Bartolome to Espina: ‘Hit hard on criminal elements’



NEW NCRPO DIRECTOR. Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina talks with Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome during his oathtaking as the new Director of NCRPO at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police Chief Nicanor Bartolome gave Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina to “hit hard on criminal elements” and set deadlines for the new head of the National Capital Region Police Office to resolve pending administrative cases against erring lawmen.

“We want to have a zero backlog solution. We should not be seeing pending [cases],” Bartolome said in his speech during the Change of Command ceremony at the NCRPO Friday.

He said pending administration cases should be resolved within 30 days and those that have yet to be filed to be resolved in 90 days.

“Hit hard on criminal elements,” Bartolome said of the region considered as one of the toughest to manage.

“[The] regional office will definitely be a challenge, but we have to remember that any difficulties you may face may only make you stronger and better,” he said.

Bartolome said that his directive to Espina was not simply because of the recent extortion try by two police officers against Espina’s son but for the rest of the Filipinos who may have suffered the same fate in the hands of lawmen who were supposed to be protecting them.

He said that if such an abusive act was personally witnessed by Espina, “I think others have had the same experience”, stressing that he won’t let the entire police force suffer because of the misdeeds of some.

Bartolome was referring to the extortion attempt by Senior Police Officer 4 Jose dela Peña and Police Officer 3 Resty del Rosario on Espina’s son Tuesday when they demanded P20,000 from him for allegedly engaging in “phone sex”.

Dela Peña and Del Rosario, both of Quezon City Police District’s Mobile Patrol Unit, have since been disarmed and relieved from their posts pending results of an investigation.

Bartolome also ordered Espina to make use of all available resources to keep streets safe from criminal elements.

He also directed the former Highway Patrol Group chief to innovate strategies that would complement those that have been started by his predecessor Police Director Alan Purisima.

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  • kilabot

    no need to look far. it’s right in your midst. and in malacañang and congress.

  • Leo Capurictan

    Mr. Bartolome, do your part also as Director, there has been tons of tons of instruction about getting rid of these criminals, however they were oon the rise.

  • $26606290

    ‘Hit hard on criminal elements’  Duh!  Kelangan pa ba imemorize yan. 
     Kaya naman pala walang resulta,  generic ang marching orders ni boss. 
    Or kelangan nyong kausapin tong writer na to.  Nagmukha kayong inutil “Pare,  hit hard on criminal elemants ha.  Pulis tayo yun daw trabaho natin e.”

    Dela Peña and Del Rosario, both of Quezon City Police District’s Mobile Patrol Unit, have since been disarmed and relieved from their posts pending results of an investigation.

    Alam na natin ang kwento dito diba.  Update naman.  Saan sila marereassign??  Pagulpi nyo na lang sa nakakulong sa city jail. 

  • gudwil2all

    tignan nyo ang picture at i-add ang dialog
    “pina-ganun ka rin?!”

  • dor

    Sus Bartolome, ngsalita ang magaling, sabi nga ni Robredo ang tigas ng mukha ng mga pulis kc kanya kanyang proteksiyon sa weteng, anak ng teteng naman…Mga pulis mo lagi tulog sa mga stations pagdating ng 12mn, at naka aircon pa nakasara ang pinto walang tao sa labas….hahahaha…paano ikaw din kc patulog tulog….bumaba ka nlng kung may hiya ka pa…

  • monses

    prang me anarchy sa pinas kabi kabila ang patayan.mga pulis di mahagilap lalo sa gabi.

  • F alonso

    Chief Bartolome should have said to Gen Espina : HIT HARD ON CRIMINAL ELEMENTS ESPECIALLY POLICEMEN.

  • F alonso

    Bakit di mapigil ang carnapping sa bansa na pinangungunahan ng mga Dominguez brothers?

  • F alonso

    Kung mai patigil ninyo ang Jueteng sa Pilipinas saludo ako sa inyo Chief Bartolome and Espina.Else suportado kayo ng mga Lordie.

    • Ariel CRUZ

      pare, mukha namang mahirap yang pinapagawa mo…hindi mo ba alam na hindi bababa sa P6M ang weekly (WEEKLY) ang take ng Chief NCRPO sa jueteng???

  • Jon

    Press release uli na wala namang ngipin.
    Grabe na talaga ang krimen ngayon na wala nang tiwala ang taongbayan na kayang solusyonan ng PNP ang problemang ito.

  • Mel

    Hindi maramdaman leadership ni Bartolome.

  • Christian Harvey

    Same old same old lip service. Echoing same directives of the past PNP chiefs and as usual NO result. One thing is always missing, their resolve!!

  • bentot

    walang kwenta !!!!!! press release lang ito !!!!!!!!!!!

  • ben311

    bartolome mahinang police chief dapat sa boys scout na lang

    • Nutz Maidana

      agree!! hunger to be PNP Director greed is the #1 sin

      • ben311

        effective way to change the country we live in is through the internet, blogging, writing comments . a lot faster than People Power bec of the technogy at our disposal

  • Nido

    hows that??? the criminals are right under their noses,wearing police uniforms and they can’t even smell it? tsk-tsk-tsk

  • PutingAgila

    PNP- Puro Na Pangako. Now that Espina’s son is a victim, PNP comes out with another press release which is nothing but a “SOTTO” of ones made before. To me, BARTOLOME is the problem not the solution. 

  • juanamboy

    “Hit hard on criminal elements”  PNP Chief Bartolome ordered Gen. Espina.  Go go go, both of you generals.  Begin with Usec. Puno.  Hindi ‘yong mas priority pa ‘nyo ‘yong small fishes na SPO4 at PO2 na na-ngotong sa anak ni Gen. Espina.   After Usec. Puno saka na sina SPO4 at PO2  o dili kaya isabay na sa kanila si Usec. Puno as priorities.

  • rouelcalzita

    How could you get a hard criminal elements whom itself in the PNP organization. Every time their is an action of changing something in the position, always same directive action given to predecessor. They are familiar to used this linguistic command which they could not perform during their time in the lower level.

  • tadasolo

    The PNP should establish an internal affairs Unit reporting directly to PNP director and the Director of Local Government. The body should be given authority to investigate criminal elements within its rank and follow administrative procedures to dismiss and file criminal charges to its erring officers and relieve them of their duties including losing pension and pay. There are a lot of good people within society to replace bad police. In addition policemen and women should be given favorable loans and support to be able to live comfortably and their kids given preference in public schools and government programs

    • Nutz Maidana

      no need!!! for me if I’m PNP Director and you never reach 10 years in the service and he/she have more than two charges he/she was dischared in the service and no benefits will received from the PNP now if he/she has one or two illegal charges he/she will be in the floating status to clear his/her name first and not giving him a new assignment until he was not cleared yet or maybe assign him/her in one of the island in the Philippines like Spratly Island, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan Jolo or even Aparri…..
      so he/she can’t do illegal activity and punishment for his/her ILLEGAL act!!!!

  • pedronimo

    For a man of police experience, Espina is less than smart. When his son phoned him about the Kotong incident, he could advised him to keep mum on his identity and drive the 2 directly to a place where Espina and other policemen will be waiting for the 2 Kotogeros. As it has happened both culprits disappeared and only one re-appeared to face the music. The other, de la pena, is now awol, possibly an underground instant convert.

    • Nutz Maidana

      AWOL or ghost assigment???  hmffffffff man ur Rookie if you think this SPO4 Dela Peña was dismissed he was not dismissed or AWOL he was protected and i will not surprized if he’s still in the payroll of the PNP remember this no policemen was being prisoned by his illegal act…..

      • pedronimo

         Good for you. You know more than enough. I wonder why you do not tell PNP, especially Espina, everything little thing you know. Makaka-tulong ka pa sa lipunan.

  • Joey Emilio Alcantara

    itong Bartolome na to ang tolonges na PNP Chief mukhang mas marami pang armas ang mga Kriminal kaysa sa kanila puro patayan, holdapan, carnapping at lahat ng klaseng kasamaan na hindi nila masawata kasi patulog tulog kasi itong Bartolome na to …Hindi bagay sayu dyan Bartolome ang PNP Chief 

  • pulis

    Kailangan pa bang utosan itong mga pulis para mag go after sa mga krimenal? Hindi yata peace and order ang priority ng mga Pulis ngayon kundi kutong… Whaaaa! Mga kabayan, kawawa naman kayo!!!

  • ddano

    Hipocrite itong si Bartolo, hindi ba isiniwalat na ni Sec Robredo na isa ito si nicanor sa mga opisyales na ayaw mag commit ng tulong kay Sec. Robredo sa kampanya para sugpuin ang jueteng as illigal logging.

  • aeon888

    Do your job or else the people like Alex Boncayao Brigade vigilantes or NPA sparrow units will do it for you in cleansing your ranks.

    • Nutz Maidana

      the question was why dela Piña reach his rank to SPO4 / ( Chief Master in the Military so called) if he has a lot of extortion cases?  hhhhhmmmmmmmmmffffffffffffffffff  Eseeep-Eseep!?!  while  honest and clean policemen are still PO1 rank until now and some of them are assign in RURAL area?
      what do you think? they allow it or this SPO4 Dela Peña was UNTOUCHABLE or he knew something that’s why he was not afraid to do EXTORTION again and again and what is the reaction of our beloved president in these case?  I think Pnoy should focus in this ISSUE remember those soldier who died in the hands of so called peacetalk in mindanao where a lot of MILITARY OFFICIAL heads roll  and was releived/dismissed in their post…..!! kamuztah n kaya ung kasong un? ibinenta ba ang ULO ng mga Bagitong sundalo or what? 

  • Pedro

    Yes, I agree, the PNP  should be serious in cleansing its ranks of  SCALAWAGS !  Mas nakakahiya if the ABB will do it for you. . . the people will love the  ABB  and continue to hate the PNP. . .


    • Nutz Maidana

      agree! that’s why ABB was destroyed for the self interest of these rank person / Government official and let their bad tactics in-favor to them but the ARMY is the one who must suffered by chasing them and this policemen are doing their old things by extortioning and leave their job and pending cases for self interest

  • tipay

    “Bartolome also ordered Espina to make use of all available resources to keep streets safe from criminal elements.” 
    meaning yong mga “pulis” lol

    • Nutz Maidana

      mas lalo pang dadami p ang kotong kc sa gabi-gabi wan to sawa ung KOTONG i mean checke ay! checkpoint pla tapus kayong mas mataas eh nagtutulog-tulogan sa gabi tapus ano! kulang ang kapulisan ang dahilan kaya ito! sige kotong dito, kotong rito, kotong roon, kotong di ne a la eh kotong n nmn!!!!  wala ng ligtas na lugar dito sa pinas kahit sa province meron nyan!! we need strong ang clen men in uniform implement martial law against men in uniform not against on civillians ang kaya nyo ung maliliit pero kung hindi nga anak ni espina ung tiba-tiba ang MOKONG 20k in just 1 night saan k p!!! robbery but armed men w/ patrol unit p

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  • ben311

    lahat yan sila corrupt kasi malaking pera kita kaya hangang ngayon walang pagbabago

  • nakatutok

    Espina to Bartolome..:  ” Sir, baka maubos ang tao sa Camp Crame pag niyari ko mga criminal elements!!!!””

    • Nutz Maidana

      dapat dyan lahat ng pulis na wala pa sa 6-8 taon sa serbisyo at may kasong higit pa a 2 SIBAK na agad!!!! eh kaso pano mo sisibakin yang mga rank and file polismen eh pag sinibak yan magkaka-alaman nah ng BAHO………

  • boytalakitok

    aawws. dba pulis ang mga kriminal………………hehehehehe

    • Nutz Maidana

      tama!!!!  walang Duda kung hindi totoo yan eh bakit umabot pa sa rangong SPO4 ung hinayupak na pulis yan!?! or maybe may alam din yang si SPO4 sa mga dating opisyal na gumagawa ng higit pa sa kanya ginawa…. hmffffff  eseep-eseep 

  • GlenMJacob

    “too many talk…now show us the walk”

  • boybakal

    Bartolome to Espina: ‘Hit hard on CRIMINAL ELEMENTS’

    Bat kaya may Elements pa hindi na lang Criminal.

  • allandel

    Bartolome to Espina: ‘Hit hard on criminal elements’

    rhetoric. one mediocre pma graduate to another.

  • allandel

    criminal elements = kapulisan?

  • whyinthisworld

    Tama kayo mga amigos, lahat ng police e nag lilinis linisan. Kunwa walang alam sa kawalang hiyaan, utos dito utos doon na tugisin, sino ang alin, ahhh yon mga hindi nag bibigay. You are right, police protect their own skin 100 pct. this is the reason why criminality flourishes all over this country, instead of protecting us, they were the ones who commits crime against the pilipino people as a whole. One good leader, like sect. robredo did a lot of extra ordinary good things to benefit us but let me ask you if bartolome has done anything to eliminate crimes, discipline lazy and stupid policemen, caught carnappers, snatchers, robbers on the spot and all bad elements of this society, the answer is NONE. parang walang police na dapat ay ang babantay sa atin. Ang isang mabuting leader e makikita at mararamdaman natin kung talagang sila ay gumagawa ng mabuti para sa tao, now kung patulog tulog lang at nag hihintay ng kotong araw araw na ang alam ko e bawat police e may kanya kanya assignment. Ikaw spo1,2,3,4 – 40 pct. ang dapat na ipasok mo kay sir. Tanong mo kay  director purisima.

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