Ex-Pres. Aquino to Face Trial for Mamasapano Tragedy Causing the Lost of 44 PNP-SAF Members


Former President Benigno S. Aquino III will face trial for his alleged involvement in the controversial Mamasapano incident that caused the lost of lives of at least 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF).


Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former Pres. Aquino for his liability in the Mamasapano massacre.

In a resolution approved yesterday, July 14, 2017, Ombudsman Morales has ordered the filing of charges against Aquino for Usurpation of Authority (Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code) and violation of Section 3(a) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019).

Aside from Aquino, the Ombudsman will also file a case to his alleged co-conspirators namely former PNP Chief Director General (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima and Director Getulio NapeƱas of the Special Action Force (SAF).


The Mamasapano incident involved the operations of the Philippine National Police to capture Indonesian terrorist Marwan but sad to say it resulted to a botched operations and lost of lives among members of PNP-SAF.

The incident happened at midnight of January 24, 2015, almost 400 highly-trained commandos belonging to the elite SAF, unilaterally launched Oplan Exodust to serve standing warrants of arrest against Marwan.


According to the complainants, the criminal negligence of Aquino is based on several acts:

(1) participation and assistance in the planning of Oplan Exodus with gross inexcusable negligence; (2) approving the operation with full knowledge that it was flawed; (3) for allowing suspended PNP Chief Purisima not only to participate in the planning, but also in the running of the said operation and providing information and intelligence, thereby giving pseudo-legal power to a suspended official; (4)breach in the established norms inherent in a chain of command.

Source: PTV News


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