PNP chief rides MRT to show everyone is safe

By on April 11, 2017


Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Tuesday rode the MRT-3 (Metro Rail Transit-3) from Cubao, Quezon City to Taft Avenue, Pasay City to show that everyone is safe.(PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Tuesday rode the MRT-3 (Metro Rail Transit-3) from Cubao, Quezon City to Taft Avenue, Pasay City to show that everyone is safe.(PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)

MANILA—Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Tuesday rode the MRT-3 (Metro Rail Transit-3) from Cubao, Quezon City to Taft Avenue, Pasay City to show that everyone is safe.

“Gusto ko iparating sa taumbayan na safe ho sila, safe tayong lahat,” Dela Rosa said in an ambush interview.

Likewise, the PNP chief assuaged the fears of the riding public.

“Huwag tayong matakot. Everyone is working, your government is working, your security forces particularly the PNP is working para magiging safe tayo lahat,” he said.

At the same time, the PNP chief disclosed the fruits of the intensified anti-criminality campaign such as the downtrend in the commission of petty crimes.

“Na-obserbahan naman natin na bumaba yung mga petty crimes lalo na yung mga snatching, mga theft, robbery, bumaba na talaga so that will benefit the whole public dahil kampante na sila maglakad sa kanilang kalsada sa labas na hindi sila ma-snatch,” Dela Rosa said.

The PNP chief also urged the public to patronize the mass transit system even more so as to mitigate the traffic problem.

“It would be very good for everyone dahil yung traffic natin mababawasan. If the riding public will concentrate more on using more the mass transport system like the MRT so mababawasan yung individual cars sa EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue),” Dela Rosa said.