BEIJING, China – President Rodrigo Duterte wants to reopen the probe into the Mamasapano massacre.
He was speaking on Thursday, October 20, in front of Chinese and Filipino businessmen.
Duterte said his goal in reopening the investigation is not to “prosecute” people but to find out what happened to the ransom offered for terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir, also known as Marwan.
“Not really to prosecute people but just to know what happened. Who got the five million? Whether the tip of the finger of Marwan was gotten by the Special Forces of United States, or was it really brought to the forensic division diyan sa (there in) Crame,” he said.
He said he only wants Filipinos to know the truth about the massacre, an incident that derailed the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
“These are the lies that are imposed upon the people which is not good. Let us go for the truth,” he said. – Rappler.com