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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

BREAKING NEWS! Noynoy Aquino Sinampahan Na Ng Criminal Charges Ng Ombudsman!


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The Ombudsman has finally filed the criminal complaint against former President Benigno Aquino III with the Sandiganbayan over his alleged role in the anti-terrorist operation that led to the deaths of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015.

Based on the case information, Aquino is facing one count each for violation of Section 3(a) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and usurpation of official function as defined under Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code.

The Ombudsman indicted Aquino last July with usurpation of authority under Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code and violation of Section 3(a) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. 

Co-accused in the case are former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and former SAF Director Getulio NapeƱas.

Almost 400 SAF troopers went to Mamasapano, Maguindanao on the midnight of January 24, 2015 in pursuit of wanted terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir alias Marwan.

The operation, dubbed as Oplan Exodus, neutralized Marwan but also resulted in an encounter with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

Forty-four troopers of the PNP's elite team perished as they were moving out of the area.

Part of the Ombudsman's evidence against Aquino were text messages between the former chief executive and the then-suspended Purisima.

The Ombudsman noted that Aquino continued to receive Purisima's advice, as shown on text messages presented in the Senate probe on the massacre, despite the police official's suspension over the alleged anomalous courier service deal the PNP entered under his leadership. 

Aquino filed a motion for reconsideration where he emphasized that he was only exercising his duty to maximize all government resources available to ensure the success of the operation. 

The Ombudsman, however, junked the motion as well as the MR of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption to reconsider the charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide against Aquino. 

In a 27-page consolidated order signed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on September 11, the anti-graft body said it found "no cogent reason to reverse or modify the assailed resolution" after a fresh evaluation of the evidence. 

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