Latest Stories

6 Taytay ‘kotong’ cops ordered relieved, charged


MANILA, Philippines—The chief of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday ordered the relief and filing of administrative charges against six Taytay, Rizal, policemen for their alleged involvement in bribery-extortion.

They were identified as Chief Inspector Ruel Lacanienta, chief of the Tikling police traffic sector; Police Officers 2 Harold Orfanel and Rommel Reodique; and Police Officers 1 Ron Miranda, Daniel Igtiven, Reylan Gumapad and Cergie Gonzales.

Secretary Jesse Robredo said in a statement that the erring cops would be transferred outside of their jurisdiction, Region 4A.

The order was made based on the recommendation of Senior Superintendent Francisco Peñaflor, senior police assistant to the DILG chief, who sent a team from the Philippine National Police Office of Internal Security to investigate and document the mulcting activities of the involved Taytay police traffic enforcers in Tikling, a busy crossroad going to Antipolo City and Binangonan,  Rizal.

It was discovered that apart from the monthly P8,000 “protection money” that the local drivers’ associations were being made to pay to the Taytay “kotong” (mulcting) cops, they also allegedly required all jeepney and taxi drivers to pay P10 each whenever they passed by the Tikling area.

The DILG said that the P10 payment was collected by police-hired “barkers” who reportedly remitted the collection to the Taytay police traffic sector office every day.

Robredo earlier ordered the sacking and filing of charges against nine traffic policemen from Quezon City and one from Capas, Tarlac, who allegedly extorted money from his nephew and daughter on separate occasions.

The first incident, he said, happened on April 27 during which Quezon City Police District mobile patrol policemen on board two patrol cars extorted P1,400 from his nephew in front of the Cloverleaf Market in Balintawak, Quezon City.

In another police extortion incident, Robredo’s daughter, who was one of the Bicol Region delegates to the Palarong Pambansa (National Athletic Meet) in Pangasinan, was on board a van on April 29 and joining the convoy of 15 Pangasinan-bound buses when they were flagged down by a group of police traffic officers led by one Senior Police Officers 3 Elmo B. Ngangac at about 8:30 a.m. along Manila North Road, Barangay Poblacion, Capas, Tarlac.

“I am aghast to learn that despite our nationwide campaign against kotong cops, these police officers have failed to mend their ways, mulcting and extorting money from public utility drivers and other motorists for concocted traffic violations,” the DILG chief said.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: bribery , extortion , Kotong cops , Philippines – Regions , Police , Rizal province

  • bahog_itlog

    And these relieved cops will become criminals just to feed their families now that they’re out of work.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      once they become criminals, hopefully the good cops gun them down

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night


  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Huwag tanggalin ang mga ito pero ipadala sa basilan sa bundok para tugisin ang mga ASG.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    SIR  ROBREDO, pag talagang nag- serious kayo  sa kampanya nyo laban sa mga KOTONG COPS at pinangatawanan nyo ang pag-aresto sa kanila,   baka po mga 10% lamang ang malabi sa mga kapulisan nyo ! Hindi nyo pa nahuhuli yung mga nangongotong mismo sa loob ng mga presinto ng pulis ! At yung mga sinasabing  regular na umo-orbit sa mga pasugalan at drug dealers para kumulekta ng suhol kapalit ng proteksyon at hindi pag huli sa mga illegal na yan. . . . .mas grabe yun! KAILANGAN PO TOTAL WAR AGAINST  CORRUPTION  SA LOOB  NG  PNP, SIMULA  PA  SA  TRAINING  NG  PULIS  SA PNPA . . .

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Alaska takes quarterfinals opener over San Mig Coffee
  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Marketplace