PNP nabs 2 cops in looting of drug suspect's home

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

November 24, 2023, 10:32 am

<p>Dismissed police corporal Jenerald Cadiang (left) and  Senior Master Sgt. Daisy Diones (right) <em>(Photos courtesy of IMEG)</em></p>

Dismissed police corporal Jenerald Cadiang (left) and  Senior Master Sgt. Daisy Diones (right) (Photos courtesy of IMEG)

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) anti-scalawag unit have arrested a dismissed cop and a police officer who were involved in the ransacking of the house of a retired professor in an anti-drug operation in Cavite province.

In a statement Friday, PNP-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) chief Brig. Gen. Warren de Leon said Jenerald Cadiang, a dismissed police corporal, and Senior Master Sgt. Daisy Diones, assigned at the Cavite Provincial Police Office, were arrested in separate operations on Nov. 22.

The two were ordered arrested by the Imus City, Cavite Regional Trial Court on Nov. 21 for robbery charges with a recommended bail of PHP120,000.

The arrest warrant stemmed from the complaint of a relative of the alleged drug suspect, Rebecca Caoile, 67, whose house was forcibly entered by members of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) unit in Barangay Alapan 1-A, Imus City, Cavite on Aug. 2.

In a viral video, Caoile was heard screaming for help during the incident. It also showed that other cops who remained outside of the suspect's house were tinkering with a parked motorcycle and some police officers carrying some items from her house, including a tire and a motorcycle rim.

The police officers, who were then in civilian clothes, also allegedly took cash, a laptop, and other items from the house of Caoile, who was later arrested.

Aside from Cadiang, six other police officers who were involved in the incident have already been dismissed from the service in October -- Staff Sergeants Jesus Alday, Julius Barbon, and Emil Buna; Corporal Lew Amando Antonio; and patrol officers Reymel Czar Reyes and Rene Mendoza.

The two accused were brought and detained at Imus City Police Station. (PNA)