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Interview About SAF 44 by Pia Hontiveros on News.PH

By admin On February 22, 2015 No Comments

Former Congressman and former Customs Commissioner was interviewed by seasoned broadcaster Pia Hontiveros regarding his views on the Mamasapano incident where 44 PNP Special Action Force members were killed in a firefight after a mission to take Zulkifli Bin Hir, a known international terrorist.

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As We Lay the SAF 44 to Rest, the Quest for the Truth Begins

By admin On February 1, 2015 No Comments

The creation of a Board of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances that led to the deaths of 44 personnel of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force which were sent on a mission to enforce a warrant of arrest issued against an international terrorist linked to bombings in the Philippines and abroad is not only the logical step but a necessary one as well.

Although the objectives of the Board of Inquiry has been described in several different ways in media reports, the understanding is that it seeks to determine the factual timeline of events, the persons responsible in the planning, authorization and implementation of the operation, the errors or lapses that occurred, and the persons responsible for such errors or lapses. The inquiry’s output should also contain recommendations based on what is gathered during the proceedings.

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“I Am Responsible”

By admin On January 29, 2015 No Comments

The general says he’s responsible. Does he believe that his decision was right or has he come to a different view on hindsight?

His tactical decision to carry out the operation the way it was carried out resulted in the deaths of 44 of his men, which he says pains him. Those men were decimated in the gun battle and were even stripped of their weapons and uniforms.

He has been relieved from his post pending an inquiry. But with his acceptance of responsibility, what else can he do to give honor to the brave troopers? Those servicemen proudly wore their badges, insignias and their uniform in the performance of a

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