Lacson says film basically fictional


Former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, now President Benigno Aquino III’s rehabilitation czar, on Saturday said he approved the production of the much awarded but so far little viewed film “10,000 hours.”

But Lacson said that while the film had some “similarities” to the incidents in his going on the lam in 2010, it was basically fictional.

“It’s fictional but inspired by that chapter in my life story when I was in hiding. I got paid for the film rights though,” Lacson said in an interview.

“Yes, I had a say in the choice of director and lead actor, at least. Also, I collaborated with the director, Ms. Joyce Bernal,” Lacson said.

He said the film’s producers— friends of one of his sons—had approached him to make a film out of his experience.

To this day, Lacson has not disclosed where he went into hiding or who helped him elude arrest for his alleged involvement in the 2000 murders of public relations agent Bubby Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito. Lacson was cleared of the charges, enabling him to return a year later.

Writing a book

He said he would reserved the true details and accounts of that experience for a book he was writing but had put in the back burner because of his appointment as overseer of the rehabilitation of the communities in the Visayas that were ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Lacson and his family were expected last night to watch “10,000 Hours.”

“I want to satisfy myself that the movie is deserving of the 14 out of 19 awards it got last night,” he said, referring to film’s running away with most of the awards at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.


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  • Norman

    Kaya pala walang nanonood eh…10,000 hours daw ng isang BAKLITA, na nagtatago sa Cagayan….kupkop ng isang senador, na sangkot daw sa pork barrel at smuggling…

    Baka maglabas ng sariling version si Senator Miriam…yun sigurado ako, dadagsain ng taong manonood, kasi yun katotohanan, hindi fictional…!

    • sanjuan683

      hehehe eh parehong loko at loka itong dalawa senators na ito…Gumagawa lang ng pera ang mga ito sa mga gimmicks…..Sabi kasi nila napakadali lokohin ang taong bayan may pinag-aralan man o wala…

    • tarikan

      Sa loob daw ng iasng taon nakabenta ng 6 na kotse pero yung mga high end naman. Hindi na masama ang pag-stay sa Port Irene haha. Free board & lodging plus high class security, pasasaan ka pa.

  • pinayako

    dati pag Robin Padilla starrer, sure hit na regardless of the story and leading lady.

    tapos ngayon nagmamakaawa si Binoe na panoorin ang pelikula nya tutal naka boundary daw na raw yung ibang entries? anyare? does this mean shy o kuripot mga fans ni binoe 0 wala ng fans? ang saklap naman.

  • Lolo_Basyong

    Tanungin nyo ang mga taga Antipolo kung saan nagtago si Ping. Hehehehehehehe…

  • wawa2172

    Nilangaw ang movie ni Ping Lacson starring the popular Robin Padilla. That he would expect in 2016 if ever he run for presidency against Mar and Jojo. I would suggest he run for VP at hintayin ma dedo ang presidente. He could have his luck if he choose to be the VP of FPJ then. Anyway, kudos sa MMFF award for Best Picture and Best Actor, kung di man ito nakaboundary ok na rin. Ping could try the comedy of his life next time with Vice Ganda as the leading actor? or actress? whatever, at tiyak patok ito sa takilya with Bimbi as the young Plinky, eh, Ping pala, sorry.

  • Guest

    Dont watch the mvie, it glorifies a lawbreaker who is now a czar of Pnoy. That is farce . Tuwid na daan pweh

    • PHtaxpayer

      Who are you to judge him? You are no Saint. Only God can judge us. We are all sinners.

      It is ok to break the law if you have good unselfish intentions or the law is unjust.

      Famous lawbreakers: Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Snowden, Ninoy Aquino and Jesus Christ.

  • rohaizat

    Lacson is trying to be a Bungo Ortega using the film but could never compare to him.

  • tarikan

    He was cleared of the twin murders of Dacer & Corbito. But the truth is….? In relation to this statement, I remember watching TV wherein Doy Laurel was being interviewed. He was asked by the talk show host if he was or was not involved in the multi-million peso Expo Pilipino scandal. He retorted: I was cleared. Friendly courts can easily do that, porbida man gyud!

  • mg2021

    tama sya fictional…ikukuwento ba nya sa film producer ang tutoo..

  • PHtaxpayer

    The film is accurate in depicting that organized crime goes up to the highest public office, that the police are highly politicized and that they prey on innocent citizens.

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