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A Taguig City police sergeant has blown the whistle on what he called a “drug syndicate operating right inside the Taguig police station.”

PO3 Alexander Saez told Monday’s “Balitaan sa Aloha Hotel” media forum in Manila that at least a dozen policemen, including Taguig’s police chief, Senior Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr., were involved in the illegal drug trade.

Contacted by phone, Apolinario laughed off Saez’s allegations against him and some of his men.

“[Saez] should take a psychiatric test,” Apolinario told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

He said Saez was “desperate because he’s been suspended for over a year now for his involvement in a drug-related extortion case.”

“He couldn’t accept what happened to him,” Apolinario said in Filipino. “Now, he’s blaming us for his misfortune. Worse, he wants to destroy not just the Taguig police force but the entire PNP (Philippine National Police).”

Saez, who joined the PNP in 1997, also alleged that during his “active involvement” with the group from May to October 2011, they “made at least P5 million.”

“My take was around P200,000,” said Saez, a native of Lopez, Quezon province.

In a statement read to reporters, Saez claimed that during his assignment as an investigator on  the Taguig police station’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force, he and his colleagues were involved in the “recycling” of shabu.

“We were arresting big drug pushers outside our area of jurisdiction. We would make money out of the arrested pushers and sell the confiscated drugs to the pushers in Taguig,” Saez said.

Saez alleged that at the Taguig police station, two sets of blotters were kept supposedly on Apolinario’s orders.

He added: “Only small cases were listed in the official blotter … On orders of our chief of police, we would produce an additional blotter so that we could record there the many cases of crime [including those involving drug-related cases] …

“Two blotters were being made at the station so that we could cover up the many crimes occurring in Taguig, and we could show that it was orderly and peaceful in Taguig.”

The second blotter was used by the group to extort money from drug suspects, Saez said.

According to him, the group also did business with an undisclosed number of “Chinese drug dealers” serving time at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

Two months ago, Saez said he wrote a letter to Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), to report the irregularities involving PNP-Taguig personnel.

On Nov. 19, he said he got a call from “a certain P02 Gajeto, who introduced himself as an NCRPO investigator.”

When he reported to Gajeto’s office, Saez said he was asked to issue a sworn statement about his disclosures. There, he learned that the Taguig policemen he mentioned in his complaint were “already being investigated by the command.”

However, he said he got one of the biggest surprises of his life when he found out that the same affidavit he issued to the NCRPO was used by the cops he cited in the complaint in a libel case filed against him in a Taguig City court.

Saez said he believed that “because of the leakage, my life is now in danger.”

He said this prompted him to seek the help of the National Bureau of Investigation for a “parallel investigation” on the case.

He is also considering joining the witness protection program of the Department of Justice.

Saez admitted that money was at the root of his current problems.

“It’s hard to be a policeman,” he told the forum. “Sometimes you really need money … I have also dreamed of getting rich,” he said.

Asked why he decided to blow the whistle on his fellow policemen, Saez claimed: “I want to change.”

In his written statement, he said: “As an assistant facilitator of Couples of Christ, I believe that this is what the Lord wants for me, that I would become an instrument to correct the wrongs.”

Saez met with Espina later Monday at the NCRPO office in Camp Bagong Diwa and explained his allegations against the Taguig policemen.

Espina said he asked Saez for a copy of the criminal complaint he had filed against his fellow officers so that administrative charges—if warranted—could be filed against them.

If the administrative charges are filed, the officers will be placed under preventive suspension, Espina said.  A police investigation team will  look closely into Saez’s case, he said.

Saez also planned to see Sen. Panfilo Lacson in his Senate office. The meeting was arranged by a former “jueteng” whistle-blower, who asked not to be named. With a report from Maricar Brizuela

Originally posted: 7:02 pm | Monday, December 3rd, 2012


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Wala na talagang pag-asa na mareform ang police system natin

  • jeffrey_01

    Saez has statement has truth to it.  The modus is common among police forces and they got away with it.  Even PDEA is doing the recycling itself.

  • observer1356

    not dissimilar to Training Day… Saez’s safety should be ensured from now onwards and alleged police officers should be investigated and/or relieved of duties if signs of truth in Saez claims show.

  • dickenhead

    may masosorpresa pa ba sa balitang ito? PNP is really rotten to the core

  • yonoh

    ok yan brother alex……..kaya lang pray ka lagi mabigat ang mga nakakalaban mo….

  • tata_boy

    kailanganin balasahin ang PNP, iyong mga kurakot ipadala sa Mindanao.

  • $8278216

    Ito naniniwala akong may katutuhanan ang lahat ng sinabi ni gng. Saez, indifinite suspensiion si apolonio sampu na ng kanyang mga kasamahan habang iniimbistigahan ang lahat ng involve sa karumal-dumal na gawain, at kung sa sandaling mapatunayan silang lahat, tanggalan ng lahat ng binipisyo at kumpiskahin ang lahat ng ari-arian pati na ang nsa pangalan ng kanilang pamilya at ikulong ng habambuhay.

  • speedstream2

    In light of current realities, is this still a shocking revelation? Wouldn’t it be really shocking though if the concerned authorities also laughed off the allegations of this whistle-blower? Can the PNP sustain more damage than what is experiencing with erring policemen, either as the perps themselves or as cohorts of criminal elements? What will it take to cleanse and refurbish the reputation of the institution? Truth be told, the citizenry could be just about ready to throw its hands up in utter frustration and exasperation.

  • $26606290

    Sa dinamiraming pito sa PNP,  bakit iilan lang ang whistleblowers?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Lahat ng sinasabi ni saez ay tama at hindi lang sa taguig nangyayari yan sa buong bansa lalong lalo na sa metro manila. Ang hepe pa mismo ang pinakaulo ng sindikato sa loob ng precinto. Itong si apolinario naman ano pa ang sisirain sa kapulisan eh hindi ba matagal ng nasira at gusto ni espina ibalik ang tiwala ng taongbayan sa kapulisan? Gen. Espina, ilagay mo yang mga pulis taguig na yan lalo na yung hepe sa crame at ipadaan sa lifestyle check para malaman baka maraming matillano diyan sa mga yan!

  • MonMayuga

    His word against theirs. 

    PO3 Alexander Saez’s life is really in danger after he made allegations that Taguig Police station   chief Senior Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Jr, and his men are involved in illegal drug trade which operates inside the station itself.

    He has made many enemies, not only his police colleagues but also those persons with whom said police officers deal with.

    This is a very serious matter for the internal affairs. There may be truth to the allegations. One has admitted making mistakes and is repentant but is accusing his colleagues of the same misdeed he has committed. 

    But he may also be exhibiting  crab mentality. He is falling and on the way down he holds holds colleagues similarly guilty because he probably wants them to fall with him.

    • D_BystandeR

      I agree to your first premise that the life of this “whistle blower” PO3 Saez is in danger in the hands of his “corrupt comrades in police force” in Taguig City and that he really deserved to be in the Witness Protection Program to save his life in his role as a “credible witness” once this comes out into a “full blown investigation.” But the “crab mentality” that you suggest is in line with defense mechanism that the alleged cops engaged in the illegal trade will likely invoke. Nobody in his right mind would assume such a big problem thus putting his life on the line other than those who are highly convinced of their “spiritual transformation” like what PO3 Saez has proclaimed being an active member of “Couples for Christ.”

      • MonMayuga

        Like I wrote, “His words against theirs.”

        We may never know the whole truth. But I sincerely hope that Saez is telling part if not the whole. At least he showed the way that may lead to the discovery of the whole. 
        A lifestyle check of these police officer should be conducted to find out if they have become rich beyond their lawful means. 

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

     We heard similar stories like this, where the confessor was also a participant (accessory), pero pag nawala na sa media, nalilimutan na at walang napaparusahan. Although there’s a benefit of the doubt (e.g. ulterior motive, etc.) I believe conspiracy to a crime like this occurs in our police agency. Nunal pa lang ito sa gabundok na kabulukan sa ating kapulisan. We need more officers like General Espina, hindi niya kayang mag-isa ang maglinis sa PNP.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Its difficult for people to trust the police if every now and then they are involved in crimes. Its still best to avoid cops, who knows maybe the one you are talking to might be the crook with a badge.

    • D_BystandeR

      If we follow what you are saying “to avoid cops” then we are at a loss. We expect the cops to help us solve our problems. We should not lose hope that somehow somebody in the PNP can be trusted to solve this nationwide phenomenon. I have high trust to the honesty of General Leonardo Espina of NCRPO. We just hope he succeeds in eradicating the “bad eggs” from the police force starting from the investigation of the police involvement in the “drug trade” in Taguig. But he has to get the full support of the P-Noy administration in this regard to make the crusade of “daang matuwid” a success, too!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    HWAG  KANG  TUMAWA APOLINARIO !  IIMBESTIGAHAN  KA  NA !  ANG  DAPAT  MONG  SAGUTIN  AY  KUNG  BAKIT  LAGANAP NA  LAGANAP  PA  DIN  ANG DROGA SA TAGUIG? ANO  GINAGAWA  NG TAGUIG  POLICE  LABAN  SA DROGA?  THE  ENTIRE  POLICE  FORCE  OF  TAGUIG  SHOULD  BE  REPLACED, WALANG  NANGYAYARI  SA  LABAN  SA DROGA !! I  FURTHER  SUGGEST   THAT  ALL THE  FIXCALS  THERE  AT  TAGUIG  HANDLING  DRUG  CASES   SHOULD  BE  INVESTIGATED !! INCLUDING  JUDGES !!

    • captainramius

      TAMA KA KABAYAN…. KONG TINGNAN NYO NA LANG MGA GINAWA NG MGA DRUG ADDICTS SA MGA PINATAY NILA… 10 YEAR OR 12 YEAR OLD NA MGA BATA… DAHIL SA DRUGS ITO

      DAPAT ITO MGA PULIS E LINE UP DYAN SA FRONT NG TAGUIG CITY HALL AT RATRATIN NG MACHINE GUN NG MGA PARENTS NG MGA VICTIMS NG DRUG RELATED CRIMES !!!

      E SUSPEND MUNA LAHAT DYAN SA TAGUIG POLICE

      HOY MAYOR ANO GINAGAWA MO ??

      • pedronimo

         CAYETANOS, SAGUTIN NINYO ANG MGA PARATANG SA INYO: 2 Senators and one wife-Mayor Die Nasty nga kayo.

  • batangsulpok

    Dapat suspended munang lahat ng opisyal at pulis ng Taguig Police habang iniimbestigahan ang kaso at isabay na rin ang lifestyle check dahil siguradong maraming nakatagong yaman ang mga ito.

  • nti_boohaya

    Shocking in a sense that someone who is in the know is blowing the whistle. Sa dami daming krimen na nakasasangkotan ng mga pulis, nagiging ordinaryong balita na lang eto. Wala namang kasing kakasohan at nakukulong na mga pulis na gumagawa ng negosyong illegal. My take is that failure of the pulis heirarchy and the courts to fully investigate, prosecute and punish the men in uniform, especially the officers, only indicates a much wider connivance.  Sa laking problema ng droga sa bansa po ay sana naman may masampolan dito para naman kahit paano ay magtiwala ang tao sa kapulisan.  It’s about time to do a nationwide lifestyle check on the PNP done by the clergy of all different churches, supervised by COA.  Tiyak ko maraming mamang pulis at madam pulis na marangal na nabubuhay at sila ang karapat dapat na ilagay sa mga leadership posisions hindi lang mga graduates jan at graduates dito pero hehehe alam niyo na- negosyante!!

    • jeffrey_01

      Protected by political dynasties.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    Ho-hum, this is not news anymore, a normal way of life of our police force in this country. skip this article, it’s not interesting.

  • $37644997

    PNP To Protect and To Serve,the  public specially the crooks in any way.

  • CheapJ

    Espina should play a direct role into this if he really wants to reform the PNP. Same as jueteng, it will not flourish without the protection from PNP.

  • charlie_oscar

    So the NBI (kidnappers) investigate the PNP (shabu polis)….We need to dismantle and start over!

  • randyaltarejos

    Saez should be put under the Witness Protection Program. For me, he is not safe roaming around outside. Otherwise, he will be silenced forever. I think NCRPO chief Leonardo Espina will exhaust all means to probe on Saez allegations against the Taguig City cops.

    • pedronimo

       TAMA KA DIYAN RANDY.

  • captainramius

    This is not a surprise at all.  Any city that drug trade is existing the police involvement is not far off.   Pa drug test mo mga yan sigurado hooked na din ang mga ito.

    Revamp muna yong Police Precint na yan.  Drug is one of the most common reason of criminals killing even children just to have money to buy for this addiction.  These policemen if guilty are also guilty of these crimes !!!

  • captainramius

    MOST IF NOT ALL HEINOUS CRIMES… LIKE KILLING CHILDREN OR OLDER PEOPLE ARE DUE TO DRUGS…. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE THESE POLICEMEN SHOULD BE HANGED IN FRONT OF THE VICTIMS OF THESE DRUG ADDICTS.

    DRUG ADDICTION IS WORSE THAN JUETENG… THEY ARE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE ESPECIALLY CHILDREN

    MAYOR NG TAGUIG ANO GINAGAWA MO ?

    • pedronimo

       Naku Cayetano dynasty po iyan, eh. What can the people expect kundi “Wala iyan” reaction. Talk of the evil of dynasties, this is it: D R U G S

  • captainramius

    SINO BA CONGRESSMAN SA TAGUIG… ANO GINAGAWA MO DIN ? ABSENT KA BA NG ABSENT DIN SA CONGRESS … YON PALA PURO DRUG TRADE YONG DISTRICT MO.

    WE SHOULD NOT TOLERATE DRUG TRADE PARTICIPATED BY POLICEMAN DAPAT MGA ITO E MACHINEGUN SA TAPAT NG MGA PARENTS NG MGA BATA NA PINATAY NI RAPE NG MGA DRUG ADDICTS !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    sa pag eexpose ng katarantaduhan, police vs police d@mn! hirap kong sino  paniniwalaan, kong drug pusher vs pulis , sisiw lang yong drug pusher ang siyang magsasabi ng totoo!

  • $37644997

    Integrated National Police is what we need.We can’t no longer repair a “dilapidated building” but rather destroy it and build a new one instead.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Sorta like a reset button.

      I agree with the idea, but it is easier said than done.

      Sana buong pilipinas ganyan, out with the old bad methods, and in with the new. Khmer Rouge tried to do it pero it too failed, and failed miserably.

      • $37644997

        Cambodia was once armed totalitarian,Pinas atleast loves freedom and of religion.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Yes, i just wish we could use what we have to reset our PNP, (and in a grander scale, our country) using what we have, which as you said were freedom and religion (among other good qualities we have.)

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

      All of them including all officers should be sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and Middle East baka sakali yung mga sungay ay matapyas! Rebuild PNP with new recruits!

  • pedronimo

    The fact that this whistle blower Saez spilled specific circumstances, amount, and personalities, not to mention his motive, he is credible,  not hallucinating as claimed by Policarpio. Now Taguig is the turf of the Cayetano dynasty. I suppose Alan and his Mayor wife and his sister Pia will only give a knee-jerk  “Wala iyan”  reaction. The NBI and the Senate should investigate the allegations of cop Saez and let heads roll; otherwise, yung laban ng bayan sa droga walang kararatnan.

  • captainramius

    So the Cayetano family…. dynasty kayo dyan sa Taguig … what are you doing with this menace… policemen plying the drug trade right in your turf.

    Drug and crime is directly connected with each other in this country which is expected as we are a poor country .  Alan Cayetano and Pea your move .

  • regie

    kaya pala marami crime dyan….

  • Albert Einstien

    DILG /NBI/DOJ what are you noynoying for…ACTION AGAD…madami pa mabibiktima ang mga DRUG syndicates na yan…..habang nagnonynoying kayo…halos araw araw me hold-up jan hindi na lang lumalabas sa news…me batang pang honor student pa dati BINARIL ng motorcycle riding tandem..dami krimen jan …kaya pala …busy kasi mga pulis mag benta ng droga…ano ba yan CAYETANO….DILG …conduct LIFESTYLE check on ALL taguig police & drug test too..!!!!

    • disqusted0fu

      government agencies can afford to be noynoying because they know that the attention of the people are on the RH bill and on all other diversions that the Aquino admin is creating, which is also why these policemen have the guts in committing crimes themselves. no one is keeping an eye out on actual problems because all eyes are diverted to something else.

      • tagalinis

        pag nagsalita ka at ng mga katulad mo, parang ang problemang ito ay nagsimula lamang ng maupong presidente si Pnoy, ah! matagal ng problema ng Pilipinas ito, bata! dapat magising ka sa katotohanan at hindi lang basta mangbintang porke’t hindi na nakaupong presidente ang iyong idolong pandak!

  • disqusted0fu

    if these authorities have drug syndicate operations themselves and do all sorts of crimes as well, who else are we going to count on for our safety and protection? who else is going to enforce the law? and they say we are under a good governance?!

  • Yanong_OFW

    mali yatang napasukan ang mga demonyong ito..dapat hindi kayo nag pulis ang dapat sa inyo including the chief eh nag hoodlum nalang kayo..punta kayo sa Ozamis at doon kayo magnegosyo ng droga..

  • Garo Ungaro

    this allegation must be taken seriously…ground the entire taguig city police department..and investigate…those found guilty must answer to the law and then fired….

    • ever green

      fired….literal sana…..

  • Magsasaka

    laging ganito yong whistle blower parati ang pinalalabas na masama ng mga kriminal na nakadamit pulis, dapat sa mga pukang nang yan isalvage dahil mas mabigat ang kasalanan ng mga tulisang iyan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEL5M676WZ7BLFR4SNH66WKRZM Bigboy I

    kailangan na muna magpakita ng katibayan na involve ang mga taguig police sa drugs hindi mambibintang lang. sablay credibility nya sya rin mismo suspended dahil sa drugs. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619887578 James P Mulroy

    No surprise it’s going on everywhere in the PNP, go to any big or small city and the PNP has something to do with the drug trade. Government needs to wakeup !!

  • Albert Einstien

    ano ba yan GINAWA na nilang MERCURY DRUGSTORE ang mga POLICE STATIONS…….grabe na to……..DILG/NIBI/DOJ…….kilos na…gen ESPINA…sibakin na agad mga involved…madami pa mabibiktima mga yan kada araw na noynoying ang pnoy govt….hindi lang sa taguig yan me mga balitasa DRUGS na ganyan ang area ng CAINTA, MARIKINA,COGEO, ANTIPOLO,PASIG,PASAY at PARANAQUE…gising naman kayo…magtrabaho na….!

  • indiosbravos2002

    At least suspend them now pending a swif investigation, if proven innocent, let the NBI file charges at Saez.

  • prolificity

    I won’t be surprised if Saez’s allegations are true. I used to live a few blocks away from Taguig’s boundaries with Makati, and rarely are big fish caught by Makati, PDEA, and NBI raids done over the last several years on our side. I’ve even witnessed chases during late evening/midnight raids. Puro runners, buyers from Pasig, small time dealers lang nahuhuli, never the ones running the ring. Some people have even resorted to vigilantism during my time there, gunning down pushers every now and then, because the authorities on our side of the border with Taguig only pick up street dealers and runners

    Now we know why: there are people higher up protecting them on the other side.

    The sad thing is, kumikita nga yung mga pulis patola, hindi naman nila nakikita yung sira at sakit na idinudulot nila sa mga bumibili at gumagamit. Really tragic stories of wasted potential and hurt families. I-relieve at tanggalin na yang mga yan!

    • batangsulpok

      Mahirap maalis ang droga sa Pilipinas dahil halos mga protektor ay mga Pulis din, nang bumalik ako dito sa U.S. na si Lacson ang PNP Chief ay sinulatan ko siya, 2-beses para ituro ang bentahan ng shabu sa katabing barangay namin pero walang nangyari.  Ang nakakaawa ay napakaraming kabataan ang nasisira dahil sa droga pero parang bale-wala sa kanila, basta kumita ng pera at masunod lahat ang luho sa buhay, lalo na ang mga bisyo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      One day, this country would become another Mexico.  It’s exactly how Mafia operates wherein the top cops and government officials are part of it.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

        Ibalik nila ang mga sparrow para isa-isa maubos ang mga kawatan pulis!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    The local leadership is mainly to blame.  Who’s the Mayor of Taguig ?

  • fiveoclock

    mabuti ganyan palang ang nangyayari pag hindi nasweto yan malamang ang police station natin maging shabu laboratories na….hahaha….daming shabu na magkakalat …..

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    maraming whistleblowers pa ang kailangan. saez may be in trouble now but the appearance of good is on his side and his old colleagues that he abandoned are still not sure of their fate. saez the “trouble maker” is now a nation builder. mga whistleblowers maglabasan narin kayo at huwag matakot.

  • Frodo44444

    Crazy way to investigate. Announce your pending arrival…then wait till all the evidence is gone…

    Interesting.

  • Lapu Lapu

    The drug problem wouldn’t have worsen in our Country without the connivance of some law enforcement agencies.

    In my view, it is a never ending problem unless we all repent and become close to God.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      hindi sila closer sa god ,mas close sila sa lord ,drug lord

    • John_Cruz

      The PNP needs major overhaul. Rogue members of PNP are involved in many criminal acts. Recycling and pushing drugs in just one area of criminality and is widely practiced all over the Philippines. A relative of mine, Barangay Captain from San Fernando, Pampanga was assasinated by hired killers of Drug Syndicates because he fought them

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    It’s really fun in PI. All 3 branches of the government are useless as cow dung.

    • generalproblem

      in india and other countries in africa cow dung is very usefull as a source of energy. they use it like a firewood for cooking. So cow dung is usefull than the 3 branches of government you mention.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Nakakahiya naman sa cow dung dahil puwede din maging source ng power samantalang ang tatlo branches ng government ay sila ang sumisipsip ng gatas ng baka!

  • $14334231

    like i said before, there is no inventory on drugs confiscaed, no warehouse to store it as evidence, therefore, it could be true that what  are confiscated were being be resold to drug dealers, and that is money on the side for the involved PNPs…..maybe chief supt. espina might start storing those confiscated drugs in a warehouse as an evidence to whoever is caught with it…..drug pushers shall never diminish here with this kind of operation…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    KARAMIHAN SA  MGA  PULITIKO, GUSTONG  GUSTO  NA  KUMANDIDATO  SA  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT  TULAD  NG   MAYORS, VICE- MAYORS  AT COUNCILORS  NG  MGA  CITIES  AT  MUNICIPALITIES !   NAKU ANG DAMI – DAMING  IPINAPAKITA  SA  MGA TAO NA PLATAPORMA NILA PAG  KAMPANYAHAN  !  PERO, PAG NANALO NA AT NAKAHARAP NA SA  PROBLEMA NG DROGA AT KAILANGANG LABANAN NA ANG DROGA ,   TAKOT  NA  TAKOT  NA !  TAMEME NA ! PINABABAYAAN  NA  ANG  MGA  PULIS  AT  IBA  PANG  LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES !   AYAW  NG MAKIALAM SA  PAGLABAN  SA DROGA  AT SA MALAWAKANG CORRUPTION  NG  MGA  LAW ENFORCERS  AT  KASAMA NA RIN YANG  MGA  FIXCALS  AT JUDGES  NA  NABIBILI !! THE PROBLEM  ON DRUGS  REALLY  BOILS  DOWN TO CORRUPTION   AND  LACK OF CHECKS  AND  BALANCE  ON THE  ENFORCEMENT  AND PROSECUTION !  BAHALA  NA  KAYO  IS THE  SLOGAN !! WALANG NAGMO-MONITOR KUNG ANO NA NANGYARI SA MGA NAHULING DRUG PUSHERS AT KUNG ANO NA ANG STATUS NG MGA KASO SA KORTE ! NAGKAKA – SUHULAN NA ! NAGKAKA – AREGLUHAN NA ! WALA PA DING NAKAKA ALAM NA MGA HALAL NG BAYAN. . .
    NAGUGULAT PA NGA PAG NAKITANG NAKALAYA NA YUNG HINULING DRUG PUSHERS ILANG ARAW LANG ANG NAKAKALIPAS GAYONG NON-BAILABLE ANG KASO NG DROGA.

    AND AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER ONLY MAYOR ALFREDO LIM, MAYOR DUTERTE, MAYOR HAGEDORN AND MAYOR BAYANI FERNANDO HAD THE GUTS TO FIGHT ILLEGAL DRUGS ! THE REST ARE USELESS AND COWARD POLITICIANS. . .

    • captainramius

      PEDRO,  SUS PARE TAMA KA……AKO BINABALIK KO PROBLEMA SA CRIME SA MGA MAYOR….AND ALSO DRUG…. MGA CRIMINALS NANDYAN SA SQUATTERS PALAGI YAN… WHICH IS THE VOTERS BASE OF THE MAYOR SO ANO GINAGAWA NILA ?

  • generalproblem

    this could be true. remember that the infamous drug tiange in taguig is just near the police station and the police who raided the tiange are from other police group and the irony is that the taguig police doesnt know everything about the tiange according to the news.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

     hindi kaya maging ador manaway din si saez sa bandang huli?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMM3BZ5SAKNWSIDYG3BSIOFNKY Stephen

    Chief Apolinario, we will not be surprise if you and your men are involved in the drug syndicate. This is not new, people don’t trust the police force anymore, much more the politicians as well as the judicial system. It’s more fun in Pinas. lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    Drug and Politics = Money

    Taguig is worse with the Cayetanos. 

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       I agree, Taguig became worse with the Cayetanos.

    • WeAry_Bat

       same with far south of manila.  they need to give allowance for their very large families.

    • adamson11

      they are just busy defining safe and satisfying sex in the law!!! kaya yan…

  • nizgoda

    Baka isa naman tong pelikula. The movie industry may also make money from this.

  • jawaini

    mas credible itong si saez…dapat imbistigahan ng mabuti ang bagay na ito…di malayong nag sasabi sya ng totoo..kasi makita n man natin na ang drug related problems sa bansa natin ay tumataas na…kasi may mga law enforcers na mga corrupt…kung matino lang mga mga police…di sana ganito ka lala ang problema sa druga….sana may mangyari sa aligasyong ito ni saez….

    • white scorpion

      hindi rin makaka-establish ng drug manufacturing den.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000532465679 Donardo Cuago

    SINCE THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS ALLEGATION, IT IS ONLY PROPER FOR APOLINARIO TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS POSITION SO A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION CAN TAKE PLACE.

    • captainramius

      HE SHOULD STEP DOWN AND FIRST THING HE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO A DRUG TEST AND HIS MEN …PRONTO !

    • white scorpion

      WHAT!! ano, bale. i serve at the pleasure of our chief……. 

    • hinirangako

      pssupt apolinario’s record is never tainted in the pnp organization. hello responsible journalism?!

  • sam_aquino

    in order for gen. espina to clean the image & bring back the trust of the public to the police in uniforms, he needs to do a lot of housecleaning…  there’s plenty of this similar case around…

    go get them, sir!!!

    • AlexanderAmproz

      “bring back the trust”

      — Do ever Filipino’s trusted Police, Army, or any other administrations ?

      • sam_aquino

        yes, we did, long time back, before the marcos era… 

        maybe you weren’t just born then…

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Marcos is the one who drown the country, 
        drown threw the bottom, no way back, Destroyed,
        as well than any credibility world wide !

        Done by the worst army and police since then,
        Marcos succeed thank’s JPE partnership…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

    Pera pera lang yaan mga kabayan…

  • captainramius

    DRUG TRADE AS PROVEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES NOTABLY MEXICO WILL NOT SPREAD WITHOUT PROTECTION FROM THE POLICE.

    TAMA ANG WHISTLE BLOWER NA ITO.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    Here,  Please stop pretending that the POLICE are not fighting over drug money. WHERE’S THE INVENTORY OF THE DRUG CONFISCATED?   In foreign countries, policemen do the same even in the richest country in the world.  In Pasay City POLICEMEN shoot each other over money collection.  I have heard tons of news on drug arrests but no news on drug confiscated inventory.

    • white scorpion

      simply because our media is “walang kinikilingan, walang kinakampihan, pawang katotohanan lamang”. ito ang inyo media sa pilipinas.          …….me sariling racket din.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    kaya ang taguig ay madami shabu yan ay dahil sa mga kotong pulis na yan. taga taguig ako at alam ko na marami ang drug addicts at small time dealers pero di nahuhuli….kasi nga mga pulis at yan bulok na chief of police na yan ay mga drug dealers!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    Mayor Lani C. pinapaikutan ka lang ng mga Bgy Chairmen mo at mga lokong pulis sa drug problem ng taguig…trabaho ka naman.

    • white scorpion

      yan ang hirap if you did not start your political career from the bottom. nag-jump start lang. kayang kaya ka paikutin ng kahit janitor mo.

  • virgo8888

    why o why these news dont surprise us anymore? why do they salvage the petty criminals and not these cops??

    • white scorpion

      simply because they can not salvage themselves….LOL!!! …..kaagaw pa

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        They would not hesitate to eliminate their own if necessary.  That’s who Mafia works.

  • jeffrey_01

    The problem started from the very top?  Top brass don’t get percentage of the drug sell?

  • RomyLitz

    During the time of Pandak president, Eseng or Eusebio, still of Pasig,  was caught with his pants down was miraculously exonerated ?? So, what’s this deja vu again only to be absolve for no sensible reasons?

  • bautistaro

    NBI your turn. Pls investigate

  • juan_nagtataka

    ganito rin ang nangyayari sa QC police station. mga walanghiya talaga mga pulis, sila mismo ang mga kriminal.

  • bautistaro

    This is another Mexico.oh my goodness!!!!!!GOD BLESS THE PHIL’S. Na katana pa siCHIEF

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Bakit kilangan pang gumawa siya ang sworn affidavit…. may nakita na siyang usok at sinabi niya yon sa NCRPO, ang kilangan lang ng NCRPO tingnan kung ang usok na nakita niya ay talagang may apoy. Iyan ang hirap sa atin pamahalaan, sinabihan muna na may USOK sa east around 2 kilometers away….yong authorities gusto pang yong nagsabi na may usok dapat patunayan na may apoy….Hellooooooo…. NCRPO is an police authority na siyang magpatunay kung may apoy ang usok.
    Kahit CRIMINAL pa ang nag sabi na may usok, kilangan bigyan ng pansin ang apoy ng authority.

  • white scorpion

    on one side saez maybe telling the truth. but that doesn’t mean he is clean. the problem is that ALMOST all policemen and police chief have one way or another their respective RACKET. mayroon nga dyan, PD na,…..carnapping protector. ganyan talaga gawain ng police. pag threat ka sa racket nila. gagawan  ka ng violation. kalaban mo ngayon national o local government. since saez admit he had received considerable amount of money. he had to suffer the consequences. the problem now is how are we going to CLEAN these irritant (kulugo) of our society. i think almost the whole force is……a DISGRACE!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Nakilala kung OFW(working in telecommunication) dito dina tumuloy mag pulis dahil after niyang magtraining sa special action force, graduation nalang hindi na siya sumama dahil baka siya mismo makapatay ng kapwa niya pulis. Iba talaga paninindigan ng taong yon…. kahit pakistani na subrang laki binibira.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    The “Everybody can be bought” joke

    more true in the Philippines than in most of the places,
    as they are train to it by the Clergy, since Magellan.

    Shabu turn over supposed to be 800 BILLIONS Pesos,
    enough money to buy the “Republic”, 

    It’s an open secret !

  • ryan andres

    Pfft. Not surprising if proven true. Most likely true, anyway. Cops are pigs.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPDAZIXLRDOGCON42ETFG4AG3A TonTon

    who is telling the truth??? PNP please investigate. hang the drug lord…

  • WAJ

    If I were the authority I will certainly investigate the allegation. You’ll never know how crook operates, they may be next door.  

  • zeroko

    Drug ring is similar to Mafia. The code of silence is the primary weapon so that the people would not know to what extend their influence has. There is such thing as narco-politics in which these illegal drug business sponsors or donate millions of pesos to politicians so they will get protect  once the politician wins. 

    He he he. With Chinese in our government, who would oppose the proliferation of these very powerful organization. Remember, both Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese chemist are ‘imported’ from their respective country and work together to manufacture illegal drugs in our country. The objective is very obvious, to control our country. The British brought opium from India to neutralize Chinese opposition to their presence in Hong Kong. And these happens during the early years when British was given 100 year lease to Hong Kong. 

    Similar technique was use to neutralize the American Indians and the Aborigines of Australia by introducing alcohol drinks making them drunkards which makes them useless even to themselves. 

    There will always be a struggle between a superior race and the weaker on. The stronger race would obliterate the weaker race with the purpose of taking over their land for themselves. Fortunately, the Indonesians and people from Malaysia successfully was able to contain the foreign intrusion to their land. Foreigners are banned from participating in their politics. Now, both country has over taken the Philippines in all aspect. While we are pondering to purchase 6 inferior fighter airplanes, Indonesia has last year ordered 30 fifth generation stealth fighter airplane from Korea which is under license from America. Both countries bought A380s while PhilAirLines settle for the smaller B 777 for long haul. Mind you, the pioneer native pilots of Malaysia and Singapore learn their trade from PAL  way back then. And now, their airlines is a force to recon with. Singapore bought 38 A 380.

    It is no surprise that our country is called the ‘dead basket’ meaning useless because all our resources is siphoned to China. He he he. We have now a government debt of 5.8 trillion pesos and still rising. With 386 billion obligation on interest alone yearly, how can we ever pay these sovereign guarantees? Instead of prudent spending, our Chinese government resort to selling spree by way of the PPP or Public Private Partnership. Sooner or later, the Filipinos will have nothing to call their own except perhaps the shirt in their back.

    A nation of “uto-uto!”

  • cong_lolong

    A month ago there was a report that PDEA officials sold drug chemicals which were supposed to have already been destroyed.  Now, practically the entire police station is extorting money from drug pushers and recycling confiscated drugs.  We are going nuts!  The Mayans could be right, the end of the world may just happen on December 21.

    • zeroko

      Not so fast. Que sera, sera. What ever will be will be. But that is not our problem. Dooms day will happen anyway. I come to learn of one incident, although second-hand information, from a classmate of my son. His lady classmate said that her father, a policeman kept several kilos of confiscated Shabu for himself and sold it to the black market. It was worth several millions of pesos. After selling the illegal drugs,  the policeman requested that he be assign in the far flung province where the syndicate can not reach him. He became filthy rich by all standard. He he he. Wise guy!

      The daughter who was a nursing graduate is now assign somewhere in Saudi Arabia. No more link from her.Some law enforcers would substitute ordinary flour for the Shabu, very similar in appearance. He he he. It’s only in the Philippines!

  • Albert Einstien

    ” it’s more DRUGS in the philippines “……gising!

  • Rap88

    Nothing new, police, military, politicians protector of all illegal activities in the Phils.

  • dukaponte

    Palagay ko dapat ang pagtuunan ng pansin ay ang pag disiplina sa mga pulis. Pag discipline na ang mga pulis baka mawala na ang mga krimen. Marami sa kanila kasi ang pasimuno.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Nangako si Gen. Espina ngayon lang kay Ted Failon na personal niya tututukan ang kaso na ito at maaaring ilagay sa preventive suspension ang mga akusado…….

  • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

    Maganda yong ginawa ni Saez 99% na nagsabi siya ng totoo dahil di lang sa Taguig ang may kasong ganyan., kaso lang hirap pag ikaw ay nag iisa lalo na pagka ang binangga mo ay nasa gobyerno or mataas pa sayo,,, At marami na ang nangyari na kung sino yong gumawa ng tama ay siya pa ang nagkasala…

    • hinirangako

      think before you post. pssupt tomas apolinario’s name was never tainted in the pnp. it’s the other way around. po3 saez’s record will speak for himself…

  • noynoyingalways

    Taguig dameng GANGS dyan sa totoo lang… mga Muslims at ex-militaries daw dyan ang pugad.

    I wont live in Taguig except in the fort area pwede pa…

  • captainramius

    I thought PNP has its own version of Internal Affairs ( like the americans ) Dept. what are these people doing ?  Similar to the useless and inutile Airport Police in NAIA …MMDA has to deploy people near the airport to stop beggars and street children harrassing tourists.

    We are fast creating agencies and depts. with the sole purpose only of giving some jobs to some people to be headed by retired so and so … 

    Policemen involved in drug trade is a ver serious crime…. we netizens should not stop pestering our police officers to hit these criminals hard.

    Reading from the news, you should be afraid of a drug addict needing to rob someone than an ordinary snatcher of thief… these people kill without hesitation.

  • Garo Ungaro

    this is serious crime…authorities should do something before this get out of hand..in Mexico the government is having a hard time eradicating this problem..drug cartel…against the mexican government its big money and the citizen are the victims. both sides kill at well…no question asked…if the police force and some well to do politicians get envolved then, we are in big trouble. drugs are better than corruptions its fast and easy money. this is just the beginning of a big problem. if politicians…police/military can be involved the its worst..its big money….hope they can eradicate this before it get out on hand….



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