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    Bato Dela Rosa withdraws candidacy for president

    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Saturday, November 13, withdrew his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the May 2022 elections.

    Dela Rosa went to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila to formalize the withdrawal.

    “This is a party decision,” he told reporters during an ambush interview.

    SEE ALSO: Bong Go to run for president in 2022

    The former national police chief, who led President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, submitted his COC on October 8. That time, he said that it would be better if Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio changes her mind to run in his stead for the presidential race.

    Senator Bato Dela Rosa filed his COC for president last October 8.
    Senator Bato Dela Rosa filed his COC for president last October 8.

    Just today, Duterte-Carpio filed her COC for vice president, as a substitute candidate of Lakas-CMD's Lyle Uy.

    The presidential daughter was also announced earlier as running-mate of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

    — The Summit Express

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