By Christine O. Avendaño
The public cannot expect closure to the Dacer-Corbito murders if those who claim to have knowledge of the 12-year-old case would make themselves scarce as in the case of Cezar Mancao who left protective detention at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.
By Maricar Cinco
Remember police Supt. Glenn Dumlao? He is the police regional official who authorized “Coplan Armado,” the operation that left 13 people dead in Atimonan town, Quezon province, in January. He is still in the service and he thinks fugitive former police Senior Supt. Cezar Mancao II has nothing to fear from Sen. Panfilo Lacson.
In his affidavit, Senior Supt. Glenn Dumlao said then President Joseph Estrada and Panfilo Lacson, then chief of the Philippine National Police and PAOCTF, might have knowledge of the Dacer-Corbito murders.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
, Nikko Dizon
“For the military it was an encounter,” Army Lt. Col. Monico Abang on Friday said, describing what happened at a police checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, where 13 alleged criminals were killed in a supposed shootout with government security forces on Jan. 6.
By Ramon Tulfo
Something is very wrong with our law enforcement when cops who have criminal records get promoted to further sow terror among the citizenry.
By Maricar Cinco
, Michael Lim Ubac
“Coplan Armado,” the police operation to get a notorious illegal gambling operator in Southern Tagalog that led to the killing of 13 people in an alleged shootout in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Sunday would have pushed through with or without the approval of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC).
Former Senior Supt. Glenn Dumlao, then deputy chief for operations of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF)-Luzon was among the 22 men who were originally charged in 2001 in the Dacer-Corbito killings.