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PNP-IMEG director vows to jail more rogues in uniform

June 20, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 489 views

PNPACTING on instructions from Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge (PNP-OIC), Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr., the director of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group yesterday vowed to send more erring police personnel to jail.

“We are fully committed to continue leading the PNP’s campaign to identify and arrest rogues in government uniform and also to account for those who are already the subject of warrants of arrest for different criminal cases,” PNP-IMEG director, Brigadier Gen. Samuel C. Nacion told the Journal Group.

Since last May, the PNP-IMEG under Nacion has already apprehended 10 active, retired and dismissed policemen wanted for various crimes.

Nabbed were retired Police Executive Master Sergeant Jolito Panlasiqui Jr., a resident of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan who is the subject of a non-bailable warrant for murder issued by Judge Maria Rowena Alejandria of the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court Branch 121 last May 17; ex-Police Officer 1 Raymon Job, arrested for a non-bailable murder case while giving a haircut to his customer in a barbershop in Barangay Malagasang 2-C in Imus City in Cavite last June 1; The suspect’s arrest was ordered by Judge Briccio Ygaña of the Pasig City RTC Branch 151 last January 26 ex-PO1 Jayson Maitim, arrested in Bgy. Critorey in Capas, Talarc on the basis of a warrant for malversation of public funds or property issued by Judge Francis William Espinola of the Camiling, Tarlac RTC Branch 112 last May 26 with a P36,000 recommended bail;

ex-Patrolman Jonjon Averio, arrested last May 23 in Bgy. Poblacion in Tagkawayan, Quezon last May 23 on the strength of a warrant for robbery-extortion issue by Judge Lizel Aquiatan of the Muntinlupa city RTC Branch 205 ;

ex-Corporal Ariel Gapate, arrested last June 9 in Bgy. San Bartolome in Novaliches, Quezon City on the basis of warrants of arrest for homicide and attempted homicide issued by Judge Rodolfo Azucena of the Caloocan City RTC Branch 125 and Judge Jonald Hernandez of the Caloocan City RTC Branch 84 respectively. A total bail of P156,000 was recommended for the temporary liberty of the accused;

Major Angelita Nastor, a member of the PNP Maritime Group who was arrested last May 24 in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on the basis of a warrant for direct assault issued by Judge Dennis Aga of the Q.C. RTC Branch 140 with a P36,000 bail recommended; and Staff Sergeant Kris Christopher Lacap, arrested last June 4 inside the Police Regional Office 4-A in Calamba City on the basis of a warrant for homicide issued by Judge Edilwasif Baddiri of the Pasay City RTC Branch 115 and ordered committed at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

The two others are an active Camp Crame policeman and a retired staff sergeant who are both the subject of warrants of arrest for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.

Latest to be hauled to jail by the PNP-IMEG was ex-Police Staff Sergeant Luis Jomok III, a former member of the Rizal Police Provincial Office wanted for the 2008 killing of his 19-year old neighbor in Pasay City.

Nacion said the accused even offered a P2 million bribe to the arresting officers in exchange for his liberty. The PNP-IMEG team ignored the offer and instead handcuffed the suspect who will be facing a separate case for violation of Article 212 of the Revised Penal Code otherwise known as corruption of public officials, said Brig. Gen. Nacion.

Acting on a tip from informants, Nacion said the suspect was arrested in his house on 83 Cabrera Road in Kaytikling, Barangay Dolores in Taytay, Rizal shortly before noon last June 15 on the strength of a warrant of arrest for homicide issued by Judge Wilhelmina Jorge-Wagan of the Pasay City RTC Branch 111 in September 2021.

Police records showed the suspect was demoted thrice and was eventually dismissed from the force in connection with the killing of then teenager Billy Lozada.

The ex-cop was accused of shooting Lozada twice in the chest on August 7, 2008. He surrendered to the Pasay City police after the incident and was charged in court when the victim died.

“The arrest of SSgt. Jomok is a testament to the IMEG’s commitment to help the PNP regain public trust and confidence by seeing to it that the law will be enforced really without fear or favor,” he said.

The official commended members of the PNP-IMEG Counter-Intelligence Division led by Lieutenant Colonel Leo M. Canuel and Major Christian C. Burgos for hauling the wanted ex-policeman to jail.

Danao congratulated the PNP-IMEG for proving again and sundry that it will not hesitate to arrest their wanted colleagues, regardless of their rank and stature.

“As I have always emphasized, there is no room for misconduct and breach of discipline in the PNP, thus we will ensure that cops with criminal cases are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law because criminals have no place in the police service,” said Lt. Gen. Danao.

Most of the accused are now being held at the PNP-IMEG lock-up facility in Camp Crame.

Nacion, a member of PNP Academy Class 1992 said that on instructions of Lt. Gen. Danao, they are going all-out against any police personnel, uniformed or non-uniformed, who are involved in corrupt activities specifically drug trafficking and robbery-extortion.

“This is part of the PNP leadership’s ongoing massive Intensified Cleanliness Policy aimed at penalizing undesirable members of the organization defying strict directives and other policies,” he said.

He said that information may be relayed to the PNP IMEG Hotlines: Smart- 09989702286 or Globe- 09957952569 or thru the Facebook Page: Integrity Monitoring Enforcement Group and Twitter Account: @imeg2017.

The official assured that the identities of the informants will be kept in utmost secrecy.