Davao City top cop to end term, Oct. 25-A A +A
Sunday, October 20, 2013
DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) Director Ronald "Bato" M. dela Rosa will finally end his tour of duty in Davao City on October 25.
Dela Rosa received an order from the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame last week, informing him of his next assignment.
Bato earlier told reporters he will be transferred to Camp Crame where he will be assigned as chief of staff of the Police Training Service.
He will soon be replaced as DCPO chief by Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr. of the Police Regional Office's Regional Logistics and Research Development Division (PRO-RLRDD) in Davao Region.
"Maayo ni si Danao. Hagit lang nuon nako sa iya nga labwan pa niya akong pagserbisyo sa dakbayan sa Davao. Ipakita na inspirado ta sa pagbuhat butang alang sa kaayuhan sa tao (Danao is a dedicated officer. But I challenge him to do more for the good of the city)," dela Rosa said.
Under PNP rules, the chief of police will only hold the post for two consecutive years before will he will be given another assignment.
Dela Rosa was supposed to end his tour of duty in July, but this was extended due to additional assignments given to him, which he accomplished within three months.
"I can go anytime," dela Rosa said, adding that he had already served the city for about two years.
During his term at DCPO, he said Davao City has become part of his life. He said he will come back anytime.
"This is one step higher. In our career path, this is a vertical movement towards getting the much needed star para pagbalik nako pwede nako mag-army (so that when I return, I can join the army)," Dela Rosa said in jest.
Before becoming the DCPO director, Dela Rosa was assigned as provincial director twice. First in Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office and then, Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office.
He assumed his post in DCPO from Senior Superintendent Rene Aspera, who was re-assigned to another area, after his tour of duty ended on February 2, 2011.
Dela Rosa has been serving the police organization for 31 years now.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 21, 2013.