Early bird Lacson first presidential bet to cast vote
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson was an early bird voter on Monday as he cast his vote in his home province of Cavite an hour after polling precincts opened across the country.
Lacson headed to the Bayang Luma 1 Elementary School in Imus at around 7 a.m. to cast his vote.
“I feel relieved. Now is the time to wait kung ano ang maging result…More relieved than anything else dahil natapos ‘yung 90 days. Ang feeling na relief ko is more on thank God walang injury, walang illness that befell us. Not only us but the other candidates as well. Imagine, kung mayroong tragedy na nangyari, we’d be parang mourning instead of parang jolly or parang masaya ‘yung atmosphere natin,” Lacson told reporters after voting.
(I feel relieved. Now is the time to wait for the result. More relieved than anything else because the 90 days of campaigning have ended. My relief is more on thank God there are no injuries, no illness befell us. Not only us but the other candidates as well. Imagine if there had been a tragedy, we’d be mourning instead of having a jolly and happy atmosphere.)
“And I’m speaking on behalf of all the candidates na sana the feeling is mutual na we get out of this exercise safe from injury, safe from illness and may we always stay that way. And this is sincere,” he added.
Asked if he feels nervous about the result of this year’s polls, Lacson said he is “at peace.”
It was also in Cavite where Lacson officially kicked off his presidential bid in February.
Last week, the veteran senator and former Philippine National Police chief held had his “miting de avance” in Carmona.
Lacson, in his final campaign speech, rallied his supporters to launch a “silent revolution” through their votes and asked them to shun “thieves” or face the consequences in the next six years.
Lacson and his running mate, vice presidential contender Senate President Vicente Sotto III, are running on a campaign promising to fix the government in order to fix the lives of Filipinos.
During their town hall meetings—the senators’ preferred approach in the campaign—Lacson and Sotto cited their decades-long experience in the legislature, saying it was time for the two lawmakers to properly implement the laws they helped craft.
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