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Lacson-Sotto expected to file COC today October 6

Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III are expected to file their certificates of candidacy (COC) today, October 6.
    
“We’re filing on October 6,” Lacson said in an earlier interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.
    
“We have the exact time to file because it is Senate President Sotto who decides on this matter because he’s the one who believes in consultations,” Lacson added.
    
“For me I always respect such hunches or whatever basis for timing the launch event and then the filing, that was the decision of Senator Tito, ” he added.
    
Lacson will be reportedly be filing his COCs11AM ang filing ni Senator Ping following a Holy Mass at the Senate. It will be a simple affair with no fanfare.
    
The tandem officially launched their 2022 bid last September 8, presenting themselves as a viable option to ensure that the country would arise from difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    
Lacson earlier declared that the Philippines needs a president that would have a different “brand of leadership” to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the country’s prevailing problems.
    
“Running for president of this country should not be aimed against any particular person,” Lacson said in a statement on the eve of the filing of COCs before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, September 30.
    
“Rather, it must purely depend on our honest desire to uplift the lives of our countrymen who have suffered more than enough from incompetence and shameless corruption, mostly caused by the callous machinations of those in power whose conscience has given way to their greed,” he added.
    
Lacson stressed that the country is still “at war” with the COVID-19, unemployment, and hunger.
    
He further cited the country’s “humongous national debt and alarming budget deficit”, as well as the continuing incursions of China in the West Philippine Sea.
    
“We cannot anymore afford a ‘more of the same’ brand of leadership during this crucial time in our nation’s history. We should know by now that it doesn’t work,” Lacson said.
    
“We need a leader, not a pretender. We need a good leadership track record, not apprenticeship; we need tested honesty and integrity in public service, not lip service and double-speak,” he further said.
    
Lacson and Sotto would run with the campaign slogans “We Need A Leader”, and the “Kakayahan, Katapatan, at Katapatan (Competence, Integrity and Courage)” — qualities they said they possess.

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