Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday expressed opposition to any re-investigation into the Mamasapano incident, that will embrace the invitation of former President Benigno S. Aquino III, saying the Office Of the Ombudsman has already ordered the submitting of charges.
Such effort might solely show to be an train in futility, particularly in making an attempt to get an affidavit from the previous president.
“Kapangyarihan yan ng komite kung gusto nilang gawin. Ngunit ito po’y may kaso na syempre yung right vs self-incrimnation will apply or be applicable in this instance. Kung ano man ang sasabihin sa Senado ay pwedeng gamitin laban doon sa nag te testify,” he mentioned in an radio interview.
“Ano pa bang gagawin at bubuksan natin ulit? For what? In aid of legislation? Kung in aid of legislation lamang siguro naman meron ng sapat na information na nailabas doon sa mahabang pagdidinig sa nakaraang Kongreso. At yung records available in the Senate for us any senator to enable to form or draft any proposed legislation,” Drilon
Drilon, nonetheless, mentioned it’s up to the Senate majority bloc to determine whether or not or not to pursue the probe.
“Since we’re in the minority (bloc) they can always outvote us. I’m just expressing an opinion na hindi na kailangan ang another hearing, it will serve no purpose. (But) nasa majority yan kung yan ang kanilang tingin. Hindi po natin pwedeng pigilin sila dahil we rule by the majority at ako, I’m just expressing an opinion na tutol po ako dyan dahil sa aking tingin, hindi po kailangan,” mentioned Drilon.