Jul 15, 2017 @ 14:08

The camp of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is just not pleased with the choice of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to indict former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for his Mamasapano bloodbath.

“It is not a great day, but a day of infamy,” stated lawyer Ferdinand Topacio‎ who represented the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the households of the 44 slain Police Special Action Force (SAF) commandos in filing the complaints earlier than the Ombudsman.

“For today the Ombudsman has shown her true colors by again saving the skin of her political patron and godfather by downgrading what to us is an open-and-shut case of 44 counts of Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Homicide that is the Mamasapano Massacre, into a simple graft case against former President Aquino,” he defined.
Top‎acio is the lawyer of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo.

In a decision launched Friday (July 14), Morales ordered Aquino indicted for Usurpation of Authority (Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code) and violation of Section three(a) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) together with former SAF Director Getulio Napeñas.

“Now these 44 deaths are only equivalent to graft, as if Mr. Aquino only stole a pencil from government? How is that acceptable to mothers and fathers who have lost their children, wives who have lost husbands and children who have lost fathers?,” requested the lawyer.

Due to his dissatisfaction with the choice of the Ombudsman, Topacio stated he deliberate to file an enchantment with the Ombudsman to improve the charges Aquino and his co-respondents with 44 counts of reckless imprudence ensuing to homicide.

“All in-depth inquiries into the massacre, be it by the Senate or by the Board of Inquiry of the Philippine National Police, have unfailingly pointed the ultimate finger of culpability at none other than former President Aquino for the death of 44 policemen,” Topacio stated.

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Source: politics.com.ph