Bato dela Rosa is president of newly formed PH Anti-Crime Council
MANILA, Philippines – Ronald dela Rosa is back to battle crime outside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
He was appointed as the first president of the newly formed Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines (ACCP), which was launched on Tuesday, May 29 during the first Philippine Anti-Illicit Trade Summit held at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati.
Dela Rosa served as the first police chief of President Rodrigo Duterte and is now the chief of the Bureau of Corrections, which houses the country's high-profile convicts.
What is the ACCP? It is a cooperation of law enforcement agencies, big private businesses, civic groups, the academe, and non-governmental organizations.
The council has yet to publish a list of its members, but its ceremonial launch had as its key speakers PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, Bureau of Customs Director Filemon Ruiz, and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
Officials here launch the Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines aiming first to stop smuggling across the country. pic.twitter.com/Y5J3Zcp4pi— Rambo Talabong (@rambotalabong) May 29, 2018
University of Asia and the Pacific trade scholar Rolando Uy also presented a study on smuggling in the Philippines.
All of them vowed to assist the council.
What will it do? According to its founder, business tycoon Jesus Lim Arranza, the group aims to battle "all crimes" that affect Filipinos.
It is expected to focus first on smuggling, which remains rampant in the Philippines. – Rappler.com