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Sep 03, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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Tanauan mayor killed, Bato visit to Guam, Pope kiss hoax | Midday wRap

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

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Guam lawmakers cancel meeting with Dela Rosa

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:35 PM

Guam Senator Telena Nelson says the planned visit would send 'the wrong message,' given former top cop Ronald dela Rosa's role in the Philippines' bloody anti-drug campaign

BAD MESSAGE? A Guam legislator says inviting Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa 'sends a bad message. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sara Duterte’s party to back Dela Rosa, Bong Go, JV Ejercito in 2019

Jun 30, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says Hugpong ng Pagbabago is ready to endorse the 3 allies of her father, should they decide to run in next year's Senate race

PARTY LEADER. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) is ready to endorse 2019 senatorial elections candidates. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

BuCor chief Dela Rosa wants death penalty for all drug offenses

May 12, 2018 - 8:40 PM

'Basta lahat na pertaining to drugs, dapat lahat tapusin na 'yan,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa

DEATH PENALTY. BuCor chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa says he wants death penalty for anyone involved with illegal drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa: I want to run for senator, but...

May 09, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'Ako, Senado, kung ako'ng masusunod ah,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa after being asked to choose between running for senator or governor

SENATOR 'BATO'? Ronald dela Rosa at his first flag raising ceremony as Bureau of Corrections chief. Sourced photo

Duterte magic to be tested in 2019 Senate race

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Next year's elections will test if President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement is the magic that can give his relatively unknown allies a fighting chance

DUTERTE MAGIC? The 2019 senatorial elections will test if the charisma of President Rodrigo Duterte's charisma will rub off on his  chosen candidates. Malacañang file photo

Duterte hails Dela Rosa for 'unprecedented accomplishments' as PNP chief

Apr 19, 2018 - 7:11 PM

'Through his visionary leadership, General Dela Rosa was able to steer our police force to great heights in the past 21 months,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

TRUSTED COP. President Duterte troops the line in Camp Crame with Ronald dela Rosa. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa dares HRW to take him to court: 'Puro kayo dakdak'

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:42 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is set to retire on Thursday, April 19, after completing a term marred by allegations of human rights violations

RETIRING SOON. PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa at a press conference at Camp Crame Headquarters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: PNP's P435-M Bell helicopter takes off

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The helicopter is set to be used for disaster response, humanitarian deployments, and air support for ground troops

FINALLY FLYING. The PNP gets its BELL helicopter, 3 months earlier than ecpected. Rappler screengrab

Dela Rosa cries in goodbye message to PNP: 'I did everything I could'

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:48 AM

Outgoing PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa cries in thanking and apologizing to the 180,000-strong police force

IN TEARS. Outgoing PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa cries in his last Camp Crame flag raising speech. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa set to bid goodbye to PNP

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa will retire from the police service on Thursday, April 19 – the culmination of a week full of farewells

BATO'S GOODBYE. Ronald dela Rosa is set to give his last goodbyes as PNP chief this week. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dela Rosa's advice to Albayalde: Love your PNP subordinates

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'You love your subordinates because they will love you in return,' says outgoing Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

CARE FOR COPS. Outgoing top cop Dela Rosa and incoming top cop Albayalde visit stationed police in Metro Manila. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Oscar Albayalde is next PNP chief – Duterte

Apr 05, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Oscar Albayalde, current Metro Manila police chief, will take over the post of Ronald dela Rosa

PNP Academy beating caught on video may just be 'celebratory' – Dela Rosa

Apr 02, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Even the PNP's top officials trade blows in jest, says Director General Ronald dela Rosa, who then demonstrates 'playful' punches during a press briefing

IN JEST. PNP chief Dela Rosa demonstrates how he punches fellow generals to greet them. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP chief Dela Rosa: Academy hazings made me who I am today

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:14 AM

''Yung lahat ng dinaanan kong paghihirap, diyan ako naging disiplinado at diyan ako naging director ngayon,' says Dela Rosa

WHAT DOES IT TAKE? PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa speaks at a press conference at Camp Crame Headquarters on Monday, March 26, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa's son might get kicked out from PNP Academy

Mar 22, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The son of top cop Ronald dela Rosa must pass two 'removal exams' or face dismissal from the Philippine National Police Academy

GENERAL'S SON. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa's only son Rock enters the academy. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP to issue 'guidelines' on subpoena powers

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The guidelines will be limited to how policemen will serve subpoenas, says PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan

JUST A VISIT. Cops go around Tondo, Manila to exhibit its relaunched Oplan Tokhang. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP to DOJ: Reverse dismissal of Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa charges

Mar 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa vows to use 'all legal remedies' to hold the suspected big-time drug personalities liable

FOR APPEAL. Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa presents Kerwin Espinosa to reporters. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Subpoenas intended for 'wealthy' and 'well-learned' – PNP CIDG chief

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Roel Obusan quashes fears that the subpoena will be used against the poor and defenseless

CIDG CHIEF. Director Roel Obusan speaks to reporters about the PNP's new subpoena powers in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

No rules to issue subpoenas, 'conscience' is enough – PNP chief Dela Rosa

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) The PNP refuses to put guidelines on issuing subpoenas

DELA ROSA. PNP chief Dela Rosa says 'conscience' is enough when it comes to filing subpoenas. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

UN probers need Duterte clearance for drug war documents – Dela Rosa

Mar 05, 2018 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) Seeking the President's nod before sharing drug war documents is not new in the PNP under Director General Ronald dela Rosa

DUTERTE NOD NEEDED. PNP chief Ronald del Rosa says he would ask for Duterte's order to share documents before he shares drug war documents with any UN investigator. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Forever PNP chief? There are 'better officers' to replace me – Dela Rosa

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Ronald dela Rosa says he would rather step down sooner than be PNP chief 'indefinitely' so other 'better' generals could take on the position

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa vows to serve Duterte until his last breath

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:51 PM

President Duterte wants him to finish what they have started in the fight against illegal drugs, says PNP chief Dela Rosa

MIXED FEELINGS. File photo of PNP Chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa who appointment was extended again. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa's term as PNP chief can be extended indefinitely – Napolcom

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

(UPDATED) Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao tells Rappler that under 'present conditions', Ronald dela Rosa can serve as long as the President wants him to, even indefinitely

PNP CHIEF LONGER? Napolcom says the unlifted state of national emergency allows Duterte to extend Dela Rosa as PNP chief for as long as he wants. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte to extend Dela Rosa's term 'a little bit longer'

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM

'I would need somebody still to continue with the reforms,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, explaining why he wants to further extend the term of Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa during the turnover ceremony of the 20 units of Mitsubishi Montero Patrol Vehicles at Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. in Cebu City on February 12, 2018. Also in the photo are Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Will Dela Rosa get another term extension?

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte can extend the term of Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa up to January 21, 2019

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Submitting drug war documents will endanger cops' lives – Dela Rosa

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:37 PM

'Alam mo na ang pag-disclose ng mga pangalan, hindi lang ma-e-endanger ang buhay mo, kundi pati pamilya mo,' PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says of cops who joined drug war operations

NO SHARING. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa was called to the Supreme Court to defend the regularity of their anti-drug operations. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa's 2018 call to cops: Let's bring back PNP's good image

Jan 13, 2018 - 4:36 PM

'Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past,' says Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

Dela Rosa admits cops demanded money to remove names from drug list

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The PNP chief warns policemen against the illegal practice as the organization prepares to revive its Oplan Tokhang in January – their 3rd try with the campaign

NEW TOKHANG? Dela Rosa asks PNP's top officials to conduct Tokhang differently once they return. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

Dela Rosa 'elated' by ranking in Senate race surveys

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:42 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says his ranking in the latest surveys on potential senatorial candidates in the 2019 elections reflects the people's 'trust' in him

Sara Duterte joins Magic 12 in 2019 Senate race surveys

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:36 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio joins the list dominated by reelectionist and returning senators

PRESIDENTIAL IN-LAW. Lawyer Manases Carpio (right) with wife, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio. Malacañang file photo

10 months since arrest, DOJ still amending case vs De Lima

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile

Senator Leila De Lima wave to supporters as she arrives for her hearing on the case filed against her on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison at the Muntinlupa RTC on October 13, 2017.

New drug war deadline? 'Give me another year' – Duterte

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The President says he will no longer respond to criticisms of his drug war by human rights groups

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through the report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as he explains the effect of various illegal drugs while delivering his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dela Rosa no-show in Supreme Court EJK hearing

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The PNP chief is in New York for an 'anti-terrorism conference', says Solicitor General Jose Calida

ABSENT. PNP chief Dela Rosa faces reporters outside the Supreme Court main building. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa on his first Supreme Court appearance: 'Hindi emotional'

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Hindi emotional, wala masyadong emotions dito,' says the PNP chief after the Supreme Court oral arguments on the war on drugs

CONFIDENT. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa was called to the Supreme Court to defend the regularity of their anti-drug opeations. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

'Narco cops' spoiled PNP-led drug war, says Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police should have gone through internal cleansing before its all-out war on illegal drugs

REGRET. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa shares to reporters what he thinks was their mistake in leading the war on drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rape cases have gone up since PNP left drug war – Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:56 PM

'That's a glaring reality,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RAPE CASES ON THE RISE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) tells reporters in Camp Crame on November 17, 2017, that rape cases have been on the rise since the police were taken out of the war on illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa advises Grab: Think about security, not money

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:03 PM

This comes after a model Grab driver was killed by no less than the passenger who booked him

ONE-ON-ONE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks with Grab country head Brian Cu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Scalawag cops will answer to the Lord, Dela Rosa tells Catholic Church

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Kung ikaw ay pulis gagawa ka ng krimen ay mananagot ka kay lord, at kung ikaw naman ay pari at gumagawa ka ng kasinungalingan, mananagot ka rin kay lord,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

SAME PRAYER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops also want to bring justice to Filipinos. Rappler file photo

Bato dela Rosa to newbie cops: You'll get double pay by 2018

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

If Congress allows it, a PO1 will receive a monthly salary of P29,668 by January 2018

If 'elected president,' Dela Rosa to quadruple retirees' pay

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:05 PM

'Antayin 'nyong mag-presidente si Bato, quadruple ang sweldo ninyo,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

IN PHOTOS: Halloween party pokes fun at Duterte admin

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Meet Miss Ogyny, Miss Information, and other characters at the Halloween party called 'Gabi ng Lagim sa Panahon ni Duterte'

HALLOWEEN. EveryWoman hosted a Halloween party "Gabi ng Lagim sa Panahon ni Duterte" on October 26. All photos by Toby Roca/Rappler

Año, Dela Rosa to focus on eliminating police scalawags

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he 'very much welcomes' the appointment of newly retired Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año to supervise the police

NEW JOB. Newly retired AFP chief General Eduardo Año will supervise the police

If VP wants to be president, 'let Duterte finish first' – PNP chief

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:17 PM

'Kung gusto niyang mag-presidente, subukan natin siya. Basta patapusin muna 'yung buong administration ni presidente,' says top cop Ronald dela Rosa

LOYAL COP. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa asks opposition leader Leni Robredo to wait for her turn at the presidency. Rappler file photo

Politics after PNP? Dela Rosa leaves it up to Duterte

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:02 PM

'Handa na ako magretire. Kung bigyan ng another trabaho, hindi ko rin pwedeng turn down si presidente,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

UP TO DUTERTE. Dela Rosa will step up if Duterte will need him. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

3 conditions when police can join PDEA drug war operations

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:33 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives the special circumstances needed when the PNP can join in illegal drug operations

EXCEPTION. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops can only join operations if PDEA agents are losing a gunfight. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

If crimes rise, I'll ask Duterte to order PNP back to drug war – Dela Rosa

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Will the PNP return to the drug war?

BE RIGHT BACK? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he will ask President Duterte to bring them back to the drug war front lines, if things go bad. Photo File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Barangay captain gunned down hours after PNP declares war vs riding-in-tandems

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Assailants riding a motorcycle kill Barangay 20 Captain Arnel Parce