LOOK: PNP chief Dela Rosa, Coco Martin meet, discuss 'Ang Probinsyano'

PNP chief 'Bato' dela Rosa says the show is improving the image of the police to the public

Rappler.com

Published: 12:06 AM July 22, 2016

Updated: 12:06 AM July 22, 2016

COCO AND BATO. Coco Martin pays PNP general Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa a visit at Camp Crame, where Bato praised the actor for the show 'Ang Probinsyano.' Screengrab from Instagram/twbaofficial

MANILA, Philippines – Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin recently met Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, when Coco paid him a visit at Camp Crame.

In a video aired on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Thursday, July 21, Bato and Coco were shown talking about some episodes of the show. It was reported that the PNP chief watches the show as much as he can.

Cardo faces Bato! Ang kwento sa kanilang pagkikita, mamaya sa TMI (The Main Issue)! #TWBAAndreasMuñoz A photo posted by Tonight With Boy Abunda (@twbaofficial) on Jul 21, 2016 at 4:52am PDT

In an interview with ABS-CBN, Bato said that show has improved the image of the police towards the public.

"Maganda ang ginagawa niyo sa 'Ang Probinsyano.' Bumabalik ang kumpiyansa ng mga tao sa mga pulis," Bato said.

(What Ang Probinsyano is doing is wonderful. The public is starting to trust the police again.)

In the video aired on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Coco said: "Ang hangarin po namin sa [FPJ's] Ang Probinsyano ay magbalik yung pagmamahal, tiwala at respeto ng ating mamayan sa ating kapulisan, sa abot po namin na makapagbigay ng impormasyon laban sa kriminalidad."

(Our main purpose in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano is to bring back the love, trust and respect of the public toward the police force to the best we can, spreading information about crime in the country.)

Coco also thanked viewers who continue to watch the show. In an interview with Push.com, Coco said that all the hard work paid off. 

"Napakasarap po sa pakiramdam namin dahil pinaghihirapan po namin ang aming trabaho at hangad po namin na makatulong kami sa ating gobyerno at sa ating pamayanan," he said.

(It really feels good because we've work had and we only want to help our government and communities.)

Coco, who plays Cardo in the show, was previously active in campaigning for senator Grace Poe during the national elections.

Ang Probinsyano is a TV series that premiered in 2015, titled after the Fernando Poe Jr film of the same name. According to ABS-CBN, it has "tackled a range of topics such as the illegal drug trade, prostitution rings, police corruption, child abductions, and most recently, high-profile assassinations." – Rappler.com