He challenged the people behind these threats, believed to be the drug lords inside Bilibid, to a gun duel. The winner, said dela Rosa, will get the supposed reward, the Inquirer reported.
"I have a proposal for them. That P1 billion bounty, let's turn that into pot money," he said. "There are 20 of you Chinese drug lords or whoever drug lords are there: I challenge you to a draw. Man versus man."
Dela Rosa added that he already knows what he'll do with the money. "I will donate it. I will determine the region here in the Philippines with the most number of drug addicts, and have a rehabilitation center built there," he said.
Dela Rosa's move comes after the bounty on him, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, and two other government officials reportedly increased from P50 million to P1 billion.
Drug lords allegedly shelled out P50 million each to take down those who are making a dent in the country's illegal drug trade. It's also considered as their counter-offer to Duterte's own bounty against kingpins which Digong set at P5 million each, dead or alive.