Bartolome sacks entire Batangas unit



AGAINST POLICE-EXORTIONISTS. Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome has sacked the entire Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) in Batangas for their alleged involvement in extortion and other criminal activities.

The PNP chief said there had been complaints that operatives of the Batangas CIDT headed by Chief Insp. Jay Agcaoili were into kidnapping and extortion (“hulidap”) of suspected lawbreakers.

All the personnel of the Batangas CIDT were reassigned to the Police Holding and Administrative Unit (PHAU) at Camp Crame to make them available to face criminal and administrative investigation.

Bartolome said seven Batangas CIDT personnel were caught with the P400,000 ransom paid by the family of a college student who was arrested last Wednesday for alleged illegal drug use.

The CIDT policemen reportedly originally demanded P1 million for the release of Christina Rodriguez, but the family was able to bring the amount down to 400,000.

The PNP chief also ordered Agcaoili’s immediate superior, Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba, who is the regional officer of the 4th Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU), to submit an explanation in writing.

Balba, however, denied that his operatives in Batangas were into “hulidap” activities and even decried the raid and arrest of the Batangas CIDT members and other civilians.

In a statement, Balba said the arrest of Rodriguez was legitimate, saying the suspect was into drug trafficking and gunrunning in Batangas and Metro Manila.

On Thursday, Bartolome himself instructed Calabarzon (Police Regional Office 4A) regional director Chief Supt. James Melad and newly designated Intelligence Group (IG) director Chief Supt. Charles Calima Jr. to investigate reports that Batangas CIDT personnel were negotiating with the family of Rodriguez for her release in exchange for P1 million.

Rodriguez, a sophomore student at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay, was reportedly snatched by armed men from a bus terminal in Pasay City in the afternoon of April 18.

The victim told investigators her abductors brought her to the Batangas CIDT office in Camp Miguel Malvar, Batangas City, where she was held captive until her rescue on Friday evening.

Rodriguez’s family was instructed to bring the P400,000 to the Batangas CIDT office.

In an entrapment and rescue operation, 80 P500 bills dusted with ultraviolet powder were included in the ransom.

Melad reported that at around 11 p.m. on Friday, PRO4A and IG operatives in coordination with Batangas police rescued Rodriguez and arrested seven Batangas CIDT personnel.

Those arrested were identified as Senior Police Officer 3 Emmanuel Rabe, SPO2 Apollo Marasigan, SPO1 Maximo Catedulla, SPO1 Donnabelle Campos, PO2 Jeffrey Malibiran, PO2 Jose Wally Banaag and civilian utilityman Celso Ansino.

PO1 Novel Calo of the Silang, Cavite, Municipal Police Station was also among those caught in the entrapment. Melad found his presence highly suspicious.

Operatives are following up on the identity of two others referred to as “Sir Athan” and “Sir Jimmy” who are believed to be part of the syndicate.

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  • pasaway008ako

    Cristina Rodriguez, kababaeng tao aakusahan ng gunrunning at drug traficking? Tama na kayo… mga hulidap. Dapat nga kayong bitayin ni Dir Gen Bartolome. Good job Dir gen!

    • pulis

       Dapat ipaka-in kay Lolong ang mga ito at e televise live…

  • Pluma Mana

    kaya mahirap ng magtiwala ngayon sa mga pulis!

  • southernsons

    Sino nalang ang maasahan natin? PNP at NPA nasa extortion business na silang lahat. It’s time to armed ourselves….I think.

  • wee

    excellent move by bartolome. change will only come if he nipped these crooks in the bud! 

  • oracle888

    Great job.

    If we have many righteous, patriotic and clean high government leaders such as Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome, ours will be a better place to live.

  • Rico MarioB

    First things first, President PNOY must change the ’87 constitution then SACK the ENTIRE PNP because this  centralize system will never work effectively. During Martial Law days  this is OK coz President Marcos want to make sure everything is under control by the military. FVR took over w/ the same mentality. Now under democratic form of govt. Mayor’s must be held responsible / accountable for all the crimes under his leadership. Police dept. must be under him . Traffic Management is a Police matter so MMDA must be SACK / DISSOLVED likewise. This has been our syatem long time ago patterned after USA.

  • sepultorero

    Imbistigahan din si Balba. Maaring kasangkot din sya sa “hulidap” na ito. Hindi pa nga sya nagi-imbistiga, sinasabi na nyang walang sala sa “hulidap” ang mga akusado. Kung wala silang sala, malalaman yan matapos ang imbistigasyon.

  • Gee

    Bernabe Balba, you are a disgrace to the Philippine Military Academy!!! better resign and shoot yourself in the head! pa astig astig kapa eh kurakot ka naman..isama mo na ring yung iba mong upperclass at underclass na nasa PNP! sayang ang mga magagandang tinuro ng PMA sa inyo!

  • wehd1nga

    ang kapal ng mukha ng mga pulis na yan, dapat sibakin pati si Balba hindi naman maglalakas loob yung mga tao niya kung di  siya kasali sa hulidap,

  • kismaytami

    Sacked lang naman pala eh. Sa wikang Filipino, isinako, kumbaga tinago lang.

    • jiro2003

      Oo nga, ano ba talaga epekto ng “sacked”? kung ordinaryong mamamayan ang nahuli sa panghoholdup/pagkidnap ay kulong kaagad. Pero ang nasa kapangyarihan na mga pulis “sacked”? Ano yun, tanggal sa puwesto lang? Diba dapat masmabigat na parusa… tapos hindi uusad ang kaso kasi ang pamilya ng nakidnap hindi nagpapakita sa korte. Siyempre natatakot ang mga iyon magpakita kasi ang “sacked” na mga pulis hindi naman nakakulong.

  • Ommm

    Good work Mr.  Bartolome!!

  • ordinariopoako

    PNP is a mafia in uniform ! ! ! lahat ng crime sa kalsada ay may komisyon sila sa kita ng mga kriminal ,, pero sobra ang yabang at libog kaya kahit malaki na ang kita ay kapos ang pera , ayun hulidap dito hulidap doon para magkapera ,
    it will take 10 years to resoved this case , magsasawa o matatakot na lng ang complainant ,,abswelto na ang mga iyan ,, if gen.bartolome is sincere in cleansing PNP of scalwags , dapat ikulong agad ang mga ito dahil sufficient ang evidence at gayahin nya si lacson (iyong bakla sa senado), be proactive ,,,,dapat may police ang mga police ,hindi iyong naghihintay lng sila ng complainant,,,

  • Yanong_OFW

    walang hiya pulis na naman!! Hulidap!!! tapos sabihin ng boss nila na legal ang pagdakip..mga tarantado, dapat lang na sibakin sila lahat kasali na si Balba..malamang alam nya ang mga katarantadohan ng mga tauhan nya..good job Gen.Bartolome

  • sorbetero

    Gen. Bartolome is the Pilipino ,modern day version of Elliot Ness. We salute you sir and we believe in your honesty, sincerity and dedication to cleanse the rank of the police .May your tribe increase though this is not easy to realize. Pnoy our president was correct again in appointing you to that position.

  • tikboy50

    what’s new? kung NBI nga meron din ganyan police pa….remember gatdula’s case? sayang Pnoy and Gen. Bartolome were just temporary,,,crooks will have their heyday again comes VP Binay as President. Voters should evaluate Binay if the man is going to be an upright president but I doubt given his association with erap and company.

  • Bong

    good chief!

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  • Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Mabuhay ka PNP Chief Nicanor Bartolome ! At MABUHAY din yung mga pulis na umaresto sa mga kidnappers na miembro ng  Batangas CIDT !  Meron pa palang nalalabing  matitino at honest na pulis ! Akala ko talaga wala ng pag- asa itong bayan natin. .    BUT,  I am appealing to DILG Sec Robredo and President Noynoy  to have this case investigated by the  DILG  or  NAPOLCOM !  Kung PNP din ang mag iimbestiga dito, malamang mauwi ito sa WHITEWASH !.
     Marami pang hindi naaarestong mga BULOK na pulis na involved sa HULIDAP AT KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM. . Laganap yang HULIDAP  AT KIDNAPPING sa lahat ng stations ng pulis sa buong bansa.   .  lalong lalo na dito sa Metro Manila, madaming matatakaw na pulis !! Mga bagong graduate pa lang ng PNPA, marunong ng mangurakot !  Kasi walang checks and balance. .  Dapat mga Mayors ang nag-che-check dyan sa gawain ng mga pulis sa bawat bayan o city, PERO HINDI yan ginagawa ng mga Mayors, KASI DUMADATING DIN ANG ORAS NA NAKIKIUSAP  O  UMAAREGLO DIN ANG MGA MAYORS SA MGA PULIS!  KADALASAN KASI AY MGA BATA-BATA NG MGA MAYORS  NA SANGKOT SA DROGA AT MGA ILLEGALS ANG NAHUHULI  NG PULIS . Oras na nakiusap o umareglo na ang mga Mayors sa pulis, wala na syang moral authority to check the police. .  Yun naman ang inaantay ng pulis, ang makiusap  o umareglo ang mga Mayors, para mahawakan na nila sa leeg. . . . .kaya pinababayaan na lang ng mga Mayors ang pangungurakot at kasamaan ng pulis. . .I am suggesting to DILG Sec Robredo and President Noynoy, to organize monitoring teams from the DILG on a continuing basis. These teams will monitor the activities of  the police all over the Philippines . .  How many arrests are being made that were NOT RECORDED  in the police blotters. .  ito yung mga  arrests na pinagkakaperahan ng mga corrupt na  pulis. . .These corrupt policemen act as arresting officers, fixcals and judge at the same time.  . . but most of the time,  cases are adjudicated  before the crack of dawn. . .

  • banong2003

    next in the list should be the entire lipa police force. they are very incompetent, there are a lot of unsolved cases especially murders by riders in tandem.

  • tra6Gpeche

    This brave and swift decision by Chief Nicanor Bartolome will serve as deterrent to criminally-inclined member of the PNP.

  • pinoy_unity

    Eto ang action na dapat laging gawin para malinis ang PNP at magkaroon na tunay na kaligtasan ang Pilipinas at magsimula ng umangat ang kabuhayan kasi kung walang seguridad walang pagunlad.

  • Martin

    What’s Gov. Vilma Santos doing in Batangas?  In fact, jueteng and other illegal activities still continue.

    • popeyee

      Ano pa, pomoporma maging national artist….

    • 444mangyan888

      wla namang pelikula na si ate VI…alangan namang si Luis ang magpakain at magbigay ng allowance sa kanya…agn Gobernador..mga 40k PHP la-ang ang take-home ..ang senador mga 35 k..yugn legal at moral ha…kulang pa yan sa make up at undies nila….so  baket may Jueteng..???

    • libraocto

      Yes you are right, what is she doing in Batangas…… Kung sa Lipa nga hindi nya alam yung Drug Laboratory doon…… sa buong Batangas pa?

  • Rhine

    The likes of Gen. Nic Bartolome deserves the highest respect and honor by the citizenry. How many are like him? May your tribe increase General…God Bless you and keep you and your family always..

  • OFW_Dubai

     Good job!…pero mas sasaludo po ako sa inyo kung matutulungan nyong mawala ang Jueteng at drug pushing dyan sa Batangas…mga inutil po kasi ang majority sa mga naka upo ….alam nyo na po siguro kung bakit…/

  • Jim De Garman

    salute 1000x and a round of applause for Gen Bartolome you did the right thing.  He should be given a cabinet post upon retirement..bihira ang kanyang courage at principles sa kalakaran ngayun sa Pilipinas…MABUHAY PO KAYO GEN. BARTOLOME.


  • neverwint3r

    itong mga pulis na ito who’s supposed to protect the citizens e dapat i-firing squad na yan para di na dumami.

    • sinauna

       wag namang firing squad agad, mamaya nyan mangagaw sana ng baril sa escort ,please naman mga escort “paagaw” nyo baril nyo. he he he wag nang paabutin sa korte , mabuhay ka gen bartolome.

  • Cool_Sniper

    Only half of the battle is won. I hope PNP Chief Bartolome shall ensure the filing of administrative and criminal charges against those stupid good for nothing policmen and their imprisonment. No mercy. No second chances. This is the only way to reform the graft ridden PNP of scalawags. Even Sen. Lacson, when he was PNP Chief, was not able to go against the scalawags in uniform. Saludo po ako sa inyo, Gen. Bartolome.

  • Regd

    Pelikula agad yan starring vilma santos as Christina Rodriguez like all actors do, wasting their time shooting scenes and going overseas claiming they serve the people instead of serving them FULL TIME! Disgracefull!  

  • Dana


  • Mary

    Good job PNP Chief Bartolome. You are the kind of police general our nation needs. May you continue to cleanse the PNP from scalawag members and send them to jail if necessary.

  • AllaMo

    Great work, Chief. Pero, baka naman, sana, mang agaw din nang baril ng escort ang mga iyan. Marami pang ganyan sa inyong mga ranggo. Huwag mo tigilan ang pagsakote, ha. At, saka sana masakote na rin ninyo si palparan at ecleo sa lalong madaling panahon.

    • Lebayun

      sip sip lang yan si Chief Pero nag papapel ginamit na ang media para naiere ang pangalan ?pwes asan ang mark money na sinasabi nila?hindi po pilitica ang pagpupulis kunting delikadesa naman po be fair to your colleague

  • -XO-

    Balba’s explanation doesn’t wash. What possible relevance is it whether the arrest was valid or not? It’s what happened after the prisoner was taken into custody.  Balba’s failure to address the relevant issue means he’s concealing evidence.  When the fish starts to rot, it starts at the head. 

    Now for Angeles City, General Bartolome. 

  • Jacque Toto

    Ang laki ng sweldo nyong mga Pulis pero wala kayong kabusugan at di nakuntento, BAKIT????kasi puro kayo ABS-CBN ( Alak-Babae-Sugal at Cabaret-Beerhouse-Nightclub) ang inaatupag ninyo. Bilang na bilang sa daliri ang nagsi-serbisyo sa inyo ng totoo. Animal din ito si PSSUPT Balba at gusto pang pagtakpan ang mga tao nya. Gen Bartolome sir, we want to see these hoodlums in PNP uniform to be kickedout from the Police service. Ngayon nyo ipatupad ang battle cry nyo na ENFORCING THE LAW WITHOUT FEAR AND FAVOR.

  • joeldcndcn

    for good example, let these police extortionist-kidnappers face a

  • Tirador Ngbuwaya

    HINDI PALA NAKASAMA  sa inaresto yung Chief Inspector Jay Agcaoili  at yung Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba !  Magaling lumusot itong 2 corrupt na ito ! I hope the good PNP Chief Nicanor Bartolome will NOT spare these 2 scalawag officers ! BULUKIN  SA  KULUNGAN PARA HINDI  NA  PAMARISAN !

  • rick

    tiyak ito makakalusot ang mga walanghiyang mga ito….kasi mahina ang chief kaya ganun merong mga gumagawa ng kawalanghiyaan. nung panahon ni lacson wlang ganito…lahat kainakastigo kaya mga pulis noon kailangan tumino. sa tingin ko makakalusot din ang mga ito lalo na kung nakapwesto pa itong si balba at itong si jayy agcaoili. dapat sa mga ito ay bitayin…este mga NPA ano na ba ang ginagawa niyo… marami nang mga abusadong pulis, opisyal at mga sundalo…aber…….

  • 0429OH

    I salute you General Bartolome. Sana lahat na Katulad ninyo matapang wala masama sa kapulisan natin ! .Dapat bigyan sila ng lesson !

  • 0429OH

    Give permit for gun license holder for free and should exposed to public eyes if they want to bring their guns outside their residence for personal protection,like what happened during President Marcos time, in this way law enforcers will think twice before committing crimes !

  • antonioluna

    uniformed criminals hehehe

  • elpobre

    Dati mga hindi pulis kriminal ang iniintrap ngayon buong unit mismo ng Lispu, ano ba yan sir, kung baga garapalan e,… sabi ni Tulfo.

  • Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Madulas talaga yung  Chief Inspector Jay Agcaoili  at Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba !  Hindi nakasama sa naaresto. . . Ang slogan nitong dalawa na to ngayon ay , . .  ” Sayang ! Pera na naging bato pa ! “

    • Lebayun

      hindi po ako pumapanig sa knino man,magdahan dahan lang po,dapat huwag nating husgahan sila kasi,tignan po natin ang ebidencya sabi ng mga taga IG cam crame at PRO4A calabarzon ay may ginamit na pera asan po yun? bakit hindi nakikita sa news at dyaryo?pakana lang po kasi naiingit sila sa mga achivements ng mga taga CIDT batangas,Gen Bartolome this kind of movement of your dogs are accepted,this is not a politics show the evidence and the truth will prevail! the raiding team are the one tha are SACKS!!!!

  • taga_labas

    I would like to be an optimist.  But this crap is an old trick commanders or those in position to change personnel play.  Once a PMA grad jokingly mentioned that he arrested the jueteng cabos, drug dealers and most of the syndicates he knew within his jurisdiction when his boss was en route to an overseas schooling.    Not only he got recognition from his higher ups, he now collects from those no good people.  Nothing happened to those arrested of course.  Pabuya lang yan ni Bartolome para mailagay ang mga tao niya at “sila na ang bahala kay sir”.  I would think otherwise if Bartolome was a little quicker in filing cases against those in charge of this unit. Nasaan po hihinto ang tinatawag na COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY kung mga tauhan lang ang kinakasuhan at hindi ang mga kasing bulok nilang pinuno?

    • Lebayun

      I agree with that! but the raiding team from IG camp crame and PRO4A ay mas bulok nag papapel lang sila sa mga superior nila?where is the evidence that they always mention na may perang ginamit?im not a one sided opinion, but bear in mind hearsay is not accepted in court,I do believe that they were using the media for their popularity nakhit kabaro nila na naghuhuli ng criminal,drug pusher, gun smugling ay kaya nilang ilaglag,what the heck is the Chief Bartolome,what your doing right now is a polictics nagpapabago sya para pagdating ng election ay may accomplisement,!kawawa naman yung mga nadidiin na walng kasalanan at gumagawa ng tama.all those from IG cam crame and PRO4A calabarzon are SACKS! SHAME ON YOU PLEOPLE

  • Allan

    matindi talaga ang kapulisan natin. kawawa naman ang mga anak nila sa kahihiyan inaaabot nila dahilan sa kademonyonhan ng ama nila pulis.

  • Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Ang gusto kong mahuli nila Gen. Bartolome at DILG Secretary Robredo ay yung mga corrupt na pulis ng NCRPO  na matatakaw mag HULIDAP  sa mga drug lords at sa mga tauhan ng mga drug lords. .   Pinupuntahan nila sa mga bahay-bahay ang mga suspects, alam nila yung mga bahay ng mga drug pushers  dahil may kasabwat silang mga local na pulis na nakakaalam sa mga bahay ng suspects. . . aarestuhin yung mga suspects. . . isasakay sa kotse ng mga pulis at  ipapasyal  at  . . . . pagwi -withdraw -hin  ng pera sa mga ATM machines. . . marunong din yang mga pulis na yan. . . hindi nila pinagtatagal. . . alam nila mabubuking sila. . pagka withdraw ng pera palalayain na yung mga suspects. . . . KWARTA NA . . .  kaya po yang droga, hindi yan mawawala sa atin . . .

  • Lebayun

    Regional director Chief Supt. James Melad and Intelligence Group (IG) director Chief Supt. Charles Calima Jr. saka kay Gen Bartolome,kunting delikadesa naman kasi kawawa yung pinupulitika nyong mga tauhan nyo,kasi napapanood at nababasa ko tung isyu na to puro kayo salita sa media na may mark money na ginamit nyo sa intrupment e wla namang picture at video anu bayan kayo ata ang hindi kapani paniwala, your just using media for your own popularity, I think CIDGT batangas are telling the truth ,kasi masipag silang sumupil sa mga salot sa bayan but their efforts are now useless,kasi gumawa na sila ng mabuti sila pa ang pasama ,they should re-phrase it should be”Calabarzon (Police Regional Office 4A) regional director Chief Supt. James Melad and newly designated Intelligence Group (IG) director Chief Supt. Charles Calima Jr. and the raiding team are SACKS!kasi hindi ku lang lubos maisip yung ebidencya nila na sinasabi na mark money asan po yun? fair trial should be given to this poor CIDGT officers.

  • Harzburgite

    Sa kabulukan ng mga alagad ng batas sa atin , hindi na natin malaman kung sino ang nagsasabi ng totoo, ang gandang pákinggan ang , tinaggal lahat ang naka assign sa Batangas, totoo naman kayng mga palpak ang mga CIDGT doon baka naman gawa gawa lang iyon dahil malakas kay Bossing ang ipapalit o hindi magawa ang dapat gawin na pagkakaperhan kaya sila tinanggal. . Ang gulo na talaga ng nagpapatupad ng batas sa atin, sino nga kaya ang nagsasabi ng totoo.

  • Mary

    Good job General Bartolome. Continue to cleanse the police ranks from scalawags and undesirable members. Ibalik mo ang tiwala ng taong bayan sa mga police. Sa totoo lang, when I was young, I felt secure whenever a policeman is around but to today, I am afraid when a policeman is around. The public trust for the police has deteriorated so much. Sana maibalik ito ni General Bartolome by disciplining the police force and by making them understand that they are paid by the government to serve and protect the people

    Mabuhay ka General Bartolome. May your tribe increase.

  • Stephen

    General Bartolome….I will salute you if there will be no white wash in this case and the corrupt officers will be put to jail…not just demotion. We (the public) don’t have trust these officers anymore & PNP is really smeared with this issue.

  • Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Facts of  these case can be read now in the column of the hard hitting  Mon Tulfo.  Sa kanya pala lumapit at  humingi ng tulong yung kapatid ng  BINIBIKTIMA ng CIDT Batangas noong Biernes. . . . Dalawa na ngayon ang kasalanan nung head ng CIDT  Batangas na si Senior Supt. Bernabe Barabas,  una kidnapping for ransom, pangalawa submitting a DOCTORED  OR  WRONG  report. .   .  yari ka na nyan Sir. . . 

  • John_Lange

    That General Bartolome is totally unfair. That is discrimination. Bakit Batangas lang? Hindi ka fair. The law should apply to everyone equally and without favor.

  • ynigooctaviano

    The Batangas CIDT chief must be a PMA graduate. That is why.

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