Chief of firecracker-grabbing Quezon City cops admits lapse in judgment

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“A lapse in judgment.”

This was the excuse purportedly given by the highest-ranking officer among the 12 Quezon City policemen who were caught on video taking banned firecrackers from a heap confiscated by their colleagues on New Year’s Eve.

Quezon City Police District deputy director for operations Senior Supt. Neri Ilagan on Thursday said he had spoken with Chief Insp. Michael Sanchez of the QCPD District Public Safety Battalion, who appeared on the video practically leading his subordinates as they grabbed their share from the pile that was supposedly set for disposal at the Camp Karingal grandstand.

“He basically explained that it was a lapse in judgment,” Ilagan told the Inquirer, referring to Sanchez.

It was sad and disappointing to see the policemen acting in that manner, Ilagan stressed, adding: “We cannot tolerate their actions which the public can only perceive to be conduct (that is) highly unexpected from a policeman.”

The QCPD official clarified, however, that not everyone in the video participated in the looting. “I saw some who were holding some firecrackers apparently out of curiosity and were not exactly pocketing them.”

But all the officers seen in the video—whether they were taking the firecrackers or simply watching on the sidelines—would be summoned in the investigation, he said.

Aside from the 12 who were caught on camera, four more policemen may be included in the administrative charge, which cites them for grave misconduct, he added.

National Capital Region Police Office director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina earlier identified the other QCPD personnel tagged in the incident as SPO1 Ricardo Llena Jr.; PO3 Jay Bonifacio Raz, Boy Clarito Blancad and Robert Rodillas; PO2 Winston Quintos; and PO1 James Bareo, Eric Bote, Gerald Coronel, Richard Paz, Raymar Consejo and Jaypee Tabo.

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  • akramgolteb

    Hindi na ako magtataka na ganito ang nangyari. Kahit anong kumpiskahin ng PNP, kotse, pera, shabu, paputok, etc, siguradong sa mga kamay nila mapupunta.At alam ko na rin ang dahilan noon pa kung bakit hindi maititigil ang pagpapaputok tuwing bagong taon at mapinsala ang daang daang Pilipino dahil dito, kasi ang PNP mismo ang mga nagpapaputok.

  • tata_boy

    Paano na iyong mga nawawalang kumpiskadong drugs? Lapse of judgement din ba ito? Huwag ninyo namang gawin kaming tanga…….

  • rayingga

    TO: Gen. Espina
            Commanding Gen
            NCRPO
     
     FROM: Biktima ng mga Pulis

     SUBJ.: Get Rid Of Scalawags

           Sana lang po matanggal na ang mga talagang gumawa ng malaking kahihiyan sa buong pwersa ng kapulisan. We trust you general dahil you have proven it time and again. Hindi po kailangan ang ganyang klase ng pulis sa ating lipunan, marami naman pong mga matitinong pulis na nadadamay sa kakaunting bulok kaya please get rid of them.Hindi po sila kawalan kundi bagkus ay mapanirang uri sila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PZR7JI7G2WD2CTVMZ7LM667FD4 Ugly Bunny

    Lapse of judgement din ata nangyari kaya napayagang makapasok at maging PNP ang mga ito.

  • iping2sison

    These policemen cannot be trusted and should be booted out pronto. It shows how corrupt they are partaking confiscated firecrackers for their own use.

  • MULEN

    Simpleng paputok pinag-agawan, yan pa kayang mga perang nasamsam sa mga police operation. This thing can’t just be dismissed as simple lapse of judgment. This is indicative of the culture of corruption that exists in the PNP. 

  • iskurokutoy

    Lapse in judgment din dinahilan noon ni Gloria sa Hello Garci kaya siya nag-I AM SORRY!

  • Komen To

    How can we assure the public now that confiscated evidences are not used by cops? Shabu and other illegal drugs, carnapped vehicles, stolen money and jewelries, etc. the new PNP Chief has a lot of cleansing to make

  • carlorocci

    Reprimand ang pinaka-mabigat na parusa para sa Lapse of Judegment? Hahahahaha. Nagpapatawa talaga mga pulis PNP….. 

    We have low IQ police officers, poor PNP……tsk, tsk. tsk…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

    fire these good-for-nothing cops…kakahiya kayo..!

  • $23257130

    grave ha.nakakadiri talaga ang mga pulis. paputok na lang pinag aagawan pa. pano pa kaya mga illigal na droga sa kampo. pppppwwweeehhhh. kadiri. eeeewwwwwwwwwww

  • ben311

    lumang tugtugin na yan…pati media kasama din sa mga masamang gawain na yan…wag na kayo mag tanga tangahan pa.

  • TEAM PNOY

    Not too long ago, cops confiscated bags of cash money that was a subject of illegal numbers game. During the presentation of evidence, they were not able to show the 10 millions pesos in cash.

    The team leader instead showed a stale check amounting to 10 million pesos as evidence. 

  • TEAM PNOY

    Sabi ng hepe nila, nakakahiya kayong mga pulis, paputok lang pinatulan nyo pa, ok, as a punishment, give me 10 push ups………. each one of you……  Ngek!

  • kismaytami

    Harap-harapang pagnanakaw yung ginawa ng mga pulis na yun, tapos “curiosity” lang? Hindi ba kasama sa training ng mga pulis ang explosive devices para ma-curious pa sila sa mga paputok?Sobrang natawa ako sa isang pulis na niyakap at binuhat talaga yung isang karton. Parang mauubusan. Nakakatawang nakakahiya.

  • TEAM PNOY

    Basta ako, papayag ako na hindi matatangal sa servisyo itong naka charge na pulis, pero may condition.

    Ang condition, hahawakin ng bawat pulis ang mga ninakaw nilang paputok habang sinisindi yong mga paputok!

  • sigawngkatarungan123

    Mabuhay ang ibang mga pulis sa atin sa pilipinas…Number 1 na yata sa buong mundo…..SA KATANGAHAN….ngek

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO6VKORVP6RF3NJ2OW74M3YTXA Jojo

    GENERAL ESPINA tingnan natin kong matatanggal mo e2 mga bata mo nakumuha ng mga illegalna nakumpiskang mga paputok sa nakaraang pakitang disposal kuno ng mga paputok sa QCPD HQ  tsk..tsk…dapat I-RESHUFFLE ang QCPD ISAMA MONA LAHAT kc command mistake responsability yun dba…

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

    PNP’s LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM NEVER FAILS TO SHOCK ME…

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Lapse in judgement daw! pinapakita lang ang kultura sa loob ng kapulisan na talamak ang katiwalian at ang pinakita nila na pag destroy “kuno” ng mga paputok ay pakitang tao lang dahil isa lang ang sinira nila….buti na lang may video ang media na inilabas dahil kung hindi ay business as usual lang ang nangyari sa loob pa mismo ng kampo…..pinapalusot pa yung may hawak lang daw ay out of curiosity….come on naman….pulis kayo sasabihini niyo ignorante kayo sa mga paputok?

    “We cannot tolerate their actions which the public can only perceive to be conduct unlikely of and highly unexpected from a policeman,” Ilagan said.

    expected na nga ng publiko na may kupitan ng mga ebidensiya mangyayari pero hindi inaasahan na makukunan ng video…kaya ayun sapul kayo sa mga kalokohan niyo!

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

    nakakahiya. kitang kita sa tv. yaks. talo pa mga bata kung umasta. nung mahuli dami pang palusot. mas nakakatawa lang yung mga palusot ng karamihan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIJY2MSBTT7VT256PTE7VDEFPM JOJIE

    “We cannot tolerate their actions which the public can only perceive to be conduct unlikely of and highly unexpected from a policeman,” Di naman ganyan kababaw ang public sir! Expected na ng publiko na yon ang gagawin ng  mga police. Alam na namin na haharbatin nila ang mga firecrackers na yon dahil tira  nalang yon sa mga kinuha ng mga mas nakatataas na official nila. 

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Maganda nga namang pakinggan ang ‘ lapse in jugment’ keysa ‘looting’.

  • yonoh

    hahahahahaha…mga kapulisan natin talaga ohhh…..palabas lang pala yong sa tv mga pacute lang kunwari sisirain hahahahahaha……ganyan din siguro pag sa mga ibang bagay mas lalo na siguro kung pera yan……….hahahahahaha sino pa ang maniniwala sa inyo…………..gen. espina. ahahahahahahaha

  • virgo57

    these policedogs should be discharged from service.kung ang ordinaryong paputok ninanakaw paano na kaya sa ibang bagay.this proved that ang magnanakaw kahit naka uniporme o naka sotana man kung magnanakaw ay talagang kawatan kaya dapat tapyasin.NOW NA!

  • prodigalson60

    “HIGHLY UNEXPECTED” daw ito ng public from a police officer sabe ni Senior Superintendent Neri Ilagan. Don’t put words into the mouth of the public, Sir. This is COMMONLY PERCEIVED by the public. The news doesn’t raise anyone’s eyebrow. Let’s not be hypocrite otherwise what’s the use of “trying to clean up” the police force?

  • yxoiyiu

    this shows the immaturity of some policemen.

  • ryan andres

    PNP – Pulpulis na Patola. Weaw, PNP strikes again! Are we really surprised?

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

    hehehehehehehe wala akong masabi,mga ugok na pulis.

  • boybakal

    OA naman.
    This is just prank, katuwaan lang. Mas mahalaga yon tungkulin nila kesa diyan sa paputok.
     

  • XY ZEE

    Yan ang PNP.
    Kapulisan na asal tulisan.

  • disqusted0fu

    And these are some of the policemen that PNP Chief Purisima is expecting to regain the respect of the citizens?

  • ben311

    ‘lapse in judgment,’ sabihin mo sa asawa mo yan, na kaya mong lokohin.

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