Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III officially announced their candidacies as President and Vice-President for the 2022 national elections.
The two Senators are supported by the Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma party or more popularly known as Partido Reporma. Senator Lacson was sworn in as the party’s chairman last July while Senate President Sotto is the Chairman of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
The party maintains that the Philippines is undergoing a massive crisis because of the absence of genuine leadership. Partido Reporma also says the two manifest KATAPANGAN (courage), KAKAYAHAN (ability) and KATAPATAN (loyalty), traits that are desired in the right leaders for the country.
Lacson’s track record both in the Senate and in his stint as the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief from 1999 to 2001 are his best credentials in his presidential bid in the May 2022 general elections.
He authored, co-authored and sponsored the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, An Act Increasing the Base Pay of the Members of the AFP (RA 9166), Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (RA 9208), and the Anti-Money Laundering Act (RA 9160 as amended by Republic Act 9194), among others.
Just like Lacson, Sotto has also authored, sponsored and co-authored important legislation like the Kasambahay Law, Expanded Senior Citizen Act, National Teacher’s Day, Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, among others.
The more than 80 years of public service combined of Lacson and Sotto are what the people need especially when governance is lacking.
“Ang tama ay ipaglaban, ang mali ay labanan,” Lacson said.
“Ang mga kababayan natin ay makikinabang kung maayos ang takbo ng gobyerno,” Sotto quipped.
The endorsement of Partido Reporma follows an extensive and broad voters’ education campaign that was initiated and launched by the We Need A Leader movement (http://www.weneedaleader.ph). The movement pushed for several criteria on what the next leaders should have. Both Partido Reporma and the We Need a Leader movement found Lacson and Sotto to have the qualities that this country urgently needs.
Partido Reporma was founded in 1997 by former Defense Secretary Renato de Villa, former Governor Oscar Orbos, former Commissioner Haydee Yorac, and former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Alvarez is currently the President of the party. Other party officials include Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib as the Secretary-General and former Congressman Arnel Ty as its Treasurer. Rene Punsalan is the party’s auditor.
To know more about Partido Reporma, please visit our http://www.reporma.ph. You can also sign up as a volunteer through our website and social media pages.