PNP chief Bato is in Colombia to study their police practices against drug

  • Chief director-general Ronald dela Rosa is in Bogota, Colombia to attend “Counter-terrorism and Counter-narcotics Exchange Conference”
  • Dela Rosa led a three-man PNP delegation in the conference, which is organized by the United States Department of State
  • Dela Rosa had a meeting with Colombian National Police Chief Jorge Hernando Nieto
  • The PNP chief said that the “frequency, intensity, magnitude” of the government’s campaign against illegal drugs will remain the same

BOGOTA, Colombia – Philippine National Police chief director-general Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is in Bogota, Colombia, aiming to observe and learn the country’s police’s best practices and strategies in waging a war against illegal drugs.

An article by Coconuts Manila said Dela Rosa had a meeting with Colombian National Police Chief Jorge Hernando Nieto while he is staying in Bogota.

On the sideline of the meeting, Dela Rosa told reporters that the “frequency, intensity, magnitude” of the government’s campaign against illegal drugs will remain the same after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked an extension for his self-imposed six-month deadline.

“Kaya nga binigyan tayo ng extension ng another six months para matapos talaga ito. Paano natin matatapos kung mag-slowdown tayo?” Dela Rosa further said.

(“That’s why we were given a six-month extension to finish the drug campaign. How can we finish it if we slow down?”)

An article for the Update Philippines said that Dela Rosa led a three-man PNP delegation to the “Counter-terrorism and Counter-narcotics Exchange Conference” in Bogota, Colombia which is organized by the United States Department of State.

On Dela Rosa’s absence, Police Deputy Director General Francisco Uyami, Jr. was designated as PNP Officer-in-Charge (OIC), effective Sept. 19-23, 2016.

The PNP delegation left the Philippines via a regular commercial flight on Sunday evening. The main agenda of the conference are regional issues and concerns on emerging terrorist threats, including narco-terrorism and transnational drug trafficking.

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