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‘Bato’ promises less bloody war on drugs

VOWING transparency by using body cameras and even allowing the public including the media to join their anti-narcotics operations, the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa promises a ‘less bloody’ war on drugs this year. But anti-narcotics police will fire their guns when necessary….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 1st, 2018

Dela Rosa plays ‘Santa Chief’

He donned a red Santa Claus stocking cap adorned with blinking lights and was greeted with cheers, but the Christmas message that Philippine National Police Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, gave families of those arrested or killed in the crackdown on illegal drugs did not exactly repeat the season's "sounding joy." It's time to move on and begin the healing process, Dela Rosa told at least 625 children from the villages of Payatas, Old Balara, Batasan Hills, Commonwealth and Holy Spirit in Quezon City, many of whom were orphaned by the government's bloody war on drugs. 'No forever' "Many of you are hurting because your fathers were killed or arrested, but the polic...Keep on reading: Dela Rosa plays ‘Santa Chief’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

What’s in a name? ‘Tokhang’ is back

THE Philippine National Police’s Oplan: Double Barrel Reloaded and Oplan: Tokhang are back with some refinements being made to ensure that the campaign against drugs won’t be bloody anymore and won’t be taken advantage of by crooked cops once again, PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa said… Source link link: What’s in a name? ‘Tokhang’ is back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Bato ‘no comment’ on Reuters report

PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has refused to make rejoinders to his comments on a Reuters report on the bloody war on drugs. “Hindi na muna ako mag-ko-comment sa Reuters na ‘yun. Panoorin nyo na lang,” dela Rosa said in an interview evening of Nov 29, 2017. The country’s top cop was in […] The post Bato ‘no comment’ on Reuters report appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody - InterAksyon

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

Bato: Relaunched war on drugs will still be bloody

MANILA, Philippines — While he claims he does not want bloodshed, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa could not exclude the possibil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

Darkening clouds on Duterte promises

President Duterte enters the second half of his first year in office unrelentingly pursuing his bloody war on illegal drugs, which during the electoral campa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Bato: PNP to cooperate with ICC probe but will not disclose tactical info

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City---The Philippine National Police (PNP) would fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court's (ICC) preliminary examination on alleged crimes against humanity committed by the government in its war against illegal drugs, said PNP chief Dir. General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Saturday.   However, Dela Rosa stressed that the ongoing drive against illegal drugs will not be compromised.   Speaking for the first time since the ICC announced the launch of its preliminary examination, Dela Rosa said that although the PNP would be transparent in its dealings with the international tribunal, it would not be revealing...Keep on reading: Bato: PNP to cooperate with ICC probe but will not disclose tactical info.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Duterte on ICC, Duterte on Licuanan, Napolcom on troubled cops | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination of his bloody war on drugs will not stop the controversial campaign.  President Rodrigo Duterte says he offered two options for former Commission on Higher Education chairperson Patricia Licuanan: step down or face charges.  Then National Police Commission says around ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

ICC opens preliminary inquiry into Philippines drugs war

MANILA, Philippines - After months of international criticism over the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now announced an inquiry.The chief p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Philippines drugs war being probed by the ICC

MANILA, Philippines - After months of international criticism over the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now announced an inquiry.The chief p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

De Lima urges ICC to act with urgency: Killings still happening

MANILA, Philippines – Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday, February 8, urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to “act with urgency” in the preliminary examination that they are set to conduct into the bloody war on drugs. “Killings are still happening, it’s a factor why the preliminary examination ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

ICC on Duterte, Poe slams Roque, Malacanang on rice supply | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The International Criminal Court is moving on the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte for thousands of killings during his bloody war on drugs.  Senator Grace Poe slams Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for saying the Philippines will someday thank China for its artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea.  ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

PNP chief sends more commandos to national prison to boost drug watch

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa has ordered the deployment of more troops from the elite Special Action Force (SAF) to the medium and minimum security compounds of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to contain the proliferation of illegal drugs. In a speech during his visit to the NBP on Tuesday, [...] The post PNP chief sends more commandos to national prison to boost drug watch appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

FOCUS | Market 3 in Navotas slum revives fear, specter of ‘Tokhang’ deaths

MANILA – As night falls, few of the 700 families living in the sprawling portside shanty town known as Market 3 dare to venture out of their homes. The crime-ridden maze of sheet metal, crumbling cement and wooden boards has become a frontline of the bloody war on illegal drugs that has defined Rodrigo Duterte’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Bato defends purchase of K9: Can body cams prevent bomb explosions?

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa defended on Thursday the decision to prioritize the purchase of around P26 million worth of bomb-sniffing dogs over the procurement of body-worn cameras for their anti-illegal drugs operations. In a press conference, Dela Rosa stressed the importance of the 48 K9 units they procured, which costs P545,000 each, in light of the recent remark of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto against the PNP's move. "With the 2017 budget, hindi talaga 'yun naisama, pero sa 2018 meron na, nakasama. You are questioning us now, imbes na body-worn, aso priority namin. The answer is very simple. Can you prevent an IED o...Keep on reading: Bato defends purchase of K9: Can body cams prevent bomb explosions?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

WASHINGTON --- Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces seeking to undermine America's way of life. Trump's address Tuesday night blended self-congratulation and calls for optimism amid a growing economy with ominous warnings about deadly gangs, the scourge of drugs and violent immigrants living in the United States illegally. He cast the debate over immigration -- an issue that has long animated his most ardent supporters -- as a battle betw...Keep on reading: Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

PNP chief vows to aim for less bloody war on drugs - Inquirer.net

PNP chief vows to aim for less bloody war on drugs - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

‘Tokhang’ back, but only on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  "Oplan Tokhang" is back. But this time, it seems different.   Under new guidelines, officers from the Philippine National Police will drop in on drug users and suspected dealers in broad daylight --- anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. --- and only on weekdays.   And the visits can be watched live online --- if things go as planned.   What's the catch?   Drug raids can still be carried out at night.   PNP Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, on Wednesday spoke to reporters about changes in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, including use of body cameras by officers conducting antinarcotics operations when thes...Keep on reading: ‘Tokhang’ back, but only on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

PNP bars cops with drug links to join Oplan Tokhang

PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa INQUIRER.net / NOY MORCOSO Members of the police force linked to illegal drugs would not be allowed to join and conduct house-to-house visi Source link link: PNP bars cops with drug links to join Oplan Tokhang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018