Senator-elect Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa challenged his critics to prove that they’re smarter than him after he received some mockery on social media, some netizens also questioned his intellectual capacity.
Dela Rosa, who’s a Ph.D. holder said that his critics might only be having some hard time to accept the defeat of their candidates.
He asked if the people think that he’s not smart just because he’s not so familiar with speaking English or Tagalog.
He also dared his critics to take an IQ test.
“Ito bang hindi ako magaling mag-ingles, hindi gaano magtagalog, yan ba ay kabobohan?,” Dela Rosa said.
“Pustahan tayo. Kung sino ‘yung nagcha-challenge sa ‘kin, sabay tayo magtake ng IQ exam. Ang measurement ng katalinuhan is IQ diba? Tingnan natin kung sino sa atin ang mas mataas ang IQ,” he added.
According to him, he only admitted that he’s not knowledgeable in crafting laws because he wanted the people to know his current limitations,”
“Bakit ka magmayabang porke’t senador ka na, ayaw mong aminin na kulang ka sa alam, hindi mo tanggapin limitasyon mo. You should be true to yourself,” he said.
Dela Rosa said that he would only focus on working as a Senator and craft laws that would make the Filipino lives better.
“Magtrabaho nang magtrabaho, hindi matutulog, pagsikapan ng husto na ‘yung mga batas na magagawa natin ay pawang magaganda at kapaki-pakinabang sa sambayanang Pilipino,” he said.
Dela Rosa admitted several weeks ago that he’s not yet knowledgable of crafting laws, he also asked if there’s a seminar available to teach neophyte senators on the basis of lawmaking.
Later on, he learned that he doesn’t need a seminar anymore after some of his friends and future colleagues expressed their willingness to guide him in his new government position.