Hontiveros' advice to Dela Rosa: Be professional, mature Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - July 10, 2019 - 2:20pm MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Risa Hontiveros advised Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa to be professional as he might lead hearings on extrajudicial killings linked to the so-called war on drugs. Hontiveros, however, reacted to the previous statement of Dela Rosa that unlike other senators, he will not hold "paepal-epal" hearings, or hearings for show. "Sino ba nag-drama (Who went into dramatics)?" Hontiveros said at the Kapihan sa Senado forum Wednesday. Dela Rosa once broke down in tears at the Senate when Hontiveros grilled him about a supposed pattern in the deaths of drug suspects. This hearing was in September 2017 following the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos and 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz. READ: Your words have weight of policy, Hontiveros reminds Duterte | Bato: … [Read more...] about Hontiveros’ advice to Dela Rosa: Be professional, mature
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MANILA- Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa took a swipe at critics of his bid for the revival of capital punishment Monday, saying searching for proof that it deters crime would lead the country nowhere. Dela Rosa, a former police chief, said his push for the revival of death penalty is not based on scientific research but rather on personal experience. "Sige lang sila proof. Proof nang proof, wala nang mangyayari dito sa ating bansa kung sige lang tayo," he said in an interview on ANC's "Headstart." (If they keep on searching for proof, nothing will happen to our country.) "Nagpapa-research pa ako. Once I have made the research, ipapakita ko sa kanila ang diperensiya. Hindi ito scientific research...Ang aking basehan ay personal experience," he said, noting his stint as corrections chief. (My order for a research is still ongoing. Once I have made the research, I will show them the difference. This is not scientific research. My basis is personal experience.) The neophyte lawmaker … [Read more...] about Dela Rosa: Why search for proof that death penalty deters crime?
MANILA - Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Thursday said “jueteng” is a lesser evil compared to the illegal drug trade, as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to go easy on the illegal numbers game. Duterte last week said he might as well let jueteng operations continue because many families depend on it to put food on the table. Dela Rosa echoed Duterte’s sentiment, saying some jueteng operators might just turn to the illegal drug trade if the government cracks down on the popular form of illegal gambling. “Alam mo si Presidente makipag-compromise sa lesser evil,” Dela Rosa said in a forum at the Senate. (The President just wants to reach a compromise by dealing with the lesser evil.) “Sa illegal gambling maraming nabubuhay. Sa drugs, maraming namamatay.” (In illegal gambling, many get to have livelihood. In drugs, people die.) In 2017, self-confessed Davao Death Squad leader Arturo Lascañas claimed Duterte … [Read more...] about ‘Jueteng’ a lesser evil compared to drugs: Dela Rosa
Dela Rosa on 3-year-old's death in drug bust: 'Shit happens' Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - July 4, 2019 - 3:24pm MANILA, Philippines — The death of a three-year-old girl in a police drug bust in Rodriguez, Rizal drew strong criticism from rights groups but Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, the nation’s former top cop, dismissed the demise of the girl, saying “shit happens.” Police claimed that the three-year-old girl was used as a human shield by his father—the subject of their drug bust operation—but her mother refuted this and said they were sleeping when the cops arrived. The cops said the girl’s father, Renato Dolorfina, was killed because he “fought back.” Senior Master Sergeant Conrado Cabigao, who went undercover for the operation, was also killed. Dela Rosa, who admitted that he did not know the details surrounding the child’s death, also … [Read more...] about Dela Rosa on 3-year-old’s death in drug bust: ‘Shit happens’
MANILA - Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Tuesday among the first bills he will file include one seeking the creation of a “Department of Corrections" to streamline government agencies tasked to manage the country’s jails. Dela Rosa, a former police and corrections bureau chief, said the department will combine the functions of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and provincial and city jails currently managed by local government units. Currently, the BuCor and BJMP are under the jurisdictions of the justice and interior departments, respectively. Dela Rosa said he would also file a bill making the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12 mandatory and another one making drug education a requirement among Grades 4 to 12 students. But Dela Rosa’s first bill in his first term as senator is the reimposition of death penalty for drug traffickers. He said he might push for firing squad as the … [Read more...] about ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa wants ‘Department of Corrections’