Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa already sounded convinced on the idea of seeking a Senate seat.
Dela Rosa himself told Senate reporters in an interview after attending a hearing that he’s “more than 50%” sold to the idea of running for the Senate in next year’s midterm elections.
“Basta more than (50% na),” he said.
“I am open to everything. I am open. Kung sasabihin ni President (Duterte) na ‘wag dyan sa Senate, dun ka sa Davao Sur mag governor doon ako; kung sasabihin din nya na wag ka tumakbo sa pulitika magtrabaho ka muna sa BuCor, linisin mo muna yung Bucor, then tuloy tuloy ako kahit saan. I am at his disposal,” Dela Rosa said.
Regardless of his personal choice, including that of his family who are against the idea of him seeking a national elective post, the former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief said that it is President who will have the final say on the matter.
“Malaking bagay ang endorsement nya. Imagine mo wala akong pera, saan ako (kukuha para sa pagka) senador? Malaking gastos nyan di ba? Yung aking P14 million na retirement pay gagastusin ko dyan? Kawawa naman yung pamilya ko,” he said.
“(Pero) malaki utang na loob ko sa kanya, malaki. There’s no Bato without Digong,” Dela Rosa added.
For now, Dela Rosa said it’s a wait and see attitude.
“Last na usapan namin, observe lang daw muna. Mag observe. Lahat ng indicators obserbahan. Mag decideako pag sinabihan ako ni Presidente. Yun lang hinihintay ko,” he said.
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