Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Precinct chief on arrest of Manila vice mayor

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“…I’ve been serving [in the] Blumentritt [police community precinct] for the longest time. Politics has nothing to do with it. What we did in Tambunting was the right thing. Now they are accusing us of using excessive force. The truth is the former President [Joseph Estrada] bullied me during the inquest proceedings, he bumped [me hard] several times….”—Chief Insp. Ed Morata, Blumentritt PCP commander who was teary-eyed as he answered reporters’ questions about the arrest of Manila Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso and four city councilors for illegal gambling.

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  • Rovingmoron

    As police officers, or any police official, for that matter, they should  do what they are supposed to do without any fear of political reprisals. This is only the beginning when policemen must exercise their duties according to what is prescribed in the law.

    • $20174498

       Police officials should serve the Public without fear or favor. In the case of MPD Police, they’re not only partial but partisan as well,

    • ApoLapullapu

      The problem with this policeman is he arrested people even if no crime was committed.  Hence, it is hard to believe that he was not ordered by a politician to break what appeared to be an outpouring of admirers around opposition politicians who were merely having fun with them.

  • Labandera1

    Ayan si plunderer Estas ay isang bully. Papano nalang kung maging mayor siya sa Maynila. Mga pulis huwag kayong matakot  palubog na itong si Estas manindigan kayo. Ang importante nasa panig ninyo ang tuwid na daan ni President Noynoy Aquino at ang masang Pilipino. Hindi pa nga nakaupo sa pwesto abusado na………Iwanan ang UNA at e-rampa ang Liberal Party sa tuwid na daan…..

    • $20174498

       Labanderang Mahadera,  Bakit ba galit na galit ka kay Erap eh baka dimo alam, isa sa mga kamaganak mo ay sinalvage ni Lim nong pulis pa siya? Kung gusto mong ikampanya ang yong manok eh sana maging disente at sibilisado ka. Dada dito dada doon ang ginagawa mo, sa akala mo ba makakatulong ito?

      • Labandera1

        Hay nakuh, nadagdagan na naman na isa pang Boyong na Judas. Your boss Erap along with UNA candidates are going down the gutter then to the drain. Pasenya ka na Boyong weder weder lang yan. Dati ang boss mong si Erap ay untouchable ngunit ngayon disposable na lang..as in rubbish.. Mga matino kong kababayan ng Maynila ngayong darating na election itakwil si Estas Erap at talian ang kanyang asong Boyong at e-rampa si Mayor Lim…..

      • gmaisthebestpresident

        hindi nga daw niya idolo si erap. basahin mo yung ibang post niya. nakakapagtaka nga lang at todo pagtatanggol siya kay erap. 

      • $20174498

         GAMAIS ANG UTAK. MAY NABASA KA BA SA REPLY KO NA IPINAGTATANGGOL KO SI ERAP. WALA AKONG GUSTO SA DALAWANG HUKLUBAN NA YAN. PAREHAS YAN NA AMOY LUPA NA. WE NEED NEW BREED OF POLITICIAN FOR MANILA. MAGING CONSTRCTIVE CRITICISM SANA TAYO AT HINDI ONE SIDED LANG.

      • gmaisthebestpresident

        constructive talaga ha? basahin mo kaya lahat ng comment mo mula sa itaas hanggang sa ibaba dito sa comment section. wala ako nakitang paninirang puri kay erap pero puro “destructive criticism” ang binabato mo kay LIM. at please huwag ka sumigaw.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Kung totoong binully, bakit hindi hinuli?  Pulis patola ang polis na ito.  Hindi alam ang dapat gawin kung walang utos ni Lim.

  • $20174498

    Naks ha! May paiyak iyak ka pa. Magkano ba ibinayad sa iyo ni LIM Balimbing? Ugok ako’y di tagahanga ni Erap. Dapat sa inyo ay maging patas at walang kinikilingan. Nakataya yong serbisyo nyo. Paano kung hindi si Lim ang mananalo, may mukha ka pa bang ihaharap sa bagong pamunuan? Sa mga sipsip na tulad nyo ay dapat kasuhan para malinis ang mga bulok na katulad nyo sa  PNP.

  • UrHONOR

    NATURAL!  Ano pa ba ang ma-aasahan sa EX-CONVICT na barumbado, babaero, lasenggero, sugarol, jueteng lord of lords, at lahat na ‘ata na ma-iisip na iba kabulastugang iligal ay na sa katangian na ng TNL na ‘to?  Bullet day, they will giant him….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    SORRY COLONEL, KASI MAY HANG-OVER PA SI ERAP NOONG NA-BULLY KA. BAKIT? ‘DI MO BA NAAMOY ANG JOHNNY WALKER?

  • $20174498

    I’ve been serving the precint the longest time! I know you’re not Chief Inspector or Major As shown on  your rank insignia (shoulder), you’re inspector or Lt only. Dati kang patrolman ng MPD who rose from the rank. Pulis pa ang amo mong si Lim andayn kana, hanggang ngayon andyan ka pa rin? dapat sa iyo i assign sa Mindanao.

  • maypakialamtayo

    binubundol kana pala edi sana hinuli mo, bakit natakot ka kay erap? kapag nanalo yan kakaladkarin kayong dalawa ni layug palabas ng maynila kagaya sa ginawa nya kay gordon sa sbma nung manalo syang pangulo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WN5TKEXEJ2VHQVNGP2CJEDLJH4 Jess

    Mahirap matalo si Erap sa Maynila. Yan siguro ang dahilan kung bakit nagkakaganyan si Lim, kung anu-anong ginagawa para bumalik sa kanya ang mga konsehal na umiwan sa kanya. Pero sa ginagawa niya, na kahit pa tanggihan niya ay walang maniniwala na hindisiya ang nag-utos sa mga pulis, ay lalo niyang sinisira ang kanyang liderato sa Maynila sa mata ng mga mahihirap. Tandaan, mahihirap lamang ang may pinakamalalaking boto, at napakarami nila sa Maynila.They can make or unmake their leaders.

  • mavtan

    I guess the voters of Manila will have to choose the lesser of 2 evils. Buti na lang wala na ko sa Maynila. But for me, Lim is the lesser of 2 evils.  Lim is only tough on criminals, gamblers, and the corrupt tulad ni Erap. Ehe!

    • speaksoftlylove

       Lim the lesser of two evils? Ano ka hilo? Kung bilangan lang ng pinasalvage di hamak na  lamang na lamang yang si Lim. Ano sa tingin mo ang dahilan kung bakit binansagan yang Dirty Harry of the Philippines. Dahil ba mahaba ang baril ganun, dogyot?

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

        lesser evil talaga si LIM.c erap daming kaso yan pinardon lang ni arroyo

      • mavtan

         Those alleged salvaged victim by Lim are hardened criminals. If this is true, Lim save us some taxpayers money rather than sending those criminals in jail. :)

  • Rovingmoron

    Dyos me, ganyan na ba talaga sa Pinas. Ang mga pulis na tuloy ang tinatakot ng politicians. BAKIT? Subukan mong mang bully ng pulis sa Los Angeles at di pinusasan kaagad at kinaladkad sa mobile or kulungan. Kung ang kapulisan sa atin ay patuloy na magpapa intimidate sa mga politiko, dapat tanggalin na lang ang PNP sa buong Pinas at maglagay ng lang kanya kanyang private armed goons. At dapat umpisa ngayon, hwag na dapat nagpapaintimidate ang pulis sa kahit kanino, kahit kay P-Noy. Kung me sala, arestuhin.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Bibully?  Defense mechanism ng isang polis na hindi alam ang kanyang trabaho.

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

        pang bully talaga ang ginawa ni ERAP yan bro lasing pa nga eh nung nagsasalita,kala ya presidente sya,

  • Rovingmoron

    Sayang lang kasi ang taxpayers’ money ng pang sweldo sa mga pulis natin kung wala na itong silbi. I think it is high time na gampanan nila yung kanilang tungkulin kahit na sino ang masagasaan, basta nasa tama lang sila and according to law. Always read to the suspects their Miranda rights.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLO2H3J34O3FMPOEZPBD7QWQV4 Leysong Batong

    di maiwasan na pagbintangan kayong inutosan ni Mayor Lim dahil rally yan ng Politiko. marami naman kasing mga iligal diyan sa Manila bakit di niyo yan pagtoonan at yang rally ang hulihin niyo..puro kayo palospos..sabi mo matagal kana diyan sa Blumintrit, bakit nasawata moba ang mga iligal na pasugalan at kaadikan diyan???ungas///

  • tulfotumbong

    hindi ako magtataka na gawin ito ni estrada na isang convicted plunderer na akala niya ay presidente pa siya. hindi na ba niya natatandaan na pinatalsik siya sa malacañang. kasamaan palad ng pilipinas ay mandurugas din ang naipalit. mabuti na lang at mayroon tayong presidente ngayon na kabaliktaran ng dalawang ito.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Tanga naman talaga ang polis na ito eh.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLO2H3J34O3FMPOEZPBD7QWQV4 Leysong Batong

    Attention Police Chief, Alan Purisima…uso pala sir sa Police ang over staying sa isang lugar lang….Sir 29 yrs na pala yan si Chief Insp. Ed Morata, Blumentritt PCP commander diyan, abay dapat ng assigned yan sa Mindanao or other parts of the Police units in the Philippines..

    • wheelers

      baka malakihan ang kita jan.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    Ed Morata, bakit ka magpa bully sa isang ex-convict, ibig sabihin kaya mo lang ang mga small time criminals? Tapos napaluha ka pa sa sinapit mo? Nasaan ang iyong dignidad bilang otoridad? What a travesty, only in RP… Use use coconut shell if you cannot use your side arm!

    • wheelers

      bka nman walang bayag ang pulis n yan. n promote lng ksi sipsip…. at aso

  • $37644997

    Next time he bumped  you off that hard, hit him back and the public will back you up.

  • ApoLapullapu

    Lousy police chief arresting people without basis.  There is no gambling where there is no betting.  He does not know Criminal Law.  He should not have been appointed to his position in the first place.  No wonder that many policemen are now involved in human rights violations and other crimes.  They do not know the law.  Therefore they cannot be expected to enforce what they do not know.

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

    bakit kung vice mayor ka ba di ka pwede hulihin  ng otoridad kung nagkamali ka.tanong lang ,pabingo mali yun.kung tambay pala ang nag pabingo di pwede kung vice mayor ok lang.

    • speaksoftlylove

       Bakit nadismiss outright ng piskalya yong kaso nila Isko kung tama ang pulis. Mas marunong ka pa sa fiscal? Alam mo ba kung ano ibig sabihin ng “outright dismissal?” Ibig sabihin basura yong isinampa ng mga pulis laban sa tropa ni Isko. “Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege”  – hanapin mo ito sa criminal law book para matoto ka.

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

        ang layo naman ng sagot mo bro.ang subject dito kung bawal ba mag laro ng bingo.sagutin mo ang tanong.

  • TheSmilingBandit

    “Chief Insp. Ed Morata, Blumentritt PCP commander who was teary-eyed as he answered reporters’ questions about the arrest of Manila Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso and four city councilors for illegal gambling”

    Teary-eyed? A Chief Inspector complaining about being bullied will cry about it? I think that is over-acting.By the way, if BINGO is illegal gambling, why are there bingo places in various malls, shouldn’t they all be shut down?

    • speaksoftlylove

       Exactly. To the Cheat Inspector: Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith. Kaya liable ka for abuse of power and must be dismissed from the service as soon as possible. If you do not know that the law on anti gambling does not include Bingo then you have no business in the police force. Ikaw na rin ang nagsabing matagal ka na sa serbisyo therefore, matagal ka ng ignoramus sa batas.

      By the way, saan bang parte siya binubunggo ni erap? Gusto pa yatang iparating ni kumag na syoke si erap, hindi kaya?

    • Bonggebongge

      Baka may Permit yung sa mga malls…

      • TheSmilingBandit

        ROFL, oh yes, Chief Insp. Morata, you should also arrest the occasional CHURCH Bingo Socials.

        IF Bingo is considered illegal gambling that is.

      • Bonggebongge

        Baka may permit din ang sa simbahan….

      • TheSmilingBandit

        Or maybe it is politically motivated

      • Bonggebongge

        Pwede rin naman na ganon…alam mo naman sa Pinas.

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

      may permit ang mga yun boy…

    • wheelers

      wla kasing naibigay kay chief of foolish…
      wla din syang bayag, n promote lang ksi sipsip at aso.

  • http://twitter.com/r_eyesian ian reyes

    Mali ang diskarte ng Pulis at ni mayor Lim….but that doesnt mean na iboboto ko si ISKO at ERAP……..wala na kasi iba kaya kay LIM nlang ako

  • johnlordphilip

    If Isko thinks he’s right, then being arrested for a crime he didn’t do will certainly help him politically. But the display of arrogance for being in the position and for being backed by powerful (but corrupt) politicians will certainly tell more of him.

  • Horst Manure

    I assume hitting some one was assault???

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

    pag nanalong mayor si erap,ibalik si GMA para silang 2 ang magubusan.

    • wheelers

      gloria will never win against erap. fair and square.

      • Cano Manuel

        she beat the crap out of him

  • iBhet Yjares

    Sige Mayor LIM tuluyan mo sila. Si Isko nuon pa masyado na madrama, ilang beses na yan nasangkot sa ibat-ibang usapin dyan sa Maynila panay pa iyak at paawa. After Akuin ni Mayor Lim lahat nung responsibilidad sa Manila Hostage drama iniwan lang sya ni Isko dahil kay Erap may pera. Sana matauhan na ang mamamayan ng Maynila at wag na iboto si Isko Moreno. Tyak pag natalo sila Erap at Isko sasabihin dinaya ni Mayor LIM. 

  • basilionisisa

    Chief Insp Morata: You need not worry. Good on you for standing your ground against this corrupt bully (Erap)! wala syang power over you. even Isko, sila ang lumabag sa batas. Panindigan mo! what else can you say about ‘erap’ and ‘isko’? they are both FOUR-LETTER words…

  • Cano Manuel

    What is illegal gambling anyway? My question is, if there were no one who made bet, can you really call that gambling? If that is so, does that mean that the police arrested them illegally? And if that arrest was illegal, and if the police acted upon the instruction of Lim, doesn’t that make Lim a crook?

  • rinom

    HERAP do it to Gordon, so I hate the styles of HERAP.

  • Rovingmoron

    Just want to stress it out that a bingo game in public without a permit from the city hall is considered an illegal numbers game. Anybody can read below what is stipulated in R.A. 9287.

    REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9287 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL NUMBERS GAMES, AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO.
    1602, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

     Section 1. Declaration of Policy. – It is the policy of the State to promote a just and dynamic social order that will ensure the prosperity and independence of the nation and free the people from poverty through policies that provide adequate social services, promote full employment, a rising standard of living, and an improved quality of life for all. It is likewise the policy of the State that the promotion of social justice shall include the commitment to create economic opportunities based on freedom of initiative and self-reliance.
     Hence, the State hereby condemns the existence of illegal gambling activities such as illegal numbers games as this has become an influential factor in an individual’s disregard for the value of dignified work, perseverance and thrift since instant monetary gains from it are being equated to success, thereby becoming a widespread social menace and a source of corruption.
     Towards this end, the State shall therefore adopt more stringent measures to stop and eradicate the existence of illegal numbers games in any part of the country.
     Sec. 2. Definition of Terms. – As used in this Act, the following terms shall mean:
    a) Illegal Numbers Game. – Any form illegal gambling activity which uses numbers or combinations thereof as factors in giving out jackpots.
    b) Jueteng. – An illegal numbers game that involves the combination of thirty-seven (37) numbers against thirty-seven (37) numbers from number one (1) to thirty seven (37) or the combination of thirty-eight (38) numbers in some areas, serving as a form of local lottery where bets are placed and accepted per combination, and its variants.
    c) Masiao. – An illegal numbers game where the winning combination is derived from the results of the last game of Jai Alai or the Special Llave portion or any result thereof based on any fictitious Jai Alai game consisting of ten (10) players pitted against one another, and its variants.
    d) Last Two. – An illegal numbers game where the winning combination is derived from the last two (2) numbers of the first prize of the winning Sweepstakes ticket which comes out during the weekly draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), and its variants.
    e) Bettor (“Mananaya”, “Tayador” or variants thereof). – Any person who places bets for himself/herself or in behalf of another person, or any person, other than the personnel or staff of any illegal numbers game operation.
    f) Personnel or Staff of Illegal Numbers Game Operation. – Any person, who acts in the interest of the maintainer, manager or operator, such as, but not limited to, an accountant, cashier, checker, guard, runner, table manager, usher, watcher, or any other personnel performing such similar functions in a building structure, vessel, vehicle, or any other place where an illegal numbers game is operated or conducted.
    g) Collector or Agent (“Cabo”, “Cobrador”, “Coriador” or variants thereof). – Any person who collects, solicits or produces bets in behalf of his/her principal for any illegal numbers game who is usually in possession of gambling paraphernalia.
    h) Coordinator, Controller or Supervisor (“Encargado” or variants thereof). – Any person who exercises control and supervision over the collector or agent.
    i) Maintainer, Manager or Operator. – Any person who maintains, manages or operates any illegal number game in a specific area from whom the coordinator, controller or supervisor, and collector or agent take orders.
    j) Financiers or Capitalist. – Any person who finances the operations of any illegal numbers game.
    k) Protector or Coddler. – Any person who lends or provides protection, or receives benefits in any manner in the operation of any illegal numbers game.
     Sec. 3. Punishable Acts. – Any person who participates in any illegal numbers game shall suffer the following penalties:
    a) The penalty of imprisonment from thirty (30) days to ninety (90) days, if such person acts as a bettor;
    b) The penalty of imprisonment from six (6) years and one (1) day to eight (8) years, if such person acts as a personnel or staff of an illegal numbers game operation;
    The same penalty shall likewise be imposed to any person who allows his vehicle, house, building or land to be used in the operation of the illegal numbers games.
    c) The penalty of imprisonment from eight (8) years and one (1) day to ten (10) years, if such person acts as a collector or agent;
    d) The penalty of imprisonment from ten (10) years and one (1) day to twelve (12) years, if such person acts as a coordinator, controller or supervisor;
    e) The penalty of imprisonment from twelve (12) years and one (1) day to ten (10) fourteen (14) years, if such person acts as a maintainer, manager or operator; and
    f) The penalty of imprisonment from fourteen (14) years and one (1) day to sixteen (16) years, if such person acts as a financier or capitalist;
    g) The penalty of imprisonment from sixteen (16) years and one (1) day to twenty (20) years, if such person acts as protector or coddler.
     Sec. 4. Possession of Gambling Paraphernalia or Materials. – The possession of any gambling paraphernalia and other materials used in the illegal numbers game operation shall be deemed prima facie evidence of any offense covered by this Act.
     Sec. 5. Liability of Government Employees and/or Public Officials. – a) If the collector, agent, coordinator, controller, supervisor, maintainer, manager, operator, financier or capitalist of any illegal numbers game is a government employee and/or public official, whether elected or appointed shall suffer the penalty of twelve (12) years and one (1) day to twenty (20) years and a fine ranging from Three million pesos (P3,000,000.00) to Five million pesos (P5,000,000.00) and perpetual absolute disqualification from public office.
     In addition to the penalty provided in the immediately preceding section, the accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification from public office shall be imposed upon any local government official who, having knowledge of the existence of the operation of any illegal numbers game in his/her jurisdiction, fails to abate or to take action, or tolerates the same in connection therewith.
     b) In the case of failure to apprehend perpetrators of any illegal numbers game, any law enforcer shall suffer an administrative penalty of suspension or dismissal, as the case may be, to be imposed by the appropriate authority.

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