Secretary Panfilo “Ping” Lacson?
This may all well be the future for Lacson, who can no longer launch a reelection campaign as this is his final term as a member of the Senate.
The former police official hinted of changing his mind about quitting politics to focus on his family once he finishes his term as a senator in June.
This came after he revealed negotiations with President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III about heading an agency under the Office of the President.
"He merely sent word about his plan to appoint me to head an agency under the Office of the President that will combat corruption and crime. But no details yet,” Lacson said in a text message to reporters.
"I don't know the nomenclature yet but I think the mandate will more or less be along the same line," he added.
Unconfirmed reports said President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III plans to appoint Lacson as a member of the cabinet, as a "crime czar."
Lacson headed a couple of intelligence and anti-kidnapping agencies in the Philippine National Police (PNP) before his appointment as chief of Task Force Habagat at Presidential Anti-Crime Commission. (PACC).
President Joseph "Erap" Estrada then appointed Lacson as head of the now defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force from 1998 to 2001 before becoming National police chief from 1999 to 2001.
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