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Dela Rosa wants 24 BuCor employees on Duterte’s narcolist out

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

BuCor Chief Ronald dela Rosa

 

MUNTINLUPA CITY, Philippines – Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Ronald dela Rosa is determined to cleanse the agency of illegal drug transactions.

Dela Rosa said it is unbecoming for an agency in charge of corrections and reformations to be penetrated with officers and personnel involved in illegal drugs.

“Kung user ka tapos nag-gu-guwardiya ka sa loob, ano pa? Hindi ka makikipagsabwatan doon sa mga gumagamit sa loob? Yung nga nagne negosyo sa loob…It’s very unbecoming of yourself to be a correction officer and at the same time a drug user very unbecoming iyan,” Dela Rosa said.

(If you’re a user and you’re a guard, are you sure you will never connive with the users and traders inside? It’s very unbecoming to be a correction officer and at the same time a drug user.)

In line with this, Dela Rosa already ordered accounting on 24 BuCor employees who are included in the drugs watch list of President Rodrigo Duterte. He wants to make sure that proper charges have already been filed against them.

“Ang ginawa sa kanila pala, binigyan sila ng chance na magpa rehab,” he said.

(What happened was, they were given a chance to go to rehab.)

Dela Rosa vowed to strictly impose internal cleansing within the agency same way he did in the Philippine National Police (PNP) during his term as PNP chief.

“Iba sa policy namin sa PNP noon na walang rehab rehab. Sa PNP na pag positive ka, dismiss ka. Ganon dapat ka istrikto ang implementation sa internal cleansing program,” Dela Rosa concluded.

(Unlike our policy in the PNP, there’s no chance for rehab. Once you test positive, you’re dismissed. That’s how strict the implementation of internal cleansing should be.) – Lea Ylagan

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Dela Rosa takes oath as BuCor Chief

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018

 

Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa takes his oath of office before newly-installed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

MANILA, Philippines – Former Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa was officially sworn into office Friday, May 11, as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor.)

As he accepts his new job, Dela Rosa is confident that he can accomplish what is expected of him specifically in clearing the country’s penitentiaries of traces of illegal drugs.

Sige lang. Bigyan ninyo lang ako ng time. I will institute immediate reforms without cost to the government. Hanapan ko ng paraan iyan. Diskarte ko na iyan…ang importante mapahinto talaga ang drug transaction sa loob,” the new BuCor chief said.

(Just give me time. I will institute immediate reforms without cost to the government. I will find a way. The important thing is to stop drug transactions inside.)

Dela Rosa said it would be easier to discipline the drug lords inside detention cells as they have nowhere else to go, a task which he said is far more different than when he was still the PNP chief.

“Sa PNP ang kalaban hinahanap pa namin, ibang criminal. Hindi pa namin kilala nasa labas. Ito ngayon sa BuCor ang kalaban ko ang kriminal nasa loob mismo,” he said.

(In the PNP, we had to hunt down our enemies.  But in the BuCor, my criminal enemies are all inside.)

Bato plans to assign separate detention cells for foreign and Filipino drug lords inside the penitentiary to further prevent drug transactions in BuCor.

“So kung i-segregate mo iyong supply side, iyong mga Chinese, hindi sila makipag-communicate dito sa mga Pilipino na drug distributor hanggang supply lang sila. Ito namang sa side ng Filipino drug lords, kapag walang supply na makarating, kahit na anong demand sa labas, gaano kalakas ang demand, wala silang supply,” Dela Rosa explained.

(So if you segregate the supply side, the Chinese, they won’t be able to communicate with the Filipino distributors, they’re stuck with the supply. When it comes to the Filipino drug lords, if there’s no supply reaching them , regardless of the demand outside, they have nothing to give.)

Meanwhile, the Department of Justice (DOJ) as BuCor’s supervising agency expressed full support to the plans and advocacies of the new BuCor head.

“We’ll make sure that the Bucor will have the substantial adjustment for increase in its budgetary allocation,” said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. – Mai Bermudez  | UNTV News & Rescue

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BuCor Chief inspects military detention, warns high-profile inmates

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

BuCor Chief Ronald Dela Rosa during a surprise inspection of the detention facility inside Camp Aguinaldo.

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Ronald Dela Rosa made a surprise visit to the detention facility of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) inside Camp Aguinaldo, Wednesday, May 9.

Bato said he wants to check on the situation of high-profile inmates detained in ISAFP and to make sure that they are prevented from transacting illegal drugs.

Dela Rosa said he is satisfied with the security being imposed in the facility.

“Mahihirapan silang mag connive. Papayag ba ang AFP na magkakaroon ng drug trading, drug transaction within their compound ng Camp Aguinaldo? Hindi papayag iyan,” Bato said.

(They will find it difficult to connive. Do you think AFP will allow drug trading, drug transaction within their compound in Camp Aguinaldo? The will no allow it.)

During the inspection, the BuCor chief made a short talk with the eight high-profile inmates in the facility and encourages them to refrain from any wrong doing to be of help to the government in pursuing their former colleagues and stop illegal drug trade in the country.

“I talked to them sabi ko kahit na kayo ay mga state witness, pwede kayong mga dying witness kung kayo ay magpapatuloy sa kalakalan sa droga,” he said.

(I talked to them and told them that even though they are state witnesses, they can turn into “dying witnesses” if they continue dealing drugs.)

 The eight inmates – Herbert Colangco, Robert Durano, Jerry Pipino, Noel Martinez, German Agojo, Jaime Patio, Thomas Donina and Rodolfo Magleo – were transferred to the ISAFP facility from the New Bilibid Prisons after they turned into state witnesses against detained Senator Leila De Lima. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Duterte officially appoints Dela Rosa as BuCor chief, Guerrero as Marina administrator

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte boards the command car as he troops the line during the Philippine National Police (PNP) Change of Command Ceremony at Camp BGen. Rafael Crame in Quezon City on April 19, 2018. Accompanying the President is outgoing PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has officially released Thursday, May 3, the appointment papers of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and former Armed Forces chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero to their new positions.

President Duterte officially appointed Dela Rosa as director general of the Bureau of Corrections. His appointment was signed on April 30.

Dela Rosa retired on April 19 after serving as the PNP chief for one year and 9 months.

Dela Rosa, now in BuCor, will be supervising all jails across the country.

Meanwhile, Duterte also officially appointed Guerrero as the administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).

He retired as AFP chief on April 18 after 38 years of military service. His appointment paper was signed on April 26. – UNTV News and Rescue

 

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