Davao del Sur Police Chief Senior Superintendent Samuel Gandingan said, a rebel who surrendered to the military provided information on the identities of those involved in the ambush.
Authorities will be filing multiple murders and frustrated murder charges against the suspects by March 24.
Meanwhile, Davao Region police chief, Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan refuted the statement of the New People’s Army that there was an encounter on the day of the incident.
He said investigations reveal that no empty shells belonging to the firearms of the police have been recovered in the crime scene, indicating that they were not able to fire their weapons.
Empty shells recovered near the police mobile matched the shells that were recovered from the position of the assailants.
Also, investigation reveals that PO1 Saro Mangotara who was seated at the back of the patrol car survived the 1st round of gunfire since no traces of his blood was found at the back of the vehicle.
Authorities believe that while he was still alive he was made to kneel down before being shot at close range.
“Mas mataas yung tumira sa kaniya, nag exit dito sa kilikili niya. So malaking posibilidad talaga na buhay siya at pinatay lang siya nung pinalinya na sila doon sa malapit sa mga doors ng patrol cars na yun,” PSSupt. Samuel Gadingan said.
(If he was kneeling the gunman would be higher than him. That would explain why the exit wound was found in his armpit. So there really is a big possibility that he was still alive and was shot to death only when they were lined up near the doors of the patrol cars.)
“Narinig ko naghinto yung putukan tapos narinig ko, ‘huwag kayong magpaputok mag clear muna ako sa baba,’tapos after noon nagpaputok sila ulit (When they stopped firing I heard somebody say, ‘don’t shoot I will conduct clearing first’ and after that I again heard gunshots),“ ambush survivor, PO3 Allen Arnado said.
SOCO investigator PO3 Allen Arnado does not have a clear picture of what really happened to his comrades during the incident since he was trying to hide after jumping out of the vehicle.
“I just crawled to save my life. I don’t know what really happened to the others because of the volume of fire. There was a small creek, a canal, it was where I hid,” PO3 Arnaldo recalled.
Aside from Mangotara, SOCO investigator PO3 Jeden Mie Rabor also showed signs of being shot at close range.
“This is plain and simple murder already, napaka (it’s so) inhuman,” said PCSupt. Manuel Gaerlan.
Pursuit operations are underway for perpetrators of the criminal act. – Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV NEWS | Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Authorities nabbed a motorcycle rider disguised as police at a checkpoint along NAIA road in Pasay City Wednesday.
The suspect, identified as Felix Verona, 35, is actually a tricycle driver and a resident of Velasquez, Tondo in Manila.
Verona, who was wearing a police uniform, was stopped by Pasay City Police personel at the checkpoint at Chapel Road for not wearing a helmet. He was asked to present proper identification but the inspecting authority discovered his ID was fake. Verona later confessed that he has never been a cop.
“Malinaw po na peke ang I.D. niya kasi sa orihinal na PNP ID eh merong middle name ‘yon. Y’ung sa kaniya, inisyal lang, letter C lang…Tsaka yung badge number niya eh malayong-malayo sa edad niya at saka sa serbisyo niya,” PO3 Robinson Alsol, the Pasay police investigator said.
(It is clear that he’s using a fake ID because on an original PNP I.D. the full middle name is printed — his is just an initial letter. And his badge number does not match his age and service.)
When the police further inspected Verona, a four-inch knife was found in his garment.
Verona will face charges for usurpation of authority, illegal use of uniform and insignia for violation of the Omnibus Election Code. — Asher Cadapan Jr.| UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Pasay City, Philippines – Two active policemen were arrested Tuesday in an entrapment operation conducted by the Philippine National Police Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) in an act of extorting money from jeepney and van drivers en route Malibay, Pasay City.
The cops were identified as PO2 Jerry Adjanu Jubail and PO1 Michael Mindevil Domalanta, both assigned in Malibay Police Station.
CITF Commander PSSupt. Chiquito Malayo said the two cops were receiving P300 to P500 pesos from each driver parked illegally at a terminal in Pasay.
“Nasasakupan nila itong terminal (Their jurisdiction covers the terminal). They have the influence and jurisdiction. We also received some reports na (that) in fact iyong mga colorum na buses ay ini-eskortan pa nila palabas (they even provide escort to colorum buses),” Malayo said.
Malayo added the two cops earned up to P5,000 a day from extortion.
“May organization itong mga vans at bus. Mayroong silang (mga pulis) taong ini-appoint to collect from P300 to P500 na kukunin sa mga bus drivers para makabiyahe,” he said.
(These buses and vans belong to an organization. They have people (cops) whom they appointed to collect P300 to P500 from bus drivers before allowing them to travel.)
Based on records, CITF has arrested 71 police scalawags since its creation in January 2017.
“The CPNP is very clear on his mandate na i-enhance iyong (of enhancing) internal cleansing down to the lowest level,” Malayo concluded. – Lea Ylagan | News & Rescue
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
The PNP presented to reporters 16.5 liters of liquid cocaine with a street value of P130 million and 28 packets of the illegal substance valued at P280 million.
LAGUNA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday expressed concern over the successive discoveries of cocaine in the waters north of the country.
“This is something new sa atin dahil usually nakikita natin dito ay shabu, dito is cocaine. Iyong source niya as of this time di pa natin ma-certain at kung saan ide-deliver,” Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Vicente, Laguna Tuesday.
(This is something new to us because we usually see shabu, but this time it’s cocaine. We are uncertain of its source and intended recipient as of this time.)
Albayalde presented before members of media 28 packets of cocaine valued at P280 million fished in the waters of Camarines Norte on April 15.
The packets of cocaine are aside from a container of suspected liquid cocaine found floating off the waters near Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte last Sunday, April 22. Authorities said the 16.5 liters of liquid substance can be used to make at least 13 kilograms of cocaine which will have a street value of P130 million.
Albayalde said another group of fishermen found a device floating near the waters where the liquid substance was found. The device was later identified as a tracking device.
“Locator ito para makuha kung saan itong mga cocaine na nagfofloat na ito..Already high tech nga lang ito kasi may tracking device ito probably may app ito sa cellphone,” Albayalde explained. The device will be sent to technical experts for further examination.
(It is a locator that tracks these floating cocaine…they are already high tech because it uses a tracking device which probably has an app on the cellphone.)
The PNP chief thanked the fishermen for not taking advantage of the contraband. He promised to assist them in claiming their reward from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for their efforts.
Meanwhile, police are still tracing the origin of the discovered illegal substance. — Japhet Cablaida | UNTV News & Rescue
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