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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.

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

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

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

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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

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

Ronald dela Rosa files candidacy for senator

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's first police chief vows to push for the reinstatement of the death penalty if he wins in the 2019 elections

RUNNING FOR SENATOR. Former PNP chief and current BuCor head Ronald dela Rosa files his candidacy for senator. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rice hoarders, Israeli lawmaker on Duterte, Robredo on rape | Evening wRap

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

Watch the midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

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