Aquino skips speech after 3 hours of dialog with SAF’s Mamasapano survivors

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – After three hours of dialog with the surviving police commandos who were in the Mamasapano mission, President Benigno Aquino III decided to skip formally addressing the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force during the leadership turnover...

PNP BOI may probe alleged SAF killing at Mamasapano mosque

MAMASAPANO (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry may investigate allegations that a Special Action Force trooper killed defenseless Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters in a mosque on Jan. 25 but only as a “collateral issue.” P/Dir....

Purisima admits failing to inform Espina of Mamasapano operation

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima admitted Tuesday that he failed to inform PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina about the Mamasapano operation before its was launched. During the resumption of the Senate probe on...

Scope, composition of Mamasapano Truth Commission discussed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Several recommendations on the scope and composition of the proposed truth body that will investigate the January 25 Mamasapano clash were discussed at the Senate on Wednesday. During the hearing on the proposal to create a Truth Commission, Father Albert Alejo...

Iqbal: Reported burning of Marwan hut may be because of residents’ anger

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday said the reported burning of the house of suspected terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan may be out of the residents’ anger over the Mamasapano clash. Iqbal said residents in the area...

Nancy Binay, Roxas argue over who’s updating PNoy on clash

MANILA, Feb 24 (Mabuhay) — Sen. Nancy Binay on Tuesday told Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II that he tell the truth in the ongoing Senate inquiry on the Mamasapano incident, something that the official apparently didn’t appreciate. Binay was following up on her...

Purisima admits he informed Aquino about Mamasapano incident, SAF casualties

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Resigned Police Director General Alan Purisima finally admitted during a Senate hearing on Monday that he was the one who informed President Benigno Aquino III of the Special Action Force (SAF) raid on Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last Jan. 25. During the last...

Unified police-military command proposed after Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Tito Sotto on Monday proposed the creation of a “unified” police and military command following the deadly Mamasapano clash that took the lives of 44 elite policemen. “After hearing the issues at hand, I am convinced that we need a unified armed forces...

Mamasapano probe: AFP chief asks for executive session

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr. asked for an executive session for the military’s ground commanders to shed light on their actions on the bungled police raid in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, which killed 44 elite police officers. The executive...

Mamasapano whitewash

Allegations of a cover-up on the Mamasapano bloodbath have surfaced following the abrupt decision of the House of Representatives to suspend its hearings until completion of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report. Suspension of the hearing is part of a damage control being...