SENATOR Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Thursday, February 20, ignored calls for him to resign over his statement expressing great loyalty to President Rodrigo Duterte,
"Sabihin mo who you? In the first place sino siya para mag-paresign sa akin? I was voted upon by 19 million Filipinos at siya hindi nya ako ibinoto. Ang binoto nya ‘yung mga natalo. Ngayon pa resignin n’ya ako? Who you, sabihin mo sya. Who you? Padamihin nyo ng padamihin (ang bashers ko). Wala akong pakialam, dumami kayo but alam ko marami pang Pilipino (who voted for me),” he said in a press conference in Camp Crame.
Dela Rosa was referring to the Twitter post made by radio DJ Czarina Balba, also known as DJ Chacha, calling for his resignation as senator and urging him to instead apply as Duterte’s bodyguard.
“I suggest mag-resign na dapat si Senator Bato sa pagiging senador at mag-apply na Bodyguard ng Presidente tutal naman ang loyalty niya ay sa Pangulo at hindi sa taong bayan,” she posted on February 18, 2020.