Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Friday mentioned he’s praying former President Benigno Aquino III can withstand the stress stemming from charges associated to the 2015 Mamasapano bloodbath.
Lacson, in a textual content message to reporters, additionally mentioned he trusts Aquino “can ably defend himself.”
“I join those who are praying that he will be able to withstand the pressure… I’ve been there myself and I know how it feels,” he mentioned.
Earlier, the Ombudsman ordered charges filed towards Aquino for the Jan. 25, 2015 incident the place 44 Special Action Force members have been killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
The charges stemmed from the precept of command accountability, with Aquino being commander-in-chief of the police and navy.
Lacson additionally mentioned he felt for Aquino “as a friend and former colleague in the Senate.” Both gained six-year phrases within the Senate in 2007, although Aquino minimize his time period in 2010 to run for president.
He additionally suggested Aquino to “get the best lawyers to handle his case,” including he feels for Aquino as he stands trial earlier than a court docket of legislation.