In a press conference, Dela Rosa urged the US officials to verify the reports and visit the country personally to see what really happened during the war on drugs. He advice them to avoid believing reports from biased media outlet.
“Kung makiusap ako sa kanila , para tayong magmamakaawa sa kanila. Pakiusap ko sa kanila please verify properly your reports. Kung gusto niyo kayo mismo yung pumunta dito feel it for yourselves anong nangyayari dito. Wag lang po kayong basta bastang tumanggap ng mga reports from biased media outlets. Yun ang aking advice sa kanila," he said.
(If I appeal to [US senators criticizing the PNP], it’ll be like we’re begging them. But I ask them to please verify properly your reports. If you want, you can come here yourself and feel what’s happening here. Don’t just accept reports from biased media outlets. That’s my only advice to them.)
He was also saddened that media outlets don’t report the good result of Duterte administration’s war on drugs.
“Prankahan tayo, merong mga biased, hindi lang sa local, pati sa international media outlets, ang nakikita lang nila yung masamang nangyayari. Yung kabutihan na nangyayari sa ‘Pinas na dulot sa nangyari sa war on drugs hindi po nila binabalita, ang binabalita lang nila kung ano yung masama, kahit yung maliit na masamang makita nila, pinapalaki nila. Yung napakalaking kabutihan ngayon, hindi nila pinapakita. That’s how biased these people are.”
(Let’s be honest. There are biased – not just local but including international media outlets – that only see the bad things that are happening. The good things happening because of the war on drugs, they don’t report it. They only report the bad things. The little bad that happens, they amplify if. But the good that’s happening, they don’t show it. That’s how biased these people are.)