Lacson-Sotto tandem takes ‘’Online Kumustahan’’ to Pampanga

Published October 28, 2021, 1:24 PM

by Mario Casayuran

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, Partido Reporma chairman and standard bearer, meets political leaders and residents of Pampanga tomorrow, Friday October 29, to offer possible solutions he had in mind as regards the most pressing concerns of their province.

The activity is part of the “Online Kumustahan” virtual town hall forums organized by Partido Reporma and its allied political parties to support his presidential bid in tandem with running mate Senate President Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III.

Lacson is set to visit Barangay San Antonio in Mexico, Pampanga for an in-person socially distanced gathering that will be streamed live via Zoom video conference and through his verified Facebook account (@PingLacsonOfficial) at 2 P.M.

Also participating in the afternoon virtual forum are the local leaders and residents from the City of San Fernando and Barangays San Juan in San Simon, Mandasig in Candaba, and Apalit in Floridablanca, Pampanga.

The Lacson-Sotto campaign team launched “Online Kumustahan” to a resounding success in the congressional districts of Antipolo City, Rizal over the last two weeks as part of their commitment to avoid holding risky political rallies amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The two separate activities pulled around 4,000 supporters during the organized in-person assemblies in different venues across all 16 participating barangays in Antipolo City. Thousands more people followed the events via Facebook and Zoom.

Both Lacson and Sotto appeared during the first edition of the “Online Kumustahan” that was held in the first district of Antipolo City. They spoke with the residents of Barangays Bagong Nayon, Beverly Hills, Dela Paz, Mambugan, Mayamot, Muntindilaw, San Isidro and Santa Cruz.

For the follow-up event, Lacson brought with him Partido Reporma senatorial candidates Dr. Minguita Padilla and Paolo Capino as well as former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, who is also running for senator under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC). Sotto is the NPC chairman.

They met with the local leaders and residents of Barangays Calawis, Cupang, Dalig, Inarawan, San Jose, San Juan, San Luis and San Roque, which comprise the second congressional district of Antipolo City.

The success of the first two “Online Kumustahan” events gave Partido Reporma, NPC, and the National Unity Party led by campaign manager Ronaldo Puno the confidence they need to drum up widespread and organic grassroots level of support for the Lacson-Sotto tandem, thereby, allowing its expansion to other provinces.