Lacson welcomes ex-PNP chief to poll slate | Inquirer News

Lacson welcomes ex-PNP chief to poll slate

By: - Reporter / @deejayapINQ
/ 04:49 AM November 15, 2021

Guillermo Eleazar

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo Lacson officially welcomed just-retired Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar to Partido Reporma’s senatorial ticket, saying he holds high expectations should the latter win a Senate seat in 2022.

Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, confirmed that Eleazar, who reached the mandatory retirement age on Nov. 13, would substitute for radio commentator Paolo Capino, who withdrew his candidacy on Friday.


“[Eleazar] wants to continue serving the nation. As far as I know he wants to continue his public service in a different field,” Lacson said in a radio interview in Bacolod City.

Lacson, who also headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001, said Eleazar had been considering a Senate run for some time as he approached retirement.


“Eleazar’s addition to the Partido Reporma senatorial slate reinforces the Lacson-Sotto campaign’s edge in integrity, experience and courage in public service, as they expect the former PNP Chief to bring his toughness [in] crime and police abuse to the Senate,” he said.

The other candidates in the slate are incumbent Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Joel Villanueva, Richard Gordon and Sherwin Gatchalian.

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