Roxas-linked PNP officials placed on floating status


SEVERAL senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP), including two recently linked by the President to illegal drugs, have been placed on floating status since Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa took over as PNP chief on July 1, 2016, a senior police official disclosed on Monday.

The police official, who is assigned at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, said the officials on “floating status” are from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1984, which adopted defeated presidential candidate Manuel Roxas 2nd as a member.

“They have been relieved from their posts and placed on floating status since ‘Bato’ took over the helm of the PNP last July 1, 2016,” said the source.

Placed on floating status were Directors Generoso Cerbo Jr., Jonathan Miano, Joel Pagdilao, Danilo Pelisco and Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz.

Another Camp Crame source confirmed that these officials were indeed placed on floating status.

In April this year, Cerbo and Diaz were reported being seen with retired deputy director
general Marcelo Garbo Jr., also linked by the President to drugs, in a hotel at the Cubao, Quezon City commercial complex owned by the Araneta-Roxas family.

Cerbo used to head the PNP Directorate for Intelligence, while Miano was in charge of the irectorate for Operations. Pelisco was the head of the Directorate for Comptrollership.

Pagdilao is the former chief of the National Capital Regional Police Office while Diaz is the former regional commander of the Western Visayas Police Office based in Iloilo province, a Roxas bailiwick.

Pagdilao and Diaz were among the five PNP officials accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of protecting illegal drug syndicates during the Air Force anniversary rites on July 4.

“They are all now assigned to the office of the PNP Chief waiting to be given new assignments,” the senior police source said.

Asked if politics was behind the move, the source could not give a definite answer.

“That I cannot answer… but two of them were tagged by President Duterte as alleged protectors of illegal drug syndicates,” the source said, referring to Pagdilao and Diaz.

Aside from Pagdilao, Diaz and Garbo of the PMA Class of 1981, Duterte had tagged Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio (PMA Class of 1985) and retired chief superintendent Vicente Loot (PMA Class of 1982) as protectors of illegal drug syndicates.
All have vehemently denied the allegation.

The active police officials are being investigated by the National Police Commission while those who have retired are being probed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government and law enforcement agencies.


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  1. Juan T. Delacruz on

    Any intelligence reports gathered from intelligence activities are credible because everything is written on the report such as what, when, where, and how. Intelligence reports are not based on assumptions and theories, rather, on factual event. Agents are trained to connect dots as well.

    The problem with us, Filipinos, even if we got caught in action with a lot of evidence, against us, can always deny the accusations and the case can eventually be dismissed because the mighty element called MONEY. This is the strategy of these 5 active duty generals and they are confident that their cases will eventually dismissed for lack of evidence, or when the Administration changes. Ala GMA move.

  2. Why are PMA grad allowed to serve in PNP. They should not because there is a PNP academy and PMA are only for military. This is stupid and should be stopped. Another is why there are too many generals in PNP? That’s a waste of tax money .

  3. Mabait na Pinoy on

    One Big Fish, is already in police custody, even the PNP refused to name this person for his personal and family safety, has been helping the law enforcement agencies, identifying the locations, activities, and who are involved in the drug trade. He also identified their protectors in the government, and it turned out those information he has given to the PNP were accurate, so far and so good.

    The suspected PNP Generals keep on denying their involvement in drug trade, and by looking at the pupil of their eyes, these accused generals are users themselves. I can conclude the same thing when I saw the pupil of the eyes of Sen. Escudero. The higher echelon this war on drug goes, the more difficult and complicated will be, because these people have the resources to hire lawyers of high caliber. Normally, their resources came from drug profits.Therefore, the 5 Generals, Cerbo, Miano, Pagdilao, Pelisco, and Diaz should be put in a military jail in Crame, on pending investigation or interrogation, I would say.

    I would suggest not to investigate these suspected Generals or drug lords already in the custody of PNP. Rather, interrogate these SOB’s and apply the interrogation techniques that have been outlawed because human rights. Waterboarding is one of them, and sleep deprivation is another. The best technique that I would employ is to take these 5 generals for helicopter ride with their hands tied behind their backs. I would then tell the pilots to go ahead take off with the doors open and put on my safety harness. The passengers will not even allow to wear their seat belts so it will be easier to push anybody out the door whenever I am ready. The pilot will then goes up, about 1,000 feet above Manila Bay, and any human being will not survive a fall from this altitude without a parachute.

    Without saying anything, I would push Miano first, and then Pelisco second. I would then grab Pagdilao on his shoulder and say, ayaw mong kumanta? I would then get the information, all information that I needed, to include an upgraded version of drug matrix, that tells everything. Lastly, do not invite media because you are going on a mission. Dubbed this as, MISSION: Top Secret DESTINATION: Unknown..

  4. Teddy Sevilla on

    The Chief PNP has admited that they do not have strong evidence against the Duterte-named drug lord, Peter Lim. If they have nothing much against Lim, how much do they have on Gen. Garbo who has been tagged as Lim’s protector? It looks like Garbo, a known Roxas supporter, is being used as a political pawn.

    Duterte is playing with fire in his campaign against illegal drugs. Playing rich versus poor, powerful versus weak. If he loses control, the whole nation ends in conflagration.

  5. Ang mga gagong opisyal, ang tataas pa naman ng mga ranggo ay sila pala ang mga taksil sa bayan. Dapat firing squad ang mga ito kapag napatunayan ang kanilang in- volvement sa drug trade sa bansa.

    • Yes na yes, mga traydor sila sa bayan. Officially, dapat bantayan nila ang mga Pilipino. In reality, daan sila para malango sa droga ang mga kabataan, pati kapulisan.