Senator Grace Poe on Friday stated the Ombudsman ought to be allowed to current and defend its case in opposition to former Pre. Benigno Aquino III on the bloody Mamasapano police operation.
“However, we do hope that in the end, justice will truly be served,” she stated in a press release.
Poe led the Senate in investigating in 2015 the botched Mamasapano operation of the Special Action Force (SAF) deployed to seize Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan.
“Let us allow the mandated legal institutions to perform their duties as they act on this case and allow the former president to present his defense. In the end, we should respect whatever outcome will be, so we, as a nation, will be able to put closure to this incident,” she stated.
In her committee report, signed by 19 of her colleagues, Poe’s committee discovered the previous president “ultimately responsible” for giving assent to and failing to forestall the illegal train of official capabilities by former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima in reference to the execution of Oplan Exodus.
The Senate really helpful that Purisima be charged with usurpation of authority. SAF Dir. Getulio Napenas was additionally charged administratively for the case.