Batangas cops served warrant at 1:30 a.m.

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BATANGAS CITY—Policemen who shot and killed a suspected member of a criminal group reportedly maintained by Victor “Vic” Siman had a warrant of arrest against him for illegal possession of firearms.

Senior Supt. Rosauro Acio, provincial police chief, said in an interview Tuesday that Fernando Morales had tried to escape and fired at the lawmen who came to his house in Sitio (sub-village) Cumba, Barangay (village) Lipahan, at 1:30 a.m. The policemen shot back, he said.

The warrant of arrest was dated Sept. 29, 2010, and issued by Judge Noel Lindog of Branch 87 in Rosario town.

Siman, a suspected “jueteng” operator, was among the 13 people slain in Atimonan, Quezon on Jan. 6.

Morales, believed to be a member of the “Batang Kubo” gang, was killed in an alleged shootout with the arresting team in his house in San Juan town in Batangas early Monday.

Scene of the crime operatives (Soco) recovered a .45 cal. automatic at the crime scene.

Asked why the warrant was served just after midnight, Acio said the police had been searching for Morales and had received information that he was in Barangay Lipahan. So, the police went to the place at around 1:30 a.m. to serve the warrant, Acio said.

Supt. Elpidio Ramirez, San Juan police chief, said Morales was protecting a politician from Quezon and was a member of the “Batang Kubo” group, so-called because its members hang out in a nipa hut somewhere in San Juan town.

A police official in Calabarzon, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed on Monday that Morales was a member of the gun-for-hire group linked to Siman’s illegal gambling and gun-running syndicate.

The Batang Kubo group has eight other members, according to the official.

He said “Coplan Armado” contained a diagram that indicated the link between Batang Kubo and Siman’s group.

In November last year, Nestor Banog Jr., also from San Juan town, was killed in an alleged shootout with policemen. Banog was also listed as a target in Coplan Armado.

Another source, who requested anonymity because of lack of authority to speak to the media, said Morales, 46, aka “Pandoy” was linked to Siman as the former “might have been used by Siman for security reasons.”

The source confirmed that Morales was also a member of a gun-for-hire group and added that there were six private armed groups (PAGs) in Batangas.

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Tags: Alfredo Consemino , Atimonan 13 , Batangas , Crime , DoJ , gambling , Hansel Marantan , Illegal drugs , Jueteng , Military , NBI , Police , Quezon Province , Quezon shootout , Regions , Vic Siman

  • $20722540

    lumang mga script ito ng mga pulis.  yong tao magi-sa lang siya na dinampot ng mag 20 na pulis sa bahay niya.  kong wala na siya sa kuwarto nong bahay, paano siya maglalaban at mangbabaril.  ibig bang sabihin yong baril nasa kanya pa nong kinuha siya sa kuwarto?  diba, dapat kapkapan muna ng pulis kaagad nila lapitan yong tao, doon palang sa kuwarto.  ginagawa tayong mga tanga nitong mga pulis na ito.

    • barako22

      mali yun script dapat ginawa nilang nang agaw ng baril para hindi halatang mga bobo un mga pulis 

  • mynnyx

    kwento lang yan para majustify nila yong ginawa nila sa atimonan…………pinatay nila tapos gagawan ng kwento na kasama nila yon…………….heheheheehehehehe

  • mynnyx

    maniniwala pa ako kung pulis mahilig tumuma at babae tapos mayabang akala mo kung kanila na ang pinas marami yan…………………..

  • Loggnat

    Sounds like ‘mopping up’ operation to me. Cleaning up loose ends and possible witnesses?

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

    Mafia style.

  • speaksoftlylove

    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

    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. 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. Proof that the driver also doubled as jueteng or bookie collector is that in his interview with the press he admitted that one time they counted the money the whole afternoon. “Sasakong barya, at bag na perang papel” that’s how he described it.

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

    at any rate…dapat talaga ubusin ang hired killers…..tutukan lahat ng naka motorsiklo as in lahat…….

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