Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General and Bureau of Correction (BuCor) Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa slammed a Facebook page for comparing him with former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas when it comes to knowledge in economics.
Dela Rosa shared a Facebook post from the page ‘Mar Roxas for Senator 2019’ showing him while crying and saying that he wants to be a senator but doesn’t know how to solve inflation.
The said Facebook post also said that Mar Roxas could perform better than Dela Rosa when he got elected as Senator again.
As a former law enforcer, Dela Rosa admitted that he’s lacking knowledge when it comes to economics because of his profession.
Dela Rosa also admitted that he’s not a graduate of Wharton School of Economics like Mar Roxas and he only graduated to a local school.
But according to him, his educational background should not become their basis to mock him and call him incompetent.
“Inaamin ko naman talaga na mahina ako sa economics. Hindi ko po linya yan. Hindi po ako nagwharton nag msu marawi lang po ako.” Dela Rosa said.
He also asked his critics why they need to compare him with Mar Roxas for the sake of promotion.
“Pero kailangan ba talagang nilalait ninyo ang aking kahinaan para lang lalong sisikat si sec mar roxas?” he said.
“Ang pagsesenador ba ay para lang sa mga mayaman at educated sa abroad at kaming mahihirap at educated lang sa public schools ay wala nang karapatang tumakbo?” he added.
Both Dela Rosa and Roxas are gunning for a Senate seat in 2019.
After filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) Dela Rosa admitted that he’s not knowledgeable when it comes in handling the economy.
“Sa totoo lang, hindi ako masyadong magaling diyan. Wala man lang akong alam diyan,” Dela Rosa said in a chance interview.
“I’m not a businessman. I’m not an economist,” he added.
But to solve his problem, he said that he would just hire researchers who can assist him when it comes to the economy.
While the critics of Dela Rosa said that he’s incompetent, Senator Panfilo Lacson who’s also a former head of PNP believes that Bato can be a ‘competent’ public servant.
He also urged Dela Rosa to study as a preparing for being a lawmaker.
“Hindi naman porke’t law enforcement ang exposure mo kalimutan mo lahat na ibang aspeto. Ako, yan pinanggalingan ko pero nakukuha naman sa pag-aaral,” Lacson said.