Partyless no more: Lacson now chairs Partido Reporma

After running in three national elections as an independent candidate, Senator Ping Lacson – the first confirmed presidential bet in the 2022 polls – is now chairman of a political party.

7/29/2021 9:38:00 AM

After running in three national elections as an independent candidate, Senator Ping Lacson – the first confirmed presidential bet in the 2022 polls – is now chairman of a political party.

After running in three national elections as an independent candidate, Senator Ping Lacson – the first confirmed presidential bet in the 2022 polls – is now chairman of a political party.

endIndex:(From L-R) Partido Reporma president Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, party founder and former Defense Secretary Renato De Villa, party chairman Senator Ping Lacson, and former Rep. Monsour del RosarioMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 29)— After running in three national elections as an independent candidate, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson – the first confirmed presidential bet in the 2022 polls – is now chairman of a political party.

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Lacson took his oath as chairman of Partido Reporma before former Defense Secretary Renato de Villa, who founded the party in 1998. The party went dormant after the 2004 presidential elections where it supported the candidacy of then Senator Raul Roco.

In November 2020, Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez resigned as secretary general of the ruling PDP-Laban party and assumed as Reporma’s chairman. Alvarez is now party president as Lacson takes over the chairmanship.Lacson said Reporma is now consolidating old guards and new members of the party. headtopics.com

"My advocacies are well-aligned with those of Reporma like people’s sovereignty and democracy, decentralization and devolution of powers, social justice responsibility, strong economic foundation, environmental awareness, voters’ education, among others," Lacson said in a statement.

Lacson was an independent candidate in the 2004 presidential polls, as well as the 2007 and 2016 senatorial elections. He’s now taking another shot at the presidency with Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as running mate.Sotto, chairman of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, said his fellow party officials want to have a dialogue with Lacson ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy in October.

Lacson said he and Sotto are"open to alliances with other political parties who may be willing to work with us for change for the betterment of our country and people." Read more: CNN Philippines »

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The sellout begins. Ping is the 'boy who cried wolf'. Puro expose' hindi naman tutuo. Sasakay lang yan sa kasikatan ni Tito Sen. Ng Eat Bulaga Just another Duterte group. Alvarez🤮

Robredo in talks with Lacson, Sotto, GordonTHE Office of the Vice President confirmed on Wednesday that Vice President Maria Leonor 'Leni' Robredo held a meeting last week with Sen. Panfilo 'Ping' Lacson.'My understanding... naaaah not of them have or had done any major accomplishments, not a dream team 👎👎👎👎👎 wait when Sarah announces her team! we can't wait!

VP Robredo meets with Lacson, Gordon for 2022 electionsVice President Leni Robredo met with two senators gunning for the presidency to discuss a potential alliance for next year's national elections. 😅🤣TeamTalunan👊 DutertePaRin👊 hahaha so walang plano dw pero palihim din pala...hypocrite! DO NOT TRUST Lacson-Sotto! Mga pakawala ito ng inutil!

VP Robredo meets with Lacson, Gordon for 2022 electionsVice President Leni Robredo met with two senators gunning for the presidency to discuss a potential alliance for next year's national elections. Hahaha 🤣 🤣🤣🤣👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎 If Leni will just come out of the shadows of LP and use her own head, I think she can be a good president. Nakakatanga talaga maging dilawan.

Trillanes: No Magdalo support if Robredo gives way to LacsonICYMI: Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns Vice President Leni Robredo and the Liberal Party that no support will be expected from the Magdalo group if Robredo gives way to Senator Panfilo Lacson in the 2022 presidential race. Wala pang eleksyon watak watak na. ❤️ gago ka pala kung gusto mo ma palitan si duterte isa lang sa inyo dapat tumakbo para di hati ang maliit ninyong boto. between you and lacson maybe lacson would be suitable for the position. Who are you to warn the Vice President of your support you are good as nothing even the Magdalo group just few supporting you in their inner mind you made so much lies and failed strategy.

VP Robredo meets with Lacson, Gordon for 2022 electionsVice President Leni Robredo met with two senators gunning for the presidency to discuss a potential alliance for next year's national elections. Hahaha 🤣 🤣🤣🤣👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎 If Leni will just come out of the shadows of LP and use her own head, I think she can be a good president. Nakakatanga talaga maging dilawan.

VP Robredo meets with Lacson, Gordon for 2022 electionsVice President Leni Robredo met with two senators gunning for the presidency to discuss a potential alliance for next year's national elections. 😅🤣TeamTalunan👊 DutertePaRin👊 hahaha so walang plano dw pero palihim din pala...hypocrite! DO NOT TRUST Lacson-Sotto! Mga pakawala ito ng inutil!