Will the Office of the Ombudsman prove its “independence” by filing all appropriate charges against suspended policeman Alan Purisima for usurping the authority of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina?
What is the deal now that Purisima agreed to take the blame and whitewash President Noynoy’s culpability for the massacre of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos in Mamasapano last January 25?
In December, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales raised eyebrows when her office ordered the preventive suspension of Purisima in connection with an anomalous PNP contract.
Not quite a few believed it may have been intended to fail and designed only to appease the public outcry against an abusive PNP chief.
Purisima was suspended from the service but only as PNP chief.
Noynoy himself clearly violated the Ombudsman’s order, by allowing Purisima to call the shots at the PNP-SAF operation Exodus despite his suspension.
Unfortunately for Noynoy, his dawg was bound to screw up and fail, dragging his administration to self-destruction, which had began with the uncovering of the hideous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
Noynoy and Purisima’s perversion led them to Madugo na Daan sending the SAF contingent to a suicide mission “Oplan Exodus” in a terrorist-stronghold controlled by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao.
Noynoy and Purisima targeted the 6 million-dollar man Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, a Malaysian operative of the Jemaah Islamiyah.
Noynoy agreed with or ordered Purisima to keep Roxas and Espina in the dark so they could claim the credit for themselves.
Erstwhile SAF commander Director Getulio Napeñas blindly followed illegal orders from Purisima which he knew really came from his ultimate boss, President Aquino.
Though the SAF assault team eliminated Marwan, the ill-conceived and ill-motivated resulted in a horrific outcome.
The outnumbered SAF troopers were trapped, surrounded by hundreds of MILF and their BIFF comrades.
Noynoy ignored Napeñas’ calls for help and abandoned the SAF, 44 of whom were murdered by barbaric MILF guerrillas.
Malacañang blames the whole tragedy to “lapses” committed by Purisima and Napeñas.
The world watched as multiple “fact-finding” and “independent” probes ended shamelessly with a whitewash of Noynoy’s glaring culpability.
But will Purisima now be charged and jailed?
Well, make sure it’s a “white jail!”
While the nation awaits true justice for SAF 44, Noynoy’s moro-moro with the MILF and his all-epal war with the BIFF are surely dooming the prospect for true and lasting peace in Mindanao.
For its defense, the MILF claims “misencounter” that lasted eight hours or so. Some say 12 hours.
It also maintains it “did not know Marwan nor his right-hand man Basit Usman,” who escaped the SAF assault.
Until the MILF surrenders its men responsible for the massacre of SAF 44, the separatist group cannot prove its good faith in forging a peace deal.
No amount of media blitz by Malacañang “spin masters” will sell the multi-agency whitewash-coverup of the Mamasapano massacre in the minds of the people.
No amount of propaganda will sell Noynoy’s baby BBL, too.
Still, looks like Noynoy is decided to subject us to what he simply does best—lie and mislead to the very end.