Philippine National Police Director General chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa responded on Senator Franklin Drilon remarks that the head of the PNP acted like a ‘kanto boy’ when he defended the cops behind the alleged ‘Secret Jail’ in Manila Police District Station one.
Bato who grew in a poor family in Mindanao admitted that he’s one of the kanto boys until he entered the prestigious Philippine Military Academy.
“They can call me a kanto boy, sabi nila kanto boy daw ang aking sagot sa tanong na iyon. Kanto boy, it’s okay with me. They can call me kanto boy. Totoo man talaga, naging kanto boy ako noon. Hindi lang ako nakapasok ng PMA, baka kanto boy ako hanggang ngayon. Okay lang, Call me kanto boy,” Dela Rosa said.
He said that Drilon should not look down on “kanto boys” or the people who always hanging in the streets.
Bato explained that not all ‘kanto boys’ are bad guys because there are also some rich and educated people like Senator Franklin Drilon that also doing wrong things.
But remember… hindi lahat ng kanto boy masasama. At hindi lahat ng mayayaman, learned, educated na mga tao, mabubuti. Wag mong ismolin ang isang taong kanto boy dahil hindi lahat ng kanto boy, masama,”
The PNP chief also said that kanto boys are the one who always responded first when there’s an accident in the streets.
“For all you know mamaya magkakaroon kayo ng vehicular accident diyan, ‘yung kanto boy pa makakasave ng buhay ninyo. ‘Wag niyong ismolin ang kanto boy,”
Yesterday, Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon criticized PNP chief Dela Rosa after hearing his statements on the ‘Secret Jail’
“Parang kanto boy, parang hindi chief PNP,” Drilon said.
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