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Sotto: Give us the chance to implement the laws we made

By: - Contributor / @inquirerdotnet
/ 05:17 PM May 07, 2022

Senator Ping Lacson (in white shirt) and Senate President Tito Sotto III.

MANILA, Philippines — Vice presidential candidate and Senate President Vicente Sotto III appealed to the people to give him and his running mate, presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson, the chance to implement the laws they crafted.

Sotto said there have been several measures which they crafted and signed into law but noticed that they lack the proper implementation for them to be most beneficial to the people.


He said there will be no other persons who can best implement laws other than those who crafted them.

“Paanong hindi namin alam ang problema, 24 years sa legislation, 18 years sa legislation. Gusto namin bigyan niyo kami ng pagkakataon, kami ang magpatupad ng mga batas na ito na aming ginawa na ang tingin naming ay kulang sa pagpapatupad,” he said.


(Why cannot we have known the problems when I have been 24 years in the legislation, he [Lacson] has been 18 years in the legislation?  We ask you to give us a chance that we properly implement the laws that we have crafted),” Sotto said in their miting de avance Friday night.

Sotto said RA 11055 or the Philippine Identification System Act (National ID System), which was authored and sponsored by Lacson, was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 2018 but was not properly implemented.

The National ID System, if only properly implemented, should have eased the distribution of financial assistance (ayudas) under the Bayanihan to Heal as Once Act or Bayanihan 1, which was introduced by Sotto.

“Dapat in two years’ time, 2020 pagpasok ng pandemic, hindi sana tayo nahirapan sa pagbibigy ng ayuda doon sa aking iniakda na batas na magbigay ng ayuda sa bawat Pilipino, Bayanihan 1

(In two years’ time, in 2020 at the onslaught of the pandemic, we should not have encountered problems in giving out ayudas to deserving Filipinos under the measure which I introduced, the Bayanihan 1),” he added.

Also, he said they want to fast-track the implementation of RA 11509 also known as the Doktor Para sa Bayan Act that establishes medical scholarship and return of service program for deserving students, so that the government will have an ample number of medical doctors.

RA 11509 was authored by Sotto.


“Kami ang magpapatupad niyan sa tulong ninyo, sa pagkaka-isa natin. Eto na. Kaya naririto na, ibinibigay ko sa inyo ang pag-asa ng Pilipinas. Sa pamumuno niya, wala nang iba. Kakayahan, katapatan, katapangan, Senador Ping Lacson

(We will implement these measures with your help, as one. This is it. I am now offering hope for the Philippines, under his leadership. Competent, loyal, courageous – Senator Ping Lacson!), Sotto said.

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