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Ama na Jeepney Driver, Inspirasyon ni Ping sa Paglaban sa Kotong

CABUYAO, Laguna – “Nakotongan na naman ako.”

Ang mga salitang ito mula sa kanyang amang si Buenaventura ang nagtulak sa batang Ping Lacson na labanan hindi lamang ang kotong kundi pati na rin ang lahat ng uri ng korapsyon.

Inalala ni Lacson noon ang kanyang ama na pagod na umuuwi sa kanilang bahay nang may pag-alala na hindi masustentuhan ang kanyang pamilya dahil ang maliit na kita nito ay kinukubra pa ng tiwaling pulis.

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Ping Bares How Jeepney Driver Dad Inspired Him to End ‘Kotong Cop’ Culture

CABUYAO, Laguna – “Nakotongan na naman ako (I was extorted from again).”

These words of exasperation from his late father Buenaventura spurred a young Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to fight not just kotong but all forms of corruption.

Lacson recalled how his father would come home too exhausted to eat, but still worrying he could not provide for his family because corrupt policemen extorted from him.

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