BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Various organizations in Negros Occidental have come out to urge Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to run for president in the 2022 elections.
“We are sincerely appealing to Sen. Ping Lacson to carry on his advocacies, including his stand against the bullying of China, and his fight against corruption, amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” the Negrosanon Youth for Ping Lacson said in a statement it issued.
The group, that involved different advocacy campaigns, including the West Philippine Sea issues, is composed of different youth organizations, one of its convenors, Romeo Castillo Jr., said.
Lacson, who has been a lawmaker for almost two decades, said he would either run for president in the 2022 national elections, or retire from politics, even if he is still eligible to run for re-election as senator.
“Do not retire yet,” the group called to Lacson.
The group’s convenors, Judith Plana, Rex Docto, Jonathan Borromeo, and Terrence Trovillas, aside from Castillo, held a roundtable discussion on West Philippine Sea related issues on June 12 in Bacolod City.
They were joined by Negrense lawyer Alex Lacson, a Filipino bestselling author of patriotic books, who talked about Philippine sovereignty and sovereign rights.
The group urged Lacson to continue the fight against corruption, especially in exposing sinister plots to take advantage of the pandemic.
Members of the core group used to be the leaders of youth groups that campaigned for senators Raul Roco, Mar Roxas, and former president Benigno Aquino III.*