Senator Bam Aquino is confident that the charges towards his cousin, former Pres. Benigno Aquino III, on his accountability within the Mamasapano incident will not maintain water in court.
Sen. Aquino mentioned that Senate probe on the botched police operation that claimed the lives of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) confirmed that the previous president was candid and clear together with his function within the mentioned incident in Jan. 25, 2015.
“We are confident that former Pres. Aquino will sufficiently answer the charges laid before him and be vindicated,” Aquino mentioned in a press release.
“We hope that this case will be an opportunity for the courts to reveal the truth and once and for all, settle this incident in accordance with the rule of law,” Sen. Aquino added.
The senator was reacting to studies on the Office of the Ombudsman indicting the previous president for his legal responsibility within the Mamasapano conflict between authorities troops and armed components in Maguindanao, together with former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima and former SAF Dir. Getulio Napenas as alleged co-conspirators.