Although he did not name Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Senator Ronald dela Rosa believes the presidential daughter should be the next president who could continue the war against illegal drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Before making it to the Senate in the 2016 election, Dela Rosa was chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). He was the architect of Duterte’s bloody campaign against illegal drugs that human rights groups said killed thousands of drug suspects.
Dela Rosa chairs the public order and dangerous drugs committee.
In a radio interview Dela Rosa said that the government is “running out of time” in the campaign against illegal drugs and that “maybe we need another Duterte to continue the work.” Duterte fired off his campaign against illegal drugs as soon as he captured Malacanang in the 2016 polls. His term ends in 2022.
Dela Rosa pushing Mayor Sara to the presidency finds credence in a recent survey where she landed as among potential presidential candidates in the 2022 election..
The survey by PUBLICUS released in December said 35% of respondents picked Mayor Sara in a list of 21 potential candidates for president.
Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa will share his knowledge on disaster management during the three-day gathering of the Liga ng Barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Quezon province on November 14 to 16 at the Davao Convention and Trade Center in Davao City.
Dela Rosa, who is seeking a Senate seat in the 2019 midterm election, was invited by village officials of Quezon province to speak during their disaster preparedness convention on Thursday.
The convention is anchored on the theme “Barangay Disaster Resiliency: Awareness and Resilience a Key to Survival. Sa Barangay na Handa, Kakaunti ang Sakuna.”
Organizers said the activity aims to gather inputs on disaster resiliency and a better understanding of the role of village officials in disaster preparedness.
Other invited legislators and stakeholders will speak about the potential of Quezon province in promoting barangay disaster resiliency. (Lilian C Mellejor/PNA)