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Lacson frowns at ‘pork hunter’ tag

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, a staunch anti-pork barrel advocate, does not like the name ‘’pork hunter’’ ascribed to him. Senator Panfilo M. Lacson (SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) ‘’I don’t like it. I’m just doing my job,’’ Lacson said as he disagreed with Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III who had presumed ‘’regularity’’ on the “institutional amendments’’ by the House of Representatives (HoR) on the proposed 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB or national budget) after the House recently passed the measure on third and final reading. Lacson and Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon had cited some P326 billion ‘’lump sum’’ appropriations tucked in the proposed P666-billion budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Both cited a Supreme Court decision that lump sum appropriations are unconstitutional. Lump sum appropriations are suspected as ‘’pork barrel’’ appropriations. Lacson has been on the prowl every budget season, picking out suspected pork barrel appropriations in the GAB. The Senate is expected to receive from the House a soft copy of the budget on Oct. 28. Asked during an ANC interview if he believes a statement of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco that there is no pork in the GAB, only institutional amendments, Lacson replied: ‘’We have yet to see the transmitted copy of the GAB as approved on third and final reading, as transmitted to the Senate.’’ ‘’Until we see that, we cannot really tell or say if there’s pork or not in the House of Representatives version of the budget.’’ On a query whether amending budget after third and final reading is unconstitutional, Lacson said: ‘’That is clearly unconstitutional.’’ ‘’It’s very clear, there’s no other interpretation in that provision under the Constitution that after the third and final reading of any bill, including the GAB, no amendment shall be allowed thereto,’’ he said. ‘’I don’t see any other interpretation of that particular provision. So since they already passed on third reading the HoR version of the GAB, I see no reason why they will allow a small committee to introduce further amendments. Based on what I heard from Rep. Eric Yap, the Appropriations committee chairman, he said the amendments will not be coming from the congressmen but from the agencies,’’ he stated. ‘’Again, that’s another violation. We have a four-phase budget process. Budget preparation, authorization, execution, and accountability. We are now in the authorization phase. And only the Congress of the Philippines is allowed to participate in the authorization phase. Tapos na ang sa (the) Executive department (has completed its job in the) preparation phase. Ang execution, after napirmahan ng Presidente ang enrolled bill and when DBM starts disbursing allocations, doon mag-start ang execution. So agencies under the Executive branch cannot be allowed to participate in the authorization phase of the budget process. Sotto had said that he would presume regularity after the House made institutional amendments worth P20 billion, including P5.5 billion, for COVID-19 vaccines. Lacson stressed that amendments to the budget by the House small committee is unconstitutional. ‘’To say there’s presumption of regularity, I think it’s misplaced. If that is the output of the small committee and they will include these amendments in the USB drive they will transmit to us on Oct. 28, then we cannot presume regularity, with all due respect to my Senate President…because if it is based on an unconstitutional act, I cannot presume regularity,’’ he added......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phOct 22nd, 2020

Lacson kay Velasco: Magkakaalaman na sa zero ‘pork’ budget

Ipinagpalagay ng mga senador na walang iregularidad sa post approval amendment ng House of Representatives (HOR) sa 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). The post Lacson kay Velasco: Magkakaalaman na sa zero ‘pork’ budget first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Lacson urges Duterte to veto pork in budget

​Senator Panfilo Lacson urged President Rodrigo Duterte to veto what he insisted were “pork barrel” allocations in next year’s P4.1-trillion budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

P83B pork siningit ni Cayetano sa 2020 budget

IBINUNYAG kahapon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang diumano’y ‘last-minute’ na pagsingit ng mgaalagad ni House Speaker Alan Peter Ca­yetano bago lagdaan ang bicameral confe­rence committee sa 2020 budget kahapon......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Pork is here to stay : Lacson claims last-minute insertions in 2020 budget

The senator pointed out that the bicameral report contains lump sums and vaguely described projects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

HUWAG MAGPAKALAT NG FAKE NEWS SA SEA GAMES

Ano ba ito mayroon na namang ‘fake news’ang sumisira laban sa organizer ng 30th Southeast Asian Games na ginaganap sa bansa na ayon kay Sen. Ping Lacson, ang paglagak ng public funds sa PHISGOC na isang private foundation na maituturing daw na pork barrel scam ni Janet Napoles. Ay naku po, Dong, paano naman maikukumpara […] The post HUWAG MAGPAKALAT NG FAKE NEWS SA SEA GAMES appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Napoles Pork Scam Pinagtanggol Ni Alan

INALMAHAN ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano ang ginawang pagkumpara ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation sa mga ginamit na foundation ng negosyanteng si Janet Lim Napoles upang pagkakitaan ang Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) ng mga mambabatas......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’

MANILA, Philipines — The transfer of P1.5 billion in public funds for the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to a private group headed by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano was cast in the same mold as the P10-billion pork barrel racket, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said. As in […] The post Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

Pork barrel idadagdag sa pondo ng National ID, UHC at Quality Tertiary Education

ISINUSULONG NGAYON NI Senador Panfilo Lacson na madagdagan ang pondo para sa implementasyon ng National ID, Universal Health Care at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

Lacson says pork-free national budget an ‘impossible dream’

MANILA, Philippines – Drafting the yearly national budget continues to be a “hide-and-seek” game between government agencies disguising discretionary funds or “pork” in their budget proposals, and lawmakers attempting to catch them by sifting through their line items for dubious lump sums, said Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

MISLEADING: Lacson declares 2020 budget truly pork-free

Claim: Senator Panfilo Lacson "declared" that the House version of the 2020 budget is “truly pork-free,” according to an article published by Mindanation.com on November 3. The article cited the senator’s interview on radio station Super Radyo DZBB 594 on the same day the article was published, saying ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Deklarasyon na ang 2020 National Budget ay pork free, ikinalugod ng mga lider sa kamara

  Bing Ayang   IKINALUGOD ng mga lider sa kamara ang naunang pahayag ni Sen. Ping Lacson na ang 2020 National Budget ay pork free. Ayon kay Majority Leader Martin Romualdez ito ay isang welcome move at patunay lamang sa pagkilala ng senador sa pagpupunyagi ng kamara upang matiyak na walang pork ang panukalang budget […] The post Deklarasyon na ang 2020 National Budget ay pork free, ikinalugod ng mga lider sa kamara appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsNov 12th, 2019

May ‘pork barrel’ sa national budget?

HINAMON NI SENADOR Panfilo Lacson ang mga kongresista na isa-publiko ang isinusulong na amendments sa national budget upang mabatid o […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Walang pork sa House-approved 2020 budget-Lacson

Manila, Philippines – Ipinahayag ni Senator Panfilo Lacson nitong Linggo na walang pork insertions sa panukalang 2020 national budget na isinumite ng House of Representatives. Tinagurian ni Lacson ang mga kasalukuyang mambabatas na “most behaved”, at sinabing P9.5 bilyong halaga lamang ng institutional amendments ang nakita niya. “In fairness dito sa present House of Representatives, […] The post Walang pork sa House-approved 2020 budget-Lacson appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

Pork sa 2020 budget tataktakin ni Lacson

BAGAMA’T mahirap, determinado si Senador Panfilo Lacson na hanapin ang mga pork barrel insertion sa panukalang P4.1 trilyong budget para sa taong 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Pork barrel sa 2020 budget, tsismis lang – Cayetano

Manila, Philippines – Tinuran lamang ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano na isang tsismis ang akusasyon ni Sen. Ping Lacson na may pork barrel na ilang bilyong piso ang mga kongresista sa ilalim ng 2020 national budget. Ayon kay Cayetano, ayaw na nyang patulan ang akusasyon ng mga senador dahil malinaw naman na walang mga […] The post Pork barrel sa 2020 budget, tsismis lang – Cayetano appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

‘Pork’ sa budget ‘di tatantanan ni Senator Ping

HINDI baboy na may African Swine Flu (ASF) ang nilalabanan ni Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson kundi ang ‘pork barrel’ na pinagsususpetsahan niyang ‘isiningit’ sa P4.1 trilyong inaprobahang national budget para sa 2020. Ito yata ‘yung sinabi ni Rep. Joey Salceda na tig-P100 milyones budget para sa mga kongresista?! Pero umalma ang deputy speakers, hindi raw ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

‘Pork’ sa budget ‘di tatantanan ni Senator Ping

HINDI baboy na may African Swine Flu (ASF) ang nilalabanan ni Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson kundi ang ‘pork barrel’ na pinagsususpetsahan niyang ‘isiningit’ sa P4.1 trilyong inaprobahang national budget para sa 2020. Ito yata ‘yung sinabi ni Rep. Joey Salceda na tig-P100 milyones budget para sa mga kongresista?! Pero umalma ang deputy speakers, hindi raw ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

Lacson vows to fight pork til last breath

Lacson vows to fight pork til last breath.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Mga pork Cong. utak magnanakaw!

BINUWELTAHAN ni Senador Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson si Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro at ang mga kongresistang naghahangad na magkaroon ng malaking pork barrel fund sa ilalim ng panukalang P4.1 trilyong budget para sa 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Senator Lacson, pinagso-sorry ng mga kongresista dahil sa malisyosong pahayag kaugnay ng pork insertions sa 2020 budget

The post Senator Lacson, pinagso-sorry ng mga kongresista dahil sa malisyosong pahayag kaugnay ng pork insertions sa 2020 budget appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019