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Lacson: Time to Restore Culture of Accountability

Restoring a culture of accountability among government officials will be a priority for Partido Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson should he win the May 9 presidential elections this year.

Lacson said this is the first major step toward fighting the never-ending problem of corruption, as he lamented that we now have a culture where corruption is tolerated and the corrupt are even idolized.

“Yan ang nawala sa atin, ang accountability. Over time, nakasanayan natin na kibit-balikat tayo. Parang iniidolo pa natin pag isang public official yumaman sa questionable na pinanggalingan (We seem to have lost that sense of accountability. Over time, we have learned to shrug our shoulders over issues of corruption. Some of us even idolize the supposed public servants to got rich through questionable means),” he said in an interview on “The Chiefs” on One News Monday evening.

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Show No Compromise

Speech during the 16th Grand Alumni Homecoming, Isabela National High School Class of 1984

Were I to present myself, it would bas a country bumpkin born and raised in a little known town in Cavite.

I have gone around the country a few times and talked to a great number of people of different social, political and economic backgrounds – none of these are possible if not for a dream.

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