Quantcast
Latest Stories

2 cops involved in Atimonan shootout go AWOL

By

A member of the National Bureau of Investigation forensic team examines marks left by a hail of bullets that hit this SUV and another vehicle, and killed all 13 onboard, including police officers and soldiers. Most of the bullets were believed to have been fired by a police-military team stationed at a checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines—Two more police officers involved in the Atimonan shooting incident last January have gone on absent-without-leave in what authorities could be interpreted as an apparent attempt to escape the law, a Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday.

Gold miner Ronnie Habitan of Camarines Norte (second, from left) met with four of the Atimonan 13—Michael Pajarillo, Vic Siman, Supt. Alfredo Consemino and Maximo Pelayo—during the office blessing of New Marc Security Agency in Calamba City in Laguna. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, PNP-Public Information Office chief, identified the missing cops as Police Officers 2 Nelson Indal and Al Bhazar Jailani.

The “escape” of Indal and Jailani came after the Department of Justice filed against them, and to 11 others, multiple murder charges for their involvement in the killing of suspected gambling lord Vic Siman and 12 others in Atimonan, Quezon province on January 6.

They were reported missing in the first week of September.

Aside from Indal and Jailani, also missing is their superior, Superintendent Ramon Balauag, who disappeared while under restrictive custody at Camp Crame in Quezon City since July 8.

Balauag was monitored to have flown out of the country on board China Airlines June 16 and went back on July 27.

Manhunt operations for the missing cops have been launched, Sindac said.

When the Atimonan incident happened in January, all involved PNP personnel were then reassigned to Headquarters Support Service under restrictive custody to ensure their availability to face further investigation.

Philippine Daily Inquirer earlier reported that the Atimonan shootout was a joint operation by the police and military targeting only suspected gambling lord Vic Siman, but subsequently led to the killing of other people, mostly police officers.

Apart from Balauag, Indal and Jailani, other officers charged with multiple murder charges were:

Superintendent Hansel Marantan

Chief Inspector Grant Gollod

Senior Inspector John Paolo Carracedo

Senior Inspector Timoteo Orig

Senior Police Officer 3 Joselito de Guzman

Senior Police Officer 1Arturo Sarmiento

Senior Police Officer 1Carlo Cataquiz

Police Officer 3 Eduardo Oronan

Police Officer 1 Wryan Sardea

Police Officer 1 Rodel Talento alias “Rodel Tolentino”

Related Stories:

‘Jueteng’ and other theories on Atimonan slays

‘It was a legitimate operation,’ soldiers in Atimonan shooting say


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Al Bhazar Jailani , Atimonan , Atimonan 13 , Atimonan shootout , gambling , gambling lords , Jueteng , Nelson Indal , Police , Reuben Theodore Sindac




Copyright © 2014, .
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
Advertisement
  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
Advertisement

News

  • ‘Dry spell’ delayed, thanks to busted valve
  • At 77, Erap has Easter treat for Manila cops but keeps City Hall folk in agony
  • Joy Belmonte defends council, waste-to-energy tech
  • House bill seeks special body to manage, protect Manila Bay
  • No Lenten break for QC thieves
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  • Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot
  • Ateneo eyes quarterfinal spot vs Benilde
  • Style contrast marks OneFC ‘Rise of Heroes’
  • ‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Awarded TV couple brings Jesus’ life to the big screen
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
  • 5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement