Duterte to extend PNP chief Dela Rosa's term for 3 months

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora

December 13, 2017, 8:08 pm

MANILA -- After confirming the police chief's appointment as next Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) head, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed he would first extend Ronald dela Rosa's term as Philippine National Police (PNP) director general for at least three months.

"I have that discretion to extend even beyond retirement age," the President told reporters in Taguig City.

"Marami pa kasi akong gagawin, I want to do some things in Mindanao of utmost importance and I need to extend the tour of duty of General dela Rosa to something like two to three months," he said.

Dela Rosa will retire on January 21 next year, when he reaches the mandatory retirement age for police officers.

The chief executive explained the extension was primarily to facilitate the infrastructure and physical setting of the headquarters of the police in Mindanao.

After his extended tour of duty, Duterte said Dela Rosa would assume leadership in the BuCor.

"Once the projects are in place or operational or functional, then he goes to the BuCor," he said. (PNA)