Ping Lacson: ‘Im going home, time to serve my family for a change’

MANILA, Philippines — As partial and unofficial results come in, presidential candidate Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said it was time to serve his family “for a change.”

 As of 6:47 a.m., Lacson is in fifth spot with 855,645, based on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server.

“I’m going home. After being away too long looking after the needs of other people, it is time to serve my family for a change,” Lacson said in a tweet Tuesday morning.

 “Enjoying peace and quiet in these challenging times will probably be my life’s greatest reward,” he added.

Lacson spent 50 years in public service. He served as Philippine National Police chief from 1991 to 2001. He was first elected as a senator in 2001. 

 Comelec’s partial and unofficial results seemed to reflect that of pre-election surveys, which Lacson has repeatedly been unfazed of.

 Up until the end, Lacson has rejected calls and attempts to get him to withdraw from the presidential race.

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