Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Wednesday filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for president and vice president, respectively in the 2022 May elections.
Lacson and Sotto arrived at the Harbor Garden tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila at around 11 a.m. after attending a Mass at the Senate basketball court earlier in the day.
In his speech, Lacson vowed to regain the trust of Filipinos to the government and rallied for budget reform if he will be elected into the country’s highest post.
Sotto, meanwhile, tounted “42 years” of legislative work between him and Lacson and said their years in the service gave them enough knowledge and experience to “hold the reigns” of the executive department.
Both senators will be supported by their respective parties — the Nationalist People’s Coalition of Sotto and the revived Reporma Party which Lacson recently took helm.
They currently have 14 senatorial candidates under their slate including former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda.