Another ex-PNP chief caught in anomaly —PNP spokesman

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MANILA, Philippines—Another former police chief and several retired officers are caught in yet another alleged irregularity in the police force’s procurement process which the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group will be looking into.

This time, the CIDG’s eyes will be focused on the anomalous repair and refurbishing of 28 American-made V-150 Light Armored Vehicles (LAV), said PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr.

Under scrutiny because of the transaction are former PNP chief Avelino Razon Jr., former Bids and Awards Committee chairman retired Deputy Director General Reynaldo Varilla, retired Police Director Charlemagne Alejandrino, retired Police Director Ray Roderos, retired Chief Superintendent Mario San Diego, retired Chief Superintendent Teodorico Lapuz, and former Inspection Committee chairman Superintendent Warlito Tubon.

Likewise, suppliers Enviro-Aire Inc., Evans Spare Parts Motorworks RPR and Trading, RJP International Trading Construction and General Services, Serpenair Group, Dex Lan Enterprises, and RKGK Enterprises are also being investigated and may face being blacklisted from the PNP if they are proved to be involved in the anomalous transaction. Enviro-Aire Inc. had also been implicated over the PNP’s anomalous purchase of rubber boats and outboard motors back in 2009.

The CIDG seeks to determine the liabilities of individuals and suppliers involved in the transaction under Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

The suppliers may be “recommended for blacklisting with the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) and forever banned from transacting business with the PNP,” Cruz explained.

The said transaction did not go through proper bidding process and violated Commission on Audit regulations as the units’ repair cost more than 30 percent of their original acquisition cost, said the PNP spokesperson. He added that there was no pre-bidding conference, the bidding documents were incomplete, and the bidding activity’s publication was “done in haste.”

The refurbishing and repairing of the said LAVs cost the PNP P409.74 million in 2007.

The said units were mostly used by the Special Action Force and the Regional Public Safety Battalion, Cruz revealed. He added that the suppliers had been paid seven months before they were delivered

Of the 28 LAVs, only 13 units were serviceable, said Cruz. He said that issues with the 15 units’ engines deemed them unserviceable. “Breakdowns and defects continue to be reported by end-users,” said the police spokesperson.

The PNP also sought a “higher-level inquiry into the wisdom or propriety behind the passage of a 2007 NAPOLCOM Resolution ordering the recall of all V-150 LAVs without any prior Technical Inspection Report (TIR) and assessment from the end-users.”

Cruz added that PNP chief Director General Raul Bacalzo has also shown the initial results of the investigation to President Benigno Aquino III. With Frances Mangosing and Danica Hermogenes

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  • Anonymous

    Clean your ranks! Kayong mga corrupt maawa naman kayo sa mga kapwa ninyo mga pulis pati na mga sundalo na namamatay sa engkuwentro dahil sa kakulangan ng kagamitan samantalang kayo nagpapakasasa sa nakaw! Hindi ba kayo nakokonsyensya na ang ipinapakain ninyo sa mga pamilya ninyo galing sa nakaw?! Mahabag naman kayo sa mga pamilyang naiwan ng mga mararangal nating mga bayani!!!

  • Anonymous

    susmaryosep wala ng kataposan ang katiwaliang naganap sa panahon ni pandak. Ano ba, kailan niyo ba ang mga yan ipaaresto?

    • grhof265

      I assure you this did not just start under Arroyo’s presidency.  This has been going on for a long time.  The good news for me is that we are doing something about it.  I hope this does not peter out.  There are more big fishes to fry out there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    GRABE  NA  TALAGA ANG CORRUPTION  DYAN  SA PNP !! Wala na yatang katapusang katiwalian! Wala na bang nalalabing honest na heneral dyan sa PNP !  Halos lahat sabit !

  • Anonymous

    Head must roll who he maybe, sooner the better…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reynaldo-Quijada/100000740291153 Reynaldo Quijada

    In this newly discovered anomaly within the PNP that took place during the leadership of former PNP Chief Avelino Razon, another private firm is again involved. This private firm need not only be blacklisted because according to our anti-graft and corruption law, private persons can also be charged just like government workers.

  • Anonymous

    former PNP chief Avelino Razon Jr., former Bids and Awards Committee chairman retired Deputy Director General Reynaldo Varilla, retired Police Director Charlemagne Alejandrino, retired Police Director Ray Roderos, retired Chief Superintendent Mario San Diego, retired Chief Superintendent Teodorico Lapuz, and former Inspection Committee chairman Superintendent Warlito Tubon.

    Isuspinde ang lahat ng benefits ng mga ito lalo na yung pension nila at i-freeze ang mga assets nila……mabilisan ang pag-imbestiga para malaman kung may pananagutan at parusahan ng pinakamabigat……..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OR2P4B64HXKICOV63JYVGDBAM France

    Great!  The people now in charge can find 2007 faulty deals, great for government revenues.  But can one of these guys find the 1900+ containers lost buy the Customs Authorities in 2011.  Hope the guys in charge will also go after the 250 million+ taxes loss in few month only in this year 2011…!  In 1 year, that means over 1B pesos in possible loss.

  • Anonymous

    Hepe ng Pulis gagawa ng ganyang katiwalian?  Bantay ng karapatan at ka-ayusan ng mamamayan tapos sasalakayin ang kaban ng bayan?  Wala ng marami pang usapan dyan…..pag napatunayan, BITAY kaagad!

  • http://pinoy-politics.blogspot.com Monsi Serrano

    I hope they will have strong evidence and not just “circumstantial evidence” to pin down the accused or culprits. The problem with PNoy and his cohorts, they’re media and publicity hunger — an eager beaver at that, in announcing about their discovery and any developments that took place under their care. If I were them, I will still build a strong case against these people, before I make it public. With that, they will not give the accused the opportune time to clean up the mess and make the accusers look stupid. So far, we have read so many accusation with damning evidence but none of them has been convicted to date. Furthermore, amongst the PNP Chief, I believe Gen. Razon was the most decent and clean guy compared with other PNP Chief. 

    • Anonymous

      Fortuantely, the Philippine Media are irresponsible bunch.

  • Anonymous

    now i see why razon was one of among those who was keeping a close eye on lozada at the airport through his men.  tsk..tsk… to keep lozada’s mouth shut against gma.  indeed they are friends and gangmates.  birds of the same feather steal together.

  • Anonymous

    Say it! Say it! “GLORIA DID IT! ”

    HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3OFL2CMHPTPOJ2LSRCKGWJWZ4 Montrealer

    Pasensya kayo mga PNP Directors and Superintendents, tiklo kayo. Akala nyo siguro tuloy-tuloy sarap buhay nyo. Pag may itinago kayong mabaho kahit isilyado nyo, sisingaw yan. Marami pag susunod na babagsak sa inyo, tandaan nyo yan. Ikaw Versoza medyo ihanda mo na ang leeg mo. Malapit ka na rin. Anyway nag-enjoy na kayo ng husto under GMA.

  • Anonymous

    Is it time for GMA’s serpent court to declare ongoing investigations on previous GMA’s PNP hirelings illegal and against their constitutional rights?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

      LOL when did SC ruled ongoing investigation illegal ? Be sensible man.

  • Anonymous

    THESE ARE NOTHING BUT REDUNDANT NEWS…WHY DO YOU ALWAYS JUMP AWAY FROM AN EXISTING OR ONGOING INVESTIGATION TO ANOTHER…WHY CAN’T YOU AT LEAST FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED FIRST AND THEN GO TO THE NEXT ONE?  WHEN THIS INVESTIGATION DIES DOWN, YOU WILL RELEASE ANOTHER CRAP, AND THIS CASE WILL BE SWEPT UNDER THE RUG AGAIN, AND VOILA(!!!!), CIDG WILL BE ON THE HEADINES  AGAIN…PUUULEASE!!!..  DO IT ONE AT A TIME..THIS CASE SHOULD NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN RELEASED YET!!!  LET ME ASK YOU CIDG: HAVE YOU DUG ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO NAIL RAZON, ET AL? OR IS THIS THE SAME MODUS OPERANDI OF LACSON (EXPOSURE TO THE PUBLIC FOR ADVANCED WARNING) SO THEY WILL BE AWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AND WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO STASH AWAY THEIR LOOTS?  HOW SOME OF YOU GUYS BECAME CIDGs IS REALLY MIND BOGGLING…..IT’S EITHER THIS IS PART OF PNPs SOP (RELEASE CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE ASAP), OR SOME CIDGs ARE IN CAHOOTS????….I ASSUME….YOU DECIDE….  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Delfin-Dano/100000369657039 Delfin Dano

      MGA PULPOL NA REPORTERS!

  • Anonymous

    what the office of the president should do with these anomalies at the PNP is to set up a special commission to investigate the anomalies and check the personal assets & bank accounts of the PNP officials involved and ask a court order to “freeze” all assets & accounts pending investigation results, that is fair enough for all, ok?  do not allow them to use ” stolen & robbed” money from the government!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPSHX2WQDC664ASRV6X2K5EVEQ Mind Lumayag

    Hayan nanaman……

  • Anonymous

    “The said transaction did not go through proper bidding process and violated Commission on Audit regulations as the units’ repair cost more than 30 percent of their original acquisition cost, said the PNP spokesperson. He added that there was no pre-bidding conference, the bidding documents were incomplete, and the bidding activity’s publication was ‘done in haste’.”

    If these do not constitute prima facie evidence of shenanigan, then I’m Brad Pitt?

  • Anonymous

    Another,and another,and another one,again, another,and another,there goes another,another one,again,once more,another one…sige,isa pa! Ako namaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Delfin-Dano/100000369657039 Delfin Dano

    The suppliers “may be recommended for blacklisting and forever banned from transacting business with the
    PNP”. YUN LANG ang PARUSA? 409.78 MILLION PESOS ANG DINUGAS! 
    TIGIL NYO NGA YANG MGA PALABAS NYO! 
    AKALA NYO HINDI ALAM NG MGA MAMAYAN  NA GINOGOYO NYO LANG SILA!

  • Anonymous

    Lumalabas na talaga halos lahat ng baho ng arroyo administration. salamat na lang at si PNoy ang presidente kung kakampi ni nina arroyo ang nanalo baka wala tayong narinig tungkol sa mga anomalyang ito. siguradong tahimik at parang walang nangyari.

    Salamat sa Diyos kay PNoy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

      bakit ka nagpapasalamat sa Diyos ? dahil natutuwa ka at may bahong lumilitaw sa admin ni gloria ? pano yung baho ng admin ng nanay nyang si cory,FVR, o kay erap ? antayin mong baho nman ng admin na to lumitaw…and corruption hindi mo basta basta maiaalis yan…yung ngang mayayaman na bansa meron yan…magagawa lang na solusyon dito transparency pero mababawasan lang d nman totally mawawala.

  • Anonymous

    All news about corruption. Pwede ba news naman na nakulong na ang mga corrupts.

  • Anonymous

    Ka-wangwang Pilipinas dahil sa PNP. Pero bakit wala yata akong nababasang nakulong na?

    • Anonymous

      tanong mo kay de lima y presscon

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    AFP anomaly eh panahon pa ng PC phil constabulary meron na niyan until mag INP then PNP walang kataka taka pagsilang pa lang ng mga sangay ng gobyerno maging militar o civilian eh KAKAMBAL na ang korapsyon. pag sampa pa lang dito ng mga dayuhan, kastila, amerikano, intsik at iba pang mga lahing dayuhan nagkaroon na ng corruption, kaya hindi na ito maalis sa ating lipunan. kasi lahat ng tao ay ganid at gahaman at pati na ang mga namamahala ng simbahan at iba pang relihiyosong organisasyon at ganito ang ambition. at para ito ay mawala kailangang MAGSALIN LAHI ang  mga manunungkulan sa pamahalaan maging lokal o national.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    huwag magtaka kung meron korapsyon sa pnp, matagal pa bago mabawasan ang korapsyon dito PAG NAWALA NA ANG MGA PMA’ER at PNPA ang pumalit kaya lang matagal pang panahon ang ating hihintayin para mangyari ito. kaya hindi masisisi ang mga kawawang mga pulis na gumawa ng additional na pagkikitaan dahil sa nakikita nilang anomalya sa mga nasa ITAAS.

  • Anonymous

    There’s so many expose or disclosure made but until now when push comes to shove nothing happens. As I have said before , research and hard evidences must be secured prior to perceived “grandstanding” by the senator (s) who are hungry for “mileage” or limelight.

    • Anonymous

      u ask delima y presscon

  • Anonymous

     dapat ibalik ang batas para sa mga pulis at military personnel na “firing squad” ang hatol sa kanilang mga krimen, they deserve that kind of punishment, dahil sila ‘yong inatasan sa pagpapatupad sa batas ng bansa! FIRING SQUAD!  FIRNG SQUAD!  FIRING SQUAD!

  • ryan andres

    ilan pang “anomalies” ang kailangan ma-“uncover” bago makaprosecute ng mga may sala?

  • Anonymous

    Alleged helicopter scams, questionable equipment repairs, and now ghost police pensioners.  And these are all with PNP involvements. It was the military before and now PNP.  Almost all of it, if not all of it, are before the current administrations.  Revelations after revelations.  And these are only the tips of the iceberg.  How much more are to be uncovered.  These people involved have no morale at all.  The gov’t MUST hurry up and start indicting these alleged criminals before they leave the country.  If found guilty, confiscate all their properties – everyone of them – and put them in jail with long senteces and no parole.  This is sickening to the bone.

  • http://twitter.com/gorex69ers Mark Kagaral

    we need a hitler or stalin type of leadership para mahuli lahat ng me anomalya. siguro matatakot ang mga gagawa ng corruption.hehehe!

  • Anonymous

    Why can’t they just investigate first and see if there is probable cause to file a case before they publish it in the papers? There is already a Senate investigation of all this irregularities,,, let it take its course and then put all this officials in jail once they are found guilty..The problem is … they love to publish so called irregularities of big officials but nobody has been sent to prison… Corruption is cause by the indecision of the government to prosecute big fish,,, politicians, police, army and officials of different agencies who are supposedly serving the people….haul them to prison all together and let them do the hard labor… the question is,,.. the government has laws  they can’t enforce for this kind of people.. only ordinary people////

  • Anonymous

    Yan na nga ba ang sinsabi ko..puro imbestigasyon walang nakukulong na politicians, sport officials, pulis, sundalo, government officials, mayroon pang “ghost retirees”…ano ba yan… Dapat yan ikulong muna at let them explain sa korte. Nasasayang lamang ang oras nang Kongreso Let the national police do their job to arrest these people. Mayroong mga batas na nilabag so kailangan i-hustisya. Nababalewala ang mga kaso kaya ganyan ang lahat ay “corrupted”. Talagang embedded na sa kaibuturan nang kanilang budhi at kaalaman. Kailangan ay may isang Marcos style na presidente nang muli kahit ano pa  ang sabihin nang mga iba diyan wala din namang magagawa sila.

    • Anonymous

      talagang dapat may marcos style.  sayang d nanalo c lacson.  takot kapulisan sa kanya pati na ng kuratong baleleng, kasi naman yang kuatong baleleng ay walang panghihinayang sa buhay. pag tumira ray iyan unang babarilin sikyu sa pinto. noong isang insidente pa nadamay ang isang narsing na gragradweyt kaya sinalvage sila.  payola samga pnp reporters tinanggal ni lacson.  c beroya pinakulong biya dahil pinakawLAN ANG ISANG INTSIK NA PUNO NG MGA NANGINGIDNAP NA INTSIK.

      • antonioluna

        ang napala natin sa istilo ni marcos ay pagkakaroon ng isang glorya dahil nakita ni glorya na walang naparusahan sa mga marcos at mga alipores nya, at kapag walang naparusahan sa mga arroyo at mga alagad nya may papalit na naman na baka mas masahol pa sa kanya dahil sa kaunting drama lang lang hindi na sila maipatawag sa senado.
        hindi mo yata nabanggit na isa isang nangamatay ang mga taong sangkot sa pagkamatay ni dacer, hindi mo rin nabanggit na ang asawa ngayon ni lacson ay asawa ng lalaking ipinakulong nya at noong lumaya ay bigla na lang nasagasaan ng isang malaking truck, ang pagpatay gamit ang isang truck ay istilo ng mga russian noong buo pa ang USSR, isang istilo din na ginamit sa pagkamatay ni lino brocka, gusto mong maging presidente ang isang may sistematikong kaalaman sa pagpatay ng tao at palalabasing ito ay isang aksidente, hindi takot ang mga pulis kay lacson, noong PNP chief sya ipinatupad nya lang ang dapat matupad sa pagdisiplina ng mga kapulisan, sa makatuwid kahit sino ang maging PNP chief kung seryoso sa kanyang trabaho ay malamang na titino ang ating kapulisan hindi yaong puro pagpapayaman at kickback ang alam gawain, baka naman itanong mo bakit hindi ginawa ni lacson ang magpayaman noong PNP chief sya ito ay dahil marami na siyang pera na nakuha nya sa BW scam

      • Anonymous

        aslam ko iyong mga nabanggit mo totoo naman kaya, bkit di man lamang nakutya ang asawa ni lacson sa nangrari sa una? sigurado ka ba sa bw scam? sino ba ang pumatay sa isa-isang namatay. banggitin mo ang pumatay sa mga iyon nang may magawa tayo. ilabas mo katibayan.

  • antonioluna

    ganyan talaga ang mangyayari, nauulit ang kasaysayan, ang pangyayari dahil wala napaparusahan at wala tayong natututunan.

  • Anonymous

    Lacson No…Marcos…Yes
    Wala nang ibang presidenteng dadaig kay Marcos. With all the things happening right now batikusin na. Tingnan mo yang katulad ni Peping Cojuangco sa sports dapat ay bumaba na yan at ang kanyang mga alipores at ang katulad niyang si Frank Elizalde. kaya ang ating sports are in decline. Wala silang nagagawang mabuti. The same thing bottom line is alam ninyo na. Yang mga hearing sa ating kongreso ay sa mukha lamang…wala ding resolutions…katulad yang si Jinggoy..ano ba ang kaalaman niya…wala na tayong mga tatang Rodriguez, Salonga, Tolentino, Diokno….atbp yang mga iba walang ginawa kundi manakot…kaya lang nila ay yung mga malilit na tao..lolokohin pa.

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