DILG to submit BOI report to President Aquino, Senate


Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said that, upon receipt, he will immediately submit a copy of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report on the Mamasapano incident to President Benigno Aquino III and to the Senate.

Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Director and BOI Chairman Gen. Benjamin Magalong earlier stated that they will submit their report on Monday to Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer-in-Charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, who will then submit the report to Roxas.

Apart from Malacanang and the Senate, a copy of the report will also be submitted to the National Poloice Commission (Napolcom), Department of Justice (DOJ), Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and other investigating bodies.

Roxas said that he suggested to Magalong, in the presence of the OIC and the chief of the Directorial Staff Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, that the report should be able to answer the following questions:

1. Matino ba ang plano?

2. Ginawa ba at nagawa ba ang lahat para masiguro ang kaligtasan ng ating mga tropa?

3. Nasunod ba ang atas at utos ng Pangulo?

4. Meron ba, at kung meron nga, ano ang partisipasyon ng mga Amerikano sa operasyong ito?​​

5. Sa equipment, gumana ba ng maayos ang mga radyo, vest, baril, at bala ng ating mga tropa?

“Katanungan ko ang mga ito at palagay ko katanungan din ng ating mga kababayan,” Roxas remarked.

The BOI was created to look into the circumstances surrounding OPLAN Exodus, which was launched to neutralize two high-value targets: Zhulkifli bin Hir alias “Marwan” and Basit Usman.

While Marwan was reported to have been killed in the operation, a total of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) operatives perished during the incident.

The BOI documented signed affidavits of SAF members, AFP officials, witnesses and other civilians, and conducted an on-site inspection of the incident.

Roxas himself submitted to the BOI as well as the Senate information about the exchange of text messages between him and the President. PNA


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