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Lawyer files ethics case vs Lacson amid truce

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Senator Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Notwithstanding the so-called “ceasefire” among disagreeing colleagues, a lawyer filed a complaint for unethical conduct against Sen. Panfilo Lacson in the Senate ethics committee in connection with his remarks branding Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago “a crusading crook.”

Lawyer Oliver Lozano filed the ethics case against Lacson on Monday, a day after the former Philippine National Police chief indicated in a radio interview that he had an open-and-shut graft case against Santiago for the latter’s use of Senate funds for the rent of a satellite office in her family’s building.

“No comment,” Lacson said when asked about Lozano’s suit against him.

Aside from the ethics case, Lozano filed in the Office of the Ombudsman a criminal complaint against Lacson in connection with the latter’s remarks that also included calling Santiago a “hypocrite par excellence” without “a single shred of integrity in her veins.”

“The malintention of Senator Lacson in his ungentlemanly and unethical conduct is evidently to malign Senator Miriam Santiago in order to deter her legal actions against the illegal disbursement of public funds,” Lozano said in his complaint to the Ombudsman.

Back and forth

 

“Senator Lacson could have simply pushed through a COA (Commission on Audit) audit in accordance with due process without unnecessarily insulting Senator Santiago,” he added.

Lacson’s remarks against Santiago came after she repeatedly questioned before the media Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s  distribution to each 18 senators P1.6 million in additional maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) just before Christmas. Four senators, including Santiago, did not get the additional MOOE.

Santiago questioned the propriety of the yearend release as the Senate was about to close 2012 with its Christmas break.

Lacson, the chairman of the Senate committee on accounts, defended the release, saying the additional MOOE could be used for the following year even if 2012 was about to end.

Santiago countered by calling Lacson an attack dog of Enrile, prompting the former PNP chief to come up with his own strong words against the former.


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Tags: Government , Graft and Corruption , Miriam Defensor-Santiago , oliver Lozano , Panfilo Lacson , Politics , Senate , Senate funds


  • batangpaslit

    hala bira…banat

  • citizenH

    ……and the saga continues.  They sound like kids in a school yard brawl.

  • Rovingmoron

    If Atty. Oliver Lozano has the guts to file an ethics complaint against Lacson, perhaps, he can also file the same against the CBCP for intervening in the affairs of the State.  It must be a two-way traffic. I’ll appreciate it if Lozano has the balls to do that. Let’s see.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3B5B7CAS25M3OSQSEBXPKDEIU zafirol

       Most Filipino should have done what he did, when they saw something wrong, not just watch and talk on the side.

  • diamond_digger

    Well, what do we expect from Atty. Lozano. He always wanted to be in the news and at the center at that. But honestly, I thought he would have been humbled by what happened to his son. Yes, he was but only for a very short while. And here he is again. It’s really in his systems to crave for attention. 

  • maypakialam

    i’d like to be a senator not to serve the people of this country or to legislate i only want to receive those amount their distributing to themselves. pls right my name at the bottom of the e-ballot. heheheheeheheh 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    The plot thickens! Masaya.

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Karma-karma lang yan. Una na karma si Santiago. RH Law kaya?

  • Hey_Dudes

    Last time I heard of this lawyer,  he was rumored to have been taken to the Philippine Mental Institute.  I guess they have not been able to cure him and is back to his old trick. 

    • pedronimo

       In Philippine politics, we need such lawyers like Lozano, more than we need stupid voters like Filipinos,

    • $33680178

      libelous.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      You too are sick,better seek treatment dude?

  • $20722540

    kailan ba kasi naging ethical yan si lacson???…kong walang kuratong baleleng hindi nakilala yan at sumikat at naelect sa senate..idol yan maratrat kaya ginawa niya don atimonan yong ginawa sa quezon city…nakatatawa talaga ang seandor sa atin nahaluan ng mga shady character

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    you are sick motherf*cker Lozano

    • pedronimo

       This time, Lozano is on the right track, despite your expletive. Why don’t you spell out the word, Inquirer does not censor such terms that have become hackneyed in Philippine politics.

      • Leonardof

        Seguro itong taong ito ay kasama ni lacson sa kuratong rubout o sa Dacer=Orbito case.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Galit na galit ka kay Lozano,mother mo ba ang nadale nya?

  • Jason Cruz

    Magaling gumimic itong sa Lozano, heheheheheh laging headline sya kahit paminsan minsan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Sabi ni Lacson, I have open-and-shut case against Santiago. Tapos, nung tanungin ano yung case. Ang sagot: Abangan ang susunod na kabanata. Showbiz na showbiz. Malamang wala din ifa-file yan. Kaya tama na nagsampa ng kaso si Atty. Lozano.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    This “Lozano” is a Pain in the A_ _..!

    • whipnsaddle

      Assssss…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      mas lalo si lacson,hindi lang pain in the ass,pain in the neck pa

  • pedronimo

    Karma against Lacson is just around the bend. The people are anxiously waiting for it.

    • Leonardof

       Hindi nga malaman kung bakit  nalulukluk sa Senado.ang taong halang ang kaluluwa.  

  • whipnsaddle

    Wala na bang ibang kliyente itong si Lozano?, Sana ngayon manalo na sya, for the first time….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

       bakit kilala mo ba c lozano???panu mo nasabing wala syang kleyente???

      • tita_cacayan

         kung kinuha ko yan baka nasa kulungan na ko

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    why do they allow this lawyer keep filing stupid cases for publicity stunts. some screws are loose, better call a mechanic d na kaya ng psychiatrist  ito. Ilan beses ng pinagsabihan ng SC itong hinayupak nato.

  • Badudels

    nag papasikat na naman itong si lozano…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2CNPDVDFJZX7SIJU3GRRCXYOYU nelson

    Bading ka si Lacson..panay dakdak… Wala ng Career kaya ganyan pasikat lang ang gusto…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XIDO4V2FQAQ6UPUCBXYOODPLAA drunken_master

    kelan na ba may na-convict sa mga “expose” ni Lacson??? pa-cute lang yan lagi.. eto nman si Lozano, nag-pacute na rin, malamang may plano tumakbong senador yan.. hahahaha..

    ang mahal ng circus na to… lalo na pag nakikita ko ang payslip ko…

  • basyong

    bakit kasi hindi na lang i re open ang kaso ng dacer corbito? napakadali namang nakaligtas ang damuhong pingky.!!! maglalagay ka ng kasong bago e yung luma hindi pa naayos.i convict muna at tapos ikulong

  • generalproblem

    lozano na naman sino ba tong tao na ito. meorn bang kumukuha nitong abogado na ito at mukhang pa epal lang ito. hehehe lahat na lang eh sinampahan nito ng kaso wala naman nangyari hehehe. sigurado ito binabayaran lang para mag file. wala na kasing kahihiyan itong abogado na ito

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2U4X42BZTUHPWMP2UKFP5QWMU LucasPacascas

      Si Atty. Oliver Lozano ang founder ng SaNoPu [Samahan ng mga Notaryo Publiko} hanggang dyan na lang siya – MAGNOTARYO!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    nagpaparamdam na naman si lozano. baka tatakbo na naman.

  • akongednamzug

    Evenly matched ang labanang ito ! ! ! Patas na patas ika nga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44JMK2UGPXICPBKLDGLKPXLXWQ Loy

    Ay naku, Manong Oliver, isardeng mo kadla dayta grandstanding mon. Awan papanan na dayta. Kasla la met la your trying to ingratiate yourself with the lady. Kung baga sa showbiz, sumasakay lang sa issue – para sumikat baga.

  • kilabot

    pinkylacson cannot be charged in the ethics committee; 
    it has no jurisdiction over pinky; 
    he is devoid of ethics. he would not understand the charge.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RSFBL2UPAYEEIHSZWI35OB3ZEQ jun

    ayaw ko ki lacson at ayaw ko rin ki Brenda. parehas silang madada. ang tanong ko lang, paano naman yung mga binabansagan ni Brenda na “lowest life form?” karma karma lang yan. buti pa,  mawala na lang kayo lahat!

  • joshua kings

    ok sana yung kaso eh kaso mo itong si lozano walang kredibilidad….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    If Lozano can keep Lacson busy maybe the Senate can be cleaned up.

  • regd

    Kailangan natin ang mga revelation ng ex-renegade senator na ito para matuluyan na si brenda. 
    Teka……….. aba’y boring ang senado pag wala ang mga ito?Delete my request, down with Lacson!

    • maypakialamtayo

      ang problema brod, halos lahat sila may itinatagong problema kaya kapag ipinagpatuloy nila ang bangayan at sinunod ng tama ang batas, aba baka wala na tayong senador.

  • tra6Gpeche

    For lack of action on our part, many of the Senators and
    Congressmen are getting away from being irresponsible, lazy, arrogant and corrupt. At
    least, this Filipino, Mr Oliver Lozano, is making Senator Lacson be held
    accountable for his actions!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtpenton Musta Na Mo

    tama din naman si Lozano “Senator Lacson could have simply pushed through a COA (Commission on
    Audit) audit in accordance with due process without unnecessarily
    insulting Senator Santiago,”

  • UrHONOR

    NUNG pinatalsik si Makoy sa bayan, nag-uunahang sumigaw ng malakas-na-malakas ang halos lahat ng, “NEVER, NEVER again!”.

    Then later, after only a few years:  Ramos became President;  Enrile now the Senate President; Danding Cojuangco rides on even a higher crest; Romualdezes are politiccal kingpins again in Leyte; Imelda the brazen maiden is a Rep (katakatakataka); Bongbong a senator (sanamagan); Imee after being a Rep is now a Gov on a turnstile politics in Ilocos; Maceda became an Amb and now a political carpetbagger on the apron string of the 3 greatest MMM of the country; Tantoco, Cuenca and Disini are living it up; Lucio Tan, na-utakan ang utak; at marami pang iba.  

    Ano ba ang “NEVER AGAIN” sa Tagalog….SA UULITIN?

  • mannybi123

    sang ayon ako diyan mr penton. gusto lang naman ni sen merriam na malaman ng sambayanan ang legalidad ng paggamit ng pera ng bayan sa kamay ng senado

  • noypisiTED

    Here comes the usual suspect filing cases at the drop of a hat

  • Fayha

    Atty. Lozano banatan mo si Lacson nang mga kaso. bakla yata to si Lacson. parang babae rin ang bunganga.

    • Komen To

      Kunsabagay, mga naka away nya,si Pandak, si de Lima, ngayon si Lady Pick Up

    • dmsanders

      BAKIT PURO BEBOT ANG INAAWAY NI PING. JUST ASKING

  • Komen To

    What’s going on in the senate? Gone are the days glory?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KZRZQJV5DC6CGAP3I2SIBQC6EQ Leonardo

    Dapat Lang talaga na independent/private audit kasi Kung COA, malamang na beso beso Lang. Kahit taong bayan gumastos. Kesa ibigay ang pondo sa mga senador na sa bulsa Lang nila mapunta.

    • dmsanders

      igan bakit naman taong bayan pa ang gagastos sa audit? eh kawawa na ang mga tao, BAYAD ng BAYAD sa gobyerno tapos SILA naman eh NAKAW ng NAKAW. aba eh maawa naman kayo kay juan (hindi juan ponce enrile ha!!!)

  • bisdakis

    Nakalabas na pala sa rehab si Lozano? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      hahahahahaha ok ka PRE!

  • recelyn

    Lacson, linta ka din pala at pahirap sa bayan…

  • maypakialamtayo

    para kasing babae itong si lacson, maninira, bibira tapos ceasefire, parang may kamay na kumukumpas sa kanya di ba!, sabi siguro ng kumukumpas, baka lahat tayo dito malintinkan alam mo naman si mirriam suicide yan, kaya tama na yan, nasisira na ang senado.
    sana naman mga honorable, kagalanggalang, at kung ano pa ang gusto nyong itawag sa inyo, ituloy nyo na ang inumpisahan nyong labasan ng baho, bakit kung ititigil nyo yan tapos na? parang wala lang nangyaring kababalaghan sa senado.

  • dmsanders

    sino kaya sa upper chamber ang merong integrity. paki publish naman please??? likewise sa lower chamber???

    • magiting78

      Pareho wala hahahahha

      • marivon

         Correct ka dyan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Itong si sen. Lacson parang asong aw aw ng aw aw… pero walang sense….its a senseless if we weight his argument and subject matter. Totoo kung may negatibo akong commento kay sen. Meriam siguro dahil sa rason ng kanyang pagkakaiba ng pagkatao as a whole…. pero sa ngalan ng academiya at kaalaman sa edukasyon kulilat ang lahat na senador na kasama niya…. kaya nga unfair sa kanya at sa buong Pilipino dahil ang ibang senator less performance and no strong sense of debate. Ito ang gusto kong makita sa senado…. yong lahat na senator will participate in debates to hear their veiws…they are voted by the people for a certain role in our government…. but those expectation of mine I only saw to madam sen. Miriam.

    • Ravens727

      Maraming magagaling dyan sa senado….magaling silang sumilip kung saan sila magkakapera………mga @#$%^& ina nila……….

  • Rolly257

    Mukhang nabayaran ni Lacson si Oliver Lozano na kunyari, magreklamo, dahil alam ni Lacson na wlang maniniwala kay Oliver Lozano na tuta at loyalist ni Marcos.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    c merriam kalaban ya  c enrile ,bakit itong c lacson biglang nagalit kay merriam,totoo talaga attack dog sya ni enrile,bakit gusto ya rin kay pinoy na LP gusto ya rin sa UNA  ni enrile na grupo.dalawa pala sinasakyan ya,wag nyo pag katiwalaan yan.

  • Mel

    Somebody give Lozano his medication.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Good for him!

  • Jake Lopez

    Although Lacson could handle intelligence and information gathering, I am still wondering how come nothing happened to any of his expose`. Like the “bridge to nowhere” expose`

  • Alejandro Canda

    I am not an admirer of oliver lozano but this time he makes sense in filing a case with the Ethics committe against Lacson whom i consider also as palengkera par excellence or may be a sexually disoriented person. There was absolutely no reason for Lacson to resort to name calling against a colleague and a woman at that. He really behaves like an attack dog. If there is someone who contributed greatly in making the Senate so cheap nowadays, its no other than Lacson. Asal bading siya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDGAGWI2XYZQJ3ZNDMZLSPFQ5M Bentong

      baklang killer.

  • mamamia

    Dating may kaso at nag tatago ngayon ay sya ang nagsasampa ng kaso? only in the Philippines, kamot ulo na lang si Juan Dela Cruz

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKPNHSPBMK74VZ3GBIPNTJA7KE Edwin

    hay juan, wlang mababago dyan..kahit pa kasuhan ng ga-bundok na kaso yan si Lacson walang mangyayari..hawak nya sa leeg yung mga opisyales ng gobyerno…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Akala ko ba magaling na ang sakit ni Lozano? Umiral na naman yung sakit niyang magsampa ng demanda pero hangang doon lang naman…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WN5TKEXEJ2VHQVNGP2CJEDLJH4 Jess

    Like GMA, ynag si Lozano ay attack dog din ni Santiago, dahil si GMA at Santiago ay magkakampi.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UWXUQZQDNSRTVWMFCUHAYA7OOA John

    There is a war going on In  the Philippines. It is a member of the senate among themselves. Ambulance is on standby outside the senate building.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CJQU6JXTCCFD7OQAPKVJH3UIVM Lito

       Loaded with wheelchairs. lol

  • dequis

    may mga cliente din kaya iyang si mang oliver.

    • Ravens727

      Kilala kong personal yan…. noon 1980’s nabiktima ako ng illegal recruiting nong asawa niyan…..haggang ngayon hindi pa naibalik lahat nang naibayad ko sa kanila……kaya nuisance na abogago rin ito……pare pareho silang lahat na illigal ang ginagawa……Walang hiya kayong lahat…..

  • boybakal

    Ito kasing si Lacson, magaling lang sa expose…yan naunahan tuloy, demanda sa korte.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/.9kOqpwnn5yK4KYYY.wxksWVUOj1DavlwMg0#4f31a Whatever

    haha sige lockson, magkomit ka lng ng magkomit ng crimes haha magaling ka namang pugante eh hahaha



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