- The PNP Chief said the President will appoint him to a very challenging post in the government after his retirement
- Gen. Ronald De la Rosa will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on January 21, 2018
- De la Rosa said he will accept the appointment if it pushes through
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald De la Rosa said that after he reaches the mandatory retirement age for police officers in January next year, President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint him to the most challenging post in the government.
“Sinabihan ako (ni Presidente) kung ano ang pupuntahan ko pero napakahirap na trabaho, the most challenging na trabaho sa buong gobyerno. Ang sabi niya ‘where everyone failed, I expect you to succeed’ So napakabigat na trabaho ‘yan,” De la Rosa said during a press briefing on Tuesday, December 12.
[The President told me where I am headed. It’s a difficult job, the most challenging job in the government. He said, ‘where everyone failed, I expect you to succeed.’ So, it’s a very tough job]
As mentioned in a Rappler story dated December 12, 2017, De la Rosa did not give specifics so as not to preempt the appointment, but said the President had told him about the job so many times before in the past. He said he will immediately accept the appointment if it pushes through.
The PNP Chief will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on January 21, 2018.