MANILA—Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Tuesday said that he leaves it up to the Senate the investigation into the alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS).
”Ipaubaya na natin sa Senado dahil ongoing yung investigation (Let’s leave it up to the Senate because the investigation is ongoing),” Dela Rosa said in an ambush interview.
Likewise, the PNP chief said that he would not comment on the testimony of SPO3 (retired) Arthur Lascanas about the alleged existence of the DDS, adding that, he would not preempt the Senate investigation.
”Kung ipapatawag ako doon (Senado), mahirap na ipreempt yung investigation ng Senado (If I would be summoned by the Senate, it’s difficult to preempt the Senate investigation),” Dela Rosa said.
The PNP chief stressed that if he would be summoned by the Senate, that’s the time that he would comment on the matter.
”Hindi natin alam kung ipapatawag pa tayo. Hintayin na lang natin kung ipatawag tayo. Doon na lang tayo magbigay ng comment (I don’t know if they would summon me. Let’s just wait if we’ll be summoned by the Senate. I’ll just comment then and there),” Dela Rosa said.