THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it will comply with the order of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to dismiss 21 police officers linked to the Maguindanao massacre.
PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said police officials are merely waiting for a copy of the order from the Napolcom.
Dismissed from the service for grave misconduct are Supt. Abusama Mundas Maguid, Chief Insp. Zukarno Adil Dicay, Insp. Rex Ariel Tabao Diongon, Insp. Michael Joy Ines Macaraeg, SPO2 Badawi Piang Bakal, SPO1 Eduardo Hermo Ong, PO3 Rasid Tolentino Anton, PO3 Felix Escala Enate Jr., PO3 Abibudin Sambuay Abdulgani, PO3 Hamad Michael Nana, PO2 Saudiar Ubo Ulah, PO2 Saudi Pompong Pasutan, PO1 Herich Manisi Amaba, PO1 Michael Juanitas Madsig, PO1 Abdullah Samma Baguadatu, PO1 Pia Sulay Kamidon, PO1 Esprilieto Giano Lejarso, PO1 Esmael Manuel Guialal, PO1 Narkou Duloan Mascud and PO1 Rainer Tan Ebus. P/Insp. Saudi Matabalao Mokamad.
The respondents were held liable for being silent spectators to the unfolding crime. The Napolcom said their inaction manifests complicity with those who murdered the 57 victims, most of them journalists.
Eleven other policemen were found guilty of Less Grave Neglect of Duty and were suspended for 90 days while 21 others were exonerated for lack of evidence.
Those cleared were Supt. Bahnarin Unas Kamaong, Supt. Abdulwahid Unas Pedtucasan, Senior Insp. Abdulgapor Benasing Abad, SPO2 George Sermonia Labayan, SPO2 Samad Usman Maguindra, SPO1 Oscar Dariua Donato, SPO1 Elizer Sarad Rendaje, SPO1 Alimola Guianaton Langalen, PO3 Gibrael Rojas Alano, PO3 Ricky Duya Balanueco, PO2 Rexson Diocolano Guiama, PO1 Amir Maliwanang Solaiman, PO1 Badjun Ibad Panegas, PO1 Sandy Diloyodin Sabang, PO1 Johann Mansal Draper, PO1 Tamano Sahibal Hadi, PO1 Ebara Guiamalon Bebot, PO1 Pendatun Ambang Dima, PO1 Michael Macapeges Macorongon and PO1 Abdulbayan Usman Mundas.