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Wenceslao: Rolando Espinosa's 'affidavit' | Sun.Star
WHAT I like about Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa is his seeming candor.
No, I am not referring to his teary-eyed reaction to a point about police credibility raised by Sen.
essentially confirmed what Kerwin asserted: that while his
father knew of his
was not part of the operation and was powerless to stop him.
PNP: Killings of South Koreans mostly due to business rivalries | Sun.Star
THE increasing number of South Koreans being killed in the country is mostly due to conflict and rivalries with each other's businesses, according Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.
"Sila sila nagpapatayan.
Sabihin naman ninyo gumagawa kami ng istorya, totoo po yan.
Marami pong investigation na lumalabas na ganun," dela Rosa
made the statement following the reported presence of a team sent by the South Korean government in the country to conduct an investigation on the recorded killings of their nationals.
A South Korean government official was quoted as saying that killing incidents of their nationals in the Philippines is already worsening, with at least seven Koreans killed at present.
However, Dela Rosa
said the number is still lower than last year's figure.
clarified that not all South Koreans who are killed are involved in illegal drugs.
"Hindi naman involved sa mga drugs yung mga tao na yan.
Merong something diyan, mga negosyo nila na sila sila lang yan nagpapatayan," said Dela Rosa
PNP Chief Dela Rosa warns ...
PNP Chief Dela Rosa warns criminals posing as police officers | Read More
PNP Chief Dela Rosa warns criminals posing as police officers | Philippines News Digest
PNP Chief Dela Rosa warns criminals posing as police officers
said in an interview in Lipa City Wednesday that he
was dismayed by reports that criminals pose as police officers to rob people, citing an incident in Rodriguez, Rizal.
A similar incident happened in Sta.
where criminals in police uniforms had an encounter with legitimate law enforcers.
The use of police uniform if you are not an officer is a criminal offense]," Dela Rosa
With regard to the ongoing Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings as well as on how to prevent vigilante killings, Dela Rosa
said the PNP
will be more cautious.
PNP chief says Duterte 'still angry' over Davao blast | Sun.Star
Having known Duterte for a long time, Dela Rosa said the President's anger does not easily subside, particularly in such incidents.
Dela Rosa served as the Davao City police chief during the time of Duterte as the Mayor.
was in Davao
City since Saturday evening for a cabinet meeting to discuss the Davao blast.
Meanwhile, Dela Rosa
instructed all the police commanders to not let their guards down and to always be ready for similar terror attacks.
"Dahil sa pangyayari tinamaan yung Davao
so dapat prepared na rin ang lahat ng mga siyudad.
We don't want to be panicky, but mas maganda yung sigurado tayo dahil ongoing ang ating mga operations," he
"They are able to do it here in Davao
, why not in other cities?
It must have been fate that ...
It must have been fate that brought President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa together 30 years ago in the aftermath of the EDSA People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.
, then a fresh graduate of the Philippine Military Academy
(PMA) Class of 1986, was commissioned Lieutenant and assigned to the now-defunct Philippine Constabulary (PC) in Davao City.
Their paths crossed and their lives have since been intertwined.
Their personal relationship was also enhanced when Duterte
stood as a principal sponsor at Dela Rosa's
Facebook account, Dela Rosa
posted a greeting on Duterte's birthday: "I never feared to enforce the law and prevent crimes because you are always there watching my back.
To the greatest leader on Earth, Mayor RRD, happy birthday Sir!
Indeed, "Bato" - Dela Rosa's
moniker, which means "stone" - had nothing but warm words for his
mentor and ninong.
And when Rody ran for president, Bato posted, "Those who will cheat and will manipulate this May 9 elections, be warned!
We will crush you!"
Born on January 21, 1962 in Barangay Bato, Sta.
Cruz, Davao del Sur, Ronald Marapon dela Rosa earned his moniker "Bato" not because of where he was born but because of his rock-like persona.
It's a reputation that he
Yep, one-star police general Dela Rosa's
promotion earned him the four stars reserved for PNP Chiefs; thus, bypassing several two-star and three-star police generals on the PNP hierarchy.
took over the top PNP job on July 1, 2016, a day after his
boss, "The Punisher" - Duterte's street moniker - was sworn in as president of the country.
first day on the job, Bato warned the policemen involved in illegal drugs that "they have 48 hours to surrender to him.
didn't waste any time going after them.
Calling him "Bato" would be kinder than what I'd call him - a pit bull… on the loose.
On the second day, it was rumored that 20 imprisoned drug lords have put a P1-billion contract on his
and Duterte's heads.
But instead of cowering in fear from the jailed drug lords' threat to assassinate them, Duterte
and Dela Rosa
went on the offensive.
The following day, three of the five named police generals, who are still in active duty, reported to Dela Rosa
office at Camp Crame.
They professed innocence and sought due process.
"They were very sad.
I want to cry with them," Dela Rosa
said of the three officers.
"My advice to them is face the music," he
While it might take some time to investigate and prosecute the erring generals, one immediate result of exposing their alleged illegal activity is that it will serve as a warning to all police officers that coddling with drug lords will not be tolerated under the Duterte administration and Dela Rosa will see to it that nobody - regardless of rank - is spared.
Drug pushers surrender
In Camp Tolentino in Limay, Bataan, Dela Rosa
was on hand to witness about 600 drug pushers who surrendered to the PNP.
In a press conference that followed, he
said that the PNP was ready to wage war against politicians involved in the illegal drug trade.
In particular, he
mentioned "local chief executives" with links to drug lords.
said they're part of the Duterte
administration's goal, which is to stop - or suppress - corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs within six months.
According to Dela Rosa
, there are at least 23 local chief executives on the list that Duterte
Needless to say, Duterte
and Dela Rosa
, working in tandem, are off to a good start.
We also know that Dela Rosa
has the ability to fight the illegal drug lords.
proven it when he
was with the Davao City police force under the guidance of his
mentor and ninong.
But what we don't know is if he
has the gumption to fight them in a much larger arena where there are no rules of engagement, and where only those who are tempered with fire and hard as the Rock of Gibraltar survive.
If there is one such crime-fighter that fits the mold, Bato is the man.
is a hard rock to crack, indeed.