Independent presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson claimed that his team managed to win over converts in parts of the Bicol region where he campaigned last Friday.
Lacson, along with senatorial bet Minguita Padilla, said the crowd that attended their town hall meetings in Catanduanes and Camarines Sur became interested in their team after they listened to the people’s problems.
“At first, there seemed to be little response from the audience in our town hall meeting. But after the open forum, something really changed.
The situation was reversed. So we would like to think there was a conversion,” Lacson said.
He said they even had to extend the town hall meeting in Catanduanes by at least 30 minutes because of the audience’s reactions.
Padilla added that some members of the audience wearing pink masks even followed them to their vehicles and said, “We’re switching to Lacson.”
“As it turned out, we won over some converts and that was very evident in Catanduanes,” Lacson said.
In the Naga town hall event, Lacson noted the audience stayed until the last minute.
Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, were hoping the last-minute swing votes would bring them victory at the polls.
The tandem reiterated that a day’s wrong decision can haunt the people for the next six years.
Lacson particularly warned against voting for the wrong type of leaders – including those who steal, those who scheme, and those who lack the needed experience and competence to solve the humongous problems facing the country.
“If we choose the wrong leader – such as one who steals, for the next six years, we Filipinos will be robbed. Do you want that? Nobody wants that,” he said.