Lacson backs PRRD renaming PH

Lacson backs PRRD renaming PH

Senator and former Philippine Natinal Police chief Panfilo “Ping” Lacson backed President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s call to rename the country.
The senator said the name “Philippines” is a constant reminder of King Philip II of Spain and our 300-year colony status.
Senator Ping Lacson (photo credit to owner)

“I may have to agree with PRRD on the possibility to change our country’s name. Philippines will always remind us of King Philip II of Spain, our colonizer for three centuries,” Lacson said.
“While the colonization brought out the best in our ancestors and taught us their valiance and heroism, those 300 years also influenced our culture and attitude as a people and which we cannot claim as originally our own,” he added.
President Duterte suggested changing the name of the country, agreeing with former president Ferdinand Marcos’ move to rename it into “Maharlika”.
“Actually, tama si Marcos. Panahon ni Marcos, tama talaga si Marcos. Gusto niya palitan. Maharlika (Actually, Marcos was right. During Marcos’ time, he was really right. He wanted to change it to Maharlika). The Republic of Maharlika because Maharlika is a Malay word and it means more of a concept of serenity and peace,” Duterte said in a speech in  Maguindanao.
Sen. Lacson said Maharlika, without the politics involved, “sounds like truly ours”, noting that he would be “proud to be a Maharlikan.”

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