A public servant with more than three decades of experience in the Executive Branch of government prior to joining the Legislative Branch in 2019 as a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

He completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Doctorate Degree in Development Administration from the University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City in 1998 and 2006, respectively. He is also a member of the illustrious Philippine Military Academy’s Sinagtala Class of 1986.

The fight against the proliferation of illegal drugs has long become a mission in his life that did not waver when he joined the Legislative Branch. Among his priority legislation are the revival and imposition of death penalty for those who will import, manufacture and cultivate illegal drugs (Senate Bill No. 226); inclusion of substance abuse prevention education for grade school students (Senate Bill No. 228); and, strengthening the public health approach in the drug abuse prevention (Senate Bill No. 513).

His legislative accomplishments in his first two years in the Senate include spearheading the passage of Republic Act 11589 (BFP Modernization Act) and Republic Act 11549 (PNP, BFP, BJMP and BuCor Height Equality Act). He also actively participated to ensure the enactment of Republic Act No. 11479 (Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020).

During his police service, he received the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) Satellite Office of the Year Award conferred by then President Joseph Estrada. In 2012 and 2013, he received the Senior Police Commissioned Officer (PCO) of the Year for Operations Award and Achievement Award in the Field of Police Operations, respectively, conferred by the late President Benigno Aquino III.

He was awarded the Medalya ng Pambihirang Paglilingkod for his invaluable service in the field of Anti-Terrorism. It was presented by late President Aquino and then Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II during the PNP’s Araw ng Parangal sa Kapulisan in 2014. He is also a recipient of the Cavalier Award in 2015, the highest distinction given to a PMA alumnus, for his several recognitions in the field of Police Operations.

He served as the first Chief of the Philippine National Police under the Duterte Administration and the 21st chief of the agency, a position he held for 21 months, from July 2016 to April 2018. After his mandatory retirement from the police service, he was appointed as the Director General of the Bureau of Corrections, before joining the senatorial race in the 2019 national elections. He won and placed 5th in the polls, garnering more than 19 million votes.





Full name : Ronald Marapon Dela Rosa
Nickname : Bato
Date of Birth : January 21, 1962


• Ph.D. Development Administration
University of Southeastern Philippines, 2006

• Master of Public Administration
University of Southeastern Philippines, 1998

• Bachelor of Science in Military Science
Philippine Military Academy, 1986
• Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Mindanao State University, 1979 – 1982


 Career Service Executive Eligibility Examination (CSEE)
Civil Service Commission, 2003

• Career Service Professional Examination
Civil Service Commission, 1993

• NAPOLCOM Superintendent Examination
Civil Service Commission, 1993


• July 2019 – present Senator of the Republic of the Philippines
Senate of the Philippines
• April 2018 – October 2018 Director General
Bureau of Corrections
• July 2016 – April 2018 Chief (Director General)
Philippine National Police
• November 2015 – June 2016 Executive Officer
PNP - Directorate for Human Resource and
Doctrine Development
• December 2014 – February 2016 Deputy Director for Administration
PNP – Intelligence Group
• June 2014 – October 2014 Deputy Director for Operations
PNP – Intelligence Group
• October 2013 – June 2014 Chief of Staff
PNP – Intelligence Group
• February 2012 – October 2013 City Director
PNP - Davao City Police Office (PRO11)
• August 2011 – February 2012 Chief
PNP - Regional Logistics and Research
Development Division, R2 (PRO11)
• September 2009 – August 2011 Provincial Director
PNP – Davao Sur Police
Provincial Office (PRO11)
• August 2007 – November 2009 Provincial Director
Compostela Valley Provincial Office (PRO11)
• October 2005 – August 2007 Chief
PNP – Regional Intelligence and
Investigation Division, R2 (PRO11)
• August 2003 – October 2005 Chief, Unit Training Program Division
PNP – Directorate for Human Resource and
Doctrine Development
• 1998 – 2001 Chief, PAOCTF,
Davao Satellite Office
• 1997 – 1999 Battalion Commander
PNP Regional Mobile Group (PRMG)
• 1996 – 1997 Stn Comdr, PS6,
Bunawan Davao City

Chief, Intelligence Division,
Davao City Police Office

Group Commander, City Mobile Group,
Davao City Police Office

• 1992 – 1996 Stn Comdr, PS4,
Sasa, Davao City
• 1990 – 1991 Chief of Police,
Bansalan Municipal Police Station,
Davao del Sur
• 1988 - 1989 Ex-O, 413rd PC Coy,
Tandag, Surigao del Sur
• 1986 – 1988 Commanding Officer, 11 RSAF

From July 2019 to October 2021

18th Congress Committee Chairmanship

• Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs
• Senate Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation

18th Congress Committee Vice-Chairmanship

• Senate Committee on Finance
• Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 4
• Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation

List of Laws (Author and Principal Sponsor)

• Republic Act 11589 – BFP Modernization Act
Objective: To strengthen and upgrade the capability of the Bureau of Fire Protection, the government arm primarily responsible for the prevention and suppression of all destructive fires.

• Republic Act 11549 – PNP, BFP, BJMP and BuCor Height Equality Act
Objective: To lower the height restrictions for applicants of PNP, BFP, BJMP and BuCor and provide equal opportunity for all Filipinos who desire to dedicate their lives in service of the country.

Laws (Author, Co-Author, Sponsor)

• Republic Act 11525 – COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021
• Republic Act 11517 – Authorizing the President to Expedite the Processing and Issuance of National and Local Permits, Licenses and Certifications in times of National Emergency
• Republic Act 11547 – City of Davao as the Chocolate Capital of the Philippines and Region XI as the Cacao Capital of the Philippines
• Republic Act 11509 – Doktor Para sa Bayan Act
• Republic Act 11524 – Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act
• Republic Act 11510 – Alternative Learning System Act
• Republic Act 11511 – Organic Agriculture Act
• Republic Act 11502 – National Cooperative Month
• Republic Act 11476 – Comprehensive Values Education Act
• Republic Act 11468 – National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and their Families
• Republic Act 11470 – National Academy of Sports Act
• Republic Act 11479 – The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020
• Republic Act 11463 – Malasakit Centers Act
• Republic Act 11591 – An Act Fixing the Last Day of Registration of Voters for the 2022 National and Local Elections

Key Bills filed (Total bills filed and co-authored: 85)

• SBN-226, Death Penalty Law
Objective: Revive and impose death penalty for those found guilty of violating specific provisions of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Justice and Human Rights

• SBN-227, ROTC Act of 2019
Objective: Establishment of the 2-year BASIC ROTC Program in all Public and Private Educational Institutions with the following modules: Ethics of service, patriotism and nationalism; Basic military training; Civic training for students on Disaster response operations.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Basic Education

• SBN-228, Mandatory Substance Abuse Prevention Education Act
Objective: Inclusion of substance abuse prevention education from 4th Grade to 12th Grade for children to be equipped with sufficient knowledge and information about the dangers of substance abuse, ability to resist pressure to use drugs, and the negative effects to society of addiction to illegal substances.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Basic Education 

• SBN-233, Barangay Community Peace and Order Council Act
Objective: To encourage citizen participation in effectively preventing and suppressing criminality, and maintaining public order and safety in the community.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Local Government

• SBN-235, Security of Tenure for All Long-Time Casual and Contractual Government Employees
Objective: To grant permanent and regular employment to the thousands of casual and contractual personnel of the government. Status: Pending in the Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation

• SBN-512, TODA Act
Objective: To ensure that rights of the members of the tricycle sector shall be respected at all times. It will further promote the interests of the tricycle sector by providing uniform rules and regulation for the issuance of permit and regulated fees.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Public Services

• SBN-513, Strengthening the Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Objective: To strengthen the country’s public health approach in the drug abuse prevention by imposing rehabilitation for arrested drug users and allowing voluntary submission of drug dependents without a court order
Status: Pending in the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs

• SBN-1952, Anti-Drug Abuse Council Law
Objective: To institutionalize the Anti-Drug Abuse Council which will act as the main implementing organ for the prevention, rehabilitation and monitoring of drug dependency cases.
Status: Pending Second Reading - Period of Interpellations

• SBN 518, Body Camera for Law Enforcement Personnel Act of 2019
Objective: To institutionalize the use of body cameras by law enforcement officers in order to preserve credibility and transparency in the conduct of law enforcement operations.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs
• SBN 1578, Amending to Magna Carta for Health Workers
Objective: To increase and add benefits under Republic Act No. 7305, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public Health Workers Act.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Health and Demography

• SBN 1534, Private Health Workers Incentives and Benefits Act
Objective: To grant incentives and benefit packages to private healthcare workers similar to those in the public sector.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Health and Demography

• SBN 2406, Covid-19 Benefits and Allowances for Health Workers Act of 2021
Objective: To provide allowances and benefits to healthcare workers during the existence of the State of Public Health Emergency.
Status: Pending second reading

• SBN 1395, Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Act
Objective: To provide monetary compensation for the loss or destruction of residential, cultural, and commercial facilities, as well as other properties, following the precedent set by R.A. No. 10368 or “The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013” and cognizant of the principle of just compensation embedded in the social justice provisions of the 1987 Constitution.
Status: Pending Second Reading

• SBN 2234, Department Of Migrant Workers And Overseas Filipino Act (DMWOFA)
Objective: To rationalize and integrate the powers and functions of agencies which deal with all the concerns, and look after the welfare and interest of overseas Filipinos.
Status: Pending Second Reading

• SBN 2284, Special Defense Economic Zone
Objective: To establish the SpeDEZA to manage, maintain and operate the SpeDEZ to be located in Camp General Antonio Luna, Lamao, Municipality of Limay, Province of Bataan.
Status: Pending in the Committee on Economic Affairs

• SBN 2405, The Private Security Industry Services Act
Objective: To primarily strengthen the regulation of the private security services industry in order to adapt to the development and advancement of the current times and to provide the needed protection for all security guards and other private security personnel.
Status: Pending second reading


• Member of the Operational Audit Team, PNP Board of Inquiry: Mamasapano Incident, 2015


• “Bintang Bhayangkara Utama” or Medal of Honor
Highest Medal for Indonesian National Police presented by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, 2018

• Outstanding Law Enforcement Award
Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), 2016

• Gusi Peace Prize
(First Police General to receive the award) Gusi Peace Prize Foundation, 2016

• Vanguard of Peace and Order Award
Philippine First Investment Council Corporation, 2016

• Cavalier Award for Outstanding Performance for Police Operations
Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc., 2015

• PNP Medalya ng Pambihirang Paglilingkod or Special Service Medal
Philippine National Police, 2014

• PNP Achievement Award in the Field of Police Operations
Philippine National Police, 2013

• PNP Senior PCO of the Year for Operations
Philippine National Police, 2012

• PAOCTF Satellite Office of the Year
Philippine National Police, 1999

• PRMG of the Year
Philippine National Police, 1998


• FBI National Academy 221st Session, Quantico, Virginia
• FBI Asia Pacific Retrainer Course, FBI NAA, Gold Coast, Australia
• FBI Asia Pacific Retrainer Course, FBI NAA, Sydney, Australia 7
• International Police Cooperation Center – 17th Asian Games, Korean National Police Agency, Incheon, South Korea
• International Police Cooperation Center – ASEAN ROK Commemorative Summit, Korean National Police Agency, Busan, South Korea
• Air Marshall Instructors Course, Australian Federal Police, Australia
• SET Course, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas (Distinguished Graduate)
• Scout Ranger Orientation Course, Scout Ranger Training School, Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal (Graduated No. 1)
• Police Intelligence Officers’ Advance Course, Directorate for Intelligence, Camp Crame, Quezon City (Graduated No. 1)
• Police Officers’ Comptrollership Course, Directorate for Comptrollership, Camp Crame, Quezon City
• Police Safety Officers’ Basic Course, Silang, Cavite (Graduated No. 2)

Passed Laws by Senators