PAOCC maintains: Atimonan ops not approved

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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—The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) maintained Friday that even with the release of P100,000, the operation was not approved contrary to claims of sacked Calabarzon Chief James Melad that only the funding was disapproved.

“The release of P100,000 to [Superintendent Hansel] Marantan’s group [is] to help them in building an airtight case against their targets,” Villasanta said.

Coplan Armado was the police operation against organized crime groups that led to the deaths of 13 people, including three soldiers, three policemen and an environmentalist in Atimonan, Quezon.

“We at the PAOCC through a board resolution did not approve Coplan Armado submitted [to us] by [Superintendent Hansel] Marantan, [commander of the Calabarzon Public Safety Battalion Glen] Dumlao and Melad,” PAOCC Executive Director Reginald Villasanta said Friday.

Villasanta explained that the operation was not approved because it lacked documentation needed to assess viability of the operation. Among the needed documents were endorsement from the mother unit, timetable and information about the agents involved.

He said the board opted to hold in abeyance the decision on whether to approve or not Coplan Armado until the other documents had been submitted.

Melad on Wednesday said the PAOCC disapproval was for the funding purposes only but the operation was a go.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, who heads the PAOCC, has denied approving the case operation plan for Coplan Armado.

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  • isidro c. valencia

    Hugas Kamay o Hudas Kamay?
    Pero kung successful ang isang operation, kahit hinde kasama laging sinasabi “sama mo ako
    dian ha para mabilis promotion ko, Idea ko yan eh, kund hinde sa akin di successful yan.”
     
    PAOCC should define what is the approved engagement, limits of approving authority and of course accountability para hinde nag sisisihan/natuturuan o buwagin na lang ang PAOCC. Dami na nating law enforcement agencies kaya nag tuturuan sa bandang huli.   

  • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

    Dapat mag compose na rin ng kanta si Yeng Constantino…”HUGAS KAMAY…..

  • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

    Paano ba naman yan? Nabigyan  na pala ng barya Php100,000 lang naman tapos sasabihin wala kaming alam di-yan!!! Ala-EH! Kami ba gay niloloko nyo dine sa usaping ari? Ha?!

    • PepingCo

      Kaya P100,000 lang ibinigay kasi ang sabi ay sa mga aambushin kukunin ang natitirang gastusin. Bwahaha! Talo pa nito ang 5/6 sa patubo. Isipin mo na lang na P100,000 lang ang investment, tapos P100 million ang kinita. Bwahaha!

      • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

        .9M budget to liquidate 13persons. Only in the Philippines! Masarap talaga kapag     
        sa indelehinsya este intelligence ka ma-assign. Hindi kelangan ang official receipt pagdating sa liquidation ng cash. Ilagay mo lang Php200k as payment for tipster ayos na guro sa COA khit ba maski piso ala ibinigay LOL!

  • phantomofhope

    hugas kamay na mga poncio pilato…pero kung ok ang mission iga-grab nila ang credit. pwe!

  • anthony_decastro

    paano mabibigyan ng pera ang operation kung hindi approved? hindi ba’t dapat ay approved muna project bago binibigyan ng pondo?

    paano i-liquidate ang expenses sa funding kung wala palang approved operation? saan naka-charge yun? ah oo nga pala sa “experience”….

    • PepingCo

      Soli na lang daw yung P100,000. Kasi P100 million naman ang kinita nila sa mga na-ambush. Bwahaha!

      • anthony_decastro

        …na-ambush na…na-dedo pa…nakunan pa ng 100million…pero duda ko kung palagpasin yung 100,000…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    I guess PAOCC is composed of cowards and people not worthy of their mandate. Better to abolish it.

  • Nobayan

    Yan talagang si Paquito Diaz ang dapat tanggalin! Hellow! May approved funding, di approved ang project? Ano ka hilo? Calling COA….ano ba yan? Pwede ba yan? Unless nag-cash advance lang si Melad, iba yun. Ganun pa man may mag-aaprove pa din kung para saan ang cash advance at may authorized signatory pa rin ang request. Hoooy! Wag niyo nga kami gagaguhin ha? Exec. Sec ka pa namang naturingan. Ano ba talaga pinaggagagawa mo sa Malacanang, ha Paquito Diaz? Sakit ka ng ulo. Ewan kung bakit pinagtitiyagaan ka ni Pnoy. Ala na bang makuhang matino-tinong ES ang presidente? Sumalosep!

  • Albert Einstien

    siguro UMI-IWAS sila sa mga MULTIPLE MURDER cases na pwedeng i-file ng mga kamag-anak ng biktima…kaya nagtuturuan na…sabi nila melad at marantan approved sa taas pero yun paocc HINDI approved…..DELIKADO yan….makikita natin kung totoo siDOJ  de lima at kung kaya nyang sampahan ng CRIMINAL CASE ang mas mataas pa sa kanya ?…..PINIPILIT nila palabasin ang PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY problema kumakanta ang mga nasa IBABA….MASUSUBAKAN ang ALTER EGO doctrine jan……lol..!

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

    Naghu-hugas-kamay na ang PAOCC.
    Kaya siguro wala pa kayong accomplishment ay dahil sa red tape.
    Ang dami ninyong hinihinging dokumento bago kayo mag approve.
    Tutal redundant naman ang upisina ninyo, abolish na yan!

  • im_not_convinced

    Of course it was not approved. or else Pacquito Ochoa would be in a lot of trouble and the administration too, as a matter of association.

    May be time for Pnoy to have another “girl friend” to distract the public.

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

    PAOCC Executive Director Reginald contradict what you have been said…you explained that the operation was not approved because it lacked documentation needed to assess viability of the operation. Among the needed documents were endorsement from the mother unit, timetable and information about the agents involved. Then you said the board opted to hold in abeyance the decision on whether to approve or not Coplan Armado until the other documents had been submitted. Hold in abeyance meaning to be approved and how about the 100,000 that was released and there is a document or hard copy….

  • Your_King

    Maintain all you want. Coz if you approved then of course that is a big no no and as your boss Aquino would do…never admit mistake. Best to always reason out and make excuses and if possible blame someone else and if even more possible blame GMA. If the PAOCC did not approve then it calls to another question of why subordinates do not follow the orders of their leaders?

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