- Despite Philippine National Police Chief Dela Rosa’s tough image, he has his soft spot
- This was demonstrated in his interview with Boy Abunda in an episode of “The Bottomline”
- Dela Rosa cried over the Father’s day letter of his son
Philippine National Police Chief General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has projected himself as the tough PNP chief that criminals should really be afraid of, possibly following President Rodrigo Duterte’s lead.
However in an interview with Boy Abunda last Saturday, Dela Rosa exposed his soft spot, as he cried over the Father’s day letter of his son which he shared on Facebook.
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The PNP chief that he’s not afraid to expose his vulnerability even saying that “brave men do cry”.
He explained that bravery comes from the heart. “Walang basis ‘yung katapangan mo kung wala kang puso,” said Dela Rosa.
(Your bravery can’t have any basis if you don’t have heart.)
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Here’s the Father’s day letter of Dela Rosa’s son to him.
“Dear Papa Doro,
I know deep in my heart that you’re now the proudest father knowing that your son, whom you could hardly send to school due to your meager income as a tricycle driver is set to become the chief of the PNP.
I didn’t know where did I get the courage to defeat my fierce enemies and the strength to face insurmountable challenges and then I realized, I am your son.
The son of a small but terrible father who never ran away from a fight, especially from the fight against hunger, lack of education, emptiness and poverty. I’m so proud of you, Pa. You fought a very good fight and emerged victorious.
How I wish you’re still here to coach and cheer me in my three to six months fight against drugs and criminality. I’m nervous, Pa. So please pray for me and the PNP. I may win or I may lose. But I sincerely dedicate this fight to you. I miss you, Pa. Happy Father’s Day.”
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