Philippines: History of Public Enemy


alyas “BABY AMA”

Gained folk hero status when his biography was filmed in 1976 with the movie “Bitayin Si baby Ama” starring the late action star Rudy Fernandez and local sex siren Alma Moreno. According to the film he was jailed for stealing money for a friend’s education. His youthful good looks have made him a target inside the jail and he was eventually nicknamed “Baby” on account of his baby-face. He was repeatedly sodomised and the final straw was when his pregnant wife was lured to a small hut by a prison guard and was raped. The event proved traumatic to the couple as his wife chose to commit suicide with their unborn child.
That’s where all hell broke loose. He became a “hit man” inside the cell, rapidly disposing his tormentors and eventualy becoming leader of his own prison mob. He was credited for leading the biggest jail-riot in Muntinlupa Penitentiary history and was sentenced to death via electric chair. And the movie “Anak Ni Baby Ama” followed with the life story of his son Kevin “Baby Ama” Calo, who was also sentenced to death via electric chair.

Additional Info: His given the nickname “Baby Ama” because he is the youngest most notorious leader of one of the rival gangs inside the prison in his time. His gang was “SIGE SIGE” and his mortal enemy who was PRIMITIVO “Ebok” ALA of “OXO” gang. Because of this two, the biggest and bloodiest jail riot in Muntinlupa arised and led to them to be sentenced of death in electricution, Baby Ama was electricuted in 1961 at the age of 16 but “Ebok” is given a second chance.

KEVIN “BABY AMA” CALO – hes not the son of Marcial “Baby” Ama. He was named “Baby Ama” because he’s life story inside the prison is more likely to Marcial Ama. He is also became a leader in the prison where Marcial Ama’s prison, and they both electricuted in the same reason. Or in other word his like the resurrection of MARCIAL “BABY” AMA


Leonardo Manecio, alias “NARDONG PUTIK”
OCTOBER 11, 1971

Bloody end for “Putik”
Joint PC-NBI-Imus police force kills long wanted man in Cavite
The Mania Times/ October 11, 1971

Leonardo Manecio, alias Nardong Putik, 47, considererd by the PC as Cavite Public Enemy No. 1 with a php20,000 price on his head, was killed by a joint PC-NBI-Imus police force at 7:40 a.m. yesterday between Panamitan and Talon, Kawit, Cavite.

Alone in Car

Manecio was alone in his red Impala car (Chevrolet) with plate No. 81-31 Cavite ’71 when fired upon by some 20 NBI agents, several PC soldiers and policemen. He was armed with a .38 cal. Magnum revolver.

Lt. Col. Miguel Gantuangco, Cavite PC commander, and NBI Director Jolly Bugarin, said Manecio did not heed the signal given by NBI agents for him to stop his car, prompting the agents to fire at him.

NBI sources said Manecio was alone in his car but there were some 10 persons, believed to be his companions aboard a passenger jeepney which sped away before Manecio was cornered by the operatives.

Manecio’s face and arms were mutilated almost beyond recognition.

Gantuangco said all efforts and negotiations made to persuade Manecio to give up peacefully had failed. “I even sought the assistance of Bishop Vicedo of Caloocan who was respected so much by Nardong Putik,” Gantuangco said. “But Manecio was so stubborn, and he told us, through his emissary, that he would not give up,” Gantuangco added.

72-hour drive

Bugarin said the killing of Manecio was the result of 72-hour operation. For the past 72 hours prior to Manecio’s slaying, PC and NBI agents had been tailing the elusive bandit chieftain. Last Saturday night, Manecio’s hideout in Noveleta was pinpointed. A plan was mapped out at 3 a.m. yesterday to capture him. At 4 a.m., troopers from the 233rd PC Company led by Capt. Manuel Bruan posted themselves in ambush position along the possible routes to be taken by Manecio in going to Alapan, Imus.

Guarded exits

As planned, the first group of PC men placed themselves along Panamitan (Kawit), followed by another group of NBI agents, then another group of PC men, with the Imus policemen guarding the Kawit-Imus boundary. When Manecio’s car passed by Panamitan, a signal was given to the NBI agents who were then already on the alert. They signaled Manecio to stop but he ignored them and they opened fire.

Towed to Manila

Manecio’s car, with his bullet-riddled body, was towed by a PC armored car to the NBI headquarters in Manila for autopsy and identification. The body was positively identified as Manecio’s. It was later transferred to the NBI morgue.

Taken from his body were the following items: Six php50 bills; one $100 and two $50 bills believed to be fake; one booklet containing a list of those who owed him money; one black wallet; one registration paper of a Willys jeep in the name of Nancy Tubig of 130 Banawe, Quezon City; one picture of two women; one calling card of “Lt. Felipe Pablo, In-charge Colorum Traffic—MPD”; one piece of paper with a note indicating plate No. 57-79 Pasay City; one piece of paper with a note: “4 na kalabaw” (4 carabaos); one piece of paper containing the name of “Felipe Gomez of Tagaytay City for Mayor”; one calling card with the name “Engr. Jaime T. Bravo;” one air-mail enevelope addressed to Mrs. Clarita G. Amana f Alapan, Imus, Cavite.

Mixed reactions

Word from Cavite said last night residents reacted with mixed reactions to Manecio’s killing. Over the months since he resumed operations after escaping from Muntinlupa, Manecio had built a reputation as a local “Robin Hood” marked by hostility against the rich. Some municipal officials and several prominent citizens of Cavite have openly expressed to high PC officials sympathy for Manecio who they credited with having practically eradicated cattle-rustling, robbery, and rape in their areas.

Manecio’s career

Manecio’s career started in the early 1950s when he participated in the Maragondon massacre where the mayor, police chief, and several policemen were killed with hunting knives. He was jailed as one of the suspects. Manecio escaped. Then his group encountered the group of Lt. Col. Laureano Marana, then Cavite PC commander. Marana and his men were killed on Election Day of 1957. Because of that incident, the biggest military operations in Cavite’s history was launched against Manecio resulting in his wounding and capture in Binakayan, Kawit, on May 22, 1958.

After several years of detention at the Camp Crame stockade, he was sentenced to a total of 182 years and two months for the killing of Colonel Marana and his men. He was transferred to the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa, Rizal, where he escaped on October 31, 1969.

Manecio became Cavite’s Public Enemy No. 1 again as he was able to organize a gang armed with modern weapons, including Armalites and AK-47s. His group engaged in carnapping, cattle rustling, planting and distribution of marijuana, smuggling, and other rackets, according to PC authorities.


alyas ‘Waway’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Rumor has circulated that a serial killer named “Waway” is on the loose in Cebu.

Waway is said to be a serial rapist who slays 40 people a day to revenge the murder and rape of his wife.

Stories have it that Waway has an amulet (anting-anting) that makes him invincible.

Posters bearing the photos of Waway have been placed everywhere to warn the public against him because he is a robber, a murderer and a rapist.

As stories about Waway spread, he has become an urban legend. As it turns out, Waway is Warlito Toledo, an ordinary fugitive.  Danao police chief Larson Dechino said Waway has been lucky as he continues to elude arrest.

He said Waway has no supernatural powers and amulet. No, his wife had not been murdered.

The Danao police, however, are not even sure how Toledo got to be called “Waway.” But based on his records at the Danao courts, Waway was charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide on November 8, 1989. On December 1, 1999, he was arrested for a rape case filed on September 10, 1996. The two cases were later settled out of court.

Waway was implicated in another rape case in September 2002. Waway fled and was never seen again. Five years later, Waway was again dragged in another case, this time in the rape and murder of a 17-year-old student in Danao.

Danao police said the allegations that Waway was involved in the crime made the fugitive notorious.

This was because the Danao police started receiving reports that Waway allegedly waylaid and attempted to rape young women.

Despite the reports, no victims came to the police station to file complaints.

But news of Waway’s exploits continue to proliferate, prompting the Danao police to distribute photos of Waway to barangay (village) intelligence networks who offered to help in the search for him.

But Dechino said the Danao police did not distribute the posters which tagged Waway as a murderer, robber and serial killer.

One good thing that came out of the “Waway tales” is that the police are finding it easy to implement the ordinance that bans minors from staying out from midnight to 4 a.m.

Dechino said some people find it enjoyable to spread rumors about Waway.

“It is not surprising because some people deliberately add a thing or two to a story just so they have something to talk about. But the problem is that some people relay on the wrong information. Others tell it in such a way that makes Waway a supernatural being to scare the kids,” he said.

Dechino said it would not be long before Waway will be arrested as Danao residents have joined in the search for him.

Danao City Mayor Ramonito Durano III has put up a reward for those who can give valuable information that would lead to Waway’s arrest.


Nicasio Salonga, alias Asiong Salonga


In the later part of the 40s and early part of the 50s, the name Asiong Salonga brought fears and chills to the residents of Tondo and its environs. Salonga, a dreaded and notorious gang leader, and the likes of Totoy Golem, Toothpick, Boy Zapanta and other toughies that time, Tondo became a bloodbath of gangland violence.

As they say, Crime Does Not Pay! Salonga, only 27, met his untimely death in 1951. He was gunned down during a drinking session. Here’s that fateful day

Nicasio Salonga, alias Asiong Salonga, 27, Tondo’s No.1 “tough guy,” reached the end of his shady career when he was shot and killed on Coral street, Tondo, at 5 p.m. yesterday. Apparently a victim of gangland vendetta and double-cross, Salonga toppled, mortally wounded in the head, from a sitting position atop a store counter at No.100 Coral down to the sidewalk gutters. A well-placed shot fired at close range from a Commando .38 caliber revolver by still unidentified assailant found its mark on Salonga’s head, the bullet entering his left temple and coming out of his skull. He was taken to the St. Luke’s hospital by his neighbors who saw him sprawled and bleeding in the gutters. Salonga died a few minutes after arriving at the hospital.

The police last night sought a certain Ernesto Reyes, identified as the alleged killer of Salonga. Several phone calls received by the police pointed to Reyes as the Tondo toughie’s slayer. Reyes is a henchman of Carlos Capistrano, alias Totoy Golem. Up to early this morning, the police were making contacts to effect the surrender of Reyes. The alleged killer was expected to give himself up to the authorities.

Police reserves were rushed to the scene as precautionary measure to avert further flow of blood as the former’s followers girded themselves to avenge their leader’s death. Three men, one of them identified as Carlos Capistrano, alias Totoy Golem, were being sought by the police for questioning. Although investigators believed Salonga was a victim of gangland vendetta and double-cross, another angle, that politics was behind the killing, is being probed. It was learned that Salonga, formerly a rabid Liberal Party follower, had shifted his alliance to the Nacionalista Party lately.

Preliminary police investigation established that Salonga, Capistrano and the two others came from a baptismal party on Ricafort street. From the party, they went to the store owned by Apolonio Santos on Coral street where they continued drinking beer. Capistrano, whose bailiwick is San Nicolas, according to the police, had been feuding with Salonga, whose bailiwick is Tondo. Investigators presumed that when the two met at the party they decided to patch up their quarrel, hence Salonga invited Capistrano to a drinking spree. The circumstances preceding the killing, as pieced together by the police from reluctant witnesses, stated that Salonga, Capistrano and his two companions seated themselves in front of the store. Capistrano and his companions occupied a bamboo bench, while Salonga sat atop the store’s counter. After downing several bottles of beer, Capistrano, apparently feeling sick, stood up and started vomiting. As if by a pre-arranged signal, one of his companions also stood up, backed up a few steps then pulled out the gun tucked in his waist and fired at Salonga once, then took to his heels losing himself in the maze of alleys in Tondo’s slum area.

Salonga, a sanitary inspector, had several brushes with the law with 12 charges mostly for illegal possession of firearms. His name had been linked to several murder and homicide cases but somehow had always managed to squirm out.

The police arrested Ernesto Reyes, 27, of 235 Leonor Privado street, Tondo and no bail was recommended. He turned in the murder weapon, a .38 caliber Commando revolver. Reyes denied he shot Salonga intentionally and claimed it was an accident. He said his gun went off accidentally during his scuffle with one of Salonga’s henchmen.

“Asiong Salonga” (1961)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Jose Padilla, Jr., Yolanda Gueverra, Guia Gomez, Boy Francisco, Paquito Diaz, Vic Diaz/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

“Asiong Salonga” (1977)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, George Estregan, Trixia Gomez, Ruel Vernal, Raul Aragon, Dencio Padilla, Amy Austria, Veronica Jones/ with Rodolfo ‘Boy’ Garcia, Jose Romulo/ Directed by Romy Suzara

“Asiong Salonga: Hari ng Tondo” (1990)- Stars George Estregan, Jr., Baldo Marro, Orestes Ojeda, Val Iglesia, Dick Israel, Maita Sanchez, Honey Policarpio/ Directed by Armando de Guzman, Jr.


Grepor ‘Butch’Belgica

@ 16, Butch Belgica was convicted in a celebrated homicide case.
After conviction he spent the next eleven and a half years in the National Penetentiary.
He became one of the youngest gang leaders of the Philippine underworld;
was radicalized and indoctrinated into a communist movement front organization.
He then started writing for various publications in prison and exposed the unjust systems practiced by prison authorities in the penitentiary.
Released in 1976, he was a changed man, not because prison life reformed him but because the Lord Jesus Christ found him and touched him.
He was called by God in an audible voice to proclaim His Word.Now …


Vicente Singson-Crisologo,

Bingbong, son of the Governor of Ilocos Sur used to make headlines terrorizing people in their province with guns, goons and gold.

Eventually, he paid for his misdeeds in Muntinlupa when he was charged with double life imprisonment because of arson.

During his stay in jail, the once notorious political terror was changed.

better known as Bingbong, is a Filipino politician. He is the incumbent congressman of the 1st congressional district of Quezon City,
Philippines having served in the 13th congress of the Philippines and was re-elected and serves for the 14th congress.

Bingbong is the son of the late Floro Crisologo who was the representative of the Province of Ilocos Sur from 1961 until his assassination and death in 1972.
He is a maternal cousin of Luis “Chavit” Crisologo Singson who is the incumbent governor of Ilocos Sur.


43 Responses to “Philippines: History of Public Enemy”

  1. 1 KAN- WE- LIM
    December 12, 2011 at 3:06 am


  2. January 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    ang sarap panoodin ang mga film nyo!

  3. January 30, 2012 at 6:20 am

    sobra ganda ng story nyo aku rin mgiging hari ng white hauzzzz………..

  4. 7 reyster
    February 2, 2012 at 12:27 am


  5. 8 JR MARCOS
    February 2, 2012 at 12:29 am


  6. 10 JR MARCOS
    February 2, 2012 at 12:30 am

    sarap ngatun siga na aku sa amorsolo>><<

  7. 11 imman castillo
    February 8, 2012 at 3:56 am

    sarap ulit ulitin ng movie ^^ ganda

  8. 12 yelnats
    February 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    ganda talaga ng mga true story

  9. 13 buslog
    February 21, 2012 at 3:08 am

    aq ang su2nod na hari ng n tuma

  10. 14 denmark mendoza vicquerra
    February 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    ayoko maging siga ng tondo madadali ang buhay. masarap mabuhay kahit naghihirap deba?? saka ang siga ngaun d2 sa tundo pinapatay. pinuputulan kaagad ng sungay, kaya kung ako sa inyu manahimik nalang. di baleng pumarehas wag lang marehas,,,,, tama??????

  11. 16 renzgel renzkie
    March 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Sino kaya sa kanila mas public enemy noon

  12. 17 SuPr3mO
    March 9, 2012 at 4:18 am


  13. March 10, 2012 at 1:01 am

    cno btalaq ung dhilan qung bk8 naq awat cla ni totoy gollem

  14. 20 Chris Flores
    March 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Not saying they don’t deserve ur praise, pero it’s a movie peopleee! The movie was good, the soundtrack was good, but it was not meant to be taken literary…Meron dyan feeling siga after watching the movie or listening to the soundtrack na para bang sila ang Hari ng Tondo, pero notice na everyone involved in his gang ended up dead. I wish people would see the movie for what it was in 1951 and not for what it is in 2012. Sure, we all want to be the one that everyone idolize just like in the movie, but chances are you’ll end up dead or spend the rest of you’re life in jail. In the end was it worth it? No it’s not!!!

  15. 22 j28891
    April 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    baket wala ata c ben tumbling??????….

  16. 23 ryan
    April 14, 2012 at 2:47 am

    akorin mgging public enemy

  17. 24 junjun
    April 22, 2012 at 5:00 am

    idol ko si marcial ama! hehehe! ulit ulitin ko nga movie nya ehh!!

  18. 25 ron
    April 23, 2012 at 5:30 am

    mganda lahat halos brave man , taena ako nga pala ang hari nang PAMPANGA
    asiong salonga is the best than the rest 4 me .!

  19. May 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    nice movies and story’s

  20. 27 azthig
    May 9, 2012 at 8:22 am

    this men are brave, sa panahon ngayun sino pa kaya pwede tumapat sa kanila..

  21. 28 ui
    May 20, 2012 at 5:13 am

    sali niu si danilo villanueva alyas danny toyo ng navotas

  22. 31 jonathan
    June 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    wala nbang ibang tao d2 katulad nila ebok-
    ala ?

  23. 32 botax
    June 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

    si baby ama ay mabait na tao pinatahimik nya bilibid pinilit nyang walang mangyayaring gulo sa loob at kalaswaan kinalaban nya mga pulis na gustong ariin ang bilibid

  24. July 8, 2012 at 6:34 am

    si ebok ang mabangis

  25. July 8, 2012 at 6:40 am

    si JOEY FUENTES ang public enemy ng tondo ngaung panahon

  26. July 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Bakit wala yung waway na isa. yung killer sa blumentritt?

  27. 36 GodFather
    August 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    for its Nardong Putik base sa nabasa ko sya ung naging dahilan kng bakit nag karoon ng unang malawakang military activity sa cavite.. .. at my patong pa sa ulo,

  28. 37 petsoc
    September 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

    pra sakin c nardong putik tlga ska d nabanggit kung bakit putik ang palayaw nya napunta kay waway ung anting anting nya !!!!!ahahahahaha ako nga pla ang antipolo kingpin:)

  29. 38 benztink
    September 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    balang araw malalagay din ang mukha ko dyan

  30. 39 JAck
    October 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

    God father ano po reason?

  31. January 29, 2013 at 8:30 am

    ako rin balang araw magigi hari din

  32. 41 bryan bahinting
    February 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

    astig tlaga

  33. 43 tutoy bisyo
    April 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

    ako yung magiging asiong ng bagong barrio

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