Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has accused Sen. Richard Gordon of attempting to resurrect the “dead” Mamasapano challenge with the added attraction of “nailing” former President Benigno “Noynoy” on the cross.
De Lima was reacting to Gordon’s reported plan to reopen the investigation into the bloodbath of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on June 25, 2017.
“This investigation will have no other purpose than to once again crucify the former President, and squeeze this issue for all the juice left and what it is still worth, in order to cover up for the present administration’s own bunglings and incompetence,” De Lima mentioned.
“As Senator Drilon said, with the Ombudsman Resolution finding probable cause against President Aquino for usurpation of authority, all that the former President has to do in Gordon’s investigation is to invoke his right against self-incrimination, and Sen. Gordon can’t do anything about it,” she mentioned.
She added, “So, what for is the planned reopening of the probe, when the matter is going through its normal legal course in the Office of the Ombudsman (with the filing of a motion for reconsideration still a live option)?”