Bato for senator?
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.”
RAMON LEDESMA BOISER, Bangkal, Davao City
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