Why not use “impounded pork” – or the huge congressional insertions tagged by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) as “For Later Release” (FLR) – to meet the P20-billion requirement for COVID vaccines for this year?
Sen. Panfilo Lacson sees better chances for Filipinos potentially getting herd immunity against COVID-19 – with 58 million of the targeted 70 million vaccinated before end-2021 – after meeting with the “three czars” of the government’s COVID-19 response on Thursday evening.
The P16.4-billion allocation for the development of barangays cleared of the influence of the New People’s Army (NPA) cannot be “abused” by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), Sen. Panfilo Lacson assured Friday.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson saluted Thursday the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Coast Guard for continuing to watch over the West Philippine Sea, with the Coast Guard driving away Chinese ships off Sabina Shoal late April.
At least three administrations will be needed to turn the Philippines around, and only if the next three Presidents are in the mold of a Lee Kuan Yew, Angela Merkel, and Jacinta Andern, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Thursday.
National security adviser and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict vice chairman Hermogenes Esperon Jr. may not even need a week to decide on the fate of spokesman Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. if he reads the Constitution, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Thursday.
A “gag order” barring National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesman Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. from speaking on matters involving community pantries may not be the appropriate response, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday.
Staying apolitical is a must for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, lest the constitutional balance among institutions becomes skewed and democratic governance is potentially threatened, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Saturday.
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) may be one step closer to being defunded next year as Sen. Panfilo Lacson is having second thoughts on defending its budget for next year.
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