NBI files criminal
raps vs. 2 OTS, 4 PNP personnel in 'talaba' scam at NAIA
By Perfecto T.
MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Task
Force Talaba (Tanim-Laglag Bala) on Thursday filed before the Department of
Justice (DOJ) criminal complaints against two employees of the Office of
Transportation Security (OTS) and four personnel of the Philippine National
Police Aviation Security Group (PNP-Avsegroup).
In a press conference, DOJ Undersecretary and Spokesman Emmanuel L. Caparas
identified the respondents as Maria Elma Cena and Marvin Garcia, both of the
OTS at NAIA; SPO2 Rolando A. Clarin, Chief Insp. Adriano D. Junio, SPO4
Ramon A. Bernardo and SPO2 Romy U. Navarro, all of the PNP Avsegroup.
Likewise, the complainants are Eloisa S. Zoleta and Lane M. White, both of
Barangay Melville, Paranaque City.
The two OTS respondents were charged for violation of Article V, Section 38
(Liability for Planting Evidence) of Republic Act No. 10591, or the
"Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act".
The four PNP Avsegroup respondents were charged for violation of Article 293
(Robbery/Extortion) of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), as amended, RA No.
7438, or "An Act Defining Certain Rights of Person Arrested, Detained or
Under Custodial Investigation and Duties of the Arresting, Detaining and
Investigating Officers", and RA No. 3019, or the "Anti-Graft and Corrupt
The case stemmed from the complaint of Zoleta and White that they were
victimized by "tanim-bala" (bullet-planting) at the NAIA in Pasay City
allegedly committed by the six respondents.
The complaints will undergo a preliminary investigation and the six
respondents will be given the opportunity to give their side of the story. (PNA)