Former PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa admitted that he’s still not aware to his upcoming job as the Senator of the Philippines, saying that he needs to learn more and familiarize things so he can work well as a lawmaker.
In an interview with CNN Philippines, Dela Rosa who’s still joyful after his victory asked if first time senators need to do seminars first before starting working as a lawmaker.
“Ewan ko kung meron bang seminar dyan, or ano bang training dyan para matutuhan ko kung paano gawin ‘yung ng batas, kung paano gawin ‘yung trabaho sa senado. Kung merong ganon I’ll take that opportunity para matuto ako,” he told CNN Philippines Tuesday.
However, when the anchor offered Dela Rosa to take some seminars to University of the Philippines (UP) the incoming Senator said that he’s not interested in visiting the said place because of the beliefs of its students.
“‘Pag UP ‘di na ko pupunta dun, alanganin ako sa lugar na ‘yan. Anti-military ‘yang lugar na ‘yan, ayaw ko pumunta d’yan, anti-police ‘yan,” he said.
However, he believed that his political ally who’s already experienced in lawmaking like former Senate President Koko Pimentel and JV Ejercito would gladly help him to teach him the basics of being a Senator.
In another statement, Bato said that it’s better to admit that he’s not aware of the job as a Senator than pretending to be knowledgable about lawmaking.
“Pag first day ng trabaho, di ba may orientation? Kahit san tayo mag work, you need to figure out where things are. Familiarizing myself is needed so I can do a better job! Kung di pa alam, mas mabuti ng magtanong kesa mag pretend na alam.” he said.
Bato still maintains his top 5 position in the unofficial poll which secured his victory in the 2019 senatorial elections.