Jailed cop saved from inmates he hurt earlier


The Pasay City policeman charged with raping a woman and extorting money from her boyfriend had to be transferred to another detention facility to keep him safe from the inmates he allegedly maltreated in the past, the INQUIRER learned on Wednesday.

PO1 Jonathan Castro was moved from the Pasay City jail to the Metro Manila District Jail in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City, as requested by the warden, Supt. Brendan Fulgencio.

In a letter sent Friday last week to Pasay Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Edwin Ramizo, Fulgencio said Castro was considered “a high-risk detainee” and that the city jail personnel “cannot ensure his safety from other detainees whom he had arrested when he was still active as a police officer.”

Fulgencio added that Castro’s transfer would be “for his safety and security” and would also serve as “a preemptive measure to avoid the occurrence of any untoward incident, considering that his continued stay at Pasay City Jail is detrimental … to the smooth operation of this facility.”

The warden’s request was approved that same day by First Vice Executive Judge Racquelen Abary-Vasquez.

Sources said Castro, who was arrested on Jan. 26 hours after the alleged rape, received threats from his fellow inmates on his first day in detention.

“He is known to hurt and force arrested suspects, like ‘snatchers,’ into admitting the charges against them,” according to a jail insider. “Now the very same people he had thrown in jail are after him.”

Castro is facing charges for allegedly raping a woman in a police car on Merville Access Road in the wee hours of Jan. 26. Together with his buddy, PO1 Marvin Panaga, he is also accused of extorting money from her boyfriend.

The woman filed a complaint saying Castro forced her to “make up” for the money that her boyfriend could not produce after the latter was arrested by the two officers for “urinating in public” and for allegedly carrying a packet of “shabu.”

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  • boytalakitok

    payari na nyo yan sa mga preso para mabawasan ang mga pulis na kriminal.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      no, he’s a rapist…payari na nyo yan hahahahahaa

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UWXUQZQDNSRTVWMFCUHAYA7OOA John

        Pulis-rapist niyari sa witpu ng mga preso sa Pasay City Jail at di lang yon pinatsupa pa siya. Aray ko po.  

  • Noel

    Why are suspected criminals being salvaged while criminal cops are being saved ?

  • opps33

    yan ba ung iyakin na pulis!!!!hayaan nyo sya dyan para maranasan nya pinaggagawa nya sama nyo na rin c marantan!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    the cops are out to protect one of their own – mark my words if they let the pnp conduct the investigation on this crooked cop’s case, in the end, the investigators will declare that there is not enough evidence to indict much less convict this crooked crying cop.

  • citizenH

    The sad thing is that, while this crooked cop is seeing the other side of the coin in the Pasig Jail, there are others on the outside, in uniform that are still doing the very same thing that landed this jock in jail in the first place.  

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

    Ex PO1 Jonathan Castro, hindi rin tiyak ang kaligtasan mo sa Camp Bagong Diwa.
    Mga kakosa, wag nyo itumba, pahirapan nyo lang araw araw hanggang
    mag suicide na lang yang iyakin na yan!

    • diamond_digger

       If it may serve as a deterrent, I think your suggestion is good, Fred.

  • Roberto Ladao

    Justice serve

  • richard ortega

     bakit sa taguig pa di sa manila jail? sana sa manila jail na lang para matuto mang agaw ng baril. o kaya naman huwag ng ilipat ang hayop na yan, hayaan makabawi ang mga inabuso nya.

    • exhail

      Dapat iparamdam sa kanya (sa pulis na ito) kung papanu maranasan ang malagay sa alanganin oras-oras hangang matigok sa sobrang stress.

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Sayang naman… paano na yung pinagawang welcome banner non mga nag iintay na don sa kulungan para sa kanya…hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GB446PXWLE7J7ZGQRTXWAJ23LQ Eric

    kahit saan nyo dalhin yan, makakatikim at makakatikin yan ng…….tira sa pwet..

  • pnoyjudge

    papakawalan dn yan…pulis yan e tsk tsk

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