MANILA -- (UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte attended the birthday celebration of Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, at Camp Crame.
The two men were seated next to each other during the celebration.
Senator Manny Pacquiao, who funded Dela Rosa's trip to Las Vegas last year, was also in attendance, as well as House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who earlier called for Dela Rosa's resignation as PNP chief.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was also present at the celebration.
Amid calls for Dela Rosa's resignation following the death of a South Korean businessman inside Camp Crame, Duterte said Dela Rosa will stay as PNP chief who has his "full trust."
Dela Rosa on his birthday Saturday, wished for erring cops to change their ways amid controversies surrounding the PNP over a spate of reported "tokhang for ransom" incidents.