Lacson-Sotto: ‘No better corruption-busting presidential duo than us’
Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of their dialogue with stakeholders from the public transport sector in Quezon City, Saturday (December 4), Lacson said there are no other aspirants more determined to address the perennial issue of graft in government than he and his partner.
“Ang problema ay kami talaga ‘yung sabihin nating may karapatan na magsalita pagdating sa anti-corruption efforts, hindi lang sa kotong cops… (The problem is that only we have the right to speak when it comes to the anti-corruption efforts, not just on the issue of extorting cops),” he added.
Partido Reporma senatorial candidate retired General Guillermo Eleazar attested to the accomplishments of Lacson whose reforms made a huge impact on the PNP. He said he also adopted his anti-corruption policies when he held the reins of the PNP even for just six months.
(We know that during the time of General Ping Lacson, we saw big changes [at the PNP], not only in addressing the issue of kotong cops, but as well as his financial reforms.)
The long-time public servants underscored they are not making false promises to the electorate because they have always ‘walked the talk’ with respect to fighting massive corruption in different government agencies through their relentless scrutiny of the national budget.
(When the issue involves corruption, large-scale bribery, especially on government projects and everyday public transactions in the agencies of government, we will really address that and we can make that promise without blinking an eye because we are already doing it.)
Lacson said he is hopeful that the senatorial aspirants running under their slate would continue the legacies he and Sotto would be leaving behind next year particularly in guarding and scrutinizing public funds in every step of the budget deliberation process.
(Senator Lacson and TitoSen, you can rest assured that if God wills it and we make it all the way to the Senate, we will continue what you have fought for against corruption and we will also keep an eye on our national budget.) (PR)