EXPRESSING his gratitude for all their hard work, Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has assured his commitment to the BRAVE MOVERS group and prayed for their safety and well-being amid the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters like the recent Typhoon Odette.
In a message to the party’s grassroots campaigners supporting his bid for the presidency in the May 9 elections, Lacson said he constantly saw the efforts of the team to spread Partido Reporma’s advocacies and win more hearts and minds toward their shared goal of building a better country.
BRAVE MOVERS is the nationwide group promoting the longtime public servant’s centerpiece Budget Reform Advocacy for Village Empowerment program, which would solve many of the country’s problems by shifting the power of the purse away from the national government back to local government units.
“Nais kong ipabatid sa inyo na palagian kong nakikita sa pamamagitan ng ating Viber chat group ang lahat ng araw at gabi ninyong pagsisikap at walang pagod na paggalaw upang makamit natin ang tagumpay sa Mayo 9, 2022 at tuluyang makapaglingkod nang tapat sa ating Inang Bayan,” Lacson said.
The three-term senator lauded the BRAVE MOVERS for going to the ends of the islands and villages across the archipelago to distribute posters, tarpaulins, shirts, face masks and other items of the Lacson-Sotto tandem, which was the first to declare their candidacy for this year’s national elections.
Lacson, who is running for President a second time with Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as his vice-presidential running mate, also thanked the group for arranging dialogues with Filipinos from all walks of life – from the mayors to the barangay captains as well as the market vendors and the typical Filipino in their own homes – about their BRAVE advocacy.
“Hindi ko man kayang suklian ng kahit anong personal na pasasalamat ang inyong mga sakripisyo – hindi man para sa akin, ay sigurado akong para sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na sa ating mga anak at apo at sa susunod na henerasyon – ang tanging magagawa ko… ay isang malalim na commitment sa inyong lahat na hinding-hindi ko kayo bibiguin kapag ako ang pagpapalain ng Diyos na mapiling maglingkod sa susunod na anim na taon,” the former national police chief added.
He also assured the BRAVE MOVERS that if anyone needed help to deal with a disaster or the effects of COVID-19 amid the current Omicron variant surge in the country, his team was ready to assist them in any way, as Lacson himself is coming off a bout with the coronavirus that forced him into isolation over the last two weeks.