PNP chief's son in danger of failing from police academy

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa admitted Thursday, March 22, that his son, Rock, is at the brink of being dismissed from the PNP Academy as his grades fell short in two subjects.

“Totoo. Well, that is just normal. When I was a plebe doon sa (Philippine Military) Academy, nag-removals ako ng mathematics,” he said.

“For my son, alam ko hindi lang isa (kundi) dalawang subject removals so just to make up for that dapat mag-review siya ng husto para bukas ata removals na nila, dapat makapasa siya sa kanyang removal exam, otherwise dismiss siya,” he added.

Dela Rosa said after his appearance on March 21 at the PNPA for the graduation of the Maragtas Class of 2018, he visited his son, who admitted he will have to take removal examination, which will determine if he should pass or fail a course.

Among the two subjects was Communication Arts 2.

Dela Rosa said he told Rock to study well, as nobody else will take care of his future but him.

“Sabi ko nakakahiya ka naman mag removals ka degree holder ka na. Tapos ka na ng college prior to entering the academy, tapos mag-removals ka?” said Dela Rosa.

“Well iba kasi ang pressure. We understand the situation; iba ang pressure sa civilian university, iba ang pressure sa police academy, ibang-iba talaga kaya I understand perfectly his situation,” he added.

Dela Rosa said without his son personally telling him, he feels that Rock is feeling pressured considering that his father is a top cop.

However, Dela Rosa said if Rock will fail, he still have them, his family who will “welcome him back with arms wide open.”

“Payo ko sa kanya, sabi ko kung kaya mo, continue kung hindi mo na kaya, then go home. Ayaw kong magsakripisyo ka jan for the sake na kasi ayaw mo mapahiya ang daddy mo na chief PNP tapos ‘yung anak niya nag-quit," he said.

"No, you're my son whatever it takes, kahit anong mangyari sa buhay mo, anak kita, tatanggapin kita pagbalik mo kung hindi mo kaya. Ayaw kong i-sakripisyo mo ang buhay mo jan just in case may mangyari pa sayo hindi maganda dahil lang pinipilit mo, dahil ayaw mo akong mapapahiya dahil chief PNP ako. Well, anak, sabi ko it doesn't matter. You can go home,” he added.

Dela Rosa said they discouraged Rock from entering the academy, but he stood by his decision that he wanted to be just like his father.

The PNP chief said the only thing he can do is to support his son and pray that he will fulfill his dreams to serve the Filipino people. (SunStar Philippines)

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