Lacson stresses corruption issues won’t stick to him or his family

Lacson stresses corruption issues won’t stick to him or his family

by Ernie Reyes

MANILA  – Corruption issues will not stick to Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” Lacson or his family because he has hammered an ethos of fairness and responsibility to them, especially his sons Jay and Panfilo Jr. or “Pampi.”

In the second webisode of his “iPing TV” series on his YouTube channel Ping Lacson, the longtime senator recalled a case of supposed cement smuggling against Pampi.

“Palagi kong pinupukpok sa kanila ‘yan, alam mo na sa mga kalokohan na involving ‘yung sa pera, sa katiwalian, mapa gobyerno man, mapa-hindi,” Lacson said in the webisode shot at their native “kubo” hut at their farm in Cavite.

[I’ve always hammered it into them, about scandals involving money, about corruption, whether dealing with government or not.]

“Maski wala talagang issue… Kung may alam kang talagang krimen, o kasalanan or smuggling, file-an mo ng kaso. Hindi ko ‘yan
papakialaman,” the former national police chief added in the video
with his two sons.

[Even if there really wasn’t an issue… If you know of a crime, or an offense or smuggling, file a case. I won’t meddle with it.]

The official involved could do nothing as there really was no smuggling, since cement as a commodity is tax-free, Lacson added.

“Lagi kong pinapangaral sa kanila ‘yan. Importante ‘yung pakikipag-deal mo sa kapwa mo, especially kapag transaction, parehas ka. Hindi baleng malamangan ka, huwag kang manlalamang,” the Partido Reporma chairman said.

[I always teach them that it’s important, when you deal with your fellow man, especially in transactions, that you are fair. It doesn’t matter if you are outdone or taken advantage of, you should not cheat others.]

In the first webisode of the iPing TV series titled “Disiplinang Lacson,” the senator’s sons, his wife Alice de Perio-Lacson, and longtime security aides shared their personal anecdotes about the veteran lawmaker as a strict disciplinarian but a good-natured human being overall. It has gained over 18,000 views just a day after being posted. (mtvn)

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