By Ernie Reyes
MANILA — Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Friday posed these two critical questions to
those wanting to lead at least 110 million Filipinos in 2022.
Lacson also stressed the seriousness of the problems facing the
country, with the situation at Taal Volcano adding to the list.
“On the one hand, you have to make sure you are in the conversation
and be in a position to win in the first place. But more importantly,
you have to get a firm grasp of the problems besetting the country
because what if you win, and you’re unprepared to face the problems?
These are two equally important questions you have to ask yourself,”
Lacson said in an interview on DZRH radio.
He said this is why he and Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III
continue to consult with experts on various issues affecting the
country, before deciding to run in 2022.
In a separate interview on TeleRadyo, Lacson reiterated the task of
leading 110 million Filipinos is a serious matter, saying he does not
find funny the “joke” President Rodrigo Duterte made about putting a
cap on the volcano’s crater after its eruption prompted evacuation
preparations in nearby areas.
“It is no time to crack jokes, especially at a time evacuation
preparations are ongoing in nearby areas like Batangas and Cavite. The
situation is no joke for residents especially those who had to
evacuate last year. For a leader of a country to make fun of a deadly
crater, it’s not funny at all,” he said.
“Just to make light of the situation there, that is not proper
especially since lives are at stake,” he added.
Before the Taal situation, Lacson cited serious problems facing the
country such as a growing national debt, the bad economy, illegal
drugs, and corruption, among others. (ai/mtvn)