Senator Juan Ponce Enrile urged the tough-talking mayor of Davao City, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to attend the re-opening of the Mamasapano probe by the Senate. The Senate Minority leader wanted Duterte to attend as a witness in the Senate’s reopening of the Mamasapano probe following his claims that he was with President Benigno Aquino III in Zamboanga City during the Mamasapano incident last year.
The Senator noted that it is a “moral duty” for Duterte to spill what he knows as to why Aquino went to Zamboanga City on Jan. 25, 2015, considering that it was the birthday of the president’s late mother, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino.
Sen. Enrile also stressed that it is important for Mayor Duterte, a presidential candidate and considered as the most popular on social media to cooperate he is also gunning for presidency and to determine if he is only downplaying the case.
“Iyon ang gusto kong malaman at palagay ko iyon din ang gustong malaman ng madla. Ano ba ang ginagawa ng presidente noong araw na iyon, Sunday iyon eh. Nagpunta siya sa Zamboanga kahit may seremonya dito sa Maynila na prinepara ng kanyang pamilya doon sa Manila Memorial Cemetery sa ika-82 birthday celebration ng kanyabng yumaong ina, si dating Pangulong Corazon C. Aquino,” Enrile said in a radio interview last January 17.
“Ngayon noong nandoon na siya sa Zamboanga, alam ba niya ang nangyayari? Wala siyang imik eh. Palagay ko naman ang taumbayan gustong malaman iyon,” he added.