MANILA, July 21 (Mabuhay)– It’s a go for the tandem of Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto in Eleksyon 2022, Lacson confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Sotto as early as June said he would “definitely” be Lacson’s running mate if the three-term senator and former PNP chief would run for president.

“Nabasa na talampakan namin sa Tour of Luzon kaya tuluy-tuloy lulusong na kami,” Lacson told GMA News.

Lacson and Sotto have gone on a series of consultations with local officials in Luzon over the past days.

Similarly, Lacson has said that it is already “cast in stone” that Sotto would be his running mate should join the race for the presidency.

Lacson and Sotto have gone on a series of consultations with local officials in Luzon over the past few days.

The tandem started their “Luzon consultative tour” in Malolos, Bulacan on July 8, ahead of the upcoming elections.

Sotto said the tour aims to get updates on the status of the local government units, check the COVID-19 situation in various localities, and gather suggestions for the post-COVID-19 recovery plan of the country.

According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, 4% of Filipino said they would vote Lacson for president while 10% of Filipinos said they would vote for Sotto.

Sotto ranked third among the preferred vice-presidential candidates in the upcoming elections, following Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.  —NB, GMA News

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