Bato: war vs drugs shifts to next level

Make no mistake about it, once he is elected to a seat in the Philippine Senate former PNP Director General Ronald Bato Dela Rosa (right) will legislate mea-sures that will restore death penalty for convicted drug lords and traffickers.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo   hosted Gen. Dela Rosa along with Councilors Michael Bandal,Lilani Ramon, Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Joe Kenneth Arbas, Estanislao Alviola and Liga ng mga Barangay President Dione Amores in a standing room only conference, Friday.

Dela Rosa reiterated his all- out support to the re-election of Mayor Remollo and of his allied councilors including Vice-Mayor Franklin Esmeña Jr.

Students, employees and barangay captains converged at the session hall to listen to Dela Rosa who is running for senator on May 13. He is currently ranked 13 in the surveys.

Dela Rosa stressed that a nation will never prosper as long as law and order is not guaranteed. Nevertheless, he is opposed to extra judicial killings, which is anathema to his advocacy for the rule of law.

He laments the death of so many innocent victims because of rampant criminality although the crime statistics have shown that the volume of crimes have decreased since the launching of the war on illegal drugs by President Rordigo Duterte in nearly three years ago.

In order to ensure that the anti-drugs campaign will begin at the earliest stage of a child’s development, Dela Rosa would author a law that will include anti-drugs education in the curriculum as well as support the passage of the law that will lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

He noted that a lot of criminal syndicates and juveniles exploited the Juvenile Justice Act authored by Senator Francis Pangilinan for it allows offenders to be released if they are 15 years old or below.