WATCH: Lacson Reveals He Felt ‘Insulted’ When Drilon Proposed Robredo-Sotto Tandem
Sen. Panfilo Lacson admitted he felt insulted when Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon suggested that Senate President Vicente Sotto III run with Vice President Leni Robredo instead of him.
Lacson bared on Thursday, Oct. 14, that Liberal Party stalwart and Senate Minority Leader Franklin suggested that Senate President Vicente Sotto III run with Vice President Leni Robredo instead of him.
Lacson, who is running for president with Sotto as running mate, said this happened during the second unification meeting with Robredo and Drilon before they filed their respective certificates of candidacy.
Robredo is also gunning for the presidency with LP president and Sen. Francis Pangilinan as vice presidential candidate. Drilon reportedly turned down the offer to be Robredo’s running mate as he wants to retire from politics.
According to Lacson, he felt insulted with the hand gesture of Drilon, which led him to believe that he was being told to withdraw to give way to the tandem of Robredo and Sotto.
Lacson said during the Pandesal Forum hosted by columnist Wilson Lee Flores that Sotto also asked him if he saw Drilon’s hand gesture done in his face.
Watch the video here: