4 Las Piñas cops nabbed for drinking while on duty

Marje Pelayo   •   September 6, 2019   •   1145

LAS PIÑAS CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police – Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) arrested four policemen who were in an actual drinking spree while in active duty on Friday (September 6).

According to IAS-NCR Regional Director Police BGen. Gerry Galvan, the four cops were stationed at a checkpoint along Zapote Road in Las Piñas City.

The arrested cops were identified as Police Corporal Alquin Orgen; Police Corporal Randy Danao; Police Corporal Robemar Abales; and Patrolman Samuel Inoc.

Galvan said the four cops have already been disarmed.

Administrative charges are now being drafted against the erring cops, according to the PNP-IAS. – MNP (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

PNP-IAS recommends dismissal vs 9 Sulu cops tagged in killing of soldiers

Robie de Guzman   •   November 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The nine police officers involved in the shooting of four soldiers in Jolo, Sulu may face dismissal from service, the Philippine National Police – Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) said Friday.

In an exclusive report in UNTV’s Ito ang Balita by Correspondent Lea Ylagan, PNP-IAS Inspector General Atty. Alfegar Triambulo said they have recommended that the cops tagged in the killing of four military intelligence operatives in Jolo be dismissed from service after they were found guilty of the administrative charges filed against them.

In its recommendation, the following may face removal from police service:

  • PSMS Abdelzhimar Padjiri
  • Police Master Sergeant Hanie Baddiri
  • P/Staff Sergeant Iskandar Susulan
  • PSSg Erniskar Sappal
  • PCorporal Sulki Andaki
  • Patrolman Mohammad Nur Pasani
  • PSSg Almudzrin Hadjaruddin
  • Patrolman Alkajal Mandangan
  • Patrolman Rajiv Putalan

“Dismissal from the service because serious po yung offense committed,” Triambulo explained in an interview with UNTV News.

“There are four counts of grave misconduct kasi apat po yung victims sa pamamaril nila and then yung victims, ayon sa mga ebidensya, ay nakataas na yung kamay at tsaka yung mga tama ay nasa likod kaya wala silang chance to defend themselves kaya ang criminal offense noon ay murder,” he added.

The PNP-IAS also recommended a 50-day suspension for charges of less grace neglect of duty against three police officials who were manning the checkpoint where the vehicle carrying the soldiers were flagged down.

“Doon inaabangan ng siyam yung apat na victim, yun ang kasalanan nila. Bakit nila inallow na makialam yung mga junior officer na hindi kasama sa pag-conduct ng checkpoint. Nagkaroon ng sagutan, nagkainitan na, nagkabuhol buhol na ang traffic eh wala silang intervention. Nagkainitan ang grupo kasi sa tingin ng siyam ay sila ang sinu- surveillance,” Triambulo said.

The shooting incident happened on June 29. Four soldiers were said to be tailing alleged suicide bombers when they were supposedly accosted by nine cops.

Despite identifying themselves as members of the Philippine Army, they were allegedly instructed by the policemen to proceed to the police station for the verification of their identities.

Police spot report stated that the shooting incident transpired when the soldiers allegedly tried to escape and pointed their weapons at the police officers, which allegedly prompted the cops to open fire.

The PNP-IAS also recommended sanctions against two police officials – former Jolo Police chief Lt. Col. Walter Annayo and Capt. Ariel Corcino – for command responsibility and less grave neglect of duty.

Triambulo said Annayo had prior knowledge about the Philippine Army’s operation in his area because he was privy to the meetings and plan of the Task Force Jolo to take down the alleged suicide bombers.

“Hindi naman niya ito dineny sa affidavit at statement ni Col. Bautista at inulit nya ito sa Senate hearing presided by Sen. Bato (dela Rosa) na talagang andon siya at sinabihan siya,” he said.

“Hindi niya ito ni-relay sa mga tauhan niya, kaya ang mga tauhan nya na-threaten doon sa movement ng mga intelligence officer, thinking na sila yung tinatrabaho,” he added.

Annayo was slain by still unidentified gunmen in Maguindanao on Nov. 21. Investigators have yet to determine whether Annayo’s killing is connected to his previous assignment as Jolo police chief.

Triambulo said the recommendation has been submitted to PNP chief General Debold Sinas.

Should Sinas approve the recommendation, Triambulo stressed that police officers involved in the case have the right to file an appeal in the National Police Commission. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

Police officer fights for life after shooting incident in QC

Marje Pelayo   •   November 9, 2018

Police officer Edgardo Cariaso remains in critical condition after shooting incident on November 8

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A Police Internal Affairs officer is critical at a hospital after a gunman surprised him as he alighted his vehicle along Kaliraya Street in Barangay Tatalon on the evening of Thursday (November 8).

The victim, identified as PSupt. Edgardo Cariaso is a member of the Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) Planning and Research Division.

In a CCTV footage recovered near the crime site, Cariaso was seen alighting his sports utility vehicle (SUV) when the gunman shot him.

According to PNP Chief Oscar Alabayalde, Cariaso is involved in illegal drugs trade who was formerly assigned in the PNP’s Drug Enforcement Unit in the Northern Police District.

“Lumalabas as per verification nasa watch list siya. Yun ang lumalabas. Its probably yung watch list hindi natin alam kung yan ay watch list ng the whole PRRD Watchlist or yung watch list don sa ano,” Albayalde said.

But Cariaso’s immediate supervisor, Atty. Alfegar Triambullo finds it difficult to believe that
IAS would accept a policeman with a bad record. He also noted that Cariaso was not even in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs watchlist.

“Wala akong masabi. Siya ay masipag at marunong at siya po ay nage-extra work kahit Sabado at Linggo at holiday. Nakikita ko siya dyan kasi marami akong requirement sa kanila sa ngayon dahil nga pinatibay namin ang IAS sa ngayon at siniseryoso natin itong internal cleansing,” Triambullo said.

Nevertheless, Triambullo will order an investigation to verify the information given by the PNP Chief.

The Inspector General recalled Cariaso confessed to him about three weeks before the crime that he was receiving death threats already.

“Ako din ay maraming threat kaya during the staff meeting sa mga senior officers dito ay sinasabi ko, so three weeks ago nag confide din sya kaya worry nga din sya,” Triambullo said noting that he advised Cariaso to go home early for his safety.

Cariaso is among Triambullo’s trusted police officers helping in the investigation of complaints involving scalawag policemen including the cases of around 600 cops who they ordered dismissal for various offenses. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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