The Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines will not let this one slip.
Philippine National Police Director General Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo were guests at a media forum last Monday in Quezon City. It was there a member of the media asked the PNP Director General Dela Rosa what message he can give the Vice President, the PNP chief said in Filipino: "I hope she just helps the president. She will have her time after this."
The Vice President has always been in the receiving end of some nasty comments from the supporters of the president, and it seems this comment of none other than the PNP head itself is an exception that calls for her rebuttal. *
|PNP Dir. Gen Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa gave an unsolicited advice to Vice President Leni Robredo to help the President and set aside her ambitions first (photo credit to abante)
"Actually, actually the statement is funny. I joked that [Director General Dela Rosa] will know if I have political ambition if I already have a mascot and mall standee," Robredo quipped at the launch of the Angat Kabuhayan program of the Office of the Vice President on Tuesday.
Robredo has repeatedly fend off attacks and insinuations that he is aspiring to be the president of the country at the expense of Duterte. She said that she even hesitated to run for the position of Vice President saying as early as then that she has no further political dreams and ambitions.
Bato for Senator?
It was August of last year, where Bato presented a mascot, puppet, and a comic book featuring himself which he said, is boost to the government's war against drugs that turned out to be bloody.
Standees of the PNP Dir. Gen. can also be seen in the different offices in Camp Crame as well as in some malls.
There was even a Halloween version of the said standee in Camp Crame last year.
Bato was quoted last May that he is open to the possibility of gunning for a Senate seat on the mid term elections of 2019.
In an interview at the DZMM, he said: "If I could be of help to the country by being a senator, why not? Who doesn't want to be a senator." *
The PNP chief was also often on TV guesting’s and at public events earlier this year, earning him criticisms from another ally of the president- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in January.
Alvarez accused the PNP chief of being more interested in having a showbiz career, singing videoke and watching concerts (Bryan Adams concert in Araneta Coliseum.
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