News / September 26, 2021

Atty Alex Lacson’s full acceptance speech as VP candidate for 2022

25 September 2021

 

 

Alex Lacson is a lawyer by profession. He is a co-founder and partner in the Malcolm Law firm in Ortigas, Pasig City.

While a lawyer by profession, Alex’s first passion is writing books, not so much about, but more for the country (Para sa Bayan) because these are books that promote patriotism or love for country.

His first, titled 12 Little Things Every Filipino can do to help our country, became a national bestseller for many years.

In 2010, because of the success of his first book, he was invited to run for the Senate by former President Noynoy Aquino. After the elections and prohibition period for appointments, Alex was offered to join the government, but he turned down these offers and instead went back to his work and his advocacy of writing books for the country.

During the 2013, 2016 and 2019 elections, he was again invited to run for the Senate or Congress, but he also turned them all down.

In 2015, Alex became the president and CEO of ISA, a public institute that implements and runs good governance and development programs in various LGUs and NGAs (national government agencies) like the AFP, Civil Service Commission, DTI, Board of Investments, among others.

In 2019, he was requested by the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas to write a book, together with a group of youth writers, on the dreams and aspirations of the Filipino Youth. The product is a book entitled  РOur Dream Philippines. This Book was distributed to all youth groups in all the dioceses in the country. The Dream Philippines Program proposes 12 Radical Reforms that could help in building for us our Dream Philippines.

Last year, in 2020, Alex Lacson published his latest book entitled¬† – Five Hundred Years Without Love – a political novel which is like a modern version of Dr Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere. This book talks of our country’s present-day social cancer in a wholistic and comprehensive manner and offers possible solutions to our social cancer.

After his novel came out last year, many people encouraged Alex to run again for the Senate or the Vice Presidency.

On 24 September 2021, the National Council of Kapatiran Party unanimously decided to nominate Alex as the Party’s official candidate for the position of Vice President of the Philippines.

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