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Lacson still awaits Benitez decision for 2019

NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is still waiting for the decision of Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez for the 2019 elections.

"It's up to him to decide for one thing,” he said.

Recent survey result for senatorial bets of the Pulse Asia showed that Benitez is ranked 46 which may give way for him to decide to run for governor in 2019.

Leading the said survey is Senator Grace Poe followed by former senator Pia Cayetano, Senator Cynthia Villar, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Senator Edgardo Angara, Jr., Ronald de la Rosa, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Senator Nancy Binay, former senator Sergio Osmena, Senator Lito Lapid and Senator JV Ejercito.

In another development, Lacson said he prefers that the National Government should not implement next year the second phase of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law because of its impact that also affected the inflation in the country.

On the defenses made the by the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte, Lacson said: "Since they are the proponents of the Train Law, of course, they have to defend that but obviously right now the people are feeling the burden of the Train Law. The value of peso is also depreciating and oil prices are going up."

“I do not think the economic managers anticipated these. The Train law has only a small impact but there are outside factors. There's now a challenge but it's not also right for economic managers to say that it has a very little impact. Definitely, the general public can feel the impact of what is happening right now in the economy,” Lacson further said. (TDE)


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