PNP welcomes criminal charges vs police officers

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police said Wednesday that it welcomes President Benigno Aquino III’s approval of the criminal charges to be filed against several of its men and other military officers Wednesday in connection with the Atimonan incident in Quezon that led to the death of several men.

“As an investigator myself, the NBI findings is no longer a surprise, having personally observed glaring violations of the police operational procedures since Day One,” PNP chief, Director General Alan Purisima said following cases of multiple murder filed against 21 PNP officers, along with 14 other members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Chief Superintendent James Melad and Superintendent Hansel Marantan are among those charged criminally.

Marantan was the ground commander of the police team at a checkpoint along Maharlika Highway in Atimonan, where three police officers and 10 others were killed.

“Today, I would like to report that they are all accounted for,” Purisima said of the availability of all PNP personnel involved.

He said the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation complimented the result of PNP’s investigation on the matter that have earlier resulted to the recommendation for the filing of administrative charges against those allegedly involved.

“Let this incident then serve as a lesson for the men and women of the Philippine National Police to properly observe Police Operational Procedures in the performance of duty of serving and protecting the people.

“Over the years, the Philippine National Police has crafted enough guidelines to make sure that all its personnel perform their job the way a professional police officer is expected to do,” Purisima said.

Besides Melad and Maranta, others to be charged criminally are Senior Inspector John Paolo Carracedo, Senior Police Officer 1 Arturo Sarmiento, Superintendent Ramon Balauag, Senior Inspector Timoteo Orig, Senior Police Officer 3 Joselito De Guzman, Senior Police Officer 1 Carlo Cataquiz, Police Officer 3 Eduardo Oronan, PO2 Nelson Indal, PO2 Al Bhazar Jailani, PO1 Wryan Sardea, PO1 Rodel Talento, PCI Grant Gollod, Inspectors Ferdinand Aguilar, Evaristo San Juan, PO3 Benedict Dimayuga, PO2 Ronnie Serdena, PO1 Esperidion Corpuz Jr., PO1 Bernie De Leon and PO1 Allen Ayubo.

AFP personnel to be charged, on the other hand, are Lieutenant Colonel Monico Abang, the Battalion Commander, Captain Erwin Macalinao, 1Lieutenant Rico Tagure, Technical Sergeant Melanio Balauitan, Cpl. Clark Magusara, Private First Class Michael Franco, PFC Kirby-Tam Coronel, PFC Alvin Roque Pabon, PFC Ricky Jay Borja, PFC Melvin Lumalang, PFC Gil Gallego, Private Marc Zaldy Docdoc, PVT. Emergin Barrete and PVT. Michard Manago.

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  • 123pinoy_ako

    Ikulong na lahat yang mga yan para matahimik na din ang mga pamilya ng mga namatayan. Good job NBI. Justice for all the victims who were mercilessly killed by Maranantans group.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    ang kapulisan kaya ang yayari sa malaysian embassy?

    considering ang performance nyan. si marantan dapat ma-assign sa malaysian embassy para makaganti sina kiram.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PYGLPYCIHV4RRCYCRWR5XNGJ6Y Sarrah

     REAP WHAT YOU SOW…

  • tata_boy

    Sa wakas nakapiring ng muli si Lady Justice.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    kasalanan ni GMA yan…. noy2.

  • regie

    murder through and through….bulok sa kulungan ang mga ito….puro aggravating circumstances…superior force, premeditated, in band, treachery, nighttime, uninhabited place, wag kalimutan yung truck na hinarang use of motor vehicle, and etc. etc… mukhang justice has finally catch up with marantan…sir you might need a milagro para makalusot ka….de lima and NBI kudos to you…and general melad mukhang ala po kayong lusot dito pinakamababa niyo po dito eh accomplice….and by the way upon findings of a probable cause marantan goes to jail without bail…talking about what goes around comes around….of course this is only my opinion i might be wrong too….

  • EdgarEdgar

    PNP Chief Purisima to the public:

    “PNP welcomes criminal charges against police officers. But we do not guarantee the safety of the key witnesses and their families. We most certainly cannot guarantee what will happen to the case 18 years from now, which is by far the benchmark set by Kuratong Baleleng. So help you God.”

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

    sana may natutunan kayo sa mga pagkakamali niyo at sa susunod kung gagawa kayo ng kahalintulad na kalokohan, para maging kapani-paniwala ay kunin niyo ang serbisyo ng mga batikang actors at scripwriters.

    ang dami pa dyan, retired na nga lang ang iba.

  • Albert Einstien

    congrats to doj de lima..for not FAILING the PUBLIC expectation..however …what we are WAITING is WHO are the KKK behind these TWO JUETENG & CRIMINAL GROUPS…who gave them the PALACE STICKER & WHO is the PERSON/s   they are reporting or giving payola in the palace…why the BLAME is only up to MELAD & MARANTAN ?…those who signed the ORDER to implement it….

    I have also RESERVATIONS as to the CRIMINAL PARTCIPATON on the AFP personnel who were ONLY FOLLOWING PROTOCOL & LAWFUL order…

    i give doj delima a GRADE of 80..for finding the RUB-OUT angle….for this job almost well done …  :   >  )

  • superlucky2

    Pakulong mo agad ang mga bata mong criminals Purisima…Dahil sa Munti ang mga criminals.

  • doublecross

    ikaw purisima…alisin muna sa police rolls na yan, para kang walang bayag!

  • doublecross

    di ka bagay sa chief, wala ka pang pipakitang gilas. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Pwede bang magtanong? Sino-sino po ba ang mga sakay ng suv? Sila po ba ay pangkaraniwang masunuring mamayan? Ang alam ko ay wala yatang matino doon sa mga namatay… At saka ang operation ay may basbas ng pamunuan ng pulis. Bakit parang kinampihan pa yung mga napatay na mga kriminal na myembro ng mga sidikato sa gun for hire, carnapping at illegal gambling? Hindi ayos…

    • batangsulpok

      Dapat mong tandaan na lahat ng tao keso may kasalanan o wala ay  innocent unless proven guilty, di yun raratratin kaagad ng walang kalaban-laban.  Maaaring namihasa si Marantan dahil marami na siyang insidenteng patay na ang tao ay pinagbabaril pa pati yun mag-amang nadamay na hanggang ngayon ay wala pang justice, kung saiyong pamilya mangyari yan, anong gagawin mo?

  • kontra_boohaya

    Historically, sa bagal ng agos ng hustisiya baka magretirong pang de bituin sina Melad, Marantan at iba pa.  I assign lang sila sa Pampanga, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija at sa mga lugar na talamak ang jueteng e absuelto mga yan basa tuloy ang “delivery of goods” kay bosing!

  • bogli_anakdami

    hay naku, heto na naman ang mga flip gung gongs…

    kunyari lang yan… wala namang mangyayari jan sa kaso…

    mga flips eh gung gongs na, tinatanga pa ninyo ng husto…

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