VP camp calls aquino a liar

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The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar Binay has withdrawn its support for  President Benigno Aquino 3rd, calling the President a blatant liar regarding what transpired in the Mamasapano clash that left 44 elite police forces dead.

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In a statement on Friday, UNA interim president and Rep. Tobias Tiangco of Navotas City (Metro Manila) said that the Palace virtually admitted that Aquino was lying since Secretary Hermino  Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office himself said that the President will tell all “at the right time.”

“So, the President wasn’t telling the whole truth about Mamasapano all along? This [Coloma’s statement] is a direct admission that President Aquino is yet to tell us the truth about the Mamasapano incident in his two speeches. There is no such thing as the truth at the right time. The truth has to be told now,” Tiangco said.

Vice President Binay has been repeatedly claiming that he is in support of the President but UNA has been taking potshots at the President’s allies and Cabinet members alike.

But in an unprecedented move on Friday, UNA did not mince words on Aquino.

“The first and foremost thing that the President should have said was the whole truth about the incident. A half truth is a lie. He owes the truth to the family of the 44 and the whole nation,” Tiangco said.

It has been almost a month since the police commandos from the  Special Action Force (SAF) were ambushed by rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters  in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on January 25.

The attack came after the commandos killed  top-ranked terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan.

It remains unclear, however, who ordered the SAF operation,  which turned out to be disastrous for the national police.

“We are yet to make any headway in the search for truth, accountability and justice. And here we have Malacañang admitting that the President has not been forthcoming about what he knows,” Tiangco pointed out.

The House of Representatives this week suspended the congressional hearings on the Mamasapano incident, saying it will be more efficient to wait out  results of investigation by the Philippine National Police’s Board of Inquiry of the incident.

But Tiangco argued that the  suspension was part of Malacañang’s strategy to hide the truth and divert attention to other issues.

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23 Comments

  1. chester m. lastica on

    Filipino voters right now are mostly off tangent to the real concerns of our motherland.
    It is not who committed or who told the lies that is of great relevance to date, but the passage of FOI and Anti-Dynasty Bills before we again reach the period of electing people to our government.. With this bills, it will greatly help especially those partially informed voters in the selecting persons to serve us in our government.

  2. Joshua Desiderio on

    kung totoo man o hindi na sinabi to ni VP Binay eh hindi naman mawawala yung katotohanan na singungaling talaga si PNoy! ilang ulit na ba siyang nagsinungaling sa atin tungkol dito sa Mamasapano clash diba? ngayon lumalabas na talaga yung kung ano ang totoo at malayo ang mga ito mula sa mga unang sinabi ng pangulo…

    YOU ARE A LIAR “PRESIDENT” AQUINO!

    kaya di ko masisisi kung sasabihin talaga ni Binay yun. Go Binay, I support you in this one! go lang Binay, supportado ka namin laban sa isang incompetent at insensitive na pangulo!

  3. You are all haters and Monday morning quarter backs. All great presidents had a Waterloo in their past. He is the Commander in Chief, he made the call, it was not a completely succesfull operation, the cost is too much. The responsibility and burden of being a president and CiC is a heavy wieght to carry. I feel for you Mr. Aquino, the best thing for the country is to come clean, let the chips fall where they may; for the country, assign an independent panel compose of maybe even the international community, to do an investigation, accept the findings and find a solution to either fix the problem or junk the Bangsa Moro Peace Process!

  4. Mr President, when are going to wake up from your daydreaming! How much is your patience? Gising na sir, its time for you to drop the VP. He is fooling you since then. Remember, that loyalty is a two way street. Binabanatan ka na hindi ka pa rin kumikibo. Binabatukan ka na di ka pa rin umalma. Awa na ako sa yo. Di ko malaman kung tama ang tawag sa iyo na ABNOY. Tumayo ka na bilang sarili mo, Ilaglag mo ang dapat mong ilaglag para sa kapakanan ng bayan.

  5. Kawawang mga Pinoy, mga desperado na….
    Walang magagawa ang sarcasm ninyo. Kumilos kayo para mangyari ang gusto ninyo. Huwag puro post sa social media at internet…

  6. KARMA for Pnoy is coming for critizing the servant of God. No to Binay for president its more liar and corrupt.

  7. Binay and his Ra, Ra, boys are trying to divert the issue of Binay’s Family corruption.

    They tried all the machination tactics but unfortunately they cannot stop the hearing to no avail.

    This time around they will focus on the 5% of Oreta which is obviously Binay’s 5%.

    BIR Sec Kim Henares present in the hearing – this will be interesting.

  8. Maawa ka sa ating bansa pinoy huwag kang magresign ang papalit sa iyo si nognog uubusin ang yaman nang bansa. Maraming kaso nang pangulimbat ang hinaharap niyan. Ang may kaso na plunder ngayon sasama sa financier uudyok nang kudeta.

  9. Carl Cid Inting on

    Aquino will never tell all. Aquino is not only a dense, unfeeling person. Aquino is also dripping with pride. Pride is the most capital of sins. It was pride that brought the downfall of Lucifer, making him into Satan. Pride will bring Aquino down. Pride always comes before the fall!

  10. Just like Binay Aquino is a liar. Binay refuses to answer questions about various corruption cases he and his family members are allegedly involved. That is why the people cannot accept Binay as a replacement for Aquino in the event that he is ousted from power soon. A military junta is much better than a corrupt successor.

    • leonardo tiongson on

      John, there is an ocean of difference between someone who lies, and someone who refuses to answer. A refusal to answer does not mean one is telling a lie. In fact, it means one is telling nothing.

      A liar, on the other hand, tells something, and is found to have fabricated or mistold on that specific something.

      Morally, there are justifiable reasons for not speaking. But there is very little justification for telling lies. Even for national security, one should not tell a lie, one should just simply keep silent.

  11. “So, the President wasn’t telling the whole truth about Mamasapano all along? This [Coloma’s statement] is a direct admission that President Aquino is yet to tell us the truth about the Mamasapano incident in his two speeches. There is no such thing as the truth at the right time. The truth has to be told now,” Tiangco said.

    Look who’s talking.

  12. It does seem more & more likely that the president knew a lot more than he has lead us to believe. When coming to office he was mouthing off about the need for transparency, well i wonder if that has slipped his mind. The people have a right to know what he knew & when he knew it & who told him. Its so strange how he is so silent about this, where if it had been a successful operation he would be out there saying how good he was & how well planned this operation was.
    But as ive said from the beginning the planning was almost non existant. The first sign of a problem & no one knew what to do, & 44 guys were left there to be murdered.

  13. Until the president tell the truth; nothing but the truth and, believe that “The Buck Stops at Him” the clamor on the massacre of 44 SAFs will not end. Despite their sacrifice peace should be achieve or their deaths will be only a waste. BBL should be passed with legality, mutual sacrifice and enforceable or will not be worth the paper it is printed on. I am just saying!!!

  14. fred villaragoisa on

    And the whole truth is UNA is politicizing the incident…please have pity on the SAF family. For them Binay is not a liar? What a bunch of crook.

    • apolonio reyes on

      Tama ka Fred, Hindi ako maka Pnoy at hindi ko sya binoto nuon 2010 kundi si Gibo, pero ako ay maka Ninoy at Cory. Nagyon kita na ang mantra tuwid na landas ni abPnoy ay patungo sa Mamasapano, o kamatayan, sino kaya ang iboboto natin? At ayaw ko lalo sa UNAno pagka’t, naniniwala ako na, unti-unti Aanayin naman ni Nognog ang Kaban ng Banay kapag sya maluklok president at kawawa namn ang maging vice nya, di ba Fred ?
      Sino kaya ang pwede natin iboto, Fred, sa 2015, si Duterte, Roxas, Espina o si Neri Colmenares? Sa akin lang wala na tayong magagawa kundi kumapit sa patalim, di ba Fred?

    • leonardo tiongson on

      Fred, i think it will be good to separate two distinct ideas from each other to be very clear about your assumptions. (1) There was nothing in the article that said UNA claimed Binay was not a liar. THere was nothing in it that said anything about Binay lying. (2) In your belief that Binay was lying, you automatically extended your own fallacy. Again, please be reminded that your belief is an assumption, not a proven fact. And please be reminded that facts are proven by proofs, recorded statements, documented historical evidence, etc. Facts are not beliefs that have been repeated thousand times over. NO matter how many times a belief is repeated, it cannot become a fact. It can become possibly a myth, but it cannot become fact.

  15. emmanuel reyes on

    husay magbintang ni Binay ng “liar” sa ibang tao, samantalang yung buong pamilya niya enjoying the fruit of his plunders. Wake up you poor pinoys. you are all bound to suffer under his presidency.

    • leonardo tiongson on

      Emmanuel, you seem to be reading more than what is written on the article. I have read nothing in there that said Binay called someone a “liar”. Please rectify your statements. The internet has no use of statements from people who see things where there is none, and state “facts” when these are beliefs and not true facts. Ang walang ebidensya, walang karapatan manghusga.

  16. Looks like UNA is a double edged sword. The party is against PNoy but their presidentiable candidate is still going to bed with the enemy, PNoy.

  17. I believed its not the question of who ordered the operation. The question is why opted some key members out of the loop. The lack of coordination, miscommunication led to more SAF casualties. Casualties are part of the collateral damage. However it can be minimized if not eradicated.

  18. “Duterte, hindi ka mananalo sa akin dahil wala kang pera at sa dami ng ninakaw ko sa gobyerno, marami akong mabibiling botante” , sabi ni Binay

    • leonardo tiongson on

      Saan mo naman nakuha itong statement ni Binay? Itong si nogbinay talaga, magaling sa kalokohan… pati pangalan kalokohan… baka pwedeng may matinong kausap pa dyan kesa dito?