Comelec officials don’t make sense


Something is very wrong with our law enforcement when cops who have criminal records get promoted to further sow terror among the citizenry.

Senior Supt. Glenn Dumlao and Supt. Hansel Marantan, who figure prominently in the Atimonan, Quezon, highway rubout—of course, it was a rubout and people who think otherwise are dense!—have criminal records.

Dumlao was linked to the abduction-murder of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito.

Marantan was involved in a total of four alleged shootouts where 40 persons were killed.

Among the alleged gun battles was the one-way shootout between cops and suspected car thieves in Ortigas, Pasig City, which was recorded on a TV camera.

Another was the shootout in Parañaque City between cops and suspected bank robbers where innocent persons, including a father and his

7-year-old daughter, were killed in the crossfire.

Instead of being sacked for the death of many, Marantan even got promoted.

*                                 *                                 *

Dumlao linked his former boss, former Philippine National Police chief and now Sen. Ping Lacson to the Dacer-Corbito murder case, and was supposed to turn state witness against Lacson.

However, Dumlao recanted his statement later, saying he was coerced by investigators into implicating his former boss.

Lacson was later acquitted by the Court of Appeals—thanks but no thanks to our corrupt justice system—even if he went in hiding while his case was on appeal.

*                                 *                             *

Dumlao + Marantan=Murder.

Dumlao + Marantan + Lacson=Murder multiplied by 100.

Ping Lacson will replace the not-so-competent crime czar, Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa, as chief of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), according to my Malacañang sources.

Lacson, my Palace sources say, will take over from Ochoa when his term as senator expires in June this year.

Lacson once headed a police team involved in a gangland-style rubout of suspected bank robbers in what is now called the “Kuratong Baleleng” multiple murder case.

The only difference between the Kuratong Baleleng rubout and the Atimonan

incident was that the Kuratong victims were criminals, while those in Atimonan were innocent citizens.

*                               *                              *

Don’t get me wrong: I favored Lacson’s unorthodox method of dealing with notorious criminals when he was still a cop.

I was his apologist and defender in the Kuratong Baleleng case, as well as in other extra-judicial executions of criminals.

To me, kidnappers, rapists, robbers who kill without mercy and drug traffickers are forms of lowlife and there should be rejoicing, not mourning, over their deaths.

Our criminal justice system is flawed; criminals go scot-free by bribing judges.

But when vigilante policemen can no longer distinguish between criminals and innocent citizens, such as Bubby Dacer and Emmanuel Corbito, society is in deep trouble.

Lacson and I went our separate ways because of the Dacer-Corbito abduction-murder.

*                                   *                               *

One of the most stupid decisions made by the Commission on Elections is to issue a gun-ban exemption to President Noy, while ignoring the pleas of law-abiding citizens whose lives are under threat.

The President doesn’t need to carry a gun as he has more than 2,000 officers and men of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) guarding him 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If some Comelec commissioners have that kind of IQ, don’t be surprised if they don’t know how to count votes.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

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

    I was not surprised Dumlao got reinstated but was surprised he was assigned the same dirty job he used to do.  With his experience in summary execution, the more we’re to believe that it was an ambush in Quezon.

    • c7cinbox

      don’t be surprise na susunod na ma-reinstate ay si michael ray aquino retaining his rank. even maybe mancao if he knows how to play the game. don’t be surprise also na baka maging mga chief pnp pa ang mga ito.

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

        These guys would have been Generals by now if not for the cases.

      • popeyee

        Nagkamali sila ng desisyon..dapat kumandidato rin silang Senador…

  • LabkoPinas

    Marantan and Dumlao have no place being police officers. They are merely guns for hire. Lacson does not deserve to be a senator and should never be in PAOC. He should retire in ignominy especially after going into hiding while being a senator who had an arrest warrant. No excuses..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YXNAOIDS4DTYSCJEKBGOTYULFM Emboy

      kalbopinas,sorry ka na lang incoming chief of PAOCC na nga sya, di mo ba nabasa sabi ni tulfiing…..kaya nga kinakabahan na yan si tulfing…

  • stealth ice

    IQ is what comelec used in granting gun ban exemption to PNoy. PNoy is the Commander-in-Chief of the AFP. Naturally he is entitled to carry firearm. I believed Ramon Tulfo wants to be granted same privilege as the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

    I suggest run for presidency first then we’ll see from there.

    I don’t know why this guy is bitter to PNoy. Every movement of PNoy he disagree.

    I know that you’re are pro-Gordon. But unfortunately Gordon is running for senator under the banner of UNA which is headed by your unfavorite Erap, Binay and JPE.

    That means even your favorite Gordon don’t listen to you. SORRY oldman.

    • popeyee

      Pnoy, as commander-in-chief of the AFP, is not a combatant. And the fact that he is surrounded by his PSG 24/7, you think he still need to carry a gun? O baka wala siyang tiwala sa kanyang mga bodyguards…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        hahaha “command-in-chief” is not a combatant? moron!, if war breaks-out, the “commander-in-chief” IS combatant! and whoever gives order to combatant is also a combatant. 

        bopols mo talaga!

      • popeyee

        Mas bobo ka, bakit may geyera ba? In time of yes, i agree. Pero in time of peace? May nakita ka ng pangulo na na may bitbit-bitbit na baril while attending to his regular functions or events? Kahit pangulo ng America which always a target of terrorists di nagsusukbit ng baril…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        bopols ka talaga, commander-in-chief IS and WILL ALWAYS be an active duty position whether in peace or war time. kung effective lang ang pagiging CIC ni pnoy during peace time, sino ang susundin ng top military brass?

        nag ROTC ka ba? halatang hindi eh hahahahaha.

      • popeyee

        sa mga pananalita mo, ikaw ang idiot, walang modo at pinag-aralan, you’re just a simple die hard trapo follower..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        lols, gamitin mo kasi yang kapirasong utak na nakatago sa likod ng tenga mo bago ka mag-comment. maging intelihente ka naman paminsan-minsan. hahahaha

      • popeyee

        ang intelehenteng tao ay hindi nakikita lamang sa kanyang pagsagot, kundi sa kung papaano siya sumagot..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        oo nga, at yung mga sagot mo ay hindi intelihente, dahil hindi ka muna nag-iisip kung bakit may gun-ban exemption sa presidente, ang nasa isip mo agad ay mag-bibit-bit ng baril ang presidente dahil exempted sya,.. engot ka nga kasi kaya hindi mo naisip yon.

      • stealth ice

        this guy is a fake. a fraud. speaking non-sense. this guy has no knowledge of the issue. better keep your mouth shut. you’re showing your ignorance already. i rest this case.

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

        Ikaw ang tanga.  Nag-ROTC ka nga pero nilagyan mo lang ang school mo para makapasa.  Ang Presidente and Commander-in-Chief.  Pero pagdating sa coup at Edsa 1 & 2, hindi sinusunod ng AFP ang Presidente tulad ng nangyari kina Marcos at Erap.

      • stealth ice

        why have you seen PNoy carrying his gun? the answer is NO. because no one in his right sense to show off their gun. only tulfo knows that PNoy is carrying gun. I stand by my conviction that as a Commander in Chief, Pnoy is entitled to carry a firearm for his protection and for his hobby. And for you Mr. Popeyee I challenge you to file a petition with the office of COMELEC or with the Supreme Court.

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

        Tangna ka.  Alam mo ba ang salitang “combatant” o combat.  Hindi lahat sa AFP ay combatant.  May medical, legal, chaplain at ibang mga unit at trabaho. 

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

    With the President of the Philippines,  he’s got this thing called EXECUTIVE PREVILLAGE.   Please people, use common sense. Other people who are not Filipinos are also reading news in the Philippines. Be aware !!!!!!!!!!   

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

      Yeah and they also can read how bad your spelling is.

  • JV Velarde

    The President is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. 
    As Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Tulfo think’s the President should be included in the gun ban. 

    Now, who has a VERY LOW IQ?

    • popeyee


      Saan ka na nakakita ng pangulo na napapalibutan ng mga bodyguards na may bitbit ding baril? Sa Pilipinas lang, di ba? Baka naman wala siyang tiwala sa kanyang mga bodyquards..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        ang bopols mo talaga, the president HAS a gun-hobby while president of other nations don’t.  ang engot mo talaga! nakita mo bang nag-bitbit ng baril si pnoy sa mga function nya?

        yung gun-ban exemption was just a show SINCE na alam ng taong bayan na gun enthusiast ang presidente.  

        moron ka talaga!

      • malek_abdul

        Saan mo naman nakita si Pnoy na may nakasukbit na baril? Di ba pag nagpa-practice shooting lang siya? Kaya siya nag-apply ng exemption (although hindi na kailangan) just to set an example na lahat ng may baril na gusto magdala ng baril ay dapat mag-apply ng exemption. Subukan mo kaya pumunta sa Mindanao at makikita mo duon ang mga pulitiko at bodyguards in civilian clothes na may mga dalang baril of all kinds (long and short) with or without the comelec gun ban. For your info, the president is the commander in chief and it is his privilege to carry or not a gun with him.

  • archerfan

    kabado na si tulfing hahaha!  nagbabangit na kesyo apologist daw sya dati ni lacson etc.  so close pala sila, pinapaalala lang ni tulfing hahaha.  for sure hahanap ng padrino si tulfing para mapalapit ulit kay ping. 

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

    PNP clean it up please the whole world is watching.  Charge Lacson and his men.

  • KappaPhiPhi

    does our pres really need to carry a  gun himself? para que?

    • Nutting Moore

      Yeah.. only in the Philippines I guess that the highest officer of the land, who has all the AFP and the Police, not just the PSG to protect him is allowed to carry a gun!  Marami sa mga Pnoy mayabang pero lalong yumayabang pag may hawak na baril!

      • stealth ice

        how did you know that only Philippine President is carrying firearm? so many presidents carry firearm but their citizens are not minding it. unlike some filipinos who are chismosa, intrigera, pakialamera kaya alam ang pasikot-sikot sa buhay ng ating presidente.

  • Rovingmoron

    Mon, mukhang nakaguhit sa mukha mo ang takot simula ng inilabas ang balita na merong gun ban. I understand your predicament, Mr. Tulfo. But only P-Noy is exempted. With the gun ban, only the lawless elements and the law enforcers are authorized to carry guns during the election period. What you can do is to use a lot of disguises to mislead your stalkers, and perhaps, bring with you a pepper spray. No other choice, Mon.


    Mon, what are you going to do now without your gun-exemption? You cannot carry your guns . hihihi. hahaha. hohoho. lol.

    Claudine and Ray, you can go malling now.


    MON, lagot ka na, malapit na maging chief ng PAOCC si lacson.

    Suggest ko lang ha na wag ka makipag joyride sa may mga convoy na montero ha. Baka mapasama ka sa ………………… or magka headline na – JOYRIDE TURNED DEADLY.

  • mrgracia

    He’s the president, what’s your problem with that, Tulfo?.. Kay Raymart lang kasi taob ka na. Baka kailangan mo ng armas para di ka mabugbog. Gawin mo kasing bodyguards ang mga utol mong siga.

  • 123_pampanggo_farmer

    Prayers for the Philippines and the Filipino people.

  • maypakialamtayo

    sabi ng commelec ang mga law enforcer lang dapat ang magbitbit ng baril, kaya ayan, pulis vs pulis, afp vs. afp, nbi agent vs nbi agent, sila sila na lang tuloy ang nagbabarilan, di rin malayong kkk vs kkk!

  • Manolo Villareal

    The president is setting an example.  He’s not exempted so he applied for it although not necessary.  I don’t think this is an issue.  Those who want to apply, do it.  Your application will be granted if qualified.

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

    yap, and Tulfo was ambushed by Raymart and Claudine. 

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

    ….and Purisima was quick to say that it wasn’t a rub out….” May tinamaan nga diba?”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

    Sen Lacson should only accept the position of anti-corruption czar.  Corruption in government is the biggest problem of the Philippines. He can make a very big difference if he fights corruption. it will also serve his political career better.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    ‘issue a gun-ban exemption to President Noy’

    tama lang

    commander in chief sya
    hindi pa kandidato

  • Komen To

    The Comelec did not issue gun ban exemption to PNoy. The Philippine president is automatically exempted.

    I admire your courage in exposing the men behind this “rub out”, including Ping. You have a very valid reason for parting ways with them. More power to you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

    stupid flips (the likes of tulfo) don’t get why pnoy applied for gun-ban exemption,

    Pnoy applying for a gun-ban exemption was just to show the people that even president must abide the law, although; the president has thousands of security escorts, being a president should automatically exempted the president but that is not the point. An old adage comes to mind.. “good leader is a good follower”

    mon tulfo is sooooooooooo fvcking stupid not to see it.

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

      oh i’ve seen it clearly, it’s more of a pakitang tao only.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        you could say na pakitang tao, mas maganda yung may precedence, the enforcer could easily say.. “presidente nga kailangan na kumuha ng permit, kayo pa kaya?”

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

      You call Filipinos “Flip” yet you got Filipino name.  I’m gonna flip your head.  What you’re doing in this Blog is Cyber Bullying.  You’ve been marked.  Your days are numbered.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        oh.. i’m freaking scared…  no idiot, andrei is not a filipino name so as mendoza, learn basic human history will ya!

        bopols talaga kayo dyan!

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

        Mendoza might be a Spanish name so as the many Filipino last names because we were colonized by Spain for more than 300 years.  You made the mistake of writing in Tagalog sometimes so you’re also a FLIP.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        hahah bopols mo talaga, hahahaha hindi mo pa ba nakikita sa mga previous post ko na pinoy ako? engot! hahaha sobra na ang pagiging boplaks mo!

      • etnarolfawa

        tanga…..ipagkakaila mo pa na filipino ka eh ang mga construction nang mga sentences mo  at pati reasoning mo ay purely pinoy……..gusto mo lang na ipagyabang na nasa ibang bansa ka kaya nagpupumilit kang  magsulat sa english eh…..hahahahahah.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        hahah tungek ka talaga! sinong nag-sabing ipingkakaila ko ang pagiging filipino, bopols ka talaga! hahaha, bakit gusto mo ba ng oxford comma? para hindi mo mahalata na pinoy ako?

  • Your_King

    This is exactly why corruption is still prevalent in the country because the President himself is a bad example. He calls for gun-ban which the Comelec followed through on and then using his power makes himself exempt. He is showing Filipinos that the rules don’t apply to those in power. So if you are the head of your respective government unit or what have you then you are exempt from the rules and regulation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      lols.. you sir is a total moron, mag-sama kayo ni tulfo pareho kayong bopols, 

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


  • tarikan

    Ikaw naman Monn, sino ba ang may galit kay Bubby Dacer, sino ba ang nagpatawag sa kanya sa Malacanang at nag-away sila dun? Mainit pa ang baga (after 2 days ng away nila) ni tibigots nung inabduct si Dacer at driver nyang si Corbito. Wala namang galit si Pink sa dalawa nga laang napag-utusan. Di ba nagturuan na, sinabi na nga ni Pink in a subtle way kaya ganun na lang ang galit ni Sen. Junior. Tama ba analysis ko Monn? 

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

    MR. TOOLFOOL, so now you’re worried that Pres. P-Noy got his COMELEC gun ban exemption but not yours. After mounting series of print media attacks against a public safety institution in your column, you are now too nervous and hesitant to go out of your convenient and well concealed office hideout without your fully armed body guards provided by your benefactors from the AFP. Check point lang ngayon ang katapat mo MR. TOOLFOOL…. Nakabantay lang sila sa tabi tabi at BOOM!!!!! – Pinarami mo pang lalo ang kaibigan mo, puro envelope ideas kasi palagi pinagsusulat mo eh. I beg to disagree with the title of your column, COMELEC does make sense, you are after all non sense…. 

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

    having a pending case is not a hindrance that’s why mr. marantan’s promotion is valid and as far as i know, cops facing charges are suspended  while the case is being heard or probably he managed to wiggle his way out of admin sanctions that accompany criminal cases filed if any, against him.

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

    It means the president doesn’t trust his 2,000 bodyguards,one of them might be an assassin just waiting for the green light carry out his mission.Better be ready at all times than sorry.With the trend that is going on in the police and military,it is not a remote chance that one of these uniformed guys will just freak out and shoot everyone on sight,and claim insanity afterwards.

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

      Correct.  I’m sure all his bodyguards are tested and trusted carried over from his late mother Cory mostly PSG.  But it takes only one assassin to do the job.  History shows some leaders were killed by their own security.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/B5SQTHUAQTKMWGB2NP2QU4OLAE Kirk

    im happy to know that ping lacson will be appointed once more as crime caesar by noynoy. ang ayaw ko ay ang pag ka utak pulboron ni president noy,dapat mag set sya ng example na wag mag dala ng baril. para ano na may baril si noynoy? kaya nya ba barilin si gloria?he got no balls for sure.

  • eirons1043

    As I have mentioned earlier my admiration to Brillantes sank when he announced that the Noy had to apply for gun ban exemption. Imagine the no, 1 soldier and citizen is not exempted while the entire AFP and PNP are. What a moronic statement from a commissioner and a Lawyer.  Mon is right that habitual criminals should be eliminated as our judiciary or Lawyers in it  are  more corrupt than an ordinary kotong cop. Pero dapat pulido ang pagkakatira.  The jueteng lords are called criminals only because jueteng is a gambling that is not yet legalized due to the Catholic Church intervention. The reality is that the jueteng lords are giving jobs and assistance to almost everybody in their areas. That they are armed is for protection not for attack. The mystery is why people still gamble on jueteng even  if they know that only one out of ten bola is legit and  the proceeds of the nine bola are  pocketed by the Jueteng Lord some to be used as lagay to government officials high up even to the Palace daw. 

  • tulfotumbong

    how dense can you get! only reason P-noy needs a PTC is to carry his gun to a shooting range and not for his personal protection. why make a big fuss out of this. sa aming lugar ang daming personal body guards ng aming mayor carrying firearms sans police uniform. ilang security ba ang pwede sa isang mayor? Ito ang dapat tingnan ng Comelec.

  • malek_abdul

    Dumlao + Marantan=Murder.

    Dumlao + Marantan + Lacson=Murder multiplied by 100.

    Tulfing pwede ka makasuhan ng libel. The people you are mentioning are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Sana mabasa ni Lacson, Dumlao and Marantan ang article mo na ito para magkaalaman na kung sino ang matigas sa inyo.

    “One of the most stupid decisions made by the Commission on Elections is to issue a gun-ban exemption to President Noy, while ignoring the pleas of law-abiding citizens whose lives are under threat.” – Did you know that the president is the number one whose life is in danger? Every life of a leader of every country is at threat? Nagkataon lang na mahilig sa baril ang presidente natin kaya gusto niya magdala ng baril. Hindi naman niya iwinawagayway sa publiko. Ano ba problema mo eh siya ang commander in chief ng bansa. Kaya nga sandamakmak at sandamukal ang dapat na body guards na kailangan niya. Saan ka ba nakakita ng presidente na iisa o dalawa lang ang bodyguard? Moron!

    • at-large

       Hindi siya kagaya mo na walang BALLS!!! kaya wala asenso ang Pinas dahil marami ang katulad mo! *#CK

      • malek_abdul

        You are so stupid not knowing your rights!!! Moron! Ikaw gusto mo bang maparatangan na rapist ka na wala naman maipakitang ebidensiya na rapist ka nga? OGAG ka talaga! Siguro avid fan ka ni Tulfing! Kung meron BALLS ang idol mong si Tulfing hindi na kailangan magdala ng baril. Suntukan na lang tutal magaling daw siya ng Aikido.

      • at-large

         Ano ba yang pinag sasabi, wala ka  sa sarili , i cant understand MOROS ka talaga …dont expect a 2nd reply from me whahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  • common_juan

    Wow…look at the number of people giving comments right now! Ang daming fans ni Sir Mon! I thought bawal na magbatuhan ng futek ngayun?!

    Kung bakit kasi inimbento pa ang baril e…di nalang kasi tayo mag batuta. hehe!

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos