Lacson, Sotto praise Duterte, Go for choosing ‘peace as their path’
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson has praised President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go for choosing “peace as their path” as they withdrew their respective certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the May 2022 elections.
Both Duterte and Go on Tuesday formally dropped out from next year’s senatorial and presidential derby, respectively.
“Pres Duterte and Sen Bong Go have chosen peace as their path. Let’s give it to them and wish them well,” Lacson said in a tweet.
Lacson’s running mate, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, also welcomed the development calling it “a wise move.”
“It takes a wise man to sacrifice something that he loves and give way to others who can serve our country better,” Sotto said in a statement.
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