LACSON-SOTTO TANDEM TO ADOPT HYBRID CAMPAIGN SCHEME
PARTIDO Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Senator Panfilo Lacson said that physical campaigning is still the best way to connect with the electorate.
Lacson said he and running mate Senate President Vicente Sotto III are prepared to go around the country and personally communicate their political platforms to voters.
“We made some adjustments kasi nung una, purely online, kaya ang tawag namin Online Kumustahan…May mga crowd din, iba’t ibang lugar,” Lacson said.
“Nasimulan namin doon sa Rizal province. Pero kaming dalawa ni Senate President Sotto naka-online. So, napapansin namin, parang unfair naman doon sa mga kausap namin na sila nasa on-site, tapos kaming dalawa, wala naman kami doon sa lugar,” he added.
The duo plans to conduct more Online Kumustahan events where he and Sotto can also attend physically while keeping the crowd attendance at minimum to stave off a possible superspreader event.
“Kaya naisip namin ‘yung Online Kumustahan para maging protektado rin ‘yung ating mga kababayan. Kung napansin ninyo, may mga social o physical distancing at may mga tao sa labas na hindi na nga nakapasok dahil nga mapupuno, magkakasiksikan,” the senator told reporters.
Lacson said the virtual town hall forum is a continuous program in support of his presidential bid in tandem with Sotto, who is running as his vice president.
He plans to also bring at least two or three of their senatorial candidates to introduce them to the people in every activity.
“Gagalain namin ang buong Pilipinas, hindi lang para magsalita sa kanila, kundi para mas makinig. Mas mainam na ‘yung alam namin ang mga hinaing from the ground, direct from the people, or ‘yung representatives ng mga tao, like the barangay chairmen, kagawad, konsehal, mayor,” Lacson said.