Blatantly UNJUST to Napeñas, Senate Report seems to have a message for the PNP rank and file

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The brains behind the awfully constructed “Joint Committee Report on the bloody Mamasapano operation conducted 25 January 2015” obviously labored under the pressure of producing a report that would be admired for being truthful, logical and rigorously respectful of facts but at the same time would not too deeply incriminate President Aquino.

The result is a product that, like the PNP-Board of Inquiry report, still gives Aquino a lot of room to extricate himself from criminal liability.

The authors’ cruel treatment of cashiered PNP-SAF Director General Napeñas, summed up in No. 3 of the Executive Summary, is a microcosm of the spirit of servility to the interests of Aquino and the mental dishonesty and illogicality of the key players in the three committees.

Here are the paragraphs about Napeñas:
“3. PDIR Getulio Napeñas committed grave misconduct, violating Section 36(b)(4) of Presidential Decree No. 807, in relation to Section 46(A)(3), Rule 10 of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service:


“Given that PDIR Getulio Napeñas’ actions in directly coordinating and reporting with suspended PDG Purisima instead of the PNP OIC PDDG Espina, PDIR Napeñas broke the PNP Chain of Command and for which he may be held administratively liable for grave misconduct under Section 36(b)(4) of Presidential Decree No. 807 in relation to Section 46(A)(3), Rule 10 of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service. PDIR Napeñas had known that Purisima was already under preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman long before the 9 January 2015 meeting with the President at the Bahay Pangarap. This notwithstanding, he continued to follow the “instructions” of PDG Purisima.

“The PNP-SAF is a national operational support unit of the PNP under the direct control of the Chief PNP. During the period of PDG Purisima’s preventive suspension, Napeñas, as the Director of the PNP-SAF, could only legitimately take and follow orders and directives from PDDG Espina, who was designated Officer-in-Charge of the PNP by the President. Certainly, PDIR Napeñas should not have followed orders given by the suspended Purisima.

“Napeñas may also be held administratively liable for inefficiency and incompetence in the performance of official duties and for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service on account of the poor planning and execution of Oplan Exodus and his failure to coordinate the operation with the AFP.”

The senators skewer Napeñas for not obeying the law and the rules and for not following the chain of command and reporting protocols to his seniors—but they also in fact state that the President of the Philippines “must bear responsibility for giving assent to and failing to prevent the unlawful exercise of official functions by PDG Purisima in connection with Oplan Exodus.”

The report recites facts showing that Aquino in fact had cancelled these laws, rules and chain of command and reporting protocols that Napeñas is berated for disobeying.

They are saying in effect that Napñas, the subaltern, under the direction of the highest authority President Aquino, who was using Purisima as his executive officer to receive reports from him and to convey orders to him, committed crimes because he did not ignore the President’s illegal directives via Purisima.

Then are the senators saying between the lines that under this President—who is criminally liable for so many wrong decisions and acts of negligence, of dereliction and of untruthfulness not just in connection with the Mamasapano Tragedy—the lawful and necessary thing that officers must do is to REJECT the obedient example of Napeñas and to REFUSE to serve this morally and psychologically defective supreme authority of the PNP.

By being so blatantly UNJUST to Napeñas, are the authors of the Joint Mamasapano Report actually sending the rank and file of the Philippine National Police a call to RISE in revolt against Aquino?

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  1. Source of the message is the President. The medium of the message is Purisima. The recipient of the message is Napenas. Remove Purisima in the picture and Napenas is already following the Chain of Command. Napenas had no control if the President chose to ignore the Acting Chief PNP and SILG. Napenas is the least guilty of the NPA triumvirate.

  2. Vicente Penetrante on

    The Senate report should be read: Pride is to be blamed. It is about “me, myself, and I” represented by Aquino, Purisima, and Napenas, thinking more about themselves than they ought – dreaming of pedestals of accomplishment.

  3. I believe the Senate report put the main responsibility for the failure on Aquino. It also named many others who did wrong or did nothing to save the dead 44 policemen. The MILF, Roxas, Gazmin, the AFP generals, and Napenas. Reading the executive report it is factual and has logical conclusions. The Senators involved did a good job being honest and basing the conclusions on the facts.

  4. Why is Napenas being made to answer for Aquino’s crime? Why are they heaping most of the blame on him for obeying the illegal orders of Aquino? What sick sense of justice is this?

    In a perfect world, Napenas should have defied the madman. But in the real world, the madman happens to be his commander-in-chief several levels above him. Those who criticize Napenas for not resisting are even greater cowards in serving the madman. Punish Napenas if you must, but punish Aquino first.

    Let this be a lesson to those in government. From now on, no order of Aquino should be obeyed unless and until the Supreme Court first declares it to be legal. Then the likes of Mamasapano and the PDAF-DAP plunder could be prevented.

  5. Bert O. Romero on

    How many senators have not signed yet the Senate Report on Mamasapano when Senator Poe read its executive summary in yesterday’s press conference? How come that the Board of Inquiry made public its report only after the three Board’s commissioners have all signed the report? Why was Senator Poe all by her lonesome self when the senate report was presented during the presscon? Woulnt the impact of the report been more resounding if all the members of the Committee on Public Order were all beside her to show unanimity ? And helped her answer the more penetratingly intelligent questions thrown her by some reporters and thereby spared her from her foundering replies ? Indeed, was there unanimity in the senate report in the first place? Has the presidential fever entered Senator Poe’s head she needed the extra media mileage even at the expense of the presence of her colleagues? And these are questions merely limited to the procedural aspect of the report’s public presentation without touching the substantive portion yet.

  6. sannamagan, the senate is now telling policemen or the afp to question the authority of the one giving orders??? as to napenas, he obeyed the orders of purisima because purisima was the one boy sisi is talking to. kawawang cowboy si napenas, ngayon sya ang nagisa dahil sa pagsunod nya sa indirect na utos , coursed thru suspended bff purisima, ni boy sisi.
    leaving this topic aside, the main question, to my mind, that the pnp boi and senate reports did not take up was WHY WAS THERE NO RESCUE EFFORTS MADE FOR THE BOXED IN SAF?? THEY WERE ASKING HELP/RESCUE FOR ALMOST 12 HOURS. WHAT CAME WAS BODY RETRIEVERS. THE REPORTS DID NOT DELVE INTO THE ‘TALK OF THE TOWN’ STAND DOWN ORDER GIVEN TO THE AFP UNITS NEAR THE SCENE OF THE MASSACRE. ITO PO IN MY MIND IS THE QUESTION BEGGING FOR ANSWERS TO GIVE JUSTICE TO THE SAF 44 AND OTHERS WHO DIED THAT FATEFUL DAY.

  7. When will they ever get it? It is not the poor planning or execution of the plan that killed the 44 troopers. Rather, these troopers were killed because they – Pnoy did not send reinforcements, through additional troops, air support or artillery support. I’m quite sure Napenas and Purisima asked for assistance from the AFP and i’m sure that both gave the grid coordinates of the surrounded SAF troopers, so the question remains, why wasn’t there any reinforcements and who ordered the stand down?

    • Tama ka, Sir. The operation should have been successful if not for the reason that Pnoy does not want to bring in the necessary reinforcement to ward off the mix group of attackers especially the MILF to preserve his peace pact with them, hence, those fallen 44 were treated like dogs of war. But his decision was a terrible blunder that could cause his ouster and the scuttle of the peace talk.

    • Mr Yu is correct. Let us focus on the most grievous crime committed.

      TANONG: Bakit inabot ng ganun karami ang mga napatay na SAF commandos?

      SAGOT: Kasi, bukod sa hindi na nga nagkusa si Aquino na tumulong, pinigilan at hinarang pa niya (stand down) ang mga sasaklolo sana.

  8. Wow! It seems like, he’s getting away with it ah (PNoy). Kawawa naman si Napeñas, siya lang kasi ang kaya nilang sisihin. Ano ito? Wala na silang balls lahat? Emeged. Pagalingan talaga, sa pghuhugas ng kamay. Apparently.

  9. Carl Cid Inting on

    And, yet, Aquino claims he took responsibility for Mamasapano. I wonder why it’s stil Napeñas being assigned the blame?

  10. The govt should be going after the milf, biff etc. because they are the real killers of the saf 44! Pnoy has repeatedly said he is the commander in chief… what do you have to say De Lima?

  11. Eddie de Leon on

    The good men and women of the PNP must rebel against their top brass who are willing to let Aquino get away with his crimes against our nation–and against our policemen!!!

  12. Napenas should start talking and defend himself, if not no one else will. Most likely his superiors are preventing him from implicating the Liar in Chief but this is a matter of survival for him now. There is so much evidence pointing to the culpability of Pnoy that the people, not only the families of the SAF 44 will support him morally, legally and most likely even financially for whatever legal cases that will be brought against him.

  13. Kitang-kita na nilinis na nila ang daan patungo kay Aquino,
    BOI report half cook lang,wala parin buto para totoong isangkot si Aquino!
    Ang plano ni napenas ay tama at malinis,kaya nga napatay si marwan!itong mga official at general ay gustong pagtakpan ang sarili nila,na sobrang takot kay Aquino kaya hanggang ngayon pinoprotektahan pa rin, kahit ilagay sa masama ang kasamahan nila!
    Dapat maraming maalis sa mga ito!!at isama kay Aquino na ipinahihiya,pati na ang senado na gustong gamitin si napenas para magkaroon ng cover si Aquino!!