Former PNP Chief and now senatorial candidate Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has been officially endorsed by the Catholic charismatic group El Shaddai.
On May 4, El Shaddai which consisted of 8,000,000 members endorsed Dela Rosa, former special assistant to President Christopher “Bong” Go and 12 other candidates who mostly came from Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) and one from Otso Diretso.
According to Velarde, the candidates they endorsed are not leaving them even if it’s not election season.
“Yung lumapit malapit sa’min, sa lahat ng panahon hindi lang panahon ng eleksyon.” Velarde said.
He also believed that the candidates that his group endorsed would help the Philippines to quickly solve several issues including poverty and lack of jobs.
This is the list of the senatorial candidates endorsed by El Shaddai:
- Christopher Bong Go
- Bato Dela Rosa
- Cynthia Villar
- Grace Poe
- Imee Marcos
- Nancy Binay
- Koko Pimentel
- Francis Tolentino
- Sonny Angara
- Bong Revilla
- Jinggoy Estrada
- JV Ejercito
- Bam Aquino
- Willie Ong
El Shaddai is known for endorsing candidates every election which considered as a big help of politicians running in national position.
On January 12, Dela Rosa met Velarde at an El Shaddai gathering, the retired General also got a chance to talk to its members.
Meanwhile, Dr. Willing Ong released a statement, thanking Velarde for endorsing him in the senatorial elections.
“Maraming Salamat sa El Shaddai at Brother Mike Velarde sa pag-endorse sa akin.
Sa Grand Rally ng El Shaddai at Ang Buhay Partylist. Malaking bagay po ito.” Ong said in his Facebook post.
We are still trying to get the statement of other candidates endorsed by El Shaddai.