Task group formed to probe shootout that killed Calbayog mayor

Robie de Guzman   •   March 9, 2021   •   699

A special task group has been created to investigate the shooting incident that led to the death of Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino and his aides in Samar Province on Monday.

The police Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Aquino will hold its first conference on Tuesday to discuss the case.

Police Regional Office 8 said its investigators are currently gathering more details and testimonies from witnesses and policemen involved in the shooting incident.

Initial investigation showed that Mayor Aquino and his aides were killed after a gunfight with armed men riding another vehicle on Monday afternoon in Barangay Lonoy, Tinambacan District in Calbayog.

The mayor and his aides were aboard their vehicle going to the northern part of Calbayog City when they thought they were being followed by another vehicle.

One of Aquino’s security details allegedly fired at the other vehicle and its passengers retaliated.

The passengers of the other vehicle turned out to be members of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG).

Aquino, his driver and a security escort were killed in the incident while another aide was rushed to a hospital.

A police officer was also killed while another was injured. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Syrix Remanes)

Eleazar signs dismissal of police in viral murder video in QC

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief PGen. Guillermo Eleazar on Thursday (June 24) signed the dismissal order of PMSgt. Hensie Zinampan, the policeman in the viral video of the killing of a 52-year old woman in Quezon City on May 31.

“Today, I signed the dismissal order of Police Master Sergeant Hensie Zinampan who was found guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Unbecoming of a Police Officer in connection with the killing of 52-year old Lilybeth Valdez on May 31, 2021,” said Eleazar in a PNP statement.

Zinampan is currently detained and is facing murder charges.

With the dismissal, the PNP said Zinampan will no longer receive any benefits from the agency. The PNP also said that his dismissal is proof that the agency does not condone abuse and wrongdoings among the police ranks.

“The PNP made sure that the entire summary dismissal proceedings followed the existing procedures and policies in order to prevent technicalities that may only be taken advantage of by PMS Zinampan to be reinstated in the police organization,” according to the statement.

Eleazar said that Zinampan’s dismissal should serve as a warning to all PNP personnel and that each police officer should live up to the three important and meaningful words in the PNP Seal—Service, Honor, and Justice. AAC

PNP-IAS recommends dismissal of cop who shot woman dead in QC

Robie de Guzman   •   June 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) has sought the dismissal of a cop who fatally shot a 52-year old woman in Quezon City last May, police chief General Guillermo Eleazar said.

In a statement on Wednesday, Eleazar said he received information about the PNP-IAS recommendation on the case of Police Master Sergeant Hensie Zinampan who is facing investigation for the killing of victim Lilybeth Valdez last May 31.

Eleazar said he has yet to receive a copy of the IAS resolution but he reiterated his vow to uphold the recommendation.

“As a matter of procedure and policy, all IAS Resolutions pass through the Discipline, Law and Order Division (DLOD) which is under the Directorate for Personnel Records and Management (DPRM). It is the DLOD, DPRM which is mandated to review, and draft the decision, on all IAS recommendations before they are forwarded to the Office of the Chief PNP for approval,” he said.

Zinampan was caught in a video confronting the victim in Barangay Greater Fairview, Quezon City on the night of May 31. The video showed the policeman drawing his gun before grabbing the victim by her hair and shooting her in the head.

The PNP chief said he has directed the DPRM to expedite the review and drafting of the decision on Zinampan’s case.

“But just what I stated before, I will uphold whatever the recommendation of the IAS with regard to this case,” he said.

Isa sa 24 na suspek sa pagpatay sa magpinsang Absalon, arestado

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 23, 2021

Naaresto na ang isa sa 24 na suspek sa pagpatay sa football player ng Far Eastern University na si Kieth Absalon at kanyang pinsan na si Nolven Absalon noong Hunyo 6.

Inaresto si Mariel Cańete Suson noong Hunyo 22 sa bisa ng warrant of arrest. Sa kasalukyan, siya ay nasa kustodiya na ng Masbate City Police Station.

Napag-alaman din na si Suson ay anak ni Rogelio Suson alyas “Manong/Julio” na may mataas na katungkulan bilang Secretary ng “KLG”, “KP4”, “BRPC” na nakatuon ang operasyon sa Masbate.

Bukod pa rito si Suson ay isa rin sa siyam na itinuturong pumatay kay Renerio Villamor y Flores noong Marso 15, 2020 sa Satio Calolod, Brgy Pawa, Masbate City.

Ang iba pang suspek ay kinilalang sina:

  • Eddie Rosero alyas “Ka Star”
  • Lara Lagac alyas “Ka Ivan/Kian”
  • Sonny Diamos
  • Eddie Basical Eser alyas “Ka Nono”
  • Mario Esparaguerra alyas “Ka Mayong”
  • Capitalio Mallo alyas “Ka M.I.”
  • Diolito Medina alyas “Ka Michael/Uno”
  • Arlene Salazar Rance
  • Lloyd Mores Escorel
  • Ronel Plana Rodio alyasKa Moting
  • Jomar Tugbo alyas “Ka Alden”
  • Jemuel Dublin
  • Allan Goyala
  • Dolores Bilibit alyas “Ka Oyeng”
  • Jhun Bilibit alyas “Ka Paka”
  • Lenie Cabarles alyas “Ka Onang”
  • Richard Laurio alyas “Ka Nonem”
  • Rolly Hermina
  • Jesmar Noel Jesmar alyas “Ka Jesmar”
  • Marla Cañete Suson
  • Maila Cañete Suson
  • Gilbert Turing
  • Allan Uling

Ayon kay PNP Bicol Regional Director PBGen. Jonnel Estomo, patuloy ang PNP Bicol sa paglulunsad ng operasyon upang tukuyin at hanapin ang kinaroroonan ng mga sangkot sa mga nasabing krimen.

“Hindi nagtatapos ang ating responsabilidad sa pagsampa ng kaso sa mga nasabing salarin bagkus lalo nating pagsisikapang maibigay sa pamilya ng mga nabiktima ang sigaw itong hustisya at bigyan ng kapanatagan ang ating mamayan para sa isang ligtas at tahimik na komunidad,” aniya. AAC


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