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- The Board of Inquiry asks President Benigno Aquino: what happened in Mamasapano?
- Four Filipinos are kidnapped from a Libyan oilfield.
- Former boxing champ Antonio Tarver says Manny Pacquiao will give Floyd Mayweather a hard time in the ring.
MAMASAPANO PROBE: WILL AQUINO SPEAK TO POLICE INVESTIGATORS?
Police Director Benjamin Magalong says the police body investigating the Mamasapano carnage asked President Benigno to give his side of the story.
Magalong, who heads the Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry or BOI, says the probe body made the request to the president but -quote- “have not received any feedback at the moment.”
During a prayer meeting in Malacanang with leaders of various religious organizations…
Aquino answers questions on the Mamasapano operation and says he was -quote- “given the wrong information.”
He slams Special Action Force or SAF chief Getulio Napenas, saying -quote- It's clear he tricked me… and the SAF chief had done a lot of wishful thinking rather than being grounded in reality.
WHO 'STOPPED' COPS FROM JOINING SAF 44 MARCH?
Police alumni and families of the Special Action Force 44 killed in Mamasapano marched from Cavite to Quezon City Sunday to call for justice and accountability.
Organizers complained an official of the police alumni group had texted members... discouraging them from joining.
The text message says “desist from joining the march” and “uphold public interests over and above all other interests.”
Rally organizer and retired Chief Superintendent Tomas Rentoy says he confronted Alumni Association chapter president Jerome Baxinela about it who supposedly said it was just --quote “advice.”
TOMAS RENTOY, RALLY ORGANIZER: When I confronted Senior Superintendent Baxinela about his text message, sinabi naman niya na parang, hindi raw yun order, pero advice lang. It’s up to the members if they will abide by his advice. We will definitely be speaking about this infraction because some of our underclassmen are saddened by this turn of events na parang it causes divisiveness from our ranks.
(When I confronted Senior Superintendent Baxinela about his text message, he told me it wasn’t an order but mere advice. We will definitely be speaking about this infraction because some of our underclassmen are saddened by this turn of events because it causes divisiveness from our ranks.)
Rentoy says acting police chief Leonardo Espina was supposed to join the rally. But the acting police chief denied that in a text message to Rappler.
JOLO REVILLA RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla was discharged from the hospital Sunday evening.
Revilla had a self-inflicted gunshot wound on his right chest, which the family claims was an accident.
Family lawyer Raymond Fortun says Revilla will spend the next few weeks recovering at home.
Fortun says doctors drained half a liter of blood from Revilla’s lungs.
Revilla is the son of Senator Bong Revilla...
who is detained in Camp Crame for plunder and graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.
4 FILIPINOS KIDNAPPED IN LIBYA OILFIELD ATTACK – DFA
Four Filipino citizens are among foreigners kidnapped during an attack on a Libyan oilfield.
jihadists linked to the Islamic State or ISIS are reportedly responsible for the attack.
DFA spokesperson Charles Jose says the agency is in touch with the families of the Filipino victims.
Citizens of Austria, Czech Republic, and Bangladesh were also among those missing after the attack.
In Nigeria, terrorist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group Saturday...
This announcement comes after 3 bombs killed 58 in northeast Nigeria.
TARVER WARNS MAYWEATHER ABOUT PACQUIAO’S STYLE
Former boxing world champion Antonio Tarver believes Manny Pacquiao would give Floyd Mayweather Jr a difficult time in the ring on May 2, May 3 in Manila.
Tarver says Pacquiao’s southpaw and speed would play a factor in the long-awaited match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tarver views Mayweather as the quicker man, but assumes Pacquiao is fast enough to land his shots.
But he adds, Mayweather may take a decision victory if the fight goes the distance.
He did not rule out Pacquiao winning by a knockout.
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