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Saturday, January 21, 2017


New PNP Chief Appointed! – Duterte Chose Ronald Dela Rosa

Ronald dela Rosa

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa reminds the public to use the National Emergency Hotline 911 responsibly during the launch at Camp Crame, Quezon City on August 1, 2016. PDG dela Rosa also warned the pranksters that they are now being traced and will be punished accordingly.

Director General of the Philippine National Police
Assumed office
July 1, 2016
Preceded by
Ricardo C. Marquez
Personal details
Ronald Marapon dela Rosa
January 21, 1962 (age 54)
Barangay Bato, Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Police officer
Military service

Ronald Marapon dela Rosa (born January 21, 1962), also known as Bato ("Rock"), is a Filipino police officer. He is currently the Director General of the Philippine National Police starting July 1, 2016.

Early life and education

Dela Rosa was born at 7:30 AM on January 21, 1962 at Barangay Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, to Teodoro Diamaton dela Rosa, Sr. and Anesia Cruspero Marapon. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from the Mindanao State University in 1982. In the same year, he entered the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and graduated in 1986 as part of PMA Sinagtala class. He then earned a Masters of Public Administration degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in development administration in 2006 from the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) in Davao City.

Police career

Career beginnings

Dela Rosa entered the police force in 1986 as a young lieutenant of the now-defunct Philippine Constabulary in Davao. In 1992, he was designated as chief inspector and worked as one of the staff at Police Regional Office (PRO)-Davao. In 1997, he was designated as police provincial director of Compostela Valley province. In 1999, he was detailed at the office of the Police Director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at Cramp Crame in Quezon City and returned to PRO-Davao in 2001, where he continued his service as deputy chief of the ORPHRDD. In 2003, he was promoted as police superintendent and was assigned at the headquarters in Camp Catitipan in Davao City. He was transferred to Directorate for Human Resources Doctrine and Development as head of the training. In 2005, he was assigned at Davao City Police Office (DCPO) as city personnel officer. After eight months, he was transferred back to PRO-Davao and was promoted as chief of the Regional Intelligence and Investigation Division (RIID). In 2007, he became the director of the Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office (CVPPO) as its police chief. In 2008, he was promoted to a rank of senior superintendent. In 2009, he was moved to Davao del Sur where he served as director of the Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office (DSPPO). In 2011, he became the chief of the Regional Logistics and Research Development Division (RL-RDD) in PRO-Davao. One year after, he was assigned in Davao City as new director of the DCPO.

As Davao Police Chief

Dela Rosa was a former chief of the Davao City Police Office, from January 2012 to October 2013 under the then-Mayor Duterte, and his daughter (now Davao City Mayor) Sara. He made his mark in the police service during his stint with the DCPO where he spearheaded the crackdown on the carnapping syndicate allegedly masterminded by Ryan "Baktin" Yu in 2012, the successful rescue operation of a Chinese businesswoman who was kidnapped in 2013 and the implementation of Oplan Tukhang and Oplan Pakgang, his friendly approach in countering illegal drug trade and gangsterism. He was then transferred to another assignment at Camp Crame after his stint as DCPO director.

As Member of PNP Board of Inquiry and other Assignments

He also became a member of the PNP Board of Inquiry, which investigated the Mamasapano encounter, which claimed the lives of 44 Special Action Force commandos, 17 Moro Islamic Liberation Front members and five civilians while the cops were on a mission to arrest international terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir, alias Marwan. Before the May 9, 2016 elections, he was relieved as commander of the PNP’s Reactionary Standby Support Force RSSF due to his alleged Facebook post, which was supposed to be pro-Duterte.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Philippine National Police Director-General Ronald Dela Rosa upon his arrival to address the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP headquarters in Quezon city, metro Manila, Wednesday 17 August 2016. | REUTERS
As PNP Chief

Dela Rosa was handpicked by then presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte as the new PNP Chief on May 19, 2016. On July 1, 2016, he was officially sworn in as the 21st chief of the Philippine National Police while being promoted to Director-General, the highest-ranked PNP officer.

Personal life

Dela Rosa is married and has three children. During his wedding, then-Mayor (and now President) Rodrigo Duterte stood as one of the principal sponsors.

Coming from a poor family, Dela Rosa likes to cook maruya or banana fritter.

Dela Rosa told news anchor Julius Babao on his morning public service program Aksyon Ngayon on DZMM that he frequently goes to confession to seek forgiveness after he has killed criminals, declaring that "[he is] no cold-blooded killer".

Since he became PNP chief, he appeared or guested in several TV shows, most notably in the Trabahula segment of ABS-CBN's noontime variety show, It's Showtime, and GMA's sunday variety show, Sunday PinaSaya, where he met Rodney "Dugong" Juterte (portrayed by Jose Manalo).

Dela Rosa is a fan of PBA basketball team Barangay Ginebra San Miguel since the era of former prominent player-coach Robert Jaworski.

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Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte’s friend ‘The Rock’ is the man behind the war on drugs
September 8, 20161:07am

Debra Killalea

HE’S known as The Rock and not just because of his hardline stance and immovable position when it comes to his country’s war on drugs.

Widely regarded as The Punisher’s right hand man, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa is every bit as dangerous as the country’s fiery president.

While The Punisher, president Rodrigo Duterte, has earned his nickname for ordering a brutal war on drugs, former military man Dela Rosa’s moniker goes back further and is just as deserved.

The police chief, whose nickname (bato) translates to rock or stone, has become a household name due to his close relationship with the president and equally tough approach to crime.

Duterte made global headlines in May when he promised to kill 100,000 criminals if elected to power.

Since then at least 3000 people have been killed, according to police figures, equating to around 44 deaths each day, AFP reported.

However human rights group fear that figure is much higher.

This week, the president, who hit the headlines after calling US President Barack Obama the son of a wh***, reaffirmed his commitment to fighting drugs, vowing the killings of pushers will continue.

“Until the (last) drug manufacturer is killed, we will continue and I will continue,” he said.

Dela Rosa, who was appointed head of his country’s police force in June, is equally as vocal in his mission to cut crime at any cost.

The Rock earned his nickname early on in his career after graduating from the country’s military academy, according to CNN.

But it seems the nickname was apt for reasons other than where he grew up.

“When I was (first) seen by my senior officers, my body was like a rock ... rock solid. So they told me, ‘Bato!’ They start calling me ‘Bato’ because of my build.”

“Later on they realised that I was born and raised in Barangay Bato, Santa Cruz, Davao Del Sur — that’s my birthplace, Barangay Bato.”

“So that was reinforced until now. They keep calling me ‘Bato.’ I cannot change it anymore.”

PNP Chief Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa gustong tapusin ang illegal drug problem sa Pilipinas bago matapos ang 2017.
Sana tulungan natin siya na mapagtagumpayan ang pangarap niya para sa ating bayan.


After graduating from the academy, Dela Rosa completed his ranger training and began working in his hometown of Davao where he was Duterte’s police chief — ahead of his much bigger promotion.

But the “friends” go back even further, in fact some 30 years, CNN reports, with Dela Rosa revealing they even share a telepathic connection.

“We trust each other, in a very long-time association. He knows what I’m capable of doing and I know what he wants to be done,” he said.

The Rock’s approach and his push for people to kill drug dealers has also raised concerns.

“Why don’t you give them a visit, pour gasoline on their homes and set these on fire to register your anger,” Ronald Dela Rosa said in a speech just two weeks ago.

“They’re all enjoying your money, money that destroyed your brain. You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead. Killing them is allowed because you are the victim.”

He later apologised for his choice of words admitting describing them as an “emotional outburst”.


While Philippine authorities have hailed their tough war on drugs a success, concerns have been raised from ally the United States, as well as from various human rights groups.

US President Barack Obama was planning to raise the issue with Duterte at a meeting in Laos yesterday but cancelled it in the wake of the Philippine leader’s stinging comments about him.

Duterte also warned he would not be lectured to and insists his tough approach to cut the crime rate is working.

Police have killed 1033 people in anti-drug operations since Duterte was sworn into office just over two months ago.

However another 1894 people have died in unexplained deaths, police claim.

Last month Human Rights Watch called for the president to investigate the killings and to persecute those responsible.

But Duterte and police have defended the high killing rate.

Police spokesman Dionardo Carlos told AFP: “They have guns, they are drug-crazed. Our policemen are just defending themselves.”

Dela Rosa insists the unexplained deaths are due to drug syndicates waging war against each other, rather than extrajudicial killings by vigilantes and others.

However, Human Rights Watch has cast doubt on such claims.

The organisation said police claims that recent killings of suspects who “resisted arrest and shot at police officers,” required evidence that they did act in self-defence.

Last month, Philippine senators opened an inquiry into the killings of more than 1700 suspected drug dealers and users amid a crackdown spearheaded by Duterte, with witnesses accusing some policemen of killing suspects and being involved in the illegal drugs trade.

In May, HRW Asian director Phelim Kine warned such violent and unlawful approaches to crime control “sends a dangerous credence to a widely held view in the Philippines that only tough-guy, “Dirty Harry” approaches can remedy the country’s crime problem.

Duterte has promised to protect police from prosecution if they are charged over the deaths and insisted human rights won’t get in the way of his war.

His police chief also warned this week that his officers were prepared to kill anyone, even rich and influential politicians, as they wage a deadly war on drugs.

In July, Dela Rosa slammed calls for an investigation as “legal harassment,” claiming it “dampened the morale” of police officers.


It isn’t just police under the spotlight over unlawful killings.

Vigilante groups have sprung up in response to Duterte’s call to shoot drug dealers.

The Davao Death Squad or DDS, is one such group, which is active in Davao City on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines.

This is where Duterte served as mayor for 22 years before he won the presidential election by a landslide.

Human rights groups estimate DDS was responsible for the murders or disappearances of between 1020 and 1040 people between 1998 and 2008 alone.

Davao went from “murder capital of the Philippines” to “the fourth safest city in Asia” and Duterte strongly encouraged the public to target drug dealers and users.

The 71-year-old even promised to pay huge bounties in exchange for every person killed in the drug trade when elected in May.

Eto ang libangan ng ating Presidente noong Mayor palang siya pero ngayon mga taga gobyerno na ang hinuhuli niya yung mga baboy na inaabuso ang pwesto.
Photo: Amortifany Banal
This is the entertainment of our president when he mayor but now just one government that they are trying the pork that abused the stall.
Photo: Amortifany Holy


The southeast Asian nation insists its tough anti-crime policy is working and that Duterte has wide support.

“We are not butchers who just kill people for no apparent reason,” Reuters reported, citing the phamplet.

“The campaign against illegal drugs has yielded an unprecedented number of ‘surrenderees’: more than 600,000.”

The phamplet also said 7532 drug operations had been carried out while 12,972 pushers and users had been arrested since Duterte took power.

It further claimed police operations in July had almost been cut in half compared to the same time 12 months earlier.

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