‘Ping’ ready to give committee to ‘Bato’

SENATOR Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Tuesday said that he is willing to give up one of the committees he is handling for senatorial election frontrunner Bato Dela Rosa.

Lacson confirmed to reporters that he will vacate the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs and will offer it to Dela Rosa to prepare the former police general for his new job and duty as a lawmaker.

He said that having a committee in which he is familiar with, Dela Rosa can easily learn his mandate as a senator among which is to balance the welfare of the people and police power.

“Knowing him (Dela Rosa), I am confident that he will learn the ropes of law making easily, not to mention that I want him to immediately feel and experience how to balance the plight of those at the receiving end of the abuses and overzealousness of some police officers in the conduct of their operations with the side of law enforcement itself,” Lacson said.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri assured that though they are thinner now, the members of the minority in the Senate will be given their own committees.

“Yes, of course, everyone deserves to get a committee. Walang mawawalan ng committees. There are more than enough for all members,” Zubiri said.