Here comes another senator, aside from Senator Imee Marcos, who has a heart for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Did all OFWs vote for Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa? For his interests are focused on crafting laws for OFWs and the police.
Dela Rosa who is a former police and corrections chief was among the nine administration bets who successfully won the senatorial elections last May 13, as he, together with the other 11 winning senators, were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on May 23.
According to ABS-CBN, Dela Rosa said he will file a bill that would allow the Philippine National Police (PNP) to have control over police training and he said he wants to provide legal assistance to distressed OFWs.
Recalling the May 13 elections, Dela Rosa and medical doctor Willie Ong were the top choices of overseas voters. Now that he has won the top 5 in the 12 senatorial posts, he is paying tribute to OFWs who were the largest source of his votes, by promising them assistance.
Dela Rosa earlier said he would push for the revival of the death penalty against drug traffickers and police officials who are linked to the illegal drug trade as posted by ABS-CBN News.
ABS-CBN News posted that Dela Rosa thanked his supporters, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng sumuporta sa akin, sa lahat ng mga bumoto at lalo na kay Lord na binigay niya na ganyang kataas na pwesto.” (I thank everyone who supported me, everyone who voted, and especially the Lord for giving me such a high ranking.)
OFWs and the whole nation are hopeful and expect so much from this new set of senators who will craft laws for the welfare of all Filipinos. Everyone is hoping that the leaders they voted for will not only work for their own personal benefits but will prioritize serving the country. – LMI