicates the urgent need for action from our government, not just by the Executive but also by the Legislative,” External link

pna Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “While there is need to address the corruption that is one big reason for authorities’ tolerating money laundering, there is also a need to take a long, hard look at gaps in our existing laws, including the Bank Secrecy Law and the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA),” “On the other hand, the amendments to these laws should also make sure that they cannot be weaponized for political purposes,” External link

pna Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “A US visa is a conditional authorization granted to a foreigner. It may be canceled without explanation or justification. The VFA is a bilateral agreement between the PH and US that went through some careful and diplomatic discussion,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson replied : "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "will be answerable criminally for their acts. And that is a fact of life" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "While loyalty is a virtue, blind loyalty is simply just that - blind," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson explained : “So the landscape will be different. It means that is not yet final- the termination made by the President. Second, if a new negotiation or treaty will be drafted, it has nothing to do with the original VFA signed last year,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Lahat naman may legal procedures na susundin... Naroon lahat ng safeguards," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Franklin Drilon ) : “Hindi lang (Not just the) Regional Trial Court (RTC). Sa intervention ni (With the intervention of) Senator Franklin Drilon, we elevated to the CA the issuance of judicial authorization to conduct surveillance,” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Commission ) : “They also have to immediately inform the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the arrest. Visitation rights are also there and there is no limit on lawyer’s visits,” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “Let’s face it. Acts of terrorism have become the new normal especially in other countries, and our country is not exempted from this. Every now and then we’ll be hearing about suicide bombers, and we’ve had our first case of suicide bombing very recently. ISIS is already here in the Philippines. So it’s about time we strengthen our laws against terrorism,” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “So maski 1,000 joint resolutions na walang effect and force of law ang ipadala namin sa NTC, anong gagawin ng NTC after May 4? Expired pa rin ‘yan (Even if we send NTC 1,000 resolutions that have no effect and force of law, what will the NTC do after May 4? The franchise is still expired),” External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "Next week ifa-file yun (It will be filed next week). I will join the Senate President in the filing of petition as co-petitioner," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "I don't know what NTC will do to legalize that (extension)," "Kung walang magque-question [sa Supreme Court], fine. Hanggang walang nagque-question, fine... Makakapag-operate ang ABS-CBN, sabay-sabay pa tayong manonood ng 'Ang Probinsyano,'" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : "If it is a useless piece of paper, at wala namang effect ng batas, alam naman namin na balewala 'yun. Magmumukha lang kami na parang nakakatawa naman na gagawa kami ng resolution eh illegal din yun," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “He [President Rodrigo Duterte] cannot do it without your input and wise counsel. Please continue what you started,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said : “What do you mean by usual budget evaluation process?” “Don’t get me wrong. I already lauded you for withholding the release of the P84 billion because it is my belief there is a sound reason for withholding such budgetary allocation” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson expliqué : “Le président a brisé son silence et cela nous brise le cœur” External link

courrierinternational Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson dijo : “Puede ser encarcelado por sus revelaciones” External link

diariolibre-en Friday, September 16, 2016 12:44:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson dit : «Cette situation pourrait dégénérer et poser un grave problème pour la loi et l'ordre dans le pays tout entier» External link

lapresse-CA Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson dit : "Cette situation pourrait dégénérer et poser un grave problème pour la loi et l'ordre dans le pays tout entier" External link

afp-fr Sunday, June 12, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT



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senator59.54%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
chairman3.38%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
committee chairman0.36%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
commandant0.12%FR09/13/201713/09/2017
chairman of the committee0.24%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
national police chief6.64%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
chief5.92%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
police chief5.31%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
general0.24%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
sénateur1.21%FR08/03/201703/08/2017
former police chief0.36%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
chairperson0.12%EN05/17/201717/05/2017
head0.85%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
foreign affairs chairman0.12%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
senate committee chairman0.36%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
chef0.60%FR01/29/201729/01/2017
committee chairperson0.12%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
senador0.36%PT11/05/201605/11/2016
sénateur élu0.48%FR06/12/201612/06/2016
rehabilitation secretary0.36%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
assistant0.48%EN04/02/201402/04/2014
secretary5.56%EN03/29/201429/03/2014
former senator2.78%EN12/03/201303/12/2013
sen4.35%EN06/14/200714/06/2007
candidate0.12%EN05/25/200725/05/2007
Names Lang Count
Panfilo LacsonEN87.75%
Panfilo LacsonEU9.49%
Panfilo LacsonFR1.66%
Panfilo LacsonPT0.99%
Panfilo LacsonES0.11%
Panfilo “ Ping ” LacsonEN0.00%


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Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “While the series is based on fiction where everyone in government explodes away because of a terrorist attack during the State of the Nation Address, there is that scenario that should be addressed,” “We have a clear line of succession all the way down to the House speaker, but what happens if similar to what happened in the TV series where everyone perishes? Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Maganda ang layunin ng panukalang batas ni Sen. Lacson (The purpose of the proposed bill of Senator Lacson is good),” External link

pna Monday, August 31, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Manny Pacquiao said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : "Huwag naman sanang masamain itong mga ginagawang pagbubuyag ni Senator Lacson (Don't take what Senator Lacson is doing negatively). He is just doing his job," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Vicente Sotto said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Senator Lacson (said) they will reveal vital information,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “When he spoke about the anti-terror bill, he was saying, ‘I’m waiting for Senator Lacson to finalize his commas and periods before I sign the bill,'” External link

pna Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Bayan Muna said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Victim blaming is a classic tactic of martial law implementers. Sen. Lacson very well knows that. They conveniently say that it is the victim’s fault why he is being targetted or arrested to deflect the evilness of martial law,” External link

bulatlat Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT