Cops in Quezon ‘rubout’ still enjoy privileges but…

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A member of the NBI fornensic team examines one of the bullet riddled SUV at the Municipal Police Station in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were killed in an alleged ‘shootout’ with police and military at a checkpoint last January 6.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines—Police officers tagged in the Atimonan, Quezon “rubout” are still to enjoy some privileges given to officers under restrictive custody until the criminal charges that were approved by President Benigno Aquino III are formally filed in court, a Philippine National Police spokesman said.

Senior Superintendent Ramon Apolinario, deputy chief for administration of PNP’s Headquarters Support Service, said that except for Chief Superintendent James Melad, the 20 other police officers allegedly involved in the incident remained under restrictive custody at Camp Crame’s Kiangan Hall, and can still go out of the billeting center, provided that they will be escorted.

Apolinario also said the officers were still allowed to use their cell phones to communicate with their family and friends.

“They’re not yet detainees as there are no charges filed against them as of now. So . . . they will enjoy some privileges,” Apolinario said, adding that their families and friends are allowed to visit them, especially during weekends.

Further, the officers are also allowed to go out of Kiangan, or even Camp Crame, on the condition that they make a request through writing and will be provided with security escorts.

He said they would wait for a court order declaring the officers as detainees before additional security measures are implemented

As to the case of Superintendent Hansel Marantan who was confined inside PNP General Hospital, Apolinario said few additional police officers were sent to guard him.

Apolinario also said that they are now coordinating with the Health Service for the rescheduling of Marantan’s operation following his denied request to leave for St. Luke’s due to the insufficient time to prepare his security requirements.

“As much as possible, even at least three days in advance,” he said, noting that Marantan’s request was sent just a day before his scheduled travel to St. Luke’s.

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.

Aside from 21 PNP officers, 14 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines involved in the incident are facing criminal charges.

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  • basyong

    rubout na nga yung biktima rubout pa rin yung mga pumatay.isama si glenn dumlao diyan sa kaso!!!!!!

    • BOYPDAF

      At si Ochoa..for giving 100k installment..lol

  • bogli_anakdami

    bwi hi hi hi hi hi pwi!

    hay naku, mga flip gung gongs talaga, oo…

    ano ba yan?

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

    YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW

  • kismaytami

    Naninilaw na rin ba si Marantan?

  • $20722540

    meron pang security escorts ang galing galing naman nitong mga rub-out experts na ito. dapat yan ang mag pinapadala sa sabah para salubungin yong mga F18s

  • julymorning

    ANG TINDI NI MARANTAN, MILYONARYO BA ITO AT PA ST. LUKE ST LUKE PA? MADAMI NA DI SEGURO ITONG KINITA SA KANYANG MGA ILEGAL NA NEGOSYO O NAKULIMBAT SA PINUPUSLIT NILANG MGA DROGA.

    HOY ABNOY, SANA GAMITIN MO UTAK MO, BITAYIN O NA LAHAT ANG MGA WALANG SILBING MGA KOTONG COPS NA IRE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWDQ6P2QWTMUDNAVU3O5O6PLPI Paulapaula

    Magkano na ba sweldo ng mga police officials ngayon? parang hindi naman mo-mroblema sa hospital bills..hehehe 

  • JasonBieber

    So these cops involved in the corrupt activities, can do what they did and still enjoy some privileges?? Are all these cops also part of PNoy’s KKK coz doing wrong and still enjoying privileges are only benefits of PNoy KKK’s.

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