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DILG sacks 5 Calabarzon police execs

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The Calabarzon regional director of the Philippine National Police, Chief Supt. James Melad, and four other ranking police officials were relieved Tuesday from their posts over the death of a suspected hit man with links to alleged “jueteng” lord Victor “Vic” Siman.

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas announced at a press conference in Camp Crame the relief of Melad, Batangas provincial director Senior Supt. Rosauro Acio, Supt. Raul Tacaca (head of the Batangas provincial intelligence branch), Chief Insp.  Rodolfo Ama (head of the Batangas police Special Weapons and Tactics [SWAT] group) and Supt. Elpidio Ramirez (acting chief of police of San Juan town in Batangas).

“They have been relieved and tasked to report to the PNP in Camp Crame while a full investigation of the incident in San Juan, Batangas is ongoing,” Roxas said.

To probe killing

Roxas said a separate fact-finding team had been formed to look into the aspects of the killing of Fernando Morales, also known as “Pandoy,” while police tried to arrest him on Monday.

Morales’ family said that he used to work for Siman as a bookie but had left the latter’s employ a long time ago.

Roxas questioned the police for serving the warrant of arrest at 1:30 a.m.

Police claimed Morales tried to resist arrest and allegedly fired at operatives, prompting them to shoot him.

Morale’s wife claimed in news reports that the police did not properly introduce themselves when they came to their house and that they had not shown the warrant of arrest.

She said that her husband was dragged out of their house and then she heard gunshots. Morales died from seven gunshot wounds, reports said.

A report from the Batangas provincial police said that operatives tried to serve Morales, 46, a warrant of arrest for illegal possession of firearms issued by regional trial court Branch 87 Judge Noel Lindog. The warrant was dated May 19 last year.

Ama, Tacaca and Ramirez led the serving of the warrant on Morales, who the police said tried to evade the arresting team by going through the back door of his house in Barangay (village) Lipahan in San Juan, Batangas.

Fire fight

“In that instance, fire fight ensued between the arresting team and the suspect, resulting [in] the death of the latter,” the police report said.

It added that Morales was “listed” as a member of the “Batang Kubo” private armed group and was among the “personalities” in Coplan “NIPAHOT 01-2011.”

“Batang Kubo” gang is an alleged gun-for-hire group which was supposedly used by Siman against his enemies, according to the controversial Coplan “Armado,” which listed Siman and his alleged jueteng partners as targets.

Friends and associates of Siman said they feared for their safety after one of Siman’s supposed former aides was killed in another controversial police operation in Batangas.

One of Siman’s close friends on Tuesday told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that they had become anxious after Morales was gunned down by policemen who tried to arrest him in his residence in San Juan town.

The source, who agreed to talk on condition of anonymity, said Morales used to work for Siman, who was described by the police as an operator of the illegal numbers racket “jueteng” in Laguna and Batangas.

“Pandoy worked as a collector and table manager for Boss Vic’s STL bookies operations. But he already stopped working for Boss Vic,” he said, referring to the illicit numbers game which uses the results of the government-sanctioned Small Town Lottery (STL).

Banog group

He said Morales belonged to the group of Nestor “JR” Banog Jr., Siman’s alleged trusted lieutenant who was killed in a purported fire fight in Calamba two months ago with policemen led by Supt. Hansel Marantan, the same police official who led the operation that killed Siman and 12 others in Atimonan, Quezon.

He said Banog and three of the six men killed in Calamba were also from San Juan town like Morales.

‘Out to get all’

One of Siman’s relatives said they had been getting information that policemen loyal to Marantan were out to “get us all.”

“Marantan has apparently become paranoid. He fears that we would exact revenge for the death of Kuya Vic. But we’re not that kind of people. We’re not like Marantan,” he said.

“You can ask around Calamba. Although Kuya Vic is accused of operating STL bookies, he was never known to be a killer. He did not need to bring a gun because the people here loved and respected him,” Siman’s relative added. With Matikas Santos, INQUIRER.net

 Originally posted at 03:05 pm | Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHTWUXKL5GQ66NGG73Z6EIMYZI june

    if not for the tragic consequences of the calabarzon’s police ineptness, i would say that this is a series of comedy of errors 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    walang hiya talaga!! PULIS!!

  • johnlordphilip

    One witness against the ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES of the POLICE eliminated by the POLICE?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKME5EXCJMYKLDSCJNQ2SVKHV4 John

    HAAYYYY SUPE BOBONG MGA POLICE OFFICIALS NA TO. BTI NGA SA ENYO MGA ENGOT KAYO

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

    kaya lumaki ang ulo ng mga jueteng lord at criminal dahil mismong gov’t. officials ang kakampi nila.. politics ang dahilan bakit ang daming criminal at jueteng lord, ang resulta ang daming taong walang disiplina.. Hindi matitigil ang jueteng kung buhay pa ang mga jueteng lord at piliticians na nakinabang sa Jueteng

    • batangpaslit

      agree…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRLFHB4ZOMCNGDUJ2ZINRV7DAQ Juan

    relieve lang? kaya pakiramdam ng mga pulis untouchable sila dahil sa mga slap in the wrist na parusa. Im migrating. hopelessssss……………………………

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      kasuhan sa ombudsman kaagad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    Langya kani-kanina lang  winarningan ngayon nirelieve na ..Good job Sec…ipakita mo ang angas mo…

  • phantomofhope

    putik…another victim of ‘salvaging’

    dapat yung tirahin nyo mga drug lords.

  • delpillar

    walang pinag-aralan ang mga PNPA/PMA graduates sa larangan ng basic human rights and rules of engagement.

    Nakakalungkot na after two years or more years in the academy, utak pulbura lang ang nalalalaman ng ating mga academian graduates

    Hwag nga kayong magpatulong sa tangke/APC and/or gunships at lumaban kayo ng ng pareparehas sa mga rebelde at ASG para makita kung gaano kalakas ang **** nyo.

  • Guest

    Buti pa sei Second Abaya, nangako na maayus ang NAIA 3 sa loob ng 1 taon. Di gaya nia Mar Roxas puro dada o review o imbestigasyon. Kaya ang gusto ni Pnoy sa 2016 si Abaya

  • Kabudlay

    Mamang pulis..utak criminal..criminals in uniform..pumapatay ng walang laban…mabuhay ang matatapang na pulis!!! ipadala na sila sa spratlys at sa scarborough shoal para sila humarap sa mga kalaban na chinese!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    ganito lang ba kadaling pumatay ng tao ang mga pulis sa pinas?

    grupo ng pulis…,puntahan ka sa bahay mo ng madaling araw,kaladkarin palabas,barilin paglabas tapos sabihin—nanlaban kaya itinumba?

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    at 1 am. ahahaha. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JAIY4NU223DFIORULVMUIVJRU4 Eric

    ……saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddd.  pera pera lang yan.

  • Guest

    Is it just a coincidence that all these deaths (atimonan massacre) came after Roxas ordered
    a crackdown on jueteng? He practically sparked a jueteng war!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    Calamba politics:  Sa u ang droga sa akin ang jueteng….alam natin lahat yan….

    • batangpaslit

      alin ba Bro ang mas malaking kita…illegal drugs or Jueteng

  • Guest

    Dapat imbestigahan si Anthony Taberna, Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez. Bakit lahat binabatiko sa gobyerno pati si Pnoy pero di man lang mabanatan si Mar Roxas?  Kung
    tutuusin, mas maaayos ang takbo ng Aquino admi noong wala pa sa eksena si Mar Roxas.

  • tukmoldinako

    magaling ano, mga pwedeng kumanta tinira na. Good job PnP

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

    probably it’s a legit hit that’s why mr. james had it coming.

  • bahaykubo1015

    Paano na lang ang Pilipinas kung ganitong klasing pulis meron????
    Kakaladkarin ka na lang palabas nang bahay tapos barilin or sprayed with bullets along the highway killing everybody in the vehicule……

    Worse than Europe’s dark middle ages,

    A great example of  Abnoy’s daang matuwid!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LeoSanMig

    You’re showing some balls, Mr Secretary. So far, so good!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Talagang kailangan ang total revamp sa PNP. Isama na si Chief PNP Purisima.
    Santisima!

  • carlorocci

    “The suspect, identified as Fernando Morales, had reportedly fought back against authorities who came to his house in San Juan, Batangas 1:30 in the morning Monday to serve an arrest warrant.”

    Wala naman ARREST WARRANT ipinakita ang pulis, ayon sa pamilya ni Morales….
    Patay agad yun tao, tsk, tsk, at tsk pa….

  • Guest

    mahilig pala si Mar Roxas sa mga zombies… mga patay na kaso laban sa mga UNA officiails pilit na binubuhay nya para lang manalo LP

    • ManongOsang

      Oo nga Ehl.. Bakit kaya ang daming tangga sa atin na katulad mo ???

      kaya hindi umasenso ang bayan, ang daming kasing Enggot na katulad mo.

      Akala sine at drama itong mga nangyayari. Ginagawang teleserye ang problem ng pilipinas. Ok na Ehl- Walang akong panahon sa mga Enggot gaya mo !

      Sige magsisigaw ka na ng Zombie at UNA mo !!! LOL!  What a moron!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

        ikaw nga ang tanga eh! kaya di umasenso ang bayan natin! sa dami na di kanais nais na nangyari sa Bansa natin di mo pa alam.bulag at bingi ka ata.katulad ka sa amo mo na inutil! hanggang ngayon lugmok pa rin tayo sa kahirapan.patayan doon,patayan dito!!! hoy! imulat mo mata mo!!!

      • ManongOsang

        Ciano, kahit sampung presidente pa ang ipagsabay-sabay mo, WALANG GAMOT SA TAMAD na katulad mo!

        huwag mong sisihin si PNoy dahil hindi siya Doktor sa mga BATUGAN na katulad mo! Talagang habang buhay ka maghihirap dahil DALAWA ANG SAKIT MO ! Tamad ka na, Wala ka pang pinag-aralan. Yung 3rd yr high school mo ay kulang na kulang lalo na sa mga gaya mong TAMAD!

        TARANTADO Ka! Sinisi mo pa ang Presidente sa mga PERSONAL mong Kaihaan at Kakulangan sa buhay. MAG-ARAL KA ! MAG SUMIKAP KA!

      • batangpaslit

        hehehe…di, naka tikim sila

      • batangpaslit

        hala bira

  • ManongOsang

    Mar & PNOY- I commend you guys dahil ang BINABANGGA NINYO ay ang PINAKA-MADUMI at PINAKA-GRABENG  Institution of MASSIVE CORRUPTION, ABUSE of POWER, and BLANKET COVER-UP.

    Mar & PNOY are Fighting 40 LONG YEARS of  Unchallenged MASSIVE Corruption & Cover by PNP & AFP personnel.

    Marami sa PNP at AFP ay Mainit at Malaki ang Galit kay PNOY at Mar because they NOW feel the HEAT. Nasisira ang kanilang 4 Decades na “Money Machine” na KASABWAT ang maraming Governor, Mayor, Congressmen & even Senators.

    NAPAKAHIRAP ng  Labang ito dahil even among the High Ranking Members of the PNP/AFP, we are talking about 90% of these Officers who are Also on the TAKE !!!! They are part of this Corrupt system!!!!

    I hope & pray for the safety of PNOY an Mar dahil mabigat ang mga kalaban ito. Mismong mga Politikong corrupt din ang mga KASABWAT nito.

    Go Mar & PNoy !!! 

    Kung Pwede lang i-FIRE ang 90% ng buong PNP & start fresh- that would be ideal.

    But of course, that would be virtually impossible !!!

    PNOY ends his term in 3 short years! Ang mga big shot daw ng PNP and AFP ang silently backing itong sina Binay/Jinggoy para hindi na sila Bulabugin. Dahil pag sina Mar ang naging Presidente- TULOY ang OPERATION CLEANSING ng PNP/AFP

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

      BULLSEYE…..

    • batangpaslit

      ayos…kaya, ikaw kabayan, linisin mo ang barrel ng pistola mo para pag dating ng panahon na maki bakbakan tayo sa mga economic sabotuers may magamit ka

  • Guest

    Katawatawa ang sitwasyon ni Mar sa Crame at Aguinaldo. Di sya pinapakinggan ng mga sundalo at pulis kasi di marunong magpaputok ng baril. Magpaputok ng hangin sa katawan
    lang ang kaya

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

      ikaw kaya  ang paputukan ko ng burat ko sa lalamunan mo..tiyak kikisay ka sa sarap……

      • batangpaslit

        hahaha…ibang klaseng putok yan ah

  • ManongOsang

    Mga kababayan, IF YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY, Our One & Only Nation…

    You have to give Mar Roxas & PNOY your FULL 100% backing ALL THE WAY !!

    Dahil HINDI MADALI itong ginagawa ni Mar & PNOY!! I have MANY Friends in the PNP & AFP because of my previous Forensic work prior to relocation to the United States & Europe.

    What Mar & PNOY are TRYING to do has NEVER EVER been done before.

    Binabangga Nila ang PINAKAMALAKAS at PINAKAMADUMING Institusyon sa Pilipinas!

    Ang kalaban nila dito ay mga MADUDUMI, ARMADO & MALAKING NETWORK NG
    JOINT PNP/AFP/Governors/Mayors/Congressmen/even several Senators!

    Napakaraming PERA ang Involve dito for the last 40 years na PINAGHAHATIAN ng mga PNP/AFP at MADUDUMING Politiko !!! Kahit IBANG MEDIA kasama dito dahil may Cut din !

    I predict itong mga ito rin ang PIPILITIN mandaya sa 2016 para siguradong hindi tao ni Pnoy or Mar ang manalo. 

    They are Very Warm to Binay/Jinggoy/Erap dahil pag si Binay ang Presidente- TULOY ang Negosyo at pang AABUSO sa bayan !!!

    So Kung gusto ninyong TUMINO ang Pilipinas, You Need to GIVE PNOY/MAR your 100% backing & support dahil HINDI MADALI ito!!!

    • batangpaslit

      i am not averse to bakbakan
      pag natodas ang mga economic saboteurs, i can live with it

  • speedstream2

    Isn’t relief just the typical slap on the wrist? What good will it really do? Shouldn’t there also be administrative charges, for starters?

  • airwire

    we support you mar roxas 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Relieved ? …as if, dismissed from Police force ?….other than that, is not acceptable !!!! These scalawags are just full of bravado when possessing malpractice of authorities….their impunity knows no bound…..kicked them out for sake of civilian populace peace of mind.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    iba talaga ang nagagawa ng baril… ung mahihina nagiging malakas, ung mga tupa nagiging mga lobo. ang masaklap hindi kumikilala ng estado ang baril lalo na kung ang gumagamit nito ay ganid at bobo!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Hindi naman sa pakikialam pero bakit ang “search warrant” ay ginawa ang operation ng 1:30am?Does it affect the validity if it was made early in the morning?Let say 6:00-7:00am?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Melad = Me Low in Apprehension Deficiency…….Hindi pa nga lumamig ang issue..his terror and impunity struck again….mabuti pa ang Boy Scout alam pa ang “be careful”..tsk  tsk  tsk.

  • sidewalkbenhur

    ang PNP ay dating PC kaya marami pang hung hang diyan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    kailangan ma sampolan si marantan….patayin na yan…di na dapat magpaliwanag o imbistigahan,

    kabulshitan lang sasabihin lahat nyan…tiyak maghuhugas kamay.

    sa mukha lang nya talagang mukhang kriminal. dapt lumabas ang katotohanan ang lahat na pinatay nya. MURDERER KANG ANIMAL KA

  • speaksoftlylove

    I didn’t see the name of the illegally reinstated Lacson prodigy named Glen Dumalo in the list of Roxas’ order. Amazing! It seems that the order only refers to the summary execution of Mang Pandoy. Of course, I am in favor of the order but what I can’t comprehend is isa lang yong mamang pinatay pero yong Atimonan massacre labingtatlo pero wala pang relief order yata, ganun ba yon? Something is either mysterious or fishy here.

  • mksantos92

    The DILG and the PNP should teach its police officers and men to respect the Bill of Rights enshrined in the 1987 Constitution, and any police operation should not violate the Bill of Rights in our Constitution.

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

      In the US or other countries, the cops have to chase the criminals and only shoot if their lives are actually in danger.

      • elvisaya

        here in the phil the cops will chase and annihilate the criminals ..then shoot themselves when their career is actually in danger..haha

  • speaksoftlylove

    If Mang Pandoy Morales is a trusted informant of Marantan then why did the Calabarzon police summarily executed him when the PNP Regional Chief is Melad who were accomplices of Dumlao and Manratrat in the Kupalan Operation?

    My hunch is: These new breed of criminals were not contented with just mere protection money from jueteng. They are the jueteng operators themselves in the Calabarzon area managed by Manratrat’s sister. Mang Pandoy and other Siman’s former collectors became the bookie collectors of the new breed of police jueteng operators and doubled as informers. Kaya sinalvage si Mang Pandoy dahil marami siyang alam sa PNP Calabarzon, especially the trio of Melad, Dumlao, and Marantan, Iniisaisa nilang todasin lahat ng informants or collectors nila dahil full blown na ang imbestigasyon at magkakabistuhan tiyak kung kakanta yang mga informers nila. Kaya ganoon na lang ang nerbyos noong driver ni Siman na dumulog sa NBI dahil alam niyang tiyak isusunod siya. That driver and other informers are valuable witnesses.

    • speaksoftlylove

      In addition, that Sicam driver who went to the NBI’s custody is also an informer of Marantan. That’s the true reason why he did not drive for Sicam on that particular day because he knows that Sicam’s group would be ambushed or massacred. With the execution of Mang Pandoy who is also an informer of Marantan, he was sure that he would be the next to be executed.

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

    As usual, only sacked and not fired.  They shall be returned to their old positions once the case cools down or closed.

  • indiosbravos2002

    He did not need a gun??? I dont thnk so.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Any reason why Dumlao was not suspended as well? This shady guy should have not been renstated in the service.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPDAZIXLRDOGCON42ETFG4AG3A TonTon

    nakaka inis! di ko alam kung sino nag sasabi ng tottoo dito!

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe
      hayaan mo na lang. sa akin, basta nabawasan ang mga economic saboteurs ayos na

  • Albert Einstien

    ROXAS  & gen. PURISIMA are on the right track……. but the CRIMINAL road sirs is TWO WAY….it is a given also that SIMAN group  is PROTECTED by group of Supt. Alfredo Consemino, acting group director of the Regional Headquarters Support Group (RHSG) in the Mimaropa …the siman group may have other protectors in MIMAROPA, PALACE &  in PAOCC…..it is also unfair to the group of MELAD if they are the only one who will bear whip… what about marantan ( not only in the atimonan carnage but the alleged connection to different  kinds of syndicates. ) & DUMLAO ( who continued operation DESPITE dis approval )…………………. HOUSE CLEANING is MOST proper….without PROTECTION & PARTNERSHIP with our law enforcement & inteliigence service CRIMINAL SYNDICATES  will not PROSPER……AFP should do the same…

    as of NOW public  STILL  see a WHITE WASH…..considering the tampering of evidence as reported  to the public…and the alleged  MAGNITUDE of DIRTY MONEY, gold & diamonds  involved…& the creation or re-allignment of CRIMINAL TERRITORIES & protectors….honest to goodness HOUSE CLEANING a top priority….if you want the respect of people …..re-assignment or suspension is just a BAND-AID HYPOCRISY… otherwise all your efforts will die in vain..JUST DO IT..& do it clean …… : > )



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