An extended-awaited closure on who must be held accountable for the Mamasapano tragedy might be forthcoming following the Ombudsman’s order to file felony charges in opposition to former President Aquino, in accordance to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.
“After more than two years, (former) Pres. Aquino and other government officials responsible for the Mamasapano massacre will finally be made to answer for this tragedy before the courts,” Gatchalian stated in a textual content message to reporters.
“I pray that these proceedings will grant the families and loved ones of the SAF 44 the justice they deserve and that the nation will find the closure it seeks when the masterminds of Mamasapano are finally held accountable for betraying the trust and confidence of the Filipino people,” he stated.
The Ombudsman has indicted the previous president for usurpation of authority and graft over his function within the botched Special Action Force (SAF) operation in opposition to recognized worldwide terrorists in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that price the lives of 44 members of the elite police troopers.
In a decision, the Ombudsman additionally referred to as for the indictment of the identical in opposition to former Philippine National Police (PNP) Dir. Alan Purisima and former SAF Dir. Getulio Napenas.