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Police cadets learn to be corrupt early

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What kind of policemen do we have who would not hesitate to kill fellow cops over turf, like what happened in Atimonan, Quezon province?

The worse part of the Quezon ambush was the leader of the ambush party, Supt. Hansel Marantan, and the officer who was killed in the one-way shootout, Supt. Alfredo Consemino, knew each other.

Marantan and Consemino were graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), the police counterpart of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

It looked like it was an ambush and not a shootout as the Quezon Provincial Police Office (PPO) would have the public believe.

All the signs of an ambush were there:

– Nobody inside the two cars could have fired at the police and military personnel manning the checkpoint as the cars’ tinted windows were closed.

– The policemen and soldiers at the checkpoint were positioned in such a way that their volume of fire was directed at the front windshield and the right side of the two vehicles.

– If the occupants of the two cars fired at the checkpoint cops and soldiers, how come only one of them was wounded?

Marantan’s wounds were probably self-inflicted, or he was hit by “friendly fire,” meaning his cohorts.

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Where did the Quezon PPO get the idea that the occupants of the two cars were hired assassins?

Just because some of the 13 men inside were armed did not mean they were criminals.

Superintendent Consemino was a cop with an unblemished record; Victorino “Vic Siman” Atienza was a legal gambling operator who owned many small town lottery (STL) outlets in Southern Tagalog; Tirso Lontok Jr. was an environmentalist; Staff Sgt. Armando Lescano was with the Air Force; SPO1 Gruet Mantuano was a cop in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; PO1 Jeffrey Tarinay Valdez was another cop.

If there were guns found on board the two cars, they belonged to the police and military men who were passengers. All their guns were covered by mission orders.

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As a long-time police beat reporter and investigative journalist, I agree with earlier reports that a turf war was the motive behind the ambush.

Atienza was perceived by his “jueteng” rivals to be encroaching on their territory.

Members of the ambush party were probably on the payroll of Atienza’s rivals and were ordered to do him in.

Killings among jueteng rivals are common.

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Now, why would Marantan kill Consemino, his fellow PNPA alumnus, over gambling money?

Because at the PNPA, cadets reportedly learn to be corrupt early in the game.

At the PNPA, cadets allegedly make erring colleagues “produce money from nowhere” for upperclassmen as a form of punishment.

This practice should be stopped immediately.


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  • dikoy321

    Tulfo spreading HALF-TRUTHS…like he NORMALLY does, for a living in a PAYOLA system for “Journalists” kuno … !

    hehe

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    There is NO truth in any PNP reports either.  Tulfo’s is more closer to the truth.  PNP will employ spin maker to cover the massacre.  PMA and PNPA graduates are the most corrupt government officials.  This is not a local gangsters, these are controlled by the top brass of PNP/AFP involved in jueteng cartel.
    Lacson and Purisima should explain this incident otherwise they will be connected to either side of the cartel.

  • Markov Chain

    As much as I hate to admit it (because I’m not a fan of the tulfo brothers) I believe you nailed this one!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTVNMZR22PGMS55WQPIJTYB4IY Jaime

    This decorated and wounded officer should not be in the field he obviously don’t know how to perform his job.  Anyone with a shootout history like him is very dangerous to the civilian population.  He was given awards after awards for the wrong reasons and really PNP and is to blame.  Imagine you as a civilian being stopped by this guy and finding in your posession a nail clipper.  Imagine that? 

  • 3_feathers

    Why don’t they recover the slug from Marantan’s arm and determine whether it came from one of the guns in the car… Self inflicted wound is kinda hard to believe if you have a broken forearm bone and leg bone.. If it was a flesh wound, then, maybe? By the way, operatives man the checkpoints in a way that there is only one field of fire, to avoid cross fire… Mon, I thought you were a shooter?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    dyan ka nagkamali dahil napaka-bait ng mga yan hanggang sa magsipag -retire silang lahat.



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