Seeing ‘Yolanda Graduates’ Making a Difference vs Calamities in Ormoc Makes Lacson Feel Fulfilled

Many of the development and community planning officers in the Visayas who received scholarship grants from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) through the US$10-million technical support and assistance extended by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) after their areas were devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda are now helping their communities deal with similar disasters like Odette and Agaton – and independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson is very proud of them.

Lacson, who as Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation and Recovery facilitated their schooling eight years ago, met with some of the planning officers during his and vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III’s visit to Ormoc, Leyte on Wednesday.

“Parang fulfilling. Of course tinamaan na naman ng Odette, tinamaan na naman ng Agaton. And we take pride in one of our legacy projects na nabanggit ko kanina, nagpa-scholar kami ng 162 planning officers who are now giving services sa kanilang respective municipalities (It was very fulfilling to see some of the 162 planning officers who underwent training via scholarships now giving services to their respective municipalities and dealing with the effects of recent cyclones like Odette and Agaton),” Lacson said.

Related: Ping, Masaya para sa ‘Yolanda Graduates’ Na Malaking Tulong sa Mga Komunidad na Nasalanta ng Bagyo
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Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Ormoc

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Ormoc, Leyte on April 27, 2022. Their schedule included a courtesy call and a town hall meeting.

Ping: Tapusin na Ang Karahasan sa Abra, Iba Pang Hotspots sa Bansa

Kasabay ng dasal para sa isang mapayapang eleksyon sa Abra at iba pang hotspots sa bansa, kasama rin sa plano ni independent presidential candidate Sen. Ping Lacson ang matuldukan ang kultura ng karahasan sa mga naturang lugar.

Sinabi ni Lacson nitong Martes sa kanyang pagbisita sa Abra na tapusin na ang pamamayagpag ng mga warlord na kumokontrol sa mga residente at lalong nagpapahirap sa kanilang buhay.

“Of course ginawa ko noong Chief PNP ako – pay special attention not only to Abra but in areas na traditionally historically magulo, not only during election period,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa media.

Related: Lacson Bares Plan to End Bloodshed in Abra, Other Violence-Prone Provinces
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Lacson Bares Plan to End Bloodshed in Abra, Other Violence-Prone Provinces

Even as he prayed for peaceful elections in Abra and other hotspots on May 9, independent presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson has mapped out a plan to put an end to the culture of violence in such areas.

Lacson, who was in Abra on Tuesday, also stressed it is time to end the culture where “warlords” keep residents poor and ignorant, and always dependent on them.

“Of course ginawa ko noong Chief PNP ako – pay special attention not only to Abra but in areas na traditionally historically magulo, not only during election period (I have done this when I headed the Philippine National Police – pay special attention not only to Abra but to areas that have been traditionally and historically prone to violence not only during the election period),” he said in an interview with media.

Related: Ping: Tapusin na Ang Karahasan sa Abra, Iba Pang Hotspots sa Bansa
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Lacson Campaign in Abra

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Sen. Ping Lacson visited Abra on April 26, 2022. His schedule included a courtesy call and a town hall meeting.

Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Tarlac, Pangasinan

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Tarlac and Pangasinan on April 25, 2022, with senatoriable Manny Piñol. Their schedule included courtesy calls and town hall meetings.

Lacson-Sotto, Tiwala na Magkakaroon ng Vote Swing sa Mayo

Maliban sa pag-asang tumaas sa survey, tiwala pa rin ang tambalan ni presidential aspirant Sen. Ping Lacson at vice presidential bet niyang si Senate President Tito Sotto na magkakaroon ng vote swing sa darating na halalan sa Mayo.

“Ang isip pwedeng magpalit even in a split second. Pagpasok mo sa polling booth, pwedeng magbago ang shi-shade-an mo because nakapag-discern ka. That’s the reason why yun ang panawagan naming lahat sa voters, maging discerning. Tignan kung sino ang pinaka-qualified, pinaka-competent, pinaka-experienced,” ani Lacson sa isinagawang press conference sa Rizal nitong Biyernes.

Related: Lacson, Sotto See Last-Minute Vote Swing from Discerning Voters
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Lacson, Sotto See Last-Minute Vote Swing from Discerning Voters

More than a better showing in a recent survey, independent presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson and his vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III are counting on a last-minute vote swing from discerning voters in their favor on Election Day.

While Lacson and Sotto maintained that surveys are a snapshot of people’s sentiments on a particular day, they believe voters can still change their minds at the last second.

“Ang isip pwedeng magpalit even in a split second. Pagpasok mo sa polling booth, pwedeng magbago ang shi-shade-an mo because nakapag-discern ka. That’s the reason why yun ang panawagan naming lahat sa voters, maging discerning. Tignan kung sino ang pinaka-qualified, pinaka-competent, pinaka-experienced (People can change their minds in a split second. Even after entering the polling booth and before shading the ballots you can still change your mind. That’s why we keep telling voters to be discerning and look at who is the most qualified and experienced),” Lacson said at a press conference in Rizal Friday.

Related: Lacson-Sotto, Tiwala na Magkakaroon ng Vote Swing sa Mayo
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Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Rizal Province

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Rizal on April 22, 2022. Their schedule included a courtesy call and a town hall meeting.

Lacson Campaign in Mindoro Occidental and Oriental

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Sen. Ping Lacson visited Mindoro Occidental and Mindoro Oriental on April 21, 2022. His schedule included courtesy calls and town hall meetings.

Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Caluya and Iloilo

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Caluya Island, Iloilo City and Sta Barbara, Iloilo on April 20, 2022, with senatoriable Manny Piñol. Their schedule included courtesy calls and town hall meetings.

Mga Miyembro ng Reporma sa Aklan, Antique, Nagpahayag ng Suporta sa Lacson-Sotto Tandem

Patuloy na nagpahayag ng suporta sa kandidatura nina independent presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson at ka-tandem nito na si Senate President Tito Sotto ang mga miyembro ng Partido Reporma sa Aklan at Antique sa kabila ng pagbitiw ni Lacson sa partido bilang Chairman noong nakaraang Marso.

Nakipagpulong si Lacson kasama ang mga miyembro ng dati niyang partido nitong Martes ng gabi matapos ang ginanap na town hall session sa Kalibo, Aklan. Ayon sa independent presidential candidate, ang mga miyembro ng Reporma ang nag-organisa ng naturang meeting.

“Kaya kami pumunta ng Aklan and Caluya, meron kaming candidates doon, nag-request sila kung pwedeng puntahan ko sila. Ang Reporma (members), they continue to support me. Sabi nila kaya kami nag-Reporma because of you,” ani Lacson.

Related: Reporma Members in Aklan, Antique Throw Support Behind Lacson-Sotto
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Reporma Members in Aklan, Antique Throw Support Behind Lacson-Sotto

Members of Partido Reporma in Aklan and Antique continue to support the electoral bids of independent presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson, even after he had left the party last March.

Lacson met with members of his former party Tuesday evening following a town hall session in Kalibo, Aklan. The Reporma members had requested the meeting, he said.

“Kaya kami pumunta ng Aklan and Caluya, meron kaming candidates doon, nag-request sila kung pwedeng puntahan ko sila. Ang Reporma (members), they continue to support me. Sabi nila kaya kami nag-Reporma because of you (This is the reason we were scheduled to visit Aklan and Caluya. Some candidates from Reporma asked for our presence. They continue to support me. They told me they joined Reporma because of me),” he said.

Related: Mga Miyembro ng Reporma sa Aklan, Antique, Nagpahayag ng Suporta sa Lacson-Sotto Tandem
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Lacson Campaign at Iloilo, Aklan

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Sen. Ping Lacson visited Estancia, Iloilo and Kalibo, Aklan on April 19, 2022. His schedule included courtesy calls and town hall meetings.

Lacson: Never Too Late to Respect the Filipino Voters

Statements of Sen. Ping Lacson and SP Tito Sotto on the issues involving the April 17, 2022 press conference

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Easter Presidentiables’ Presscon

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Sen. Ping Lacson, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and former secretary Norberto Gonzales took part in a press conference on Easter Sunday.

Ping: Lalabanan Natin Ang Anumang Hakbang para Hadlangan ang Demokrasya

Nanindigan si independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson nitong Linggo na patuloy niyang lalabanan ang anumang hakbang para hadlangan ang karapatan ng mga botante na bumoto sa ilalim ng demokrasya.

Ayon kay Lacson, hindi siya nag-iisa sa karanasan kung saan kinukumbinsi siya at ibang kandidato sa pagka-Presidente na umatras kapalit ng pera at iba pang konsiderasyon.

“Sinu-subvert na natin ang will ng electorate maski wala pang halalan,” saad ni Lacson sa presscon kasama ang iba pang presidential candidates sa Manila Peninsula Hotel sa Makati City.

Related: Lacson Vows to Fight Attempts to Subvert Democracy
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Lacson Vows to Fight Attempts to Subvert Democracy

Independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson on Sunday vowed to fight moves by some sectors to subvert democracy by “convincing” him and some of his fellow presidential aspirants to withdraw from the presidential race.

Lacson said he was not alone in getting feelers to withdraw from the presidential derby in exchange for financial and other considerations.

“Sinu-subvert na natin ang will ng electorate maski wala pang halalan (This is an attempt to subvert the will of the electorate even before Election Day),” he said at a press conference with fellow presidential candidates at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City.

Related: Ping: Lalabanan Natin Ang Anumang Hakbang para Hadlangan ang Demokrasya
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On the Presidential Veto of the Proposed SIM Card Registration Act

I may have to agree with the presidential veto. Mandating social media registration could be violative of the “one subject one title rule” as defined under the 1987 Constitution, not to mention the absence of safeguards or guidelines in the said provision not even covered by the title of the measure itself.

That being said, my version of the bill simply calls for the mandatory registration of all the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards with the service providers as being practiced in other jurisdictions.

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Mga Taga-Suporta ng Lacson-Sotto Tandem, Nag-Organisa ng Relief Ops sa Iloilo

Hindi man nakabisita ang tandem ni independent presidential aspirant Sen. Ping Lacson at vice presidential bet niyang si Senate President Tito Sotto sa Iloilo bunsod ng masamang panahon, siniguro naman ng kanilang mga taga-suporta na ramdam ang kanilang presensya sa lugar upang magbigay ng tulong.

Sama-sama silang nag-organisa ng relief operations sa Iloilo City at Estancia na isa sa mga bayan sa Iloilo na lubhang naapektuhan ng pagbaha dulot ng Tropical Cyclone Agaton.

Related: Lacson-Sotto Supporters in Flood-Hit Iloilo Mount Relief Operations
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Lacson-Sotto Supporters in Flood-Hit Iloilo Mount Relief Operations

Bad weather conditions may have prevented independent presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson and his vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III from visiting a flood-affected area in Iloilo, but their supporters made sure their presence is felt there.

Lacson and Sotto’s supporters, taking a cue from their idols, chipped in to mount relief operations in Estancia – one of the towns in Iloilo affected by floods brought by Tropical Cyclone Agaton – and in Iloilo City. The relief operations were organized in one day.

Related: Mga Taga-Suporta ng Lacson-Sotto Tandem, Nag-Organisa ng Relief Ops sa Iloilo
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Lacson-Sotto at Senate COW Hearing on Agricultural Smuggling

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Sen. Ping Lacson and Senate President Tito Sotto attend a Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on agricultural smuggling April 12, 2022.

Ping, Pinagsabihan ang NICA na Pabilisin ang Pagproseso ng Intel vs Agri Smugglers, Kasabwat sa Gobyerno

Nakadepende rito ang seguridad natin sa pagkain.

Pinagsabihan ni Senador Ping Lacson ang National Intelligence Coordinating Agency nitong Martes na pabilisin ang pagpoproseso ng impormasyon hinggil sa agricultural smugglers at mga kasabwat nito sa gobyerno.

Para kay Lacson, hanggang hindi napapangalanan ang mga ito at nasasampahan ng kaso, patuloy lang nila na sasamantalahin ang sistema at magtatago sandali habang mainit sila sa mata ng Senado.

Related: Lacson Exhorts NICA: Speed Up Processing of Intel Info vs Agri Smugglers, Protectors
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Lacson Exhorts NICA: Speed Up Processing of Intel Info vs Agri Smugglers, Protectors

Our food security depends on it.

Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson thus exhorted the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Tuesday to have a sense of urgency and speed up its processing of intelligence information on agricultural “smugglers” and their supposed protectors in government.

Lacson said that so long as these smugglers and protectors are not named and charged, a vicious cycle will continue where smugglers lie low immediately after a Senate hearing – then resume their activities after a few weeks.

Related: Ping, Pinagsabihan ang NICA na Pabilisin ang Pagproseso ng Intel vs Agri Smugglers, Kasabwat sa Gobyerno
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Coast Guard, Supporters Mabilis Na Tinugunan ang Panawagan ni Lacson na Tulong para sa mga Apektadong Residente sa Iloilo

Bilang tugon sa panawagan ni Senador Ping Lacson na matulungan ang mga biktima ng baha sa Iloilo at Roxas City sa Capiz, mabilis na inaksyunan ito ng Philippine Coast Guard at kaagad na nagpadala ng rubber boats at iba pang mga kagamitan para ma-rescue ang mga residente sa lugar.

Tinawagan ni Lacson si dating Coast Guard Commandant retired Vice Admiral Edmund Tan hinggil sa sitwasyon matapos makatanggap ng updates mula sa Iloilo nitong Martes ng umaga.

Mabilis naman itong tinugunan ni Tan at ipinagbigay alam sa kasalukuyang Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Artemio Abu (Philippine Military Academy Class 1992), na siya namang nag-utos sa Coast Guard na puntahan ang mga apektadong lugar.

Related: Coast Guard, Supporters Act on Lacson Call for Help for Flood-Hit Iloilo Residents

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Coast Guard, Supporters Act on Lacson Call for Help for Flood-Hit Iloilo Residents

Acting on information and a call for assistance from Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson, the Philippine Coast Guard is sending rubber boats and other assets to help residents affected by floods particularly along the highway between Iloilo and Roxas City in Capiz.

Lacson called former Coast Guard Commandant retired Vice Admiral Edmund Tan and informed him of the situation, after receiving updates from Iloilo early Tuesday.

Tan replied he has informed incumbent Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Artemio Abu (Philippine Military Academy Class 1992), and that Abu “readily agreed” and will instruct the Coast Guard in the area to “act accordingly.”

Related: Coast Guard, Supporters Mabilis Na Tinugunan ang Panawagan ni Lacson na Tulong para sa mga Apektadong Residente sa Iloilo
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On the ‘Feelers’ to Withdraw from the Presidential Race

Last March 12, former Quezon City Mayor Brigido “Jun” Simon Jr. approached me in Pampanga to ask me to withdraw from the presidential race. He told me they can convince Sen. Pangilinan to withdraw to give way to the tandem of Vice President Robredo and my running mate, Senate President Tito Sotto.

But I cut him off right there and told him, “I am not withdrawing. May usapang lalaki kami ni SP Sotto na magkasama kami all the way.” I also narrated to him two previous attempts by the Vice President herself towards unification but obviously only for herself. He stopped talking and left.

The former mayor kept asking for an appointment a number of times, purportedly in relation to my campaign. I did not respond as I wasn’t sure what the agenda was, not to mention that I do not know him that well and I was busy campaigning.

Again: I am not withdrawing. Even if I am left running on one leg, I will finish the race. Even if I am crippled, I will crawl to finish the race.

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Lacson-Sotto at Kapihan ng Samahang Plaridel

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem and senatoriable Minguita Padilla answered tough questions at the Kapihan ng Samahang Plaridel at the Manila Hotel on April 11, 2022.

Lacson at PNP Flag-Raising Ceremony

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Sen. Ping Lacson attended the PNP flag-raising ceremony and the donation of equipment to the PNP from the PNP Foundation Inc. on April 11, 2022.

Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Bataan

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Bataan on April 10, 2022. With them was senatoriable Minguita Padilla. Their schedule included courtesy calls, a visit to the Metro-Bataan Development Authority Provincial Command Center, and a dialogue with local officials and multi-sectoral groups.

Ping sa Mga Supporters: Tama na ang Pananahimik

Tama na ang pananahimik. Panahon na para mag-ingay.

Ito ang panawagan ni independent presidential candidate Sen. Ping Lacson sa supporters niya at ni vice presidential bet Senate President Tito Sotto.

“Thank you ‘Pure Love’, ‘True Friends’, ‘Lacson Sotto Support Group’ for organizing your ‘Supporters Rally’ and making it happen today. It’s time to stop being silent. Get out of your echo chamber to be heard by the people. No balloons, no umbrellas, no props. Just pure love,” ani Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account Sabado ng gabi, matapos ang supporters’ rally para sa kanya at kay Sotto sa Quezon Memorial Circle.

Related: Lacson to Supporters: Stop Being ‘Silent,’ Make Yourselves Heard
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Lacson to Supporters: Stop Being ‘Silent,’ Make Yourselves Heard

It’s time to stop being silent and to start making yourselves heard.

On this note, independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson called on his and vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III’s supporters to be more assertive in helping them convince voters to elect the most qualified, competent and experienced candidates.

“Thank you ‘Pure Love’, ‘True Friends’, ‘Lacson Sotto Support Group’ for organizing your ‘Supporters Rally’ and making it happen today. It’s time to stop being silent. Get out of your echo chamber to be heard by the people. No balloons, no umbrellas, no props. Just pure love,” Lacson said on his Twitter account Saturday evening, after he and Sotto attended the supporters’ rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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Lacson-Sotto Supporters’ Rally at Quezon Memorial Circle

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem attended a rally organized by supporters in Quezon City on April 9, 2022. They also signed a pledge to ensure good governance should they win the election.

Lacson-Sotto, Patuloy na Bibigyang Kaalaman ang mga Botante sa Kanilang Kampanya

Patuloy na magiging pokus ng tambalang Lacson-Sotto ang pagbibigay kaalaman sa mga botante sa kasagsagan ng kanilang kampanya.

Ayon kay Senador Ping Lacson, patuloy ang kanilang pangungumbinsi sa mga botante na huwag ibase sa survey ang kanilang desisyon sa pagboto at sa halip ay bumoto ayon sa kanilang paniniwala kung sino ang pinaka-kwalipikado na maging susunod na mga lider ng bansa.

“We will continue to educate and enlighten our electorate. Qualification ang tingnan, hindi popularity. Sino ba may kakayahan, sino ang may experience, sino ang may competence and qualification, yan ang piliin nila. Huwag nila isipin boboto nila baka masayang ang boto,” ani Lacson sa Pandesal Forum sa Quezon City.

Related: Lacson, Sotto to Maintain Focus on Voter Enlightenment in Last Month of Campaign
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Lacson, Sotto to Maintain Focus on Voter Enlightenment in Last Month of Campaign

Enlightening and educating the voters will remain the focus of independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson and his vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III in the homestretch of the campaign period.

Lacson said Saturday they will convince Filipino voters to base their choices not on what the surveys dictate but on what they believe are the candidates’ qualifications and competence.

“We will continue to educate and enlighten our electorate. Qualification ang tingnan, hindi popularity. Sino ba may kakayahan, sino ang may experience, sino ang may competence and qualification, yan ang piliin nila. Huwag nila isipin boboto nila baka masayang ang boto (Look at qualifications, not popularity. Vote for who has the competence, experience and qualifications and get rid of the mentality that you will waste your votes just because the competent or qualified candidate is not leading in the surveys),” Lacson said at the Pandesal Forum in Quezon City.

Related: Lacson-Sotto, Patuloy na Bibigyang Kaalaman ang mga Botante sa Kanilang Kampanya
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Rizal at Bonifacio, Inspirasyon ng Lacson-Sotto Tandem Sa Pagpapatuloy ng Laban Para sa Bansa

Kabilang sa mga tinutularan ng tandem ni presidential aspirant Senador Ping Lacson at vice presidential candidate Senate President Tito Sotto ang ating pambansang bayani na si Dr. Jose Rizal at rebolusyonaryong si Andres Bonifacio.

Ayon sa tandem, ang dalawang bayaning ito ay nagpakita ng taglay na katapangan at nagsakripisyo ng kanila buhay para sa bansa at sa sambayanang Pilipino.

“Sa akin, nobody can match Jose Rizal kaya siya ang ating national hero. Kung babasahin ang kanyang biography… he sacrificed his life for the Filipino people,” ani Lacson. Para sa independent presidential aspirant, tunay na bayani niyang maituturing si Rizal.

Related: Lacson, Sotto to Emulate National Heroes in Fixing Nation’s Woes
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Lacson, Sotto to Emulate National Heroes in Fixing Nation’s Woes

National hero Jose Rizal and revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio will be the models of independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson and his vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III in fixing the country’s woes.

Lacson and Sotto, who guested at the Pandesal Forum in Quezon City on Araw ng Kagitingan, said both showed courage and sacrificed their lives for the Philippines and the Filipino people.

“Sa akin, nobody can match Jose Rizal kaya siya ang ating national hero. Kung babasahin ang kanyang biography… he sacrificed his life for the Filipino people (To me, no one can match Rizal as my hero. He sacrificed his life for the Filipino people),” said Lacson, who named Rizal as his “hero.”

Related: Rizal at Bonifacio, Inspirasyon ng Lacson-Sotto Tandem Sa Pagpapatuloy ng Laban Para sa Bansa
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Lacson-Sotto Tandem at Pandesal Forum

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem answered tough questions at the Pandesal Forum in Quezon City on April 9, 2022.

Ping: Buhayin ang MSMEs Para Matugunan ang Kawalan ng Trabaho

Kasama sa dapat na maging prayoridad sa pagtugon sa kawalan ng trabaho ng ilan sa ating kababayan ang pagbuhay sa ating micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), ayon kay independent presidential candidate Senador Ping Lacson.

Para kay Lacson, hindi pa nakakabangon ang MSMEs mula sa mga epekto ng lockdown bunsod ng pandemya, may panibago na naman silang kinakaharap na suliranin sa pagtaas ng presyo ng langis.

“Buhayin ang MSME, yan ang biggest source natin of employment. Yan ang unang bumagsak so kailangang buhayin,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa Bogo, Cebu nitong Huwebes.

Related: Lacson: Reviving MSMEs Key to Addressing Unemployment
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Lacson: Reviving MSMEs Key to Addressing Unemployment

Reviving our micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) should be the government’s priority in tackling the problem of unemployment, independent presidential bet Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said.

Lacson pointed out that MSMEs are still recovering from the lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, even as they now face new challenges such as rising costs of fuel.

“Buhayin ang MSME, yan ang biggest source natin of employment. Yan ang unang bumagsak so kailangang buhayin (We should revive our MSMEs, which are the biggest supplier of labor. Our MSMEs should be the first to be revived),” he said in an interview in Bogo, Cebu on Thursday, when asked how he would address the problem if he were elected President.

Related: Ping: Buhayin ang MSMEs Para Matugunan ang Kawalan ng Trabaho
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On the Call to Exempt Teachers’ Election Honoraria from Taxes

It goes without saying that I support such an appeal from our public school teachers. It is the least that the government can give them as incentive for the extra and thankless – yet patriotic – duty.

There is no time to lose for the agencies concerned to act on the matter. Our teachers who are going on election duty deserve no less.

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On the Comelec’s Allowing the Resumption of Fuel Subsidy Distribution

Way to go and kudos to the Commission on Elections for acting expeditiously on such a no-brainer issue involving the fuel subsidy grant under the Special Provision under the Department of Transportation’s 2022 budget.

This is a great deal for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators, as well as farmers and fisherfolk who are dealing with the continued rise in prices of oil.

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Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Bogo, Cebu

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Cebu on April 7, 2022, with senatoriable Manny Piñol. Their schedule included meetings and a town-hall meet.

Ping, Kinuwestyon ang Pagtigil sa Distribusyon ng Fuel Subsidy

Kinuwestyon ni independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson nitong Martes ang pagtigil ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board sa distribusyon ng fuel subsidies para sa public utility vehicle operators at mga drayber sa panahon ng election period mula March 25 hanggang May 8.

Ayon kay Lacson, hanggang walang legal na basehan sa naturang suspensyon, hindi tama at patas ang desisyong ito para sa PUV operators at mga drayber na apektado pa rin sa patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis.

“Unless there is jurisprudence along that line, I don’t think the national government should be covered by the election ban on providing social services to our people especially at a time when the prices of fuel continue to go up,” ani Lacson.

Related: Lacson Questions Suspension of Fuel Subsidy Distribution
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Lacson Questions Suspension of Fuel Subsidy Distribution

Independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson questioned Tuesday the suspension of fuel subsidies to public utility vehicle operators and drivers by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board during the election period from March 25 to May 8.

Lacson said that unless there is jurisprudence affirming such a suspension, it is unfair to the PUV operators and drivers, as well as drivers of tricycles and regular delivery services hit by the escalating oil prices.

“Unless there is jurisprudence along that line, I don’t think the national government should be covered by the election ban on providing social services to our people especially at a time when the prices of fuel continue to go up,” he said.

Related: Ping, Kinuwestyon ang Pagtigil sa Distribusyon ng Fuel Subsidy
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Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Bohol-Cebu

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Bohol and Cebu on April 6, 2022, with senatoriables Minguita Padilla and Manny Piñol. Their schedule included a radio interview in Bohol and a town hall meeting in Cebu.

Ping, Pinasalamatan si Jagna Mayor Rañola sa Paghikayat Nito na Siyasating Mabuti ang Badyet ng Bayan

Isang mayor sa Bohol ang nagtulak kay independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson na siyasatin ang pambansang badyet.

Sa kanyang pakikipagpulong sa mga sectoral groups sa Bohol nitong Martes, pinasalamatan ni Lacson si Jagna Mayor Joseph Rañola sa pagtuturo sa kanya ng mga bagay na kinalaman sa badyet.

“There’s one person who taught me everything. The Filipino people owe it to him na may Sen. Lacson sa Senado na nagtitiyaga at nagkakalkal ng budget,” ani Lacson.

Related: Lacson Thanks Bohol Mayor for Igniting His Passion in Scrutinizing National Budget
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Lacson Thanks Bohol Mayor for Igniting His Passion in Scrutinizing National Budget

Now it can be told: It was a Boholano mayor who ignited the passion of independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson to scrutinize the national budget.

At the start of a meeting with representatives of sectoral groups in Bohol Tuesday, Lacson thanked Jagna Mayor Joseph Rañola for teaching him everything about analyzing the budget.

“There’s one person who taught me everything. The Filipino people owe it to him na may Sen. Lacson sa Senado na nagtitiyaga at nagkakalkal ng budget (There’s one person who taught me everything. Filipinos owe it to him that there is a Senator Lacson who pores through the national budget),” he said.

Related: Ping, Pinasalamatan si Jagna Mayor Rañola sa Paghikayat Nito na Siyasating Mabuti ang Badyet ng Bayan
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Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Bohol

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Bohol on April 5, 2022, with senatoriables Minguita Padilla and Manny Piñol. Their schedule included courtesy calls, a sectoral consultation, and a rally.

Lacson-Sotto Campaign in Romblon

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The Lacson-Sotto tandem visited Romblon on April 4, 2022, with senatoriable Manny Piñol. Their schedule included courtesy calls and a town hall meeting.