- Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa said that he is more than 50 percent sure of running for senator in 2019
- He also admitted that his family is not in favor of him entering politics
- However, his final decision would still depend on President Rodrigo Duterte, he said
FORMER Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa said on Tuesday that he is more than 50 percent sure of running for senator in 2019.
However, his final decision would still depend on President Rodrigo Duterte.
When Bato was asked about how sure he was of joining the 2019 senatorial race, he said: “More than 50 percent… I am at his disposal. If the President does not want me to run for senator and instead run as governor of Davao del Sur that is fine with me. If he wants me to stick to my job as BuCor chief, that is fine with me.”
Bato, now the now head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said in an interview after attending a Senate committee hearing that his priority was to clean the BuCor of personnel suspected of conniving with convicted drug lords and other criminals.
And when he was asked if he is aware of the billboards along EDSA and in Davao City bearing his pictures and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go’s, Bato said he had nothing to do with them.
“I don’t know if those behind the billboards were my supporters or of Bong Go. Promise, I don’t know who these people are,” Bato said.
He also admitted that his family is not in favor of him entering politics.