Dela Rosa is next PNP chief

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte will appoint Police Chief Supt. Ronald dela Rosa as the next Philippine National Police (PNP) head.

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Dela Rosa served as chief of the Davao City Police Office from February 2012 to October 2013, when Duterte was the city mayor.

Dela Rosa, who is a native of Davao, was relieved of his post as brigade commander of the Reactionary Standby Support Force (RSSF) on May 3 for allegedly expressing support for Duterte on his social media accounts.

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He is currently the executive officer of the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development.

One of dela Rosa's biggest accomplishments was the rescue of a kidnap victim from Metro Manila who was brought all the way to Davao City by her abductors.

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Dela Rosa was one of Duterte's top three choices for PNP chief. The other two were Chief Supt. Ramon Apolinario, officer-in-charge of the Mimaropa Region, and Sr. Supt. Rene Aspera, chief of staff of the PNP-Anti-Kidnapping Group.