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Bato for senator?

12:03 AM December 07, 2016

There is talk that Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa may gun for a Senate seat in 2019. If he does, that could serve as a referendum on the public acceptability of the antidrug campaign of the Duterte administration.

As the lead implementer of the anti-illegal drug drive of the government, Dela Rosa’s success in the senatorial race could very well be a “thumbs-up”—symbolizing public approval of Mr. Duterte’s determination to wipe out the menace narcopolitics poses to this country.

But just a piece of unsolicited advice to the Philippine National Police chief: Be fair and humane to drug suspects, despite “Tokhang.”

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RAMON LEDESMA BOISER, Bangkal, Davao City

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