Ex-police officer in Dacer-Corbito slay escapes with guards’ help

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Cezar Mancao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former police officer Cesar Mancao has escaped from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Thursday.

De Lima said Mancao, one of the accused in the killings of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito, was scheduled to be turned over to the Manila City Jail Thursday morning.

Dacer was a publicist whose clients involved public figures in the government. He and his driver were abducted on Roxas Boulevard in 2001. Their charred bodies were found in Cavite.

“Nalaman nya siguro [na he will be transferred] so he escaped (Perhaps he got wind that he will be transferred…),” De Lima told reporters.

She said initial investigation showed that there were two NBI guards who helped him escape.

Mancao was a former intelligence officer of the Philippine National Police who, along with Michael Ray Aquino, has been charged with two counts of murder for the death of Dacer and Corbito in 2001.

He escaped to the United States and extradited to the country in 2009.

Mancao was admitted as government’s witness against then principal accused Senator Panfilo Lacson. However, he remains as one of the accused.

In the lower court, accused Senior Police Officer 4 Marino Soberano, SPO3 Jose Escalante, and SPO3 Mauro Torres through their lawyer Dante David asked the Manila Court to transfer Mancao to the City Jail where his clients and 21 others are detained.

Lawyer Dante David, in his motion, said Mancao should be considered as an ordinary inmate.

David said the Constitution provides for equality, therefore no special treatment should be accorded to him.

The Court of Appeals branded Mancao’s testimony as inconsistent prompting them to drop the two counts of murder against Lacson.

Then, the Manila Court ordered Mancao’s transfer to City Jail.

 

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  • patriotic_act

    hmmm who paid the due?

  • Simon Ward

    “Nalaman nya siguro yun so he escaped.” De Lima makes it sound so easy, like it could have been predicted :) It doesn’t say much for her faith in NBI security.

    • NAGMAMARUNONG

      di ba MAG-UYAB silang dalawa ? kaya at siempre alam.

  • TedBaker

    Loser!

  • speedstream2

    Even the custodial unit of the country’s supposedly top law enforcement agency is as porous as the regular jails? Btw, will it matter much if one more is added to the list of high-profile fugitives?

  • kilabot

    dapat lang.
    congrats, mancao!
    kung ang mga kasamahan nya sina
    lacson, aquino, dumlao, atbp.
    ay abswelto na, naiwan sya bilang sakripisyo.
    ngayong nasa labas kana cesar,
    balikan mo yung umipit sa yo
    lalo na mga masterminds.

    • david

      engot kc si mancao. sumanib sa mas demonyo pa sa kanya kaya ayan napala nya, napag iwanan sya

  • $4612959

    Sinusunod lang niya ang footsteps ni Pingky Lacson that some people are above the law.

    • catmanjohn

      The scum bag Mancao is probably hiding in one of Estrada’s mistress’s homes.

  • ManongBloggerDotCom

    here we go

    so whats the government up to now?

    looks like they are cooking something and they use this issue as a diversion

  • Nanci Binay

    She said initial investigation showed that there were two NBI guards who helped him escape.–
    sinasabi pa ni De Lima ang bagay na alam na nating lahat.

  • penoy2012

    Hindi tumakas ‘yan. Aski nyo si Pinky kung saan nila binyahe ‘yan.

  • ohmypinas

    yan ang naa-achieved ng mga taong nagpapagamit sa mga arroyo….. takbo hanggang may lupa….

    yung boston terrorist na nabaril sa ulo, sa leeg, sa paa for only few days lang na-confined sa hospital at ngayon na-transfer na agad sa maximum security prison…. while si gloria naka-hospital arrest pa rin hanggang ngayon dahil lang sa stiff neck….. onli in the pilipins….

    • bangkoker

      Am with you….it seems that here in the Philippines hospital is the rest house of the ALLIGATORS OF THE GOVERNEMENT to escape prison cell!

  • http://twitter.com/dandavice danny

    I wont be surprised if Alan Cayetano starts blaming Loren Legarda for this mess too..

  • Almighty

    Susunod niyan is “Mancao for Senator.” Napatunayan niya ang kabulukan ng systema ng bayan, pinatotohanan ang Kabobohan ng mga kasalukuyang nanunungkulan.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      gusto mo ba sisihin ang mamamayan pag bulok ang pinili nila? O ikaw ang bulok. Democracy resides in the people.

      • Almighty

        Mamamayan ba ang naghahalal sa nanunungkulan sa NBI? Kelan naganap election? Bumalik ka na muna sa sesame street Ernie, gayahin mo si Bigbird, may imaginary friend, si Mr. Snuffleupagus.

        zip it.

      • dodong1

        ganyan yan si ernie, kasi hindi nya nabiyak si miss piggy…naunahan siya ni kermit the frog. he he he he

  • Cerise David

    Yung dalawang guards, ‘escaped’ din ba? Requesting INQ for a followup report on how the heck someone just escapes like that from NBI Custody.

    • Pio Gante

      that goes to say, nothing’s impossible

  • UrHONOR

    MALILINTIKAN si Panfy nyan!

  • fromuniversityofthephilippines

    A backgrounder of this story, a news clip on Cezar Mancao and his co-accused from 5 months ago, can be viewed by typing in your url bar: marichu wordpress

  • berong es

    dati: pag may nagawang krimen at makukulong ganito ang nasa isip….”hahanap ako ng magaling na abogado na magpapawalang sala sa akin”

    ngayon:pag may nagawang krimen at makukulong ganito ang nasa isip….”aalamin ko kung sino ang guard na magpapatakas sa akin”

  • Joe_in_Bikol

    Surprise!!!(???)

  • Pio Gante

    bakit, sa tingin nyo ba out of the blue lang decision nya na umigtad? eh yung 5 most wanted nga di makalawit tapos eto dumagdag pa si cesar mas lalo tuloy mahihirapan ang ‘magigiting’ nating alagad ng batas;))

    more or less 25 years ago, oplan manhunt was initiated to capture wanted communists and coup plotters against tita cory . several police and military units were tasked to concentrate and arrest 1 target personality each. some were successful but on others pinera lang ng case officers ang pondo which at that time is quite big. if ma’am evna is still around, she knows what happened, hapon also knows it, yung isang hinanap sa banahaw hanggang sa natigok di nasakote dahil puro false leads lang ang nakuha sa mga binayarang tao.

    welcome to club mr. c., i hope you lay low for a while, stay out of the radar and enjoy the freedom while you can.

  • sk2tk

    NBI eh parang PNP na din yan. baka nga now mas BULOK pa at CORRUPT sa PNP yan. Sosyal lng ang tawag na NBI, pero ang daming DRUG ADDICT sa mga yan..

  • John Sulayman

    Pathetic is our police and anti-crime force.

  • dodong1

    sigaw nung guard NBI ( NAKAWALA BILANGGO IDIOT..)

  • bullcrap

    Hansel Marantan is next to escape. I expect to see this breaking news in the near future. tsk tsk!

  • southernsons

    I think it’s because of this brotherhood(guardians/mason/ etc.) thing kaya pinatakas.

  • regd

    Kasalanan na naman ni PNoy?

  • Fulpol

    Mancao the only alleged suspect get jailed by NBI???

    kawawang Mancao..

    LOL
    LOL

  • Fulpol

    kawawang Mancao…

    parang yung mga sundalong naikulong sa pagpatay kay Ninoy Aquino.. pero yung “known” mastermind, happy happy..

    LOL
    LOL
    LOL

  • Fulpol

    She said initial investigation showed that there were two NBI guards who helped him escape.

    —————————–

    sabi ng Team PNoy, yung UNA ang nanuhol sa dalawang NBI guards na yan…

    LOL
    LOL
    LOL

  • xpider07

    JUST EMBARRASSING FOR NBI!!!

  • vaporub123

    NAKAKAHIYA!!!!! tinulungan pa ng mga guwardiya ng n.b.i. ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES.dapat lang reresign na ang intelligence head ng ahensyang ito.

    • Fulpol

      okey lang yan… pero mas nakakahiya kung yung mga guards ay manatiling guards ng NBI o ililipat sa ibang ahensya.. kesa kasuhan..

      LOL
      LOL
      LOL

  • david

    reversal of fortune hahahaha ayan kasi pumayag ka makipaglaro sa mga taong walang kwenta kaya ayan. your turn to run, mancao, run….

  • mekeni62

    surprise!!

  • nes911

    Something fishy here… erap has been seen talking to mancao’s lawyer a week ago. Time to connect the dots.

    • Fulpol

      hello yellow??

      LOL

  • Fulpol

    tanong ni Mancao: may precedent.. bakit di applicable sa akin??

    LOL

    • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

      shabu pa fulpol! hahaha OGAG!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.daclan.3 Ricardo Daclan

    Idol nila si Lacson….ganun lang nman style….si De Lima nga ayaw ring sumunod sa Rule of Law….Hindi pinayagan si GMA umalis kahit may court order…..So ano pa ma expect ni puno Noy?

    • Fulpol

      tama…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.daclan.3 Ricardo Daclan

    Hindi susunod yung taga NBI kay delima……d nga cya marunong sumunod….NBI pa..

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    nag-iwan pa ng love letter ang p u t a!

  • BURADOR

    A BIG BLOW on Philippine JUSTICE SYSTEM—-
    It REFLECT the BANANA REPUBLIC of the Philippines—-
    —–HOW CAN IT HAPPEN—-
    Do the GUARDS DID NOT HAVE a COURSE on HOW to HANDLE CRIMINALS?

    • Jake Lopez

      It’s a double whammy for whoever planned this “escape”. The guards could have pretended gullible enough to be bribed, then accepted the bribe. Unknowingly, Mancao bit the bait, and “escaped”. Now Lacson will simply pay 2 riders in tandem to track him and the rest will be history.

  • Guest

    it’s so easy…he starts from Philippines through Dakak (Jalosjos as a CIA) back-door to China…use the Transsiberian Magistrate…from China-Mongolia-to Russia…then from St. Petersburg down to Scandinavian Countries…Moscow-Finland-Norway-Sweden-Denmark…then EUROSTAR from Amsterdam-France-Germany-Czech Republic-Austria-Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria-then Greece…he stops there, and relax in the Arroyo mansion without extradition…or from after reaching Francehe can switch to Spain, and again rest at the Arroyo mansion…without extradition…so simple… not even spending more…the Transsiberian Magistrate will only cost USD 2000 with meals, and a private car on a train..then the EUROSTAR from either way is just USD3800…when he reached either Greece or Spain, all for free…so what’s the problem…he is enjoying life…and die..that it…!!!..

  • themask celestial

    Senator na to 2016

  • WeAry_Bat

    Hahaha…Kung foreign drug lord nga makatakas… Joke joke joke.

    It gives every filipino the hope that if they can rob millions of pesos, they can still escape.

  • concernedofw02

    it’s so easy…he starts from Philippines through Dakak (Jalosjos as a CIA) back-door to China…use the Transsiberian Magistrate…from China-Mongolia-to Russia…then from St. Petersburg down to Scandinavian Countries…Moscow-Finland-Norway-Sweden-Denmark…then EUROSTAR from Amsterdam-France-Germany-Czech Republic-Austria-Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria-then Greece…he stops there, and relax in the Arroyo mansion without extradition…or after reaching France he can switch to Spain, and again rest at the Arroyo mansion, without extradition…so simple… not even spending much…..the Transsiberian Magistrate will only cost USD 2000 with meals, and a private car on a train..then the EUROSTAR from either way is just USD3800 all inclusive…when he reached either Greece or Spain, all for free…so what’s the problem…he is enjoying life…and die when he gets old…..what the fuzz of staying in the Philippines if you are outlaw…so better stay either in Spain or Greece and enjoy life till the end…that’s it…!!!..right?…simple living…

  • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

    pdi ‘hugotized’ anew.. they (dacer and corbito) were abducted not in roxas blvd but in corners of p.ocampo/osmena hway..

  • Drillon Recto

    Order a shoot-to-kill and put a bounty on his head and let’s see if he stayed out for long. On the other hand, this could be the opening that Sen. Ping Lacson is waiting to get even. Maybe that 2 NBI guards wasn’t helping Mancao to escape transfer to City Jail. Could it be…? Your guess is as good as mine.

  • calixto909

    Expected to occur. It’s even a little bit late. With our kind of shady law enforcers coupled by our corrupt judiciary, this flight of Mancao from his coop is the usual scenario to expect. For who wouldn’t run away and hide when after all you’ll be exonerated like Lacson, when your buddy president is in power. Or Palparan and the rest of the fugitives who can’t be found because these law enforcers looked the other way–in cahoots.

  • disqusted0fu

    And another one. What’s with this administration and escaping convicts??? That’s the problem when the head of the DOJ is just talking and not working. People under her are not scared to face punishment because there might not even be any.

  • allandel

    there are two scenarios: 1, mancao really escaped, and 2, he was liquidated by his own guards. money might have exchanged. how can someone plan a escape days before he was to be transferred?

  • DocNairobi

    kahit sinung guard na bigyan ng 1 million pesos di papalag lalo na kung casual pa rin after 14 years, suhol lang naman ang katapat kunwari sila’y naidlip pero usapan na yon ng may konting rason, bakit alam ni Mancao ang sitwasyon ng dalawang guwardiya ibig sabihin inalam ni Mancao ang kahinaan ng 2 saka niya sinuhulan.
    Mancao is telling na outsmarted niya ang 2 guard at walang kinalaman sa pagtakas.. dahil nakalusot siya..marami sa opposisyon na handang magwaldas ng pera, para mapahiya ang NBI, DOJ, at ang administrasyong Aquino.. politics is also a game of rich & powerful not only to those people occupying powerful government position. Ang pinangsohul sa 2 guard ay katumbas lang sa presyo ng dalawang hamburger.

  • pedro Bato

    Dapat yung 2 guwardya ng NBI na nagpatakas kay Mancao ay makulong kapalit ni Mancao sa city jail . . . akala ko ba mga honest yang mga nasa NBI, wala din pala yan, pareho din ng mga pulis . . .

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Was he in jail or a hotel? Mukhang he can check-out anytime he wants.

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