Loading
Breaking
Now Reading: FALL FROM GRACE | DOJ charges Albayalde, 12 ‘ninja cops’ for graft
FALL FROM GRACE | DOJ charges Albayalde, 12 ‘ninja cops’ for graft
January 17, 2020 , 10:16 AM

(JANUARY 16, 2020) – The justice department has filed graft charges against the former national police chief and a dozen other police officers in connection with the re-sale of confiscated drugs in Pampanga in 2013.

State prosecutors, who reopened an investigation against General Oscar Albayalde, have found probable cause to file corruption charges before the Office of the Ombudsman.

“The panel anchored its finding on Albayalde’s non-implementation of an order which sought to penalize the police officers involved in the questioned drug operation,” the justice department said in a press statement.

State prosecutors said the case against Albayalde was for persuading, inducing, or influencing another public officer to perform an act constituting a violation of rules and regulations in connection with the official duties of the latter, and for causing any undue injury to any party, including the government.

Albayalde, as the Pampanga police chief at the time, was supposed to sack 13 policemen for the controversial drug raid, but a Senate inquiry bared the retired police chief blocked the dismissal.

The panel also indicted 12 police officers involved in the operation for misappropriation and declaration of illegal drugs seized, planting of evidence, qualified bribery, and causing undue injury to any party, including the government.

The policemen were accused of “recycling” some 160 of 200 kilos of shabu seized in 2013, and releasing alleged drug trafficker Johnson Lee for money and cars.

Those indicted were Lt. Col. Rodney Raymundo Louie Juico Baloyo IV; Police Lt. Joven Bagnot De Guzman, Jr.; Police Master Sgts. Jules Lacap Maniago, Donald Castro Roque, Ronald Bayas Santos, Rommel Muñoz Vital, Alcindor Mangiduyos Tinio, Eligio Dayos Valeroso and Dante Mercado Dizon; and Police Staff Sgts. Dindo Singian Dizon, Gilbert Angeles De Vera, and Romeo Encarnacio Guerrero Jr.

Complaints against PO2 Anthony Lacsamana were dismissed for insufficiency of evidence, with a conclusion that he did not participate in the operation.

The panel’s findings will be endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman for further action.

RELATED STORIES: ‘ONLY A LITTLE’ | Former PNP official implicates Albayalde in ‘ninja cops’ issue

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

OVER PAMPANGA ‘NINJA COPS’ | PNP-CIDG includes Albayalde in criminal complaint

Albyalde

More From News5
Kinompronta ni Calida ang isang ABS CBN reporter
"Ikaw, lagi mo akong binabanatan ha." Kinompronta ni Solicitor General Jose Calida ang isang reporter ng ABS-CBN nang manghingi ito ng kopya ng petition for quo warranto para sa pagpapawalang-bisa ng prangkisa ng network.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Nilinaw ni Sec. Panelo ang naging confusion sa pagkansela sa VFA
Ipinaliwanag ni Sec. Salvador Panelo na nagkalituhan daw sa tenses na ginamit kaya magkaiba ang naging pahayag nila ni Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana tungkol sa pagpapasa ng termination notice ng Visiting Forces Agreement sa Amerika. Sinabi rin ni Panelo na mas mahalagang malaman na hindi magbabago ang isip ng Pangulo sa isyu.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Babaeng astronaut na bumalik sa mundo, gumawa ng record
328 na araw nananatili sa space ang American astronaut na si Christina Koch. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Inflation forecast para sa 2020, itinaas ng BSP
Posibleng pumalo sa 3% ang inflation o kabuuang pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin at serbisyo ngayong taon, batay sa pagtataya ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Babaeng nagpa-inject ng glutathione, nasawi
Namatay matapos atakihin sa puso ang isang babae sa Maynila ilang oras lang matapos magpa-inject ng glutathione sa isang spa. | Jen Calimon. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Doktor na binansagang nCoV-whistleblower, namatay dahil sa virus
Sinasabing si Doctor Li Wenliang ang unang nagbabala tungkol sa kumakalat na virus pero kinatisgo umano siya ng mga pulis dahil sa pagpapakalat daw ng tsismis. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Virgin coconut oil kontra nCoV, bukas na pag-aralan ng DOST
Bukas ang DOST na suriin kung makatutulong ang virgin coconut oil kontra 2019 novel coronavirus na base sa pag-aaral ni Dr. Fabian Dayrit ng Ateneo de Manila University. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
TWG on motorcycle taxi, pinagrereport ng Kamara kada linggo
Nasabon ang technical working group dahil sa pagpayag na itaas ang fleet cap sa Metro Manila matapos na makipagkasundo sa Angkas at sa mga senador. | via Gerard de la Peña. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 4, 2020
No Chinese ban — Palace
Nilinaw ng Malacañang na hindi pa rin ipinagbabawal ang pagpasok ng mga Chinese sa Pilipinas sa kabila ng banta ng 2019-nCoV
Published On: February 4, 2020
P3-M na kush sa condo
Naaresto ang tatlong lalaking nahulihan ng high-grade marijuana at ecstacy sa loob ng condominium sa Taguig.
Published On: February 4, 2020
Top Stories
DEDICATED TEACHER | VP Robredo’s mother passes away
February 23, 2020 – The mother of the country’s vice president and top opposition leader died on Saturday after she was rushed to a local h
Published On: February 23, 2020
RESCHEDULED | Tokyo postpones training for Olympics volunteers over virus fears
TOKYO, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have postponed training for volunteers because of the spread of the c
Published On: February 22, 2020
FRESH CASES | DFA reports eight more Filipinos in cruise ship contracted the virus
February 22, 2020 – The foreign affairs official on Saturday reported eight more Filipinos aboard a luxury cruise ship have been infected by
Published On: February 22, 2020
COVID OUTBREAK | Israel reports first coronavirus case as cruise passenger tests positive
JERUSALEM, February 21, 2020 (Reuters) – An Israeli woman who returned to Israel from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo tested positiv
Published On: February 22, 2020
COVID OUTBREAK | Israeli on coronavirus-hit cruise ship tested positive upon return to Israel – officials
JERUSALEM, February 21, 2020 (Reuters) – An Israeli woman who returned to Israel from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo tested positiv
Published On: February 21, 2020