Bautista best choice for AFP chief



The National Bureau of Investigation should focus on the motive for the alleged one-way shootout in Atimonan, Quezon, that killed 13 persons, including two cops and two soldiers.

I’ve talked to some “players” (meaning “jueteng” financiers and illegal bookie joint operators), and they all told me the same thing: It was an ambush, a rubout.

Vic Siman, one of those killed in the rubout, and Tita Dinglasan, sister of the leader of the police team that allegedly staged the ambush, were known to be rivals in the Laguna bookie operations.

Dinglasan is a sister of Supt. Hansel Marantan, who has refused to cooperate with NBI investigators looking into the incident.

Siman operated some legal small town lottery (STL) outlets that he set up as fronts for his illegal bookie operations, according to my sources in the jueteng and bookie “industry.”

Marantan apparently planned Siman’s ambush because he wanted his sister to monopolize the bookie operations in Laguna, the sources added.

Supt. Alfredo Consemino, who was also killed in the ambush, was a close friend of Siman.

Siman had asked Consemino to accompany him on that fateful day thinking that with Consemino around, Marantan would have second thoughts of ambushing him.

Siman also obviously thought that there would be strength in numbers, that’s why he had other friends accompany him.

But, as the common superstition goes, 13 is an unlucky number.

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Why did Marantan choose Atimonan, Quezon, as the scene of the ambush?

Because the chief of police of Atimonan, Chief Insp. Grant Gollod, was Marantan’s deputy when he was chief of the 415th Police Public Safety Company from 2010 to 2011.

Because of his position in Quezon, Tita Dinglasan allegedly operated bookie joints in the province.

When Marantan was assigned as deputy intelligence of the Region 4-A Police Office based in Camp Vicente Lim in Canlubang, Laguna, Dinglasan transferred her bookie operations to Laguna.

Marantan, now assigned at Camp Vicente Lim, allegedly killed six of Siman’s bookie bet collectors, who were tagged as guns-for-hire, in Laguna on Nov. 12, 2012.

In fact, Marantan still has a pending case for the multiple murders in Laguna.

Why is Marantan, who is confined at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig, uncooperative with the NBI, which has been assigned to investigate the Atimonan massacre?

(Tita is footing Marantan’s bill at the expensive hospital, I am told.)

Because he apparently is trying to cook up answers he will give to NBI investigators when he eventually decides to cooperate.

Marantan, the lone casualty on the police-military side in the Atimonan ambush, either shot himself or was shot by his companions.

One of the known “salvagers” (executioners) in the Philippine National Police (PNP), Marantan was promoted despite cases filed against him for multiple murders.

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Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, the newly appointed Armed Forces Chief of Staff, was the best choice of President Noy.

Bautista is a level-headed and peace-loving general whose father, Brig. Gen. Teodulfo Bautista, was hacked and shot to death by Moro rebels in 1977 along with a number of his men.

Instead of thinking of revenge for his father’s violent death, Bautista is trying to “win the peace” with Moro and communist rebels through a multi-sectoral approach.

Bautista knows that the government cannot win the war against the insurgents by counting dead bodies.

I heard him speak at his father’s funeral at the Army gym in Fort Bonifacio. He was then a cadet at the Philippine Military Academy.

If I recall it right, although there was rancor in his speech, there was no mention of revenge.

Back in 1977, I was a military beat reporter for the defunct Times Journal.

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

    “I’ve talked to some “players” (meaning “jueteng” financiers and illegal bookie joint operators), and they all told me the same thing: It was an ambush, a rubout. ”

    These are the “credible/honorable” sources of intelligence ni kuya mon. sabi nga ng lolo ko, “pag mabantot ang amoy mo, siguradong galing india/pakistan ang kinain mo”. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

      What a BIGOT….

    • $14141131

      How could you, if you’re a journalist, source reliable information about illegal gambling if you don’t know someone inside the ring? The same is true with NPA cases and issues, politics, inside trading, smuggling, etc. That is journalism. Only Tulfo has the mettle to write this kind or article, I suppose, against killers and murderers. What about the rest?

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

    Dapat palitan lahat ng chief of police ng mga bayan at ciudad ng Laguna.
    Calling Gen Purisima!

    • $14141131

      I recall one PNP chief promised during his assumption that he will stop jueteng. He did nothing. Now he retired a rich man.

  • aeon888

    Napangiti ako sa mga ibinunyag ni Mon Tulfo dito, kasi tama ang mga hinala ko. lol

    Si Tita na kapatid ni Marantan na isang alleged jueteng lord din ay siyang bumabayad sa hospital bills sa mamahaling St. Lukes. Tama talaga ang hinala ko. lol

    Tita has to take care of her brother because he is her attack dog, jueteng protector, hitman sa mga kakumpentisya sa jueteng, kasosyo sa jueteng. Buti nalang at hindi nagtitinda ng balot si Tita din,  kundi malamang patay na rin lahat sa ambush sa mga checkpoints ang lahat ng tindero ng balut sa Quezon at Laguna provinces na kakumpetinsya ng kapatid ni Marantan. lol

  • ikulong

    Kuwentong kutsero ito. birds of the same feathers are the same birds. hahaha

  • milespacker

    Marantan hi-jacked the coplan to serve his own agenda. So rather than apprehend the suspects, he permanently eliminated them. 

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

    Yes, first thing that was noticeable was when Marantan checked in at St. Luke’s, the hospital of the VIPs and the crooks.  Marantan’s just a Superitendent or Lt Col.  Does he have that money to comfortably be confined at a luxury room?

  • Nobayan

    Mon — I wonder if this sister “Tita” is also the same as Gretel, a sister of Hansel Marantan. (mahilig siguro sa fairy tales ang parents nila) ..na dating nag-madre, lumabas ng kumbento at nakapangasawa ng isang bookie operator surnamed Dinglasan na tubong norte. Kung siya nga, aba, a convent’s loss is a gambler’s gain. Siguradong iba na ang mga sinasanto niya ngayon.

    • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

      If that info is correct, baka noong nasa convent pa sya, malimit nya nakikita si Bishop Cruz na panay pa-interview sa media sa kanyang mga listahan ng mga jueteng lords.kaya nang lumabas sya, naisip nya na mapasama din sa listahan ni bishop ;)

      • 33Sambuang


    • 33Sambuang

      aba e tarantado pala tong kapatid ni marantado. madre nakatikim then lumabas. kahit anong rosaryo gawin nila mamamatay tao pa rin sila kasama ang tarantadong madreng kapatid…. baka natikman ng obispo


    Nandyan na naman si tulfo, nagpapasikat na naman na kaya napili itong mga general or chiefs ay partly dahil sa kanya. Si purisiam, bautista, nbi director etc. Tulfo talaga o.

  • kilabot

    jueteng will not survive with just police and military protection. it has to have the support of local politicians too. that means, the governors and mayors of laguna and quezon are in the take of jueteng operators. some malacañang people might be involved too.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      ala eh…nangunguna ang mga mayor at mga opisyalis ng gobyerno..lahat yan may sobre

  • RomyLitz

    The checkpoint soldiers and policemen can easily shoot the four tires of the cars and wait for another 24 to 72 hours if the passengers of the SUVs will not surrender out of hunger and thirst !! It is surely a rubout. There’s no need for shoting and the battle would have slide to a halt since the two cars cannot go any further with all flat tires? Is this not one of the rules of engagement?

  • SG0609

    PERSONAL GAINS pala ang pakay ni hansel e…kaya kanta na mga lespu at sundalo…naliko lang kayo ni marantan…laglagan na

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

      Mahirap kumanta matapos saksakan ng salapi ang mga baga nila….


    Naku bad news mon, na junk yong kaso mo versus claudine and raymart ng prosecutor. Ano ang gagawin mo at mga tulfo brothers? Eh, wala kayo gun exemption ngayon.

  • traderdg

    ang galing pala talaga ni marantan, nauto niya yung buong pulis sa atimonan pati yung mga sundalo, so paano iyan kung palaging nagpapauto yung mga ibang sundalo o pulis, oo nga, ang gara naman yung ospital niya, st. lukes pa, daplis lang naman (kuno) ang tinamo niya. nakasuwero pa kuno, pero kung titingnan mo nang mabuti yung mukha at kilos niya (through expressions) may tinatago talaga siya, hindi tutoo yung motibo niya. sabi nga ni mar roxas, nagdadrama lang. bakit nagda-drama pa yung ‘salvager’, di ba matapang siya sinasalubong niya yung mga bala, bakit ngayon, tanong lang, nagtatago siya?…he..he…he…nagpapapogi lang siya sa media para makagawa/o makakuha ng producer para igawa siya ng pelikula…he..he..he..

  • JV Velarde

    Dapat itong si Marantan kasama yun mga tropa niyang nagiging chief of police sa mga siyudad tulad nitong si Gollod,  ilipat sa Mindanao lalu na dun sa teritoryo ng mga Abu Sayaf, MNLF at MILF. 

    Dun bagay sila makipag-barilan at makipag-ubusan ng bala.

  • 33Sambuang

    marantan, mahiya ka namang killer ka…. ang dami dami mo nang pinatay.; ayaw mong magpaimbestiga kasi ang kapatid mo jueteng lord din. wala kang konsensya hayup ka…..dapat sa yo mainfection yang mga sugat mo para hindi ka na makapatay. napakahayup mo……

  • 33Sambuang

    nakow marantan, di ka pwedeng maging best actor kasi mukha mo pa lang, alam na KILLER KA……………….MAMAMATAY TAO KANG HAYUP KA

  • ManongOsang

    Cleaning up what United Nations NGO calls the “MOST CORRUPT & MOST DISTRUSTED INSTITUTION”  in the Philippines- the Philippine National Police (PNP) will TAKE 5-10 Years of INTENSE PROSECUTION, IMPRISONMENT, & DISMISSAL of PNP members.

    Depending on who you believe, 70%-90% of PNP officers are DIRTY & ABUSIVE

  • regie

    kung ganun pag nakasuhan si marantan ng murder eh di kaya principle by direct participation si gollod kasi indispensable participant siya.?????

  • victor1052

    Lawmen doubling as criminals and a senile senate president squandering all the savings of the senate without remorse. Injustices and crimes will be inherited by the next generation like we did before. The government is useless.

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

      @vicky,that’s  the culture man.

  • paul4972

    Who is paying for marantan’s hospital bills and lawyers? He, melad and the rest of the officers involved should be subjected to lifestyle checks. I am sure this corrupt officers are living beyond their means which is the main reason why they get involved in illegal activities.

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

      It’s Marantan’s sister who’s paying for everything.  His sister is reportedly the victims’ competitor in jueteng.

      • at-large

         and why should Marantan pay for his hospital bills??? it is the taxpayers that will pay , he is  on active duty before Atimonan until today!!! MORON hehehehe

  • at-large

    Rubout or shootout whatever you may call, this is the answer to stop JUETENG…next province pls !

  • Rovingmoron

    Mafia-style of STL operations in Laguna. And, Mon, do you think Supt. Marantan is to blame for the proliferation of STL operations in the province, or Calabarzon? As far as I’m concerned, nope. Marantan was kept in the Calabarzon Area to act as protector and front for the higher PNP officials in Camp Crame. Don’t you know that the PNP has the C2, which trains their eyes on cops who are engaged in illegal activities for records purposes. I have a strong suspicion that Marantan is a protege of someone at the top of the PNP hierarchy. That’s the reason why, despite all his shenanigans in the previous shootouts which killed at least 40 people, he has been promoted.

    • Barangkuag

      Marantan, Melad and De Leon trust each other as band of brothers because they come from the same place. How about Dumlao? Does he come from Tuguegarao City too? And  if my memory is right, if Ping were to be the next DILG Sec, he demanded Melad as the Chief PNP. 

      • Rovingmoron

        Doubt it. Is Ping Lacson from Tuguegarao City, too? Based on what you say, I can conclude that the padreno system and factionalism have not been erased from our society.

  • Rovingmoron

    You said it, Mon. Tita Dinglasan is footing the hospital bills of Marantan. Or it could be that he has so much money that he is capable of footing his own hospital bills. Who do you think get the rest of the money which are missing after the shootout? If I’m the news editors of PDI, my immediate reaction would be to assign a reporter to check who applied for the license of the STL franchise in Laguna, with the PCSO?

  • alberto santiago

    Col. Marantan, be attentive with your ears and never sleep deep baka diyan sa hospital ay ma salvage ka sa dami ng nagagalit sa iyo. Baka hindi bala ang gamitin sa iyo – injections, lason sa food, o antibiotics kunwari, o mineral water na iinumin mo, o suffocations and many things, electricution etc….Ingat ka sa assasin of the assasin.

  • Marlouie Busto

    In this world all of us were victims of cruelty what the world desires. We judge based on what we see and heard, and the moment we do those judgements we are as well falling into that pit of condemnation. Those people died in the incident were victims and those who killed those people were victims as well. The enemy in this world is the devil itself and it uses the world to ruin what God gave to us, our lives. Selfish interest only for a short time gains but has a long term consequences. A tooth for a tooth an eye for an eye, that’s the world thinks however the way to life is to love your enemy Mat 5:44, it’s hard to do that right? Unless you made surrender yourself to our Lord Jesus Christ. And ask Him that He will show His love upon you and wisdom for you to understand what really the world can give and His love for us. Lets pray for them and seek peace inside our heart thru our Lord Jesus Christ, for knowing such incidents make our heart bitter and condemn people, simple way of the enemy is to use our emotions and we are unaware that we ourselves were already victimize of such acts. Our tongue is like a rudder in a ship what we utter is what brings in into our heart. May The Lord blessed those people who read this and may the Love of God shows to them and His faithfulness everyday, Amen!

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

    Mon,are you sure that Vic Siman is a licensed operator of STL of PCSO?Friendship of Siman and Col. Consemino is not an issue here.There is no amount of justification for a Police Col. to be escorting or associated with a Lord of organized crime and illegal gambling.The escorts of Vic Siman are hired goons and determined to kill.They are neither Boy Scout nor Escort girls.Kaya hindi masugpo ang Jueteng sa bansa kasi ill Lords are martyred when they die,yet the corrupt police Col. was given full Military honor.God Bless philippines.
    The killed Police Col and Vic Siman are both in the list of Bishop Cruz long time ago.
    Mon instead na i condemn mo ang illegal Jueteng,lalo mo pinata taas ulo ng Gambling Lords.Do you also receive pay off from them?Just askin.

  • stealth ice

    it seems you know everything what is happening to PNP and AFP including Malacanang and Senate and also NBI and on DOJ. but do you know that the case you filed against claudine baretto has already been dismissed?

    You were physically beaten up and now legally beaten up also. for sure emotionally beaten up also by shame of your arrogance.

    you have focused your resources in attacking PNOY who is doing his job par excellence than his predecessors until you realized that your case against baretto has been junked.

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

    Mon you praised Gen. Bautista including the slain Police Col. escorting the Lord of organized crime syndicate and illegal Gambling.Kanino ka ba talaga,sa tama or sa mali,or depende?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7LFFSSII72FT5BBKOP2HXCOS4E Erazofia Care

    si marantan ang bagong berdugo ng bayan.wag ka sanang mapadpad ng mindanao

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

    Best choice?  Anyone can lead a bunch of boy scouts.

    • batangsulpok

      Next year ay mag-retire na rin si Bautista kaya status quo pa rin ang AFP dahil di pa natatapos mag-ikot sa lahat ng units, papalitan na uli siya kaya nakahanda na naman ang pabaon na kalakaran na kahit sinong mag-Chief of Staff.

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

        I don’t understand this practice at all.  Mandatory retirement, no wonder nothing is being done.

  • 711sense

    A couple of things that I don’t believe in Tulfo’s report is that, Marantan is an active duty police officer and as Valte pronounced at the outset of the incident, it was a legitimate operation. Unless someone can show proof, I’m pretty sure Marantan’s hospital bills is or will be paid by the government. I believe this is one of Mon’s tsismis. Because Mr. tulfo cannot or has not shown any proof except that someone told him (again), I have doubt as to his claim that a Tita Dinglasan to whom he said to be Marantan’s sister is a jueting lord who pays for his hospital bills. Let’s stick to the facts Mon, show us your proof and enough tsismis already. Like you said before, karma is universal, it may hit you back again.

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