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Dela Rosa says hes a

proud descendant of Jose


Rizal
By: Julliane Love De Jesus - Reporter / @JLDejesusINQ
INQUIRER.net / 11:21 AM June 19, 2017

PNP chief Director General Ronald Bato Dela Rosa. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER
FILE PHOTO

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Bato dela Rosa said
his love for country and willingness to lay his life for the Filipinos came from his
ancestor, national hero Jose Rizal.

Dela Rosa was the guest of honor and speaker at the celebration of Rizals 156th birth
anniversary held in Calamba, Laguna on Monday morning.
The police chief, who hails from Davao province, said he was a proud descendant of
Rizal.
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Kung magresearch ka makita niyo sa kanilang family tree, sa mother side isa sa mga
lola niya Ines dela Rosa kaya yun ang kina-capitalize ko na kineclaim ko na descendant
ako ni Jose Rizal, he told reporters in Calamba.

(If you research their family tree, on his mother side, one of his grandmothers is Ines
dela Rosa so thats what Im capitalizing, that Im claiming to be a descendant of Jose
Rizal.)

Lahat naman tayong Filipino very proud of our national hero; lalung-lalo na nagkataon
na descendant siya ng isang Dela Rosa kaya kineclaim ko na rin na relative ko siya. Im
very proud of that. Pinagmamayabang ko yan, he said.

(Every Filipino is very proud of our national hero; especially that he happens to be a
descendant of a Dela Rosa, so Im claiming that hes a relative of mine. Im very proud
of that.)

It was during a high school field trip in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte when he
discovered his connection with Rizal.

Alam ko ito noong high school ako, nagkaroon kami ng field trip doon sa Dapitan,
Zamboanga del Norte. Nakita ko sa bahay ni Rizal, sa records doon na merong family
tree doon na may Ines dela Rosa, he recalled.

(I found this out in high school, we had a field trip in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. I
saw Rizals house, and in the records there where theres a family tree, there was an
Ines dela Rosa.)

Kaya magmula noon nung may buhok pa ako pilit ko nang ginagaya yung kanyang
hawi ng buhok, he said.
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(From then on, when I still had hair, I would copy the way his hair was parted.)
Asked what qualities he inherited from the national hero, Dela Rosa said it would be his
love for the country.

I can proudly say yung pagmamahal sa bayan. Mahal na mahal ko ang bayang
Pilipinas na Im willing to die for this country. Siguro yun ang namanana ko sa aking
ninuno, he said.

(I can proud say that its my love for country. I love the Philippines so much that Im
willing to die for this country. Thats what I inherited from my ancestor.) JE/rga

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