PNP chief doesn’t mind Apple taking down war on drugs-inspired game apps » Manila Bulletin News



By Aaron Recuenco

Director General Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said he does not mind that Apple took down some of the mobile game apps that were supposedly inspired by the government’s war on drugs.

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa (Ali Vicoy | Manila Bulletin)

Dela Rosa explained that he was not the one who ordered the creation of it and he did not earn even a single centavo from them.

“They are the ones controlling the downloading of all of those so it’ really up to them,” said dela Rosa.

Earlier, the Apple management decided to take down from its list of downloadable mobile apps that are inspired by President Duterte’s war on drugs.

One of the games was also inspired by dela Rosa as the one leading the drug war. The main character was named after him and looked like him.

The decision to remove the war on drugs-inspired mobile game applications were due to allegations of human rights violations and alleged extra-judicial killings.

Almost 4,000 drug personalities were killed in police operations since the war on drugs started in July last year. Thousands were also killed by alleged vigilantes who were inspired by the killings.

But dela Rosa insinuated that he does not buy the reason that they were taken down because they allegedly promoted violence.

“Is ‘Angry Bird’ violent? It’s violent so let us also strike it down. And my favorite ‘Clash of Clans’?,” said dela Rosa.

“But as I have said I have nothing to do with them so it is okay that they struck them down,” he added.

Dela Rosa, however, felt that the PNP is being singled out on the issue of war on drugs.

“You said that if we feel being singled, isn’t it obvious?,” said dela Rosa.


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