Top Laguna lawmen sacked over torture

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Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: Calabarzon Regional Director Chief Supt. Jesus Gatchalian has ordered the immediate relief of Laguna Provincial Director Sr. Supt Pascual Muñoz and his Laguna Chief of Intelligence Supt. Kirby Kraft.

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The order came after ten members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Laguna Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) District Office in Biñan City was sacked for alleged torture and maltreatment of 15 detainees.

Earlier ordered relieved from their posts were Chief Insp. Arnold Formento, Sr. Police Officer (SPO) 1 Alexander Asis, PO3 Freddie Ramos, PO2 Marc Julius Caesar, PO2 Aldwin Tibuc, PO2 Melmar Baybado Viray, PO1 Nelson Caribo, SPO2 Bernardino Artisen, P02 Mateo Cailo, and P02 Renan Galang.

Detainees under their care sustained bruises on the buttocks and thighs, wounds on their arms and blood stains on their clothes which they said they suffered under torture by the Laguna police to make them reveal their source of illegal drugs.

Gatchalian also ordered the dismantling of the detention center inside the police office.

A roulette called “Wheels of Torture” was also found that was allegedly spun around by police officers during “torture time.” Where the marker stops determines the kind of torture the detainees will experience.

The roulette marking “Paniki” means a detainee will be hung upside down for 30 seconds, while “Manny Pacquiao” means a detainee will be mauled for 20 seconds.

Gatchalian ordered the immediate transfer of the detainees to Biñan City Police Jail.

Relieved policemen were sent to Laguna Provincial Administrative and Holding Office in Santa Cruz and restricted to their quarters.

They also face administrative charges for grave misconduct for maltreatment of prisoners and are now undergoing pre-charge investigation.

The alleged torture of the inmates was initially investigated by the Commission on Human Rights who looked into the complaint of inmates of the satellite office of police intelligence bureau of the Laguna PPO in Biñan City.

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  1. Juana Dela Cruz on

    Sana po matanggal na mga pinuno ng kapulisan ng Laguna, wag lang ilipat. Mga bahid sila sa pangalan ng serbisyong bayan. Sila ang nagpapasasa sa mga nakaw na yaman bukod pa sa kanilang walang habas na pagyurak sa pangalan ng pamahalang sumasalamin sa tinaguriang Daang Matuwid ng ating mahal na pangulo. Sana po ay lubusan nang imbestigahan at silipin mga buhay ng mga mapang-abusong mga pinuno na mga yan na naghahasik sa buong laguna ng kanilang kayabangan at hindi ng kapayapaan para sa kanilang mga kababayang ninanakawan nila at inaabuso. Kapag walang nangyari sa mga sumbong na ito, kawawa naman ang Laguna sa kamay ng mga hayok at mga ganid na mga pulis na tulad nina Laguna Provincial Director Sr. Supt Pascual Muñoz and his Laguna Chief of Intelligence Supt. Kirby Kraft. Sila ay mga batik at kasiraan sa buong PNP!

    Sana mapanindigan ng DILG ang kanilang pangako ng Daan Matuwid sa pamamagitan ng sibak sa SERBISYO sa mga naturang mga pinuno.