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Panfilo Lacson

Panfilo Lacson 01Panfilo Morena “Ping” Lacson (born June 1, 1948) is a retired Director-General of the Philippine National Police, and is currently a member of the Philippine Senate.

Born in Imus, Cavite, Lacson finished grade school at the Bayang Luma Elementary School in 1960, and high school at the Imus Institute in 1964. He took up Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the Lyceum of the Philippines University. In 1967, he enrolled at Philippine Military Academy. He was given a commission in the Philippine Constabulary after his graduation in 1971. He earned a postgraduate degree of Master in Government Management from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 1996.

Lacson worked at the Metropolitan Command (Metrocom) Intelligence and Security Group (MISG) (1971-1986), PC-INP Anti-Carnapping Task Force (1986-1988), as Provincial Commander of the Province of Isabela (1988-1989), as Commander of Cebu Metrodiscom (1989-1992), and as Provincial Director of the Province of Laguna (February to July 1992). He was then appointed to the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission as Chief of the Task Force Habagat from 1992 to 1995). From 1996 to April 1997, he was project officer of Special Project Alpha.

Ping is the child of Buenaventura and Maxima “Lola Imang” Lacson, 87, (who died on November 3, 2008, at Bayang Luma, Imus, Cavite) and children Romy, Eli, Rey, Ping, Nani, Ito Neneng and Tina. His father Buenaventura died on November 18, 2008. Ping, as what many people call him, is married to Alice de Perio. Television personality Jodi Sta. Maria is his daughter-in-law, being married to Panfilo “Pampi” Lacson, Jr., one of his four sons. Jodi and Panfilo Jr. have a son, Panfilo “Thirdy” Lacson III

Other Information

  • Name : Panfilo Morena “Ping” Lacson
  • Birthday : June 1, 1948
  • Residence : Imus, Cavite
  • Political party : Genuine Opposition (since 2007)
  • Other political affiliations : LDP (2001-2004)
  • Schools Attended :
    • Elementary education, Bayang Luma Elementary School (1960)
    • High school, Imus Institute  (1964)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Lyceum of the Philippines University
    • Philippine Military Academy (1967)
    • Master in Government Management, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (1996)
  • Parents : Buenaventura and Maxima “Lola Imang” Lacson
  • Spouse : Alice de Perio
  • Children :
    • Panfilo Lacson, Jr.
  • Profession : Police Officer; Politician
  • Religion : Roman Catholic

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