It is feasible that the social gathering of former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez dropped the candidacy of Sen. Panfilo Lacson as a result of lack of P800 million in further funding.
According to Lacson, he doubts the rationale that the outcomes of the pre-election survey pushed Alvarez to maneuver to the camp of the presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo, who got here second within the surveys.
The senator additional defined that Alvarez’s chief of employees is asking him for an extra P800 million in marketing campaign funds for his or her native candidates.
But Lacson allegedly clarified to Alvarez’s chief of employees that he couldn’t grant his request for an extra P800 million in marketing campaign funds.
“Time to call a spade a spade. It was actually more about the issue of campaign expenses for their local candidates. His chief of staff was asking for 800 million pesos in additional funding which I honestly told him I cannot produce,” the senator added.
Lacson clarified that he doesn’t harbor any resentment in the direction of Alvarez however mentioned it will be higher to simply maintain quiet.
Lacson says former social gathering requested P800 million from him
Lacson had earlier resigned from the Reform Party on March 24, earlier than Alvarez’s camp introduced that it will help Robredo’s presidential bid.
Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredo’s camp defined that they don’t have P800 million to present to anybody.
This is the clarification of Atty Barry Gutierrez, who mentioned that they don’t have funds to distribute to Robredo’s marketing campaign.
In the final Pulse Asia survey in February, Robredo is in second place (15%) in relation to presidential candidates, whereas Lacson is within the far fifth place (2%). The former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of the ousted president, stays primary in surveys.