'Dumlao harassing Revilla supporters in Cavite’

MANILA, Philippines - The Lakas-Magdalo alliance in Cavite is set to file a string of complaints against Senior Superintendent Glen Dumlao over alleged acts of harrassment against its members and supporters.

Dumlao, was implicated in the 2001 Dacer-Corbito double murder case. He resurfaced from under the Aquino administration and has been named head of the Regional Public Safety Battalion of the Calabarzon police.

He is a known protegé of Sen Panfilo Lacson, whose son Jay is running for vice governor under the Liberal Partyy (LP) against Jolo Revilla of Lakas-Magdalo.

The party's legal counsel, Salvador Panelo, has submitted a letter of complaint to PNP Police Director-General Alan Purisima due to Dumlao's involvement in the following incidents:

1. Apolonio Advicunla, barangay captain of Molino 3, Bacoor City, and a member of the Lakas-Magdalo party, reported that on March 13 and April 1, a group of men in fatigues went to his house and introduced themselves as members of PNP. The men accused him of organizing an armed group, Panelo said.

2. On April 5, a group of armed men in civilian clothes went looking for Romeo Montehermoso Jr., campaign coordinator for Revilla, in his home in Trece Martires City. Montehermoso was not there, but the men insisted to enter the compound, prompting a caretaker to call the wife of Montehermoso. The men was told to address their concerns to the barangay hall, Panelo said.

The same day, the armed men also went looking for Montehermoso's brother, Nelson, also a staunch supporter of the party. Nelson's wife refused to let the armed men enter. The men also went to the house of Alvin Mojica, executive assistant of re-electionist Gov Jonvic Remulla, who is running with Revilla.

3. The next day, April 6, Panelo said a group of armed men led by Sr Supt Glen Dumlao and Romeo Baleros stormed the house of Raymond Equillos, chief of staff of Mayor Jun Sagun of Trece Martires City.

The group came with a search warrant, but Dumlao's men "sprayed the house with gunfire," which injured 2 people. He also added that valuables like mobile phones, handheld radios, and wrist watches went missing after the raid. 

Equillos and 5 others were arrested for illegal possession of firearms but were eventually released for "lack of probable cause," Panelo said.

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? Lakas-Magdalo political party Salvador Panelo says cops led by Police Superintendent Glenn Dumlao are in cahoots with politicians to harass their supporters. RAPPLER/Jerald Uy

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? Lakas-Magdalo political party Salvador Panelo says cops led by Police Superintendent Glenn Dumlao are in cahoots with politicians to harass their supporters.

RAPPLER/Jerald Uy

"Obviously, the rogues in uniform are in cahoots with certain political groupings or personalities in implementing a political program designed to destroy the chances of the Lakas-Magdalo political party candidates from winning the elections," the lawyer said.

Remulla and Revilla will be facing off Liberal Party bets 3rd district Cavite Rep Erineo "Ayong" Maliksi and his running mate, Ronald Jay Lacson, son of Sen. Ping Lacson, in the local polls.

"Kasi kung magiging parehas at tahimik lang ang eleksyon sa Cavite, tiyak na wala nang talo sina Jonvic Remulla at Jolo Revilla (If the polls in Cavite would be fair and peaceful, Jonvic Remulla and Jolo Revilla will certainly win the elections). "

Panelo said they will also file grave coercion, malicious mischief, violation of domecile, illegal arrest, illegal search, and even sexual harassment charges against the cops. - Rappler.com