Senator Panfilo Lacson last week said that voters need to reflect on whether or not their lives had become better or worse under the current administration.
The lawmaker made this statement as he and Senate President Vicente Sotto III journeyed to Northern Luzon to attend a series of consultations in which they gauged voter support should the pair run for president and vice president respectively.
“It can be simplified in a choice between ‘more of the same’ or ‘change’,” he said. “If the choice is change, we can simply reject the status quo. If we are happy with what we have become for the last five years, then continuity should be a better option.”
He posed five questions for voters to consider: Have President Duterte and [trusted aide Sen. Bong Go] made the lives of Filipinos better, or do things need to be changed or reformed? Are Filipinos treated with more respect by the international community? Is there less corruption now, or is their government more corrupt? Are we safer in our homes and in the streets? Is poverty up or down?
The final choice remains with voters, he added.
Last month, Lacson declared that he would run for no other post than the presidency or otherwise retire altogether. Should he decide to run, his running mate would be Sotto, a choice which he said was “cast in stone already.”