Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief and now Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa finally speaks up on the controversial True Religion jeans he was photographed wearing during an inspection in his new turf.
In an interview with Karen Davila at ANC’s Headstart, Dela Rosa revealed how he was able to get his hands a pair of such expensive authentic jeans which costs around P25, 000 when you buy on the official website of the said clothing company.
Dela Rosa said that the original pair was given to him by his Las Vegas-based policeman brother who bought it at a discounted price of $100 or roughly around P5, 200.
“Yung suot ko na ‘yun original ‘yun. Hindi ‘yun fake. Hindi ko binili, bigay ng aking kapatid na pulis sa Las Vegas,” Dela Rosa explained.
‘Yung bahay niya malapit lang sa outlet. Less than $100 lang ‘yun o $100 so more or less P5,000 lang ‘yun. Pero kung sa Pilipinas yun binili, totoo yun, yung mga tindahan diyan nasa 25,000,” he added.
The new BuCor Chief also revealed that he owned lots of fake True Religion jeans which only costs P1, 000 to P1,500 that he bought from stores in Greenhills Shopping Center.
Dela Rosa also denied having an “upgraded lifestyle” from being probinsyano after his years of stint as PNP Chief wherein he initially receives P67, 000 monthly salary but later on raised to P120,000 after President Rodrigo Duterte doubled the salary of policemen.
On top of that, netizens also noted that Dela Rosa probably received millions of pesos from his retirement fee as PNP Chief.
It could be recalled that Dela Rosa’s jeans drew flak from netizens questioning how a police chief was able to buy such expensive jeans, some even accused him of corruption and receiving money from drug lords.
Watch his full interview below:
Was Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa wearing authentic True Religion jeans that are supposedly pricey? He answers that in this #ANCRecap. #ANCHeadstart
Posted by ANC 24/7 on Tuesday, May 8, 2018