In the wake of Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa’s impending victory, the “Bato “bashing has trended on Twitter, especially among the admin critics.
It all began when the former PNP Chief asked in jest to CNN Philippines reporter where to attend seminar for lawmakers since by his admission, he is clueless about his new job.
Former Malacanang spokeswoman Abi Valte was one of the firsts from the opposition camp to take the former PNP Chief’s humor seriously and put down his qualification on Twitter.
The opposition’s supporters, particularly the OtsoDiretso, took the cue from their and started making fun and questioning “Bato’s” credentials and his ability.
Of course, the supporters of the former PNP Chief did not take the insults hurled by the opposition supporters sitting down, defended him with ferocity that the incoming senator isn’t as clueless they thought him to.
In fact, the supporters of the former PNP Chief said, he has a doctorate in Development Administration and Masters degree in Public Administration.
Check out what Jobe Nkemakolam has to say on the former PNP Chief.
Who is Senator Bato Dela Rosa
He is graduate of:
A Bachelor’s Degree, PMA in 1986
Masters of Public Administration in 1998
PhD in Development Administration in 2006
Unconventional Warfare with the Scout Rangers & the US Army Rangers
Police Safety Officer Course.
Attended training courses of the FBI Academy’ and
Air Marshal Instructors Course by the Australian Federal Police.
Became CHief of the Philippine National Police (million people voluntarily surrendered and admitted using drugs ) to be rehabilitated
Bureau Chief, BUCOR
Ngayon kung ang taong gusto matuto para mas mapaigi ang serbisyo ay lalaitin mo at mamaliitin mo ? Ano pa kaya ang mga taong mas may kailangan ng tulong niyo noong kayo ay nasa position ?
Salot talaga ang mga yellowtards
Saludo general Ronald Dela Rosa Senator ng bayan
Moving forward, a practicing neurologist has joined the fray in defense of Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Facebook from critics who questioned his credentials.
Dr. Remus Magabilen remarked that Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa’s path to becoming a 4-star General prepared him for the job as a senator.
Magabilen said that to reach to the top, dela Rosa spent years attending trainings ( special forces, scout ranger courses, etc ) and schoolings related to his position. Some Generals even took courses in AIM, UP and other prominent schools in the country. Others even took it in other countries. All these training and schoolings they had were geared for them to know the laws and how to properly and effectively implement the laws and maintain orders in their areas of responsibility.
Well in Gen. “Bato’s” case, as Jobe Nkemakolam wrote, the former PNP Chief has Masters in Public Administration and Doctorate in Developmental Administration at USP.
Besides, Magabilen asked if anyone made an issue of the competence of former PMAer Lacson, Honasan and Trillanes when they were first elected in the senate?
Questioning Senator “Bato’s” competence is to question the competence and intelligence of all the graduates of PMA. President Ramos is a member of PMA alumni though he graduated in West Point.
Magabilen wrote that he voted for Doc Willie Ong, who is physician. Had Ong won, Magabilen believes, no one will give a hoot about his position in the senate.
You may read Remus Magabilen’s full FB post below now.
I am a practicing neurologist for 20 years already. But I did not become neurologist immediately after I graduated from med school. Took me one year of internship, passed the board, applied and accepted for training in neuro. Every year, we have yearly evaluation exam to be promoted to the next year for four years, not to mention that you are required to present research paper every year. After the training, you have to take the written and oral exams to be accepted as fellow of our society. Then I started to practice neurology as my specialty. But even then, the learning never stops. You continuously educate your self by reading books, journals and attending seminars and conventions. But most importantly, you learn more as you go on with your practice from your patients, your number 1 mentor. Still, I must admit, there were times that I have to consult to my colleagues and previous mentors for cases that are difficult. Admitting that you don’t know it all is part of learning. It is a long and continuous process.
Way back before, I dreamt of being a soldier. I applied and took the exam to enter PMA. We were 20 thousand plus applicants then nationwide. Only 400 of us passed the exam and were accepted for plebe year. The first year in PMA was hell, both physical and academics. It will test your will and teaches you discipline, patience and obedience plus you have to maintain your academic grades at certain level. Integrity, Loyalty and Courage are the three tenets of the academy. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish my course in PMA due to personal reasons but I have a lot of mistah now who are high ranking officers in AFP and PNP. Analyzing the career paths of my mistah especially those in the PNP, some are generals already, it was not an easy path they took to reach their position now. From a lowly 2nd lieutenant after graduation to be a one star general, that is 6 ranks above that you have to be promoted and qualified to. To be promoted to the next rank as an officer of PNP, you have to undergo several trainings ( special forces, scout ranger courses, etc ) and schoolings related to their positions. Some even took courses in AIM, UP and other prominent schools in the country. Others even took it in other countries. All these training and schoolings they had were geared for them to know the laws and how to properly and effectively implement the laws and maintain orders in their areas of responsibility. I cannot help but react the way Gen Bato ( 4 stars ) is being under estimated in his capacity of being a senator elect. You must remember there are still three incumbent senators who were graduates of PMA in the senate, Lacson, Honasan and the most infamous Trillanes. Did anyone made an issue of their competence when they were first elected in the senate? To question Bato’s competence is to question the competence and intelligence of all the graduates of PMA. President Ramos is a member of PMA alumni though he graduated in West Point.
I voted for Willie Ong, a competent physician but am I guaranteed that he will be a competent senator? Had he won, I don’t think anybody would question his position in the senate. Now, here is a man , whose several years of his career was studying and implementing the laws on the land is now being questioned in his capacity to be a senator and to craft laws. We have endured and accepted having senators from famous political clans, movie personalities, sports idol, business tycoon, children of politicians and so on. Now we question Gen. Bato. Common, who are we to judge? Are not being hypocrites? As far as I am concerned, there are only five qualifications for anyone to become senator of this country based in our constitution.
1. You have to be a natural born Filipino.
2. Must be 35 years old at the time of election.
3. Two years registered voter.
4. Able to read and right.
5. Most importantly, voted in the top 12 of candidates.
Now, please tell me, who are really qualified to be a senator?
Source: Remus Magabilen