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Bato’s refusal to release police info on drug war, a disgraceful attempt to escape accountability

PNP Chief Ronaldo ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa’s refusal to release information on police operations regarding the drug war campaign is a disgraceful attempt to escape accountability, says Karapatan......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsFeb 13th, 2018

Bulacan detainee killed in botched escape try

    CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan - A detainee, who was recently nabbed at a drug bust, was killed on Wednesday during an alleged escape attempt on his way to court in the City of San Jose del Monte.     Raymond Omegan, 18, took off his handcuffs and hopped off a police vehicle when his police escorts stopped briefly at a barangay hall to attend to a chore, said Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director.     One of the policemen gave chase, but Omegan managed to grab his service pistol when they grappled. The detainee aimed at the policeman but the weapon did not fire, so Omegan fled.     When the pol...Keep on reading: Bulacan detainee killed in botched escape try.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

NPD-DSOU officer in hot water for escape of drug detainee

A desk officer of the Northern Police District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) is now in hot water following the escape of a detained suspect who is facing drug charges for possession of illegal drugs. Northern Police District (NPD) director Chief Supt. Amando Empiso ordered the relief of PO3 Ernesto Estrella….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Voters in Tondo hope new barangay officials can lessen drug war killings

MANILA, Philippines – Most, if not all barangays in Tondo have witnessed the wrath of the President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The streets in Delpan, Parola, and Isla Puting Bato were specially targeted areas—often the site of police buy-bust operations, or vigilante killings in Manila. Police Station 2-Moriones—which has jurisdiction ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Bato eyes Prison ‘segregation’ to isolate Chinese drug lords

It's just like separating two rival gangs in a deadly prison riot.   For newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, segregating convicted Chinese drug lords from their Filipino cohorts inside New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City may just do the trick to finally rid the state penitentiary of illegal drugs.   Dela Rosa, the former Philippine National Police chief who on Friday took his oath of office as BuCor head before Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, said budgetary requirements would also be a key to complying with President Duterte's directive to stop the narcotics trade in the NBP.   "The Chinese drug lor...Keep on reading: Bato eyes Prison ‘segregation’ to isolate Chinese drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

DOJ’s marching order to Bato: Destroy the drug machinery inside PH jails

Destroy the drug machinery inside penitentiaries. This was the marching order of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa as he takes the helm of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Guevarra said Dela Rosa was mandated to crack down on the illegal drug trade in the country's penitentiaries, including the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. "There will be only one marching order for Chief Dela Rosa: Destroythe drug machinery inside the penitentiary," Guevara said in a textmessage sent to reporters. The Justice chief said he was set to meet Dela Rosa onFriday (May 11) to discuss their plans for BuCor, am...Keep on reading: DOJ’s marching order to Bato: Destroy the drug machinery inside PH jails.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Bato to NBP drug lords: I’m the boss

On his first day as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief, Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa talked tough, telling New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that he was the boss. "I'm the tough guy here, not you. My rules, not yours, will be followed here," he said on Monday during his "man-to-man" talk with convicted drug lords detained at Building 14 of the maximum security compound. You can't threaten me "Don't think that just because you are rich, you have the money, that you can threaten me. Never in your wildest imagination will that happen," Dela Rosa added. Earlier, Dela Rosa, who traded the navy blue Philippine National Police uniform for BuCor's dark brown, presided over the flag-raising ce...Keep on reading: Bato to NBP drug lords: I’m the boss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Comment on AMBUSH OR VENDETTA? – Guihulngan City councilor missing after deadly ambush by maria

A member of the Guihulngan Police Station said that three days before the ambush, Delarita went to the police station and asked Arpon to release his son who was jailed for illegal drug charges. When Arpon turned down the request, the councilor made a scene inside the police station, according to the source who requested anonymity for security reasons. “Arpon told Delarita that charges were already filed against the councilor’s son and releasing the latter will not be good for him as chief of police and the image of the police force,” the source said. always investigate before releasing a report like this. There was no scene that any of the son of the city councilor dela rita was in jail because of drugs and for your information we already passed the drug test and so dont post any reports if you are not sure about it because people are relying of what you are reporting......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

QCPD station chief, 10 others axed for extortion

A Quezon City police station commander and all 10 members of the station’s drug enforcement unit were relieved from their posts yesterday following a complaint that they allegedly extorted P300,000 in exchange for the release of a suspect arrested for drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

‘Bilibid is your cathedral no more,’ Bato tells convicted drug lords

    With his appointment as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) made officialon Thursday, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa vowed to take back the New Bilibid Prison from the control of convicted drug lords.   Dela Rosa, who retired on April 19 from the police service, said in a text message to the Inquireron Thursday, "To the convicted drug lords: Bilibid is your cathedral no more."   He explained in a succeeding text message that he was referring to the Colombian prison facility under the control of the late drug lord Pablo Escobar which was referred to as the "Cathedral."   In his last pres...Keep on reading: ‘Bilibid is your cathedral no more,’ Bato tells convicted drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Tricycle driver nabbed in drug sting

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 40-year-old tricycle driver was arrested by police in a drug buy-bust operation evening of April 24, 2018 at Barangay Bato, Panay, Capiz. Frankie Diaz of Barangay Libas here but temporarily residing at Brgy. Linatiran, Panay town did not resist when the police handcuffed him. Recovered from the suspect were three […] The post Tricycle driver nabbed in drug sting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Human rights advocates want de la Rosa to answer for 12,000 deaths in drug war

OUTGOING Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa should answer for the alleged 12,000 fatalities in the government’s war on drugs under his watch, says international non-profit organization Human Rights Watch (HRW). “As police chief, de la Rosa deployed the forces that have waged President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs.” That campaign [...] The post Human rights advocates want de la Rosa to answer for 12,000 deaths in drug war appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Bato should answer for drug war deaths — HRW

Outgoing Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa should be held accountable for the bloody anti-drugs campaign that he led as the country’s top cop, a rights watchdog said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Bato on possible charges vs him: I have ‘balls’ to face them

Outgoing Philippine National Police chief Ronald Dela vowed that he would not escape responsibility should charges be filed against him for being at the helm of the government’s ferocious war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

‘Bato’ de la Rosa on PNP stint: ‘No regrets’

  TACLOBAN CITY-No regrets. This was how outgoing Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald "Bato" de la Rosa described his stint as the country's top enforcer of the controversial anti-drug campaign of President Duterte. If there was, it would be the policemen who died during the anti-drug war, he added. De la Rosa, who was scheduled to retire next week, gave an unsolicited advice to his successor, Director Oscar Albayalde: Continue the drug war, and temper his leadership with love and discipline among his men. "I am very happy. I am very thankful to the President for appointing me in the PNP (as its director general) and for giving me all the supp...Keep on reading: ‘Bato’ de la Rosa on PNP stint: ‘No regrets’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Bato to take on much tougher job

HE will be assuming a job which nobody has done: stop illegal drug trafficking and other illicit activities taking place inside the country’s national penitentiary. This is what is in store for outgoing Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa who on April 18 will be….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

New PNP chief to obey SC, intensify ‘Tokhang’

  Expect a more "intensified" antidrug campaign under the incoming Philippine National Police chief, Director Oscar Albayalde, who said he would continue the flagship "Oplan Double Barrel" and "Oplan Tokhang" operations started by his predecessor, Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa.   In a phone interview with the Inquirer on Friday, Albayalde said he expected a "continuity of programs ... seen to be effective" under Dela Rosa's term, and even hopes to "intensify" them.   But he cannot guarantee a bloodless antidrug campaign, Albayalde said, because some drug suspects continue to resist arrest and fight back.   The newly appointed PNP ch...Keep on reading: New PNP chief to obey SC, intensify ‘Tokhang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

PNP to release drug war files only on ‘case-to-case basis’

  CEBU CITY---The Philippine National Police is willing to submit to the Supreme Court records of the thousands of killings in President Duterte's war on drugs but only on a "case-to-case basis," PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa, said on Thursday.   "We can't divulge everything because we have projects that involved not just policemen but civilians as well," the outgoing PNP chief told reporters here.   Dela Rosa said disclosure of information on those projects could endanger the lives of the PNP informants.   Waiting for Calida's next move   "If drug syndicates would know about it, I pity those people who gave us the informati...Keep on reading: PNP to release drug war files only on ‘case-to-case basis’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Duterte Orders Arrest of Makers, Sellers of Fake Drugs

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to arrest and charge with economic sabotage all persons who manufacture, import and sell counterfeit paracetamol tablets. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte gave the directive on Tuesday night in Davao City after the Food and Drug […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

No choice for cops but fire back -- Bato

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa on Friday said that police will have no recourse but to defend themselves once armed drug dealers start firing at them as he defended members of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office who shot dead 13 gun-toting shabu dealers in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Bato hits DOJ prosecutors in Kerwin’s drug case

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa yesterday slammed prosecutors of the Department of Justice (D.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018