Gazmin, Catapang throw support behind BBL at House panel deliberations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Monday expressed support behind the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Gazmin and Catapang arrived at the hearing of the ad hoc committee on the BBL around 10:30 a.m., an...

Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered no apology. “I say again,...

Court martial the responsible

Investigations conducted by the Senate and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry (BOI) held President BS Aquino ultimately responsible for the tragic outcome of the Mamasapano incident. Resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima and former PNP-SAF chief Getulio Napeñas were...

CIDG chief Magalong: We are not changing anything in BOI report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the PNP Board of Inquiry on Thursday reiterated that they are standing by their findings on the bloody January 25 Mamasapano clash despite a meeting with President Benigno Aquino III. In an interview with reporters at the CIDG office in Camp...

US involvement in Mamasapano incident did not violate PHL laws – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – American forces did not engage in combat or violate any Philippine law when they provided help to the PNP Special Action Force commandos during the Jan. 25 Mamasapano operations, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday. In its report, the Philippine...

FVR: Aquino liable in Mamasapano fiasco for violating command responsibility rule

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Wednesday agreed with the findings of a Senate panel and the Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry (BOI) that President Benigno Aquino III is “ultimately” responsible for the bloody Mamasapano incident. In a press...

Ping blasts Palace: No contradiction in BOI findings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police chief Panfilo Lacson is criticizing Malacañang for saying the PNP Board of Inquiry resorted to speculations in its findings on the Mamasapano clash. Lacson said Malacanang’s insistence that the chain of command applies only to...

BOI report shows Aquino ‘principally liable’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – How can Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II clear President Benigno Aquino III of the botched Mamasapano operation when the Board of Inquiry report shows he was responsible? That was one of the questions raised by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...

Espina tells BOI to refuse pressure, stick to the facts on Mamasapano incident

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina on Wednesday reminded the members of the Board of Inquiry investigating the bloody Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash to stay true to the fact, and not be swayed by pressure. In an...

JV Ejercito: Aquino put BOI in awkward situation

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) – Opposition Senator JV Ejercito on Tuesday scored President Benigno Aquino III for putting the police panel that investigated the January 25 Mamasapano clash in an awkward position. Ejercito said Aquino preempted the submission of the report of the...
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