Aquino: I was tricked by Napeñas

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Aquino: I was tricked by Napeñas

During a gathering with religious leaders in Malacañang on Monday, March 9, President Benigno Aquino III said he was tricked by Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas. “The most generous way of looking at it is that Napeñas had a lot of wishful thinking as opposed to reality. But it’s clear to me that he tricked me,” Aquino said, putting the blame on the SAF commander for “acting alone” in the deadly Mamasapano operation. Napeñas, according to Aquino, gave him wrong information, did not follow his orders to coordinate with the Armed Forces, and did not abort the operation when he should have. 

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