Ex-Lacson aide wants to rejoin PNP


Michael Ray Aquino: Right to apply

MANILA, Philippines—Michael Ray Aquino, a former aide and coaccused of Sen. Panfilo Lacson in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case, has applied for reinstatement in the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Inquirer learned on Tuesday.

Inquirer sources in Camp Crame said Aquino submitted his application for reinstatement to the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) last week.

A senior police official, who asked not to be named as he was not authorized to speak with the media, said Aquino had wanted to “clear his name and redeem his honor.”

“Ninoy (Aquino’s nickname) has been accused of so many things since he left the PNP after he was implicated in the Dacer-Corbito case,” the source said.

“He apparently intends to clear his name and redeem his honor. He wants to prove that he can still serve his country despite what he had been through,” the official added.

Another source, a classmate of Aquino in the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1988, said the former police official wanted to rejoin the PNP to get the benefits due him as a former government employee.

“He has every reason to ask for the release of the financial benefits he should receive as a former police official,” the second source said.

Reached on his mobile phone, Aquino did not categorically deny that he had asked the PNP to take him back.

Asked if he had indeed submitted his application for reinstatement, he said in Filipino: “Who told you that? I don’t know about it.”

“I cannot answer your question because (the documents) are with my lawyer. But it’s my right (to apply for reinstatement) for purposes of claims of benefits,” he said.

Pressed to elaborate, Aquino said: “The documents are with my lawyer, but I don’t know what they contained.”

Director Catalino Cuy, DPRM chief, said he was not aware if his office had received Aquino’s application for reinstatement.

“I don’t think he can still apply because it’s been a while since he was discharged (from the PNP),” Cuy told the Inquirer.

Aquino, a former police senior superintendent, flew to the US in 2001 shortly after he, Lacson and several other police officials were tagged in the abduction and killing of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000.

Later, he was accused of illegally accepting classified US secret documents supposedly as part of a plot to overthrow then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He was subsequently arrested in the US in 2005 for an espionage case.

The former intelligence police officer pleaded guilty in 2006 for possession of secret documents and was sentenced to a 76-month prison term.

He was extradited to the country in June last year in connection with the Dacer-Corbito twin slays, but was ordered released by a Manila regional trial court six months later for lack of evidence.

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  • victorts

    After the term of Pnoy, all those he exonerated of various crimes by virtue of his influence as president may find themselves facing charges all over again.  That’s how politics is in this country.  Even Lacson, Aquino’s benefactor may not be safe in the future.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

      I tend to agree however, all the pieces of evidence is already wipe out under CJ Serreno. Take note that CJ Serreno has 18 more years on the SC.

      • victorts

        That’s not etched in stone, though.  If the next president is as vindictive as Pnoy, CJ Sereno may find herself facing impeachment.

      • speaksoftlylove

         Talking about CJ Sereno, it’s strange that PDI did not carry the story in regards to the latest Supreme Court resolution formally declaring CJ Sereno’s bogus resolution on the decentralization of the Supreme Court as void.

        PDI alam na namain lung bakit pero wag konting pino naman dyan.

  • boybakal

    If Dumlao can do it, why not. The earlier the better, apply now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    Dog like him had no place in the PNP, he is only beholden to his master. This kind of person had no honor and their Lord is money. Mga Tuta ni Lacson yan at hawak pa sa leeg, hindi lang pangkaraniwan kundi asong olul pa at ang taong bayan ang palaging kinakagat. . Tutulan natin kasi maghasik naman yan ng lagim katulad ni Dumlao.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    Pusakal na tiwali tatanggapin pa ba ng PNP? Di pa ba sapat ang grupo ni Marantan.?….ang dami na nila….nationwide…wag na dagdagan……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Na extradite sa U.S dahil nagtatago sa kasalanan, ngayon ay masaya na dahil ba balik PNP. nakakatawa ang justice system natin. i iling iling na lang tayo sa abnormal na administration na ito.

  • $26606290

    Kwento mo muna kung sinong nagpapatay…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

    NAPOLCOM, have these people form a task force, Glenn Dumlao, Michael Ray Aquino and Marantan, under incoming Anti Graft and corruption chief, Panfilo Lacson. Its a good old days team under Pnoy.

  • salomeahmad

    Though one can argue that he has not been convicted by a PH court of law, his integrity has been sullied & questionable. More of a liability than an asset is detrimental to the service that requires a high degree of public trust. 

  • Trisikad Driver

    uh uh Pilipin gov….PNP gov..

  • victorts

    Dacer and Corbito were killed by  Lacson’s  men under the supervision of  Michael Ray Aquino.   There were only two men with motives to silence Dacer – Erap and Lacson.  If Lacson did not do it, that leaves only Erap.  Shouldn’t  it be that simple for the NBI?

  • XY ZEE

    I truly pity the families of Dacer and Corbito.
    May they be consoled with the thought that the animals in the ilk of Aquino can never escape justice, either in this world or the next.

  • balut123

    Wala ka bang mapagkakitaan kuya???….ubos na ba yung parte mo sa patayan?….balik PNP para doon maghasik ulit ng lagim!!….pag-nangyari ito…..talagang forsaken na talaga tayo….ONLY IN DA PILIPINS!!!! HOODLOOMS IN ROBES AND UNIFORMS!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDGAGWI2XYZQJ3ZNDMZLSPFQ5M Bentong

    Another killer on the loose.

  • oidkcin

    All the big people seem to be above the law with this kakistocratic government. das the problem with ruined & prostituted institutions, ie, both houses of senate, the judiciary & the executive led by the abnoydski pwesident. Am afraid there are more to come as it’s still more than 3 years of inept & clueless & know-nothing & do-nothing(name your adjective) noynoying ’til kingdom come, not counting the sham May elections. But am pretty sure we will survive. Impeach Aquino….& her brother.

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

    kung yung iba nga naka-balik, siya pa kaya? sa ngayon mukhang wala na siyang  kinakaharap na kaso na magiging hadlang sa kanyang pagbabalik sa serbisyo maliban lang kung merong patakaran na pinatutupad ang pambansang pulisya na nagbabawal sa mga naalis sa listahan ng kapulisan dahil sa pagliban sa tungkulin ng walang paalam. ganumpaman, kahit makabalik man siya ay magkakaroon pa rin ng pagdududa sa kanyang pagkatao at katapatan sa kanyang sinumpaang tungkulin dulot na rin sa mga kinasangkutan niya noon na nagbunsod sa kanyang paglisan sa pilipinas.

    • boldyak

      wala na yata dahil lahat ng witnesses kung hindi patay, nanahimik…bwahahaha

  • buttones

    He seems like a nice boy…..

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

      for an operator like him, looks can really be deceiving.

    • concern_filipino

      Evil comes in different shapes and forms. Look at Estrada. Good looking siya, katulad nang aso kong itim. Pag nakangisi siya, para siyang demonyo pero yan ang gustong gusto nang mga inutil na publiko. Katulad nang isang libro, do not judge it by just the cover. You need to read the entire book then decide. Ganyan din mga tao. Research about Ray Aquino, then decide what type of a person he is!!!

      • buttones

        True what you say, sorry the expression I used was a bit obscure, it has certain connotations, and in the light of ’revelations’ by Santiago regarding ’Pinky’ and the picture of the subject, and his relationship with Lacson maybe I should have said “ Mmmm, oooh! HE seems like a nice boy!”…Of course I don’t judge books by their cover, I was being really sarcastic…

  • Rolly257

    Pag nasa kapangyarihan ka at idinemanda ka ng murder, mas malamang totoo,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OVUFHLRYNON4WLIW2KTPB6N7VQ Rico

    yang ang KATANGAHAN NG PULIS pag na ibalik sa serbisyo si AQUINO… AWOL at DESERTER YAN  kasi umalis ng walang paalam…PWEDE BA yon? pag nabalik yan IHAHABOL NG MGA MISTAH sa PMA ang promotion at unfair naman sa mga kapulisan.

  • niceguy60

    Palakasan lang naman talaga yan eh.

  • iping2sison

    Anong klaseng pamamahala ang PNP. Kaya walang naniniwala sa mga kapulisan dahil mga utak patola ang mga namumuno. Ina-atupag ang mga sideline tulad ng sekyu agency o sekyu ng mga sindikato.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JVSEXTMANAEZGLOSZGWJYW67Q Jess

    Ano? Katuwaan ba ito o katangaan.

  • kilabot

    ‘dacer-corbito’ aquino will be reinstated. 
    because pinkylacson is his godfather; 
    and pinky has noykapon’s balls under his control; 
    so a murderer and a convicted spy will rejoin the pnp; 
    another pma’er.

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

    THE first person to spread the news of the death of DACER AND CORBITO is FVR a known CIA operative in the Philippines as revealed by ex-dictator late Ferdinand Marcos read thru Philippine newspapers.  Lacson said it is the team of de Venicia who is involved. Do you the connections of de Venicia?  You imagine the rest. 


    PMA grad?  You do the math.  :)


    For his own safety and security, why not ?

  • $14334231

    sige, pabalikin n’yo para marami pa uli ang mamatay….pinky, erap, padrinohan n’yo, ha???…baka pumunta ‘yan sa karaoke club at mag umpisang kumanta, eh, lagot kayo…..

  • 33Sambuang2

    madagdagan na naman ang milyonaryo sa pnp nyan kung pabalikin. ang dami ng namang mapapatay………….. naconvict na nga dito sa florida yan tapos babalik pa sa serbisyo? gusto lang ng pera ng hayup na to

  • hustlergalore



    hindi ka ba minumulto?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZNYSKUF5CWZ5IE74HEJXMKWQTM juddgie

    nakakatuwa to, lalo na aquino ito at pati presidente aquino din. sige enjoy meron pa kayong 4 years. lol!

  • Rovingmoron

    I’m wondering if it should be the PNP that will decide on his reinstatement to the police service. I think the Napolcom does.

  • basyong

    anak ng tokwa.pinadeport ng amerika dahil sa espionage at ikunulong para sentensiyahan sa pagkamatay ng dalawa ngayon babalik pa sa serbisyo para pumatay at magmassacre na naman katulad ni glenn dumlao? mga bata ni lacson na above the law ng pilipinas.wala na bang katapusan ang mga killers na eto?

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

    Get him reinstated to get his benefits ! Its more fun in the Philippines !!!!!!!

  • maypakialamtayo

    may mukha pa kaya ito na humarap sa mga pulis na matitino? harap-harapan nyong ginagago ang taong bayan.

  • mfdo

    shameless and I am sure he will be reinstated ..

    In any country, those with a tainted past are not allowed back into public service, regardless they are proven guilty or not .. Ministers take responsibility and resign when things are not right .. again, regardless they were proven right or wrong.. it is called MORAL RESPONSIBILITY …

    Not in Philippines .. 

  • boldyak

    bwahahahaha…nagsisibalikan na sila, para pag maappoint sa pwesto amo nila, ayus ang botoboto…bwahahahaha

  • kismaytami

    Another reason to hate paying taxes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    So much for honor, truth and integrity. appears everything the PNP does not have. He will probably get promoted not only reinstated, even though is a convicted felon.

  • gemini1971

    Only in the Philippines people like this and those in congress get more of tax payers money..what a system!

  • vince_bugaboo

    ‘kakatakot sa pilipinas. dito na lang ako sa mindanao.

  • Anqui

    THIS IS A JOKE…THIS GUY, AQUINO, DESERVES TO ROT IN JAIL…VERY STUPID AND SHAMEFUL IDEA,  and I hope Lacson is not behind his move of applying back to the PNP!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    kung may kaso tatakbo, pag balik hihingi pa ng reinstatement at nga biyaya, what kind of standard does the PNP want to project? 

    • nakatutok

      PMAér yan bok….pag PMAer, pagtatakpan lang ng kapwa bogo-bogo…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YOYB3P33NSYO4NJH6JCJWMIASM anthony

    what the heck!! he was not convicted, because i think he was able to get rid of the evidences.

    so… reinstated? oh no! but no please…

  • RHumabon

    “The former intelligence police officer pleaded guilty in 2006 for possession of (U.S.) secret documents and was sentenced (in the U.S.) to a 76-month prison term.”

    “He (the fugitive since 2001) was extradited to the country in June, 2012 in connection with the Dacer-Corbito twin slays,”

    “I don’t think he can still apply because it’s been a while since he was discharged (from the PNP),” Director Catalino Cuy of the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) told the Inquirer.”

    The PNP is better off without the former police officer Michael Ray Aquino among its ranks.

  • rouelcalzita

    Thick-skinned for some police officers, after involved from scandals w/c in the eyes of the god they were guilt, but in the eyes of the law were exonerated.
    They could not find a job from the private sector. How dare to apply for reinstatement and allow their disturbance they had caused to someone else.
    You are wimp, once involved in scandals will run away.

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