'No need to cam­paign, my mis­tahs will vote for me': Bato

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - (PNA)

Re­tired Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) chief Ron­ald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is con­fi­dent he will get the votes of his mis­tahs (batch­mates) at the Philip­pine Mil­i­tary Academy (PMA).

“I don't need to cam­paign among my fel­low PMAers be­cuase they will surely vote for me. No mat­ter how strong are their dis­cour­age­ments, the PMAers are not par­ti­san but I know that deep in their hearts, they will be vot­ing for me," dela Rosa told re­porters at the side­lines of the an­nual PMA Alumni Home­com­ing on Satur­day.

The PMA ear­lier said it will strictly en­force a “no cam­paign­ing” pol­icy for alumni and adopted class mem­bers run­ning for elec­tive posts in May's elec­tions.

Dela Rosa, a sen­a­to­rial can­di­date in the May polls, said he owes his achieve­ments and prin­ci­ples in life to the in­sti­tu­tion.

“I am strong be­cause I am a PMAer. I learned to man­i­fest courage, in­tegrity and loy­alty dur­ing my train­ing in the PMA. This is where my loy­alty to the Filipino peo­ple and to the Pres­i­dent de­vel­oped. This is where the in­tegrity I hold dear in my heart blos­somed),” he said in Filipino.

While ad­mit­ting that he is al­ready ex­hausted due to cam­paign sor­ties, dela Rosa said he will pur­sue his can­di­dacy un­til the very end.

"No re­gret, no sur­ren­der. Just go with the fight," he said.

Once elected as a sen­a­tor, dela Rosa said he will focus on en­act­ing po­lices on law and or­der.

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