Lacson, Sotto: No better team to fight corruption than us

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 5) — Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson says he and running mate Senate president Vicente "Tito" Sotto III are the best bets to take on the challenge of corruption.

"Find us a tandem more determined than the two of us to address the issue ng [of] corruption based on track record, based on what we have done already, and then probably we might change our minds and vote for them instead," Lacson said at an event on Saturday.

Lacson and Sotto are running for president and vice president in 2022 and among the highlights of their platform is judicious government spending.

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Lacson stressed that he and Sotto could talk about corruption as they have consistently exerted efforts to fight it. He cited his stint as chief of the Philippine National Police, particularly how he dealt with the issues of jueteng and kotong among law enforcement officers.

"'Pag ang isyu talaga corruption, 'yung mga malalaking kotong, lalo na doon sa mga proyekto ng gobyerno, 'yung pang-araw-araw na pakikipag-transact ng ating mga kababayan sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno, 'yan talagang ia-address namin 'yan at pwede namin talaga ipangako sa inyo na walang kakurap-kurap na kaya naming gawin kasi ginagawa namin," Lacson stated.

[Translation: With the issue of corruption, large-scale bribery, especially with government projects, the daily transactions of the people with government agencies, we will really address that and we can promise that we will do our jobs without fail because we are already doing it.]