FORMER Davao City chief Superintendent Ronaldo dela Rosa was relieved from his post as brigade commander in Camp Crame after he posted on Facebook a statement allegedly showing "possibility of being partisan."
Dela Rosa was brigade commander of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Reactionary Standby Support Force (RSSF).
Dela Rosa in a text message confirmed the relief as RSSF commander. But he said, he remains the executive officer of the Directorate for Human Resources and Doctrine Development (DHRDD) of the Philippine National Police. He posted on Monday at 3:31 p.m., a status which gained 1,008 likes with 11,269 shares.
In his post, he said, "I am the Brigade Commander of the PNP-RSSF composed of 8 battalions close to 5,000 personnel based in Camp Crame. Kayong mga mangdadaya at mangliligalig ngayong May 9 elections, humanda na kayo! WE WILL CRUSH YOU!!! Kung sa binisaya pa LIGSAN TA MO!!!" He also tagged Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's executive assistant Christopher "Bong" Go and 12 others in the post.
Dela Rosa confessed in his previous post dated March 28 when he greeted Duterte on his birthday that the latter has been the greatest influence in his career. He also mentioned, "I never feared to enforce the law and prevent crimes because you are always there watching my back. To the greatest leader on Earth, Mayor RRD, happy birthday Sir!"
Police Chief Superintendent Francis Elmo Sarona replaced Dela Rosa on Tuesday.
PNP Police Deputy Director General Danilo Constantino, however, explained in a report that the post on Dela Rosa's Facebook account was not the sole reason for his relief.
PNP would also conduct an investigation on Dela Rosa for possible administrative liabilities because of his social media post.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Chief Superintendent Milgrace Cajes Driz, on the other hand, guaranteed that the Davao police are following the instructions of their higher office.
"We had an oath taking on Monday to be apolitical and non-partisan this May 9 polls. Our police obey the order from the headquarters," Driz said. (With SAE)