Partido Reporma standard-bearer Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday urged Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to reconsider her decision to ban motorcades and caravans in the city.
The City Government of Davao on Tuesday announced it is prohibiting caravans and motorcades until 8 May in view of the rising prices of petroleum products in the country.
“Ang irony sila ang mahilig mag-motorcade. In the spirit of fair play, dapat wag sya mag-ban sa Davao City … Sa ibang lugar nakakapag motorcade sila ng libre at todo-todo,” Lacson said.
“I hope si Mayor Sara, will reconsider her ordinance or whatever EO na na-issue na iba-ban ang motorcade within Davao City,” he added.
Lacson and running mate Senate President Vicente Sotto III said they are unaffected by the motorcade ban due to their preference for town hall meetings and dialogues.
“Kami hindi affected kasi kami hanggat maaari we shy away from motorcades. Mas gusto namin dialogues because we learn from the people and the people also learn from us,” Lacson noted.
Sotto echoed his sentiment and said, “Wala naman kaming plano mag-motorcade eh lalo na sa Davao. Nanggaling na kami sa Davao del norte, Davao del sur kung magka-campaign sa Davao city at bawal motorcade, e di ok lang.”