Senator Leila De Lima berated PNP chief Roland “Bato” Dela Rosa during the senate hearing as the former questioned why the PNP chief earlier refuse to disclose who ordered for reinstatement of CIDG 8 Chief Marvin Marcos.
“Bakit hindi ninyo kaagad sinabi sa amin at sa publiko na ‘yung nag-utos sa inyo ay mismong ang Pangulong Duterte? Nagpaikot-ikot ka pa eh. Kumpare, ganyan ganyan,” De Lima said.
Dela Rosa replied: “We are trained not to divulge. Alangan naman sabihin ko kaagad, may rason si Presidente bakit niya pina-reinstate.”
He also told Senator De Lima that he would reveal the name of the President if he was cornered by the Senate Committee. After that the PNP Chief asked De Lima to switch their position.
“So siya[President Duterte] pala ang ituturo mo eventually or ultimately, you know.. siya pala talaga ang ituturo mo” De Lima said to Dela Rosa.
“Kung maipit, sasabihin ko. Magpalit tayo ng position your honor, ikaw maging chief PNP kung kaya mo,” Dela Rosa told De Lima.
This words of De Rosa made De Lima angered. Senator Lacson also tried to calm Dela Rosa.
“Do not argue with me. I am not the one asking here. Do not argue with me! I’ve had enough of you, kayong lahat na mga nagsisinungaling.”