Incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Chief Supt. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa remained undaunted despite alleged assassination plans of drug lords against him and President-elect Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte.
Chief Supt. Dela Rosa announced in a media interview that the supposed (ten) 10 million peso bounties for him and the incoming president were increased to (fifty) 50 million pesos for the reason that no one accepted the deal.
“As of yesterday, they increased the bounty to P50 million. P50 million for Mayor Duterte, P50 million for me. In-increase nila dahil nahirapan daw silang maghanap ng takers. No takers sa P10 million, so in-increase nila to P50 million,” Dela Rosa said.
(As of yesterday, they increased the bounty to fifty (50) million pesos. Fifty (50) million for Mayor Duterte, fifty (50) million for me. They increased it because they are having a hard time searching for deal takes. No one took the ten (10) million peso offer, so they increase the bounty to fifty (50) million.)
Bato revealed that the bounties were offered by drug lords who are locked up in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
An unfazed Bato even dared them to “Bring it on, really. Bring it on. O, mas malaki—50 million. Okay, you come. Bring it on anytime—anytime of the day, any place.”
(Bring it on, really. Bring it on. It has even increased now. Okay, you come. Bring it on anytime-anytime of the day, any place.)
During his thanksgiving party at the Crocodile Park in Davao City, the iron-fisted, crime-busting Duterte announced that he is to give five (5) million peso bounty for the arrest or killing of a drug lord.
“Ang bayad ko ngayon, ‘pag drug lord, mag-announce na ‘ko, P5 million ‘pag patay. Kung buhay, P4 million 999 thousand lang,” Duterte said.
(I’m announcing that my pay now, if a person killed a drug lord, is five (5) million. If the drug lord is just arrested, I will give Php. 4,999,000 only.)
Both Duterte and Bato declared to fight an all-out-war against drugs and crimes.