Incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said that the promise of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to suppress crime and drugs in three (3) to six (6) months is attainable.
"Oo, attainable 'yan. Kaya 'yan. Hindi kaya kung hindi tayo kikilos at ang komunidad hindi tutulong," said incoming Philippine National Police chief Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Tuesday, May 31.
(Yes, it is attainable. We can do it. It would not be doable if we do not act and if the community does not cooperate.)
He said that he will be the one to order the police to execute the full force of laws against the criminals, more specifically against drug users, drug couriers, drug pushers, drug lords, and other drug personalities.
In Davao City, Bato is infamous for implementing what is called as Oplan TukHang (Tuktok-Hangyo). Under this plan, the city police go knocking from one door to another of various homes of known drug dealers and users and ask them to reform.
He is considering this to be done on a national scale.
"Magpapatawag kaagad ako ng command conference and then bigay ko ang detalye, 'yung memorandum circular about TukHang," he said.
(I will urgently call a command conference. Then, I will give the details of the memorandum circular regarding Oplan TukHang.)
Dela Rosa is also considering to refurbish the entire police force as they are officers who are engaged with the actuations of drug syndicates.
"Tanggalin natin, reshuffle natin. Siguraduhin natin na 'yung ilalagay natin bukod na magaling na opisyal, mga palaban, hindi matatakot lumaban," he said to the media.
(Let's remove them. Reshuffle them. Let's make sure that those we put in are not only brilliant officials but those who are brave fighters and are not afraid to fight back.)