Touching base with constituents while observing health protocols amid the pandemic.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson and Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III managed to do both on Saturday as they kicked off their “Online Kumustahan” with constituents in Antipolo, Rizal.
“What the Lacson-Sotto tandem wanted is to continue touching base with constituents, to get a feel of their problems and concerns and to answer questions they may have, but without putting anyone’s health at risk,” said Lacson’s campaign spokesperson Ashley Acedillo.
“And based on the initial feedback we got, it was a rousing success!” he added.
He said similar events with constituents in other parts of the country are scheduled in the coming weeks.
“The Lacson-Sotto tandem will continue to draw ideas from ordinary Filipinos in crafting their roadmap after June 2022. The roadmap is a work in progress, and Online Kumustahan activities like this would be the way to go,” Acedillo said.
Lacson and Sotto joined residents of eight barangays in Antipolo City – Bagong Nayon, Beverly Hills, Dela Paz, Mambugan, Mayamot, Muntingdilaw, San Isidro and Santa Cruz – in a Zoom conference on Saturday afternoon. The conference was livestreamed on Lacson’s Facebook page.
During the conference, Lacson stressed the importance of leadership by example, which he and Sotto committed to upholding should they win in the 2022 elections.
Lacson also reiterated his commitment to implement budget reforms to make sure the government’s limited resources are maximized for development projects at the local level.
For his part, Sotto vowed to implement a comprehensive and holistic anti-drug war that will put emphasis not just on law enforcement but on awareness and abuse prevention as well.
Both Lacson and Sotto also stressed the importance of restoring trust in the government.