‘Overkill’ video uploader identified

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THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday said it has identified the people who uploaded the “overkill” video on YouTube that shows the supposed “execution” of one of the 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) commandos who were killed by Muslim separatist rebels on January 25 in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao province.

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Ronald Aguto, head of the NBI Cyber Crime Division, noted that the video had been taken down from YouTube but they were able to save copies of it and trace its origin.

The video indicated the brutal killing of the SAF policemen that corroborated autopsy findings that some of them were still alive when shot at close range by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the rogue Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Aguto said their findings were turned over to prosecutors of the Department of Justice for proper handling.

According to him, the video uploader had violated the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

He, however, withheld identities of the people who will be charged for the offense.

NBI investigators will visit the site of the encounter in Mamasapano to gather more material evidence and probably secure sworn affidavits from witnesses.

PNP spokesman and Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo also on Friday confirmed that the NBI has indeed made a breakthrough in its investigation.

“The NBI has made a breakthrough in its investigation such as [identifying]who is behind in the uploading of the video… but I still don’t have a copy of their report,” Cerbo told a news briefing.

The PNP spokesman appealed to holders of other videos of the encounter not to upload them anymore to show respect to both the victims and their families.

The Anti-Cyber Crime Group (ACG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has stepped into the investigation of the massacre and similarly moved to track down the uploaders of the grisly video.

The video was uploaded last Tuesday night and showed a wounded police commando’s last moments prior to his execution by a supposed MILF combatant.

Police officials attending a House hearing on the carnage confirmed that the police commando in the video was a member of the PNP-SAF identified as Police Officer 2 Danny Suhayon. Other reports identified him as PO1 Joseph Sagonoy.

Another video surfaced also on Friday, showing some MILF rebels staging an ambush of the police commandos.

“The ACG is automatically tapped in the investigation on video or Internet access,” Cerbo also told reporters.

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  1. We should be thankful /grateful sa PANGINOON dahil binigyan tayu ng ganyang video… WHAAAAAAY FEEL BAD … for me Thanks “GOD FOR HELPING US “. DO NOT TAMPER THAT VIDEO AGAIN … NEVER CLAIM IT GOT LOST OR STOLEN kahit BILLIONS / TRILLIONS KAPALI… BINABALA-AN NA TAYU .. LISTEN TO HIM
    THAT SOULD SERVE AS ONE VITAL BASIS FOR JUDGING THE MORO SINCERITY SA PEACE … THAT SERVE AS A WARNING KUNG ANU MANGYAYARI SA NON-MUSLIM KUNG MAGPAPA-UTO TAYU … NEVER NEVER TRUST THEM … DON’T EVEN LISTEN TO THEM .. i am good to them sa tutu-o lang pero i will never sleep with them …

  2. It is the muslim rebel itself uploaded this gruesome incident at the mamasapano?? they were the one who were taking video at the same time they were executing the poor SAF members who was wounded and still alive. Who do you think will do these? are the civilian people living at the same place? I dont think so. I am sure , its the muslim rebels who take this Video and upload to the internet to show to the world or to the Filipino people what they did to their countrymen..I saw one video, they beheaded one SAF members and they are holding it, while the rebels were laughing.. Bakit hindi nila hulihin itong mga pumatay na ito sa ating mga kapulisan thru brutal killing. Palibhasa Tanga ang presidenteng ito, o talagang sinasadya nya na ipapatay ang ating mga kapulisan sa mga kaaway???

  3. Okay, go to Mamasapano ant try to arrest that person. Coordinate with MILF to make sure there is no order of a stand down while you are being butchered there. Let us see if you can even find the top of that person’s head.

  4. The Philippines government is just looking for scape goats and fall guys and why don’t they blame PNOY, PURISIMA, MILF, BFF and PRIVATE ARMIES. And to Mayor Duterte, sir policeman or any government enforcers don’t need permissions to catch a MUSLIM TERRORIST and WANTED CRIMINALS in the Philippines territories. MILF adopted MARWAN for how many years and Mr. Iqbal, hmmmm open your eyes when you talk and answer questions so that they see your SINCERITY……

  5. Rosauro Feliciano on

    We are being told that: “According to him, the video up-loader had violated the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.” This law, as any law, applies if and when the offender’s action is contrary to the good intention of the law; however, the offender will be held liable for submission to higher authority for investigation if the result of his/her action is NOT helpful in finding truths. Moreover, all of us in good conscience can see for ourselves that what happened in Mamasapano was a real truth. Do we need to be lawyers to conclude that the killing of the 44 SAF soldiers was not a massacre or otherwise? The MILF leadership is saying convincing statements but contrary to what they do because they fully believe in Sura 8, Verse 57 of their Holy Book without making good discernment of what is being concealed in the verse; the Sura 8:57 is good if we fully make discernment of its meaning.

  6. I do agree with all he comments, why vilify the uploader for showing the real truth, why are authorities hiding the real truth?if ever they prosecute the uploader, the people should rise up in arms and those in the legal circles, go to UN and expose this banana republic move of a great nation which are ruled by corrupt and palpal pols.

  7. pls treat this as an eye-opener instead.. to solve the the issue asap.. besides, to know who is lying (BIFF, MILF, SAF, PALACE, WITNESSES).. we have so many other gov’t issues to close.. pls don’t dwell on this alone..pls solve immediately.. next week, another round of gasoline price increase.. more and more people are affected.. this is only my opinion..

  8. if these videos were not uploaded in the internet, these officials will try their BEST to cover up the truth on the death of FALLEN 44SAF…

    They should not punished for that hence they give more credible evidence on these terrorist on how these FALLEN 44SAF being executed.

  9. Vicente Penetrante on

    How can we ‘want the truth’ and at the same time, be ‘afraid of the truth’? Is the video lying?

  10. Those who vilifies the uploader of a gruesome execution of 44 SAF members without mercy should, rather, be commended for having opened the eyes of the public. Whoever plans to prosecute the uploader is more than a TRAITOR himself, worst than the MILF/BIFF. It’s crazy for any politician to pursue the peace negotiation when at the back of the minds of Muslim TRAITORS are not really sincere in pursuing for peace. The BBL is a lot of baloney. Better throw it out into the garbage and burn them like trash. PNoy allowed himself to be drawn into a trap by the Muslim traitors.PNoy should admit his “kapalpakan” and tell the whole truth and face the music by RESIGNING NOW.

  11. Is this a crime? Unless the video is edited to deflect the truth, there can never be any offense in exposing the truth. Only during Martial has this happened. Why is the administration preventing to ignite the fire that would dismiss the BBL. The more we should do everything to oppose this.

    • at BAKIT HINULULI / INI-IMBSTIGA ANG UPLOADER eh MALAKI PAKINABANG SA GINAWA NYA… DAPAT SI precy aquino hulihin / imbestigahan … LINTAK NA….

  12. Whoever uploaded that grizzly video showing an MILF fighter brutally shooting and murdering a wounded SAF officer at close range, has done a tremendous service in opening the eyes of the Filipino nation that the MILF terrorists cannot be trusted. While pretending to sign a peace deal with the Philippines, MILF has not laid down their arms and does not recognize the authority of our government over them. Obviously, it is just interested in getting their hands into the P80 billion grant the incompetent Aquino Administration will give them once the BBL is signed.

    There is no need for a Bangsamoro sub-state. The rights of the Muslim people are well covered in our Constitution. The real danger with a Bangsamoro sub-state is that when these terror groups get their territory, they will declare independence and speedy support will come from Malaysia, Indonesia and oil-rich Middle East countries. Then the Philippines will be drawn into a bigger war to reclaim its territory from these separatist terror groups.

    Trash BBL and do not grant the Bangsamoro the P80 billion hard-earned taxpayers money. Stop negotiating with the traitor, terrorist group MILF. There can’t be peace in Mindanao unless all terrorist-separatist groups are eliminated. ONE NATION, ONE FLAG!

  13. Who ever upload the video should be commended instead of being vilified, first, the uploaded has provided the authorities and the public proof of what sort of people the milf and biff we’re dealing with, second, the video contradicted the official government version of events regarding the death of 44 SAF members, that all 44 SAF gruesome death were the results of the firefight rather than execution at close range. Aguino seems more interested in covering up his incompetence and protecting the milf/biff than having the truth comes out, is the video gruesome? Is it shocking?, is it insensitive to the victims families as suggested by aguino and his allies, the answer is a resounding YES! I do think it is far more gruesome, shocking and insensitive to the victim families that the aguino government is covering up and missrepresenting the truth.