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Summary and comparison of Glenn Dumlao's affidavits

June 8, 2009 12:20pm

A summary of the affidavits executed by former PAOCTF Task Group Luzon Deputy Chief for Operation P/Supt. Glenn Dumlao on the Dacer-Corbito double murder case is presented bellow:

Description of the Affidavit

JUNE 12, 2001

MAY 20, 2003

MARCH 2, 2007

  • 9 pages long
  • handwritten
  • executed at the PNP Intelligence Group, Camp Crame, Quezon City
  • 4 pages long
  • typewritten
  • executed in Manila
  • executed while in the custody of the PNP Intelligence Group in Camp Crame
  • sworn before Cesar C. Glorioso, Assistant City Prosecutor
  • details the circumstances of his June 12, 2001 affidavit
    -  was arrested by members of the PNP on June 4, 2001
    -  was detained involuntarily from June 4- June 12, 2001
    -  was under tactical interrogation by officers of the PNP and AFP who used threats and force
    -  during detention, was forced to write an affidavit implicating P/SSupt Michael Ray Aquino, P/SSupt Cesar Mancao and Sen Panfilo Lacson to illegal activities
    -  said the June 2001 affidavit he signed was the 12th draft of the said affidavit
    -  signed the June 2001 affidavit without the assistance of his lawyer

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  • 3 pages long
  • handwritten
  • executed at Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • notarized by Emily Clark
  • affiant identifies himself as "Glane (Glenn) Dumlao y Galapon"
  • supports the June 12, 2001 affidavit -
    "That my best recollection on the facts and circumstances of the case is expressly stated in my original handwritten affidavit dated June 12, 2001..."


Reasons for executing the affidavit

JUNE 12, 2001

MAY 20, 2003

MARCH 2, 2007

"that I am narrating my actual and truthful knowledge and recollection about the DACER-CORBITO case:""These series and continuing 'pressures' on me have indeed taken its toll on my person. On account of which, I have decided to call it quits to all these fabricated and scripted drama. The abovementioned personalities are only using me to pin down innocent souls, specifically SEN. LACSON, whom they really want me to implicate with these alleged illegal activities.

"I am executing this affidavit to prove the threats and intimidation applied on my person in forcing me to sign fabricated affidavits, including the handwritten affidavit dated 12 June 2001, and to belie the statements contained therein." (page 4)

  • to state that he is being forced to implicate certain persons in the Dacer-Corbito murders
  • to state that he fears for his life
"I have, of my own free will and volition, executed this affidavit to reiterate and describe the efforts by certain Philippine Government officials to threaten, coerce and intimidate me into falsely implicating their political opponents in order to stymied them in their political career. Further, I reiterate my fear that I will be tortured as what happened to me in the past, and/or be killed by persons connected with the present Philippine Administration if I were to return to the Philippines." (page 3)


Involvement in the Dacer-Corbito case

JUNE 12, 2001

MARCH 2, 2007

  • checked into the Manila Hotel as "Irwin Chavez" as part of his task to do a "background investigation" on Dacer in January 1999
  • conducted surveillance of Dacer's rooms at the Manila Hotel
  • stopped surveillance mid-1999
  • turned over surveillance to CInsp. Vicente Arnado in October 2000
  • conducted T.I. (tactical interrogation) on Dacer in Dasmarinas, Cavite -- this was after Dacer and his driver Corbito were abducted on November 24, 2000
  • took documents from Dacer when he was abducted
  • burned the same documents at the La Mesa dam after Dacer's vehicle was found (no date indicated in the affidavit)
  • that he did not have any "active participation" in the Dacer-Corbito case
  • that what he knows of the case has been earlier stated in his first affidavit executed in June 2001
  • admitted that he conducted a tactical interrogation upon orders of a higher-ranking officer, P/Col Aquino

"I wish to state that I did not have any active participation in the alleged kidnapping and murder of Salvador Dacer, a well known publicist and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito. My participation to conduct tactical interrogation at that time falls on the purview of regularity in the performance of my duty having been instructed by a superior officer -- P/COL AQUINO, for a person involved in unseating a duly elected president."(page 2)



Who gave instructions to Dumlao

JUNE 12, 2001

MARCH 2, 2007

P/SSupt Michael Ray B. Aquino
Chief of Operations, PAOCTF
  • gave an order to Dumlao in Jan 1999 to conduct a "discreet background investigation" on Bubby Dacer
  • instructed Dumlao to get P20,000 from the PAOCTF Finance and Logistic Division for the task
  • instructed Dumlao to enter the room of Dacer at the Manila Hotel and take documents, monitor guests of Dacer at the hotel
  • told Dumlao to either put Dacer's room on fire or to bomb the room to destroy the documents and computers
  • "With negative development, I again reported to P/SSupt Aquino and there he told me: 'Kung di kaya sunugin na lang o pasabugin, masira man lang ang mga dokumento at computer nila." (page 2)
  • told Dumlao to resume surveillance of Dacer in October 2000
  • told Dumlao to turn over surveillance to CInsp Vicente Arnado
  • told Dumlao to conduct a tactical interrogation of Dacer on Nov 24, 2000
  • "At around 11- 11:30 am on same day, while we we [sic] talking, (I and P/SSupt Mancao) I received a text message from P/SSupt Aquino w/c read: 'Nakuha na si Delta. Paki T.I. mo sya coordinate with 19 (referring to CInsp Arnado). Huwag kang magdala tao mo taga-Bicol.' " (page 5)

    "I went down from the office of P/SSupt Mancao then called up P/SSupt Aquino and asked him: 'Sir, Ano ang itatanong ko?' He answered: 'Itanong mo kung ano ang pinag-usapan nila ni Presidente, tapos ano ang balak ng oposisyon, lalo na si FVR at Almonte. Iligaw mo para di nya alam kung sino ang kumuha sa kanya.' " (page 5)

  • told Dumlao to get documents from Dacer and to give it to him

P/Supt Cezar Mancao

  • concurred with Aquino order to Dumlao to conduct tactical interrogation of Dacer

    "I immediately told P/SSupt Mancao and asked him: "Ano sir?' He answered, 'Sige, puntahan mo na. I-update mo ako ng resulta ng T.I. mo.' " (page 5)

  • instructed Dumlao to "dispose" the documents Dumlao took from Dacer
  • "I also told him [Mancao]: 'Sir, pinapatago pa nga ni 88 (P/SSupt Aquino) yong mga papeles na na-recover eh.' He answered: 'Naku, delikado yan, i-dispose mo na.' So I went out and went straight to La Mesa Dam where I burned the said documents." (page 9)
P/ Col Aquino
  • gave instructions to Dumlao to conduct tactical interrogation
  • "My participation to conduct tactical interrogation at that time falls on the purview of regularity in the performance of my duty having been instructed by a superior officer -- P/COL AQUINO, for a person involved in unseating a duly elected president."
    (page 2)


Alleged involvement of other key figures

JUNE 12, 2001

MARCH 2, 2007

Panfilo Lacson
  • no direct instructions from Lacson
  • Aquino relayed instructions supposedly coming from Lacson

    "When we reached the office of P/SSupt Aquino, P/SSupt Mancao asked: 'Noy, ano ba itong special operations na ito?' P/SSupt Aquino answered: 'Kay kwan yan sir...Dacer. Ok na yan sa Malacanang, pinag-usapan na yan.' P/SSupt Mancao again querried: 'Clear ba ito sa boss natin, kay 71?' (referring to Gen Lacson)P/SSupt Aquino answered: 'Sila na daw bahala sa kanya.' " (page 4)

    "In another occasion after this meeting, P/SSupt Mancao and I have a chance to talk until it again reached the Dacer case. He told me taht he had reported to 71 (referring to Gen Lacson)."(page 9)

Malacañang

  • "When we reached the office of P/SSupt Aquino, P/SSupt Mancao asked: 'Noy, ano ba itong special operations na ito?' P/SSupt Aquino answered: 'Kay kwan yan sir...Dacer. Ok na yan sa Malacanang, pinag-usapan na yan.' P/SSupt Mancao again querried: 'Clear ba ito sa boss natin, kay 71?' (referring to Gen Lacson)
  • P/SSupt Aquino answered: 'Sila na daw bahala sa kanya.' " (page 4)

  • aside from P/Col Aquino, no other specific names mentioned
  • a reference made to P/Col Aquino ordering the interrogation based on the request of an unnamed person: "My participation to conduct tactical interrogation at that time falls on the purview of regularity in the performance of my duty having been instructed by a superior officer -- P/COL AQUINO, for a person involved in unseating a duly elected president."(page 2)


Source: GMA News Research