HIGHLIGHTS: House hearing on Mamasapano clash, April 8
Tensions flared at the resumption of a hearing on the Mamasapano probe at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 7 as Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas and sacked Special Action Force chief Getulio Napeñas offer two different interpretations of President Benigno Aquino III's orders.
Lawmakers from the Lower House, such as 5th district of Pangasinan Representative Kimi Cojuangco, continued to grill key players in the bloody police operation that killed a total of 67 people in Mamasapano, Maguindanao while in hot pursuit of wanted terrorists – Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir (alias Marwan) and Filipino Abdul Basit Usman. Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Deputy Director Leonardo Espina staunchly defended his non-involvement, reiterating what he has always said since the fateful day of January 25 – he was kept out of the loop.
Will the House hearing bring the Mamasapano case a step closer to resolution? Watch the hearing live. – Rappler.com
WATCH: CONGRESS HEARINGS ON THE MAMASAPANO CLASH
House of Representatives
April 7, 2015: VIDEO
Senate of the Philippines
February 24, 2015: VIDEO