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Some trivia about Ping Lacson
Q: Who does Ping consider “The best President we never had?”
A: For Ping, the best President we never had is former DND Secretary Renato de Villa, who also headed the Philippine Constabulary. Sec. de Villa ran for President in 1998 after founding Reporma, which Ping now chairs. “Impeccable” is how Ping described the integrity of Sec. de Villa in the PC.
Q: What are Ping’s favorite books?
A: Ping frequently reads books about Lee Kuan Yew and Sun Tzu.
Q: What dialects and languages does Ping speak?
A: Ping speaks Tagalog, and understands Bisaya due to his assignment in Cebu. Ping also took up Spanish.
Q: What are Ping’s favorite tourist spots in the Philippines?
A: His favorite tourist spots in the Philippines include Siargao, Boracay, and Baguio City.
Q: What is Ping’s favorite Filipino food?
A: Sinampalukan native chicken!
Q: What are Ping’s favorite sports?
A: Baseball, basketball and boxing.
In the early days of the PBA, Ping was a fan of Toyota, and Ginebra. In a tweet, he recalled how he would discreetly cheer for his team while watching TV at his neighbor’s house, because his neighbor favored the other team and might change the channel. “Baka ilipat ang channel or i-turn off ang TV, naloko na.”
I was rooting for Toyota, then Ginebra. But I couldn’t cheer when my teams were winning because I knew our neighbor who owned the TV set was for the opposite teams. Baka ilipat ang channel or i-turn off ang TV, naloko na.
— PING LACSON (@iampinglacson) May 27, 2018
Q: Does Ping have a routine on his rest day?
A: Sometimes he watches Netflix. Other times, he reads or keeps fit using the treadmill.
Q: Who does Ping consider his ‘closest buddies’ in the Senate?
A: In the Senate, Ping’s closest buddy is Senate President Tito Sotto.