Varying prices of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine raise alarm

DJ Yap 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sharp differences in the pri­ces of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines and neighboring countries smack of corruption, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday. CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company…

TIMELINE: The scuttled COVID-19 vaccine deal with Pfizer

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As nations scrambled to secure doses of coronavirus vaccine from drug manufacturers, the Philippines’ Health chief had been accused of “dropping the ball” in acquiring the vaccine deal with a United States-based pharmaceutical. Serious…

Lacson on DPWH budget: P83B infra funds ‘migrated’, P55B ‘disappeared’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 12/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over P83 billion worth of funding for infrastructure projects under the 2021 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) “migrated to new areas” while appropriations worth P55 billion “disappeared,” Senator Panfilo…

2 top PhilHealth execs’ illness bared amid corruption probes

Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter / @LeilasINQ 08/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The head and a senior officer of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) are unlikely to personally appear at the resumption of the Senate investigation of the alleged irregularities and corruption in the state insurer…

PhilHealth gave P200-M to hospitals with only one COVID-19 patient each – Lacson

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 07/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) released over P200 million worth of funds to hospitals treating only one COVID-19 patient each, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Saturday. One hospital is in Bicol and another in…

Lacson says he’s open to amendments in anti-terror bill once enacted into law

Katrina Hallare 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said that the Senate is open to introducing amendments to the anti-terror bill once it is enacted into law. “Definitely. We can introduce amendments or further amend the…

Lacson gives Robredo classified tips on dealing with big-time drug dealers

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo got classified tips from Senator Panfilo Lacson on dealing with big-time drug dealers and importers. Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National Police, disclosed this in a phone patch…

Lacson to Albayalde: Reopen ‘ninja cops’ case, prove you’re not protecting

Pathricia Ann Roxas - Inquirer.net 10/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Reinvestigate the case of the alleged “ninja cops” quickly to prove you’re not their protector. This was the advice given by Sen. Panfilo Lacson to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde who…

Plan to give P1.5 billion to each House deputy scrapped – Lacson

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 09/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A plan to give all deputy speakers of the House of Representatives an additional allocation of P1.5 billion each and other Housse members P700 million each under the 2020 national budget did not push…

Dela Rosa could be liable for release of 120 heinous crime convicts – Lacson

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 09/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday that former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief and now Senator Ronald Dela Rosa should explain the release of 120 heinous crimes convicts from the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) due…

Comelec probes claims of police involvement in Cebu City’s politics

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) has heeded the request of Senator Panfilo Lacson to investigate the alleged involvement of police officers in the political scene of Cebu City. Lawyer Veronico…

Lacson: Don’t rush to conclude on PH-China deals

Inquirer.net 11/25/2018

The public should wait for the official release of the official documents on the 29 agreements recently signed by the Philippines and China before making conclusions. This was the statement of Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday following…

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