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Lacson lauds Vico Sotto: The bright beacon of the land



Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday lauded Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto after the United States Department named him as one of its 12 “International anti-Corruption Champions”.

In a Twitter post, Lacson described the young mayor as “the bright beacon of the land” as he expressed anew his hopes that emerging leaders who can run the country would have the same anti-corruption drive.

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto named as US State Department’s anti-corruption champion

“At least we have good reason not to give up hoping for our beloved country. As one very successful businessman recently told me – for the longest time, our country is like a boat full of holes that doesn’t sink only because we keep bailing the water out. Nobody has thought of bringing it to a dry dock for repairs,” his post reads.

Sotto is among the dozen individuals recognized by the US body for demonstrating leadership, courage, and impact in preventing, exposing, and combating corruption.

He was even described as a “standard-bearer for a new generation of Philippine politicians who prioritize anti-corruption and transparency initiatives in their election campaigns and in office.”