Benedict Resurreccion
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 37
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation at home
  • Date of Incident: September 13, 2017
  • Location of Incident: San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan

Days after her live-in partner was killed by the police in an antidrug operation in Bulacan province, a woman from Caloocan City was found dead — her body mutilated and bearing signs of torture — almost 500 kilometers away in Cagayan province.
According to one of the relatives of Rodesa Imbat, 29, her body was already bloated when fished out of Cagayan River, the head wrapped in duct tape, the teeth pulled out, and one of the nipples sliced.
Imbat also bore stab wounds in the arms and chest, said the relative, who agreed to talk to the Inquirer on Friday on the condition that she would remain unnamed.
Imbat’s immediate family members positively identified the body based on her tattoo — “Klea” — which remained visible despite the onset of decomposition. They were able to bring her body back to Caloocan from Cagayan only on Saturday.
Stab wounds
The Cagayan provincial police director, Senior Supt. Warren Tolito, confirmed that a woman was found dead in the Cagayan River in Enrile town around 12:40 p.m. on Sept. 17.
A postmortem examination noted three stab wounds on the left part of her chest and two stab wounds on the right arm, Tolito said. The body also bore a “Klea” tattoo on the torso.
Imbat and her live-in partner Benedict “Ude” Resureccion, 37, were last seen alive when they left their Caloocan home together on Sept. 13, according to a statement posted by their relatives on Facebook on Sept. 16.
The couple, they said, went to the apartment of Resureccion’s sister in San Jose del Monte (SJDM), Bulacan, to give her the invitation to the birthday of Klea, the couple’s daughter who was turning two years old on the 14th.
Police report
The relatives said they would later learn that “unidentified men” abducted Imbat after shooting Resureccion dead in that apartment. Resureccion’s wake is ongoing in Sapang Palay also in San Jose del Monte.
But according to a spot report submitted to Supt. Fitz Macariola, the acting SJDM police chief, Resureccion was one of the two suspects killed in a buy-bust operation around 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 in Barangay Fatima 5 in the same town.
The other fatality was identified as Reynaldo “Ben Diesel” Arcilla, 36, allegedly Resureccion’s cohort and the main target of the operation that was led by PO3 Noel Estanislao, supervised by Macariola, and coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Arrest and shootout
The report said that when the police tried to arrest Arcilla in a neighboring house, he fired shots and ran toward the apartment. From there, Arcilla and Resureccion allegedly fired at the policemen until they were both gunned down in the exchange.
Recovered from the two slain men were 11 sachets of “shabu” weighing of total of 35 grams, a loaded Noringco .45-caliber pistol, a cell phone, the buy-bust money and assorted drug paraphernalia, it said.
The report made no mention of the police encountering Imbat or any other person at the apartment.
In an interview on Saturday at the SJDM police station, SPO2 Daniel Ortega, chief of the investigation unit, said the team did not see any woman during the operation.
“If there was a woman there, we would have arrested her as well. Our names are in the police report. We are working hard to solve the cases,” he said.
‘No one would know’
“No one would know who did it,” Ortega said, referring to Imbat’s abduction and killing. “Could be vigilantes, syndicates, or drug suspects who are out to undermine the leadership of the COP (chief of police). Bakit naman kami gagawa ng aming ikabibigti? (Why would we do something that could get us hanged?)” he said.
Again requesting anonymity for security reasons, Resureccion’s relatives in Bulacan admitted that he was into drug pushing but maintained that he did not own a gun.
They were also not buying police statements regarding Imbat, saying they had learned from eyewitnesses that she and an unidentified woman were taken out of the apartment during the police operation.
Imbat’s bag, in fact, was recovered at the apartment, they said.

Manila Bulletin:
Camp Olivas, Pampanga – Anti-narcotics police have killed seven suspected drug pushers in Bulacan and Bataan in separate police operations conducted in Central Luzon since Wednesday, the regional director (RD) of the police said.
Chief Superintendent Amador V. Corpus, citing reports reaching the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), here, confirmed the killing of suspects Roberto Morales and Jayson Rodrigo in separate shootouts with police in Barangay Gabon, Abucay, Bataan, last Wednesday.
On the same day, a certain alias “Ben Diesel” and one alias “Ode” were killed while shooting it out with police conducting a buy-bust operation in Barangay Fatima 5, San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan.
The following day, three more armed drug suspects who allegedly put up a fight were killed in One Time Big Time (OTBT) operations launched by the Police Provincial Office (PPO) elsewhere in Bulacan.
Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan provincial director (PD), said that although it was unfortunate that three suspects were killed, the OTBT operations involving 18 police stations were successful in arresting 59 drug suspects, three of whom had standing warrants of arrest.
A total of 31 of these were buy-bust operations in which a total of 170 sachets of “shabu” weighing 65.77 grams and five firearms were seized.
Magalang COP sacked
Meanwhile, Corpus said the chief of police (COP) of Magalang, Pampanga has been relieved of his post after two of his men were indicted for robbery-extortion.
Corpus said he ordered the relief of Superintendent Al Cabauatan as it is “a matter of standard procedure” while the PRO3 investigates the crime allegedly perpetrated by Senior Police Officer 1 Jessie Mancilla Lopez and Senior Inspector Philipp Pelle.
The two policemen allegedly demanded r30,000 from the wife of an arrested drug suspect. Lopez has been arrested in an entrapment, while Pelle is nowhere to be found.

FOUR suspected drug dealers were killed while six others were arrested during separate gunbattles with policemen in Bulacan and Bataan, police reported yesterday.In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus, Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. identified the two slain suspects only thru their aliases ‘Ben Diesel’ and ‘Ode’, who were killed in a gunfight with undercover officers of the San Jose del Monte City Police Station in Bgy. Fatima at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Caramat said members of the City Drug Enforcement Unit, headed by Supt. Fitz Macariola, engaged the two in a brief firefight shortly after ‘Ben Diesel’ resisted arrest during an entrapment operation and fled inside his apartment where he and his cohort named ‘Ode’ exchanged fire with the officers.

Recovered from the slain suspects were two loaded caliber .45 pistols, a Norinco brand without serial number and a Colt MRIV Series 8 with serial no. 431521, one mobile phone, the marked money paid to ‘Ben Diesel’ by the poseur and 11 plastic sachets containing suspected shabu.

The bodies of the two were brought to a local funeral parlor for autopsy and temporary safekeeping.

Caramat said four other suspects — Ferdinand Ramirez, 52, of Estranio St., Bgy. Bancal, Meycauayan City; Erold Valera, 28, of 124 Ngusong Buwaya, Bgy. Saluysoy, Meycauayan City; Renato Javier, 31, of Bgy. Sta. Monica in Hagonoy town; and Artemio Cruz Jr., 35, of Sitio Libi, Bgy. Poblacion, Baliwag town — were also arrested in separate buy-bust operations Wednesday.

Javier previously surrendered to the local police during the initial phase of the implementation of the PRO3’s Oplan: Tokhang, records showed.

Caramat said 18 plastic sachets of shabu and marked money were recovered from the suspects, who are now facing charges for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

In Bataan, two suspected drug pushers were killed in armed encounters with the police while two others were arrested the other day.

Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo Jr., Bataan police director, identified the slain suspects as Roberto Morales, and Jayson Rodrigo, both of Bgy. Gabon, Abucay town.

Morales was gunned down when he reportedly drew a gun after noticing that the person who bought a sachet of shabu from him at Bgy. Calaylayan was a plainclothes policeman. The two traded shots and the suspect fell down and died.

A cal. .38 revolver with four live ammunition and a fired cartridge, a plastic sachet of shabu and the marked money were recovered.

Rodrigo also reportedly drew and fired a gun in Bgy. Tuyo after realizing his client was a poseur-buyer.

The operating team retaliated, resulting in his death. A cal. .38 revolver with one live ammunition and two fired cartridges, seven plastic sachets of shabu, and the P500 marked money were recovered from the suspect.

In Bgy. Ala Uli, Pilar town, police arrested one Aries Castro, 34, after selling P500 worth of shabu to a poseur-buyer.

Two plastic sachets of shabu were seized from the suspect.

A separate buy-bust operation in Bgy. Tuyo, Balanga City, led to the arrest of one Edlie Torres, 19, after he sold P500 shabu to a poseur-buyer.

Confiscated from the suspect were the marked money and a medium sachet of shabu.

The suspects are facing charges for violation of RA 9165.

Meanwhile in Pampanga, a notorious drug pusher was arrested by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a drug sting in Bgy. Dau, Mabalacat City, yesterday.

Central Luzon PDEA Director Ismael G. Fajardo Jr. identified the suspect as Doroteo B. Tuazon, alias “Teng”, 55, married, of 505 Roxas St., Bgy. Dau.

Fajardo said the arrest of Tuazon was an offshoot of a summary of information report (SOI) provided by the Presidential Complaint Center in Malacañang identifying the suspect as the source of shabu in the said area.

He said PDEA agents have been monitoring the illegal activities of the suspect for three months until his arrest after selling a shabu to a poseur buyer.

The suspect was detained at PDEA jail facility at the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center in Bgy. Maimpis, City of San Fernando, after charges for violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) and Section 11 (possession of dangerous drug) were filed against him in court.