Senator Panfilo Lacson is not withdrawing from his presidential bid in next year’s elections.
Partido Reporma spokesman Ashley Acedillo said contrary to the disinformation campaign on social media claiming that Lacson is withdrawing his candidacy, “nothing could be further from the truth.”
Lacson, a veteran senator and a former chief of the Philippine National Police, officially declared on September 8 that he will seek the presidency in the 2022 polls, with Senate President Vicente Sotto III as his running mate.
“As the filing of candidacies nears, so is the desperation of the ill-prepared, tentative, or the unwilling candidates. And this latest misinformation campaign just proves that,” Acedillo added.
Both Lacson and Sotto have been laying the groundwork and have demonstrated this early that among those running for the top two highest elected positions of the land, they are the most prepared and the most capable to lead this country, Acedillo said.
The latest Partido Reporma event in Tagum City, Davao del Norte where Lacson and Sotto were present saw more than 200 party members taking their oaths of membership and expressing their solid support to the tandem.