Duterte to extend Bato’s term for 2 to 3 months
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would extend for about two to three months the term of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa who is set to retire on January 2018.
“I have the discretion to extend even beyond retirement age. Marami pa kasi akong gawin. I want to do some things in Mindanao of utmost importance and I need to extend the tour of duty of Gen. Dela Rosa to something like two to three months,” Duterte said, citing that Dela Rosa’s service was still needed in Mindanao.
Duterte said Dela Rosa could assume as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief after his extension expires.
“I will extend his tour of duty to something like two to three months. Once the projects are in place or operational or functional, then he goes to the BuCor,” he said.
Asked about Dela Rosa’s replacement, Duterte said he has not decided yet.
“Wala pa. I usually do not interfere. I don’t know. They have a sort of an entity wherein the PNP is tasked with reviewing the senior officers’ promotion parang board of generals,” he said.