• Purisima a liar, lawmakers told

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    “You only get betrayed by the people you trust.”

    President Benigno Aquino 3rd made the statement in a meeting with his top 30 allies in the House of Representatives amid the heat that he has to endure as a result of the tragic Mamasapano operation involving his suspended long-time aide, Alan Purisima.

    Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman of the House Ad Hoc panel on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), on Tueday revealed that Aquino explained to lawmakers in PowerPoint slides, how Purisima lied to him in text messages, saying the military’s mechanized artillery were already helping Special Action Force (SAF) commandos engaged in a firefight around 8 a.m. of Jan. 25.

    A little later, Aquino said, he was made to believe that the SAF commandos were being extricated from the area after gunning down top-ranked terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan.

    “Purisima told the President that the artillery was there to help the SAF, and then the extrication. Apparently, the enforcement is only available, but they are not helping the SAF yet at the time [of Purisima’s text message]. The President said he was lied to by Purisima and that Napeñas disobeyed his order to inform Espina of the Mamasapano operation,” Rodriguez said in a news conference.

    He was referring to sacked SAF chief Getulio Napeñas, who has admitted to reporting directly to Purisima—who was suspended on plunder charges—instead of PNP Officer-in-Charge Leonardo Espina.

    Rodriguez described the President’s meeting with the lawmakers on Monday as “cordial and open-forum type,” which allowed each lawmaker present to quiz the President about the Mamasapano carnage.

    “The President said he became aware of the lies [by Purisima]in the afternoon, around 4 to 6 p.m. when the number of SAF casualties started coming in. The way I see it, he felt he was betrayed by Purisima,” the lawmaker said.

    “If the military’s mechanized artillery were there and the extrication was in place as claimed, the soldiers could have easily defeated the MILF,” Rodriguez added.

    The President’s other allies insisted that Aquino should not be faulted for consulting the suspended Purisima on the Mamasapano operation.

    Liberal Party congressmen Reynaldo Umali of Oriental Mindoro and Rodolfo Biazon of Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila) believed that while Purisima was suspended, the President can seek his advice, like he can ask the advice of any other individual.

    “If I am the superior and I’m going to ask my unit to do something, I will not give somebody who is suspended the authority to implement whatever has to be done. I can ask him for advice because he knows things, but the decision [to follow him or not]is mine,” Biazon, a former Armed Forces chief, said at the Ugnayan sa Batasan news forum.

    The President was quoted as saying that Purisima was the one who worked and provided intelligence reports on Marwan.

    “I doubt if there are legal implications [on the Ombudsman’s suspension of Purisima]. An advice will depend on the knowledge of that particular person being sought advice from, and Purisima knows a lot about the Marwan operation,” Umali said.

    “Besides, the President’s order on Purisima is to inform [PNP-OIC Leonardo] Espina [of the Mamasapano operation]. He did not order Purisima to take charge. What he did order was for Purisima to inform Espina and to coordinate,” he added.

    Meanwhile, Purisima admitted that the President ordered him to inform Espina about Oplan Exodus before the mission was carried out. But he did not.

    Speaking at the resumption of Senate hearings on the Mamasapano massacre, he confirmed that Aquino instructed him to inform Espina of the operation since he is the head of the PNP.

    “I informed Police Deputy Director Espina on the morning of January 25. I confirmed that the order was given to me by the President,” Purisima said in response to a question of Senate President Franklin Drilon.

    Drilon pointed out that Purisima, who was suspended at the time, only informed the acting PNP chief when members of the SAF were already in the area and engaged in a firefight with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

    Oplan Exodus was kept secret from Espina and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd.

    They only learned about it several hours after the mission was launched.

    Espina said he came to know about the Mamasapano operation around 5:30 a.m. on January 25 when Purisima called and informed him that the SAF commandos have already killed Malaysian terrorist Marwan.

     

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    1. Carl Cid Inting on

      The biggest liar and promoter of a hoax is the one who authorized Purisima to head an operation when he was under suspension.

    2. it’s a clear cover up! ginagago nyo yata ang taong bayan! it’s a basic tool sa management ang PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) and am sure alam ito ng presidente, mga tongressmen at generals. Paano maging walang kasalanan si PNoy eh siya ang commander in chief, alam niya ang plano, siya ang nag approve, siya ang nag appoint kay Purisima na mamahala sa Oplan Exodus kahit alam niyang suspendido ito. And after receiving the first info from Purisima at 5am hindi siya nagpatawag ng emergency meeting with Gazmin, Catapang, Roxas, at Espina to perform his Check-Act responsibility at doon sana na coordinated na ang mga hakbang kung ano ang gagawing mga action para tulungan ang 55th at 81st SAF. But I doubt it na hindi sila nag emergency meeting dahil sa sinabi ni Catapang sa senate hearing na hindi nagpadala ng reinforcement ang AFP so as not hamper the peace process. at sa testimony din ni Gen Pangilinan na commander ng 6IB nagpadala na sila ng reinforcement as early as 6am pero hindi sila pumasok sa kinaroroonan ng 55th at 81st SAF para tumulong dahil sa maraming kadahilanan. Kagaya ng 6IB infantry hindi rin nagmove ang 300+ SAF reinforcement force para bang they are all waiting for further order from above. So, it looks na totoo ang naiulat sa The Manila Times na may order si PNoy na “Negative, Negative, Stand Down”

    3. Wow! Everybody bought it including Manila Times! Why it takes too long to tell it. The text messages were manipulatd guys. Let Purisima takes the blame. He’s loyal guy after all. He’ll be reprimanded and be sent to gulag but Aquino is free. VERY CLEVER.

    4. Lahat ng mga sinasabi ninyo ay tama. They are all congenital liars from Abnoy down to the representathieves and senatongs. Si Grace Poe wala na ring silbi kasi takot sila sa ABNoy. Imagine si Rep. Rufus Rodriguez akala nyo kon sinong matapang pero nuong ipinatawag sila lahat ni AbNoy naku nawala lahat ang bayag. Mga iutil itong lahat nating politico. Buti sana tatamaan kayo ng kidlat.

    5. The investigation was done to protect the president not to know the truth PDAP TIME NA MISSION ACCOMPLISH. Sayang Senator Poe idol pa mandin kita.

    6. apolonio reyes on

      Nuon unang ” SONA ” ni Pnoy tungkul sa Mamasapano Massacre sa buong bayan na kanyang kinausap sa nationwide tv-radio, sinabi nya na tinatanong lang nya ang kanyang “BFF” na si ” Suspended” Four Star PNP Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima ng mga Military ” Jargon ” na hindi nya naiintindihan bilang CC- COVER-UP NG KANYANG FAVORITE BFF, DI BA?
      SA MORO-MORO SENATE INVESTIGATION NAMAN AY BUMAWI SI ” BFF ” SUSPENDED POLICE GENERAL AT EQUALLY INUTIL NA SI SUSPENDED SAF DIRECTOR NATULIO “MAYTOYO” NAPENAS AT INAKU NILA ANG LAHAT NG KASALANAN SA PAGKAMATAY NG 44 SAF FALLEN HEROES SA MGA ” LEADING QUESTIONS” NG MGA SENATONGS, MALIBAN LANG KAY SEN. ALAN CAYETANO, SEN. BONGBONG MARCOS AT SEN. NANCY BINAY, DI BA MADAM CHAIR?
      BAKIT PARA MAY KINAKATAKUTAN ANG IBANG MGA SENATONGS AT TONGRESEMEN? MASKI NGA YUON SI CHAIRMAN SEN. GRACE POE LUMANSANGAN, SA INTERVIEW SA KANYA MATAPOS ANG EXECUTHIEVE SESSION, AY SINABI NYA NA DAPAT SABIHIN NI PURISIMA ANG LAHAT NG SINABI NYA SA EXECUTHIEVES SESSION NA HINIGI NG MARAMING RESOURCE SPEAKERS GAYA NI ROXAS, ALAN, AT MAYTOYO NA MAKAKABUTI PA ITO SA ” EL PRESIDENTE NOY ” AT NG BASAHIN NA NYA ANG HANDA RESULTA NG INVESTIGATION KAKATAPOS LANG NG SESSION NG SENADO KAHAPON. BAKIT MALAPIT NA BA ANG ELECTION SA 2016 AT BAKA DI SILA BIGYAN NG PRESIDENTIAL PDAF? KAYO, MGA TONG-GRESE-MEN, GANON DIN BA? MGA NATAKOT NG KINAUSAP KAYO NI PNOY?
      TANONG LANG POE MGA SENATHIEVES AT TONGRESEMEN, BATO-BATO SA LANGIT MATAMAAN HUWAG SANA MAGAGALIT. SALAMAT SA INYONG INVESTIGATION, MADAM POE, WALA PA DIN, SA AKIN, NASAGOT KUNG BAKIT HINDI PINADALHAN NG REINFORCEMENT ANG SAF 44 FALLEN HEROES MATAPOS NG 12 ORAS? AT SINO TALAGA ANG DAPAT MAG-UTOS NITO, SND GAZMIN, AFP CHIEF CATAPANG O SI KUMANDER CC ? KUNDI ITO MASAGOT, KAWAWA NAMAN ANG ATIN MGA KASANDULUHAN AT KAPULISAN, DI BA BAYAN?

    7. Where pnoy is lying is when he said after purisma was suspended & espina had taken over & that he should now be in charge of all operations including that one, then why is he talking to purisma on that day. Surely he should be asking why espina isnt contacting him to tell him whats going on. If he didnt ask that of purisma its because he knew purisma was still running that operation. That is very clear, i mean why would you ask questions of someone who is supposed to be now out of it & when someone else is running the show. Its just so clear & simple.

    8. So that is the story now, Purisima lied? Before it was a misencounter, then it became Purisima had no role because he was suspended that he only advised, then it was the fault of the SAF CG. Then when all those first lies were exposed as what they really are pure BS, a new fall guy is appointed in the person of Purisima. Lokohin mo ulo mong panot!

    9. OK, Purisima is a liar, ano ngayon gagawin nyo mga Senador ha.

      Recommend for dishonorable dismissal from the service, forfeit all retirement benefits, kick him out from PMA Alumni Association just like what they did with Cudia.

      Pag na impose nyo lahat yan, magdadalawang isip na siguro mga kapulisan natin na gumawa ng kalokohan. EH PURO LANG KAYO DAKDAK, AKSYON NAMAN PAG MAY TIME.

    10. So this President understands the hurt when one is being lied to.Still with the acknowledgement that Purisima lied to him during the Mamasapano operation,he has given light to everyone that he indeed based his judgements on the informations fed to him by a suspended general.The President has anchored the peace process in Mindanao during his time as President and there is no way he won’t get a request from his subordinates to ask if the mission is a go or not.Wala na sa pwesto si Purisima so he can no longer do more damage.The biggest jerk is still operates and continues to block out reality..yun palang matuwid na daan ang translation sa english ay “tunnel vision”..If my Generals lied to me Ill have them imprisoned and that is a generous type punishment

    11. Kakain lahat ni purisima kahit bala, mapagtakpan lang niya si Aquino,ang kapalit, million pabaon!
      Ganito din ang mga sipsip na congressman,kahit dila nila ang kamay ni Aquino,basta may gagastusin sila sa darating na election!!
      Ganito kakapal ng mukha ng mga namumuno ngayon!