- Gretchen Barretto questioned how Sen. Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa became a senator after watching the legislator lay down his questions in the ongoing Senate investigation on e-sabong
- The socialite and former actress said those in similar positions should be lawyers, adding that the former PNP Chief-turned-legislator is better off hosting a game show
- La Greta also encouraged people to vote wisely and not to vote a ‘Bato’ into office
- She then said “tumatalpak kasi itong si Bato na ito eh” and ensuring that the truth will come out soon
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Gretchen Barretto questioned as to how Sen. Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa became a Senator of the Republic.
This was after she watched how the legislator propounded his questions in the ongoing Senate investigation on e-sabong.
In a video recording she uploaded to her IG Stories, Sen. Bato was shown asking resource persons during the investigation, while a voice that seemed to sound like La Greta can be heard making comments in the background.
Gretchen Barretto, pinuna ang umano’y mamahaling relos na suot ni Sen. Bato dela Rosa: “Saan kaya nanggaling?”
The voice was heard asking how Sen. Bato ever become a legislator and then pointed out the senator’s line of questioning.
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“How did Bato ever become a senator? Tingnan mo yung line of questioning niya!” the voice that sounded like Gretchen’s was heard asking.
The same voice was also heard expressing opinion that those in similar positions should be lawyers, adding that people should vote wisely.
“Kailangan talaga lawyer ang mga nakaupo,” the voice that seem to sound like La Greta’s said.
It also encouraged people to vote wisely and not to vote a ‘Bato,’ adding that the senator is better off with a game show.
“People, vote wisely! Don't vote a Bato. My gosh! Dapat sa iyo, ano, game show,” the voice in the background which seemed to sound like Gretchen said.
Gretchen Barretto, pinatutsadahan si Sen. Bato dela Rosa dahil sa “grandstanding”: “Get down to business”
The voice then used the ‘sabungero’ term ‘talpak’ to describe what, in her opinion, the senator is doing.
“Tumatalpak kasi itong si Bato na ito eh. Bato, ilabas natin yung mga talpak mo kaya?” the same female voice said.
At the end of the video, the voice sounding like Gretchen lets slip some information, saying that the truth will come out soon.
“Alam ko may balance ito sa yo Kate eh no? Kate Villalon? The truth will come out Bato, soon,” the voice that sounded similar to La Greta’s said.
Gretchen Barretto is a well-known actress in the Philippines and the sister of actors Claudine and Marjorie Barretto. She has been in a relationship with business tycoon Tonyboy Cojuangco for almost three decades now but the latter is still legally married to Denise Yabut, his first wife. They have a daughter named Dominique Cojuangco.
Earlier, La Greta called out Sen. Ronaldo ‘Bato’ dela Rosa for allegedly “grandstanding” during the Senate investigation on e-sabong. The socialite and former actress, in a social media post, said that Sen. Bato should just “get down to business.” One of those invited by the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous substances panel is Charlie ‘Atong’ Ang, a ‘close friend’ of Gretchen. The Senate launched its investigation on e-sabong after the reported abduction on separate occasions of more than thirty 'sabungeros.'
She has also noticed the allegedly expensive watch that Sen. Ronaldo ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is wearing during the investigation of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous substances on e-sabong. In a video posted on social media, a voice that seems to sound like Gretchen’s pointed out the allegedly expensive timepiece that the senator is wearing. She also questioned the origin of the said watch and appeared to give a hint that a senator might not be able to afford such timepiece. The video that she posted appears to be a recording of the proceedings of the Senate panel currently investigating the alleged abduction of several ‘sabungeros’ involved in e-sabong.