Lacson mulls filing raps vs some senators over possible abuse of Senate funds


Senator Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson said he is planning to file graft charges against some of his colleagues, who may be proven to have used Senate funds for personal needs, including  groceries for family members.

In an interview over radio Thursday morning, Lacson called on the Commission on Audit to look into “possible abuse” allegedly committed by some of his colleagues in the Senate.

“I have some information that may assist the COA in their audit/investigation such as but not limited to  use of Senate funds to pay rental fees and repairs of his or her satellite office inside his or her own building, including in his/her office payroll his or her own housemaids and disbursement of MOOE as grocery allowance of his/her husband or son,” the senator said in a text message to reporters later in the day.

“The desired end state of my proposal is to file graft charges against the senator/s concerned if the evidence warrants.  Incidentally, these documents are all in the records of the Senate,” said Lacson, who is chairman of the Senate  committee on accounts.

Lacson did not identify  the colleague he was referring to during the radio interview but in a separate text message,  he said this  colleague who has been making the Senate pay for his/her personal needs was one and the same.

“All I can say is, isang senador lang yung mga maids sa bahay sa Senate naka payroll, yung asawa, may grocery allowance sa Senate at yung satellite office rental, sarili niyang property,” he said.

Lacson’s statements came just a day after his verbal tussle with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago over the P2.2 million additional maintenance and other operating expenses given to 18 senators last year.

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  • jeray

    Naks naman si Lacs. Unahin mo sarili mo….

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    hahaha…GOOD boy daw kunyari..

  • k

    hay naku…karera na lang kayo…swimming sa putik.

  • tiriring

    Bading, bading, bading,……

  • VeryDisgusted2

    This person is so shameless. 

  • indiosbravos2002

    Papansin potah.

  • Andrei Mendoza

    Our timawa senators strikes again!

  • KpTUL

    But first you have to be held answerable on how youve gotten fake passports. Kapal mo !

  • Jef

    Show as the proof if any to support your allegation like what Miriam did regard 1.6M gift para magkaalaman puro lang kayo mga dakdak buti nga may nagsiwalat para matigil pagwawaldas nyo ng taxpayer money. Ang tanong matigil kaya ang kalakaran? kung ako lang masunod abolish na ang senado at congresso para mga pundo napupunta sa kanila directly pamunta sa government project pakinabangan pa ng mga tao. 

  • basilionisisa

    yes, please Senator! let’s see who’s who. 

  • JuanTamadachi

    Just be doubly sure you don’t inadvertent;y shoot yourself in the foot, Sen.

  • magiting78

    hmmmm gumagawa ka nnmn bago gimmik para ma divert attention ng tao s 2.2M n bigay s inyo ni Manong Gannid este manong Johny..lolz

  • regd

    Sige, magyabangan kayo sa mga baho nyo. Buti yan makikita ko kung saan napupunta ang pinapaguran kong pera. Galing sa dugo, pawis at luha ang binabayran kong buwis mga buwisit kayo!

  • Ernesto

    save yourself para kunwari napakabait nitong tao na ito

  • Emilio

    As long as enrile is the senate president, the verbal intramural in the senate will never stop, the reason being enrile does not have the credibility to mediate and settle differences between members. Let’s face it, he is an old man and is so busy revising history that , entering heaven, he can convince god that he deserves to enter the gates of heaven because he has done good in earth. Supporting him will be the Vatican, the reason being his wife is the ambassador to the Vatican. A little word of prayer to the pope, the pope then mobilizes his battalion of praying soldiers, and enrile takes an expess bus to heaven. Enrile has to be replaced at the earliest possible time to eliminate the stink coming out of the chamber.

  • superlucky2

    Panfilo Lacson, ikaw ang maramin dapat ipaliwanag sa taong bayan. Ikaw ang maraming kasalanan sa mga Pinoy. lol

  • jeronimo

    Awwww…. Ang bait naman ng senador na Ito….. BUSET!

  • Mamerto

    WHO is the numero uno “Drug-Lord” in the Senate..?

    (…, basta my “UNO” …, eh my “DOS”…! )

  • Ugly Bunny

    That’s a very good suggestion Lacson, after COA investigates all used Senate Funds, all you will be impeached.

    After that COA can divert its investigation to congress then all congressmen/women will be impeached.

    Then we can put new congressmen and new senators willing to create and push transparency bills such as FOI and ANTI-DYNASTY bills.

    Then and only then our beloved country can move forward. Nice move Lacson, dig every one’s grave, including yours.

  • Lopez Jaena

    Great suggestion from martial law assistant, massacre planner, and great escape artist Ping Lacson. You are now talking sense! Why don’t you investigate first your boss – Juan Ponce Enrile!

  • 12JEM

    Ping Ping , how about your fake travel documenta!

  • Fulpol

    Lacson, has an allocated pork barrel for him.. Like Joker Arroyo, he prefer not to used it..

    no pork barrel, less temptation of corruption…

    since Lacson was already cleared on Dacer-Corbito case, I believed he has the right to demand investigation of his colleagues’ expenditures of their pork barrels..

    can they throw filthy accusations against Lacson? nope…

  • $26606290

    Parepareho Lang kayong tumatanggap…….wag magmalinis

  • Janch

    Ows?  Dapat walang discrimination ha?  Dapat lahat ng senador busisihin ang ang mga pinagkakagastusan ng pondo nila ha.

    Better yet PASS THE FOI BILL para magkabistuhan na.

  • Roberto

    Bakit natatakot siyang banggitin ang kinauukulan? Wala ba siyang yagba?

  • Emilio

     dapat nga lahat bubusisiin para alam ng taong bayan kung sino ang Lupin sa gobyerno.
    unang una kong gustong pabusisiin si Miriam Depensor kc itong ung takot na takot. O.o

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Mr. Rub-Out King, you won’t win any pogi points with your threats. May araw ka rin.

    Let me quote what Lacson said in a radio interview conducted by GMA7’s Nimfa Ravello last Sunday:

    “Miriam should lead by example, otherwise the other 22 senators need not rise to the challenge of greater transparency.”


    On the case of the Quezon Rub-Out, Lacson has this to say in the same interview last Sunday:

    “I categorically rule-out Rub-Out.”

    Si Lacson ba ang backer ni Marantan?

  • pepito gwaps

    Debate na lang muna bago labasan ng baho

  • mikeyspetshow

    Nag blind item pa itong tangang Lacson na Ito, Ibig sabihin, Gawa-Gawa mulang ang estorya, kasi wala ka nang kridibilidad sa publiko, kung kaya mong gumawa ng fake na passport at pumatay ng tao, masmadali sa iyo ang gumawa ng black propaganda sa isang tao.
    Lacson, hindi ka kawalan sa pinas kasi isa kang salot sa lipunan

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