Columnist Ramon Tulfo claimed in his December 5 article for the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the only son of Philippine National Police Director General Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa enjoyed special treatment at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).
He questioned how Bato became proud of his son despite of some rumors that his son Rock Dela Rosa received VIP treatment inside the academy.
Tulfo revealed that several upperclassmen of the son of the PNP Chief complained that Rock is always watched by his guards and doesn’t sleep in the barracks, an activity that strictly prohibited inside the PNPA.
“How can Bato be proud of his son who has bodyguards and did not undergo hardship like his fellow plebes?” Tulfo wrote.
“Rock’s upperclassmen, as well as his fellow plebes, are complaining that he is always under guard, doesn’t sleep in the barracks and goes out most nights,” he added.
Dela Rosa is not yet responding on the column of Ramon Tulfo against his son.
Last week, PNP Chief Bato he congratulated his son Rock for surviving the rigorous training as a fourth class cadet of the Philippine National Police Academy.
Photos of the meeting between Bato and Rock catches the hearts of the netizens after the soon-to-be-retiring leader of the PNP didn’t stop his emotion and hugged his son tightly.
“Ako, anak ako ng tricycle driver kaya no retreat, no surrender ako. Papasok [ako] doon – kahit na babagsakan mo ako ng shot put sa tiyan ko, hindi ako uuwi ng Davao. Pero siya, anak siya ng chief PNP kaya iba na rin ‘yung psychological kuwan niya. Medyo kuwan lang ako, apprehensive, but anyway, pabayaan ko siya kung ano gusto niya sa buhay,” he said
This is not the only time that Ramon Tulfo criticized Dela Rosa in his column.
In January, Tulfo called Dela Rosa a ‘clown’ for ‘making the public laugh instead of being serious in his work’
In response, Dela Rosa said that “I’d rather be a clown that makes people laugh instead of that person (Tulfo) because he’s always frowning. Tell him I’d rather be a clown because clowns make people laugh.”