2022 ELECTION

Lacson and Sotto: Enough of Duterte

Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III launch their campaign on Wednesday, September 8, making them the first tandem to formally announce their presidential and vice presidential candidacies in the 2022 elections.

“From despair to hope. From apathy to empathy. From fear to trust. From poverty to prosperity. From self-pity to dignity. The Filipino deserves no less.”

Sen. Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III formally offered on Wednesday their brand of leadership that will restore Filipinos’ trust in government and pave the way for national recovery.

In a 30-minute event aired on television networks and social media platforms, Lacson said he and Sotto have between them more than 80 years of public service.

“Between me and Senate President Tito Sotto are more than 80 years of honest, dedicated, and competent public service. Mayroon kaming sapat na Kakayahan, Katapatan, at Katapangan upang pamunuan ang ating bansa at upang muling bumangon mula sa ating pagkakalugmok (We have the proven Competence, Integrity, and Courage to lead the country so we can rise from the rut we are in),” Lacson said in his speech.

“From despair to hope. From apathy to empathy. From fear to trust. From poverty to prosperity. From self-pity to dignity. The Filipino deserves no less,” he added.

“Kailangan ang mahigpit na disiplina sa paggastos ng kaban ng bayan. Walang mangungurakot at magsasamantala, malapit mang kaibigan o hindi kilala. Dapat isa lamang ang pamantayan na susundin at ipapatupad ng lahat, para sa lahat. Walang sisinuhin sa mga ganid na ginagawang negosyo ang gobyerno (We need strict discipline in the management of public coffers. There will no longer be swindlers and exploiters, whether close friends or strangers. There should be only one standard for everyone to follow and enforce. There are no sacred cows among those who will profit from the government),” he said.

For his part, Sotto said he and Lacson will address the despair, as people lose hope while the crisis stemming from the pandemic drags on.

“Tama na! Kailangan na nating tumugon! Kailangan na nating umaksyon! Kailangan na natin magsanib pwersa upang mapigilan at maitama ang mali. Ito na ang simula (Enough! We need to respond! We need to take action! We need to work together to prevent and correct mistakes. This is the beginning),” he said.

“Ang isang lipunan ay lalago lamang kung mayroong tiwala: Tiwala sa kanilang institusyon. Tiwala sa Hukom. Tiwala sa Kapulisan. Tiwala sa gobyerno. Tiwala sa mga namumuno. Tiwala sa mga mamamayan. Tiwala sa isa’t-isa. Hindi tiwali (Only when there is trust will a society flourish. Trust in their institutions. Trust in the Judiciary. Trust in the Police. Trust in Government. Trust in the leaders. Trust in citizens. Trust in each other. Not corrupt)!” he added.

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