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‘Battle-ready’ Lacson, Sotto to mark start of campaign in vote-rich Cavite

/ 11:02 AM February 07, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — To mark the official campaign period for the 2022 polls, the tandem of Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III will face their supporters in vote-rich Cavite on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

Cavite is among the vote-rich areas in the country and the home province of Lacson, who was born and raised in Imus City. Cavite is also known as the “Land of the Brave.”

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“Both [Lacson] and Sotto were widely successful in securing support from the Caviteños during their previous senatorial runs,” an advisory for Tuesday’s event read.

Before their main proclamation event at the Imus Grandstand late in the afternoon, the tandem is scheduled to attend a mass at the Imus Cathedral.

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Members of the pair’s senatorial slate, namely former national police chief retired Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, public health advocate Dr. Minguita Padilla, and former Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario will join the tandem.

Around 4,000 Lacson-Sotto supporters and political allies are likewise expected to attend the gathering. The attendees will also include some of the local government officials of Cavite and nearby provinces, who have declared their support for Lacson and Sotto.

“Both lawmakers served multiple terms in the Senate for most of their political careers. What sets them apart from their rivals are their wisdom, experience, integrity, track record and competence that make them both ready to solve the pressing, recurring and emerging problems of our nation,” the advisory read.

“The ultimate goal for the Lacson-Sotto tandem is to restore public trust in a government that would be left in a state of disrepair, as captured in their battle cries ‘Aayusin ang Gobyerno, Aayusin ang Buhay ng Bawat Pilipino (Fix the Government, Fix the Lives of Every Filipino) and ‘Uubusin ang Magnanakaw’ (Get Rid of the Thieves),” it added.

The tandem’s camp, meanwhile, assured that public health and safety protocols will be implemented at the venue, such as social distancing, mask-wearing, and necessary rapid antigen testing procedures on the advice of local government and public authorities.

“We will strictly adhere to the Alert Level 2 health protocols in my home province. It is called DISCIPLINE,” Lacson tweeted over the weekend.

The tandem of Lacson and Sotto, who has a combined 83 years in public service, is backed by three political parties in the country, namely Partido Reporma, which Lacson chairs; the Nationalist People’s Coalition chaired by Sotto; and the National Unity Party headed by their campaign manager, former Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno.

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