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PO1 Jonathan Castro, a cop-turned- detainee had to be transferred to another jail after inmates whom he maltreated in the past ganged up on him inside their cell at the Pasay City jail.

The policeman’s safety could not be assured by the Pasay City jail warden as some inmates wanted to exact revenge on him.

Castro is an example of a very, very bad cop.

A woman had charged him with rape. Not content with abusing the woman, he allegedly extorted money from her boyfriend.

Castro’s past misdeeds have caught up with him after the woman he allegedly raped complained.

Since rape is a nonbailable offense, Castro had to be detained while the case is pending.

He was put in a cell where—of all places—some of the inmates whom he had thrown in jail were also confined.

“He is known to hurt and force arrested suspects, like snatchers, into admitting the charges against them,” said a jail insider.

Persons like Castro should take this maxim to heart: Greet the small people on your way up because these are the very same people you will meet on your way down.

Here’s another saying that applies to Castro and his ilk: You reap what you sow.

* * *

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is probably suffering from collective bad karma.

Many of its leaders, like the present, have good and noble intentions.

But why does the PNP attract to its ranks the likes of Castro and Supt. Hansel Marantan?

If you recall, Marantan is the leader of the police and military contingent who allegedly executed 13 persons gangland-style in Quezon province.

* * *

Speaking of karma, I was once a witness to how poetic justice played out.

A Manila police officer, whom I covered when I was assigned to the police beat, had an excellent record of killing notorious criminals.

But on the side, he also killed—“salvaged” in police parlance—persons who were not criminals but who had crossed him.

He was not punished for these cases of unjustified killings as they were made to appear that these were  undertaken “in the line of duty.”

This police officer had a daughter whom he doted on. He would often take time out from his duties to fetch her from school.

The daughter  eventually  graduated from dental school.

Several years after he retired from the police service, she had put    up her own dental clinic that later became the scene of a crime.

Two robbers had  barged into the clinic, one of them shooting  her dead even after she had given them everything.

My friend, the ex-cop, was devastated. The Universe apparently wanted him to experience the feeling of losing a loved one in a case of  senseless killing. He died a very lonely, bitter man.

* * *

I heard a rumor about a group of cops who don’t dispose of notorious criminals, but their own.

Policemen involved in kidnapping, robbery, car theft, gun-for-hire, rape and drugs are targets of this group, so the rumor goes.

The group, composed of cops imbued with idealism, has adopted the modus operandi of motorcycle-riding killers who ride tandem, approach a target and shoot them.

The group’s most prominent victim was reportedly a Manila policeman who robbed his victims in their homes.

The cop, who was with a female companion, had just come from the Southern Police District headquarters, where his administrative case was being heard, when two men on  a motorcycle shot him in the head.

His female companion was spared.

As most rumors go, this one cannot be confirmed. But I was told the public will be hearing more from this group soon.


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  • $16638896

    sana totoo ung vigilante cops para mabawasan ang mga demonyong pulis!

    • beerhunters

      That’s just a subliminal suggestion by Tulfo, that idealistic cops should form such group!

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

      Those bike riding shooters must be paid killers similar to mercenary.No idealistic cop would ever dare to do that.
      Who pays them is no longer my concern,but this should be a stern warning to cops to stay away from unjustified activities

  • anu12345

    ” The Universe apparently wanted him to experience . . . ”

    What is that again?

    • beerhunters

      He, tulfo, is now arrogating onto himself as being the spokesman of the Universe, ala Mike Velarde, Eddie Villanueva, Ecleo, and other cult leaders! 

  • w4d

    Wow, Mr. Tuflo knew of a cop who killed and said nothing? Who were the innocent victims that crossed the cop?  Where is your responsibility to society?

    He is full of it; these are all hearsay – mga kwentong kalye.

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

      Its not hearsay. If you are not sure of what you are saying just shut up…

    • ApoLapullapu

      It’s not the job of a Columnist to prosecute criminals.

      • w4d

        No sh it!!!

    • 444mangyan888

      be thankful you can read something like what Manong Mon wrote. Either you get amused or tickled to find out more about his tales..di ba..?

  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    Maski nasa malayong lugar ako ay I try na mabasa ko ang COLUMN ni “MON TULFO” dahil,..magalit man kayo O hindi ay natutuwa ako sa mga kwento O kwentong KUTSERO na 95% yata ng mga FANS niya ay palaging umaalma O galit sa mga KWENTO niya…Ha ha ha…!
    ..Dito ay nagpapakita na …MABENTA pa rin si MON TULFO,…I mean na sa tagal -tagal na niya sa NEWSPAPER ay di pa rin siya nalalaos…ha ha ha ha !…yan ang buhay ng nasa MEDIA…

    Yes,…minsan naba-BAD TRIP ako sa mga KWENTONG BARBERYA O KWENTONG KUTSERO pero,..sa isang banda lagi kong hinahanap ang mga BANAT ni MON TULFO…Ha ha ha ! Yong minsan.. nag-uumpisa ng…”Noong nasa PC pa yong TATAY ko,…O kaya,..ayon sa Inside Source ko,..O kaya…Ang KARMA,…& minsan ayon..MY FRIEND… 

    Well,..It might be TRUE or ano mang mga balita O kwento ni Mon Tulfo ay nagbibigay ng sigla sa araw ko…Mon,…You simply make my DAY…ha ha ha…!..(di ito galing sa KUMPARE mong si Dirty Harry ng Maynila…ha ha ha…! I wish na nagka-ibigan O magkumpare kayo uli…)

    Best regards & … 

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

      Puro pa bida sa Tatay niyang LTikol ng PC samantalang sinabi niya kay Vice Ganda na undress de saya tatay niya.
      Sa aking pananaw nung high school pa ako,Kung bumanat si Mon,parang napaka idealistic man niya.Yun pala one sided lang tinitignan niya at depende pa.

  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    MON,…may utang ka sa akin…ISANG CASE NA San Mig BEER…!…& Litson Manok….ha ha ha ha ! 

  • rickysgreyes

    Inquirer has BORING, BORING opinion writers except for Tulfo and CDQ. Neal Cruz, ok lang. Mon, tell your editors and owners to get good columnists. You used to have good ones. Philstar has better columnists, these days.

    • eirons1043

      Sorry po kasi di ako sold na better columnist sa Philstar kasi po si Boo Chanco lang ang believable. Saka suplado sa comment ang mga columnist dun.

    • 444mangyan888

      susme…i abandoned Philstar half a year ago…walang kwenta mga columnsit dun..saka sa PSN nakoww….halatang mga super AC/DC
      At least., si manong Mon disimulado kahit halatang medyo haha..

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

    Mr Tulfo. The police you mentioned was Col Juanito “Lakay” Lagasca whose daughter was murdered. She was a dentist. Yes, Lakay died a bitter man. He murdered a lot of people which are not criminals….He was nice to me when I was a kid though.. But I heared a lot of things that he did from fellow police officers under( it may be true or not) him when I used to stay at WPD headquarters with my dad.. Lakay once caughted me and his subbordinate taking some 50 caliber ammo for souvenir. I was only 9 years old back then. I believe they got those ammunition from Sen gringo’s men when they surrendered during the 1989 cuop. Lakay didnt even got mad, just smiled at us…

    • w4d

      LOL…Sa tsismis mo rin pala narinig, pa shut up shut up ka pa. Galing pa sa mga pulis and kwento mo. So why should we believe a petty thief like you?

  • ApoLapullapu

    Mao nay ganahan nako nimo Bay.  Bug-at ang dating.  Mangaon unya tag panga sa barilis kon magkita ta sa Davao.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=748653821 Erazofia Care

    ang galing mo mang ramon.una una kung binabasa ang mga banat mo d2 sa PDI.God bless

  • ikulong

    RUMORS LANG PALA. IN OTHER WORDS, IMBENTO LANG.

  • TEAM PNOY

    You reap what you sow Tulfo.

    • John_Cruz

      Be specific THELITTLEGIRL?

  • JOSE RIZAL

    vigilante group. it’s about time. the npa’s had become criminal gangster. include them in your list. but clean your ranks and the chinese criminals first. especially the chinese.

  • Rovingmoron

    I’m not sure if this is true. But a grapevine told me that a group of QCPD cops eliminated a fellow cop whose mistress was the wife of one of the aggrieved cops. Then a news report came out the next day that the victim was ambushed by the ABB.

  • 444mangyan888

    If these policemen will stick into that road of cleaning their own ranks, wow ,,,,some of us here in Qatar are willing to send some stipend money for their operation…
    But can we be sure that it will only be limited to their own…??

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

      Other than this crooked cops,those Bundol Gang who victimize Balikbayans by bumping the rear end of their car then eventually robbing them including their car shall also be exterminated.The Govt police are impotent to curb these mighty crooks.

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

    now you’re being relevant kuya mon, let us know where can we send “money” for the vigilante cops to help them finance their “noble” crusade. 

  • Bayan Panona

    Tulfo,tama na.manahimik ka na.wala ka namang credibility eh.para ka ring politiko, sumasakay lang.

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    The problem with vigilantism is the risk of killing innocent people and even worst when the vigilantes get used to the practice that they turn into a serial killer. Killing becomes a norm and when they get a taste of it they can easily get out of control killing on a whim that’s not even connected with what they started with.

    Until justice is dispensed accordingly and applied equally, we will never see an end to inhumanity and brutality of people who can’t really be trusted to act responsibly when given a uniform, badge and guns.

  • Horst Manure

    If you don’t have a fully functional DOJ and judiciary nothing will change.

  • regie

    yehey a. brAVO TO THAT GROUP. IF YOU CAN READ THIS, KUDOS TO YOU. TUTAL WALA NA ABB OKEY LANG NA KAYO ANG PUMALIT….

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

    dog eat dog culture has been there for a long time, some are sanctioned to clean up their ranks but most are just because of double cross among criminals in uniform. it’s very hard to imagine that an innocent relative or some other person who happens to be with the bad cop in a wrong time and in a wrong time will also die in the hit job.

    many years ago, a dirty pasay city cop and his lawyer were killed just after going down the nichols flyover, i think this is same place where the mpd cop got hit. both cops came from the spd hq,

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

    Mon,you projected Marantan as a bad guy in your column but how about a Police Col.escorting/protecting a Lord of organized crime and illegal gambling?How are you going to justify his act.You even wrote Siman as STL operator,is there any license that was granted to him?
    I don’t put my side with Marantan,no even to these bloody crook Gambling Lord operators.What is illegal must be deemed illegal.Your views must be balanced and should not be baised.
    Haven’t you met your Karma when you were boxed and sidekicked by a girl?

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

    I value human lives,snatchers and petty crime offenders shall be pusnished accordingly.But those folks with criminal tendencies shall have the right to remain silent forever.

  • Edward Castro

    vigilante cops in motorcycles? parang yung sa pelikula ni clint eastwood na “magnum force”

  • kismaytami

    Mon, ang tingin ko diyan sa mga “idealistic” cops mo eh mga na-onse ng kabaro nila sa sideline na kidnapping, robbery, car theft, gun-for-hire, rape and drugs. Kaya sila na ang gumagawa ng paraan para maging quitz.

  • elgeepee

    Meron pa ba idealistic cops Mr. Tulfo?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    IDOL MON,
        Please expose the political and educational background of this NANCY BINAY because I’ve read a news that pulse ASIA resuts  can be manipulated with  cash.  I am under the presumption that – THE DARK SPIRIT is using the same  tactics like what he did to Mar Roxas in Mindanao during last elections.
        OTHER FILIPINOS MUST ALSO BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO BECOME POLITICIANS.

    • Jason Cruz

      Bossing pulse asia, bulok na survey firm yan.    

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      more of FALSE asia!

  • wawangpenoy

    Kung totoong grupo yang sinasabi mo Mon, paano ba makasali dyan? Masyadong mabagal ang kilos nila eh. Kung kasali ako, quota ko isang bad cop isang araw i-eliminate ko para matapos na ang kabalbalan ng mga katulad ni Maratratan. Pag-ubos na sila, mga pulitiko naman. Uunahin ko ang UNA at kasunod na lahat ng mga dynasts.

    Pag-ubos na silang lahat ng mga kurap masaya na ang Pilipinas patungong pagbabago. Yehey!!!!

    • Noel

      May counter intelligence units sa PNP at kahit na sa AFP.  Baka isa sa mga grupo niyan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       Baka naman wala ng pulis na matira kung ganoon ?

      • Noel

        Hindi baleng maging kaunti ang mga Pulis basta matitino.

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

      pag nalaman mo isali mo din ako..pero small time lang ako..yung mga nagka counter-flow sa daan pati mga pugot ulo ng ng tricycle at pedicab ang uunahin ko…basta lahat ng pasaway sa kalye dun muna ako

  • Noel

    Decades ago, we never heard of cops killing other cops.  The respect and camaraderie among them were known especially to the underworld.  The criminals then were very afraid to harm and kill cops because their comrades would make sure that those criminals pay for it.  It’s very different today.

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Here’s another saying that applies to Castro and his ilk: You reap what you sow.<<<

    HERE'S an easier one to remember and is current:  REMEMBER PANDAQUE.

  • maypakialamtayo

    idol mon, dapat dyan talaga makulong si castro at dapat si marantan na rin at ang grupo nya ikalat sa metro manila jails para wag pamarisan.

  • amelius23

    It is an irony that cops killed cops and now the purveyor of death at the Atimonan encounter including the 25 military men who assisted the cops at the checkpoints are all in hot water. Even the DOJ sec. and the PNP chief have pre-judged the out come of the NBI investigation,  the reason that the leader of the cops at the checkpoint is asking to have their case transferred to Napolcom to have a semblance of a fair trial. It is bad that some people got killed in this alleged  encounter or massacre as heralded by the media practitioners, however, the big question which need to be answered even by the media practitioners themselves is, how come an alleged jueteng lord is in the company of  a PNP inspector with his men (not in uniform?)  and another 2 men from the PAF. We do not connote that a mere friendship with the alleged jueteng lord will be the cause of death of their fellow cops  in uniform, but if you are in actual situation of an alleged encounter, will you ask first before bang!bang! or bang!bang first before asking question. Anyway, the leader of the cops on the alleged encounter should be given his day and his men in court and not crucified by the press and even their chief at this moment. The truth will set them free or rot in jail!!!     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKME5EXCJMYKLDSCJNQ2SVKHV4 John

      Ugok kakampi ka sa kapwa mo magnanakaw na si marantan

      • amelius23

        John, I know your sentiment, galit ka sa kapwa mong  magnanakaw, tulog!!!

  • Cue_Vas

    No developed nation has vigilantes or had vigilantes to help them develop.

  • gyvv

    cops and cop are different.. the act of one is not the act of all….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    Mon, kung rumors lang, don’t make it public. You are making good cops suspects of your gossip.

  • patriotic_act

    as ever.. I enjoy reading the comments of Mr Tulfo’s fans down hear than the article up there.

    all of you people are the reason why Mr Tulfo’s column is still popular.. the more you express your hate of him the more he laughs at you while claiming his paycheck. 

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Poor Philippines country and peoples, 

    Its rotten from the feet to the tip of the hairs.

    From Balut island to the Batanes.

    The Cities Air, Water, Seas and Lands, from the top of the mountains to the shore lines are polluted !

    Corrupt from Malacagnan to the Tanods.

    Honests are submerged by killings, hold up, lies, plenty lies…

    P-Noy looks the last opportunity to bring changes in this 450 years old Clergy heritage…

    Suport him as much as you can, even if he is do not fit to your dreams, 

    he stay the best choice compared to former Presidents.

    Good changes are done step by step on the long recovery roads.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

      Tagalogin  OK! English is  very poor!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKME5EXCJMYKLDSCJNQ2SVKHV4 John

    Isu nod na sana katayin ang mga politicos. Magulang Kay akino hanggang sa ka limit liitang magnanakaw sa pera ng bayan. Unahin din mga senators na magnanakaw kagaya Nina ernie trillanes Angara Estrada at iba pa

  • pedronimo

    “Cops Killing Cops” should have been better to “Cops Killing Corrupt Politicians”. No objection ako dun,

  • alberto santiago

    Cops killing corrupt cops, politicians na corrupt, at lahat ng salot na lords sa pilipinas agree ako dyan. Paanong mapapalis ang mga corrupt ay corrupt din ang nasa operations. 

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    ayos rin ung diskarte n yan… “cops killing corrupt cops”. sana isunod nila ung tlagang mga halang ang kaluluwa… ung mga snatcher, drug addicts, mga akyat bahay. 

  • $8278216

    Ito ang sinasabi ko na mga pulis na may paninindigan sa kanilang propisyon, sila ang mga matitinong alagad ng batas na nadadamay sa kawalanghiyaan ng karamihan nilang kabaro, hinde sila dapat sisihin kung ilagay man nila sa kanilang mga kamay ang batas.



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