Senator Ping Lacson said during the August 2 Kapihan sa Senado that currently his top choice for the next leader of the Philippines if coming from new faces in national politics is Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
“Speaking of Mayor Sara Duterte, make no mistake: if the next leader of our country will emerge from the young, fresh and new faces in national politics, my top choice right now is Sara Duterte,” Senator Lacson said.
He added that the Davao City mayor, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, is “strong-willed, stern, vibrant, progressive-minded, and has obviously good leadership qualities.”
“There is no saying that there are no other emerging young leaders. Right here in the Senate for example, a number of our young hardworking colleagues are showing good leadership potentials but at this time and this is my personal opinion, based on whatever political sense I have accumulated after my long years in government service, Mayor Sara stands out and is right in front of the pack,” he explained.
However, when asked if he is endorsing Mayor Sara, he said “I am not endorsing her, I’m just saying that among the known young leaders, if we would choose from young and fresh faces in national politics, we can and I think you can agree with me na si Sara Duterte talaga ‘yung tinitignan natin,” he said.
“Not only because she’s the daughter of the President pero ‘yung track record niya rin pati experience niya as a local government official say it all,” he added.