After it was reported that drug lords increased their bounty from Php 10 million to Php 50 million to kill incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Chief Supt. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, tighter security for the former was implemented.
The Presidential Security Group (PSG) stayed on top of the situation to give appropriate security for the president-elect.
Security has also been increased in the subdivision where Duterte lives. He is currently and temporarily holding office at the Malacañang of the South located at the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) at Barangay Panacan in Davao City.
Also, an estimate of two hundred (200) local policemen has been trained to protect him.
“Bato”, incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) Director, 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.
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.”
Both Duterte and Bato declared to fight an all-out-war against drugs and crimes.