Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa will run for president under the PDP-Laban wing, which is backed by President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the group on Friday.

In a photo sent by Melvin Matibag, the faction’s secretary general, Dela Rosa, a former national police chief who led Duterte’s drug war, can be seen holding his certificate of candidacy.

Photo Courtesy: Melvin Matibag

When asked if Dela Rosa was running for president under the party’s banner, Matibag replied, “Yes.”

“Ba-Go 2022,” PDP-Laban faction Secretary-General Melvin Matibag said in a Viber group to reporters, confirming that Dela Rosa will run for president under the political party in 2022.

Senator Bong Go, a colleague, will be his running mate.

Dela Rosa was photographed wearing a Hugpong ng Pagbabago party shirt, the regional party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.