Former President Benigno Aquino III stays optimistic that the legislation is on his aspect regardless of going through graft and usurpation of authority charges over the 2015 Mamaspano tragedy.
In an unique interview with the Philippine Star Monday (July 17), Aquino admitted fearing his doable detention.
“I’d be lying if you’d say (I have no fears). I always adopt the attitude of preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. That is a healthy attitude. My sisters, actually they came here Friday night. Before I got the chance to talk to my lawyers and they were asking all about these things because they are concerned, and I’m also concerned. But I told them, if there is room for the truth to come out, then we’re OK,” he stated.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the submitting of legal charges in opposition to Aquino over the botched “Oplan Exodus” which resulted within the death of 44 Special Action Force troopers.
She stated the previous President ought to be held liable for the tragedy for negligence and permitting then-suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to participate in planning the operation.
Aquino believes the charges he’s going through proves he can not please everyone with any resolution he made.
One would hope the choice is predicated on agency information and authorized rules reasonably than the necessity to fulfill the general public,” he stated.
Aquino stated his camp will attraction the Ombudsman’s decision by submitting a movement for reconsideration.