Senator Ping Lacson has officially filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the upcoming 2022 elections. He was joined by his vice presidential running mate, Senate President Tito Sotto.
The Lacson – Sotto tandem filed their COCs today, October 6, 2021. The tandem officially launched their 2022 bid last September 8, presenting themselves as a viable option to ensure that the country would arise from difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their filing officially debunks fake news that has been circulating in the provinces, saying that Lacson and Sotto are backing out of the national elections. To this, Lacson replies, “Laban kung laban, hindi susuko!”
In his speech after the filing, Lacson, who earlier declared that the Philippines needs a president that would offer a different “brand of leadership,” reiterated his main battle cry, “Ang tama ay ipaglaban, ang mali ay labanan.” (“Fight for what is right, fight against what is wrong.”) He said that with his leadership, he will restore the trust of the Filipino people on the government.
“Panahon na upang maipanumbalik ang dignidad at respeto sa sarili ng bawat Pilipino sa loob at labas ng ating bansa. Kapag ang namumuno ay matino at nirerespeto, panalo ang pangkaraniwang Pilipino.”
(It is time to restore the dignity and self-respect of Filipinos around the world. When the leader is good and respected, it is a win for the ordinary Filipino.”
If Lacson wins the presidential elections, he promises to end corruption in the Philippines, improve the country’s pandemic response, and fight for our territorial rights on the West Philippine Sea.
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