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Escudero has potential witness in Quezon shooting

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A member of the NBI fornensic team examines one of the bullet riddled SUV at the Municipal Police Station in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were killed in an alleged ‘shootout’ with police and military at a checkpoint last January 6.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said he has a potential witness that may bolster suspicions that the Quezon shooting last January 6 was “planned” or a “conspiracy.”

The potential witness, Escudero said, is a fellow Bicolano, who was among the motorists stopped at a checkpoint before the checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon where the shooting that left 13 people dead occurred.

“Kinumbinsi kong tumestigo yung isa sa aming kababayan sa Sorsogon dahil [nabalitaan kong] pauwi daw sya ng Maynila at may isa pa palang checkpoint bago yung checkpoint na yun sa Atimonan. Pinigilan sila doon at ang haba na raw ng pila ng traffic doon sa isang checkpoint na yun,” the senator said during a regular forum in the Senate on Thursday.

(I convinced our province mate in Sorsogon to testify when I learned he passed through checkpoints in Atimonan, Quezon on his way home to Manila and he said there was a long line of vehicles at the first checkpoint.)

“Hindi pinapatuloy bago yung insidente at nakarinig sila ng putukan at umabot pa yata ng 30 minutes bago sila payagang tumuloy,” Escudero added.

(The motorists were stopped and soon they heard successive gunfire that could have lasted for 30 minutes. Then they were allowed to go.)

“Pagpapakita na parang may sabwatan o alam nilang may gagawin kung kaya’t ayaw nilang madamay ang ibang sibilyan,” he said.

(This shows there was a conspiracy or they knew there will be an operation and they don’t want other civilians to be in harm’s way.)

The incident, Escudero said, reminded him of the same stories in 1970s where rebel groups in  Bicol before staging an ambush  would put a blockade on the road and would say: “Ambush is going on.”

This is being done, he said, to avoid civilian casualties.

Escudero said he has already informed the National Bureau of Investigation about  this and he hopes that the NBI  would look into this angle.

“Dapat tingnan ng NBI itong anggulong ito dahil kung totoo yun, talagang mukhang may conspiracy at plano na gawin maaga palang o bago pa man,” he further said.

(The NBI should look into this angle because if this were true, it would appear there’s a conspiracy and a plan to implement it early.)


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

    pagtuunan mo na lang ng pansin si corazon at huwag ka nang um-epal pa dyan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

    to avoid civilian casualties or to avoid potential witnesses?

  • ed_nique

    this witness can only relate that there was another check-point, but not on the actual happening related to the shootout/ambush/rubout

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    huhhh…biglang nagpapap-pogi…

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

    sige sawsaw.election na!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZEBAUGBBXOSZBPR5HUZGZXV5U andy bonifacio

    The way it is, with all the available evidence, check mate na si marantan. Wag ka na umeksena para magkapapel at pahabain pa ang imbestigasyon ngayon malinaw na ang talagang nagyari.

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

    Ang sabihin mo Chiz,tignan yung anggulo kung sino ang mas malaking tao kay Col. Consemino at bakit police Col. ang escort ng Lord ng organized crime and Gambling.
    Nasa listahan ni Bishop Cruz yang Victim Siman at foolish Col. Consemino kaya matagal nang identified sa kalokohan mga yan.Dapat lang na napatay mga buwaya na yan.

  • sakinlang

    Ang daming pasakalye! Ilabas na kaagad yang witness na yan para magkaalaman na.

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

    sira ugo talaga, nakisawsaw na naman, police operation kaya iniingatan nila na may madamay na civillian kaya may detour, alam kasi nila na armado ang grupo ni siman.. kawawa mga police at military kung ganitong klase ang mga gov’t. officials natin..

    • Janch

      So they already know the exact vehicles Siman and his companions were in.

  • pinoypower

    Hindi witness yan kasi hindi niya nakita ang pangyayari!

  • tunderlulo

    ESCUDERO YOUR STORY IS HORSESHIT. NAGPAPAPOGI KA LANG KASI TATAKBO KA ULI. IBIGAY SA NBI ANG TESTIGO MO KUNG TALAGANG KREDIBLE YAN.  GASTOS LANG NG PERA NG BAYAN KUNG MAKISAWSAW PA KAYO.

  • milespacker

    It ceased to be a checkpoint, it became a roadblock that prevented people from reaching the area where Marantan was. Why were they preventing people from reaching that area? Because the police manning this roadblock already knew that there was a plan to liquidate the occupants of the SUVs.

    And sure enough, while they were waiting, they heard the sound of gunfire.

    It was not a shootout.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    Sumawsaw na naman ang isang membro ng senado…anong conspiracy sinasabi mo wala nga doon sa pinangyarihan yong gusto mong maging witness tatlo nga ang check point 1st 2nd and 3rd to avoid other casualty..kung wala kayong experience sa actual gun battle police or military operation syempre sa side kayo ng kalaban pero kung mismo kayo ay nasa side ng police or military actual scene of encounter your instinct is to fire your firearm as best as u can lalo na if your enemy first fired upon…

  • JuanTamadachi

    Shameless epal.

  • magiting78

    Epal k nnmn escu….si Heart n lng atupagin mo mamaya masulot ko p sau yan bwahahahaha…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    para lang mapansin pumapel na naman,ang trabaho mo gawin mo

  • Guest

    putukan lang yung narinig paano siyang maging witness naaaah!

  • florence457

    Escudero is employing one of the oldest trick of grooming oneself for political gain. He is merely testing the waters if the public would ride on his gimmick that he has a witness so if the people waves the white flag then he conducts the investigation which of course would be embellished with lots of grandstanding and publicity. Investigation in aid of reelection. I wonder why my fellow electorates keep on voting these trapos. Let’s junk all these reelectionists and a glimmer of hope is at hand to cherish if only we try these neophytes to replace them

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Alas, this guy is the only drone our country has.  And pretty useless for either offense or defense.  But voters think otherwise, and a country must make do with what it has.

  • boybakal

    That’s good.
    Bring the witness and more witnesses.
    The victims need justice and the killers should be sent to prison.

    • John_Cruz

      Very interesting development, a Senator and a former Quezon Congressman joining forces to fight rogue PNP Officers entrenched in the Jueteng Industry.

  • botets

    Di malayo si chiz naman ang titirahin nitong magaling na senador pinky ping at ang bata (lover?)  na si Dumlao ang isa sa sasabit tsk tsk sana nga maituwid ang daan..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YTZSRNHJQULHR5NE7FYOM56SSI pinoiako

    MAFIA ng Cavite na pinamumunuan na sa aking hinala ay isang nagmamabuting politiko na nasa senado.   Multi milyong mafia na sangkot ang hijack ng mga pangunahing paninda na truck truck biyaheng bikol at iba pang lugar, droga, jueting at kung ano ano pa.   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Ano raw? Nakikisawsaw lang yata itong isang senador na’to. Tatlo ang ginawang checkpoints ng mga pulis-militar. Yung unang checkpoint ay para makilala, mabilang at malaman ang pwersa ng convoy ni Siman. Doon sa gitang checkpoint bale 2nd checkpoint doon nagkaratratan… Itong sinasabi ni Chiz, iyan nga iyong sa simula pa lamang ang sinasabing 3rd checkpoint. Natural lamang na huwag munang patuluyin o pigilan ang mga sibilyang mga sasakyan dumiretso dahil nga sa baka magkaroon ng putukan doon sa 2nd Checkpoint at nagkaputukan na nga. E anong nakapagtataka doon?

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe….keep writing Melvin

  • gerp

    mabuti naman at may mag-witness…kung wala kawawa yung mga inosente(kung inosente nga) na nadamay sa kalokohan ni siman.

  • D3marketers

    Hmmm…..alam ko kung sino yon? Si Heart kaya yon galing ng Sorsogon pauwi na ng Maynila LOL!

  • vince_bugaboo

    ‘lang-hya…gusto lang makatulong ni escudero, katakut-takot na insulto at kantyaw ang inabot.
    ah, buti nga sa’yo, pakialamero ka kasi ng wala sa patulo. humagikhik ka nalang, buti pa,tutal hagikhik ka naman ng wala rin sa lugar! 

    • batangpaslit

      Tsong naman….election time, eh

  • batangpaslit

    tanghaling tapat ba ang ambush, shootout, checkpoint, rubout at bakit ang daming naka kita?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    Mahilig din makisawsaw itong senador na ito, malapit na kasi ang election. Noon pang Octobre 2012 plano na iyan. Nakapagtataka bakit may mga pulis at militar na kasakasama itong suspect gambling lord, hindi kaya sila ay protector? Pasensiya sa mga protector may bayag yata ang nag plano.

  • watot

    ano pa nga ba ogag na lang ang hindi maka intindi

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

    well,let’s hear kung witness ba na massacre ang nangyari….maaring relevant.
    Pero,kung ang intent is just to muddle….magdalawang isip ka Chong,malapit ng election.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7W7IOOVSMXPI4IM4SMGC47FS7I larry

    this coould be one of the real test of will and courage of our political leadership – if it can really surface the truth and prosecute and jail those who are really guilty, militar man, pulis or civilian man sila

  • Komen To

    Campaign, obviously, look at the tags, his name got included. NBI does not need additional witness who DID NOT SEE the actual shooting. Better for Cheese to react on the REGALONG MILYONES last season. That way the public will know who among the senators are in favor or against REGALO, PABAON, LAGAY, PANG MERIENDA, etc in the government

  • patawad

    Isa tong si Chiz na ma gimmik tuwing sasabak sa election, for pogi points sa voting public.  Di ba the last time tumakbo siya ay si Presidentita Arroyo ang pinag aatake niya na sa sobrang galit ng mga tao sa presidentitia ay ibinoto siyang senador.  Then i think afterwards, kinuha niyang ninang sa kasal.  

    Isa din si Alan Cayetano na nangbilog ng mga tao sa kanyang charge na milyon milyong dollar deposit daw ni former FG sa Germany.  Naiboto rin siya dahil sa ganyang gimmick.  

    Now, ito namang si Trillanes, nag gigimmick din ng kung ano ano para manalo, pero matatalino na mga botante ngayon.  People can see through their real intents.  

    Pls do not vote for these three, mabuti pa siguro si Bong bong kesa tatlong itlog na mga to.

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      All evil including your Bongbong

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DRXM5DJDBWNZ6FEPZDIJYIATNA Billy Mosende

      okay na sana banat mo…pero nung bandang huli, siningit si Bong2 mo. … Pweh!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/reine.gabuya Reine Gabuya

    In an encounter or whatever it may be.those who surrendered or captured should be save.

  • angtangamo

    Pakialamero ang pootah…. Pabayaan mo na sa NBI yan. Masyadong mapapel itong walang silbi na senador na ito.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    EPAL talaga si Chiz cake. Saka tsismoso.

  • m1600

    sa show na lang ni KRIS AQUINO mo ilabas ang ebidesya pang showbiz yan chiz.



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