After presidential candidate Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson declared his resignation from Partido Reporma, senatorial candidate and former Makati Representative Monsour Del Rosario released his official statement regarding the matter.
Senatorial bet Monsour Del Rosario releases statement on Sen. Ping Lacson’s resignation from Partido Reporma
“I respect the decision of Senator Ping Lacson to resign from Partido Reporma. He is a good man with a sincere heart and an undying will to serve the Filipino people. I believe he can still do many great things for our country and I wish him all the best.
“As for my candidacy, I heed the words of the great Manuel L. Quezon: ‘My loyalty to any faction ends where my loyalty to the country begins.’ And now I am here to answer the nation’s call for solidarity and join the movement for true unity.
“Today, I pledge my support to our Honorable Vice President Leni Robredo in her bid to become the next President of the Philippines. I believe that her mission to reform and uplift the country aligns with my own plight to bring about real positive change in the lives of the ordinary Filipino, especially those who have been neglected by past administrations.
“I pray, moving forward, that our vision to see a better Philippines and better living conditions for every Filipino man, woman, and child will be realized. And I hope that whatever the results of the May 9 elections will be the start of a genuine progress that is inclusive and fair for all.”
About Monsour Del Rosario
Monsour Del Rosario is a Senatorial candidate for the 2022 National Elections. From 2010 to 2016, he served as a city councilor of the 1st district of Makati and later as congressman from 2016 to 2019.
During his term in Congress, he filed over 292 bills and resolutions, and authored the Telecommuting Act of 2018, better known as “Work From Home Law.” For his senatorial bid, Del Rosario is advocating for the implementation of the Healthcare Heroes Card for medical frontliners, pension for athletes, among many others.
He is a Filipino taekwondo champion, actor, and public servant. He joined the Philippine National Taekwondo Team in 1982 and remained until 1989, where he served as team captain in his last four years. He ranked first in the Philippines in the Lightweight Division and was an eight-time National Lightweight champion. He represented the Philippines in numerous international competitions, including the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the Southeast Asian Games, the Asian Games, the World Games, the World Taekwondo Championships, and the Asian Taekwondo Championships.
Del Rosario earned a gold medal in the 14th and 15th Southeast Asian Games, a bronze medal in the 10th Asian Games, and reached the quarterfinal round during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. He later joined the Philippine Taekwondo Association as its Secretary-General and a Philippine Olympic National Sports Association Martial Arts Council member.