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635 Phil. 445

EN BANC

[ G.R. No. 182498, June 22, 2010 ]

GEN. AVELINO I. RAZON, JR., CHIEF, PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP); POLICE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT RAUL CASTAׁEDA, CHIEF, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND DETECTION GROUP (CIDG); POLICE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT LEONARDO A. ESPINA, CHIEF, POLICE ANTI-CRIME AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE; AND GEN. JOEL R. GOLTIAO, REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF ARMM, PNP, PETITIONERS, VS. MARY JEAN B. TAGITIS, HEREIN REPRESENTED BY ATTY. FELIPE P. ARCILLA, JR., ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, RESPONDENT.

R E S O L U T I O N

BRION, J.:

In our Decision of December 3, 2009, we referred the present case to the Court of Appeals (CA) for appropriate proceedings directed at the monitoring of the PNP and PNP-CIDG investigations, actions and validation of their results with respect to the enforced disappearance of Engr. Morced N. Tagitis.  In the same Decision, we also required: (1) the PNP and the PNP-CIDG to present to the CA a plan of action for further investigation, periodically reporting their results to the CA for consideration and action, and (2) the CA to submit to this Court a quarterly report with its recommendations, copy furnished the incumbent PNP and PNP-CIDG Chiefs, as petitioners ,and the respondent, with the first report due at the end of the first quarter counted from the finality of the Decision.

On February 16, 2010, we issued a Resolution, denying the petitioners' motion for reconsideration and directing that the case be remanded to the CA for further proceedings as directed in our Decision of December 3, 2009.

On March 17, 2010, our December 3, 2009 Decision became final, and an entry of judgment was accordingly made on May 28, 2010.

Considering the foregoing, the Court resolves to DIRECT the Court of Appeals to submit to this Court, within ten (10) days from receipt of this Resolution, its 1st quarterly report  and recommendations, copy furnished the incumbent PNP and PNP-CIDG Chiefs, and the respondent, as directed in our Decision of December 3, 2009.  The PNP and the PNP-CIDG are likewise reminded to faithfully and promptly comply with the directives in our Decision of December 3, 2009.

SO ORDERED.

Corona, C.J., Carpio, Carpio Morales, Velasco, Jr., Nachura, Leonardo-De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, Del Castillo, Abad,  Villarama, Jr., and Perez, JJ., concur.
Mendoza, J., on leave.

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