Aquino should not be crucified for Mamasapano incident – House allies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III was a “victim,” too, in the Mamasapano debacle, according to his allies at the House of Representatives. Liberal Party (LP) lawmakers on Friday sought to paint a picture of a suffering Aquino, whose approval and trust ratings had...

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,...

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...

Trillanes: Senate draft report not the whole truth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will push for the inclusion of testimonies made during closed-door sessions in the Senate’s investigation report on the Mamasapano fiasco, saying the draft report does not reflect the whole truth. Trillanes, who did not sign the...

De Lima can’t see how Aquino is ‘ultimately responsible’ for Mamasapano

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday warned of hasty conclusions such as President Benigno Aquino III being “ultimately responsible” for the Mamasapano incident just because he knew about the mission to capture Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan and other...

Aquino responsible for Mamasapano but has yet to consider apology – Malacañang

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Wednesday said that while President Benigno Aquino III has taken responsibility for the Mamasapano debacle it does not necessarily mean that he will apologize for it. “We had discussions with him yesterday but none touching on the call for him to...

Napeñas forced to follow Purisima, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Director Gen. Getulio Napenas did not break the chain of command, his lawyer claimed. Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre said the chain of responsibility in a civilian organization like the PNP is...

Critics to PNoy: Why pin blame solely on Napeñas?

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) — Critics are challenging President Aquino to accept responsibility for the Mamasapano carnage instead of pinning the blame solely on relieved Special Action Force commander Getulio Napenas. Senator JV Ejercito said he sees nothing wrong with the...

Who is accountable for Mamasapano? Fingers point at Purisima, Napeñas

MANILA (Mabuhay) — On the continuation of the Senate investigation on the January 25 Mamasapano clash Tuesday, the question on who should be considered as the overall commander for Oplan Exodus was raised, resulting in finger-pointing. The question was raised by Sen. Loren...

Diether Ocampo not paying his workers?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Diether Ocampo finally broke his silence on allegations that he is hiding from the production staff of an independent film which he produced after failing to pay them. Ocampo became a hot topic online when accusations surfaced that he did not pay some of...