Ping Lacson recalls first biopic ‘Supercop’

Published March 14, 2022, 11:27 PM

by Robert Requintina

Ping Lacson (center) and Tito Sotto III (right)

Believe it or not, but there have been three movies based on the life and heroism of presidential aspirant Ping Lacson Sr.

“Alam niyo bang tatlong pelikula ang ginawa hango sa buhay ko? Isa sa mga ito ay ang ‘Supercop: The Ping Lacson Story’ na pinagbidahan nina Rudy Fernandez at Lorna Tolentino in 2000. Usong-uso pa ang Pinoy action movie noon, katulad ng mga on the ground operations naming bilang pulis,” said Ping, who was impressed with the performances of real-life couple the late actor Rudy Fernandez and Lorna Tolentino.

Ping admitted that there were some scenes in the movie that were suggested, which he refused to be included because it wasn’t realistic anymore.

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“Sa Supercop, hindi naman talaga 100 percent ‘yon, may fictional element din doon. Pero na-portray din doon kung paano ang pagiging law enforcement ko,” he said.

Ping also said that these ideas were proposed by the producers and director.

“Marami. Meron ako na mga hindi pinayagan actually. Hindi pinayagan dahil parang OA na, parang hindi na ako ‘yon, kaya sabi ko, kung puwede alisin na lang,” said the former chief of the Philippine National Police.

Asked why he allowed his life to be made into a movie, Ping said: “Magiging selfish ako, unang-una talent fee. Siyempre ‘yun ang unang tatanungin, eh. Sabi ko, gusto niyong gawing pelikula ang buhay ko, magkano ang ano diyan, magkano ang copyright. Kasama `yon sa interest, actually.

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“Kasi ‘yan ‘yung isang, sabihin na natin, na maayos na paraan para, maski papaano kumita ng malaking halaga. Hindi ko na sasabihin ang figure, pero nagbayad naman ako ng tax diyan.

“Wala ka namang ligtas diyan, kasi naka-record `yan,” Ping added.

Watch the full interview on Anygma Machine: Ping Lacson Interview (Part 1):

 
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