War against corruption:

Saying that the “tara” system shows that there’s a systemic corruption in the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Senator Panfilo Lacson in a privilege speech during Wednesday’s plenary session presented a list of alleged players, bagmen and collectors of payola involved in the corruption activities within the BOC. “If government allows smuggling of illegal drugs, it is impossible to win war against drugs. It is time to bring the intensity of war against drugs to the war against corruption,” Lacson said. (Photo by Romeo Bugante)