35 cops, soldiers face slay raps

NBI report: ‘Atimonan 13’ killings a rubout


“All indications point to a rubout.”

Agreeing with investigators’ findings of a summary execution, President Aquino on Wednesday ordered the filing of multiple murder charges against 35 police officers and Army soldiers over the Jan. 6 incident in Atimonan, Quezon province, that left 13 people dead.

Facing charges are Supt. Hansel Marantan, leader of the police team involved in the killings, his former immediate superior Chief Supt. James Melad, and 19 other policemen and 14 Army personnel, officials said.

Briefing reporters on the findings, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said that the probable motive for the killings was territorial rivalry between Vic Siman and Marantan involving jueteng, or illegal numbers racket, and other gambling activities in Laguna.

De Lima said Marantan was protecting a certain Ka Tita whose jueteng operations affected that of Siman’s.

The justice secretary said Siman, described as the gambling lord in the province, was also after the head of Marantan. “It was a race to get each other,” she said.

Aquino accepts findings in full

After a thorough review of the National Bureau of Investigation executive report on the incident, the President “accepted its findings in full,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

“He has directed De Lima to file the appropriate criminal and administrative charges against Hansel Marantan, James Melad and others,” she said.

The Philippine National Police officers also faced administrative charges.

“From the very beginning what the President said was, ‘We will find those responsible for this.’ If there is any culpability, we will press charges,” Valte said in a briefing.

A portion of the executive summary of the NBI report read: “Ultimately the NBI probe reached the conclusion that no shootout occurred, validating the initial result of the PNP fact-finding committee. The probe findings also showed that the victims were summarily executed and all indications point to a rubout.”

Three police officers and 10 others were killed in the alleged 20-minute gun battle at a checkpoint along a sparsely populated stretch of Maharlika Highway in Atimonan.

Marantan, leader of the team manning the checkpoint, was the only one wounded among 50 policemen and Army Special Forces troops who allegedly shot it out with the group of alleged “jueteng” operator Victor Siman, who also was killed.

Valte said the Department of Justice (DOJ) had an airtight case against the police officers, citing testimonial as well as documentary evidence.

“Many pieces of evidence were gathered by the PNP fact-finding [team] and the NBI investigation. They have eyewitness accounts, and then of course, documentary evidence,” Valte said, but declined to say if the witnesses included policemen present during the incident. “If you go through it, you will see the kind of case that the NBI and the DOJ built up.”

Diversionary tactic?

Valte quashed speculations that the announcement of the President’s action on the Atimonan incident report was meant to divert public attention from the crisis in Sabah created by the incursion of an armed group from the sultanate of Sulu.

“Some have been following up on this for some time, and we have been diligently doing so. It has no connection whatsoever with the incident and what’s in the news. For our part, we promised the public that as soon as the report had been fully reviewed, we will make the results known and we are sticking to that commitment,” she said.

Valte deferred to the PNP and the Department of the Interior and Local Government on what course of action to take against Marantan, Melad and other officers.

Aquino overwhelmed

“I will leave that to the PNP and to the DILG but the instructions of the President were to file the necessary criminal and administrative charges,” she said. “They will have an opportunity to present their side when the charges are filed.”

After getting a copy of the voluminous report from De Lima on Feb. 7, the President admitted being overwhelmed by it.

“It’s actually not that long. It’s just five inches thick. It weighs over six kilos and the briefer on it is 64 pages. It was my first time to read a book looking at the ceiling while seated at a table,” Aquino said then.

Valte said Aquino had been preoccupied with the review, among other matters, until news of the Sabah standoff broke out.

All accounted for

Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo, PNP spokesman, said the police personnel implicated were all accounted for and would be made available in the DOJ investigation.

“You can be sure that the PNP will cooperate especially in ensuring the availability of the policemen involved in this case,” Cerbo said.

He said the policemen were either under restriction or under custody. Marantan is still in the hospital.

Also to be charged in addition to Marantan and Melad are P/Senior Insp. John Paolo Carracedo, SPO1 Arturo Sarmiento, P/Supt. Ramon Balauag, P/SInsp. Timoteo Orig, SP03 Joselito De Guzman, SP01 Carlo Cataquiz, P03 Eduardo Oronan, PO2 Nelson Indal, PO2 Al Bhazar Jailani, PO1 Wryan Sardea, PO1 Rodel Talento, PChief Insp. Grant Gollod, P/Insp.Ferdinand Aguilar, P/Insp. Evaristo San Juan, PO3 Benedict Dimayuga, PO2 Ronnie Serdena, PO1 Esperidion Corpuz Jr., PO1 Bernie De Leon, and PO1 Allen Ayubo.

For the military, those to be charged are Lt. Col. Monico Abang (battalion commander of the 1st Special Forces), Capt. Erwin Macalinao (commanding officer), 1Lt. Rico Tagure, TSgt. Melanio Balauitan, Cpl. Clark Magusara, PFC Michael Franco, PFC Kirby-Tam Coronel, PFC Alvin Roque Pabon, PFC Ricky Jay Borja, PFC Melvin Lumalang, PFC Gil Gallego, Pvt. Marc Zaldy Docdoc, Pvt. Emergin Barrete and Pvt. Michard Mangao.—With a report from Dona Z. Pazzibugan

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  • AntiAko

    BRAVO! Could it be that justice is finally finding the light in the country’s justice system where the powerful and the rich can get away with anything?

  • parefrank

    Just wait. Filing cases is not yet having anyone jailed. Look at the Ampauans. 55 people killed but nobody even brought to a court.

    • Simplify1

      bawal matulog sa pansitan kasi eh…. gising na uy!


       Pare, mag-ayos ka. Nililitis na sa korte ang kaso ng mga Ampatuan. ;))))))

  • EdgarEdgar

    This is definitely a step in the right direction. But much remains to be done. The Kuratong Baleleng case started in 1995 and was dismissed with finality just a few days ago after 18 long years with no conviction. The same could happen to Atimonan Massacre. The star witnesses and their immediate families could be intimidated or bribed to recant. Life under the NBI’s witness protection program is worse than spartan. Lives are put on hold, children’s schooling delayed and livelihood non-existent. That’s the kind of life awaiting witnesses and their families. It was no wonder that the two star witnesses in Kuratong Baleleng had to seek asylum in Canada one after the other more than a decade ago. If DOJ does not take this issue seriously, this case is as good as lost.

    Meanwhile, the powerful forces protecting Marantan through the years remain unidentified. That’s the scarier part, which Mar Roxas declined to even think about when questions about it were raised in a radio interview just yesterday. If a DILG Secretary and a former VP candidate could not muster the courage to go after the bigger fish, what more for the families of Marantan’s victims. We haven’t seen the last of it. Not just yet.

  • noyab

    bakit di kasama si glen dumlao, dahil ba bata ito ni Pinky Lacson?????

    • cheryl

      Walang participation si Glenn, that’s it.

  • Chihuahua

    This is what the pnp and Afp are good at – shoot out against citizens and each, serving as praetorian guards of mobster! This is how they hone their combat skills. Are these the men the many of the bloggers in this and other Phl news forums and social medias are bragging about who are touted to face Malaysia and the Chinese?

  • karim_kiram69

    walang makukulong jan pustahan tayo one peso tamang isang libo

    • superpilipinas

      of course, kung hind maabswelto, tatakbo at magtatago.

      • cowboys2

        Tama ka dyan…..same old story.


       Magkano ang kaya mong ipusta? Call ako sa iyo. Can you walk your talk? ;))))))

    • cheryl

      Sabi ni MDLANHAM, can you walk the talk? I’ll go further, makukulong si Marantan, at least. I bet US$1,000.00 call ka pare?

  • sniper878

    Lt. Col. Monico Abang and his troops acted as back up force.  In fairness to them, they shouldn’t be included in the murder charge sheet. Marantan and his cohorts are the actors.

    • superpilipinas

      I think administratively charged lang and I think jurisdiction ng AFP at hindi DoJ.

    • Simplify1

      In conspiracy, the act of one is the act of all….

    • speaksoftlylove

       Kaya nga Lt. Abang dahil nakAbang siya.

      Sniper ka di mo alam ang kahulugan ng Abang?

      Sabagay sa ibang probinsya at ganun din siguro sa inyo, ang “sniper” ay yong nakaAbang ng truck sa kanto na punongpuno ng kargamento. Biglang akyat pagliko ng trak at hablot hanggang sa makakaya, sabay tapon sa daan, talon. at pupulutin yong mga ninakaw. Ganun ka ba ka sniper?

    • cheryl

      Abang was my colleague in the Armu Special Forces…I feel sorry for him, and I know what transpired. Mon, bok, kaya mo yan…

      • sniper878

        …don’t feel sorry, knowing him,hindi siya laksitibo. knock out puncher siya….

  • jeronimo

    please explain why one of the vehicles had a malacanang sticker….. and I’m hoping this case pushes through.

    • cheryl

      Don’t you know taht anyone can fabricate any sticker nowadyas? wanna bet? 1 case pare

  • jeronimo

    and also explain why Marantan is still in service with pending cases…

  • Angelo Ysagun

    Diversionary tactic:


    After 1 month submitting the report to the President, 
    only now you are releasing the result of the investigation?

    Today is March 7:

    ….After getting a copy of the voluminous report from De Lima on Feb. 7, the President admitted being overwhelmed by it…..

  • superpilipinas

    Eh yung mga nag-tamper ng evidence before PNP and NBI investigators came in, dapat managot din. Criminal charges din dapat dahil obstructions of justice or attempted to cover-up.

  • Simplify1

    basta nag decision agad sasabihin mo naman na “railroad”!! tsk tsk tsk

    • UrHONOR

      ANG nagsasabi nyan malamang ay kawani ng PNR! :)

  • Simplify1

    basta nag decision agad sasabihin mo naman na “railroad”!! tsk tsk tsk

  • Manuel

    Natabunan nanaman ang issue ng Sabah! .


    ALAM kung magka-iba ng circumstances ang mga kaso….pero SANA yong kaso ng mga  AMPATUAN ay ganito din kabilis ang pag-iimbistiga. Ang nakikita kong pagkakamukha ay yong RUB-OUT….parehong massacre.  Ano nga kaya ang tunay na dahilan at tila sang-libong taon na ang nakaraan ay wala pang linaw sa pagsampa ng kaso kundi na sa imbistigasyon pa din?  Ilang daang milyong dahilan kaya ang napapaloob sa kasong ito?

  • Ilving Tabios Zamora

    Now, who would fight to death their law enforcement duties and responsibilities?  The charges should be limited to those with command responsibilities,but they, too, ask the same question!

  • 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…

    • concern_filipino

       You keep on making remarks about “flip gung gongs”. So what are you? You can not even make proper comments. You are eating your own words. Ikaw ang nagmumukhang GUNG GONG sa forum na ito. Get a f…. life!!!!

    • Karabukov

      Talking about yourself?

      Don’t put yourself down. It’s not healthy.

      • bogli_anakdami

        heto pa ang isang gung gong…

        kunyari pang may sinasabi… flips don’t count for anything…

        hanggang pagnanakaw lang ang alam…

      • cheryl

        Pinoy ka ba hijo? mahiya sa sarili mo kung may bait ka pa sa sarili mo. Isa kang may problema sa utak- my last comment on your foolisheness, you don’t deserve my time hijo.

      • bogli_anakdami

        “you don’t deserve my time”…daw… ikaw tong kabit ng kabit sa kalibogan ko eh…

        akala mo kung sinong may utak… tsupeeee…


      • Karabukov

        Coming from an obvious idiot.

    • Jerry

      Anlaki ng problema mo. Kung dati kang Filipino pero sa ibang bayan na nakatira ay siguradong may mga kamag-anak ka pa sa Pinas na tinawag mong mga gunggong. Kung sa Pinas ka pa, ay isa ka sa mga gunggong. 

    • cheryl

      andami mong anak pero kulang ka sa logic hijo

  • lens335

    They think they can kill anybody. Philippines anybody humiliate you Humiliate them TOO.

  • 33Sambuang2

    marantado ihanda mo na ang tumbong mo sa bilibid. sa dinami dami mo nang pinatay hayup ka, di ka tatagal sa munti

    • cheryl

      galit na galit ka igan, puso mo, hehehehe…..ikaw ba , hindi tumagal sa munit? joke lang, agree ako sa sinabi mo- peace!

  • batangsulpok

    Sana may manyari sa kasong ito dahil halos pag sangkot ang matataas na pinuno ng PNP ay tumatagal ng 10 hanggang 20 taon gaya ng Kuratong Baleleng, Dacer-Corbito at iba pa na sa katagalan ay absuwelto rin sila.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Asan na si Glen Dumlao. congratulations!

    Madulas talaga ang kumag, Parang igat.

    Korek ba Pinky?

  • speaksoftlylove

    Kung ako lang ang kamaganak ng namasaker payag akong wag ng kasuhan lahat.

    Basta lang ilagay lahat yan sa frontline sa Sabah total mahilig din lang naman sa ratratan ang mga higad.


    nagbabangong puri

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    01. In the NBI report submitted to PNoy, it identified a certain Ka Tita who is supposed to benefit in the death of Vic Siman. Ka Tita’s jueteng operations will gain greater scope in Laguna with the elimination of her competition. As it turns out, Ka Tita is Selena “Tita” Marantan-Dinglasan. She is the elder sister of Hansel Marantan and a jueteng operator. With so much skin in the game, it comes as no surprise why Hansel Marantan had to ruthlessly kill Vic Siman and his companion, with each victim receiving multiple gunshot wounds.

    02. Since this information has now “officially” come to the knowledge of NBI, what has DILG Sec. Mar Roxas done to stop the jueteng in Laguna aside from getting in front of a TV camera?

    03. What has AMLC done to trace and freeze the ill-gotten wealth of Marantan’s elder sister, the jueteng operator?

    04. What has BIR done to go after Marantan’s elder sister and her possible tax liabilities?  

    • joe__bloggs

      money buys silence …

  • dennis

    ” President Aquino on Wednesday ordered the filing of multiple murder charges against 35 police officers and Army soldiers over the Jan. 6 incident in Atimonan, Quezon province, that left 13 people dead.”
    Napapansin ko lang,Does our government functioning as “UNILATERAL?” Parang lahat eh naka-asa na lang sa desisyon ng Presidente! Kailangan bang i-order ni Presidente Aquino pa ang mga bagay na yan or any multiple charges well in fact eh ALAM NAMAN YAN NG SUPREME COURT? My Goodness! Ang isang ECONOMIST PRESIDENT pa ang kailangang maka-isip ng ganito dahil mukhang hindi ata alam ng Lawyer sa Supreme Court or sa DoJ? Pnoy,i-deligate mo itong trabaho sa iba! “Barya-barya” lang yan kumpara sa Sabah.

  • Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

    Sana di na lang isinama yung Army Special Forces saka yung ibang low ranking na mga Pulis. Mukhang nadamay lang sila sa maling feed ng info. Sila na yung nagmagandang loob; sila pa nakasuhan. San ka naman nyan?

    Sana nga ay pinag-aralan ng husto ng DOJ-NBI panel yung voluminous documents. My heart goes to the Army Special Forces. Mga bok, pakatatag kayo; maabswelto din kayo in due time. 

    • D_BystandeR

      Sorry ka na lang. Bakit ba ganyan ang treatment mo sa kaso na ito, baka may mga kaibigan kang nadamay. They have all the leeway, time and freedom to protest and not to obey an unlawful and illegal order but they did it thinking they will be absolved for the wrong doing. ‘Yan malaking pagkamali nila dahil maraming buhay ang nadali sa kanilang kamalian. Dapat magdusa sila sa kulongan, ‘yan ang dapat sa kanila!

      • bagombong

        You are right, sometimes think twice before follow an order, kung alam mong mali ang iniutos…bakit di ka tumanggi, karangalan mo rin ang nakataya hindi nila karangalan, ngayon , kung wala kang pagpipilian, then you have the right to the truth of what happened to clear your name…you are just a low ranking police to follow orders but it seems that you are not agreed of what they did.but it seems they choice to side with there cohorts, so magdusa sila…

      • batangsulpok

        Yan ang problema sa AFP at PNP na pag mababa ang ranggo ay lagi ng follow the order kasi pag di mo sinunod ay kasuhan ka  ng insubordination o di kaya mismong mga kasamahan mo ay kantiyawan ka pa na duwag o walang bayag.  Nag-serbisyo ako ng 10 yrs. at di nakatagal kahit mataas na ang ranggo ay umalis dahil kung laging NO SIR ay pag-iinitan ka nila at kung wala kang backer , siguradong mabagal ang promotion o floating status ang assignment o di kaya ay I-assign sa field unit na di ka makauwi ng 6 months o 1 yr.

    • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       “Sana di na lang isinama yung Army Special Forces saka yung ibang low
      ranking na mga Pulis. Mukhang nadamay lang sila sa maling feed ng info.
      Sila na yung nagmagandang loob; sila pa nakasuhan. San ka naman nyan?”

      Complicit kasi sila pag

      a) nag join sila sa pag putok ng baril sa 13 na namatay.
      b) pag coverup ng pangyayari, rather than tell the alleged truth based on the findings.

      kaya dapat pag kasama ka sa ganyan, conservation of fire ka pag wala kang clear target. Army SF should know this, pero, apparently, di sinunod, kaya damay sila kahit wala silang alam sa story behind the murders.

  • Anqui

    This would be a test case how the Philippine Government exercise its obligation to protect its citizen from abusive  Police Officers and Military personnel.  There is a long history that Filipino civilians are at the mercy of those who were sworn to protect us.  We want justice and I like to see a quick resolution to jail everyone  found guilty.

  • boyod

    mahirap talaga ang magiging “Yes Man” ayon tuloy SABIT. 

  • Ronald

    pang takip sa issue ng mishandling of sabah issue

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    I’m sure not all of them will be convicted.  

    • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      if the court decides so, then let it be.

    • Pulokoy

       basta wag yung pinaka head …

  • regie

    hindi excuse dito ang ” we were just following orders” refer to art.11 par 6 of the revised penal code….any person acting on an order of a superior for a lawful purpose” ayan para majustify eh kailangan lawful order, yung utusan kang ratratin ang mga walang kalaban laban ay murder po yan kaya yan ay unlawful order…mabubulok na kayo dyan. kaya yung mga sundalo mabuti kumanta na kayo para ma witness protection kayo…

    • Loggnat

      Who will certify if the order is a lawful or unlawful during a situation where the bullets are flying, you and your buddies lives are threatened, plus the order was given by your commanding officer to fire and neutralized the threat which were supposedly the armed gunmen inside the 2 SUVs? Those soldiers are not law enforcement officers and are specifically trained to return overwhelming fire in order to neutralized the threat to them. The fault lies in the system and to the highest ranking military officers that allows their personnel to be used for law enforcement when they are not trained to do such tasks. 

  • Loggnat

    What charges will you file against the low ranking military personnel who were hauled there by their officers in charge to be with the PNP as a back-up and when bullets started flying was ordered to fire? Those that said that these soldiers  should have disobeyed the order because it was an illegal order have never been in a situation when bullets are flying. In such situation, the low ranking soldiers only knows one thing and that is in order to protect our fellow soldiers you must obey your commanding officer who you know, trust and sworn to follow their order. It is what is called ‘ the fogs of war’, your focus and knowledge is limited to protect your buddy’s 6 in the process of destroying the threat which in those soldiers case were the armed group in those two SUVs.

    • CheapJ

      All they have to do is to tell what really transpired. They were given the chance to speak up but they chose to keep silent instead.

      • Loggnat

        There was no mention of that information in any of the articles that I read in which my post are written. Easy solution for that is to get all those military personnel together and have their commander in chief to order them to tell the truth on what transpire in the incident thru skype or something similar. They have to follow his order or be charge with disobeying a lawful order from superior officer if they still kept their mouth shut or try to tell lies about the incident.

  • tita_cacayan

    next time ,no police or soldiers will chase criminals or apprehend criminals . crime will rise ,jueteng gun for hire ,drugs ,they are protected by law ,while police can be killed 

  • boypalaban

    kasuhan lang mga opisyal…sila lang ang may direktang kinalaman sa rubout na yan…
    yung mga ipinuwesto para bumaril, malamang hindi kilala kung sino talaga ang target…

  • Maldi2

    Very correct, smokescreen tactics.  Every time the Palace is in trouble, they  come-up with so many other issues that would tend to divert the public.  What a dumb and pathetic government!

    • Arvin

      Sure oi…..binayaran ka ano……this issue has been waited to come out since this is a high profile case of high ranking officers….wala tayong pakiaalam sa kiram na iyan…

  • impending_raptor

    Lets see how you can wiggle your way  out on this  Maratrat este Marantan. Masyado ka ng maraming napatay na inosenteng tao.

  • bogli_anakdami

    pinatay ni ampatuan eh 58, wala pang kaso hanggang ngayon… eto pa kayang 13 lang ang pinatay…

    hay naku, mga flip gung gongs, kayo’y tumahimik jan sa sulok…

    magaling lang kayo sa pagnanakaw… gung gong…

    • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       “pinatay ni ampatuan eh 58, wala pang kaso hanggang ngayo”

      boss, naka file na po, dinidinig na rin po sa korte.

      • Pulokoy

        LOL, I wonder if this one lives on planet earth

      • bogli_anakdami

        you have to stop snorting cheapo rugby to clear up your kukote….

        gung gong…

      • Marcela

        kawawa ka naman bogli, you don’t seem to understand how the justice system works in a democracy. much as i also don’t like the slow pace of the system, am pretty sure that the ampatuans will pay a dear price for what they did. if you keep on whining how slow our present gov’t works, no one is stopping you to live in iran/syria/north korea. make a choice, it’s your ballgame!

      • bogli_anakdami

        to start, flipland is not a democracy…flipland has a bastardize form of democrazy…

        wawa ka naman… “no one is stopping you to live in iran blah blah”… saan mo naman napulot yan?… gung gong…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo


        ‘flipland’ is not the ‘båstard’ in this thread. Its the one who ignores reading the news, and antagonizes people who believe otherwise.

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        ahahaha, you can say that again.

      • bogli_anakdami

        you two get a room… doon kayo magchupaan…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        so, pag hindi na maka sabay sa usapan, mang iinsulto na.


        next time don’t join the forum kung masyado kang balat sibuyas. rather, have a point then defend it.

      • bogli_anakdami

        ay sus ginoo… how long did it take to take action… “dinidinig” is a non starter…

        kc, mga flip supremo abugagos/abugago supremos eh naghihintay ng malaking kotongs to make the case a priority…

        ampatuans are well connected… di ninyo kayang tibagin sya…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        The oxen is slow, but the earth is patient, grasshopper.

        The law is slow, but it turns.

      • bogli_anakdami

        more like it wobbles… it moves at the glacier’s speed…

        akin to the dicktator makoys’ atrocities… first and second generations of murdering marcoses back in power while the victims were/are…. hayun, nakatunganga pa rin… wala paring resulta…

        hay naku, flips puro kayo gung gongs…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Tama sinabi ni @Jhun Santos.

      • bogli_anakdami

        that “i fthis one lives on planet earth”???.. i do, unfortunately…

        while jhun gong santos lives in an alternate plane… magsama kayong mga gung gongs doon…

        yun lang…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “pinatay ni ampatuan eh 58, wala pang kaso hanggang ngayon…”


        ay oo, tama ka.

        satisfied? ahahahahaha

      • Rizal

        natawa talaga ako dito… Pang Headline sa broadsheet. hanep!

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        What can I say, sometimes you have to poke the !diot with a stick to see if it is still breathing.


    • Arvin

      Sure Oi….pls read the news paper nasa court na at nag hearing na…..magbasa nn mabuti hindi puro dada….

      • bogli_anakdami

        it has been how long???

        and, you are contented/satisfied with that crap???

        gung gongs…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Some people are just ignorant.

      • bogli_anakdami

        and in flipland’s case… the 99% majority are ignoramus…

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        If you say so.

        Problem is, nobody believes you.

        “pinatay ni ampatuan eh 58, wala pang kaso hanggang ngayon…”

        nobody believes in what you say.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Dapat nira-rubout na din ang mga pulis at sundalo tiwali na tulad ng mga ito para hindi na dumami!

  • CustomsNeighbor

    Isa pang kaso na dapat harapin ni Maratrat e “frustrated homicide” or “frustrated murder” …. pinagtangkaan nyang patayin ang kanyang sarili sa pamamagitan ng pagbaril sa kanyang kamay at binti….para lang lumabas na may putukang nangyari….

  • blindfold2

    if really that is what is in the report of the investigators so be it that they should be charge but spare the rank and file who are just following orders na wala naman ka-alam-alam sa mga nangyayari … mga officers lang kawawa naman yung mga rank and file na naututusan lang na pumunta doon…

    • tarikan

      Yun nga rin ang pinuputok ng botse ni Pink Lacson. Napag-utusan laang (Kuratong Baleleng, Dacer/Corbito & Bintain) sya tapos sya pa ang kinasuhan. Si tibigots pakuyakuyakoy laang. Siya (tibigots) halimbawa ang nakipag-away kay Dacer eh si Pink wala naman galit ky B.D. Sa Kuratong naman siya (tibigots) ang init na init sa grupo. Sa katunayan sinabi nya sa interview na “Kuratong Baleleng deserved to be “exterminated” (ano anay?), annihilated pede pa. Kay Bintain…hmmm alam na ng lahat kahit si Manay Manoling alam nya.

  • basyong

    bakit yung nagplano ng oplan hindi kasama? si glenn dumlao na katulad ni pinky na nagtago sa US pero nabuking kaya dineport pabalik

  • Rednaxela VD

    No thanks to De Lima, now you have new policemen-rogues and sodlier-rogues in the making.

    In every organization there is an attack dog.  And in PNP, that guy is Marantan.  Too bad he does not know how to make a clean kill.

  • drunken_master

    nasa ospital pa rin si Marantan para sa dalawang maliit na sugat??? huwaw!

  • RomyLitz

    Now the hoodlums , thieves and murderers in uniforms are exposed. There are more than 67 provinces in the Philippines and each provinces have policemen and military officers doing exactly what these 35 were doing. So, overall, the job is just 1.33% finished and still a long long way to go.

  • Fulpol

    kung rub-out, rub-out..

    huwag ng mag-speculate kung ano ano na dahilan gaya sa jueteng kung wala naman mapaipakitang connection sa jueteng..

    talagang hindi maayos magsalita tong si De Lima, mana sa amo…

    • tarikan

      Fulps nandyan ka na naman. Kung rub-out, rub-out…wala na bang motive? How moronic could U be, Fulps. Mag-ma-massacre ka ng 13 katao ni walang motive? When the hearing starts, jueteng turf rivalry would be one of the motives the prosecution would present. 

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        motive would just be icing on the cake.

  • Fulpol

    ang motto nila ngayon ay: “watch your back”..

    hindi na, to protect and to serve…. LOL

    • butchred

       Brad hindi na yan ang motto…”TO PROTECT and TO COLLECT”

  • Ike

    And how come Glenn Dumlao is not included in list of those who are charged???? He is one of the signatories in Coplan Armado!!!

    • batangsulpok

      Bata yan ni Lacson kaya kung kakasuhan ay siguradong absuwelto na naman.

      • tarikan

        Bata ni Pink L. si Dumlao kaya kung kakasuhan eh baka kumanta tungkol sa Dacer/Corbito. Alam ko maganda pa naman ang boses ni Dumlao hehe.

  • Yanong_OFW

    Ano pang hinintay nyo mga kakasuhan..punta na kayo sa Sabah..

  • zeroko

    For once justice is getting closer to what it should be. May your tribes spread out in the Philippines.

  • Mananandata69

    baka naman matulad ito sa kaso ni Sen. lacson sa kuratong baleleng. Rubout daw un pero heto at abswelto si lacson. Pagdating ng panahon(aiza) after so many trials, abwswelto rin para si marantan.worse, baka tumakbo pa ito for public office sa 2016. sana murder nga ang offense para non bailable.

    • tarikan

      I don’t think so. Si Marantan hindi kasing galing ni Pink Lacson manggapang ng kaso sa RTC or sa CA. But why not? Ang ibang judges naman ay ok if the price is right, di ba? Sa Pinas pa, naku, pera pera laang.

    • Archie B

      bukas-makalawa, mababalitaan na lang na tsugi na si Marantan. mahirap na at baka bumaligtad at biglang ikanta sila boss.

  • LucasPacascas

    BINGO! End of the road Kernel Marantan. Nakarma ka din. Hingi ka ng financial assistance kay Tita Dinglasan pampabayad mo sa abogado. Siya naman ang patron mo e kaya kinalawit no si Vic Siman. Multiple murder ang haharapin mo.

  • F**kinMO

    Mr. President good job, on throwing the book at them (police scalawag), we’ll lock them up where the sun doesn’t shine and throw the key away.

  • XY ZEE

    Blame the small Fry, as usual.
    What about Glen Dumlao and ES Ochoa’s involvement?
    Don’t they at least deserve to be investigated rather than the blanket absolution in the report?

    • Ike

      As one of the signatories of Coplan Armado, Dumlao should be included in the Charge list. Nakakarami na ang isang ito. Lumusot na nga sya sa Kuratong Baleleng, Nakalusot rin sya sa Dacer/Corbito tapos palulusutin na naman nila dito.

      • Archie B

        ang kinagulat ng marami, si Dumlao ay balik serbisyo. bagay na nalaman lang nung sumablay ang operation na iyan.

        at yun nga lang, bakit hindi kasama si Ochoa at Dumlao sa investigation?

        sacrifice lambs yung mga binabanggit sa article.

      • Ike

        Be preapared for more surprises!! Michael Ray Aquino is applying to be reinstated to PNP again. Kasalukuyang ginagapang na ito ni Pinky at magugulat na lang ang bayan na kasabwat na naman ito sa isang palpakoplan.

  • Ari Putan

    …and charges of TREASON vs aquino will be out soon….


    Sana tangalin na rin sila sa pwesto.. di lang transfer or 3 months vacation

  • Jhhayme

    Still to be wish yan. bakit kamo dadaan pa yan sa Preliminary investigation at titignan if may probable cause and if the chrages of Multiple murder is appropriate. They the PNP, Soco, PAF will have to counter the charges by submitting or presenting evidences. ..Then the prosecutor will file the charges, meanwhile the accused persons can file several motions to delay the procedures..

  • sagbotgamot

    Thumbs up for PNOY – Atimonan case.
    Thumbs down for PNOY – Sabah case.

    • niceguy60

      I agree. Atimonan case good job. Sabah case NOT good job.

    • Lucky Luciano

       2 Thumbs up for you.

    • nakatutok

      THUMBS DOWN for the Luneta Hostage Crisis….

  • filipinaskoh

    To president PNOY!

    • Reign


  • watsupdoc

    Delima presented the report to P-noy Feb 7 with a brief consisting of 64 pages.  Jeez it took the President to read an average of 2 pages a day to finally come out with his decision?  This is an example of the meaning of the word “Noynoying”.  Yes he must be busy threatening the Sultan and asking his followers to “surrender” and blaming without evidence people of GMA, Misuari, Gonzalez and even his relatives like Ting Ting Cojuangco and husband of conspiracy.  Yet he cannot immediately read 64 pages on the topic the national papers were blaring about.

    • Ghost

      Read again. It says 5 inches thick with a briefer of 64 pages. Of course it didnt say if he only read the briefer or the whole 5-inch report. Whichever, reading a report is very much different from reading a novel, especially with a possible grave consequence if anything is misinterpreted.

    • makaryo1983

      64 pages po ang briefer but the whole report is 5 inches thick and weighs 2 kilos (according sa report dito)..kaya sana naman, basahin din po muna ng mabuti ang article bago magkomento..peace :)

    • Komen To

      Next time, run for president and I’ll vote you, hehehe, you moron

      • watsupdoc

         You think, act like your President.  Very slow thinker.  Very slow reader.  64 pages took him 30 days to read.  Who is the real moron?  I think it’s you because you voted for him who has near  zero record while in Congress and the Senate.

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

         the ‘report brief’ is 64 pages. The entire detailed report is 5 inch thick.

        This is not a book that you read once then flip over. You need to digest all the facts and check whether each paragraph supports the facts. Discerning which are real facts, which are opinions. Not only that, but if the facts presented are in fact there on the appendices,…


    Don’t get me wrong I like PNOY but he’s always talking about people going to Prison but nobody ever go’s. Or is everyone in line to go.  lol

  • Albin

    Pang divert ng attention from Sabah.

    • Danny

       Hindi na lang sana inasikaso ano, para walang diversion. Ganun ba yun?

  • Lucky Luciano

    Maran tanan tanan tanan tanan tanan tanaaaaan tanananan.

    Creation of Suspect Protection Program is in order, for Hansel, against the breadcrumb sweepers.

  • noypinga

    That’s my president! Astig!

    • nakatutok

      yes,,that’s my OJT President….

  • nieron

    I do hope each of the charged police and military officers will be given commensurate penalty if ever they’l be convicted. And Marantan for sure shall enjoy the longest stay in Penitentiary if not rot in Jail for his arrogance and “killing Spree Style” just for his personal ambition to be PROMOTED. Moreover his giving protection to his Kin in their Illegal Jueteng made him to abuse his authority in exchange for MONEY and POWER.

    The Government should really stand firm and let us hope that the airtight case is really a vacuum.

    The Filipino people knows that there is a lot of this kind in the Philippines, I hope they will be stopped and put those crooks in uniform to jail in no time.  

  • Eric

    ang mga kawawang PO1 at PFC..tsk tsk tsk..ganyan talaga ang buhay nadamay kayo sa mga siraulo nyong opisyales..

    • Komen To

      They can turn state witnesses as de Lima said,mthey are least guilty. But they opted to tell lies

  • Simon Ward

    Marantan’s not still in St. Luke’s, is he??? Tell me he’s transferred to the PNP General Hospital. Investigators were already questioning who was footing his bills back in mid-January. A two-month stay in St. Luke’s would be beyond the reach of a mere mortal. I’m not just talking the room rates, but all the add-ons common to any private hospital here.

    • Komen To

      A jueteng area boss can afford that, how much more for a protector/owner?

    • billijo

      That is his pillow under the sheets.  He is probably over seas ,after all this is silly  Philippines police.

  • Archie B

    35 cops, soldiers face slay raps  <<< sacrifice lambs ng mga big bosses. remember na ang operation na ito ay alam ng mga taga Malacanan. hindi nga daw approve but ALAM ng Malacanan. :)

  • makaryo1983

    papaano na ang pamilya ng mga sumunod lamang sa utos ng nasa itaas?nagtatanong lang po

    • Archie B

      very good compensation package and benefits. akuin lang ang kasalanan nila boss.

      yun nga lang…in danger na ang mga buhay ng 35 na iyan.

  • makaryo1983

    naalala ko ang naging komento ng tagapag-salita ng palasyo na lehitimong operasyon ang naganap..nasaan na kaya siya?

    • nakatutok

      andun sa sulok..kinakagat kuko niya sa paa….

  • Komen To

    I hope this drama ends before election, people who need to be jailed be jailed, no one disappearing like a senator

  • disqusted0fu

    Suddenly Pnoy is moving. He met with the bishops to talk about different issues which he should’ve done before and now he finally finished studying the report on the Atimonan killings which also should’ve been done before. He is just so desperate to draw the attention away from the crisis in Sabah that he is forced to act on things that he didn’t want to act on before.

  • frudo

    ang tanong makukulong ba sila or mananagot   baka puro imbestiga lang yan tapos NGANGA  na

    • Jhhayme

      baka magbago yan if pakingan niya si LAdy Panfila..Sinabi na niya di siya sangayon sa NBI investigation at kasuhan mga pulis at militar, bababa daw moral…Di ako magtaka makikinig siya ..He usually does listen to the wrong people


    The report is 5 inches thick. 4.9 inches of it are printed photos. Penoy must be giggling to the bones in starring at dead bodies and macho soldiers. No wonder her eyeballs rolled up the ceiling with ecstatic delight. She read it over and over again …….. weeeeee……>>>>>>>>>

    • billijo

      Pnoy is not a her but a him.   Pnoy is not a she but a he. THAT IS UNLESS YOUARE IMPLYING THAT PNOY IS GAY? LOL

  • Alisto Juan

    Ang tagal naman ng recomendasyon, lalo na siguro sa pag file ng kaso, maraming mamamaatay na witness hindi pa mafile yung kaso. . May kapit yan si Marantan sa taas kaya matapos na lang ang term ni nPNoy hindi uusad yan. . 

  • doublecross

    abay tultukan na yan….

  • Jols – batman Robin

    kawawa talaga ung mga nasa mababang position dyan…. sabi pa ng mga bigboss.. obey first b4 u complain…. ung iba din wait until u become….maganda lng ang mga salita n ito kung d ka pababayaan ng bigboss mo…. d kaya ma demoralized ang mga nakasuhan d2…

  • Toni

    fast forward…. 8-10 yrs after… everything is forgotten.. verdict is not guilty… case closed… just like the kuratong case.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Kapag hindi bumaril ang kalaban wag mong tadtarin ng bala. Kaya ka nakasuhan dahil isa kang mangmang. Yun nga lamang, kasalanan ba ang maging tanga?

  • JasonBieber

    Seems like a diversionary tactic to the Sabah issue. This case was obvious from the get-go and it all started because PNoy failed to monitor and improve the procedures being undertaken by the PNP plus he failed to stop jueteng which was at the root of the ambush.

  • bogli_anakdami

    a suggestion to flip gung gongs >>> send the super cops and soljers to sabah…

    if they succeed in their mission, they’d be HEROES in the eyes of the BANGSAMORONS (silent n)… sultan muklo gunggong kiram will give ‘em half of his harem… (yung mga beterano, syempre… not the don selyas)

    yun lang… 

  • nakatutok

    pustahan tayo ma_PROMOTE pa yan si Marantan???

  • julymorning


  • billijo

    What about the man that hired these killier?

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