Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has affirmed the discovering of possible trigger to charge former President Benigno Aquino III over the 2015 Mamasapano tragedy.
In a consolidated Order authorised on September 11, Morales denied the movement for reconsideration filed by Aquino.
He will face trial for one depend of graft and one depend of usurpation of official features over the botched police operation that led to the death of 44 Special Action Force troopers.
Aquino had argued that every one the actions he carried out throughout the briefing for the covert Oplan Exodus and its implementation have been inside the bounds of his energy and features as Chief Executive.
Morales, nevertheless, mentioned Aquino’s reliance on then-suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima in overseeing the operation brought about the latter “to perform under pretense of official function, the acts pertaining to the PNP Chief without being lawfully entitled to do so…”
She added that whereas a President has broad discretionary powers, “the exercise thereof must not, however, be done in violation of a law or laws, much less when such exercise constitutes a crime.”
Aquino’s spokesperson, Abigail Valte, mentioned he shall be assembly together with his authorized workforce Thursday (September 14) for his subsequent plan of action relating to the case.