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PNP Chief wants Espenido to stay in Ozamiz

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa already signed the order for the transfer of Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido to Iloilo City.

But if the PNP Chief will be asked, Espenido should stay in Ozamiz.

“If I have my way, I prefer him to stay in Ozamiz to finish the problem there, if permitted its best that he stay there,” Dela Rosa said.

He added that the people of Ozamiz is pleading to him for Espenido to stay.

The PNP Chief is also worried because the situation in Ozamiz is not yet stable due to the threat of the Parojinogs.

Dela Rosa believes that Mayor Jed Mabilog is doing all he can do to fight illegal drugs that is why there is no urgency for Espenido to be sent to Iloilo City.

Meanwhile, based on Republic Act 6975, Espenido cannot be appointed as Iloilo City Police Chief.

Only police officials with rank of senior superintendent can be appointed as police chief in highly urbanized city.

But according to Dela Rosa, the President’s directive must prevail.

“In every rule there is an exemption, we can exempt that for the purpose only because it’s a presidential directive,” Dela Rosa said.

Espenido will be assigned as OIC of Iloilo City police pending the processing of his promotion. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News and Rescue

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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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PNP records 5 fatalities since return to war on drugs

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded five drug-related fatalities during its more than 700 legitimate operations across the country.

More than 1,000 drug suspects have been arrested, while 10 others surrendered to authorities.

The PNP has lost one member and while another was injured.

According to PNP chief PDG. Ronald Bato dela Rosa, the police will intensify its arrests of suspects since they have already returned to the war on drugs.

“Expect more arrests of drug personalities and many more will be jailed,” said the chief.

PNP’s partner in identifying and arresting drug personalities is the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

“We provide intelligence. So if we have a good intel, we will pass it to the PDEA and Philippine National Police,” said AFP-NCR Commander BGen. Alan Arrojado.

It can be recalled that PNP returned to the drug war scene last December 5th after the President Rodrigo Duterte ordered their removal for facing various controversies.  — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP Chief: There is nothing to worry about in the event PRRD declares nationwide martial law

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017


MANILA, Philippines — The public has nothing to fear if ever President Rodrigo Duterte decides to declare a nationwide martial law.

According to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, what he described as “peace-loving people” in Mindanao do not fear the military rule, adding that Filipinos all over the country have nothing to worry about.

“Walang dapat na ikatakot. Ang natatakot lang ay yung may mga masasamang binabalak or may masasamang ginagawa dahil nga limitado ang kanilang movement at binabantayan,”  said Dela Rosa.

(They have nothing to fear. Only those who have criminal intent or have committed wrong are afraid because their movement will be limited and monitored.)

The PNP chief also noted that government still considers the New People’s Army (NPA) as the biggest threat due to the group’s series of attacks.

“They are all labeled ‘terorista’. So, kasama na yan sa terrorism. So, yan ang mabigat na hinaharap natin. That has been existing and persisting for the last how many years. Matagal na yang problema na yan,” he said.

(They are all labeled terrorists. So that’s included in terrorism. So, that is the heavy challenge we are currently facing. That has been existing and persisting for the last how many years. It has been our problem for a long time now.)

Despite this, Dela Rosa said he has no plans yet of recommending the declaration of a nationwide martial law to the President especially since there is no request yet from the Chief Executive.

“Hindi ko sya papangunahan (I will not get ahead of him). Nasa kanya ‘yan (It’s up to him). It depends on his own determination,” he said.

The PNP chief added that whatever the Chief Executive decides to do, the entire police institution will support it.

“Everything depends on him. Kung ano sa tingin niya na kinakailangan niyang gawin (whatever he thinks should be done), we will just support all the way.  Kung sabihin nya na magdeclare siya ng (if he says he will declare) martial law nationwide, by all means, we have to support our Commander in Chief,” said Dela Rosa.

According to him, the PNP has already begun its security assessment in the Visayas and Mindanao.  In case the President asks for their recommendation, his decision will have a basis. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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