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12 cops face raps for ’cracker haul

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The Quezon  City Police District (QCPD) has identified a dozen policemen, one of them a chief inspector, who were caught on camera taking banned firecrackers from a pile  confiscated by their colleagues to comply with President Aquino’s condemnation of  the use of explosive-type pyrotechnic materials.

QCPD deputy director for operations Senior Supt. Neri Ilagan assured  the public  that the erring policemen will face administrative charges  for taking the illegal firecrackers.

Ilagan said the policemen cannot be charged criminally yet. “The firecrackers have not been considered evidence so far because these were abandoned and were only retrieved by our policemen,” he explained.

He said  he and QCPD director Chief Supt. Mario de la Vega were at the New Year’s Eve presentation at the  QCPD headquarters in Camp Karingal when they  saw the  policemen grab as many  firecrackers as they could.

“I had to shoo them away from the pile,” Ilagan said.

National Capital Region Police Office director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina named the  policemen currently undergoing summary hearing proceedings for grave misconduct as Chief Insp. Michael Sanchez of the QCPD District Police Safety Battalion; PO3 Jay Bonifacio Raz; PO3 Boy Clarito Blancad; PO1 James Bareo; PO1 Eric Bote; SPO1 Ricardo Llena Jr; PO1 Richard Paz; PO1 Gerald Coronel; PO3 Robert Rodillas; PO1 Raymar Consejo; PO1 Jaypee Tabo; and PO2 Winston Quintos.

Espina said they may also include an SPO3 and at least four other rookie policemen who were also seen in the video footage.


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  • Komen To

    The news says- Ilagan said the policemen cannot be charged criminally yet. “The firecrackers have not been considered evidence so far because these were abandoned and were only retrieved by our policemen,” he explained.

    Wow, if these are not evidence, are they props for media coverage? C’mon, just teach those erring cops a lesson, and shy away from trying to defend your fellows.

    Now I know why there a lot of injuries despite the crackdown on vendors of illegal firecrackers

  • $20926843

    This shameful act from our policemen is a manifestation of the immoral values they possess.  So the popular perception that they are ” bantay salakay” seems true here. Now, how can they earn the public trust with this shameful video?

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

    Let’s see what happens to these administrative cases.

  • Pluma Mana

    firecrackers lang yun huh! sigurado ganyan din ang nangyayari sa mga perang nakukumpiska nila sa mga raid.

  • maypakialamtayo

    We should bring back honor to the words ’police officer’ and ’law enforcer,’” pnp chief said.di malayong walang naputukan sa mga myembro ng pamilya ng mga patay gutom na mga pulis na ito, isipin mo inagaw nyo sa mga naghahanap buhay(oo nga at alam nilang bawal) pero iuuwi nyo sa pamilya nyo. sana happy ang new year nyo!

  • regie

    dapat sibakin ang mga yan.

  • tata_boy

    bayan, sampol lang iyan, ganyan din kaya ang nangyayari sa mga nakumpiskang drugs?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GZHKNMTSAGKHCTKIS3CG6CLWVY Jason

    nakakahiya naman talaga ahhh.. paputok p lang kanya kanya nang kuha.very irresponsible puliss p naman kayo..

  • iping2sison

    These policemen are really corrupt and should be booted out from the police force. 

  • nti_boohaya

    Bayan, the paputuk frenzy seen on the news and beaten to death by radio anchors was just a microcosm of the monkey business that goes on within the PNP.  Malinaw pa sa alas doce ang footage yet you have sr. superintendents throwing out all kinds of palusot (ibinalik na, na recover lahat, inilipat lang sa kung saan saan, pinigilan ko sila, etc) and try to cover up the issue.  Then here comes the usual “probe, sack, charge the PO1’s and the non-mista mista” lip service (again trying to cover up).  Yes, it’s a small incident compared to the alleged drug recycling or CIDG on the jueteng take or KFR, or kotong, etc., but the script is the same: cover up, probe, sack, charge a fall guy, and sweep the issue under the rugs para tuloy ang ligaya.  To be fair to those criminals caught and paraded before the media, sana iharap din ang mga parak na nasangkot sa “dakmaan ng ebedensiyang paputuk” para kung makita ng mga taongbayan sa kalye e bigyan nalang sila ng kahit dalawa lang na paputuk na may tatak na “good bye” (pero yung hindi pa nasisindihan a baka sumabog pati yung parak).

  • prodigalson60

    Yan ang mga police!!! If they can recycle the confiscated firecrackers how much more the drugs that they got during raids considering the huge difference in street value!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DLHLDIPILYZ6FW5ZG7KSZ45NLU Nida

    sigurado yung chief inspector michael sanchez ay PNPA graduate,.halos lahat kasi ng opisyal ng pnp na nainvolve sa pagnanakaw, pagpatay at pangongotong eh PNPA graduate, dapat ibalik na sa pnp ang mga bagong graduate ng PMA, mas disiplinado at magagaling ang graduate ng PMA, yun mga PNPA graduate puro hilaw ang training, magaling sa pag martsa, pero wala laman utak, utak pulpura.

  • c7cinbox

    wag lang natin tingnan yung mga ordinaryong pulis na nanguha ng mga paputok. para sa akin ang problema dito ay yung mga opisyal na naruruon. walang mga silbi pala ang kanilang ranggo. di sila sinusunod ng mga bata nila. just imagine, opisyal ng pulis, nakikiusap sa mga bata nya na paki-soli yung mga kinuha at nakakahiya at naka-video pa raw iyon. anong klaseng mga opisyal yan. palagay ko ang dapat sibakin dito ay ang mga opisyal na kitang kita mo na nagpabaya sa kanilang tungkulin. ganireng klase ba ang mga opisyal mo General Espina? palagay ko kung si Gen.Espina ang nandun di mangyayari ito.



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