Look who I bumped into in the elevator on my way to a presscon at a certain building in BGC.
Funny is, I asked him if he was really Ping Lacson and not just someone who looks like him. He smiled and confirmed he is the senator we all know. I shook his hand and said "Hello, sir!" Then I looked away but after a few seconds of silence, he asked me where I was heading. I looked back at him and said I was going to a presscon and told him its on the nth floor of the building. He asked what it was about and I replied that it was about a corporate social responsibility program of a certain company. Then I looked away again facing the elevator door but after a few seconds of silence again, I looked back at him and jokingly said, "Can I also interview you later?" and I was surprised he agreed and told me where his office was and that I can come there after my presscon. That's exactly what I did!
The great thing about this moment is that he did not even know who I was and which media outfit I was representing. That's what I like about my future leaders - approachable and would not discriminate. He will accommodate you no matter who you are. It seemed like a long elevator ride for me, and was amazed I scored an instant interview schedule without setting any advance appointment with him.
The only time he asked who I was and which media outfit I represent is when his staff was there inside his office. I told him I was a blogger fromWazzupPilipinas.com and also co-anchor the Vigattin radio show at Radio Inquirer then I handed him my Wazzup Pilipinas business card. He said " Ah, Radyo Inquirer. Sige take a seat." and that was the start of almost an hour of discussing his programs and action plans.
So I now have an exclusive video interview with senatorial candidate Panfilo "Ping" Lacson aside from the special video he made for me asking everyone to read our blog to get more information about him. I will be sure to upload the full interview session as soon as my Internet connection improves.
Watch out for it soon here at http://www.WazzupPilipinas.com