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Lacson questions ending VFA to get Dela Rosa's visa back

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:11 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Supreme Court needs to 'act soonest' on whether a two-third vote by the Senate is needed to terminate international treaties

PH-US WAR GAMES. This file photo shows US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces in an Amphibious Landing operation as part of the 2015 Balikatan Exercises. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

After canceled U.S visa, Dela Rosa may face 'far bigger problems' – HRW

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy Director John Sifton says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, one of the architects of the government's bloody drug war, 'may still have a date with justice'

Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa speaks to media on the cancellation of his US visa on January 22, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa confirms U.S. visa canceled

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:23 PM

(UPDATED) 'Basta mag-apply lang daw ako uli kung gusto ko, kasi the present visa was canceled,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, the architect of the Duterte administration's drug war

VISA CANCELLED. Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa's visa to the United States has been cancelled. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa says no word yet from U.S. on supposed visa cancellation

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The senator and former police chief says he has yet to receive official communication that his US visa was cancelled over human rights violations in the government's war on drugs

CHIEF OPERATOR. Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa was the chief operator of the government's war on drugs when he was police chief from July 2016 to April 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa says rebels only using peace talks to recruit fighters

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:53 PM

'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator

NO TO PEACETALKS. Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa says there shouldn't be any peace talks with communist guerillas anymore. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa says Robredo should be at the 'forefront' of war vs drugs

Nov 12, 2019 - 2:07 PM

'Mahirap yung you are leading the war inside an air-conditioned room,' says ex-top cop and now Senator Ronald dela Rosa

FOREFRONT. Senator Ronald dela Rosa says Vice President Leni Robredo should join anti-illegal drug raids. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

VP as drug czar? Pimentel says job for Duterte's alter ego only

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Former top cops-turned-lawmakers Senators Panfilo Lacson and Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa believe that only the President has 'sufficient authority' over law enforcement officials

DRUG CZAR? President Rodrigo Duterte claims he will make Vice President Leni Robredo as drug czar for 6 months. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Dela Rosa slammed for vaccine remark: ‘Hindi comedy bar ang Senado!’

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'Are drug wars created so that you, the PNP, and your backers can make money too?' asks one netizen

Dela Rosa: Are outbreaks created so vaccines make money?

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine's Celia Carlos takes the question seriously and says they have checks and policies in place to prevent 'untoward things' from happening

File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa says 'ninja cops' list should be made public

Sep 24, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Ronald dela Rosa vouches for the integrity of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, clearing him of links with cops who recycle drugs seized during operations

NO LINKS. Senator Ronald dela Rosa clears PNP chief Oscar Albayalde from links to 'ninja cops' involved in drug recycling. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] BuCor Senate hearings: Bakit pinalusot si Bato at Faeldon?

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The GCTA law is a complicated mess. BuCor is neck-high in corruption allegations. We can do without the politicking and vendetta, Senators.

4 Supreme Court aspirants say Interpol cannot arrest Joma

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:29 PM

Four Court of Appeals associate justices say international legal conventions on political refugees protect the Communist Party of the Philippines founder from arrest over a murder case filed in 2007

Dela Rosa urges Comelec to cancel registration of party-list groups with CPP 'links'

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Senator Ronald dela Rosa claims Bayan Muna, Gabriela, ACT Teachers, Kabataan, and Anakpawis 'are using democracy to destroy democracy'

ANTI-INSURGENCY DRIVE. Senator Ronald dela Rosa asks the Commission on Elections what can be done to address party-lists with supposed links to the CPP and NPA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa eyed power to release convicts as BuCor chief – Guevarra

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:09 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says a letter coming from the Bureau of Corrections sometime in 2018 asked for the power to grant early release to convicts

PRISONS CHIEFS. Two former BuCor chiefs now senator Ronald dela Rosa, right, and the controversial Nicanor Faeldon before the resumption of the inquiry into the release of convicts through GCTA ON September 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Año: Even Bato dela Rosa should be probed in GCTA mess

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The DILG secretary says, all former chiefs of the Bureau of Corrections should be investigated

EX-BUCOR CHIEFS. Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa and sacked Nicanor Faeldon, along with other former chiefs of the Bureau of Corrections, may face probes into their actions that led to the release of heinous crimes convicts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa, Hontiveros demand 'serious' probe into Negros vigilante group

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says the death of 5 of the 15 people in vigilante group Kagubak's hit list 'confirms that the hit list is real'

PROBE CALLED. Senator Ronald dela Rosa is alarmed about a kill list allegedly used by an alleged anti-communist group. File photo by Angie De Silva

'What militarization?' AFP defends planned presence in schools

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The military says soldiers would be 'engaging' students during information campaigns and lectures, not curtailing their academic freedom

WHAT MILITARIZATION? AFP Spokeperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo at a press conference on security issues at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa flares up at activist during ROTC hearing

Aug 22, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The senator flies into a rage when a youth activist contrasted the possible release of rape-murder convict Antonio Sanchez, with killings in the war on drugs

UPSET. Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa after the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture hearing on the ROTC Act for Senior High School on August 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Dapat binitay na siya noon,' says Bato dela Rosa on rapist-murderer Sanchez

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Lawmakers want a review of the Bureau of Correction's computation on rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez's good conduct time

CONVICT. Rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez (center) may not step out of the New Bilibid Prison soon. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

'Umuwi na kayo,' Bato dela Rosa tells minors who joined the Left

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Senator Ronald dela Rosa also denies allegations that he is using parents to advance the government's anti-Left agenda

MISSING? Senator Ronald dela Rosa presides the Senate inquiry on the 'missing' children recruited by the leftist groups. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa wants 'more regular' police patrols in PUP

Aug 07, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Senator Ronald dela Rosa also says schools should 'police their ranks' to check if teachers are responsible for the radicalization of their students

'RADICALIZED'. Gemma Labsan shed tears as she shared how her daughter left her to join a militant youth group. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections

NEW. Winning senators proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Isinumpa ang lipunang kapos ang pagmamahal sa mga bata

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Sa susunod na matuwa kayo sa halakhak ng musmos na anak, kapatid o pamangkin – alalahanin sina Myka at Danica – hindi sila istatistika lamang

Dela Rosa says he won't hold 'epal' Senate hearings

Jul 04, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'Papakita ko sa kanya paano dapat mag-Senate hearing,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa of the fellow senator who supposedly disrespected him during a Senate hearing on the war on drugs

STILL HURT. Senator Ronald dela Rosa says he felt disrespect when he attended a Senate hearing on war on drugs when was still the Philippine National Police chief. Photo by Angie de Silva

'Shit happens': Collateral damage in police ops can't be avoided says Bato

Jul 04, 2019 - 3:28 PM

On the death of the 3-year-old child during a drug operation, Senator Ronald dela Rosa says: 'Ikaw pulis ka, gusto mo bata matamaan? Never.'

PROBE. Scene of the Crime Operatives at a crime scene in Caloocan City, Spetember 30, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bato: Death penalty bill for drug trafficking 'not anti-poor'

Jul 04, 2019 - 2:11 PM

'Deterrence talaga 'yan. Sampolan natin. Firing squad natin sa Luneta. Tignan natin kung maghakot sila ng shabu dito satin,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa on his version of death penalty bill

NEOPHYTE. Senator Ronald €œ'Bato'€ dela Rosa faces the Senate media at the weekly forum of Kapihan sa Senado on July 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

CA Justice Bato supports same-sex marriage in SC application

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. Court of Appeals Justice Ramon Bato Jr expresses support for same-sex marriage, citing equal protection clause in his interview with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 25, 2019, for a justice position at the Supreme Court. Screenshot from JBC

Bato dela Rosa won't inhibit from Senate EJK probe: 'Ako ba pumatay?'

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa, who is poised to chair the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs in the 18th Congress, says he would 'not be biased' since he was no longer a cop

NOT INHIBITING. Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa says he will not inhibit from investigations on the bloody war on drugs. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Davao boys to push for death penalty in Senate

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:37 PM

'Marami tayong kakampi diyan. Ngayon, tulungan na kami,' says incoming Senator Ronald dela Rosa on the prospects of passing a law reimposing death penalty

DAVAO BOYS. Senators-elect Christopher Go and Ronald dela Rosa talks to reporters on their 'first day of school' as they attended the orientation on the inner workings of the institution. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LOOK: Senate newbies attend 'first day of school'

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Senate neophytes receive briefings on the inner workings of the institution

NEW SENATORS. Senators-elect Imee Marcos, Ronald dela Rosa, Christopher Go, and Francis Tolentino attend the orientation on June 25, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

'Some People Need Killing' | Part 1

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:37 AM

How a Manila gang finds the license to kill

Ghosts of an anomalous past: Cases, controversies hounding new senators

May 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

A number of the new senators also have their share of controversies, including being accused of violating certain laws and becoming subjects of investigations

Newly elected senators of the recent National and Local Elections are proclaimed today, May 22, 2019, at the Philippine International Convention Center. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa says he knows how to craft laws: 'I'm a PhD holder'

May 22, 2019 - 6:15 PM

'Kung anong batas ang dapat gawin, 'yung batas ba na walang kwenta o batas ba na kapaki-pakinabang, alam ko na po 'yun,' says senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa

PHD HOLDER. Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa says his dissertation comprised of studying policy. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dela Rosa sought Duterte's 'guidance’ before Senate proclamation

May 22, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa recalls asking the President: 'Sir, any advice, any guidance, bago ako papasok sa Senado?'

INDEPENDENT? Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa says he asked for President Rodrigo Duterte's advice and guidance before he was proclaimed as an incoming senator. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Incoming senator Dela Rosa seeks lawmaking seminars

May 15, 2019 - 12:10 AM

'Ewan ko kung meron bang seminar d'yan, or ano bang training d'yan para matutuhan ko kung paano gawin 'yung batas, kung paano gawin 'yung trabaho sa Senado,' the fifth-ranking senatorial candidate says

QC local candidates headed by QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte hosted the Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates in their campaign caravan at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City. Thousands attended the event as Hugpong ng Pagbabago Mayor Sarah Duterte pledge to support the Serbisyo ng Bayan’s local candidates in the coming midterm elections. February 28, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The Davao boys are headed to the Senate

May 14, 2019 - 7:40 AM

In their first bid for public office – national position, at that – Duterte disciples Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa get enough votes to land them in the top 5

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and other senatorial candidates at a campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. Representing Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is his wife Kathryna (third from right) while representing former Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino is his sister Analyn Tolentino (second from right). ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After rape-slay of Cebu girl, Duterte warns drug addicts of 'most dangerous time'

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:46 PM

During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, the President denounced the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan

DEATH PENALTY. At the PDP-Laban rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, on March 13, 2019, senatorial bet Ronald dela Rosa (shaking hands with President Duterte) reiterates his stand to restore capital punishment for drug-related crimes. Malacañang photo

Sara Duterte calls Robredo ‘fake VP’ | Midday wRap

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:17 PM

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Dela Rosa jokes to crowd: Clap your hands or face Tokhang

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:09 AM

'Kung ayaw 'nyo pumalakpak, bukas ipa-Tokhang ko kayo sa pulis,' says the former police chief who masterminded the controversial Oplan Tokhang

QC local candidates headed by QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte hosted the Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates in their campaign caravan at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City. Thousands attended the event as Hugpong ng Pagbabago Mayor Sarah Duterte pledge to support the Serbisyo ng Bayan’s local candidates in the coming midterm elections. February 28, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

11 senators sign recommendation to lower age of criminal responsibility | Midday wRap

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:24 PM

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'Pelikula lang?' Directors, critics hit 'Bato' movie

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:14 AM

The movie about the former PNP chief's life screens just before the official campaign period begins – skirting rules on premature campaigning

Dela Rosa: Biopic will 'prop-up' Senate run

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The movie airs two weeks before the 2019 campaign period begins

BATO MOVIE. Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa poses with the stars and producers of the movie about his own life. Rappler photo

Robin Padilla almost did not make Bato movie

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Robin says he has no plans of joining politics

Robin Padilla calls Bato dela Rosa's story a 'Cinderella Man' tale

Jan 25, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Robin Padilla says Bato and Manny Pacquiao's stories have similarities

Lake Buhi, Lake Bato reach alarm level due to heavy rain

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Lake overflow is 'still threatening' nearby areas, says PAGASA

HOAX: Ronald dela Rosa 'held at airport,' 'persona non grata' in U.S.

Dec 15, 2018 - 7:25 PM

A Facebook user supplies an unsubstantiated caption for some pictures of the ex-Bureau of Corrections chief and 2019 senatorial aspirant who went to the United States

Screenshot of a Facebook post claiming that Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa had been 'held' in a US airport because he was 'persona non grata.'

Priority bills of Senate bets cover death penalty, tax suspension

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections

PRIORITIES. Senatorial aspirants Gary Alejano, Serge Osmeña, Francis Tolentino, Juan Ponce Enrile, Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Bato dela Rosa, and JV Ejercito joins CNN Philippines senatorial debate on December 2, 2018. File photos by Rappler

Dela Rosa heckled at CNN Philippines senatorial forum

Dec 02, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Critics jeer at Ronald dela Rosa, former police chief of President Rodrigo Duterte, while he explains his push for the return of the death penalty

BuCor chief Ronald dela Rosa during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Justice and its attached agency on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Coast Guard tells owner to remove sunken vessel off Boracay

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

The LCT Bato Twin, which sank last November 4, poses a danger to passing ships

RESPONSE. A Philippine Coast Guard multi-role response vessel arrives in Caticlan, Aklan on April 23, 2018. Photo from the Department of Transportation

12 rescued as cargo ship sinks off Aklan

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says the 12 were aboard cargo ship LCT Bato Twin, which was carrying sand and gravel to Boracay