Ang malalaking rally na inoorganisa ng ibang kandidato ay hindi nangangahulugan ng solid na pagsuporta, ayon kay Senador Ping Lacson. Bagkus, ito aniya ay maaaring kagagawan lamang ng organizers na naatasan na mag-hakot ng mga dadalo sa kanilang rally.
Ibinahagi ito ni Lacson nitong Miyerkules matapos niyang malaman mula sa isa sa kanyang local support leaders sa Rizal na nilapitan ng isang “hakot” operator.
“Baka gusto ni Sen. Lacson at Sen. Sotto na magkaroon ng maraming tao sa rally, meron kaming mga tao at P500 per person,” pagbabahagi ni Lacson base sa kwento sa kanya ng kanyang organizer sa isang presscon matapos ang kanyang courtesy call kay Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar.
The rallies and big gatherings of some candidates may not necessarily be a show of support as it could be the work of operators out to make a profit during the campaign season, independent presidential bet Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said.
Lacson bared this Wednesday after one of his local support group leaders in Rizal province was approached by one such “hakot” operator.
“Baka gusto ni Sen. Lacson at Sen. Sotto na magkaroon ng maraming tao sa rally, meron kaming mga tao at P500 per person (Sen. Lacson and Sen. Sotto may want to have many people at their rally. We have many participants at P500 per person),” Lacson quoted his organizer as narrating what the operator said, during a press conference after a courtesy call on Zamboanga City Mayor Isabella “Beng” Climaco-Salazar.
Sen. Lacson initially scheduled an investigation into the fatal hazing of UST law student Horacio Tomas Castillo III on Monday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. In this interview, Sen. Lacson also answered questions on bank accounts and protest actions for Sept. 21.