“Yes, it has to stop!” PNP Chief Dela Rosa on Extrajudicial Killings

“Yes, it has to stop!” PNP Chief Dela Rosa on Extrajudicial Killings

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On Wednesday, July 20, the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on his visit at the New Bilibid Prison, he expressed his want to stop the extrajudicial killings that have been rampant in the recent weeks after the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

In his statement, he said,”Yes, it has to stop. Ako mismo, ayoko. Ayoko. Gusto ko man, kung tutuusin with the frustrations that we are getting right now…gusto kong gawin, but I will not do it because that is against the law.”

He had also said previously that the idea of an all-out war with the drug syndicates came into his mind, but knowing that it is against the law, he had always controlled himself from his impulse not to do so.

He said, “I am a police officer. I am the chief of the PNP. So I must uphold the law kahit na dito, kumukulo na dibdib ko, napipigilan ko pa rin.”

He added, “Although masaya tayo sa nangyayari, hindi pa rin natin mapabayaan dahil trabaho natin yan eh, ‘di ba?”

Since taking over the post on July 1, there are nearly 200 recorded deaths of drug personalities from police operations throughout the country. That figure does not include the other deaths from non-police encounters with these drug personalities.

“Tao lang ako, nagagalit ako, naiinis ako, napu-frustrate ako. But because of my connection to the Lord Almighty, naga-guide ako ano’ng tamang decision na gagawin kaya napipigilan ko ang frustration,” guiding the PNP personnel to direct their attention to God instead of being ruled by their uncontrolled passions to kill in an unlawful way.

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