‘Bato’ gets award today

  • Written by Alfred Dalizon
  • Published in Nation
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PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa, will be conferred
today, Valentine’s Day, the highest award being given by the Indonesian president to its officers
and men as well as counterparts for helping the predominantly Muslim country fight off transnational
crimes specifically terrorism and drugs.

The Bintang Bhayangkara Utama or Medal of Honor will be bestowed to the PNP chief at the
Auditorium of Police Academy (STIK-PTIK) in Jakarta.
PNP spokesman, Chief Superintendent John C. Bulalacao, Indonesian National Police General H.
Muhammad Tito Karnavian has informed the PNP chief of the award conferment thru Philippine
Ambassador Maria Lumen Isleta last January 29.
He described the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama as the highest medal for the INP presented by the
Indonesian President.
The INP Medal of Honor award is “presented in appreciation for your important role in
cooperation and contribution to the security of Indonesia and Philippines in the past and for the
future,” General Karnavian said.
The PNP and INP, both pioneer members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs
of Police share bilateral understanding and commitments on specific areas of cooperation in joint
maritime border patrol, anti-terrorism, anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, transnational crime, illegal
drugs and trafficking in persons.