United opposition? 'Too late in the day', says Lacson

TACLOBAN CITY - As the filing of the certificate of candidacy (COC) approaches, Senators Panfilo "Ping" Lacson and Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said there is a slim chance for a united opposition slate.

"It's too late in the day. We tried. In all sincerity, we talked about it but nothing came out of it," Senator Lacson said during their consultative visit in Leyte Saturday (September 25).

"We gave it a chance." Lacson-Sotto tandem says there is a very slim chance for a united opposition ticket a little over a week before the deadline for the filing of the certificate of candidacy. The senators paid a consultative visit to Leyte Governor Mic Petilla Saturday (Sept. 25). (Marie Tonette Marticio/Manila Bulletin)

Vice-President Leni Robredo, who leads the efforts to unite the opposition said she is not giving up on convincing those who are still open to sit down and talk.

Robredo said she and other candidates have discussed and agreed on some points especially to replace the current administration

He added that they gave it a chance, however, they have already launched their l bid for the highest positions in the country, citing that other candidates have also announced their candidacy.

On the other hand, Lacson said they will accept should other candidates decide to support and unite with them.

The tandem vows to fight corruption in the government banking on their experience and track records.