159 ‘narco-officials’ named

The Philippine Star

Mayors, judges, congressmen, cops, soldiers on list

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – They have 24 hours to surrender or be hunted down.

To stop what he described as a drug “pandemic,” President Duterte bared yesterday a list of 159 incumbent and former local executives and lawmakers, judges and uniformed personnel suspected to be involved in the illegal drug trade.

Police and other state forces securing many of the 159 were pulled out.

The President said he owed it to the Filipino people to release the names, noting that “my mouth does not have due process.”

Conceding that there must be a presumption of innocence, he told a press conference here early yesterday that the involvement of the 159 in the drug trade needs further validation.

“It might be true. It might not be true,” he said.

If those in the list would face administrative or criminal charges, “then they should have due process” under the Constitution, he said, promising, “I will give it to them.”

But he said “due process has nothing to do with my mouth.”

“There are no proceedings here, no lawyers,” he said. “I speak for the people so they will know the truth about our lives here in the Philippines. I’m the only President who is doing this.”

Eight members of the judiciary, 56 incumbent and former local officials composed mainly of mayors and lawmakers as well as 95 active and retired members of the police, military, jail and fire bureaus were included in Duterte’s list and were given 24 hours to surrender or they would be tracked down by security forces.

The President also ordered the pullout of police escorts of the listed mayors. He instructed policemen securing the local executives to return to their respective mother units or they would be dismissed from the service.

Duterte also directed the cancellation of the licenses of the mayors’ firearms as well as their authority to supervise the law enforcement units in their area.

Judges tagged in the narcotics trade were asked to report to the Supreme Court while policemen and soldiers in the list were instructed to report to their superiors.

“You do not do that, I will order the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the entire PNP (Philippine National Police) to hunt you,” Duterte said in a speech during the wake of four soldiers slain in a series of landmine attacks by the New People’s Army in Compostela Valley held at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao here.

Duterte said people in government involved in illegal drugs were to blame for the drug menace plaguing the country.

“There are things that are really reaching crisis (proportions) and it is not even epidemic. It’s pandemic,” the President said.

“It was really spreading like wildfire and I was scared for my country because I am a Filipino,” he added.

Duterte said there was nothing personal with his decision to reveal the names of people allegedly involved in illegal drugs and stressed that revealing the truth about the condition of the country was his sworn duty.

“If there is a rule, a law, either you enforce it or none at all,” the President said.

The President said he would soon come up with the list of prosecutors allegedly into the illegal drug trade as well.

He said these prosecutors were the ones who caused the dismissal, if not the dropping of charges against drug suspects.

At Malacañang, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said “there will be no sacred cows” as more names would be revealed once the extent of  their alleged involvement in the illegal trade was verified.

Duterte said the list was validated several times to make sure it was accurate.

Police, military move to follow Duterte

Upon the orders of Duterte, National Capital Regional Police Office director Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde ordered relieved and disarmed the eight policemen named by the President as having links with the illegal drug trade.

They were Police Officer 2 Allan Carpio, PO3 Eric Lazo, PO3 Alex Macabeo, PO3 Johnny Mahilum, Senior Police Officer 1 Ernesto Billones, PO1 Vicente Celis, Chief Inspector Roberto Palisoc and SPO3 Gerry Mendoza.

Albayalde directed his five district directors to place the eight policemen under their custody pending investigation of their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.

Quezon City Police director Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said two of the policemen – Lazo and Mahilum – had been actually relieved last month for suspected drug links.

Manila Police District director Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel said Palisoc, who was identified as a member of the MPD-Station 7, had been relieved since Jan. 11, 2011 and reassigned to another district.

Navotas City chief of police Supt. Dante Novicio, on the other hand, denied there was a Chief Insp. Eric Buenaventura in their roster.

In Iloilo City, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 spokesperson Supt. Gilbert Gorero said they were recalling the PNP officials and members named by Duterte.

In Zamboanga City, a police officer and four personnel were ordered to report to PRO 9 to face the allegations against them.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) relieved all the military personnel named by Duterte.

AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said the AFP personnel would face administrative proceedings, including filing of charges and hearings after which a judgment would be rendered as part of due process.

Up to the judiciary

Andanar said the Palace was leaving it up to the Supreme Court to investigate the judges named by Duterte.

“One of them (in the entire list) called me up. But you know if there is a rule, a law, either you enforce it or none at all. But for friends, if I am not going to read your name because I know you, then the best that I could do for the country is resign… this one is not personal to me. We are not enemies (and) I don’t hold grudges against you. But I am now angry. You are in the list. Someday, we will meet again,” the President said in mixed Filipino and English before reading the list.

The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980 transferred the administrative supervision of all courts and personnel from the Department of Justice to the SC.

As for the list, questions were raised on its veracity due to some perceived inaccuracies.

Three of the seven judges tagged by Duterte were no longer in the judiciary.

Judge Roberto Navidad of Calbayog City of Samar regional trial court is dead already.  He was killed while buying medicine at a drug store in their city in January of 2008.

The President also named Judge Mupas of Dasmariñas, Cavite RTC. He did not give the first name of the judge, but records showed that there was a Judge Lorinda Toledo-Mupas in the RTC who was dismissed by the SC from the judiciary in 2007 for gross ignorance of the law. Her husband, Judge Jesus Mupas is still active and assigned in Pasay RTC.

Another judge named by Duterte, Rene Gonzales of the Iloilo municipal trial court, has retired.

The high court has yet to issue a statement on the seven judges named by Duterte in the administration’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

“We are still verifying exactly what the President said and how he said it; assuming a statement is necessary it will be released formally,” SC spokesman Theodore Te said in a text message when sought for reaction. 

Rody’s list


Mupas – Dasmariñas, Cavite

Reyes – Baguio City

Savillo – RTC Branch 13, Iloilo City

Casiple – Kalibo, Aklan

Rene Gonzales – MTC (no location mentioned)

Navidad – RTC Calbayog

Exequiel Dagala – MTC

Dapa – Siargao

Current and former local government officialsLuzon (mayors)

Reynaldo Flores – Naguilian, La Union

Dante Garcia – Tubao, La Union

Martin de Guzman – Bauang, La Union

Marjorie Apel Salazar – Lasam, Cagayan

Goto Violago – Bulacan

Marino Morales – Mabalacat, Pampanga

Felix Castillo – Daguioman, Abra

Ex-mayor Eufronio Eriguel – Agoo, La Union

Jesus Celeste (alias Boying) – Bolinao, Pangasinan

Jose “Pepe” Miranda – Santiago City, Isabela

Vicente Amante – San Pablo City, Laguna

Ryan Dolor – Bauan, Batangas


Alex Centena – Calinog, Iloilo

Julius Ronald Pacificador – Hamtic, Antique

Jed Mabilog – Iloilo City

Sigfredo Salangutin Betita – Carles, Iloilo

Marciano Malones – Maasin, Iloilo

Ex-mayor Michael Rama – Cebu City

Hector Ong – Laoang, Northern Samar

Rolando Espinosa – Leyte

Beda Cañamaque – Basay, Negros Oriental

Ex-mayor Madeleine Mendoza-Ong – Laoang, Northern Samar

Attorney Antonio Pesina – Iloilo City

Erwin “Tongtong” Plagat – Iloilo City


Abubakar Abdul Karim Afdal – Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur

Gamar Ahay Janihim – Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte

David Navarro – Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur

Bobby Alingan – Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte

Yusofa Monder Bugong Ramin – Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

Jessie Aguilera – Alegria, Surigao del Norte

Fahad Salic – Marawi City

Mohammad Ali Abenal – Marantao, Lanao del Sur

Jamal Dadayan – Buntong, Lanao del Sur

Sabdullah Macabago – Saguiran, Lanao del Sur

Muslim Aline Macadatu – Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur

Rasul Sangki – Daut Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao

Montaser Sabal – Talitay, Maguindanao

Vicman Montawal – Datu Montawal, Maguindanao

Samsudin Dimaukom – Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao

Norodin Salasal – Datu Salino, Maguindanao

Ex-mayor Benahar Tulawie – Talipao, Sulu

Reynaldo Parojinog – Ozamiz City

Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez – ex-wife of Colangco

Omar Solitario Ali – Marawi City

Otto Montawal – Datu Montawal, Maguindanao

Nida Dimagkon –Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao

Arafat Salic – Marawi City

Rasmiyah Macabago – Saguiran, Lanao del Sur


Vice Mayor Edgardo Trinidad – El Nido, Palawan (Luzon)

Vice Mayor Francis Ansing Amboy – Maasin, Iloilo (Visayas)

Vice Mayor Fralz Sabalones – San Fernando, Cebu (Visayas)

Vice Mayor Abdul Wahab Allan Sabal – Talitay, Maguindanao (Mindanao)

Ex-board member Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog


Ex-Rep. JC Rahman Nava, Guimaras

Party-list Rep. Jeffrey Celis, Panay chapter

Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr., Surigao del Norte

Members of the police and the military

P/Insp. Rolando Batulayan (ret.)

P/Supt. Maristelo Manalo – PNP-CIDG

PCI Roberto Palisoc – Station 7 MPD

P/Supt. Ciceron Ada (ret.)

PCI Eric Buenaventura – Navotas

PO2 Geraldine Bautista Manuel – PNP PRO2

SPO3 Ronald Calap – Isabela PPO

POC Rodel Samoledo – Lalio Police Station

PO3 Cecilio Domingo – Nueva Ecija CIDT

PO2 Ryan Mendoza – Tarlac Police Station

Jeffrey Serafica – Butuan PPO

PO1 Norman Adarlo – Puerto Galera NPS


PO1 Mark Christian Catalina – PNP Camarines Norte

PO2 Alan Carpio PCP – 8 Pasay City

PO3 Eric Lazo – QCPD Station 6

PO3 Alexander Macabeo – PCP 3 Paranaque City

PO3 Johnny Mahilum – QCPD Station 6 Batasan

PO2 Celito Melendrez – Binangonan Police Station

Gen. Vicente Loot (ret.)

Gen. Valerio (ret.) – Santa Barbara, Iloilo

Gen. Bernardo Diaz – Region 6

Gen. Idio – RTC of Calbayog City

P/Supt. Floro (ret.) – Antique City PNP

P/Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop – COP of Iloilo Base Commander

P/Supt. Delia Paz – Chief RDIDM

P/Supt. Genepa – RIU Intelligence

P/Supt. Ipil Duenas

P/Supt. Condag

P/Supt. Eugenio Malic – PNP Maritime Group

Lamsis – former chief Antique anti-drug

P/Supt. Gomboc

P/Supt. Lebin

PCI Maymay

PSI Kenneth Militar – Iloilo

PSI Donasco

P/Insp. De Jose – SOG PNP Region 6

P/Insp. Duarte – former PCOP of Arevalo, Iloilo

P/Insp. Vicente Vicente – COP Banate

P/Insp. Romeo Santander – Former chief intel Cebu

PO2 Michael Cortez – Barile Police Station

SPO1 Jen dela Victoria – PS5 Cebu CPO

SPO1 Onel Nabua – Barile Police Station

PO2 Jomar Ibanez – Lapu-Lapu Police Station

PO3 Ryan Martus Kiamco – Cebu Provincial Office

PCI Ibrahim Jabiran – Zamboanga CPO

PCI Perfecto Abrasaldo Awi Jr. – Misamis Oriental

P/Insp. Roy Montes – Iligan PRO

P/Supt. Ricardo Gando Pulot – COP Quezon Bukidnon

P/Insp. Martin Plaza – former Panabo chief intel

PO1 Pierre Dizo – Zamboanga del Sur

PO3 Omar Juani – Zamboanga City Public Safety

Rommel Mansul – PRO9

PO3 Daryl Page – Tabasan Municipal Station

SPO1 Totong Joe Valdez – 9th RNG

SPO4 Rodrigo Ramos – Bukidnon PRO

SPO1 Reynaldo dela Victoria – CDO

SPO3 Emilio Mendoza – Lozaria PP5 Iligan City

Marlo Espinosa – Bukidnon

SPO3 Richie Mat – CIDG Mati Davao Oriental

SPO3 Rosell Iliviera – CIDG Tagum Davao del Norte

PO3 Jessie Balabag – Region 11

PO3 Filomeno Toronia – Digos Police Station

PO1 Glenn Alicarte – PRO 12

PO1 Philip Pantarolia – Tacurong City Police Office

SPO1 Gerry dela Rosa – SCPPO

PO3 Bebot Ruiz – GSCPO

PO3 Estelito Solanio – Malongon MPS Sarangani

PO1 Jerebel Ocsio – PRO RMN

SPO1 Ernesto Billones – NCR

JS1 Lito Montemayor – Roxas District Jail Aparri

PO1 Vicente Reynaldo Celis – NCR

PG Drexel Saet – MIMAROPA

SPO1 Felix Tubil – Region 3

SPO3 Nicolas Ponce Angeles – Region 3

SPO2 Rod Erseni – Marinduque BFP

FO1 Reynaldo Valencia – Claveria Police Station

SSgt. Vic dela Cruz – MIMAROPA

B/Gen. Leoncio Daniega – NCR

SPO3 Gerry Mendoza – NCR

Reymante Dayto – Region 5

Reymar Dayto – Region 5

Renato Zamora – Region 6

J1 Alan Manatad – Region 7

SPO3 Christie Cielo Tingad – Region 7

RSAD Casimiro Castro – CAFGU 38IB 6ID ARMM

RSAD Pfc. Philip Miro – 40IB 6ID ARMM

Cpl. Cusinan Lopez – 52IB ARMM

Pfc. Mamadali Ipad – 64IB 6ID

Yasin Abolgalib

JO1 Alfredo Ogacho

FO1 Nicolas Ponce Ablaca

FO1 Ricardo Ibanez

Marine Cpl. Alfrenz Gurias Abedin

Jimmy Manlangit – Region 12

– With Non Alquitran, Giovanni Nilles, Edu Punay, Cecille Suerte Felipe, Michelle Zoleta, Rey Galupo, Roel Pareño, Jennifer Rendon, Romina Cabrera

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