Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa broke down in tears earlier than Senate probers Tuesday as he repeatedly refuted the assertions of Sen. Risa Hontiveros on a supposed coverage of systematic killing of police personnel in opposition to drug personalities.
Dela Rosa cried anew simply as when Hontiveros requested in regards to the PNP’s long-term answer to the reported summary killings in course of finishing up the President’s marketing campaign in opposition to unlawful medication.
The PNP chief reacted strongly, admitting earlier than the Senate committee on public order and harmful medication that he felt alluded to within the statements of Hontiveros even when the senator emphasised that she was referring to President Duterte as being the alleged coverage of killing.
“Ang pagpuna ko sa pagsingil sa ganyang accountability sa ganyang polisiya ay mas mataas sa inyo, hindi po sa inyo,” Hontiveros stated.
“Hindi naman si President ang chief PNP eh. Hindi naman sya nagbibigay ng orders sa mga tao nag mag conduct ng operations so I felt alluded to na may ganun. Mamatay man ako dito sa inuupuan ko, wala kaming pinapairal na policy na malawakang pagpatay sa mga suspects. Mamatay ako ngayon ako dito your honor. Talagang walang policy na ganun your honor. Mamatay man ako ngayon!” an emotional Dela Rosa stated.
The PNP chief’s response was apparently triggered by Hontiveros’ statement that the deaths of minors within the warfare in opposition to medication are now not remoted incidents.
“Hindi rin ako naniniwala na hayok lang sa pagpatay ang ilan sa ating kapulisan. May polisiyang nagdidikta sa kultura ng patayan na nangyayari sa ating bayan. There’s a system to the killings. There’s methods to the madness,” Hontiveros stated earlier than Dela Rosa shed tears.
The senator additionally referred to as the eye of Dela Rosa that it was really the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) first famous that supposed sample or alleged coverage of killing.
“Your honor kung ma-prove yung policy, right now uuwi ako sa Davao, aalis ako sa chief PNP kung talagang may policy na ganun malawakang patayan,” Dela Rosa lamented.
He then turned defiant when requested by Hontiveros in regards to the police’ investigation report on the case of the killing Kian Loyd delos Santos saying that there gave the impression to be no want for it since Senate probers already prejudged the policemen-suspects.
Hontiveros, although talking in low-pitched voice, chastised Dela Rosa’s posturing saying that they anticipate extra from the chief PNP particularly in being skilled in coping with a co-equal physique or not less than in extending institutional courtesies that had been a long-standing custom.
“After all this, is an investigation by the Senate, hindi maaaring hindi mag submit dahil lang may gana tayo o walang gana. I am hoping that we will or all go the extra mile para mabigyan ng hustisya, hindi lang yung pagdinig ng Senado pero yung mga pamilya na nahahahap ng hustisya,” she stated.
“Yes I’m with u in that quest for justice at sana yung hustisya rin ng karamihan ng police ko nag nagta trabaho hindi rin sana madadamay sa sinasabi mo na coverage dahil I’m grieving for my majority of my males dahil yung buhay nilatapos i-accuse nyo kami ng coverage na ganun, masakit. Masakit ur honor. Magpakamatay kami para sa inosenteng tao
hindi. Sabihin nyo na coverage na malawakang pagpatay. Andyan si Lord nakikita alam Nya. I’m prepared to return to Davao, go dwelling pagka ma show mo yan ur honor. Masama ‘yung sabihin mo yung ganun. Dapat you need to be cautious additionally your honor. You know me personally your honor. You know me! You know me. Hindi ako papayag na gagamitin ang police sa masama,” Dela Rosa bewailed.
“Your honor sabihin ko sa yo, mamatay man ako ngayon, walang sinabi si President sa akin na pumatay kayo ng pumatay. Masakit sa akin dahil 175,000 na tauhan ko ngayon na nanonood sa akin. Paano ko depensahan yung organization ko na yung utak nyo sarado na, na may policy na pumatay kami na pumatay? Masakit po,” he added.
The PNP chief appealed to senators to chorus from making feedback or statements that are likely to precondition the thoughts of the general public on issues comparable to supposed state coverage on the killings of drug personalities.
It was gathered from committee chair, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, that Hontiveros’ late husband, Francisco, was a classmate of Dela Rosa in Philippine Military Academy (PMA).