Senator Lacson believed that the Filipinos already elected the man who may become the ‘best president in the Philippines in History’. But Senator believed that to attain that title, President Rodrigo Duterte must change the way he talks and became a real ‘statesman’.
Lacson also said that ‘ it’s time for the President to become multi-dimensional, not later, but starting New Year’s Day.’
“He could very well be the best president we’ve ever had if he learns to discard some old habits of a mayor and develop some good traits of a national leader. For a start, he can “Google” how to become a real statesman.” Lacson said in a statement posted in his Facebook Fanpage.
Lacson in his statement also lauded President Duterte’s action against war against illegal drugs and corruption.
“the anti-drug war is being addressed with more than enough vigor by our law enforcement agencies, particularly the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Philippine National Police, and the National Bureau of Investigation. He can still be the driving force behind the scene.” Lacson said.
He believed that the political will of the President may resolve the corruption problem in the Philippines that would give a better tomorrow in the Philippines.
“Corruption in government is one area where he can really make a difference, owing to his political will and resoluteness in getting things done. Once corruption is eradicated, many great things can happen to our country as a matter of course.” Lacson added.
The Senator also said that he wanted the President to succeed because most Filipinos like him loves their own country.
Lacson was also hopeful that he and the President would leave a proud Filipino Nation respected in all countries in the world.
In the end of his statement, Lacson said that “Singapore’s sans dictatorial rule should serve as a good role model for him[Duterte] to follow”
During his one of his speeches, President Duterte responded to European Union who criticized him for being not a statesman.
“”Tapos hindi daw ako statesman. Excuse me? Hindi daw ako statesman. Ang pagkaalam ko, tumakbo ako ng Presidente, wala mang posisyong statesman doon sa ’min, bakit mo ko pipilitin maging statesman?” President Duterte said.