Incoming Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Wednesday lectured his critics who mocked his willingness to learn to make laws.
In a lengthy post, Dela Rosa posted an infographic made by ABS-CBN news showing the job of a Senator, pointing out that no one can teach a person to become a lawmaker instantly despite the degree they got.
He also said that being a Senator is earned by getting the support of the people and not by just graduating in a university.
He vowed that he would do his best to become a “good” senator and make useful laws that would make the Filipino lives better.
You can read his post below:
“You cannot compare being a doctor or an engineer to being a senator. Walang school na nagtuturo ng pagiging senador. Being a “Senator” is earned by votes of the people. Usually you learn the details of how to craft laws once in the senate. Alam nyo ang difference ng good and bad senator? Walang batas na naipatupad! Yan ang gagawin natin sa senado! Gagawa tayo ng batas na meaningful! Magtatrabaho tayo!” he said in his post.
On Monday, Dela Rosa has gone viral on social media because of his statement asking if there’s a seminar to teach a neophyte senator to make laws.
“Ewan ko kung meron bang seminar diyan, o ano bang training diyan para matutunan ko yung paano gawin ‘yung batas. Ano bang trabaho namin diyan sa Senado? Kung merong ganon, I’ll take that opportunity na para matuto ako,” Dela Rosa said in an interview with CNN Philippines.
The said statement got mixed reactions from the netizens, some criticized him for not studying lawmaking before running for Senator, while his supporters defended him saying that the retired General is just being honest.