'Bato' dela Rosa is Cusi wing PDP-Laban’s standard-bearer for 2022 polls | Inquirer News
Close  

‘Bato’ dela Rosa is Cusi wing PDP-Laban’s standard-bearer for 2022 polls

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:34 PM October 08, 2021
Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa files his COC for president.

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa files his COC for president. Image from PDP-Laban, Cusi wing.


MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is the PDP-Laban, Cusi faction’s standard-bearer in the 2022 elections.

In what could be another surprise move from the ruling party, Dela Rosa on Friday filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president under the PDP-Laban, beating the deadline imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the filing of COCs for national posts.

ADVERTISEMENT

His colleague, Senator Bong Go, will be his running mate.

FEATURED STORIES

The PDP-Laban earlier nominated Go as its presidential candidate, while President Rodrigo Duterte was nominated as its vice presidential bet.

However, on Oct. 2, it was Senator Bong Go who filed a COC for the vice presidency and Duterte announced his intention to retire from politics after he steps down as chief executive.

“Ba-Go 2022,” PDP-Laban faction Secretary-General Melvin Matibag told reporters in a Viber group, confirming that Dela Rosa will run for president in 2022 under the political party.

Senator Ronald dela Rosa is flanked by PDP-Laban president Alfonso Cusi and Senator Francis Tolentino.

Senator Ronald dela Rosa is flanked by PDP-Laban president Alfonso Cusi and Senator Francis Tolentino.

In the photo, Dela Rosa could be seen wearing a Hugpong ng Pagbabago party shirt, the regional party of Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

Dela Rosa was Duterte’s chief lieutenant of his bloody war against illegal drugs, which is now under investigation by the International Criminal Court prosecutor for alleged violation of human rights.

Dela Rosa won as senator in the 2019 elections. Prior to that, he was Duterte’s chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), where his term was tainted by bloody drug war killings.

EDV

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: #VotePH2022, 2022 national elections, 2022 presidential race, Cusi faction, PDP-Laban, Ronald dela Rosa
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.