Press Release
February 28, 2007


AGOO, La Union As they connote hard work and determination, checkered polo shirts are re-electionist Sen. Panfilo Lacsons trademark apparel in his sorties.

Lacson told reporters that aside from having gotten used to the shirts since his days in the Philippine National Police, checkered patterns are a symbol of hard work and determination.

For me, checkered shirts exude courage and connote hard work and determination, and thats what I am. When I work I work hard and Im determined to accomplish things, he said.

He said this was the work ethic he showed when he headed the Philippine National Police (PNP) from 1999 to 2001, and when he became a senator in 2001.

He said that when he was head of the defunct Presidential Anti-Crime Commission Task Force Habagat and when he headed the PNP, he was already fond of wearing such shirts.

But he admitted that he may have to play second fiddle to Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, his fellow opposition senatorial bet, in terms of having a colorful life at this time.

Lacson was referring to Cayetanos being the target of first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo over Cayetanos claims of bank accounts members of the first family supposedly maintain abroad.

On the other hand, he said he will never be caught dead wearing shirts with floral prints.

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