Kimi Cojuangco defends Bato and family freeloading on Pacman
If anybody deserves a fully-sponsored vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada in time for the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas fight, then it’s Philippine National Police (PNP) Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.
Thus, reckoned former Pangasinan Rep. Kimi Cojuangco amid criticisms that Dela Rosa and his family shouldn’t freeload off the “Fighting Senator”. “Sadly, read comments like this &feel we have become so judgmental,” Cojuangco tweeted, referring to a tweet from a puzzled friend who asked “what’s so special w/ the chief PNP that he was given an all expense paid vacation to vegas?”
In the rest of her response, the former politiko noted that Pacquiao was loaded anyway and was generous as one can be. “Manny is loaded & earned his money honestly.A pure soul,” she said. As for Dela Rosa, who considers “Pacman” his compadre, Cojuangco described him as someone who busts off his tail in his job. “Bato works so hard. Manny does not need any favors fr him. So happy that Bato & his family was given the a treat. Let’s be less judgemental,” the ex-congresswoman appealed further.
In the end, the person who made the critical tweet told Cojuangco that there was a law that prohibited an elected official from treating a person of Dela Rosa’s stature.
“Perhaps,it’s ok if he was just a prof. boxer But he’s now a pol.He might have good intentions but there’s a law on that,” explained the person. For her part, Cojuangco said that she’ll read up on the particular law.