MANILA, Philippines – The justice department on Wednesday, April 22, made public the report by the National Bureau of Investigation and the National Prosecution Service Special Investigation Team (NBI-NPS SIT) on the January 25 police operation in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, that claimed the lives of 67 people, including police commandos.
Although several reports from different government agencies and groups have been released in the past, the NBI-NPS SIT’s report is the first to pinpoint suspects and recommend charges based on the account of a key eyewitness.
The version of the report that the justice department has made public includes redactions to conceal the identities of its witnesses, the suspects, and NBI operatives. Only Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and President Benigno Aquino III have the full, un-redacted version of the report, the justice department said in a statement.
Read the report here: