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Senator Panfilo Lacson Challenges President Duterte

Senator Panfilo Lacson challenges President Duterte stating that he would join him if the nation leader would visit Pag-asa Island.

In 2016, Mr. Duterte promised during his campaign to ride a jet ski and place the Philippine flag in areas being claimed by the country in Spratly Island.

However, Pag-asa Island is now one of the disputed waters in the West Philippines Sea causing escalating tension in the area.

Panfilo Lacson

On Friday (April 5, 2019), Senator Lacson made an offer to join President Duterte if he would visit island of Pag-asa.

“If the President decides to visit the island, I volunteer to join him in my capacity as an elected senator of the Republic and as a freedom-loving Filipino,” Lacson said.

Lacson’s statement came after the Philippine military confirmed that about hundreds of Chinese vessels swarmed Pag-asa Island.

Panfilo Lacson

The lawmaker wrote a cryptic post on is Twitter account directing to President Duterte and citing few lines from the Philippine national anthem.

Panfilo Lacson

The politician also said that the Philippine government should not allow China to occupy the disputed water.

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  • Andres Buenaventura April 5, 2019, 9:23 pm

    Yung pangako mo nuong nangangapa ka pa ng boto na mag jet sky ka sa pag asa island at itusok mo watawat ng pilipinas, baka makamatayan nyo po yung pangako nyong napako… Mas okay sana kung si mr. Clean ping lacson ang naging pangulo namin ..sayang boto ko sa inyo dahil sa halip na masugpo nyo ang drugs lalong lumala pati na ang corruption…. Sayang ang boto namin sau…

  • Manuel Caballero April 6, 2019, 5:07 pm

    I think Sen Lacson is definitely right to challenged the president para masubukan ang pangako nya na pupunta siyang mag isa na bitbit ang bandila ng Pilipinas papuntang WPS.

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