Transport workers urge Lacson to run for President

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A transport group has urged former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to aim for the presidency in the 2016 polls as it expressed full trust and confidence in his leadership qualities and strict disciplinarian principles that could lessen if not eradicate corruption in the country.

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In a news conference held in Pasay City (Metro Manila) on Wednesday, National Federation of AUV Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (Nafaodap) president Ronnie Tarriela said Lacson’s style of leadership had been tried and tested when he was still the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

During Lacson’s term, Tarriela added, due process was observed by authorities in apprehending traffic violators and fines and penalty fees go directly to government coffers, not pockets of alleged crooks in the police organization.

Nafaodap noted the need for a leader who would be diligent in spending the taxes collected from the people.

It cited Lacson’s refusal of the Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF rightfully due him and other lawmakers.

Nafaodap is the umbrella organization of FX and AUV operators and drivers nationwide composed of 152 various groups.

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