Latest Stories

Cop tells bosses: There was no rape


After the “rape,” he gave the alleged victim P40 for her fare home.

This and other details have emerged in the rape charge filed by a 15-year-old girl against a Parañaque City police officer, who surrendered to his superiors on Friday after a two-day absence.

Senior Insp. Muljani Dugasan was apologetic to fellow policemen “for all the trouble” he had caused yet he was ready with a defense lawyer when he showed up at headquarters, according to acting city police chief Senior Supt. Andrei Felix.

“He said he pitied his family and that he was also scared of going to jail,” Felix told the Inquirer Saturday.

He said Dugasan, commander of Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3, was placed under restrictive custody and will face administrative charges aside from the criminal complaint already filed Thursday in the city prosecutor’s office.

Dugasan denied accusations that he raped a second-year high school student also from Parañaque in his private car on the headquarters’ parking lot on Sucat Road Tuesday night, Felix said.

“He said he can’t do such a thing. ‘Why would I do that when I’m already due for retirement?’”  he said.

Felix said Dugasan also belied the rape complainant’s claim that they were total strangers since they already knew each other long before the incident.

“The other policemen (at PCP3) also said the girl had been friends to some of them and was a regular visitor to the station,” he said.

The beleaguered officer was advised by his lawyer to save the rest of his statements for the court, he said.

Dugasan, 55, is up for retirement in August with no prior record of abuse and other offenses since joining the force in 1978, Felix said.

Quoting the girl’s complaint affidavit, Felix said she went to PCP3 around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was waiting for “a policeman friend” when Dugasan approached her and asked who she was looking for.

When she didn’t answer, Dugasan again tried to start a conversation by letting her read the text messages he was receiving from another woman. He then seized the moment to ask for her cell phone number.

When the girl told him that she had to go home to Barangay Sto. Niño because her mother was already looking for her, Dugasan was quick to offer her a ride.

She initially declined but eventually agreed because he was persistent, and waited for a few more minutes as he went back to his office to get his service firearm.

On the way to Sto. Niño, Dugasan stopped at a fast food outlet and placed drive-through orders for both of them. From there, he drove to the parking lot of Parañaque police central station.

Inside the parked vehicle, Dugasan allegedly started kissing and touching the girl. She protested by asking: “Kailangan po ba ito? (Is this necessary?)”

At one point, the girl slapped the officer’s hand to make him stop, but Dugasan went on to touch her private parts. She said there was penetration involved.

According to the affidavit, the girl still managed to text her policeman friend while being molested, asking him to fetch her because she was already “being kissed by an old man.”

When this friend rang her up, she told Dugasan that it was her mother calling and that she needed to go home. This finally made the officer stop.

Dugasan dropped her off at Amvel, which is near the station, and gave her “P40” for her ride home. She said she went home in tears and reported the alleged abuse to her parents, who filed a complaint that same night.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Crime , minor , Parañaque City , Police , Rape , Youth

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • What has happened to Barrio Fiesta and Singing Cooks & Waiters?
  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • Marketplace