Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Duterte extends the term of PNP Chief to address "unfinished tasks"

The President takes note of those who is productive and most of all trustworthy among his official family.

Barely a week when Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa was conferred the 'Bintang Bhayangkara Utama' (the ultimate protector of the state and the people) or Medal of Honor- which is considered the highest award given by the Indonesian President to a police officer, PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa will just have to stay a little bit longer as a top policeman of the country.

Police Director General Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa (photo credit to owner)
"To the very famous and popular General Bato: thank you for your rockstar-like inspiration to the Indonesian national police and the Indonesian people on how to fight the war on drugs," was the remarks made by Indonesian Police Chief Tito Karnavian. And the conferment  of the highest  state award was a ‘first’ to be given to a non-Indonesian official.    .

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes note of capabilities and achievements of his PNP Chief that he will extend anew the term of the Philippine National Police Director.

PNP Director General Ronald “Bato’ dela Rosa was supposed to end his career and retire from the police service this coming April.

During a speaking engagement the President announced that he will be extending Dela Rosa’s term primarily because the PNP Chief enjoys his trust and confidence.

"The police has always been a problem...There are scoundrels, scalawags in every organization. That is why the PNP (chief) now who is supposed to retire on the 24th of April, and because he enjoys my trust and confidence, I will extend his term for a little bit longer," Duterte said during the oath-taking of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Phil) Inc. in Malacañang palace.

It was later clarified during a separate interview with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea that the extension of the PNP Chief may be for another three months.

Ronald dela Rosa, is a graduate of the  Philippine Military Academy class 1986,  and will reached his mandatory retirement age of 56 on Jan. 21, 2018. 

It expected that the PNP Chief will wrap up in the extended term some “unfinished tasks.”

The PNP Chief was reported to be the next head of the Bureau of Corrections once he retires from the police service.

 Report from PhilStar