Published Dec 14, 2019 3: 02: 06 PM
City Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14)— Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has actually not checked out the United States in a while for fear of being rejected entry.
Dela Rosa told CNN Philippines on Saturday this was the factor he missed out on viewing associate and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s win against Keith Thurman, Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada, in July.
“ Hindi ko na lang tinry manood ng last Pacman fight kasi baka hindi nga ako papasukin at mapahiya lang ako. Might tsismis na akong naririnig midday pa prior to the battle,” Dela Rosa stated.
[Translation: I just did not try to watch Pacman’s last fight because I might just be barred and be embarassed. I had been hearing rumors even prior to the fight.]
Reports state the lawmaker’s US visa has actually been canceled over supposed extrajudicial killings under his watch as chief of the Philippine National Cops from 2016 to2018 Dela Rosa stated he has actually not received any word from the US government that he could no longer visit the nation.
” Perhaps to confirm it is for me to travel to the US once again and learn if I would be rejected entry,” he even quipped.
President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Dela Rosa as leading police officer in 2016, entrusting him to lead the bloody war on drugs. Dela Rosa retired from the police in April2018 Federal government information reveal more than 4,000 thinks eliminated in anti-drug operations during that time. The government’s death toll is now at 5,500, but regional and global human rights groups stated there could be thousands more.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Bad guy Court are looking into the country’s human rights scenario. The ICC targets to finish by next year an initial assessment to figure out if it would examine the drug war.
The SENATE’s Appropriations Committee in September also authorized a proposition to reject entry to Philippine federal government authorities behind Senator Leila De Lima’s “wrongful detention.” It did not name any Filipino authorities however Dela Rosa was PNP chief when De Lima was jailed and detained in 2017 over drug charges, which the opposition firmly insists were all fabricated.
CNN Philippines’ Joyce Ilas added to this report.