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Fellow senators hit Dela Rosa over 'shit happens' comment on kid's death

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nonchalance has no place in this situation,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson in response to the controversial comment of Senator Ronald dela Rosa

NEWBIE SENATOR. Senator Ronald dela Rosa faces the Senate media on July 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

IN PHOTOS: Pro-Duterte senators-elect take oath in Malacañang

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:03 PM

In two separate ceremonies, 8 Duterte-allied senators take their oath before the Chief Executive in the presence of their family and supporters

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go during the latter's oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Bato dela Rosa, Doc Willie Ong lead overseas race

May 15, 2019 - 3:02 AM

These are based on partial, unofficial counts from select areas abroad which used vote-counting machines

LEADING. Bato dela Rosa and Doc Willie Ong lead the unofficial and partial results of overseas voting. Photos by Angie de Silva/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

In 2019 campaign, Dela Rosa wins with his heart and Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Former police chief Ronald dela Rosa woos voters with his personality and association with President Rodrigo Duterte

IN THE LEAD. Ronald dela Rosa has a high chance of winning in the 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Si Bikoy at ang walong di dapat iboto

May 06, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Isang linggo na lang at eleksyon na. Gamitin natin ang balota upang tiyaking hindi makakapasok ang mga ito sa Senado.

At Angkas event, Grace Poe promises to fast-track legalizing motorcycle taxis

May 04, 2019 - 8:28 PM

'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe

RIDING COMMUNITY. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe appeals to the riding community to vote for her in the upcoming 2019 elections. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Dela Rosa: We're still far from a drug-free Philippines

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa led the first few years of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-illegal drug campaign whose campaign promise was eradicating drugs 'in 3 to 6 months'

Bato at Munti. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Should people who refuse to evacuate be arrested? Dela Rosa, Tañada face off

Apr 27, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The two are responding to a question on how the country can further reduce risk and improve response to natural disasters

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15

SOCIAL MEDIA. Leading senatorial candidates Lito Lapid, Grace Poe, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada have not registered their social media pages for the midterm polls as of April 15, 2019. Photos from senatorial bets' Facebook pages

Dela Rosa backtracks, now says okay to release drug war docs

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'Wala akong concern, wala akong 'tinatago, wala akong takot diyan,' says senatorial bet and former top cop Bato dela Rosa, after the Supreme Court ordered the release of drug war documents

ON DEATH PENALTY. Former Philippine National Police chief and senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa speaks during a Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Senate bets Enrile, Tolentino, Dela Rosa take the stage at Binays’ campaign kickoff

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay says they invited both administration and opposition senatorial candidates to their proclamation rally

BINAY AND ENRILE. Jejomar Binay accompanies former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile who delivered his campaign speech before Makati residents on Friday, March 29. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

In Cebu, Dela Rosa says Silawan murder proves death penalty needed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Though there is no proof that Christine Lee Silawan's murderer is a drug addict, Ronald Dela Rosa points to her death as a reason to impose death penalty against drug traffickers

ON DEATH PENALTY. Former Philippine National Police chief and senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa speaks during a Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

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

Dela Rosa on Chinese workers: Kung illegal, dapat gawing legal

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Former top cop Ronald dela Rosa says illegal Chinese workers should first be given a chance to comply with requirements before getting deported

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dela Rosa: I've never crafted laws but I've implemented countless

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Former police chief Ronald dela Rosa says his wealth of experience implementing laws will make up for his lack of legislative experience

Dela Rosa confident of PMA alumni support for Senate bid

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:29 AM

'Siguradong may boboto sa akin kaya hindi na ako mangangampanya dito,' says administration senatorial bet Ronald dela Rosa, who is attending the PMA homecoming as a member of Class 1986

NO CAMPAIGN.' Former top cop and now administration senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa speaks to the media on the sidelines of the Philippine Military Academy alumni homecoming in Baguio City on Februry 16, 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Duterte’s chosen ones: Who will benefit most from the President’s endorsement?

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018, reiterates that his administration remains committed to preserve and defend the most cherished democratic values in the country. Malacañang Photo

Dela Rosa says he has no legal liability for cops' mess during his term

Feb 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Ang aking pananagutan diyan ay konsensiya lamang. Ako'y nakokonsensiya dahil nangyayari 'yan during my time, says former Philippine National Police chief and now senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa

BuCor director Ronald dela Rosa in a media interviews before filing their Certificate of Candidacy at he Comelec office in Manila on October 12, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Gutoc asks Dela Rosa: What if your son was drug war collateral damage?

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:51 AM

The former police chief says if drug war victims and their families don't get justice on earth, they will get it in heaven

De Lima camp wants to haul Aquino, Bato, Aguirre to trial

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:50 PM

De Lima is arraigned on her 3rd and last drug charge, where she again refuses to enter a plea

DRUG CHARGES. Senator Leila de Lima attends her arraignment for her 3rd and last drug charge at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on February 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of LeiladeLima Comms

'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

Robin Padilla: Nego ongoing for Netflix series on Bato

Jan 31, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Robin plans the series would continue from where the 'Bato' movie left off

NETFLIX NEXT? Robin Padilla has grand plans for a series centered around former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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

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.'

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

Senate bets on drugs: Solve poverty or kill drug lords in Luneta?

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Duterte appointee Ronald dela Rosa wants drug lords shot in Luneta, while Duterte critic Gary Alejano says government should start by addressing poverty

WAR ON DRUGS. Crime scene investigators and media surround the dead body of a drug suspect. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Before filing COC, Dela Rosa waits for 'lucky' 11 am

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:42 PM

‘Wala namang masama kung maniwala ka sa feng shui, 'di ba?’ asks senatorial bet Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa as he filed his certificate of candidacy or COC

WITH FAMILY. Former Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa with daughter Marian (left) and wife Nancy, during the filing of his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 12, 2018 at the Commission on Elections office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nicanor Faeldon to take over Bureau of Corrections

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:58 PM

The former Bureau of Customs chief may soon be back to heading a government agency

NEW ROLE. OCD deputy administrator Nicanor Faeldon will now head the Bureau of Corrections. Malacanang file photo

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

Dela Rosa endorses classmate as BuCor successor

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:29 PM

'Malaking sapatos ang pupunuin natin,' says Melvin Ramon Buenafe, a Philippine Military Academy classmate of Ronald dela Rosa

Dela Rosa's advice to Trillanes? Go home

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:19 PM

'Wala naman talagang order na hulihin siya. Wala pang warrant,' says former Philippine National Police chief and now Bureau of Corrections head Ronald dela Rosa

Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa as new member of PDP-Laban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa, Faeldon, Phillip Salvador take oath with PDP-Laban

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his high survey ratings are a factor in his decision to run: 'Bakit naman magtatakbo-takbo ka kung di ka sigurado?'

OATH. New members of PDP-Laban take their oath before PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa to run for senator in 2019 because 'Duterte said so'

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:55 AM

'Sinabi sa 'kin ng Presidente, tumakbo ako. Eh di tatakbo ako,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa

SENATE BET. Bureau of Corrections chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa during the flag-raising ceremony at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Governor Dela Rosa in 2019? 'Senate run is still open'

Jul 17, 2018 - 9:28 PM

What position should Ronald dela Rosa run for in 2019?

2019 senatorial elections, Typhoon Gardo, Prince Louis baptism | Evening wRap

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:54 PM

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Grace Poe retains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey on 2019 race

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period

Senator Grace Poe during the MRT 3 issues hearing where former DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was questioned at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Kiko Pangilinan on lessons of fatherhood

Jun 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM

We ask real-life dads: What has fatherhood taught you?

Bato dela Rosa is president of newly formed PH Anti-Crime Council

May 29, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines is expected to focus on bringing down smuggling in the country

FIRST PRESIDENT. Ronald dela Rosa is appointed as the first leader of the Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines. Sourced photo

FACT CHECK: No transfer to Bilibid for De Lima unless convicted

May 23, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The supposed transfer is not even mentioned in the video. De Lima is still in Camp Crame.