Gutsy Response Of Bato To CBCP's Pastoral Letter Criticizing Duterte’s War Against Drugs

"Ano gusto nila pabayaan na lang namin ang problema sa drugs? Ganun ang gusto nila?"
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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa speaks up after Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a pastoral statement telling there is a reign of terror among the poor because of the government’s campaign against illegal drvgs.

In an article from GMA News Online, reporters asked Gen. Dela Rosa to comment about the CBCP’s pastoral letter on the drug killings.

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The PNP chief answered,

Reign of terror? Ano gusto nila pabayaan na lang namin ang problema sa drugs? Ganun ang gusto nila? You know, please tell them I can communicate with God without passing through them, ‘yung mga pari, bishops na ‘yan. I believe in God, Katoliko ako.

Kapag sinasabi natin na ang PNP hindi perfect, merong sindikatong pulis, bakit masabi mo ba yung Church, pari mismo they are perfect? Wala silang ginagawang kalokohan?

Hindi ko sila inakusahan but my relationship to God is direkta pa. Still I go to Church because I respect the Church. Hindi naman lahat ng pari e masama so ganun din dapat ang pagtingin nila sa amin. Hindi lahat ng pulis ay masama.
The pastoral letter dated January 30, 2017, signed by the CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas said they are deeply concerned due to the number of deaths and killings in connection with the government's campaign against illegal drvgs.