Issue of October 8, 2017
Mt. Province

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PNP Chief adopted as son of Cordillera, named Mulingan
by Ofelia C. Empian

SON OF CORDILLERA -- Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and wife Nancy perform the Benguet tayaw when the former was adopted as a son of the Cordillera during traditional rites held at Camp Bado Dangwa on Friday. Esteemed officials and dignitaries, like Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso, world famous traditional tattoo artist Whang-od, Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan, and Mountain Province Acting Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. also graced the ceremony. -- Ofelia Empian

Like his nickname, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is named after the indigenous term for stone in the Cordillera when he was formally adopted as a son of the region during the 116th police service anniversary celebration of the regional police on Oct. 6 at the Camp Bado Dangwa.

Dela Rosa is given the name “Mulingan” which is not just any type of rock but the hardest type of stone in the Cordillera according to the executive committee resolution approving Bato’s adoption created by the Regional Development Council.

“(It) was in the olden times, used by the Cordillerans in making weapons and other tools for gathering resources needed in their daily existence,” the resolution read.

In the resolution, the RDC-Cordillera, presently led by its chairman Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, said they have reviewed the recent achievements of Dela Rosa in his term as PNP chief including the reduction of drug-affected barangays in the region from 69 percent to less than two percent and the PNP’s modernization and capability enhancement program that benefitted all municipal police stations in the region paving way for the reduction of total crime volume and average crime rate from July 2016 to June 2017.

“In the review and discussions of the RDC-CAR Executive Committee during its meeting  on Sept. 28, the nomination of PDG Dela Rosa was found meritorious,” the resolution stated.

Domogan led the adoption of Dela Rosa through the indigenous chant Uggayam calling on the Almighty’s blessing upon the PNP chief and the region.

An owik or butchering of pig and tayaw were also performed, led by Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso. Dela Rosa and his wife Nancy, clad with the indigenous attires bestowed upon them earlier by the Benguet officials, danced with the Benguet performers.

The adoption rite was witnessed by various Cordillera officials and regional agency heads, who gave their tokens of appreciation to the newly-adopted son of the region.

Legendary Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang-od also graced the event. 

An overwhelmed Dela Rosa lauded the region for its strong sense of community, which is reflected by the good performance of local policemen.

“Here in the Cordillera, I can see that the saying, ‘The community is the police and the police is the community,’ is made true. I feel very proud and very elated to be adopted, I will cherish this,” he said.

Bato was earlier adopted as a son of Mountain Province during its 50th founding anniversary held in Bontoc. Dela Rosa was given the native name “Muling,” which means unbreakable.

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