"President Duterte Extended my Term Until April 21" - General Bato

Director General Ronald Dela Rosa (CTTO)

Fresh News: Director General Ronald Dela Rosa will serve as the Philippine National Police Chief until April 21 this year upon President Rodrigo Duterte's request.

In a media preparation on Tuesday, Dela Rosa affirmed the augmentation of his term and said he has gotten a duplicate of a letter from the President requesting that he fill in as the leader of the PNP until April, three months after his booked retirement on January 21, when he turns 56.

Dela Rosa drove a great part of the drug war as PNP chief, until the point that the crusade was exchanged to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in October.


Ronald Marapon dela Rosa, was born on January 21, 1962. He is also known as Bato dela Rosa and has been the incumbent Director General of the Philippine National Police since July 1, 2016.

He then served as the chief of the Davao City Police Office from January 2012 to October 2013 under Mayor Sara Duterte & then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in office from June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2016.

After serving as Davao City Police Chief, Dela Rosa was assigned to the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame where he worked for the PNP Intelligence Group from October 2013 to December 2014.


On July 1, 2016, he was officially sworn in as the 21st chief of the Philippine National Police while being promoted to Director-General, the highest-ranked PNP officer.

President Duterte and General Dela Rosa had known each other since 1986. He has described Pres. Duterte as "the greatest influence" in his career. In fact, during his wedding, then-Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte stood as one of his principal sponsors.


From then on, the two men, worked hand in hand in full throttle campaign against illegal drugs and other crimes.

Meanwhile, President Duterte prior said he has not discovered a substitution for Dela Rosa yet. But in any case, the PNP Chief said he will suggest three-star and two-star commanders to the President.

General "Bato" Dela Rosa has been said to head the Bureau of Corrections after his duty in the PNP.

SourceCNN, Wikipedia

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