Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa silenced alleged bias reporter Mariz Umali whom the PNP chief accused of discrediting him in public.
The incident happened during the ongoing press conference where the PNP chief presented two suspects who already confessed that they were responsible for the planting of IED at the US Embassy.
GMA news reporter Mariz Umali asked Dela Rosa about the recent statement of Kerwin Espinosa saying the confessed drug lord cleared he did not backtrack on statements against Albuera Police chief Espenido.
Dela Rosa responded: Sino nag sabi na hindi daw nya binawi? Nakausap mo? Sinong reporter yun? Mahirap yan you are trying to discredit me in public.
“Magiging its Kerwin’s word or your reporter’s word against my word. Ako Mariz anong makukuha ko kung magsisinungaling ako,” he added.