MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday afternoon delivered a privilege speech addressing the failure of the Bureau of Customs in fighting graft and corruption. Lacson’s speech was titled “Kita Kita (Sa Customs).” Read the full speech here. “Hell is empty, and all the devils are here”. So said William Shakespeare many, many years ago. Little did he imagine at that time that more than 10,000 kilometers away and some 400 years later, he would be describing our present day Bureau of Customs. Thus, let me update Shakespeare by paraphrasing him – “Hell is empty and all the devils are at the Bureau of Customs”. And for the devils, the Bureau of Customs is heaven – a heaven that is a haven for crooks, criminals, malefactors, and faeldons… sorry, I meant felons. Mr. President, I stand on a question of personal and collective privilege on a matter that this representation has found repulsive and reprehensible since the start of my career as a public servant.In my years of public service I have always taken the adage: “In life there are 3C’s: CHOICE, CHANCE, CHANGE. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to… Read full this story
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