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Alleged ninja cop killed in Dipolog buy-bust

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

A policeman documents the body of alleged narco-cop, PSupt. Santiago Ylanan Rapiz, who was killed after exchanging gunfire with authorities during a buy-bust operation  |courtesy of PNP-CITF


(UPDATED) A police colonel was killed in a drug buy-bust operation carried out by the Philippine National Police – Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte Monday (November 5) night.

The PNP official has been identified as PSupt. Santiago Ylanan Rapiz who was assigned as a logistic officer at the Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office.

PNP-CITF operatives conducted the operation around 7:40 p.m.  Monday at the Andres Bonifacio College Compound, Dipolog City.

“As per our poseur buyer pinaghintay siya dahil naglaro pa siya ng basketball … that’s the reason kung bakit naka short at hubad siya dahil nangyari ang transaksyon sa loob ng sasakyan niya,” CITF Commander PSSupt. Romeo Caramat said.

PSupt. Rapiz tried to escape after realizing that he was transacting with an undercover cop.

The police gave chase until they were able to corner the fleeing suspect who pulled a gun and fired at the cops sparking a gunfight with authorities.

Rapiz sustained gunshot wounds during the exchange of fire and was rushed to Corazon Aquino Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police recovered from the crime scene 125 grams of shabu with a street value of more than P500,000; buy-bust money worth P50,000  and a .45 caliber gun.

Caramat said Rapiz is on the list of ninja cops and also on the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly serving as a protector of slain drug lord Melvin Odicta.

A lifestyle check on Rapiz revealed that he lived a luxurious life with five houses and a number of expensive cars.

“Based on our information he is one of the drug protectors of the Odicta Drug Syndicate when he was assigned in Region 6 and allegedly he was receiving P700,000 weekly in Region 6 from the different drug personalities.  His name came out as a drug protector when several high value targets were arrested by PDEA,” said Caramat.  — Lea Ylagan

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13 arrested in QC anti-drug sweep

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018

Three suspects nabbed in Commonwealth, Quezon City

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Thirteen individuals have been arrested in simultaneous anti-drug operations in Quezon City.

An alleged drug pusher and his live-in partner were arrested in a buy-bust operation of the Quezon City Police District.

The suspects were identified as Joey de Ramas and Mary Rose Gordo; both are residents of Barangay Commonwealth Quezon City.

Authorities also arrested the couple’s visiting friend, Joy Rance.

De Ramas denied dealing drugs but admitted to using it and working as a runner for the illegal drugs.

“Hindi po, nagrarunner lang po. Inutusan lang kumukuha tapos bumibili tapos dinadala, ibinibigay ko (I’m just a runner. I just follow orders to pick up the goods and deliver to buyers),” he said.

Meanwhile, seven men were caught in the middle of a pot session in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City.

Police recovered in their possession 9 sachets of suspected illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

One of the arrested men, Wilfredo Caldea, claimed innocence.

“Di ko po alam, napadaan lang po ako eh. Napadaan lang po ako doon (I have nothing to do with it, I just happened to drop by),” he said.

Police also conducted a buy-bust operation in Barangay E. Rodriguez, Cubao, Quezon City where two siblings and another individual were arrested.

The suspects were identified as Juhari Suraida Ampoan, Jamail Suraida Demacore and Marie Grace Velasco.

Ampoan, denied pushing drugs but admitted to using them when working.

“Sa ano ko lang naman eh, kapag may inaayos na cellphone. Yung natyempuhan nila may inaayos ako noon na cellphone. Kapag wala akong inaayos, wala. Halos wala nga kaming makain eh, (I only use [drugs] when I’m fixing a cellphone. The police chanced upon me while I was repairing one. I don’t use [drugs] when I’m not working on anything. We can barely afford food),” Ampoan reasoned out.

Police Senior Inspector Ramon Aquiatan of QCPD Station 7 said the siblings were placed under a week-long surveillance by barangay officials.

“Base doon sa ating poseur- buyer, itong magkapatid ang nabilihan niya ng ilegal na droga at narecover din yung buy bust money sa posisyon nung magkapatid (According to our poseur-buyer,he was able to buy drugs from the siblings and police even found the buy-bust money in their possession),” Aquiatan said.

Authorities recovered the P500 buy-bust money and 10 sachets of suspected shabu in the siblings’ possession. — Gerry Galicia

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Duterte to reward policemen for every neutralized ‘narco-cop’

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte. | PCOO/Albert Alcain

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (November 6) commended members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who were able to neutralize an alleged “ninja-cop” identified as Supt. Santiago Ylanan Rapiz.

Rapiz was a logistics officer in Zamboanga Del Norte Provincial Police. He resisted arrest and was killed when he attempted to escape in a buy-bust operation in Dipolog City on Monday night.

Rapiz was among the personalities in President Duterte’s drug watchlist for being a protector of the slain drug lord Melvin Odicta.

President Duterte said he will reward those who were able to neutralize Rapiz.

Likewise, the President said he is willing to reward any policeman who will able to neutralize the “bosses” operating illegal drugs trade in the country.

“Tama iyon. I am going to reward that policeman, any policeman who will kill a superior because the superior is into drugs, I will give you a price. A trip to Hong Kong or (perhaps) you want to convert it into money,” the Chief Executive said.

The President clarified, however, that he is not withdrawing the P3M reward to whosoever can arrest or neutralize a “ninja-cop” involved in illegal drugs.

President Duterte reiterated his stand that illegal drugs will do no good to the country as it will only corrupt government officials and even policemen.

He considers the illegal drug menace as a national security issue and so he insists his power to call the military in order to extend help to the national police in resolving the matter.

“This is already a national conflagration. the police are there and everybody else pati kayong mga mayor, bantay kayo and also the barangay captains. I will get to you, one way or the other maabutan ko talaga kayo. pag magabot tayo sorry na lang,” the President warned. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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Cop, accomplice arrested for selling unlicensed guns

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Arrested suspects, PO2 Jaid Pingli  (second to the right) and his accomplice, Jose Dalayre (center)


QUEZON CITY, Philippines — An active police officer of Pasay Police Station 5 was arrested by members of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) in a buy-bust at 3rd Street, Bagong Lipunan, Quezon City on Tuesday (October 23) afternoon.

The CITF’s poseur-buyer reached out to PO2 Jaid Pingli to purchase M4 and M16 rifles for P90,000.

Authorities also arrested Pingli’s civilian accomplice, Jose Dalayre, who manufactures the guns.

CITF commander PSSupt. Romeo Caramat Jr., said it was the poseur-buyer’s fourth time to purchase weapons from the two suspects.

Police confiscated a M4, M16 rifles and a 9mm pistol from the two.

Weapons confiscated from the suspects


Caramat confirmed that among the suspects’ clients that patronize unlicensed guns are two politicians from Kalinga.

“Nalalapit na ang eleksyon magiging delikado at di natin ma ensure na magiging tahimik ang eleksyon,” Caramat said.

The suspects are allegedly connected with the Pingli Brothers of Zamboanga Peninsula — a known kidnap for ransom syndicate.

“He is a relative of the notorious Pingli Brothers of Zamboanga Peninsula who are involved in kidnap for ransom activities and yung mga ibang pinsan nito ay nahuli na at namatay na sa police operations at yung iba ay at large,” Caramat said.

Pingli and Dalayre are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Aside from a criminal case, Pingli will also face administrative charges. — Lea Ylagan

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