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Dumpit reports to Bohol; Tom not worried over security

By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan August 13,2016 - 12:30 AM



WITH little money left in his pocket, the controversial policeman SPO1 Adonis Delos Amantes Dumpit left Cebu City for Bohol on Thursday night.

He withdrew what money was left from his ATM account, P1,000-before going to Cebu City Pier. On board a slow boat, he arrived in Tagbilaran City at around 4 a.m. yesterday. At 10 a.m. he reported to Camp Francisco Dagohoy, headquarters of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), donning a complete police uniform, to report to his new assignment.

Dumpit, a sharpshooter and multi-awarded policeman, was one of three policemen who were transferred to Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) on Friday. The two others are SPO2 Ritchell Sala Tejano and PO3 Romeo Borinaga Batuhan. They were the police escorts of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña.

They were ordered relieved and transferred to Bohol. However, as of 5 p.m. Friday, it was only Dumpit who reported to BPPO.


Osmeña, on the other hand, said he was not worried about his safety despite the pullout of his police escorts by the Police Regional Office.

“Don’t worry for me. I’ll be fine. It’s Adonis (Dumpit) I’m worried about. He has many enemies in Bohol,” Osmeña posted on his Facebook page.

“Want to know a secret? In a way, I was his [SPO1 Dumpit] bodyguard. I remember telling this to media a few months ago. When Adonis was first released, he got many death threats from the underworld. I insisted that he stay in my house, not for my security but his. I’ll be fine. I just hope he is safe,” the mayor added.

Dumpit meantime said he wasn’t worried about his transfer to Bohol.

“O, comfortable ko. Wala nako ikaguol oi mas nalipay nako diri kay kining Bohol nice man diri kay ang mga tawo mostly law-abiding citizens. Diri sa Bohol muadto ka sa ilang balay pakan-un ka, wala na sa Cebu (I am comfortable here. I am not worried but I am happy I am assigned here in Bohol. People here are law-abiding citizens. In Bohol, if you go to a house, they will invite you to eat. You can’t find that in Cebu),” he said.

Police Regional Director Noli Taliño said on Thursday that the three policemen did not have dela Rosa’s permission to be Osmeña’s police security escorts.

Osmeña clarified that he had nothing against the PNP.

“My only objection was that the PNP replaced my trusted men with the former chief of police of Pasay who was removed because of the 5 people who died of a drug overdose in the Close-up party and (Supt.) Romeo Santander, who was named a drug protector by the president himself,” he said.

“Can you figure out why he (Santander) was assigned by the PNP to become deputy chief of operations in Cebu City? It’s like the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing,” the mayor added.


Meanwhile, Senior Inspector Basilides Ytol Balistoy, of the Human Resource and Doctrine Development (HRDD) branch, confirmed Dumpit’s arrival in his office.

“He is welcome here,” said Balistoy.

He, however, said they will have to meet to determine where where Dumpit will be assigned.
“For the meantime, Dumpit will report at the BPPO,” he said.

Dumpit said he didn’t expect to be transferred to Bohol.

“Wala koy choice unsay instruction diri, kung asa ko ibutang sa unit andam ko mudawat, (I don’t have a choice. Whatever will be the instruction, where I will be assigned, I am willing to accept),” said Dumpit.

Bohol is also close to his heart. Dumpit was assigned in Bilar town as a member of the Regional Mobile Force in 1992 to 1994.

Asked which unit he preferred to be assigned, Dumpit said he wanted his superiors to put him in the field since he is effective.

“Kung mahimo dili lang ko gusto sa office, basta willing lang ko asa ibutang (If possible I don’t want to be assigned in office, anywhere I am willing to accept),” he said. His last assignment before he was detained was at the (FESAGGS).

Dumpit, who has had no salary for two months since he resumed work, is trying to make ends meet.

“Duha ka buwan wala koy sweldo sukad pagkagawas nako. Naputos nako og utang. Okay ra malibre og kaun, (I have not received my salary for two months since I was released from jail),” he said.
He received calls from his brother asking him if he reached Bohol. Then, he was teary-eyed. He said he just missed his 83-year-old mother, Liwayway, who is in Davao Oriental whom he met last June 6 after he was released in jail. He also said he missed his 22-year-old son who is in Cebu.

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