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Parang PMA lang! Lacson to oversee Bato’s ‘period of plebehood’ as newbie senator

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Former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa will experience what it’s like to be a cadet once again as Senator Panfilo Lacson has volunteered to train him in lawmaking.

Lacson on Wednesday (May 15) said he will personally oversee Dela Rosa’s “period of plebehood” as a neophyte senator.

“Bato need not worry. He will undergo another period of plebehood under my supervision since we are both in the majority bloc,” the senator said.

Lacson and Dela Rosa both graduated from the Philippine Military Academy.

Dela Rosa on Tuesday (May 14) asked if he could undergo a seminar when his term as senator starts.

The former Philippine National Police chief is poised to win the senatorial race based on his ranking in the official tally of election results.

“Mayroon bang seminar diyan o ano bang training diyan para matutunan ko ‘yung paano gawin ‘yung batas? Ano ba ang mga trabaho namin diyan sa Senado? Kung mayroong ganun, I will take that opportunity para matuto ako,” Dela Rosa said in an interview on CNN Philippines.

Lacson said he and other incumbent senators will be meeting with the new additions to the Senate once they have been proclaimed to give them the lowdown on legislative work.

“We will be meeting with the new members and give them some tips or lectures as was done to my batch in 2001,” he said.

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