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Senator Panfilo Lacson gave a message to President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday.
Lacson said that Duterte should discard his old habits and be a statesman in 2017.
"He could very well be the best president we’ve ever had if he learns to discard some old habits of a mayor and develop some good traits of a national leader," Lacson said.
"For a start, he can 'Google' how to become a real statesman," Lacson added.
Lacson cited that he only wanted Duterte and the country succeed.
"The bottom line for me is, I want him to succeed because like him and most Filipinos, I also love my country," Lacson said.
"There may not be a better gift that my and the president’s generation can bequeath to the next generation than a proud Filipino nation worthy of respect from all the other countries in the world," he added.
Also, he advised that Duterte should be multi-dimensional starting January 1.
"I believe it’s time for the President to become multi-dimensional, not later, but starting New Year’s Day," the senator said.
"Anyway, the anti-drug war is being addressed with more than enough vigor by our law enforcement agencies, particularly the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Philippine National Police, and the National Bureau of Investigation. He can still be the driving force behind the scene,"Lacson said.
"Corruption in government is one area where he can really make a difference, owing to his political will and resoluteness in getting things done," he stated.
"Once corruption is eradicated, many great things can happen to our country as a matter of course," he added.