Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief PDG Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said he is ready to face any charges filed against him relative to the government’s war on drugs. He added that he is even prepared to accompany President Rodrigo Duterte with any charges the two of them might face.
“Handa ako (I am ready). As I’ve said, I may sink or swim with my president, hindi ko siya iiwan (I will not desert him),” Bato said.
Dela Rosa noted that he does not regret any decisions he had made during his two-year term as the PNP Chief. Also, he considers the administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign a success under his command since it regained the public’s trust in the police.
“Itutuloy talaga natin iyan dahil iyan ang ating sinimulan na (We will continue it because we have started it). It doesn’t end. Iyan ang main focus ng Duterte administration so tuloy-tuloy iyan (That is the main focus of the Duterte administration so it will go on),” he said.
Meanwhile, General Dela Rosa also wants to study the Philippine penal system before taking office at the Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR) chief.
General Bato believes that once the problems in the country’s correctional system are addressed, it will result in resolving the problems on illegal drugs inside the country’s penitentiaries. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue