Senator Panfilo M. Lacson


Senate Office:
Rm. 510 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5534 / 5585
Direct Line: (632) 552-6786
Fax No.: (632) 834-6590
Email: ospml@yahoo.com
Website: www.pinglacson.com.ph


Biography | Resume

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Date of Birth June 1, 1948
Place of Birth Imus, Cavite (Adopted son of Cebu)
Spouse Alice de Perio (From Bolinao, Pangasinan and San Miguel, Bulacan)
Children Ronald Jay, Panfilo Jr., Jeric

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

A. Master in Government Management Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (1995-1996)
B. Bachelor of Science Philippine Military Academy (1967-1971)
C. BS Engineering Lyceum of the Philippines (1964-1967)
D. High School Imus Institute (1960-1964)
E. Grade School Bayang Luma Elementary School (1954-1960)

CAREER AS PUBLIC SERVANT

Positions Held Dates
Senator May 2001 up to present
Chief of Philippine National Police Nov. 16, 1999-Jan. 20, 2001
Chief, Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force June 26, 1998-Jan. 21 2001
Project Officer, Special Project Alpha 1996 to April 1997
Chief, Task Force Habagat, PACC 1992-1995
Provincial Director, Laguna, PC 1992 February-July
Commander, Cebu Metrodiscom 1989-1992
Provincial Commander, Isabela PC 1988-1989
PC-INP Anti Carnapping Task Force 1986-1988
Metrocom Intelligence and Security Group 1971-1986

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A SENATOR IN 12TH & 13TH CONGRESS

A. BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW

B. One of the principal authors of the following laws:

  • Republic Act No. 9160, as amended by Republic Act 9194, otherwise known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act
  • Republic Act No. 9163, otherwise known as National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001
  • Republic Act No. 9166, An Act Increasing the Base Pay of the Members of the AFP

  • Republic Act No. 9208, otherwise known as Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

C. One of the co-authors of the following laws:

D. Republic Act No. 9165, otherwise known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002

E. Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as the Absentee Voting Act

F. Republic Act No. 9287, otherwise known as the Anti-Jueteng and Illegal Numbers Game

G. ENROLLED BILLS (FOR THE SIGNATURE OF THE PRESIDENT)

  • Anti-Cheating Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 2512) - Main Author & Sponsor
  • Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 2561) - Main Author & Sponsor
  • The Philippine Dental Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 2581) - Main Sponsor
  • An Act Reorganizing the Public Attorney's Office (Senate Bill No. ) - One of the Principal Authors

H. BILLS PENDING FOR BICAMERAL CONFERENCE

  • Senate Bill No. 2597, An Act Amending the RA 9280 or the Customs Brokers Act of 2004

I. COMMITTEE CHAIRMANSHIP & MEMBERSHIP

Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization

Member of the following Committees:

  • Committee on National Defense
  • Blue Ribbon Committee
  • Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Committee on Trade and Commerce
  • Committee on Local Government
  • Committee on Finance
  • Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs
  • Committee on Public Services
  • Committee on Constitutional Amendments, Revision of Codes and Laws
  • Committee on Ways and Means
  • Committee on Labor and Employment
  • Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
  • Committee on Agriculture
  • Committee on Games, Amusement and Sports

J. Member of the following Senate Oversight Committees:

  • Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement
  • Oversight Committee on the Dangerous Drugs Act
  • Congressional Oversight Committee on the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program

K. COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS

  • Chairman of the Committee on Justice and the Judicial Bar Council (February 2003 - December 2005)
  • Member of all the standing Committees in the CA (February 2003 - December 2005)
  • Assistant Minority Floor Leader in the CA (2005)

L. INVESTIGATIONS INITIATED

  • The IMPSA investigation - 2002
  • The Jose Pidal investigation - 2003
  • The Jueteng investigation - 2005
  • The Textbook Scam investigation - 2006 - 2007

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS CHIEF OF PNP

  • Achieved 58% public approval rating for PNP, the highest in PNP's history, and 78% approval rating for himself.
  • Improved police efficiency by downloading 85% of PNP's logistics to town and city police stations.
  • Succeeded in eradicating "Kotong" culture among policemen, and earned moniker "Kotong-Buster" from jeepney, taxi, bus and delivery truck drivers, farmers, market vendors, etc.
  • Instituted "No-Take" policy.
  • Instilled discipline in the national police force and raised morale of officers.
  • Stopped "carnapping" of recovered stolen vehicles by corrupt police officers.
  • Founded the PNP Foundation Inc.
  • Helped improve Asian regional police network in combating manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs in the country and in the region.

POLICE/MILITARY TRAINING/ SCHOLARSHIP COURSE

Course Taken School/ Location Dates
Bachelor Science Degree Phil. Military Academy Baguio City 1967 - 1971
Intel Officers Basic Course SITS, Fort Bonifacio 1973
Military Intel Collection Course SITS, Fort Bonifacio 1974
Counter URBAN Guerilla Warfare Course Fort Magsaysay 1972
Incident Management Course PSG, Malacañang  
Airmobile Operations Course Command and General Staff Course Camp Crame, Quezon City  
Command General Staff College Fort Bonifacio  

MEDALS/AWARDS/COMMENDATIONS/CITATIONS RECEIVED

Nature of award Date Awarded Awarded By
PC Metrocom Officer of the Year 1982 Philippine Constabulary
PMA Alumni Cavalier Award
Certificate of Academics Excellence
1983 PMAAA
Philippine Constabulary Officer of the Year 1990 RECOM 7, Cebu City
Police Director of the Year 1992 RECOM 7, Cebu City

17 Military Merit Medals, 3 Medalya ng Kadakilaan, 3 Medalya ng Kagalingan, 2 Outstanding Achievement Medals, 5 Military Commendation Medals, 5 Bronze Cross Medals, 2 Medalya ng Papuri, Luzon Campaign Medal, Visayan Campaign Medal, Combat Efficiency Medal

"Adopted Son of Cebu" 1991 Cebu City Council Resolution
   
Commendation President FIDEL V. RAMOS
   
Commendation Secretary RENATO DE VILLA
   
Commendation Secretary RAFAEL ALUNAN III
   
PMA Alumni Achievement Award Phil. Military Academy Alumni
   
Special Medal of Honor
Gen. Licerio Topacio Outstanding Achievement Award
Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)
   
1998 Ten Outstanding Policemen of Phils Philippine Jaycees Inc.
   
Hero To Eliminate the Crime James Shih, President Taiwan Assn. (Phils.) Inc.

Special Citations from

Philippine College of Rotary Governor, Rotary Club of Manila, Lions President League of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, VACC, Manila Downtown Y's Men's Club, Council of Past Lions Governors of the Philippines, Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Cebu Bankers Club, Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, Metro Cebu Uptown Jaycees, Rotary Club of San Fernando (LU), Assusasyon ng Kumentarista at Announcer ng Pilipinas, Pugad Lawin Philippines, Inc., Police Cavaliers Association, Inc., National Police Commission, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce, PMA Class '71 (MATATAG), Rotary Club of Kaloocan, Rotary Club of Metro Cebu, Rotary Club of Cebu West, Rotary Club of Cebu Port Center, Rotary International District 390, Rotary Club of Binan, Direct Commission Batch '71 PNPC Chapter, KBP Metro Manila Chapter. Guest of Honor and Commencement Speaker at the Commencement Exercises of Bicol University, Daraga, Albay.

PERSONAL DICTUM

What is right must be kept right. What is wrong must be set right.

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