Sen. Bato Dela Rosa vows more support for PH Navy modernization

Sen. Bato Dela Rosa vows more support for PH Navy modernization

Former top cop and now senator Ronald Dela Rosa made it publicly known that he will support the aspirations of the Philippine Navy to modernize its fleet.

“I’m here to support you (Philippine Navy). Hanggang makaya ng gobyerno, ibigay. Wala naman kayong hihingin na hindi ikabubuti ng ating bansa (So long as the government can provide it, it will. I'm sure you won't ask for anything that will not be for the country's good). You can expect (that I will) support you all the way,” dela Rosa said during his visit to the Navy headquarters at Naval Station Jose Andrada along Roxas Boulevard

The senator also recognized the need of the country to have its navy modernized being an archipelagic nation.

Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa poses for a photo  with Navy flag-officer-in-command (left), Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad during his visit to the Philippine Navy headquarters in Manila.
(photo credit to PNA)

Ang ating bansa, being archipelagic in nature, talagang kailangan natin ang Navy. And yet, of the three branches of service, ang Navy ang hindi gaanong natutukan (Our country, being archipelagic in nature, really needs the navy. And yet, of the three branches of service, it gets less attention),” he said.

Dela Rosa was a the Navy headquarters to receive the  Honorary Flag Rank Command Badge from the Philippine Navy, Navy flag-officer-in-command, Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad also thanked the senator for making the PN one of his first stops in his rounds of various government agencies and for his unwavering support and concern for the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. 

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