Bato asks for ‘second chance’ for new PNP anti-drug chief: Minalas lang siya!

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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa appealed for a “second chance” for Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro who has been appointed as the new chief of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group.

“He really deserves a second chance. He’s learned his lessons. Some guys are just lucky but not competent, some are competent but unlucky. He was just unlucky,” Dela Rosa said.

“I need someone who could steer the PNP drug enforcement group. And I know him, he can really deliver given his track record,” he added.

“Tanggalin n’yo nalang ako kung ayaw n’yo ako pumili ng taong gusto ko. That’s my prerogative. Wag na nila s’ya tirahin. Ako nalang,” he further said.

Ferro previously headed the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), which was dissolved after its members’ involvement in the kidnap and murder of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo last October.

He was kidnapped from his residence in Pampanga and was believed to be killed inside the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.

The scandal led to the abolition of the AIDG and Ferro’s transfer to the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Office.

Ferro earlier said that he was in Abu Dhabi to facilitate the arrest of alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa when his men conducted the operation involving Jee.

“Napatunayan naman na ‘di sya involved sa Jee Ick Joo case. He was even instrumental in the resolution of the case. He was not a part of the problem, he was part of the solution. ‘Yun nga lang sya ang boss that time kay ni-relieve natin siya,” said Dela Rosa.

So do you think Ferro deserves a second chance? Yay or nay?