'Bato' grateful for another term extension


Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday said he is grateful that President Rodrigo Duterte extended his term once again.

In a phone interview, Dela Rosa said he is elated that he still has the president's full trust.

"Paano ko ba i-describe yan, masaya dahil ang trust and confidence ni Presidente sa akin ay buo pa rin. Tuloy pa rin ang paglilingkod ko sa bayan. Magtatrabaho pa rin ako. Kesa naman wala naman ako gagawin," Dela Rosa told ABS-CBN News.


Dela Rosa said he was ready to step down after his supposed retirement from the service last January but Duterte extended his stint as PNP chief for another three months.

Dela Rosa said he could be extended up to a year.

"Supposed to be April 21. Kung extend niya pa ako, he has until January 21, 2019, pwede niya ako extend hanggang January 21. Kung one year ang extension," he said.

"Alam niya iyan na he can extend me up to one year, according to law ang basehan natin. Pwede niyang gawin 'yan. He is authorized by law up to January 21, 2019," he added.

In his announcement, Duterte hinted of missions that he tasked Dela Rosa to finish.

"Yung mission na 'yan? Mission na linisin pa ang PNP sa scalawags. Itong drugs, 'yan pa rin ang priority niya. Ipagpatuloy ko ang war on drugs. Atsaka yung problema natin sa terrorism atsaka itong sa NPA," Dela Rosa said.

He added that he knew many are aspiring and waiting for his retirement.

"If that is the case then wala akong magawa. Presidential prerogative, decision niya 'yan... Pero in as much as gusto ko silang pagbigyan, pero kung gusto ni {residente na magpatuloy pa ako, anong magagawa ko?" he said.

"Si Presidente naman ang may gusto na magpatuloy ako sa aking trabaho. Pagbigyan ko talaga siya, hindi ko siya iiwanan. Hanggang sa dulo ng walang hangganan, hindi ko siya iiwanan. Kung kinakailangan pa niya ang serbisyo ko, nandito lang ako."

For Dela Rosa, being a PNP chief is "a destiny."

"Yung pagiging chief PNP naman, that is destiny, kung hindi talaga para sa iyo, kahit na mag-insist ka. Kahit anong gawin mong paninira diyan sa naka-puwesto, para lang makuha mo ang puwesto na yan hindi talaga ibigay sayo. Pero kung para sa iyo, andiyan ka lang pero para sa iyo iyan, talagang, mapapasa-iyo ang puwesto na yan. Destiny iyan, nobody can create destiny, it's only God who can create destiny," he said.

"I am a good soldier and will do orders emanating from my boss. I am willing to serve him up to my last breath sa laki ng utang na loob ko sa kanya. Up to my last breath, pwede akong magserbisyo sa kanya."

Source: ABS-CBN
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