Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and other lawmakers couldn’t hide their excitement on the impressive performance by Gilas Pilipinas against China during their FIBA World Cup match on September 2.
Dela Rosa, with Senate President Migz Zubiri, Senators Joel Villanueva, Sonny Angara, and Pia Cayetano could be seen celebrating the shots made by Gilas player Jordan Clarkson during the game.
The senators also wore a ‘West PH Sea’ shirt to express their support to the country amid the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China.
Netizens couldn’t stop themselves from reacting after they saw Dela Rosa’s dance.
“Lambot pala kumembot ng BATO hahahaha,” netizen Julian said.
“Si bato kala mo laruan na de susi yung likod eh HAHAHAHAHAHA,” netizen Jeff commented.
It can be recalled that the territorial dispute between the two countries intensified after the Chinese Navy used water cannons against the ships owned by the Philippines.
According to the senators, they wanted to be friends with China, but the recent behavior of the said country disappointed them.
“We cannot let this slip. This is too much already! Nakakapikon na ang Tsina! Sobra na ang pambabastos ng Tsina sa ating Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, at mga mangingisda. Teritoryo, seguridad, at kapayapaan na ang nakataya rito!” one of the senators said.
The Philippines won against China with 96 points against China’s 75.