Duterte’s successor? Philippines top cop known as ‘Bato’ hints at run for presidency

The Philippines’ top police chief who oversaw a bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos hinted on Monday at a possible run for the presidency.
Ronald Dela Rosa, a stocky, celebrity-like general nicknamed “Bato” (Rock), who retires in 2018, has flagged his political ambitions, saying he was open to running for the Senate.
But in a speech after a flag-raising ceremony at police headquarters, Dela Rosa for the first time publicly suggested he may have his…