Lacson wants to help Aquino in anti-corruption drive


Senator Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson has expressed preference helping the Aquino administration on its anti-corruption drive despite talks that he might be given an anti-crime post when  his  term ends  in 2013.

Lacson initially refused to give comments on his possible appointment in the government when asked  during a regular forum in the Senate on Thursday, saying he didn’t want to sound presumptuous about it.

“I’ll cross the bridge when I get there. There’s so much speculation on this and that. It will look I’m presumptuous. So I’d rather wait for the offer,” he said.

But when asked about talks that he had expressed preference over an anti-corruption post than law enforcement, Lacson did not  deny it.

“My interest there, I think I can help more,” he said.

“If it’s in anticrime you may court more enemies…If I’m given a job I put my whole heart and spirit into the mandate,”  the senator said.

Since he first got elected as senator in 2001,  Lacson said the government was able to save  a total of P2.4 billion  when he decided to forego the P200 million priority development assistance fund  (PDAF) given to each senator every year.

He said he decided to forego  his PDAF consistent with his “no-take” policy when he was chief of the Philippine National Police and continued this  even under the present administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

Lacson said the President himself had offered him to reconsider his decision but he turned it down.

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  • clero

    Sen Lacson should be the next President…

    • regd

      My parent think so. I’m not convince yet but he’s up there on my list.

    • JudgeJuanDeLaCruz

      I’m for Serge Osmena!

  • JudgeJuanDeLaCruz

    Considering jueteng is operated by big names including military and police officers and politicians, can Ping Lacson really eradicate jueteng which is one of the sources of corruption or just recommend its legalization? Can he observe and respect human rights?

    • Harry

      The past history showed that the first attempt is to eradicate jueteng. When the attempt to eradicate fails then resort to legalizing and when everything fails, the last recourse is to change the operators.

  • Pedro

    Senator Ping  Lacson. . . the next DILG  Secretary . . .  who will combat corruption and  crime in order  to help his countrymen. . .. .and  with the Filipino people’s  help, will be the next President of the Republic  of the Philippines. . .MABUHAY  KA  SENATOR  LACSON. .  KILL ALL THE  CRIMINALS  AND  THE CORRUPT . . 

  • marco

    i always doubt his sincerity and 100 % HONESTY.

    What is this cleansing his soul ?

  • opinyonlangpo

    It is for the common good but I wonder why so many don’t like it. There should be unity for the common good of the country.

    • JudgeJuanDeLaCruz

      You mean unite under Ping Lacson? Please go jump in the lake!

      • opinyonlangpo

        Here is one who looks at the personalities and not the issues. Who said united under Lacson except you? You may as well jump alone.

  • basyong

    nagpasiklab na naman po ang isang taong nagmamagaling sa mga pagpatay ng mga kalaban niya. siguradong malilinis ni pingky ang corruption sa bansang eto kaya lang e kalahati ng populasyon ng pilipinas e mabubura sa mundo dahil pa liliquidate ni pingky yan ang kanyang kanainais na tulong sa isang abnoy

  • tonton7263

    A good man indeed.

  • charles

    are you serious?….only a mental patient would believe in the words mentioned by Sen. Ping Ping Lason….I’d probably feel much better if you jump off a cliff you corrupt chink…

  • maypakialamako

    kung si palparan ay berdugo, si lacson naman ay berduga! berde ang dugo! beking berdugo!

  • jadejones2012

    Lacson, the anti-corruption czar!

    Ping, unahin mo si PNOY at ang kanyang KKK.

    • JudgeJuanDeLaCruz

      Sige, paki lista mo muna ang corruption ni PNoy at ng KKK niya!


      Anong unahin, magka baro sila ni P.Noy

  • est

    ha shocking  he is a killer

  • Tadyak

    Nagmukha lang marumi si Ping lacson dahil sa mga paninira ng mga kalaban nyang may hawak ng huweteng, illegal drugs at mga extortionist. pero ANo nga ba kasalanan ni Ping Lacson? yung pauwiin sa Impyerno ang mga dimonyo sa lupa? Tama lang diba?

    Dati kahit si Ping, di alam ano ang misyon nya, pero palagay ko, nang makilala nya si Robredo, mas naging malinaw kung ano ang misyon at dapat nyang gawin. Natutunaa nya ang maktwirang adhikain ay naidadaan sa pasensya at mabuting pamamaraan.

    Masasabi kong si Ping ay nasa Adulthood na, di na barabara, kalmado na. At sa daladala nyang vision, palagay ko, malayo ang pupuntahan ng taong ito. DI natin alam, ang magtatapos ng Sumpa ng Pilipinas mula 1986 ay nasa tabi tabi lang pala…

    Tuloy mo lang Ping….

    • JudgeJuanDeLaCruz

      Nag umpisa na ang kampanya ni Ping! Hahahaha!


    Lacson ? Toink ….. he’s a conscienceless killer.

    • Facilitator1

      Can you recommend anyone or someone who might fit your DISCRIMINATING, OBJECTIVE criteria? And WHY?

      • ARIKUTIK

        The question is commendable, your greater than most. Lacson is conscienless killer because he supports RH bill. Gen. Palparan is better than him for he puts away only big courageous girls of rebel while Lacson is defenseless baby killer.

  • popeyee

    If you really want to help Aquino in eradicating corruption, tell him and your fellow lawmakers/breakers to get rid of the pork barrel… 

  • palakasantayo

    If pork barrel can not be taken away, let Lacson administer it with an iron hand. He is the type who will get rid of people that don’t follow rule or law.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Anticrime? then hunt palparan, reyes brothers, ecleo, davao drug lord atbp mga high profile criminals….wag mo na pagtagalin ang mga yan kung seryoso ka talaga!

  • speedstream2

    Action always speaks louder than words, but as you put it, you’ll cross the bridge when your get there. Btw, why not handle the anti-corruption and anti-crime posts? Aren’t both matters intertwined or interrelated.

  • Bansot

    Senator , being a fugitive, faking travel documents, and using your political influence to escape the claw of the laws are another forms of corruption!! Please clean your own backyard first, so that people might believe you!!!! If this is a long term plan in preparation for the 2016 presidential election, then I’m sure Filipinos know what is good for us ALL………. I HOPE SO!!!!

    • Ding

      Bakit Bansot ang pangalan mo?  Natural ba ‘yan…o mayro’n kang dinadala sa pangalan mo?

      • Bansot

        It doesn’t matter what my name is… what is important is if my comments are true and relevant to the issue being discussed..

      • Ding

        Nagtatanong lang.  Hooray your comments are true and relevant to the issue being discussed!

  • Jon

    Kasama ba yung posisyon ng anti-corruption sa areglo ng pag-dismiss ng kaso niya?
    Parang ang number one qualification sa gobyernong ito ay pagiging kalaban ng dating administrasyon, kriminal man o hindi.

    • Ding

      Dapat lahat, lahat…kung hindi ka corrupt, wala kang dapat ipangamba.

      • Bansot

        Please put sense in what you’re saying

      • Ding

        Insensible ba ‘yung hindi dapat mangamba ang hindi corrupt.
        Di banggitin natin the other way around:  MANGAMBA KA NA
        KUNG CORRUPT KA. Mayro’n na ba’ng sense ‘yan?

  • Mang Teban

    Getting all the preliminaries before taking a post in P-Noy’s administration seems to be the standard operating procedure.

    Now that Ping Lacson is off the hook from the Kuratong-Baleleng rubout and double-murder of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver Corbito, he thinks that the way to the other side of the bridge is cleared of all obstacles…thus, he is probably asking for one more before he accepts the offer.

    I cannot figure out what else Ping Lacson wants but I can only think of the DOJ Secretary’s head. I think this early, Leila de Lima has to watch her back. She will be a pain in the behind for Ping Lacson who is trying to project himself as the crime crusader of the century. P-Noy wasn’t able to put her to the SC chief justice position and she will remain a square piece in a round hole. Perhaps, she may be offered a post of lighter stress or ease her totally out of the Cabinet. Ping Lacson is a smooth operator taking a high post in government like “a man beyond suspicion” and shows how criminals will cringe in fear of him.

    Another close pal of P-Noy is Antonio Trillanes who is bound to be at the cellar of senatorial candidates after his faux pas acting as a backdoor man during the tense rift with China at the start of the 2nd semester of this year. He would have to wait though until July 2014. When the triumvirate has been complete (Aquino-Lacson-Trillanes), the old bunch of KKK would have to go. By presidential elections of 2016, VP Binay running for president would have to contend with P-Noy’s stronger team, Lacson and Trillanes, to run as president and vice president, respectively.

    Everybody happy from the family dynasties of the Cojuango-Aquino clan, Marcos clan, and other surprises from the slowly evolving new family dynasties. The biggest winner of all is the Big Business sector who will support this triumvirate in the guise that our country will be rid of corruption and criminals rubbed out now and then.

    Scary, is it not? This surely looks merely a conjecture…maybe. Maybe not.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Sen Lacson should be in the anti-corruption drive.   No other government official is willing and capable to do the hardest part of this campaign for Pres. Aquino.

  • Clement Yeong

    go idol PING,,, kamay na bakal ang ip-iral natin dyan….

  • Harry

    At present he has no political platform of his own so he might as well look for free ride down the Matuwid na Daan.

  • Rey

    kung lahat sana ng senador at congressman ay ganyan……SANA MARAMI NANG NABILING SANDATANG PANDIGMA ANG PILIPINAS…..

  • Your_King

    Aquino appointed Padaca as Comelec, when she has a graft case against her. Appointed Sereno as CJ when she is not the most qualified. And now Aquino will probably have this sketchy Lacson help with anti-corruption? This is another form of the blind leading the blind. Maybe just have a drug-addict help with the drug-smuggling in the Philippines?

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