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Lacson-Sotto tandem heads to Cebu

/ 11:10 AM December 10, 2021
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SOUTHERN SWING – Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Senate President Tito Sotto and their Senate slate visit Cebu on Friday. (Photo from office of Sen. Lacson)

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III headed to the vote-rich province of Cebu Friday morning and are set to attend several activities in the province.

They are also expected to visit Naga City. in Camarines Sur.

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Lacson recalled how he became an “Adopted Son of Cebu” for his leadership when he served as commander of the then Philippine Constabulary’s Cebu Metropolitan District Command (MetroDisCom) from 1989 to 1992.

“Importante ang Cebu sa akin. Adopted son ako ng Cebu dahil na-assign ako riyan as MetroDisCom Commander for 28 months, at nag-request sila kay then President Cory Aquino na i-retain ako,” Lacson said in a media forum.

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(Cebu is very important to me. I am an ‘adopted son of Cebu’ because I was assigned her as MetroDisCom Commander for 28 months and they requested then-President Cory Aquino that I retain my post here.)

“Kaya importante on a personal level na mabisita ang Cebu, to remind them adopted son n’yo ako baka puwede tangkilikin nyo ako,” he added.

(So it is important to me on a personal level that I visit Cebu , so I can ‘remind’ the people that I am an adopted son of the province)

Sotto, for his part, stressed the importance of Cebu, saying that the results in the province ”has a trickle-down effect on the entire Region 7.”

“It’s not only important, it is critical… My family on my father’s side comes from Cebu,” Sotto said.

Cebu tops the list of vote-rich provinces in the country with over 3 million voters. This is followed by Cavite, where Lacson was born, with over 2.1 million voters.

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