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Marantan, Melad et al. face multiple murder charges over Quezon rubout

A member of the NBI fornensic team examines one of the bullet riddled SUV at the Municipal Police Station in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were  killed in an alleged 'shootout' with police and military at a checkpoint last January 6.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Multiple murder charges will be filed against 21 members of the Philippine National Police and 14 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in connection with the Quezon shooting that led to the death of 13 people including police officers and an environmentalist.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Purisima: Same probe results seen


The national police commander immediately knew what he had in his hands when he saw the Calabarzon police report on the killing of 13 alleged criminals at a police checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6: A cover-up.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Regional cop chief OK’d checkpoint

Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional director of the Philippine National Police, Chief Supt. James Melad,speaks in a news conference at the National Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Manila on Wednesday for the investigation of the Atimonan encounter,  killing 13 people in an alleged shootout between government security forces and alleged criminals.INQUIRER / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Sacked Chief Supt. James Melad has admitted he approved the police blockade in Atimonan, Quezon province, where officers under his command and Army soldiers killed 13 alleged criminals on Jan. 6.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Police official admits approving the checkpoint where 13 were killed in Quezon

Chief Superintendent James Melad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sacked Chief Superintendent James Melad, the former director of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regions, admitted he gave the go-signal to put up the checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon, on January 6 where 13 people were killed.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

DOJ chief under fire for ruling out shootout

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MALACAÑANG on Friday defended Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against criticism that she had prejudged the investigation of the killing of 13 people in a supposed shootout between government security forces and a group of alleged criminals in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »