WATCH: PNP chief purchase juice from child after speech at Sona rally
Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa attempted to console a younger vendor after the boy was trampled by media and police escorts. Dela Rosa was making his made use of towards the police command post near Batasang Pambansa the spot that the State of the Nation Address (Sona) will probably be held on Monday when his police escorts and a crowd of journalists accidentally trampled the child who had previously been selling juice.
The child’s merchandise fell to the floor. Dela Rosa then offered to pick the packaged fruit juice that the boy was selling. He bought 12 packs of veggie juice for P120. Before that, Dela Rosa shook hands with militant leaders who were marching to Batasan. He then came by the main rally area, that has been 600 meters out of the House of Representatives, to present a quick speech. He told the militants that anybody is happy because of the peaceful conduct of the rally. Dela Rosa also told them not to ever mind the police that happen to be there to be sure security.
“Pare-pareho tayong Pilipino (We are all Filipinos),” he was quoted saying.