- Senator Ping Lacson graced a radio interview to talk about the anti-terrorism bill
- He did not hesitate to mention the name of Catriona Gray, who recently showed her opposition to the bill
- The lawmaker stated that the anti-terrorism law in Australia is tougher than that of the Philippines
- It can be remembered that Catriona was born in Australia and she spent her childhood there
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson did not hesitate to mention the name of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during his recent radio interview about anti-terrorism bill.
KAMI learned that the prominent lawmaker was aware of the stand of the Pinay beauty queen about the said controversial bill.
It can be remembered that Catriona took to Twitter her honest and serious reaction after reading the measures stipulated in the anti-terrorism bill.
She also defended all the people who oppose the said bill, claiming that supporting the call to junk it does not mean they are already terrorists.
“But please, don’t allow that to be the reason we revert into silence and turn a blind eye. We need to stay engaged because this is where our voices count,” she wrote.
“Holding the stance of #JunkTerrorBill DOES NOT EQUATE to being pro-terrorism. Making the stand of #JunkTerrorBill does NOT equate to supporting violence or terrorists…” she added.
In response, Lacson pointed out that the anti-terrorism law in Australia is tougher than the proposed law in the Philippines.
Catriona is known for being a half-Filipina and half-Australian beauty queen who spent her childhood in Australia.
"Ang Australia, very strong democracy kaya medyo ano ako, with all due respect kay Miss Universe Catriona Gray, diba Australian siya? Eh kumokontra rin siya pero [ang] batas sa Australia mas matindi sa batas natin,” the Senator quipped.
“Hinango natin ang ibang portion ng batas sa Australia, pinapatulong namin dito. Ilang beses tayo nakipag-meeting sa kanila. Ilang beses ako nakipag-meeting sa kawani ng US Embassy. Kasi we cannot do it alone because ’yan ang universal standard,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Lacson filed a bill that seeks to punish people who abandon their sick and old parents.
Ping Lacson is one of the incumbent Senators in the Philippines. He is a retired police officer who served as the chief of the Philippine National Police from 1999 to 2001.
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