Loading
Breaking
Now Reading: ANOTHER OFFICER TAGGED | Gordon wants probe on why ‘agaw-bato’ cases get dismissed
ANOTHER OFFICER TAGGED | Gordon wants probe on why ‘agaw-bato’ cases get dismissed
October 9, 2019 , 05:04 PM

OCTOBER 9, 2019 – Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday called for a review of dismissed case against so-called “ninja cops,” as another police officer is tagged in the drug recycling scheme.

Gordon, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, made the suggestion after the chief of the PNP’s Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) implicated another ranking police official in the “agaw-bato” scheme.

“Dapat inaaral natin kung bakit nadi-dismiss, either hindi humaharap ‘yung pulis, mali pag-handle ng ebidensya,” Gordon said. “Dapat siguro tutukan ninyo, in aid of legislation, kasi kung madi-dismiss lang baka sabihin madi-dismiss lang naman eh.”

According to DEG chief Brig. Gen. Albert Ferro, criminal cases were filed in 2014 against Major Bienvenido Reydado, a former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief, but was dismissed by the courts four years later.

This was corroborated by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, also a former CIDG head, who first disclosed the involvement of corrupt cops in recycling drugs in the hearings.

Magalong said he first launched an investigation on Reydado after receiving text messages from two of his men.

“There were several instances wherein they conducted anti-drug operations with a group led by Major Reydado, hindi po nila nireport, sini-seize ‘yung drugs at pinapatakas ang mga nahuhuling Chinese drug traffickers,” Magalong added.

One case involved two luggage bags containing 47 kilograms of shabu and the arrest of three Chinese nationals who were eventually released in Angeles City, Pampanga.

“So ‘pag ‘di pumuputok, ‘di lumalabas o nahuli, ‘di pinansin lusot na?” Gordon asked.

“Ganun po nangyayari talaga… I directed Ferro to launch a formal investigation,” Magalong responded.

Ferro, meanwhile, said they were able to secure the statements of the two witnesses that led to the filing of criminal charges against Reydado.

“It went to the court but I was informed it was dismissed,” Ferro said.

Earlier in the hearing, Magalong spoke against the controversial drug raid involving Maj. Rodney Baloyo and 12 other policemen in Pampanga.

They were ordered dismissed from service, but were only demoted by one rank after a motion for reconsideration was filed in 2016.

The PNP chief was also implicated in the issue after Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino said Gen. Oscar Albayalde, then the Pampanga provincial director, asked him not to implement a dismissal recommendation.

Aquino was serving as director of Region 3 Police Office at the time. (Karen Macalalad/JMF)

READ ALSO: ON PAMPANGA COPS | Aquino retracts, tells Senate Albayalde asked not to implement order

More From News5
Tuloy ang war on drugs
Posibleng magbago ang istilo ng PNP sa war on drugs oras na lumabas ang resulta ng imbestigasyon ng Senado sa 'ninja cops' at agaw-bato issue.
Published On: October 16, 2019
Smuggled na yosi sa Zamboanga City
Narekober sa sasakyan sa Baliwasan Seaside ang kahun-kahong smuggled na sigarilyo.
Published On: October 16, 2019
Robredo sa naging galaw ng protesta ni Marcos
Mabuting balita raw na isasapubliko na ang committee report ng Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ayon kay VP Leni Robredo, para malaman ng publiko ang nangyari sa naging recount sa mga boto sa tatlong pilot provinces na pinili ng nagpoprotestang si dating senador Bongbong Marcos.
Published On: October 16, 2019
May plano ang gobyerno sa traffic -Panelo
Tanungin daw muna ng mga kritiko ang mga concerned department kung anong plano para maibsan ang matinding traffic sa Metro Manila bago mag-criticize, ayon kay Sec. Salvador Panelo. Kasunod ito ng mungkahit ni Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes na dapat integrated ang transport system ng bansa, at ng pahayag niyang hindi sapat ang infrastructure projects sa ilalim ng Build, Build, Build para maresolba ang traffic issue.
Published On: October 16, 2019
Kabit ni mister, bestfriend ni misis
'Di lubos akalain ni Jeisa na pati bestfriend niya ay mapapabilang sa mahabang listahan ng mga naging babae ng kanyang mister. Ang masaklap, nagagawa pa raw siyang saktan ng asawa sa tuwing pagsasabihan sa kanyang pambababae.
Published On: October 16, 2019
SEA Games trivia: Athletics
Nakilala si Lydia de Vega bilang 'Asia's Sprint Queen' noong 1980s habang 'Long Jump Queen' naman si Elma Muros sa SEA Games atheletics.
Published On: October 16, 2019
SEA Games trivia: Volleyball
Anim na gintong medalya na ang inuwi ng Pilipinas sa women's volleyball.
Published On: October 16, 2019
SEA Games trivia: Gymnastics
Unang nakilala si Bea Lucero sa 1987 SEA Games matapos masungkit ang dalawang gintong medalya sa individual overall at balance beam events.
Published On: October 16, 2019
Testigo sa pagdinig sa GCTA, ibinunyag na may 'GCTA fo sale' sa Bilibid
Ibinunyag ni Yolanda Camelon, isa sa mga testigo sa pagdinig kaugnay ng GCTA, kung paano siya inalok ni Correctional Sr. Insp. Mabel Bansil na magbayad para makalaya ang kanyang asawang nakakulong sa Bilibid.
Published On: September 16, 2019
WOTD | Emancipation
Ang Emancipation ay kung saan ang pagiging 18-taong gulang ng isang Pilipino ang nagbibigay sa kanya ng lahat ng karapatan para kumilos nang may legal effect. Alamin ang iba't ibang termino sa usapang legal kasama si Atty. Mel Sta. Maria
Published On: September 16, 2019
Top Stories
NO CABINET RANK | Duterte: Robredo won’t be removed from anti-drug czar post
NOVEMBER 19, 2019 – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night said he will not fire the vice president as anti-drug czar but maintained it i
Published On: November 19, 2019
‘CHEAPER THAN SINGAPORE’S’ | Cayetano defends P50-M SEAG cauldron
(NOVEMBER 19, 2019) – House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano defended the P50-million cauldron to be used in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games, s
Published On: November 19, 2019
‘MISSTEPS’ | Robredo meeting with US officials did not sit well with Duterte – Palace
(NOVEMBER 19, 2019) – President Rodrigo Duterte has reneged on his decision to appoint the vice president to his Cabinet after she met with s
Published On: November 19, 2019
RIGHT OF THE STATE | POGOs in PH subjected to taxes, Palace says
NOVEMBER 19, 2019 – The controversial Chinese-operated offshore gaming companies must pay taxes, the chief presidential counsel said on Tuesd
Published On: November 19, 2019
CALL TO REGULATORS | Banks ask for level playing field with fintechs
By Gerard de la Pena, News5 The country’s banking industry has asked regulators to tighten capital controls on fintechs and tech startups as it p
Published On: November 19, 2019