Sen. Gordon to Reopen the Controversial Mamasapano Case through a Senate Inquiry


One of the country's most prominent lawmaker and a former local chief executive of Olongapo City, Sen. Richard Gordon revealed during an interview on Sunday that he will push for the reopening of the Senate Inquiry into the Mamasapano massacre.



The decision of Sen. Gordon came out after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino III.

Sen. Gordon hits Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales during an interview for recommending the filing of graft and usurpation of authority charges against former Pres. Aquino, his former Police Chief Alan Purisima and former PNP-SAF Director Getulio NapeƱas, saying the charges were weak.

The senator was quoted as saying "Why is it when powerful people are involved, they hesitate to let the truth come out?" Sen. Gordon asked.


Sen. Richard Gordon who also heads the Philippine Red Cross added further that "I would have filed graver charges, multiple homicide through reckless imprudence," the senator said, in line with the complaint filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption before the Office of the Ombudsman.

The Office of the Ombudsman, however, cleared former Pres. Aquino of the homicide charges. The current head of the Office of the Ombudsman, Ombudsman Morales is an appointee of former Pres. Aquino.

According to Sen. Gordon in the reopening of the controversial Mamasapano case through a Senate Inquiry, he may call former Pres. Aquino to testify if the Senate reopens the Mamasapano hearing. Sen. Gordon was quoted as saying "Nobody will be exempted from this... He has to man up and face the consequences," he added.

Source: Manila Standard


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