NBI report: Elimination of Siman forces would benefit Marantan
Following are quotes from the National Bureau of Investigation report on its probe of the Atimonan incident:
“The posture of Supt. Marantan as PNP officer, ‘dreaded and feared by hoodlums’ and as the protector of Ka Tita, may have sent strong and disturbing signals to Vic Siman. Supt. Marantan is closely associated with Ka Tita for several personal reasons. In fact he is fondly called ‘Bunso’ by Ka Tita and her live-in partner Ka Ogie, a retired police officer from the WPD.
“Several recorded incidents support this observation. In fact the killing of Nestor Pera Banog Jr., Alwin Magbujos Baldeo, David Mark Sanding Basa and Jose Sonny Bruel Mendoza last Nov. 12, 2012, in Calamba, Laguna, clearly manifested the counter action taken by Supt. Marantan against Vic Siman and his group under the so-called ‘Coplan Armado.’ The elimination or reduction of the forces of Vic Siman would benefit Supt. Marantan on two (2) fronts: First, the territorial landscape under the control of Ka Tita would increase including her collections; cabos/collectors of Vic Siman would transfer to Ka Tita; second, the operation that would eventually eliminate armed men and/or gun for hire personalities under the umbrella of Vic Siman would add feathers to the cap of Supt. Marantan as a no nonsense police officer out to eliminate notorious criminals in the province of Laguna.”–NBI probe report
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
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