Lacson vows to fight ‘syndicates’ in and out of gov’t

Lacson vows to fight ‘syndicates’ in and out of gov’t

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — A no-nonsense, corruption-free brand of leadership will be
the best weapon against syndicates, both inside and outside the
government.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson offered this brand of leadership on Wednesday
as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for President for the May
2022 general elections.

“Kahit minsan hindi tumanggap ng suhol kapalit ang serbisyo publiko –
nananatiling walang bahid ng korapsyon ang siya naming gagamiting
pinakamabisang armas upang buwagin ang mga sindikato sa loob at sa
labas man ng gobyerno (A corruption-free brand of leadership is our
strongest weapon against syndicates in and out of the government),” he
said after filing his COC.

With Lacson was Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, who filed his
COC for Vice President.

Lacson — who, during his public service gained experience as a soldier,
Philippine National Police chief, Presidential Assistant for
Rehabilitation and Recovery and senator — reiterated his leadership
will include a disciplined bureaucracy and the proper use of the
national budget to benefit all Filipinos, especially those in remote
areas.

“Marapat lamang na mauna ang kapakanan ng higit na nakararaming
Pilipino (It is only proper that we prioritize the greatest number of
Filipinos),” he said.

Lacson said it is time for Filipinos to get back their dignity and
self-respect, but this should start with their leaders.

“Kapag ang namumuno ay matino at nirerespeto, panalo ang
pangkaraniwang Pilipino (When the leaders are competent and
well-respected, the ordinary Filipino wins)!” he said.

For his part, Sotto said he and Lacson are offering themselves now to
the people to hold the reins of the executive department.

“We know the ills, we know the solution. Balance the budget, budget
reform, bring the money to the people and enhance the fight against
illegal drugs by more emphasis on demand reduction strategy. Victory
can only be achieved through God’s grace. We choose to trust Him every
step of the way,” he said. (ai/mtvn)

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