TO avoid a bloody arrest, Superintendent Rafael Dumlao went back to Camp Crame, Philippine National Police (PNP) National Headquarters, before Friday ends.

PNP chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, on Thursday was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte to capture Dumlao following his decision to leave Camp Crame without approval from his officials.

Dumlao was sacked from Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) after he was pinned down by one of his men in the AIDG on his supposed lead role and participation in the abduction and killing of Jee Ick Joo inside Camp Crame on October 18.

SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel said it was Supt. Dumlao who instructed them to conduct an operation against Jee on the pretext of “Operation Tokhang.”

Sta. Isabel said Dumlao told them that Jee was the right-hand man of a drug lord identified as “Alex Chua.”

But the information was completely wrong.

On October 31, the kidnappers still got P5 Million ransom money from Jee’s wife despite the South Korean national has been murdered already.

This was the reason why the operation was called “Tokhang-for-Kidnapping.”

Dumlao, who is also a lawyer, denied the accusation.

But Dumlao was included in the charge sheet as “Sir Dumlao” after he was implicated by SPO4 Roy Villegas, another AIDG member.

Duterte said if Dumlao would not surrender within 48 hours, he would put up P5 million bounty for his arrest, dead or alive.

The President preferred Dumlao dead and his body must be brought in front of Malacanang’s gate if he refused to return to Camp Crame.

SPO3 Sta. Isabel asserted that Dumlao was the mastermind of the heinous crime.

He, however, maintained his innocence.



Studied Master of Public Administration. at UP Diliman Past: Philippine Christian University and Project 6 High School

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