Incoming PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa promised to quit if he fails to lower crime rates within six months, as mandated by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
Not long ago during President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign, he had waged war against illegal drugs and criminality in the country and had announced that he will certainly resign if, within six months of him sitting as President, he would fail to do so.
He (Duterte) appointed Chief Supt. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa as incoming chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), being one of the major offices to help the incoming President to comply with this promise.
Dela Rosa is a former Davao City Police official who likewise vowed to resign if he fails to suppress illegal drugs and crimes in the country within six months.
“I am ready to face the consequences after six months kapag hindi ko nagawa ang dapat kong gawin
Dela Rosa, who speaks as powerfully as Duterte does, said that he should be replaced or he will resign should he fail to fulfil this promise. He said that this resignation will be irrevocable.
He said he is not like other PNP officials who cling on to their position mainly for power and money.
“Hindi naman ako kagaya ng mga opisyal dyan na kapit-tuko sa mga pwesto nila. May delicadeza naman ako,” he said. (I am not like other officials who leech on their positions. I have pride.)
According to him, his projected success on this drive against illegal drugs and rampant criminality will be based on reports on crime statistics and Filipino people’s response as well as the media.