Senator Ping Lacson told GMA News that a mediator from Leni Robredo camp approached him, asking him to withdraw his candidacy so that Robredo will only be facing BBM in the election.
In light of this explosive revelation from Lacson, Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Laureta Chu remarked that her eyes rolled so hard that her contact lenses can’t keep up while listening to the news report, eliciting laughter among her FB followers.
In fact, out of the 6,800 reactions her post generated, 4,300 netizens hit the laugh emoji.
Lacson: Para daw labanan si Bongbong, mas malaki ang chance. Ano ang ibig sabihin nun? Sabi ko tumakbo kami para magsilbi, hindi mamunterya ng tao. (To contest Bongbong and to give Robredo a fighting chance. What does it mean? Lacson said he told the mediator that he run in order to serve, not to target other people.)
With regards to Lacson’s revelation, Chu commented that Leni and LP is inseparable and that’s how they works. Electing Leni means electing the entire LP back to power.
For that, Lacson’s revelation and for standing his ground earned him the respect of netizens.
Netizen #1 lauded Lacson for not selling his principle.
Despite lacson’s lesser credibility, at least he has principle. Takbo lang para maglingkod, hindi para mag bengga ng tao… gayahin mo na leni, tutal pareho naman kayong talo. Baka next time, iboto ka na talaga ng tao. Tanga ka talaga!!!!
This is echoed by netizen #2 who praised Lacson for having the balls.
At least si senator lacson may balls , may prinsipyo, mga kampon ni Lenlen mga Lutang mangarap at Hindi na magising kaylan mangrabe ampait ng apdo kakausapin mga kalaban para umatras, parang grace po at Roxas lang
Netizen #3 also agreed with the observation of netizen #2 that this also reminds him of Roxas asking Grace Poe to slide down and join forces to stop the Duterte juggernaut in 2016.
Desperate moves, panic mode just like Roxas
Meanwhile, this netizen offered an intriguing theory why the Robredo camp wants Lacson to withdraw in favor of Robredo.
Actually, pinapa andar yan ng kabilang parlor kasi gusto nila patahimikin yung kampo ni Ping Lacson tungkol sa issue ng mga communists sa mga political rally ni Len Len. Syempre kapag pumayag si KakamPing sa modus nila (IF lang naman, di naman po lutang si Ping Lacson katulad ng Ina nila), tatahimik na lang si Ping sa issue ng reds in Leni’s camp kasi magka-kasabwat na kasi sila.
Postscript: Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Leni Robredo’s Spokesman issued a statement denying the Robredo camp sent an “official” emissary to mediate with other presidential candidates for a possible unification scenario.
In light of this statement, we can say that it’s either Ping Lacson is lying or Leni Robredo. Take your pick.
Source: GMA News