Philippine ex-president objects to 2015 operation facts

CBCP-PAC lauds Ombudsman’s order to file charges vs ex President Aquino

CBCP-PAC lauds Ombudsman’s order to file charges vs ex President Aquino

Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte said on Friday the former president had received the order about the operation from the ombudsman, according to GMA News Online.

The criminal cases arose from a botched police operation to arrest Malaysian worldwide terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, who carried a $5 million bounty from the U.S. government, in the town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao province in Mindanao in January 2015.

Ms. Carpio-Morales added that Messrs.

Text messages between Aquino and Purisima showed that the suspended police chief played a major role in the botched operation and blamed it on Aquino's "complicity and influence", according to a filing in the case.

The ombudsman also said Aquino was "fully aware" that Purisima was serving out a suspension over some alleged anomalous firearms deal when "Oplan Exodus" was planned.

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Aquino is liable under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act by acting with "complicity and influence" when he knew that Purisima was suspended during the botched operation.

"The fact remains that, at the time, particularly before and during the actual implementation of Oplan Exodus, Purisima was under preventive suspension, and that Purisima, despite being under preventive suspension, indeed played an active role in Oplan Exodus, as shown by all the record of SMS exchanges and findings in the Senate Committee Report on the Mamasapano incident, to the point that he was exercising a degree of authority and discretion over Napeñas and consequently, over the operation", reads the Consolidated Resolution.

"So it is very clear, the Ombudsman does not want a homicide [case against Aquino]'s like if there were 44 killed in a bus crash incident and you would file a driving-without-license case against the driver".

"He will seek to clarify the same through a motion for reconsideration".

Suspended public officials are barred from performing any public function, Morales said.

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President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping that justice will finally be served to the 44 Special Action Force (PNP) police commandos who were slain in the Mamasapano massacre, Malacañang said Friday.

Panfilo M. Lacson, chairman of the Senate public order and unsafe drugs committee and former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, urged Aquino to get the best lawyers to be able to clear himself of charges of graft and usurpation of authority that would now be filed before the courts.

Separately, Senator Francis N. Pangilinan, president of Mr. Aquino's Liberal Party (LP), said the LP has "faith" that Mr. Aquino can "defend his actions before, during and after the tragic Mamasapano event".

Secillano noted that the order of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales contradicts speculations that the latter is a supporter of Aquino.

The police commandos were dispatched on an anti-terror mission to the rural, southern town of Mamasapano and killed Malaysian suspect Zulkifli Abdhir, who was on the U.S. government's most wanted list. But the brutal police deaths sparked public outrage.

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