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LAYLO SURVEY: “MASA VOTES” GIVE LACSON, SOTTO 57% RATING

Junk ‘survey mentality’ in polls, Lacson urges voters

The latest Laylo survey showed that independent presidential candidate Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and his Vice Presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III have up to 57 percent in Class E or the “masa” class.

The survey also showed that Lacson and Sotto got 45 percent in urban areas and 42 percent in rural areas; 43 percent among both male and female voters; 43 percent among those aged 18-34, 42 percent among those aged 35-54, and 45 percent among those aged 55 and up.

 Inspired by the survey results, Lacson on Thursday urged all Filipino voters to junk the “survey mentality” in voting and instead pick candidates whom they think are most competent and qualified to lead the nation.

He made this call after noting that the biggest waste of votes is not in voting for someone who is competent and qualified but is lagging in surveys, but in picking a “winnable” but less qualified candidate.Read More

NO MARCOS-SOTTO, LACSON DUTERTE TANDEMS

Vice presidential candidate and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Saturday dismissed a projected win with presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.  in the May elections. 

Lacson, who is running for president under Partido Reporma, similarly dismissed speculations of a tandem with Marcos’ running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, stressing he will stick with Sotto as his running mate all the way.

Sotto maintained he is focused on working with his running mate presidential bet Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson.

Hindi ko iniisip yan (I am not thinking of that),” he said during the CNN Philippines Vice Presidential Debates. “In my sphere, we are working on the presidency of Sen. Ping Lacson.”

Sotto said that if elected, he and Lacson will use their combined over 80 years of public service record to address the massive problems facing the country. 

“After 30 years, I think, handa ako dito. So ganoon ang aking thinking…wala akong iniisip na kung iba ang mananalo at this point (After 30 years, I think, I am ready for the job. I am not thinking of anyone else who would win),” he said.

 Lacson on Sunday said small business owners and informal street vendors may benefit from their flagship Budget Reform Advocacy for Village Empowerment (BRAVE) program should he and Sotto win in the elections.

He gave this assurance after learning that the local government unit (LGU) in Malabon managed to provide financial aid and technical support to carinderia owners as part of its livelihood projects, which, Lacson said, reflects the essence of the BRAVE program.

SOTTO SLAMS DISINFORMATION ON MARCOS MARTIAL LAW REGIME

LACSON:“Never again to martial law.” 

History is history, said Senate President Tito Sotto as he hit at disinformation attempting to erase from the memory of Filipinos the horrors the country suffered during the two decades of rule of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

“History is history,” said Sotto, who is running for vice president in the May 9 election, at the Meet The Press, his weekly forum with his presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson.

“It has happened, nangyari na. Paano mo makakalimutan? Gusto mo kalimutan?, said Sotto.

A production outfit of Sotto, a movie and television personality, documented on video the massive protest rallies of the EDSA People Power revolution that culminated in the dictator and his family fleeing the country on February 25, 1986.

At the forum, Sotto and Lacson took turns in sharing with journalists their experience during the Marcos Martial Law regime.

During the dictator’s regime, Marcos Sr., his family, and his cronies were said to have stolen around P300 billion from the government.  The Marcos government was also linked to at least 3,240 killings, 34,000 tortures, and violationof human rights of about 70,000 detainees.

Lacson is running for president in a crowded field that includes former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jt. son of the late dictator, who is leading in pre-poll surveys for presidential preference.

A massive amd elaborate propaganda campaign to tone down the terrors of the Marcos Martial Law regime has been unleashed on the public apparently by the camp of Marcos Jr, fueled by the loot of the Marcos kletocracy during the dictator’s martial rule..

Sotto said twisting historical facts could be equated to spreading disinformation.

“Paano mo ire-revise ‘yung history kung nangyari na? What you’re essentially doing is disinformation, hindi revising history. You will never be able to revise history,” he said.

“Paano mo makalimutan yong na-ransack yong treasury ng bansa. Pati yong Central Bank, walang kamalaymalay. Wala na palang laman, wala na pala yong reserves natin. Wala na palang pera, kung saan napunta,” said Lacson at the forum.
“Never again to martial law,” Lacson said .

The massive kleptocracy under the Martial Law Regime is the horror that Senator Panfilo Lacson could not forget.

“Paano mo makalimutan yong na-ransack yong treasury ng bansa. Pati yong Central Bank, walang kamalaymalay. Wala na palang laman, wala na pala yong reserves natin. Wala na palang pera, kung saan napunta,” said Lacson, one of contenders in the race to Malacanang in the May 9 elections.
Paano natin makalimutan yon. Gusto ba nating mag-undergo uli ng ganon? Dahil sa abuse, nagkaloko-loko yong bansa natin,” Lacson said. Roger M. Balanza

LACSON: MARCOS REGIME RANSACKED THE PHILIPPINE TREASURY

Never again to martial law

By ROGER M. BALABZA

The massive kleptocracy under the Martial Law Regime of the late dictator President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is the horror that Senator Panfilo Lacson could not forget.

“Paano mo makalimutan yong na-ransack yong treasury ng bansa. Pati yong Central Bank, walang kamalaymalay. Wala na palang laman, wala na pala yong reserves natin. Wala na palang pera, kung saan napunta,” said Lacson, one of contenders in the race to Malacanang in the May 9 elections.

Lacson, a former chief of the Philipine National Police (PNP), is up against five other aspirants including Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., son of the dictator who was deposed by the People Power Revolution in 1986 after two decades of ruling the country with an iron hand. 
Ahead of the February 25 anniversary of the declaraton of Martial Law by dictator Marcos, Lacson on Thursday, February 17, shared his memories of the Marcos rule, during the weekly Meet the Press forum.
“Never again to martial law,” Lacson said in the forum also attended by Senator Tito Sotto, his vice president.
Paano natin makalimutan yon. Gusto ba nating mag-undergo uli ng ganon? Dahil sa abuse, nagkaloko-loko yong bansa natin,” Lacson said.

According to Lacson, then a member of the Military Intelligence Security Group (MISG), the first few weeks of Martial Law were okay, but, over time, it was ‘ abused and abused, until it reached the People Power Revolution.”

During the dictator’s regime, Marcos Sr., his family, and his cronies were said to have stole around P300 billion from the government.  The Marcos government was also linked to at least 3,240 killings, 34,000 tortures, and violationof human rights of about 70,000 detainees.

MANNY Piñol: Ping, Tito ‘best tandem’ vs. corruption, drugs

“For as long as corruption is there, there is a reason for people to elect Ping Lacson. For as long as drugs are there, there will always be a reason to continue the campaign against drugs.”

Senatorial aspirant and former Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on Wednesday said the country’s corruption and illegal drug problem will be addressed by Partido Reporma standard-bearer Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson and his running mate Senate President Vicente… Read More

2022 ELECTION: LACSON-SOTTO TANDEM COMBINED 83 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE A TICKET TO VICTORY

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Polls victory a ‘calling sacrifice’, not privilege

Should they win in the May 9 elections, Partido Reporma standard-bearer Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and his running mate Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III sees it not as a “privilege” but as “calling sacrifice”.

Kung kaming dalawa ay sabay pagpalain ng Poong Maykapal, ng Diyos na maglingkod pa, tawagin namin (itong) ‘calling sacrifice’, siguro sa isipan ng iba wala akong pinatutungkulan, siguro sa isipan ng iba pribilehiyo ito na ma-elect, kami po ang aming mindset iba (If we two are to be blessed by God by another chance to serve again, we are calling it ‘calling sacrifice’, others, I am not pertaining to anyone one, sees it as privilege to be elected, but we have a different mindset),” Lacson said in a speech during a campaign rally at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Wednesday afternoon.

Lacson said their mindset is different because of their long years of public service which he said adds up to 83 years between the two of them.Read More