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Sen. Marcos twits Palace for casting doubt on re-opening of Mamasapano Probe

Press Releases
9 January 2016

Bersyon sa Filipino.

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today lamented Malacanang’s effort to discredit the re-opening of the Senate probe of the Mamasapano incident even before it started.

Earlier, the President said he sees politics behind the re-opening of the investigation into the Mamasapano incident, which resulted to the death of 44 members of the police’s Special Action Force.

“It is unfortunate that instead of awaiting the outcome of the investigation Malacanang insinuates bad faith in the re-opening of the Mamasapano probe,” Marcos said.

He noted that the President did admit it could be the opportunity to provide answers to the lingering questions on what really happened in Mamasapano on January 25, 2015.

“So if Malacanang really has nothing to hide it should welcome the re-opening of the investigation. I believe majority of the Filipino people sincerely want answers and would be discerning enough to recognize any attempt at grandstanding merely to score political points,” Marcos opined.

Marcos backed moves to re-open the Mamasapano investigation initiated by Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile who claimed to have new information on the incident. The Senate will re-open the investigation on January 25, the first anniversary of the tragic police operation.

Among others, Marcos said he wants to find out why almost a year after the incident no criminal charges in court has been filed against those responsible despite the government’s promise that justice will be served.

"The families of the policemen slain in the Mamasapano massacre do not ask for anything from the government save for justice," Marcos concluded.