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PNP unable to pin down ‘big 5’ due to their ‘resources, loyal supporters’

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police has been unable to pin down the “Big Five” due to their “resources” and “loyal supporters” who have been helping them evade the law, a PNP spokesman said Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said that despite the intensified manhunt, retired General Jovito Palparan, Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, his brother Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, Dinagat Island Representative Ruben Ecleo Jr., and now Delfin Lee of Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corp. have remained in hiding.

Cerbo said investigators have leads which haven’t yielded positive results.

Palparan has been linked to the kidnapping and disappearance of two students from the University of the Philippines in 2006; the Reyeses are accused in the murder of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega on Jan. 24, 2011; Ecleo was convicted of the murder of his wife in 2002; and Lee is facing arrest for syndicated estafa
in connection with the P7 billion “ghost borrowers” housing loan scandal.

Despite this, the PNP announced that it still managed to arrest over 14,000 wanted criminals for the first five months of 2012, thanks to the offer of monetary rewards, Cerbo said.

The PNP has formally rewarded 18 informants amounting to a total of P2.33 million, which was funded under the PNP Reward System.

Among the recently arrested suspects were Jonathan Carpio with P1 million bounty; Sahibul Sailani with P300,000.00 reward;  Datu Ipi Ampatuan with P300,000.00 reward;  Macario Tadina with P300,000.00 reward; Julian Bonares, P300,000.00; Zacaria Pama Akil, P250,000.00; Sonny Kamsa Pandi, P250,000.00; Arnold Cinco, P200,000.00; and Lord Catabay Menor, P200,000.00.


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Tags: Coron Mayor Mario Reyes , Crime , Delfin Lee , Jovito Palparan , Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes , Police , Ruben Ecleo Jr.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QEM5J6HZ3TM3DMAHZMB4QNK32E John

    Sir Cerbo, maliit ang premyo at kayang-kaya mag-counter offer ang mga wanted ninyo para magtakip ng mata at tenga ang mga tumutugis.
    O kaya talagang incompetent lang ang PNP.

  • Pablo Juan

    Kung gusto maraming paraan, kung ayaw maraming dahilan.

  • rem_rod

    Ikulong din ang mga sumusuporta. Wala pa akong nadinig na ikinulong na mga sumusuporta dyan sa mga iyan…

  • Hey_Dudes

    An old Dodge city way will flush out these hiding animals.  Issue a bounty of P5 million each for these wanted men DEAD or ALIVE.  That’ll surely do the trick.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    kung walang performance. dapat palitan ang mga namumuno ng pnp na iyan. palitan ng palitan hanggang may mga mahuli. otherwise, ano ang inuupo upo ninyo diyan? baka kaya nyo lang iyung bumalandrang pulis sa convoy ng presidente. he is just small fry. go after the big fish. HEHEHE IF YOU DARE! show the people some muscle, hehehe if you do dare do that! hehehe

  • recelyn

    mas malaki pa yata ang ibinibigay ng mga suspect kesa reward kaya di yan mahuhuli.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    They are just following the senator.

  • padrefaura

    si Ping ang nagpauso nito…. wag tayo magugulat na bigla na lang babaliktarin ng CA ang mga kaso sa kanila at lulutang ang mga hindot na ito. 

  • AllaMo

    Uuh, is’nt aiding and harboring fugitive/s also a crime? Then, why not also go after those that help these scumbags? It could’nt be because a lot of the pnp not only do not have the guts to go after “big fish”. It is, more probably, because most pnp’ers see themselves as protectors of men in uniform versus the pesky civilians.

    • fasoriamd

      Very true indeed. May I add. PNP generals maybe also in cohort with them

      • AllaMo

        Word. For sure.

  • amelius23

    To those who are hiding from the arms of the law as what VP J. Binay has said, you are no sen. Ping Lacson, hence, you will be apprehended one of these days because your present protectors might be tempted to avail of the hefty reward put up on your head. To bounty hunters, this is you chance to earn good and clean money. OPEN SEASON!!! 



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