‘Bato’ tells cops to observe maximum tolerance

MANILA-- Observe maximum tolerance at all times.

This was stressed by Philippine National Police (PNP) head Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa as he visited police officers tasked to secure the Batasang Pambansa Complex for President Rodrigo Duterte's second State-Of-The-Nation-Address (SONA) Monday noon.

"We are paid to take a beating as long as it is not too much," he said in Filipino.

In the same vein, Dela Rosa urged all police officers present to pray for the safe and peaceful conclusion of Monday's SONA.

Around 6,000 police officers were deployed to secure the activities.

Source: Philippines News Agency