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Noynoy Aquino tells Duterte: Mamasapano not my fault

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:08 AM

UPDATED The former president insists there was no US involvement and it was former SAF commander Getulio Napeñas who is to be blamed for the ill fated operation

File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Enrile: Too sick for detention, but fit to work?

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Supreme Court released the aging Senator Enrile on bail for humanitarian reasons but he manages to grill witnesses in two hearings last week

OUT ON BAIL. Does Senator Juan Ponce Enrile deserve to remain a free man after last week's Senate investigations? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mamasapano probe, Customs apology, Apple sales drop | 12PM wRap

Jan 27, 2016 - 1:24 PM

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Senate reopens Mamasapano probe to hear 'new evidence'

Jan 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The hearing is likely to center on one question: what did President Aquino do – or failed to do – in the planning execution and aftermath of the anti terrorist operation

epa04592364 Relatives of killed elite Police Special Action Force pay their respect during arrival honors at Villamor Air Base, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2015. Fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines has left at least 50 people dead, a police report said. Police were trying to arrest two suspected Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, 960 kilometres south of Manila, when the clash erupted. The rebels belonged to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which signed a peace deal with the government in March, and to its breakaway faction the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, which opposed the agreement. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

Enrile: I'll prove Aquino did nothing to save SAF

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile singles out President Benigno Aquino III and what he apparently failed to do during the controversial police operation

IS HE TO BLAME? President Benigno Aquino III condoles with the families of the 42 slain PNP-SAF members during the necrological service at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photos by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Enrile, Gigi Reyes, and the Mamasapano probe

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Some believe that Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s bid to re open the Senate probe into the Mamasapano clash is not motivated by new evidence but by something closer to his heart

FORMER BOSS AND AIDE. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff, lawyer Gigi Reyes, who is detained in a Taguig City jail in connection with the pork barrel scam

PH military bases, Mamasapano probe, WHO on ebola | 12PM wRap

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Robredo: No need to re-open Senate Mamasapano probe

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Leni Robredo the LP s vice presidential candidate says incumbent officials should be careful not to use their posts just to get the public s attention

WHAT FOR? VP candidate Leni Robredo from the ruling Liberal Party sees no reason for the Senate to re-open its probe into the bloody Mamasapano clash. Photo from Leni Robredo's Facebook page

Roxas on Mamasapano probe: 'I'm for transparency'

Jan 09, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Hindi ako aatras sa kahit na anong imbestigasyon at ako ay para sa hayag na pagtingin sa lahat ng mga bagay says the former interior secretary

YOLANDA VINDICATION? Mar Roxas, the LP's standard bearer downplays an apology made by Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. File photo by Rappler

Honasan on re-opening Mamasapano probe: 'This is not a witch hunt'

Jan 06, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The UNA vice presidential bet also believes Senator Grace Poe is competent enough to manage the resumption of the hearings

FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE. Senator Gringo Honasan believes the reopening of the Senate investigation into the Mamasapano probe is a good thing for the victims' families. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PH to UN body, Mamasapano probe, forest fires | 6PM wRap

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:20 PM

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Grace Poe ‘considering’ re-opening Mamasapano probe

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Poe says she wants to listen to the supposed other version of the story mentioned by President Aquino

129 PAGES: Senator Grace Poe releases an executive summary of her committee's draft report on the Mamasapano tragedy

Palace: 'Obvious motive' in VP rant vs Ombudsman over Mamasapano

Jul 25, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Malacañang says Vice President Jejomar Binay s criticism against the Ombudsman s findings on the bloody January 25 clash is expected

QUESTIONABLE? Vice President Jejomar Binay said on July 24 that the Ombudsman's decision only raises more questions on the Mamasapano incident. Graphics by Ernest Fiestan

Cayetano wants Mamasapano probe reopened

Jul 24, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Six months after the deadly encounter the senator and Vice President Jejomar Binay criticize the Ombudsman s decision over who should be charged and spared

BLOODY SUNDAY. Body bags used in retrieving the remains of SAF members killed in a clash with Muslim rebels lay outside a morgue in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Rappler file photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

Roxas defends Aquino, Arroyo plunder, MayPac ad | The wRap

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Interior secretary Mar Roxas defends President Benigno Aquino Plunder charges against Gloria Arroyo moves to the trial stage The Mayweather Pacquiao ad is out

Roxas defends Aquino, tells Napeñas: Stick to facts

Apr 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

At the resumption of a House hearing on the Mamasapano probe Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and sacked police general Getulio Napeñas offer two different interpretations of the President s orders

Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

House won’t send questions to Aquino on Mamasapano

Apr 07, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Lawmakers spend close to an hour arguing about whether to send questions to President Benigno Aquino III

Behave during Mamasapano probe, lawmakers told

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:00 AM

We are accused of grandstanding non observance of proper decorum says the chairman of the House committee investigating the Mamasapano clash

PREVIOUS HEARING. A file photo of the previous House hearing on the Mamasapano clash. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The Senate and media make war on Mindanao

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:00 AM

I accuse the media of being the lackey of partisan political interests its own ignorance and bigotry

Aquino hits Senate, BOI for Mamasapano reports

Mar 26, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The President says: How can guesswork instead of facts help clarify this issue?

MORE TO SAY. President Benigno Aquino III has yet to explain his full side of the story on Mamasapano, says the Palace. File photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau.

Mamasapano report based on 'emotions, not facts'

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM

The Commission on Human Rights assails the Senate report for its skewed understanding of the peace process in Mindanao

epa04592364 Relatives of killed elite Police Special Action Force pay their respect during arrival honors at Villamor Air Base, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2015. Fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines has left at least 50 people dead, a police report said. Police were trying to arrest two suspected Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, 960 kilometres south of Manila, when the clash erupted. The rebels belonged to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which signed a peace deal with the government in March, and to its breakaway faction the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, which opposed the agreement. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

Senate Mamasapano report, Duterte for president, Mayweather chops wood | The wRap

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Senator Poe says President Aquino should take responsibility for Mamasapano Davao mayor Duterte – number 3 in a presidential poll Mayweather hacks a log during training

#AnimatED: Time to apologize, Mr President

Mar 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM

It is not an easy task it has its risks but it is the path the high minded and those lofty in spirit take

‘Aquino didn’t give Napeñas guidance on peace deal’

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED There was no clear or decisive instruction from the President to take into consideration the ongoing peace process with the MILF as well as the role of the peace process mechanisms in Oplan Exodus the BOI says

President Benigno Aquino III announce that suspected Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist Zulkipli bin Hir alyas Marwan confirmed dead during SAF operation in Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and Accepted the Resignation of Suspended PNP Chief P/ Director General Allan Purisima during his message on Friday(Frebruary 6, 2015) held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Purisima ready to face charges over Mamasapano – lawyer

Mar 13, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The lawyer of resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima cautions Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II against prejudging the case of his client

READY TO FACE CHARGES. Resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima at a Senate hearing on the Mamasapano operation. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Aquino broke chain of command in Mamasapano - BOI

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Says the BOI: The President allowed the participation of a suspended police chief and bypassed the chain of command in the Philippine National Police

FULL TEXT: PNP report on Mamasapano

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Here s a copy of the investigation report of the PNP Board of Inquiry on the Mamasapano tragedy

MAR ROXAS. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Purisima hits back at Roxas, Espina over Mamasapano

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Had there been no or few casualties the successful mission against Marwan would have been credited to the OIC PNP and the DILG secretary says resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima in a paper submitted to the Senate

HITTING BACK. Resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Don’t you trust AFP? Aquino asked Purisima, Napeñas

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The police Board of Inquiry reveals the conversation between the President and police officials regarding Mamasapano and the military

ISSUE OF TRUST. A file photo of President Aquino taken in Malacañang in February 2015. Photo courtesy of Malacanang Photo Bureau

PNP Mamasapano probe delayed again

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Police investigators say they don t want to rush their findings since the entire PNP is at stake here

Photo by Mark Cristino

MILF to give DOJ copy of own probe

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:07 AM

But it will only be an executive summary of its findings says MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

Photo by Mark Cristino

PNP probers enter MILF camp, commander declines interview

Feb 25, 2015 - 12:41 PM

UPDATED Members of the police Board of Inquiry finally meet with MILF 118th base commander Wahid Tundok at the Moro rebels’ headquarters

PNP probers fail to meet MILF commanders

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The MILF insists the PNP should go through the ‘proper mechanisms of the peace process’

Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Director Benjamin Magalong who heads the Board of Inquiry (BOI) created by the Philippine National Police to conduct its own investigation on the botched operation that left 44 police commandos, 18 rebels and five civilians killed on Jan. 25 cross the wooden bridge at the scene in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano Tuesday, February 24 where the deadly intense fighting occured. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Fireworks at the Senate: Nancy chides Mar over statements

Feb 24, 2015 - 1:57 PM

At the resumption of the Senate probe into the Mamasapano incident Senator Nancy Binay questions Secretary Mar Roxas recollection of events on January 25

Photo by Mark Cristino

Aquino just misinformed or liable for Mamasapano?

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Some senators say Aquino should not be held liable because he was misinformed about the situation on the ground but the President’s critics see a strategy of his subordinates to shield him from responsibility

Photo by Mark Cristino

Purisima misled Aquino?

Feb 23, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Updated The resigned PNP chief told the President on January 25 that the SAF commandos already had artillery support from the military

Photo by Mark Cristino

MILF almost done with own Mamasapano probe

Feb 17, 2015 - 6:12 PM

This will not take long says MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

SOCO and police personnel are seen January 27, 2015 inside the morgue at the headquarters of 6th Division in Datu Odin Sinsuat , Maguindanao.

#AnimatED: Country needs light, not heat

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:30 AM

It is offensive to build presidential ambitions from the deaths of 44 police officers

Mamasapano probe: Time is running out

Feb 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The appointment of an independent panel of experts will depoliticize the investigation and prevent legislators from using it to grandstand for the coming elections

HR chief surveys Mamasapano clash site: 'It's tragic'

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The January 25 incident where 44 elite cops and a number of MILF members and civilians were killed has kept residents from their farmlands and schools

CLASH SITE. Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Etta Rosales, accompanied by local officials and the police, inspects the site of the clash between elite cops and Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on February 4, 2015. Photo by Jef Maitem/Rappler