Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said he would continue the programs of President Rodrigo Duterte should he win in the 2022 elections.

“We might even be better than Singapore after six years,” said Dela Rosa, standard bearer of the Cusi faction in the ruling PDP-Laban, along with vice-presidential candidate Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go. 

“Filipino people will surely feel the positive impact and complete benefits of the programs of President Rodrigo Duterte” if his term of office will be succeeded by the “Bato administration,” assured Dela Rosa.

“Six years is not enough. Lee Kwan Yew changed Singapore during his lifetime. So, I think, in another six years, we will feel the huge impact of reforms,” said the senator from Mindanao.

But the former police chief stressed if presidential  daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio will have a change  of heart and decides to run for president,  he is willing to give way.

“Whether or not it’s Inday Sara or Bato, as long as it is attuned to the Duterte style of leadership,  the iron fist in management and  no-nonsense approach in our government and (with no fear) of oligarchs. Just follow the law and do your responsibilities, your obligations to our country,” Dela Rosa said. 

Clarifying he is not claiming he is better than the President, Dela Rosa stressed he knows how to do what the President did and improve on it. 

Meanwhile, Dela Rosa’s running mate,  Sen. Christopher “Bong” De Leon conceded that changes might still occur in PDP-Laban’s roster of candidates for the 2022 elections, However, he maintained that he is decided to run for vice-president.

While Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has been firm in her stand not to run for president, many are still hoping she will have a “change of heart” and  vie  for presidency instead of pushing with her re-election bid.

The presidential daughter is also being floated a as possible running mate of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in case he will replace Dela Rosa.

Go said he accepted the challenge to be the ruling party’s vice-presidential candidate for the 2022 elections after the President announced his intention to retire from politics.

“I accepted the challenge at tuluy-tuloy na po ito hanggang sa huling raw ng eleksyon,” said Go who committed that he will not waste any opportunity to serve fellow Filipinos in need and that he will not be a spare tire if elected by the Filipino people.

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