Mancao has until today to surrender—De Lima



MANILA, Philippines—Former Police Superintendent Cesar Mancao has until today, Thursday, to surrender before an “intensified manhunt” is launched, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Thursday.

Mancao, an accused in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case escaped from the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation at 1:12 a.m. Thursday.

De Lima said she called up Mancao and he apologized for his action.

“He was repeatedly saying sorry. He said he had no choice, his life is in danger,” she said.

Mancao was set to be transferred to the Manila City Jail Thursday morning on orders of the Manila City Regional Trial Court Branch 18.

De Lima said she offered to personally meet him to ensure his safety.

“I told him I would personally fetch you if you feel you are not safe. He’s asking for a few days but I said he only has until the end of the day otherwise we would launch an intensified manhunt,” De Lima said.

In 2011, the Court of Appeals dismissed the case against Senator Panfilo Lacson, accused of involvement in the killing of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in 2000, citing inconsistencies in the testimony of Mancao.

“Under oath, he contradicted himself on material points. Inconsistencies and material contradiction affect the credibility of Cesar Mancao and the veracity of his statements,” said the Court of Appeals.

After that, lawyers of his co-accused asked the Manila court to order Mancao’s transfer to the city jail where his co-accused are detained.

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  • kilabot

    congrats, cesar!
    no fear, no surrender.
    many will gladly offer to hide cesar.
    after a change of heart
    and decided to be on the side of justice,
    he is now being persecuted and made sacrificial lamb;
    all because pinky and noykapon are more than friends.

    • sk2tk


  • NegaStarr

    Define “today”:

    a) close of business, e.g., 5:00 PM Manila Time
    b) close of calendar day, e.g., 11.59 PM Manila Time

  • $16638896

    bkt ung mastermind nila na si lacson at ung iba pang kasmaa na si aquino dumlao hindi nakakulong? bkt sya nakakulong? nakabalik pa sa serbisyo si dumlao. ang gulo naman nitong kasong ito, nakatunog cguro si mancao na baka ipatumba siya ni ping.

    • Manuel_II

      wOw galing ng conspiracy theory mo, lol.

      • $16638896

        hehehe ok ba?

    • gentrytown

      Posible! dahil pangalan lang naman nila ang lumulutang sa kaso ng Dacer-Corbito at wala ng iba.

    • maypakialamtayo

      hintayin pa natin si ray aquino (tama ba ako sa pangalan?)) kapag na puwesto na si lacson sa malakanyang makakabalik din yan, yan ang mga PMA graduate natin, sila ang magugulo.

  • Simon Ward

    That’s uncommonly decent of De Lima :) Not many fugitives are officially given a day’s head start before a manhunt commences!

    • lostRunes


  • boldyak

    Mancao is accused ofr killing Dacer….big question….why would Mancao kill Dacer?…oppsss…sorry i just remembered now, he was a PAOCTF officer on that time..

  • Hey_Dudes

    In a way the justice department is partly to blame for this. The guy was extradited years ago and since then been sitting on his behind in some NBI holding room. If only they can move his case faster than the way it is being handled – decide once and for his guilt or innocence, you will leave the factor of escape in the freezer.

  • penoy2012

    Chances are he is dead by now, courtesy of the same guys who killed dacer and corbito.

  • Manuel_II

    asa pa kayo, hahahahahhahahah, pag nakita ng mga pulis yan, sasaludo pa mga yan, bwahahhahahahhaha

  • lolong.buwaya

    tumakas??? eh lagi namang laya yan hehehehehe sa NBI pa… padri padrino din dyan… di ba pare hehehehe

  • lolong.buwaya

    san naman kayo nakakita.. “testigo” tumatakas hehehehehe ano ba yannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn “more fun in the philippines”

  • hopeless_na

    malabo nang mahanap pa yan. sumama na kay palparan… lol

  • lostRunes

    “Former Police Superintendent Cesar Mancao has until today, Thursday, to
    surrender before an “intensified manhunt” is launched, Justice Secretary
    Leila De Lima said Thursday.”

    HAHAHAHA… as usual bibig lang ang nagta trabaho kay de Lima. The best cabinet ever! Mga ex-GMA cabinet members at mga walang alam sa trabaho ang mga nasa cabinet ni Noynoy!

    • ddano

      Partida kay Mancao ni De Lima, pinauna tumakbo ng isang araw bago hahabulin. Laro namin nun yan sa habulan.

      Intensified manhunt , PWE!
      May welcome party kay mancao , sagot nila palparan, reyes brothers, ecleo, lee.

  • Kirat

    Nagtawagan pa sina Mancao at de Lima … sweet naman nila. :))

  • Jojo Griffin

    De lima.tumakas yan fugitive na yan dapat diyan manhunt agad.bakit kailangan mo pang bigyan ng pagkakataon na sumurender si Mancao.Pano nakatakas din sa NBI compound yan.wala bang CCTV sa loob at bantay yan.

    • Tony Valdez

      Nakatakas nga ba o sadyang pinatakas ? . . .

  • gentrytown

    baka ang kasunod nyan tinodas na si Mancao dahil lumaban sa mga umaaresto….para hindi halatang salvage

  • Fulpol

    so, may co-accused pala si Mancao..

    para silang mga sundalong tumira kay Ninoy Aquino.. yung mastermind, happy happy..


  • Fulpol

    De Lima, surrender now Mancao..


    mag-Rambo ka na lang Mancao, kesa magtago… ang tatapang pumatay sa mga walang kalaban laban pero takot mamamatay… duwag.. walang prinsipyo..


  • Oscar Diaz

    Or else? Why was he “allowed” to escape in the first place?

  • marivon

    Mahilig talaga mag patawa itong si D5.

  • stealth ice

    You see Cesar. You allowed yourself to be used by The Arroyos to get back at Lacson. Now you’re only hope is to seek help from The Arroyos also. Unfortunately The Arroyos are no longer relevant in today’s politics. So that means you’re on your own already. YOU ARE WANTED NOW. While your benefactors (The Arroyos) are let’s say in an airconditioned presidential suite of the hospital. hahaha.

    One of the 10 commandments “Never Bear False Witness Against Anyone”

  • disqusted0fu

    “Mancao has until today to surrender—De Lima” – Or what??? We’ve heard so many things similar to this from De Lima and also Roxas and even Pnoy, whether there will be a launch of this, a creation of a superbody or whatnot. But at the end of the day, nothing is really happening.

  • allandel

    empty threat.

  • popeyee

    And what will you do if he did not surrender, Mrs. De Lima?

  • farmerpo

    Sumuko na kamo, pulis ini! Palparan, Reyes Bros et al… ano ba!!! Sumuko na kamoooo!!! Sisigaw ulit ako bukas.

    • lostRunes

      Parang awa niyo na, mag surrender na kayo! Pati yung mga dogfight Koreans na pinatakas ko balik na kayo sa Pilipinas! – De lima

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