Pagsasalita ni PNoy sa prayer gathering nitong Lunes, hindi makaaapekto sa BOI report
UNTV News • March 10, 2015 • 3489
Bahagi ng naging pagtitipon sa Palasyo ng Malakanyang nitong Lunes, Marso 09, 2015 kung saan sumagot ang Pangulong Benigno Aquino III sa mga katanungan ng mga bisita.(Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
MANILA, Philippines – Ipinagtanggol ng Philippine National Police (PNP) ang ginawang pagsasalita ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III nitong Lunes hinggil sa Mamasapano operations.
Ayon kay PNP Public Information Office head Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., hindi ito makaaapekto sa Board of Inquiry report taliwas sa mga lumabas na balita.
Nitong Lunes ay humingi pa ng palugit ang BOI bago ilabas ang report sa Mamasapano encounter na ikinasawi ng 44 SAF commandos sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Sinabi ni Cerbo na may integridad ang pinuno ng BOI na si CIDG chief Police Director Benjamin Magalong na 37 taon ng nasa serbisyo.
“Wala namang nagbago eh even the statements of the President hindi naman yan kahapon lamang sinabi even yung mga earlier pronouncement very consistent naman na ganon ang stand ng President, so I don’t think yung activity kahapon ay makakaapekto sa ginagawa ng BOI,” pahayag ni Cerbo.
Idinepensa rin ng PNP ang naging sentimyento ni Pangulong Aquino kay dating SAF chief Dir. Getulio Napeñas.
“Pag nagpa-operate ka ay ikaw ang nagpaplano, eh perhaps pwede kong i-relay sa immediate superior ko ang gagawin ko, perhaps pwede akong manghingi ng guidance pero at the end of the day responsibility ko yun,” paliwanag pa ni Cerbo.
Iginiit pa ng opisyal na hindi na dapat pang ibigay ang sisi sa mas nakatataas na opisyal lalo na’t nagbigay lamang ito ng guidance sa operasyon.
Itinanggi din ng tagapagsalita ng PNP ang sinabi ng abogado ni Napeñas na may direktiba ang pamunuan ng pambansang pulisya kung saan pinagbawalan itong magpa-interview sa media upang ipagtanggol ang kanyang sarili. (Lea Ylagan / UNTV News)
The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the charges against former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima and ex-PNP Special Action Force chief Getulio Napeñas over the Mamasapano clash in 2015.
The dismissal of the charges against the two former police officers was due to the lack of probable cause to charge them of graft and usurpation of official functions complaints for their involvement in the anti-terrorist operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015.
The said operation led to the deaths of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos.
Purisima was charged for still leading the operation to kill terrorists Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan and Abdul Basit Usman, under Oplan Exodus, despite being suspended as the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief.
Napeñas, on the other hand, was also charged for allegedly conspiring with Purisima.
Based on the resolution, Purisima and Napeñas cannot be charged due to the lack of sufficient evidence.
“There is no mention in the information, nor any evidence on record, that accused Napeñas received or expected to receive any material remuneration or consideration therefor,” the resolution states. “It could not be said that Purisima was under the pretense of being a PNP chief because he was ordered by his president and commander-in-chief to perform such supervision and monitoring.”
Purisima and Napeñas were charged with violating Section 3(a) of the anti-graft law which punishes “persuading, inducing or influencing another public officer to perform an act constituting a violation of rules and regulations.”
Meanwhile, the Sandiganbayan said the dismissal of the criminal complaints did not mean that the two accused had no liability over the Mamasapano clash and appropriate charges can still be filed against them.
“What the court merely ruled is the non-existence of probable cause against Napeñas in both charges and the insufficiency of the allegations in the information filed against Purisima,” the resolution reads.—AAC
Meanwhile, re-electionist Senator Bam Aquino voted at the South Central Elementary School in Concepcion, Tarlac at past 7 a.m., Monday.
Aquino was accompanied by his wife, Mary Fatima Gomez Aquino, when they voted in precinct no. 0225A, no. 75 clustered precinct.
Aquino was the only opposition candidate who was able to make it to the list of possible winners, ranking 9th to 15th in the survey.
In an interview, Vice President Leni Robredo described the opposition senatorial bets’ bid to win the elections as an uphill battle, but she took solace in the passion of their volunteers and supporters.
“Napaka-uphill ng battle, pero in the last several weeks, nakita namin ‘yung passion ng mga volunteers, ano ‘yun, unrivaled,” she told reporters after casting her vote in Naga, Camarines Sur.
Malacañang on Friday (January 25)urged the Office of the Ombudsman to “resolve with dispatch” the case filed against those who recklessly placed the SAF 44 in mortal peril.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Duterte administration is one with the nation in demanding justice for them as well as the prosecution of those responsible for the botched police operation.
The government also said it will not allow a recurrence of such tragic event and those in authority must learn from the mistakes of the past. — Rosalie Coz
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