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Alvarez backtracks on call for PNP chief to resign

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by Ben R. Rosario and Philippine News Agency

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has backtracked on his call for Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to resign and said he should be given a chance to prove that he deserves the trust of President Duterte by cleansing the PNP of scalawags.

Alvarez said Dela Rosa should just devote his undivided attention to the task of eliminating the scalawags in the police force.

Alvarez made the statement after President Duterte said there is no need for Dela Rosa to resign and that “Bato” still enjoys his full trust and confidence.

PNP CHIEF AT DILG RITES – PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa at a press briefing following ceremonies in Camp Crame marking the 65th anniversary of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). There is a growing clamor for dela Rosa’s resignation over the kidnapping and killing of a South Korean in which several policemen have been implicated. (Rico Cruz | Manila Bulletin)

PNP CHIEF AT DILG RITES – PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa at a press briefing following ceremonies in Camp Crame marking the 65th anniversary of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). There is a growing clamor for dela Rosa’s resignation over the kidnapping and killing of a South Korean in which several policemen have been implicated. (Rico Cruz | Manila Bulletin)

“I have said my piece and I would have to agree with those who have suggested to give the Chief PNP a chance to fix the problems that the PNP is currently facing,” Alvarez said.

The House leader had earlier urged Dela Rosa to leave his post following reports that the Korean victim, Ick-Joo Jee, was killed “under his nose” inside the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, saying this is necessary to spare President Duterte from further embarrassment.

Alvarez, who attended the 55th birthday celebration of Dela Rosa in Camp Crame on Sunday along with the President, clarified that his call for the embattled PNP chief’s resignation was nothing personal. He said he respects the President’s decision.

“I would just like to clarify that there is a separation between our friendship and work. I was invited by Gen. Bato in his birthday party, so I went there as his friend,” Alvarez said.

“I and the House Speaker talked about it (the controversies), it’s okay. What have been talked about? It is just between me and the House Speaker. What have been said (by the House Speaker) it’s just part of his job,” Dela Rosa said.

The Speaker said the lower chamber is not likely to probe the killing of the Korean since the Senate is already poised to conduct such a probe on the strength of a resolution filed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson.

However, Alvarez gave assurance that the House of Representatives is ready to help in case the PNP would need legislative action to institute needed reforms in the country’s police organization.

Yesterday, Dela Rosa called on all police officers and men to get rid of drug syndicates and other evils of society. With a report from Anthony Giron)

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  • Mike_Realism

    This should serve as wake up call for Gen Bato, its high time to clean up your backyard. Your plight against drug will not be successful if you have scalawags in your own backyard. Stop throwing press release like the VP, and get your acts together. You can do much better if you concentrate on doing your job rather than giving press conference left and right. Do your duties and be strict about it, dont let the administration fail because of your short coming. The people still have your support but only when you are really serious in doing your job as the Gen of the Police force.

  • Sait Tonado

    This administration deserved an Oscar award for best acting in drama series.

  • Yolanda Santos

    Alvarez is correct in calling for the resignation of the incompetent Bato. But the psycho killer President has spoken and said he will keep his berdugo. So Alvarez has to back down.

    This corrupt administration under fentanyl addict Idioterte stinks.

    • Juan Nationalist

      TA-EH !!!

  • Erwin RC

    If quitting from his job as the top police officer is not in his book then he should effect change in the organization he is representing. Fire and file charges in court against bad cops who are supposed to protect the people from bad elements but they’re the criminals.

  • Harper

    Wish you would stop using the word scalawags. You make them sound like small boys up to mischief. You are talking about criminals and murders. Inside the jail now inside a Milirtary/PNP camp/ Right under Batmans Nose no less.

  • marivon

    Master dog has spoken, All the “tutas” will bow down and wag their tails. Everybody lives happily ever after.

  • Ray

    it’s as if speaker alvarez has a flawless house of representatives. funny he he

  • Juan Nationalist

    ViVa YeLLOW TA-EH .. IBALIk Si PNP ChieF PURISIKMA !!
    VIVA YELLOW TA-EH!