We are silent workers who chose to work behind public’s eye: Senator Bato’s daughter


“Sorry, Philippines if we had to keep him away from the public eye for a few days. He was exposed to ALL senators who tested positive so we had to tie him up to a chair, lock him in his room and isolate him from the rest of the world,” daughter of Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, Marianne Kristel said in a Facebook post.

“Times like this, the family takes over cause I never thought I would live to see the days when the parents are more stubborn than their children,” she added.

However, Marianne Kristel said the senator already tried to sneak out for several times.

“Ilang beses na tong nag tangkang tumakas, trying to salestalk my mother and sister to letting him out. Sa mga di nakakakilala sa kanya, pinaka torture yung paupuin ng 5 minuto na walang ginagawa. Magkisi kisi na na siya kay dili na mahimutang unless tagaan ug ipad para mag dula og COC. Our biggest toddler,” she said. “Lalo na ngayon na nakikita niya mga tao nasa frontline tapos siya naka quarantine ? Sobrang triggered yung pagka pulis niya haha Pero tiis tiis muna kay lets follow the rules.”

“Don’t worry though, he is fine. Also, the team has been tirelessly working from home since Day 1, including him. We have distributed thousands of masks, ppe’s, sacks of rice, food, etc. as aid to various LGUs, private sectors and hospitals, all without posting them on mainstream media. We are also tirelessly coordinating with different govt agencies to make sure everyone gets the help they need and we have been tapping private individuals to fund the procurement of the things we need to distribute,” the senator’s daughter said.

“He did not disappear. He simply chose to work, “leaving the camera at home”. Helping feels 100x better this way. You can get pics from those whom we have helped but not from us. In a world full of people competing who gets the most attention, we are the silent workers who chose to work behind the public’s eye. This is your government and we took our oath to serve, for better or for worse, in criticisms and in praise, but no virus will do us part,” she explained.