Police cadets learn to be corrupt early


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 … !


  • 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?

    • Magsasaka

       sabi lang broken bone pero may nakita akong pix na nya nasa ospital puro daplis lang

      • don alto

        GANUN?? …. Sana magka-INFECTION para maKARMA siya !

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

      Are we sure that Marantan was hurt?  He’s heavily bandaged but there’s no medical report what parts of his body were hit and injured.  All we heard was from the media.  The fact that he’s confined at St. Luke’s is also suspicious.  He must be rich enough to afford checking at that upscale hospital.  Hopefully, his doctor is not the same one as GMA’s and other crooks’.

      • don alto


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

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

  • Mamang Pulis

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


    • boldyak

      malamang ang target lang talaga ni marantan ay si Sima, may tip sa kanya na dadaan si Sima pero hindi nya alam na kasama si Consimino…Consimino might be in a wrong place at a wrong time…

      • don alto

        May TAMA ka! …Este, Tama ka!

  • Rovingmoron

    If Mr. Tulfo’s claim that neophytes at the PNPA academy are made to produce money for the upper classmen every time they commit mistakes as punishment, then maybe Marantan wanted to get even with Consemino? Kidding aside, the motive behind the alleged shootout was a turf war. But then this question is lingering in my mind. How could a police official, with an untarnished record, go with a gambling kingpin? Has it ever occurred to him that his life may be in danger? In the same manner that many of Mr. Ramon Tulfo’s friends will try to avoid being with him because they might become collateral victims should any assasin is hired to kill him because of Tulfo’s hard-hitting write ups.

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

      If you have money you’re powerful so you can buy awards and promotion.  Maybe that was what Consemino did.

      • don alto

        You dont know the facts brod! Hinay-hinay ka lng sa mga sinasabi mo!

        And dont ever malign a dead person, becoz he cannot defend himself!

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

        In that case, he can defend himself in front of God.

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

      Dear Roving,
          When a police officer have an untarnished record, it doesn’t mean he did not participate in any crimes.  Best example is Mr. Gatdula former NBI chief and former buddy of Ping Lacson. Alam mo na siguro ang lakad nang tropa ni Lacson noong araw, right? 

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

        Maganda naman ang naging record ni Gatdula kahit Hepe pa siya ng QCPD.  Napag-initan lang siya ng Malacanang dahil sa hidwaan nina Pnoy at INC.  Maraming mga salbahe sa PNP at ibang mga ahensiya pero hindi ginalaw.  Si Gatdula agad tinanggal at hinamak bago man lang naipagtanggol ang sarili niya.

    • pinoypower

      According to the family of Consemino, he was a technical consultant/partner to Atienza or Siman’s security agency aside from being a family friend. Perhaps, because of the large amount of money that was transported, Consemino and his police and military companions were requested to escort them,of course for a sum of money. It may be unethical of a police officer but not a crime that should warrant being killed as what happened.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OEB7PNSKCCDWVRCF7OLPFRNC5U JUN

    As a long-time police beat reporter and investigative journalist
    AYOS NA SANA KASO ‘DI PA RIN MAALIS ANG KAYABANGAN…MAS BAGAY PO SANA SA ‘YO police journalist.. sino nagbgay po sa inyo ng title na “investigative journalist” kayo?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZFHHKUEPAA7Q5SWGBVR2ZB6Q6Q Habib Saddiqui

    “…at the PNPA, cadets reportedly learn to be corrupt early in the game…” – i agree with you sir… i know a cadet in pnpa who once said that after graduation on 2014 he will join the fire bureau because to qoute him -“andon ang malaking pera… konting pirma lang may lagay na…”

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

      Do you mean a firefighter makes more money than a cop?

      • boldyak

        sa fire fighters hindi halata, may ginagawang inspections sa mga buildings, may patakaran na dapat sundin ang mga building owners, pupunta ang fire inspector sabihin ang mga nilalabag, at dahil malaki ang gagastusin ng may ari kung ayusin nya sa tama ang building, magbibigay ng pera sa inspector at ayus…ilang buildings sa nasasakopan ng fire inspector?….malaking pera yan…muntik na akong napasok sa pagka fire inspector kumpleto na papeles ko, nang malaman ng mga kakilala kong bombero, sinabihan ako na kukunin ko raw sila para maging kasama ko sa mga inspections na gagawin ko kung makapasok na ako, at kinuwento sa akin lahat…at that time nagdecide akong wag ko nang ipagpatuloy ang pagkafire inspector…sana unang pasok ko “2nd lieutenant agad ang equivalent rank dahil sa “lateral entry”…thanks God hindi ko pinatuloy baka mabulok pagkatao ko doon…lolz

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

        Ganoon ba?  Ganyan din daw sa Jail Management.  May lagay na mula sa preso at bisita, libre masahe pa.

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

        Anong ibig mong sabihin lateral entry?  Abogado ka ba?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M4IWBOYQLYK7JBVOMGZSYQUBLI marion

      san nyo nmn po nakuha ang info n yn..

      napaka alarming nman po..

    • iAmTalkingToYou

      kung yong kakilala mo may balak na maging corrupt after he graduates, it doesn’t mean that he learned it from the academy. sadyang corrupt lang talaga sya. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/ayam.nobody Noba Dy

      i think ung kakilala mu hnd tlga PNPA cadet un.. i think no one will put the name of his Alma Mater in vain for he knows the first high wind that comes along will blow him away and probably, he will never know why.. bkt? tga saan ba ung kakilala mong sinasabi mong PNPA cadet huh?

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

    Corruption is not limited to PNPA graduates.  PMAers are as bad.  Many new PMAers are idealists but are eaten by the corrupt system.

    Gone are the days when the cops helped one another.  If a criminal hurt and killed a cop, he would be hunted down and killed too.  You couldn’t just mess with a cop in the past.  Today, it’s cops killing other cops.

  • eirons1043

    Your right mon ambush yan and therefore deliberate and therefore again it is multiple murder dahil sinigurong walang maitirang  buhay. Kahit high school graduate darating sa ganiyang conclusion.

  • April M.

    I happen to have spent time inside PNPA and I never once encountered nor heard the “produce money from nowhere” demand from any of the upperclassmen. I hope you have better sources and not just “produce news/stories from nowhere” just to create a stir.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSLENDYNA6VFP6BCVYINT33SKE Jay-r Romarate

      tama ka jan sa sinabi mo mam april..gumagawa lng cla ng issue para sirain ang PMA at PNPA..kalokohan na rin minsan ang nilalabas ng inquirer na mga balita..wala namang reliable source baka nga sinabi nilang ganon para me mapagusapan lang over the net..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    The common reason people want to join the PNP is to gain power and money.
    Just like a lot of people that seek employment at the BOC, BIR….OMG corruption everywhere.

    Our future leaders are breaking the anti-hazing law in the academies, universities and law schools around the country. But since they get away with it, they move on to much bigger and more lucrative ventures as they move up the career ladder.

    ……and yet good men continue to do nothing about it…..perhaps there are not enough of them around.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLHTAUIFFX2RVP2RMPGY57YNZA Acute

    wooh! buti na lang at di ako nakapasok sa PNPA, Thank God at nabagsak ako sa medical, mabubura lang ang mabuti kong hangarin at prinsipyo dito sa bansa, okay lang, nagpapatuloy na rin naman ako sa aking pag-aaral ng Pol. Sci., babangon din muli tayong mga kabataan at sabay-sabay nating itatayo ang ating BANDILA!

    • iAmTalkingToYou

      BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ WITHOUT PROPER RESEARCH IS STUPID. Kaya ka di nakapasok sa PNPA! medical? brain damage perhaps?

      • tagalinis

        This is where common sense comes in, di ba?

      • iAmTalkingToYou

        Yup. I wonder why they call it “common” sense, since the Acute commenting here proves it that common sense isn’t so common.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLHTAUIFFX2RVP2RMPGY57YNZA Acute

        bobo ka pala eh, nasa neuro-psychiatric test yang pinagsasasabi mo, napasa ko yun tanga! isa ka rin kasing tanga ng bayan na tagaboto ni GLORIA! wala akong oras makipag-argyumento sa bobong katulad mo!

      • iAmTalkingToYou

        Hoy BOBO, just because nakapasa ka sa neuro exam doesn’t mean wala kang brain damage! It’s not an extensive test. LOOK IT UP! Maybe you should consider to have the doctors hook up wires on your head. Malala na yan!!! Wag bitter kasi bumagsak ka. Haha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLHTAUIFFX2RVP2RMPGY57YNZA Acute

        Ikaw ang BOBO! kaya pala yung kapatid ng kaibigan kong may sakit sa puso nakapasok?! tanga ka pla eh, inaalok din ako ng tinatawag niyong PUTING KABAYO pero tinanggihan ko dahil mataas pa rin ang moralidad at prinsipyo ko tanga! hanggang kadete lang disiplina niyo! pag PULIS na! PALAKIHAN NA NG TIYAN!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/O7JAAQHVU55JZDVG6Z35FCQLKY John

      Pnpa o Pma Pareho Lang yan! Kasama mga senators na mga bwaya!

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

      Bumagsak ka sa medical?  Psychological test siguro.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M4IWBOYQLYK7JBVOMGZSYQUBLI marion

    wag po  natin gawing basehan ang mga nabasa..

    lets make our own research to learn the real facts…

  • kabayandinako

    Yung allegation mo Tulfo na cadets sa PNPA ay tinuturuan na para maging corrupt, at “they must produce money from nowhere for upperclassmen as form of punishment” ay kailangan mong patunayan through evidence, or otherwise dahil kung hindi pwede kang ihabla ng pamunuan at ng mga naghihirap na cadets ng PNPA ng libel at mabigat na kaso yan. Sabagay, medyo sanay ka na namang gumawa ng gulo kaya pangatawanan mo na lang yang sinabi mo.

    • kismaytami

      Naranasan ko yang produce money from nowhere sa CAT-I pa lang mismo, not as a form of punishment but as caprice of officers. Kaya wala nang dapat ipagtaka kung nangyayari yan sa kahit saang police o military academe.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYDTMYSK2VUPDWIMUDPPSVVU4 romulo

    Kagabi ayaknakasakay ako sa victory liner galing Moncada, Tarlac.  Kahit aantok antok ako ay naririnig ko ang usapan ng dalawang pulis sa likod ko.  Sabi ng mas batang pulis Sir, tutal paretiro ka na, ituro mo naman sa akin ang diskarte sa Moncada para magkapera.  Sagot ng opisyal, malakas naman ang kita ninyo sa tulay di ba? Sagot ni younger pulis, okay naman sir pero marami kaming nagpaparte.  Gusto sana namin ng classmate ko sa PNPA mag open ng sugalan sa Moncada.  Anong sugal? tanong ni officer? Poker po sagot ni junior officer, sabi ni senior officer, di alam ng mga tao sa moncada ang monte, mabuti pa sakla na lang or monte.  Yan ang  pulis natin!!!!

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

    What about Pasay City police shooting each other over turf war?  What about that shooting on the second level parking at Robinson’s Galleria in Malate? Two owner type jeepney full of civilian dressed Bulacan Police fully armed being whacked by the Pasay City Police SWAT Team with no questions asked?  The big question now is this… where is that big red bag allegedly full of money but was not on the SOCO inventory? The picture was taken by reporter  Johnny Glorioso.  Take note that the SOCO was not allowed by the ambush team to go to the area for a while.  This incident is going to be big!

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

    That produce money from nowhere is a common practice to cadet trainees  also in the armed forces of the Philippines for a very long time. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t happen.  It happens on times where the top level officers of the base comes home to their families on weekends.  RAMON TULFO IS CORRECT ON THIS.

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

    This is the reason why I don’t want the PNP to conduct the investigation. On the side of the ambush victims, this is what it is… DEAD MEN TELLS NO TALES

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

    The Philippines is becoming like MEXICO where over turf war police kill each other.  In the Philippines, its over drug and gambling money.  tsk, tsk, tsk!

  • iAmTalkingToYou

    ang daming bitter sa mundo! kayo na malinis. lahat nalang isinisisi sa mga pulis! pwes kayo na magaling. You want a better Philippines? start with your selves. wag yong puro dakdak! puro reklamo! puro sisi!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/O7JAAQHVU55JZDVG6Z35FCQLKY John

      Kaw din Dakdak ka ng dakdak ano magawa mo? Dakdakero ka rin e! Aminin na natin may Matino at demonyong mga limatik na mga Pulis!

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       TO SERVE AND PROTECT! sinu gusto mo sisihin mga magnanakaw?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    The PNP can no longer recover from this fiasco.

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

      It’s even worse than Kuratong Baleleng that took many years to resolve.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JQLEANNJ75HGVIIL4IEW2DGBMI John

    Next time you become a victim and badly need help, dont call the Police.. Im sure the drug addicts, holdupers, and other true scumbags of the society are always there to help! You dont trust the Police right?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    bago ka pa maging pulis ay sangkatutak na pera na ang ilalabas mo dahil marami ka lalagyan lahat yan kasama na ang health examiner, pati sa height ay kung underheight ka ay puwede itaas para ma meet ang required na height..magkakaroon ka ng sakit kahit wala ka sakit, birthday ng pipirma ng papel mo at kulang ang iinumin o pang litson ng baka…….kung korap ang pamamaraan ng pagiging pulis mo, ay sigurado kay juan de la cruz mo babawiin lahat ang ginastos mo at mga tubo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514652026 Ako Si Facundo Damaso

      totoo lahat ng sinabi mo ….. sana nga mabago na ito

  • Freddie73

    Very serious accusations! If this were true a complete overhaul of the PNP is in order!

  • simonibarra27

    CBCP ang model ng morals kasi ng mga Pinoy, kaya puro pera ang iniisip ng lahat.Binyag may lagay, padasal may lagay kasal may lagay din, home service ni Father damaso 1 thou MINIMUM! san ka pa!

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

      Huwag mo naman sisihin ang CBCP.  Sinisiraan mo pa.  Matagal nang sira iyan.

  • $14170612

    buti pa sa mga pulis natin magtinda nalang ng patola

  • http://www.facebook.com/ayam.nobody Noba Dy

    “kung makatingin kayo sa amin, kami na ang pinakamasamang tao sa mundo!
    kung makalait kayo sa amin, wagas! kami na raw ang pinakacorrupt na taong nakilala nyo.kami na raw ang mayayabang at walang modong tao dito sa pilipinas
    kung makaisip kayo sa amin, kami na ang tambay at hindi nagtatrabaho at puro n LAng pataba ang ginagawa.

    pero kapag nasa bingit na kayo ng kamatayan, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kapag naisnatch ang gamit niyo, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kapag nabubugbog ang kaibigan niyo at hindi nyo kayang awatin, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kapag merong gustong pumatay sa inyo, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kahit nga minsan may sunog, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kapag nabangga ang sasakyan niyo, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kapag may nanggahasa sa inyo, sino ang tinatawag niyo?
    kapag kinidnap ang kapamilya mo, sino ang tinatawag niyo?

    –Facebook User (Anonymous)

    uo nga po naman!

    • Karabukov

      Hindi ko talaga makuha ang ibig sabihin ni Mamang Pulis Anonymous, pareng Noba Dy.

      Ano ba ang kanyang punto? Paki-eksplika lang po.

      Na dahil kailangan natin ang kanilang tulong kung tayo’y nagigipit at nanganganib, di natin dapat isipin na sila ay masama?

      Sa totoo lang, hindi ko makuha ang koneksiyon.

    • disqus_F7NxgCOapC

       sir hindi po libre yon kasi bayad po kayo .. lahat po nang kawani nang pamahalaan ay bayad sa lahat nang kanilang serbisyong ginagawa… yan po ang dapat ibaon sa utak ninyo… huwaga kayong magpalusot…

    • Garo Ungaro

      This the big difference with the police/military before…under american influence The police/military before are well RESPECTED…Now the Police/Military are FEARED…The Government/Politicians before are well love and respected because they worked for the well being of the Citizen…Now  Government/Politicians are hated because they worked for their own well being and personal gains..Thats the big changes before and now…

    • ApoNiLolo

      Baka gratis, libre, “thank you” o kawang-gawa ang tingin nyo sa ginagawa nyo!
      Kaya kayo ang “tinatawag” dahil trabaho nyo yan.
      Ibig sabihin binabayaran kayo ni Juan dela Cruz para gawin yan.
      Kaya may KARAPATAN kaming punahin kung palpak ang trabaho nyo!

    • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

      Kaso po sa lahat ng krimeng binanggit mo SANGKOT din ang maraming pulis, ANO BA IYAN……?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000309706222 Ica Mads

    nakakaingit nga mga PULIS…while studying may allowance na sila?! at paglabas ng academy mga officials pa…malalaki pa ang sahod…dapat ba talagang gawin ng government yan…di ba dapat be fair to evryone….pano naman ang mga nurses..teachers at iba pang mga career na nangangiulang din ng tulong….so sad

  • wakeupbayan

    This is rather harsh accusation of the PNPA trainee. If its true what a sad and shameful institution we do have.  PMA, CIDG, PNPA, Judges and High ranking police men,,,,,,,, wow naman, saan pa hihingi ng tulong ang mga common and poor people of this criminal forsaken country. Kultura na talaga natin ba ang kasamaan ? Mga abogado, sa halip na tumulong, pinapatay sa fees ang kliente, ang madami sa mga judges, madami ang corrupt, mga politicians ay ganoon din.  Aba eh wala na yatang matatakbuhan ang tao ah !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XXLUOTTBTOHOOP25F5L7USE4BQ Kikoy

    illegal gambling in provinces are impossible to exist without the blessing of police and local government officials. aminin na natin, ang dami talaga police na di dapat igalang at dapat mamatay na.

  • Your_King

    When cadets and police officers see that the leader of the Philippines is messing around and not focused on them and real corruption then of course they will do corrupt things.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    Kupal ka talaga kuya mon, kuya mon, FIRST , second and third reason kaya nagpulis yan, PARA MANGURAKUT. hina talaga ng utak. too many free beers  from the police can cause your brain to slow down.

  • Carlos_Iho

    Bakit di nila tanungin bawat isang sundalo at pulis na na involve sa checkpoint kung ano talaga ang nangyari?  Sigurado iba-iba ang kasinungalingan na sasabihin ng mga yan.

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  • ManongOsang

    Mon, that’s why this Instituion is HOPELESS !!! The Most corrupt and abusive Gov’t institution in the Philippines.

    This is a CYCLE of corruption in the PNP started under Marcos & Will NEVER END unless they CHANGE the CULTURE.

    What does that mean?? You would need to FIRE practically 90% of ALL PNP officers because 9 out of 10 of them are corrupt. You would have to not only bring charges but ACTUALLY Put the Most Powerful & Visible officers in PRISON para MATAKOT ang mga batang recruit.

    You will need to INCREASE the Standard of Qualification for Hiring & also INCREASE their salary para ma discourage mag nakaw.

    In other words, MAHIHIRAPAN if not almost Impossible to change the PNP culture overnight,

  • go88

    how about columnists mon tulko? are they also taught to be corrupt early?  how did you feel when you received your first enveloppe?  Felt great right?

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

    Clearly Philippine Police Are Criminals. Walang mapili.

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  • zeroko

    Nothing new….. it’s an old story of corruption being repeated again. I am an ardent critic on the corruptions not only by PNP but also the military. It seems, no one in the government rank and files respect the law anymore. Just yesterday, I was introducing myself as Independent Mayor Candidate of Q.C. among the tax payers in Q.C. when about 8 uniform agents surrounded me and brought me to their head quarter. 

    They do not want me campaigning within Q.C. Hall perimeter. They say it is pre-campaigning. When I answered back that Mayor Herbert Bautista and the City Councilors were all out giving rice, sardines, noodles, (cheap items) last Christmas to the marginalized poor, I ask them, is that not campaigne? Are the EPALs, posters and tarpaulins being displayed with picture of Mayor Herbert Bautista also campaign?. Three larges Tents with picture of Councilor Suntay of 4th District and two tents has the picture of Herbert BAutista  prominently printed on the roof, is that not pre-campaign? Is the distribution of calendars among Real Estate and Mayor’s Business Permit one form of pre-campaigning?

    This morning Jan. 11, 2013, checking in the internet the function of Intelligent agents under Mayor Herbert Bautista and it states the following functions of the Intelligence. namely:

    :  The use
    of intelligence funds shall not be limited to the following:

    1.   Purchase of information;

    2.   Payment of rewards;

    3.   Rental and other incidental expenses relative
    to the maintenance of safe houses; and

    4.   Purchase of supplies and ammunition provision
    of medical and food aid, as well as, payment of incentives or traveling
    expenses relative to the conduct of intelligence or confidential operations.

    He he he. Citing without admitting, is pre-campaigning part of their job for someone who just want to introduce himself to the tax payers? This is primarily my objective which is to oppose the high Business tax here in Q.C. A barbershop in Q.C. is tax at a whooping P15,000 while in Calamba and Olongapo City, it is only P500! He he he. If that is not a daylight robbery on the port of Q.C. LGU, I do not know how to call it.As Patrick Henry, an American who fought the high taxes said, “Taxation without any representation is tyranny. What the Councilors did to get the approval of a pseudo public consultation is to gather the Lap-dogs Barangay Council to railroad all local Resolution into an Ordinance. Alam naman ng lahat na Barangay Council member is the worst kind of audience during public consultation. All they know is “Yes, yes,yes!” to all proposals by the Councilors.Everyone should wake up to the fact that our local government units are nothing but a public servant. They are living like kinds at the expenses of the people’s tax.COA in fact cited Q.C. LGU why they have to do their seminars in Boracay, Puerto Gallera, and Bacolod at the expense of P2,900,000? He he he. The word prudence has already been thrown out of the window so many years back.

  • concern_netizen

     The body of a a 9 year-old girl was dug up in Cavite yesterday.  The
    poor girl was abducted, raped, and killed by four criminals in Cavite
    last December.  Some of the criminals are relatives of the victim and
    even served as pall bearers during the funeral.  This is a crime far
    worse than the one in India where a teenage girl was abducted and raped
    and later died in a hospital in Singapore yet we barely know anything or
    read about it anywhere.  What is appalling is that the crime in India
    was widely condemned not only among Indians but all over the world…
    even from Filipinos but the gruesome crime in Cavite only gained a
    whimper, perhaps only appearing as footnote for more important news…
    like the debates on who among Kris, Aiai and Vice was responsible for
    the highest grossing film in history or the shootout among erring
    enforcers apparently due to jueteng turf wars.

    It is easy to
    dismiss “depressing” news because it may put the country in a bad
    light.  But what is more evident is how media contributes to the
    people’s apathy towards news that really matter.  Sure, celebrity news
    sells that is why much space is given to trivial issues that has no
    value in building our society.  But my hope is Media remind themselves
    of their mandate as tool for people to seek redress and to some extent
    help provide justice to those who yearned for it.  After all, media
    don’t need reminding because they know their responsibilities very
    well.  What they need is conviction.

  • filosopotasyo

    Watch this movie:
    Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

    Napakagandang pelikula.

    This movie is about corrupt cops and congressmen. Pag napanood nyo ito, masasabi nyo sa sarili ninyo “Sigurado ako nangyayari ito sa Pinas”.

    MOVIE INFOThe sprawling slum that towers over Rio de Janeiro is one of the most dangerous places on Earth, and as the head of Rio’s BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion), Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) has seen his share of intense situations. When a BOPE mission to stop a jail riot ends in violence, Nascimento finds his job on the line–and BOPE accused of a massacre by human rights activists. But a public fed up with the violence and gangs that plague Rio loves it, and Nascimento finds himself embraced as a hero who gets results. With elections around the corner, he’s promoted to Sub-Secretary of Intelligence. In his powerful new post, Nascimento strengthens BOPE and brings the drug gangs that run the slum to their knees– only to come to the sobering realization that by doing so, he’s only made things easier for the corrupt cops and dirty politicians who are truly running the game. After years in the trenches, Nascimento now finds that his new enemies are much more dangerous and, even worse, sitting at desks just down the hall. — (C) Official Site
    Unrated, 1 hr. 56 min.
    Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
    Directed By: José Padilha
    Written By: Braulio Mantovani, José Padilha,Rodrigo PimentelIn Theaters: Nov 11, 2011 LimitedOn DVD: Feb 14, 2012Box Office:$0.1MVariance Films

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSLENDYNA6VFP6BCVYINT33SKE Jay-r Romarate

    “Police cadets learn to be corrupt early”
    -di dapat dinadamay kung saan at kung anu mang institution galing ang mga officers na nainvolve sa shooting incident..kaya nga merong ongoing na investigation sa nangyari eh..lets wait and hope na magiging fair and just ang resulta ng investigation..wag sanang bias ang taga inquirer..pati mga kadete ng PNPA at PMA dinadamay..

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

    In that Quezon ambush, one of the Monteros have the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES sticker. Does this mean to say that they are on their way to remit that money to Malacanang?  Please correct me if I’m wrong.  I’m confused now… What is really going on?????

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/UB_6UfZ9n_pJTLkXDJOssMY.Yce_g2Cweqz8e9hK#91a1f jorge cruz

    Read Timothy and learn why, 

  • Dieserweg

    Totoo yan, sa academy pa lang malaki na ang corruption.  But no one would dare say.  Not even the cadets.  They would do anything but squeal and fight their upper class men.  It’s a rotten system.  Unless that is changed, the barracks mentality of police officers would never change.  And the civilians become the outlet of physical and mental torture they suffered in the academy. I am speaking in general terms though.  Not everyone who graduates from the academy is corrupt.  There are a few good men.  

    • iAmTalkingToYou

      Since no one would dare say corruption is a common practice in the academy , how did you know it’s happening? Cadet ka ba?

      • tagatabas

         Before yes he was a cadet in the PNPA, now he is inspector assigned in NCRPO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Another question is why are these policeman, army, and air force personnel lending their service to businessmen while still on active duty? Granted they were on leave (baka nga hindi eh), escorting this STL operator is a conflict of interest to their profession. If not escorting, don’t tell me they are business partners of this Atienza guy. If yes, NBI should also investigate how they became partners with the guy. Potential unexplained wealth if that is the case.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T42Q37DX5BRWJ5NRYTBC2DXUAU Jols – batman Robin

    paano nagtagpo ang airforce at pnp sa loob ng sasakyan… ano ginagawa nila duon at kasama pa ung jueteng lord….. sa akin mas pabor ako sa hindi kasama ung jueteng lord……….. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4QTJSOUFYKWKB5TNGNI7WJ3QAM EMIE

    sad, I also have a very bad expirence to those abusadong police kilangan din natin magkaron ng mahigpit na batas sa police karapatan ng simpleng mamamayan nag over power sila sobrang abusado

    from marikina

  • themask celestial

    Mga estudyante dito sa recto na kumukuha ng criminology sa university sa Sta. Cruz, mga nag-aaral pa lang di na nagbabayad ng pamasahe. 

    Sa Moriones Tondo may mga pulis from station 1 na nagconduct ng inspection ng motorcycle rider na walang helmet. Mukhang violation din to ng PNP SOP. Daily nila ginagawa to. Paging PNP.

  • tagatabas

    Kapag ang isang lugar ay puro bulok ang pulis ano ang dapat gawin.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    “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.”

    now tell us Mon… what was the mission order of this gentlemen? A superintendent, Staff Sgt. Air Force, SPO1 and a PO1 are together with an environmentalist and a “legal” gambler. Are these gentlemen are escorts of this “legal” gambler? 

  • edm365f31

    For once Mon I agree with you other than consermino’s unblemished record, he has ties to gambling; everybody knows that gambling lords need padrino’s to protect thme..give them partnership in a business and your other illegal activities and you will be assured of protection.

    This is a rub out; consemino was sitting in front of the second car; the only thing he needs to do at that point is magpakilala sa check-point and they should have let them go; he is an active police officer and have his aides with him.  And at that point they should have just arrested Vic Siman if they even have a warrant to arrest him.

    And if you are in the military or police why would would you engage a perceive over-whelming force especially if you are in the active service and there is no warrant for your arrest.  Its a losing game; never heard a military contingent getting ambushed in a checkpoint by police or another military. Maybe a mis-encounter in the field but a checkpoint.

    consemino was basically escorting this gambling lord and marantano objective was to ambush and elimate vic Siman by way of provocation or anything that will start the firefight.  consemino and his aides became collateral damage.  wrong place wrong time; i am not sure how the camarederie in pnpa is but if marantano knew that he was there and still proceed with the ambush then non-exist in pnpa.

    I also agree with the self inflicted wound; if it can be proven…somebody in those bunch of ambush squads will need to reveal what really happened during that time.  NBI do your job and squueze them tight; apply the necessary pressure and it will come out.

    Something missing in the reports is that army contingent that is also part of the ambush we are not hearing anything on their side.

    Keep digging Mon

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UKH7QYMAXLAMPIHBEPZ2R6VALE Mikhail

    To prove your point that a gambling turf war was behind the police operation that resulted to the unnecessary loss of lives, you conclude that it all emanates from an institution where two (2) involved police officers were honed to become corrupt early since their cadet days? Is this the kind of investigative journalism you keep on bragging about? Maligning and degrading the name of an institution that provides free education and scholarship to bright, deserving and ideal youth, who have chosen to be a part of the pillar of our justice system. Please be fair and show your facts about “At the PNPA, cadets allegedly make erring colleagues produce money from nowhere as a form of punishment” Mr. Tulfol.
    It just shows your true credibility as a lowly police beat reporter during your early days too, wherein your kind of fellows rides and follows every interesting issues and stories, then sensationalizing it once it fails your caprices and your pocket. Or maybe you have lost the trust and confidence of your followers that’s why you resorted to a frontal attack against an innocent and defenseless institution which opted to remain observant on your action and thus you boosts your dwindling reader’s attention.     

  • fk

    All of this bcoz of greed…. Filipinos are one of the filthiest, most corrupt, and unprincipled people on this planet, almost everyone can be bought for a price (except for the 10% few)… I just don’t understand why they keep on wearing those t-shirts with their national flag on it and with the print on “Proud to be Pinoy” (By the way, the Philippines archipelago looks like a dog
    standing on its hind legs, another design on their proud shirt haha…) and they keep on assuring everyone that someday their God forsaken country will rise and be a Great Nation once again…  Excuse me, but if my memory serves me right, I don’t recall the Philippine ever
    becoming a great nation all through out history even just for once.  Or maybe, I’ve just missed so many of my history classes that I overlooked on this one… But for those 10% exceptionally
    good few, which is around 10 million Filipinos, We salute you…  : )

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

    Marami sa hanay ng police may mga kabit. So to maintain their immoral lifestyles, it’s not surprising they engage in illegal activities to augment their income. This problem of having a kabit in the police dept. have not been addressed squarely until now. Nobody was removed or punished for having a kabit.

    • batangsulpok

      Halos lahat sila lalo na ang matataas na opisyal ay may kabit kaya kahit may policy tungkol sa immorality sa AFP at PNP, walang natatanggal dahil kalakaran na yan, kung baga, FOLLOW THE LEADER.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    katwiran nila kailan pa sila aabuso PAG WALA NA SILA SA PWESTO??? kawawa naman ung ilang matitino nadadamay.

  • Roman31

    FYI, Mr. Tulfo, the PCSO completely belied that it had issued any permit nor license in favor of Siman to operate any STL anywhere. This was published in the Phil. Star today. That makes the operations of Siman in several towns in CALABARZON illegal!

  • bryant85

    If this corrupt practices of PNPA cadets are true to form and substance as implemented in the PNPA then a reformation or abolition of this said academy must be instituted by the President since it already had become a breeding home of thieves to be future scalawags in uniform. Such eventuality reported granting it’s aboveboard must not be taken lightly by the President or Sec. Roxas as DILG head, for the law enforcement agency is already at peril by having soon to be officers bred at the early stage of law enforcement with corrupt practices. So it isn’t surprising to have Officers who robs and kill or be protectors of drug lords or jueteng, and gambling lords since corruption at the academy is already the cadets way of life.

  • pinsky

    Prior to this report, I had been in quandary as to why these PNPA and PMA cadets had been transformed to the role of  villains and not the knights in shining armor of law enforcement when as a matter of fact, they graduated in both schools of discipline. I presumed all the while that the years the spent to learn the ropes of law enforcement and protection of our country  had molded them to become prototypes of their profession including the civilian populace. But reality unfolded a game to play that these expected models to ameliorate the decaying image of the Police and the Military turned out to be much worst than their predecessors because murdering their own friends and fellow cadets is casual when money is its price. 

    The aged and appreciated buddy buddy system had been cast aside in lieu of greed of wealth. They turned to be animals that kill each other for a prey. These expected role models became low down scoundrels to enforce lawlessness instead of law and order. However, as reported by this writer, none other to blame but the academy. Adminstrators of the PNPA what can you say? Again the usual denial or the positive approach tagged as reformation

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D6UNAQVURAUZPQIEDNU45PK5GY Randel

    I may not agree with how the writer has appreciated the statement of an unknown police superintendent, who is allegedly a PNPA alumnus, and come to a point of generalizing the entire PNPA as inept and possess an unsound culture. In the first place, everyone has his freedom to say anything about something, and everybody do it anyway. Perhaps to be more circumspect is to qualify the personalities behind their statements. It could be very unprofessional to generalize concepts just based on unfounded and incredible statements. Moreover, to note, even PMA graduates bite each other also. Evident from the history is the warring AFP officers (most from the PMA) due to alleged corruption of their high ranking officers. This describes vividly that corruption is both present in AFP and PNP and even in other bureaucracies. And to add, who were the first mentors of the PNPA in her early formative years? They were officers from the PMA. Both institutions, the PNPA and the PMA, have the honor code. Most of the doctrines and culture of the military has been taught and passed on to police cadets. These are the considered bedrocks that initially formed the PNPA’s system. However, we could not really equate these two institutions in measuring their own experiences. PMA is much older than the PNPA, but they both have their own humble beginnings. Every institution suffers from birthing pains and crisis of all sorts, like identity, and PMA has also been a victim of these tribulations. In my lens, bureacracies exist because the society needs these institutions for the common good. If society’s condition is perfect, PMA and PNPA are not needed. But that is not the case, these schools are essential to meet the goals of common good and welfare of the netizens. Both have their own niche entirely different from the other. It would be more productive if both institutions are governed with principles of collaborations rather than on sour gripings. I believe that the PNP and AFP should be governed by officers not from only one academic institution. The AFP is for PMA graduates and the PNP for PNPA graduates. This is to strike a balance among the interests of both the institutions and the society. However, this is not the condition yet, PNP is currently headed by a military-trained gentleman and by nature, biases are always predominant. If the PMA is more matured than the PNPA, the former should look on how to help the latter if the former considered the latter as a younger sibling. More often, the attributes of an organization is defined by its top leaders. (Note: The PNP is currently headed by a PMAayer…)  v

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D6UNAQVURAUZPQIEDNU45PK5GY Randel

    The writer is very superficial in his analysis. He maybe exploiting his nature to acquire an ontological characterization of things hovever his arguments are not as rational as it should deem in order to vividly prove corruption of PNPA cadets. I suggest he undergoes training at PNPA first before concluding. On the other hand, let’s thank him for sometimes he provides us a chance to revisit and rethink on how really the academy has been processing and producing its alumni. Just be objective, it may help in enhancing capabilities and competence at the end of the day.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/32QVFMTN2RCFGRDKRPX33XSCIM Uldrick

    Sir mag cadete kayo sa PNPA pag underclass ko po kayo ililibre ko kayo pag mag kita tayo sa kung saan mang kainan, tapos pag mag kasabay tayo sa jeep ako magbabayad ng pamasahe mo, pag graduate ko, lahat ng gamit ko ipapamana ko sa iyo, pg mg break mo na, puntahan mo ako bibigyan kita ng baon pauwi at ililibre ka kung saan mo gusto, pag underclass kita ganyan ang gagawin ko sa iyo, kasi ganyan din ang ginawa sa akin ng mga upperclass ko….marami po kaming pera kasi tinuruan kami ng upperclass namin mag  tipid at mag invest. para balang araw maiwasan namin ang  mga temptation pag kami ay nasa serbisyo na.. masakit po para sa mga kagaya namin na galing sa PNPA yung mga sinsabi ninyo na pawang walang katotohanan.

    • http://twitter.com/marimar165 marimar

       Tama ka brod Uldrick, matino at disiplinado ang mga cadete ng PNPA. Pag graduate nila sa PNPA, matinong mga opisyal. Itong si Tulfing ang corrupt. AC-DC (attack & collect – defend & collect) na reporter. Dapat pumasyal si Tulfing sa PNPA at magresearch/mag observe para malaman niya ang totoo. Ang mga corrupt na opisyal ng PNP ay di graduate ng PNPA. Galing sila sa PMA (Garcia, Ligot, Angelo Reyes, at iba pa..) remember sa senate hearing?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6UWE5AGMMJ7O4ZMGYPOSFHZZBY Bobby

    dapat dito kay tulfo ipabugbog ulit kay claudine…bruha ka.di mo alam pinagsasabi mo.akala mo malinis.

    • bagombong

       Ikaw kaya ang ipabugbug kay Claudine…siruro nakatawa ka pa…

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    As a long-time police beat reporter and investigative journalist,have you ever wondered why Vic Seaman loloko and Col.Consemino were on the same list of Bishop Cruz and incidentally on the same boat on that fateful incident.Minanmanan itong Vicong Seaman loloko for months and his illegal activities were know,but given a chance would you ever apprehend him using your ball and baseball bat,dare to handcuff him and bring him to police station?
    Nung hinuli si Kalbong gambling Lord ng Pampanga (Bong Pineda),diba pinilosopo niya lang mga pulis at sila ay nag mukhang tanga?
    Kung ikaw si Col. Hansen,hintayin mong barilin ka sa ulo,knowing mga delikadong elemento sinasakote mo.Kung kasama ang Gambling Lord na kilalang delikadong tao,hindi question kung yung 12 na kasama ay mga Pulis o Pari.Sila ay mga kasabwat sa Business.
    Magagalit lang ako,pag yung 12 na kasama ni Vicong ay pawang mga teen ager na Boy Scout.
    Imbes na i kondena mo ang illegal Gambling,lalo mo pinalalakas ang loob ng mga natitira pang Gambling Lord.
    Dare kita: gumawa ka nga ng listahan at expose mo ang mga kilalang Drug at illegal Jueteng Operators sa buong Pinas kung talagang matapang ka na journalist.
    I know you won’t do it and say wala kang prueba,bakit yung Bishop Cruz may listahan at alam ang mga Operators?

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Sumagot ka kuya Mon,one guy told below that PCSO neither grant nor allowed Vic Siman to operate STL legally in Calabarzon.It doesn’t mean that because the escorts were Police and Military officers,they were perceived as collateral angels into that incident.
    Alangan na pumili si Vic Siman ng mga escort na kolehiala,or the likes of Vice Ganda at Sweet or Tanod kaya.Siyempre pumili din siya ng mga Police at Military escort na 3 ang mga
     bayag.Malas nila na SIMA sila ni Col. Hansen.

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