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DUTERTE ‘EXAGGERATING’ | Lacson not hurt with president’s criticism
September 11, 2019 , 11:06 AM

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday shrugged off criticisms from President Rodrigo Duterte, who even described him as trying to be a “crusader but ignorant.”

The President yesterday hit Lacson for commenting on every issue, including his remark saying police can accept gifts if given out of gratitude.

 

 

“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,” Lacson said.

Lacson believed the President “was exaggerating” when he raised the comments during the the oath-taking of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines in Malacañang.

“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,” Lacson said.

He also denied eyeing the presidency as a reason for being vocal on several policies of the Duterte administration.

“The President says he is fighting corruption. I also say 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,” he said.

Lacson, who previously served as Police National Police chief, has previously reminded the President on Twitter that “insatiable greed starts with simple, petty graft.”

“It could be more addicting than drugs. There is no detox, nor is there rehab facility available for addiction to money,” he said on August 10.

Duterte, however, maintained his advice does not violate any law and argued he reads first before “opening his mouth.” (Karen Macalalad/ AAD)

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