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Ex-Lacson aide wants to rejoin PNP

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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.

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