Lacson: Bato del Rosa to undergo ‘plebehood’ in Senate
MANILA, Philippines — Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, who banked heavily on President Duterte’s support for his Senate bid, could count on the help of another former boss in his new job.
Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday assured Dela Rosa, who served under him when he headed the Philippine National Police, that he would be apprised of his new responsibilities once he was officially sworn in as senator.
“Bato need not worry. He will undergo another period of plebehood under my supervision since we are both in the majority bloc,” Lacson told the Inquirer in a text message.
Tips or lectures
In a televised interview on Tuesday, Bato said he was looking for a seminar or training to help him learn how to craft laws in the Senate.
Lacson said the Senate had been offering lectures to rookie senators and that he had attended one when he first joined the 24-member chamber 18 years ago.
“We will be meeting with the new members and give them some tips or lectures,” said Lacson, who was also Dela Rosa’s upperclassman in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).
Lacson belongs to PMA Class 1971 while Dela Rosa is a member of PMA Class 1986.
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