Arroyo may be charged for signing modified 2019 budget: Lacson

MANILA — Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may be charged with falsification for signing the House of Representatives’ version of the 2019 budget containing amendments that were made after ratification, Senator Panfilo Lacson warned on Wednesday. In an interview, Lacson said Arroyo signed the House version of the budget bill that was different from the bicameral conference … Read More

Wiretapped info on narco list can’t be used as evidence: solons

MANILA — Two senators on Wednesday said illegally wiretapped information, even if provided by foreign governments, is a “fruit of the poisonous tree” and therefore inadmissible in court. Senator Panfilo Lacson questioned Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s claim that the information involving personalities and political figures with drug links were sourced from wiretapped communications done by … Read More

Deleted P75-B can fund PH gov’t takeover of Hanjin shipyard

MANILA — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday recommended using the PHP75-billion “insertion” that was deleted in the proposed 2019 public works budget to fund the potential Philippine government takeover of the Subic facility of the bankrupt Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines. Lacson made the proposal during the plenary deliberations on the proposed 2019 … Read More