“Is this not graft Mr President? Pray tell, who is ignorant?” Senator Ping Lacson said quoting a news headline “Duterte OK with cops accepting ‘gifts’ out of gratitude, earning extra cash from video-karera”.
This is after President Duterte said that Senator Lacson is “trying to be a crusader but ignorant.”
“One maybe because he’s not a lawyer. But his penchant to just right away – in every issue dito, I think he’s running for President,” Duterte said.
In response, Lacson said “the Senate media and I know that the President was exaggerating when he said that I have the penchant to comment on every issue.”
“Aside from from my Twitter posts, I only comment on issues when asked, and not even all the time. I play ‘dedma’ when I am not familiar with the issue. I may not be a lawyer but I know how to read and understand the law that I read, or ask my lawyer-staff when I don’t,” he added.
Lacson noted that “the President says he is fighting corruption. I also say I am on a crusade in exposing corruption in government. If we are not complementing each other in this regard, there must be a problem somewhere.”
“As for his other claim, I am not even sure if I want to run for President, so I do not know what he is talking about,” he said.