Friday, January 22, 2010

The Arrest of Jason Ivler Aguilar....gotcha!

(photo was from video clip)

Nabulabog lahat nung arestuhin ng National Bureau of Investigation agents si Jason Ivler Aguilar sa bahay nila sa Blue Ridge Subdivision sa Quezon City last Jan 18, 2010. Ma-aksyon ang video! Pagandahan ng dialogue ang mga ahente syempre!Congrats ko muna ang mga NBI agents for a job well-done…you are the men!

Ang mga ganitong operasyon ang nami-miss ko sa PNP…lalo kung may media at may camera. Sino ba tatanggi na ma-TV. I remember sabi ni CSUPT Manuel Porras, di bale na raw ma-dyaryo kesa takpan ng dyaryo. Tama naman. Pero nung mapasok kami bilang mga taga-kapang nakadapa, pinagbawalan kaming makita sa TV..(asar!) Artista na dapat ako kung nakita ako ng mga talent scout (lol!) ni Mother Lily.

Anyway, during the arrest of Ivler, medyo magki-critics lang ako ng konti. Normal yun after ng operation na mag conduct ng critics on tactical approach and execution. Ito ay base lang sa napanood kong video sa

Puna Number 1:

Being well-informed ang assault team that the subject was armed and dangerous, and had undergone extensive military training, actually Ivler was a trained US Marine (Ranger), so they should not discount the possibilities. One is that possibility that the suspect might have prepared better than them and may shoot better than them. Most of the agents are not wearing vest, and if other do have vests, these are not rated for the possible arm the suspect may going to use. Dapat ba isiping laging naka de-bola ang kalaban? I admired the PNP-ASG Special Operation Unit, how they equipped themselves the fact na ill-fated ang budget ng PNP compared sa NBI.

Puna Number 2:

I saw Marlene Aguilar-Pollard right at the middle of the action. I will ask those guys in the service who did the same type of raid using tactical assault if that was correct? The playing area was too small, two rooms facing each other. During the first room inspection, nakita ko si Marlene trapped on one side which was really nasa line of fire kung nandun si Jason. Whew! Formidable! But Jason was in the second room (actually staircase pala yata yun, di kita sa video e), and the shooting started in that second phase. Few bullets flew and Jason was down. Since maliit lang yung play ground, dapat na-cleared muna yun sa non-combatant bago nag-assault and they knew and they were expecting that they might get engaged anytime. Baka between them walang casualty, tapos si Marlene lang ang body count dun kung tumagal pa.

Puna Number 3:

Trivia: Alam nyo bang sinalinan ng dugo si Jason Ivler sa ospital? Ikaw ba naman tapakan habang butas ang katawan mo, di ba? Wasak ang portion ng large intestine niya at ayun sa duktor ng Quirino Memorial Medical Hospital, lumabas ang dumi na nasa loob ng bituka, well buti di tumae sa butas ng bala si Jason. Pinned down na ang suspect and he had ceased to be a big threat, plus ang dami pang umaaresto sa kaniya at naglalagay ng posas. Well ganun siguro talaga, mataas ang tension e, excited lahat. Also the way kung paano siya binitbit, medyo ok rin pero may mas makataong pagdala dun.

Anyway, style nila yun e.

Siguro kung ako, hahagisan ko ng tear gas, tutal postive na nandun e, kasi namutok na agad si Jason e.

Dun naman sa tatlumpo (30) Quezon City cops na napabalitang magre-retraining for failure to locate and arrest Jason, medyo parang unfair sa mga mamang pulis. Bakit mo sila ibabalik sa schooling, e dalawang team pala ang humahanap, NBI at PNP..nagkataon lang sa NBI nagbigay ng info ang asset e.

Ang pagkakaiba, focus ang NBI dahil walang ibang tasking sila, samantalang ang pulis medyo sagot lahat di ba. Pati nga pagbabantay sa bahay ni sir. Nangyayari talaga yun na minsan nauunahan, nagreretraining ba nag NBI pag sila ang naunahan ng PNP sa parehong kaso? Iyong ganitong sitwasyon, positive media na lang, nakaka-low moral yan e.

Here’s the link:

http://www.gmanews. tv/story/ 181819/fugitive- jason-ivler- captured- after-shootout- with-nbi- team

http://www.gmanews. tv/largevideo/ latest/53945/ ivlers-mother- marlene-aguilar- undergoes- investigation

And lastly, di ko na pupunahin si Marlene, normal na reaksyon lang yung nakikita sa kaniya kasi magulang rin ako. Huwag lang mangyari sa akin..trip wire ang sasalubong sa kanila, tapos decoy pa..ngek!

Friday, December 04, 2009

What the Hell Are You Doing At The Checkpoint?

This is just an observation from what I had read from the news.

Recently, the mass murder of 57 people in Maguindanao drew international outcry and immediately demand fast-phase outcome on the investigation to give due justice to victim and severe punishment whoever masterminded the heinous crime. We have the mayor behind bar right now, though he has been tagged as the one who allegedly lead the killings, this needs to be proven in court.

In my observation, there was a funny thing in one of the statements of two fine Philippine National Police (PNP) officials, they admitted being there and made their statements collaborate with each other. But there was an element in the statement of the senior officer that is quite vague, and that is the idea of his present in a checkpoint being the deputy provincial director. It doesn't make sense to me at all.

In the provision of revised Rules of Engagement of the PNP, manning a check point should always be officer-led, to oversee and supervise the conduct of the checkpoit. A police inspector is just right to be in the checkpoint. Maybe I can tell that the junior officer is still rookie in the service and maybe he had just got out from the academy few years back. We all know that most of these newly graduate cadets are still "principled officers" in their early years. Although some of them get rotten as they age in the service, the rest remain loyal and guided by our police creed. That is why in my opinion, his sworn statement on his involvement is true-to-the-line while the other statement executed by his senior officer is quite a "rider affidavit" and seems being unprepared for the consequence.

This was supposedly a simple road choke point operation, an ordinary security measure along the provincial road, why was it need for him to be there being the second in command in the PNP provincial hierarchy? I don't know the answer actually, but the only thing comes in my mind while reading the news was that...maybe he is executing a "special instruction" and unfortunately behind that instruction he did not have any idea what will comes next, or there was a change of plan that he was no longer aware of during the course of executing the plan... well maybe.

For a special trained officer, the arrival of 100 fully armed men is not supposed to be surprising since their gears and boots will not make them soundless. Before these guys arrived at the scene, where were they hiding or sit-waiting, may 50 meters away from the checkpoint? They cannot just run and rally at that point undetected. Someone knew it beforehand.

Where were the intelligence officers, had they not get across with advance information? The formation and movement of 100 personnel is not so hard to detect. Had the intelligence noticed the misplacement of the CVO personnel? Where were they massing up? I don't think that the traffic group has the duty to monitor every "tick of the clock".

In my opinion, there should be a major rotation next time for all key personnel few months before election, those assigned in the south should be transferred to the north in order to avoid siding to and being used by politicians during this period.

I don't know..but for some ungodly reasons, I am just asking....what the hell are you doing in the checkpoint, Sir?

Where a great history was about to happen and you were perfectly out there.
Who was in the wrong place and at the wrong time then?

Monday, September 07, 2009


I have received recently an email being circulated around the internet regarding unpleasant photo (above) of an Air Force general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. I am not sure about the origin of the email but I am positive it was from a civilian.

It reminds of Darna and Ding.

Let me bring you a little back in time, more than a decade maybe.

I was with the Philippine National Police for quite a long time before I decided to go out and live a peaceful and simple life. But my basic militray introduction and orientation was mostly of the air force, being a reservist of this branch. I used to be the Wing Commander of the ROTC back in my college days, and was Troop Commander of the whole reservist during AFP reservist days back in 1993 when Gen. Edgardo Pantilla ordered my relief from post right at the end of the "Pasam Masid" (Pass and Review) because of a wrong cadence of mine. I was really embarassed, but I had to accept that as an honorable cadet officer of the Sandiwa Class of 93. However, I finished my Probationary Second Lieutentant Course (MS-43) in 1994.

I was supposed to join candidate school in Tanay, unfortunately, during those times the "anak ng Diyos" had the priority, my name was knocked out from the list along with other "anak ng maglulupa" who were in the list prior to jump-off.

From our very young age, we endured physical training on a daily basis, and military hazing was part of it. We never complained as this is our choice as man, as part of shaping us to become man among men. Although this is not really accepted in Filipino society, cariƱo militar is far from civilian fraternity initiations and I agree to have this in all forms of police and military training. Com'on drop down that eye brow. Ours is objective and done professionally, rigid and risky but useful in real combat operations.

Also, in most of our military courses, leadership and drill and ceremeny were always part of the curriculum because that is how the militray life is all about -- living under commands and orders.

That's why when I entered the PNP, it was easy for me to cope up along with my fellow AFP reservists. Actually most of us during recruit days held important positions in the corps of PNP-Aviation Security Group Kaagapay Class of 1996. I was the platoon leader of first platoon, while Classmate Jose Rico Lanoria was the class marcher (he is now a Police Chief Inspector).

But the point of this blogpost is the photo above. I cannot talk and explain so much about it since the picture spoke about itself. You can relate the fine officer's weter-sensitivity to that US soldier in the background, to the man carrying him, to the fight with the Abu Sayyaf and other rebels, and to all aspects of military discipline. Maybe the general had forgotten his Military Professionalism and opted to be dried and clean.

Well, he is in clear position to say, " I am not a navy man". So he needs to fly in the air just like Ding, Darna's sidekick.

Hydrophobia? Does photo suggest he can fight anywhere but never in waters, never under the rains and he needs an umbrella while marching on parade ground.

Good luck sir, fly high and hope you can bring a good example out of your attitude, may you be a part of all military trainings and classroom instructions as typical example of a "good officer."

"As I am not speaking for all the members of the Kaagapay Class in this opinion, I hope the fine general also does not represent everyone in the AFP."

Friday, July 31, 2009

Our Snappy Salute to President Cory Aquino

The Class Kaagapay 1996, PNP- Aviation Security Group rendered the most snappy salute to President Corazon C. Aquino. Our condolences to her family and to the entire Filipino Nation for our great lost of a true freedom fighter and world icon of democracy.

Ten years before the Kaagapay passed through the portal of Camp Vicente Lim, in Calamba, Laguna as graduates and as full-pledge members of the Philippine National Police, Madam Cory led the nation to a real democracy and this part of the history is her gift to our generations.

She lived a great, meaningful and patriotic life.

Kaagapay, Tanghal... na!

Friday, June 12, 2009


I can stand now and feel proud with this shirt

















Phil. Guardians Brotherhood, Inc.

Astig Pinoy-Iraq here in Afghanistan

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Poems That Are Really Controlling Us..Undying Doctrines

As I was surfing some military sites in the web, I came across some very familiar poems that although I have forgotten to recite and maybe i could no longer do well without mental block on some lines, I could still tell that these poems somehow had become controlling doctrines for us in the police and military service.

One of these is Desiderata. The title itself reminded me of Upperclassman Demet Flores during my cadet days in the reserved force. Sir Flores was then became my classmate in the Police Training in 1996. In the old days, he would never be so forgiving if you missed a word in this poem.

So here are the most memorable military poems we have for your reference, reminders, and inspiration:


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all it's sham drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

-- Max Ehrmann


If you work for a man in heaven’s name, work for him, speak well of him, and stand by the institution he represents.

Remember, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

If you must crawl, condemn and eternally find fault why, resign your position, and when you are in the outside, damn to your heart’s contents!

But as long as you are a part of the institution, do not condemn it. For if you do, the first high wind that comes along will blow you away. And probably, you’ll never know why.


Men who adopt the profession of armssubmit their own free willto a law of perpetual constraintsof their own accord.

They resist their rightto live where they choose,to say what they think,to dress as they like.

It needs but an orderto settle them from their familiesand dislocate their normal lives.

In the world of commands,they must rise, march,run, endure bad weather,and go out without sleep or food,be isolated in some distant post,work until they drop.

They have ceased to becomemasters of their own fate.

If they drop on their tracks,their ashes shall be scatteredin the four winds,that is all part and parcel of their job.


When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile but you have to sigh
When the world is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must but don’t you quit

Life is queer with its twists and
everyone of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out
Don’t give though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup
And he learned too late when the night slipped down
How close he was to the golden crown

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And can never tell how close you are
You maybe near when it seems too far
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things are worst that you mustn’t quit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Views About MAC Robot of Makati Police

I just saw from the news about the new member of the Makati Police Office, it was a remote- controlled robot capable of handling quite difficult job, like handing over a cellphone to a hostage-taker in case of hostage negotiation, or taking explosives from a bomb scene to a safety area for disarming or detonating them if necessary.

I admired the effort of developing MAC, but the price is damn high, man! I think the value is P60, 000 or P600, 000, either is big amount of tax-payers' money. Well Makati is a premier city, the amount is nothing but maybe just a looose-change.

IT applications of MAC maybe impressive but only few functions were demonstrated, to include holding the microphone of the reporter. I will not compare it to the robots, I saw when i was in Iraq, by the US military. From unmanned-aerial vehicles to bomb tech robots, these robots are really made of great seriousness, researches and dry-run before publishing or showing them to the public... up to their deployment to real actions in war zone or threatened area.

Sa palagay ko, in my technical opinion lng ha, medyo sa totoong buhay.. MAC can not be as reliable as what it was really intended for. The structures promise nothing but weakness and malfunctions during actual endurance response, and slight impact of shockwaves might disturb the IT system, to include the mechanicals. Healthy critics lang po...kasi when I was in K9 and responding to bomb threats with other EODs... bombs were not really design for the size of MAC. They were designed to tear down a building... palagay ko di kaya ni MAC buhatin ang isang maletang may bomba or a parking car limited na si MAC sa isang aksyon. I am sure, trained and expert human intervention is far better, faster and more safe than MAC..... for lower price from tax money. Baka umasa ang public that they have additional hero to the line of heroes of Mamang Pulis...

Sana na isaalang-alang yung importanteng elements on how to react to a bomb scence in developing MAC, para nailagay sa kanya ang bagay na dapat nyang magawa sa ganitong responde. Well, MAC might carrying some undisclosed functions to be used for other emegencies... pero sa bomb theat medyo kulang. EOD boys know about that...initiators might react to MAC.

Sana medyo, iba ang konsepto ni MAC, kasi yung functions na meron sya ay mga functions na di na binigyan-tuon ng developers ng mga robots inventors sa US and Japan with military applications being basics, kasi nga mas ok kung tao ang gagawa ng paraan para maiabot ang cellphone sa hostage-taker, or hilahin ang light weight IEDs. Pero over-all cute siya, wag lang syang mamumulot ng 5-star na may sindi....baka makalas at maging shrapnels pa ang parts nya. Aba, nakakabasag ng lens ng camera ang putok ng 5-star huh...Parang late na yung functions na kaya ni MAC para sa 21st century.

I wish MAC would be the prime mover of other robot-enthusiats to develop real ones with aboslute real capabilities and reliabilities to whatever or wherever it will be intended. Something that reflects 21th century applications...we can not say Pinoy can not do it or we do not have the budget..almost everything is available in the Philippines, and if not, they can be ordered somewhere else.

Maganda ang inumpisahan ni MAC...sana bawat PNP Command has its own type of working robot.

Anyway... my snappy salute guys... well-done!

If rated between 1 to 10....MAC is good to have 2. Cute talaga ang robot na ito.