#PingSays: On ‘Bato’ dela Rosa heading the BuCor and possible discounts on political ads | Dec. 13, 2017


In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:

– the reported appointment of PNP chief dela Rosa to the BuCor upon his retirement

– House bill providing discounts on political ads

Quotes from the interview… 

On the reported plan to have PNP chief dela Rosa head the Bureau of Corrections upon his retirement:

“(Sa loob ng Bilibid), tuloy pa rin drug trade. Pag naroon si Bato, expect nila, teka muna baka kung itutuloy natin baka madisgrasya tayo.”

“Anything can happen because Bato, ang reputation niya has already preceded him. And I know him to be mission-oriented. Tapos pag binigyan ng mission yan no matter what he’ll accomplish it.”

“His mere presence there, yun lang na-assign siya roon, I think ang drug lords doon pinagiisip na kung paano, kung papatuloy pa nila ang drug trade or ititigil na nila. Kaya sabi ko in a way it could serve its purpose. Ang assignment niya baka matigil ang drug trade. Malaking bagay because kausapin ang PDEA. Every time meron silang mahuli sa labas they always trace it back to BuCor. Sa loob talaga nangggaling. Ang lines of communication, directions and instructions, nate-trace nila sa BuCor. Yan ang puno’t dulo.”

On a bill providing discounts for political ads:

“There’s a thin line between a political ad during election and accommodation sa government. Kasi kung election, it’s a way of informing the people kung anong kalibre ang kandidato. Subject to interpretation.”


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