Walang masabi: Duterte calls Bato Dela Rosa ‘fundamentally honest’
President Rodrigo Duterte descibed his former Philippine National Police chief and senatorial candidate Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa as a “fundamentally honest” man.
In his speech during a campaign sortie in Bacolod, the President said Dela Rosa exemplified a “good cop” who can say no to gifts even when everyone else is accepting.
“Ito namang si Bato, Bato is fundamentally honest. I’m using the word “fundamentally” kasi itong mga pulis tumatanggap talaga ‘to. Alam mo na pulis na ‘yung Christmas magpadala ng lechon karamihan ‘yan mga Intsik, ‘yan padala ng mga gifts, ganon. Tinatanggap nila ‘yan,” Duterte said.
“Pero honest talaga ‘yan (Bato),” the President added.
The President also pitched how Dela Rosa instilled discipline among his men when he was the chief of police in Davao City, making him a good choice for senator in the May 13 polls.
“Kaya itong si Bato, nambubugbog ito ng pulis. Kasi ako binubugbog ko eh. Alam nila ‘yan pagdating sa akin sigurado ‘yan, bugbog ‘yan,” Duterte said.