Palace slams Bongbong Marcos for ‘politicizing’ Mamasapano tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday slammed Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for “politicizing” the Mamasapano tragedy amid the so-called alternative version on the January 25 incident. “Ano ba naman ‘to si Bongbong Marcos,...

De Lima: 90 to be charged over Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Some 90 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and private armed groups had been recommended to be criminally charged for the Mamasapano clash, according to a report by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and...

AFP chief Catapang: Only Napeñas does not trust the AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — More than two months after the Mamasapano clash where 44 Special Action Force commandos were killed, the seeming rift between some officials of the Armed Forces and the Philippine National Police remains. On Wednesday, AFP chief General Gregorio Pio...

Rep. Arenas blames massacre on AFP failure to provide support

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) –A lawmaker joined the growing chorus of people who believe the killing of the 44 Special Action Force troopers in Mamasapano last January was a massacre that could have been avoided had the military sent the necessary reinforcements for the beleaguered...

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,...

Miriam sees ‘truth distortion’ in MILF claim on Marwan, Usman location

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is not buying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s claim that it was unaware of the presence of two suspected terrorists near its community in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. In a press conference on Wednesday, Santiago said the MILF’s...

Aquino skirting liability by refusing to apologize over Mamasapano – Miriam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is refusing to apologize over the January 25 Mamasapano incident to avoid civil or criminal liability arising from a confession, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday. At a press conference, Santiago said Aquino was aware...

Cebu archbishop ‘advises’ Aquino: Apology a sign of a great man

MANILA (Mabuhay) –It’s also a sign of a great man to be sorry when remiss. On this note, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on Wednesday advised President Benigno Aquino III: There is nothing wrong in apologizing for the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash that killed 44 Special Action Force...

Poe urges DOJ: Expedite probe report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Amid differing findings by various bodies conducting probes into the Mamasapano incident, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday  urged the Department of Justice to expedite the completion of its investigation report. “Given the differing findings of fact, it is...

Militant solon questions Aquino sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is skeptical about the sincerity of the gesture of President Benigno Aquino III to approve the release of the transcript of his text messages with disgraced former police chief Alan Purisima about the ill-fated “Oplan Exodus” in January. Bayan Muna...