This is the response of Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa to the threat of Human Rights Watch to file cases against him about alleged EJKs in the country.
Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, as an outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, was faced with many threats of human rights cases to be filed against him.
There have been many controversies during his leadership as a PNP Chief. A previous article enumerated the biggest controversies in the agency when he assumed the said position.
With that, Human Rights Watch reportedly will going to file cases against him and the group is willing to prove their allegations to the court, based on the article published in Pinoy Trending.
HRW wants him to take responsibility on the alleged extra judicial killing happening in the Philippines because of the administration’s war on drugs.
According to the claim of HRW, the war on drugs “resulted in the deaths of more than 12,000 men, women and children by police and police-backed vigilantes.”
The answer of Dela Rosa to this is, “Mag-file kayo ng kaso kung talagang totoo ang sinasabi nyo. Puro kayo dakdak ”
That was the strong conviction of the Director General when he was asked about it in an ambush interview on Wednesday.
He pointed out that the HRW did not took notice to the member of the PNP who were also killed during their encounter with drug suspects.
“Bakit ayaw nilang ibalita ang mga pulis ko na namatay sa engkwentro? Andaming pulis na namatay sa engkwentro. Bakit yung mga adik at pusher na namatay yan lagi pinagdadakdak?” Dela Rosa said.
The outgoing PNP chief also stresses out that cops who are proven to be abusive were given their due penalty.
“Look what we have done to these abusive policemen – those involved in Caloocan. We filed the case, kami mismo ang naghahabol sa kanila hindi namin pinagtatakpan,” he stressed out.
After President Rodrigo Duterte extended the term of Dela Rosa for three months, the outgoing PNP Chief will retire on April 19, based on the article.