What I appreciate about Ping Lacson is that when he comments on an issue, he always follows it up with a clear action plan and solution to resolve them at his current capacity.
From my initial impressions, he's the guy who would not over-promise just to get votes. He would tell you who's the appropriate person to handle certain issues. He would not assume the role of Superman as nobody can really solve the problems of the country if he has no access to resources.
Thus, his proposed program on equal distribution of funds at the LGU level is very reasonable. After all, no matter how bright and intellectual the leader of a community is, if he has no access to funds, the projects may just end up as a dream and never materialize within their term.
He would also prefer to evoke emotional responses from his fellow candidates rather than persuade the voters that he is the right candidate for the position. Whoever wins should assume the role of a statesman, thinking about how he can make the country better, and not trying to work on being voted again for the next election during his time of service.
He knows what he is talking about and says it with conviction. No hesitation can be seen from him at all. When I asked him about certain issues, he has an immediate answer. Though I'm a bit not in favor of his preference of bringing back the death penalty, he made it perfectly clear why the Philippines has been a favorite spot by foreign drug-dealers since they can easily get away with the crime not fearing to be executed in Philippine soil. He does make sense, and I probably would change my mind if the justice system here was fair and just.
Below is part 1 of our exclusive video interview with him at his campaign headquarters in Bonifacio Global City. Would you believe I got this interview on the same day I met him inside the elevator of the building where his headquarters is located?
The continuation of our video interview are coming soon as they are currently being uploaded on our YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/user/wazzuppilipinas