Alleged informant in leaked PDEA docs is dead — dela Rosa

Maila Ager 05/13/2024

MANILA,  Philippines – Senator  Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa revealed that the confidential informant tagged in the alleged leaked Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) documents is already dead. Dela Rosa said the informant was identified as a certain…

Dela Rosa confident Senate will approve ROTC bill

Charie Abarca 04/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident that the Senate will pass the Mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) bill, even if it does not receive unanimous support. “Ako, kung magka-botohan [ay] sure ako…

Dela Rosa considers war with China but admits: ‘Hindi naman natin kaya’

Maila Ager 03/28/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is already fed up with China’s persistent harassments in the West Philippine Sea, prompting thoughts of engaging in war with Beijing. But he knows, war is not an option.…

Dela Rosa on Marcos’ inclusion in drug list: ‘No idea ako’

Charie Abarca 01/31/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Former national police chief turned senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa did not  give a categorical answer on whether or not President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was on the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) drug…

‘Sing nat’l anthem 1,000 times’: Dela Rosa says pro-ICC Filipinos don’t love PH

Charie Abarca 01/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos who are in favor of the investigation by the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) should be made to sing the Philippine national anthem 1,000 times to revive their love for the country, said Senator…

Bato dela Rosa admits: ‘I am afraid of going to jail’

Charie Abarca 01/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa admitted that he is afraid of going to jail, anxious that he may not see his grandchildren if it happens. His remarks came as speculations abound that investigators of…

‘Wala kang aabuting gasgas’: Dela Rosa presses Teves to surface

Maila Ager 04/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Suspended Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. will not get even a scratch on his body if he surfaces and face all accusations against him here in the Philippines, Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa…

Looc fire victims receive more aid

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/30/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—A few national government officials visited the fire victims of Sitio Paradise in Barangay Looc here on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Senators Christopher “Bong” Go, Imee Marcos, Bato dela Rosa, and representatives of other national…

The same thing over and over again

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 10/11/2021

Days after the deadline for filing of candidacy, the atmosphere is more politically charged than ever and social media is filled with presidential candidates and their supporters taking swipes at different camps. Mayor Isko Moreno himself had…

Confirmed: US voids Senator Bato dela Rosa’s visa

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 01/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa confirmed Wednesday that his US visa had been canceled. Dela Rosa, in separate text messages to reporters, disclosed that his US visa had been canceled and was told to…

US visa canceled? Dela Rosa would rather go to China

Marlon Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/17/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — If Uncle Sam won’t allow him to see the Statue of Liberty, there’s always the Great Wall of China. Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Monday admitted that he’s disheartened by “rumors” that…

Shit happens, Bato says after a child got killed in drug bust

07/05/2019

  After a 3-year-old girl was fatally shot in a police antidrug operation, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Thursday said policemen did not want to harm innocent civilians, but “shit happens” in an “imperfect world.” Dela…

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