• Rody eyes new Mamasapano investigation

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    President Rodrigo Duterte may order a new investigation into the massacre of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in January 2015 to find out what really happened.

    Duterte raised the possibility of a new probe in his speech during the Philippines-China Trade and Investment Forum in Beijing Thursday. He stressed that his intention is not to “prosecute” people but to find out what happened to the ransom offered for terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir, also known as Marwan, who was the subject of the special operation mounted by members of the Special Action Force of the police.

    “Forty-four Mamasapano soldiers, they went inside, they died. No dramatics, no nothing. Except that we grieve for our soldiers. Maybe, in the days ahead, I will order the opening of that issue again,” Duterte said.

    “ Not really to prosecute people but just to know what happened. Who got the five million? Whether the tip of the finger of Marwan, was gotten by the Special Forces of United States or was it really brought to the forensic division there in (Camp) Crame,” he added, referring to the national headquarters of the police.

    The President said he wants Filipinos to know the truth about the incident.

    “These are the lies that are imposed upon the people which is not good. Let us go for the truth. Let it out,” Duterte said.

    Almost 400 police commandos swooped down on the village of Mamasapano on January 25, 2015 to capture Marwan and another terrorist, Basit Usman.

    But after killing Marwan, the SAF commandos were ambushed by heavily armed Muslim rebels and mowed down.

    Eighteen rebels and five civilians were also killed.

    Former President Benigno Aquino drew flak for allowing then Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to plan and execute Oplan Exodus despite his suspension on graft charges.

    Purisima and former SAF commander Chief Supt. Getulio Napeñas were charged with graft, grave misconduct, gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service by the Office of the Ombudsman.

    Separate investigations by the Senate and the PNP’s Board of Inquiry (BOI) also found Aquino responsible for the incident.

    The National Bureau of Investigation and National Prosecution Service recommended the filing of murder and theft charges against 90 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and other private armed groups for killing the police commandos.

    In July this year, relatives of the slain policemen filed charges against Aquino, Purisima and Napeñas at the Office of the Ombudsman.

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    1. Search for Col. Ochoco and Capt. Valerio, in order to have a closure of Ninoy’s assassination. They know who was the mastermind in the assassination of Ninoy.

    2. The finding that Aquino was “ultimately responsible” is nothing but a clever pronouncement to exonerate him from indictment for murder for the killing of the SAF 44. He planned the operation together with purisima and napenas and the Americans to get marwan the deal being that marwan will be killed in exchange for the massacre of the SAF to assuage the outrage of marwans principals (ISIS or alcaida) a “quid pro quo” deal marwan being the quid and the SAF44 the pro quo.

    3. Pres Duterte Kung Gagawin nyo po ulit yan pag investiga Sa SAF 44 Massacre e puede po ba sabihin nyo Na ng lahat lahat ang nalalaman nyo at nakita nyo Sa mga Oras Na kinakatay ng mga MILF, BIFF ang atin SAF 44 at Alledgelly Sa mga unang report Na invite po kayo ni Mar Roxas Sa loob ng Zamboanga Air Force Base at kasama nyo si Pnoy Sa loob ng US Drone facility at actual nakikita ang buong pangyayari. Kayo Lang po ang magsasabi ng totoo at lahat sila Na involved ay Kitam nagsisinungalin. Tell the Truth Sir! Man Up Sir! Thank you Sir!