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× Bato de la Rosa says his poll victory validates Duterte’s drug war

MANILA, Philippines --- Former chief of police and now Senator-elect Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa said his victory in this year's midterm elections validates the public's support for the Duterte administration's controversial war against illegal drugs.

Dela Rosa, who finished fifth in the Senate race after garnering 19,004,225 votes, was the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from July 2016…