Aquino Speaks On Certain Matters Regarding Mamasapano Operation

Former Pres. Aquino issued a response regarding the Mamasapano operation.

AQUINO – The statement of former President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III posted on the social media regarding the Mamasapano operation abruptly circulated.

The issue regarding the Mamasapano clash, an incident which happened on January 25, 2015 at Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and took the life of 44 gallant Special Action Force cops, has not yet come to an end.

Until now, it continues to spark news headlines and elicit further reactions and commentaries from people.

Recently, a statement of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino who was the chief executive of the country when the incident happened, circulated on the social media.

Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino / AP Photo

The viral statement was posted on the Facebook page of Based on the statement, the former President said that he promised to be silent for a year but thinks that his response is necessary after Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has already spoken about the issue.

In his statement, former Pres. Aquino clarified certain matters regarding the operation. He emphasized the mission of the SAF which is ‘To conduct operations as a Rapid Deployment Force anywhere in the country…’

He stated that it is clear that the operation of the SAF is not limited to urban areas. He also stressed that it was the Philippine National Police which headed the operation for they were the ones who found the ‘actionable intelligence’.

The former President also claimed that he did not talk to any American regarding the operation. He stated that the United States helped in the equipment. Regarding the five million dollars reward from U.S., former Pres. Aquino said that the country did not intervene with it.

Former Pres. Aquino also emphasized that the lives of the cops would not have been put to danger if only his ordered coordination has been done and the aid that the AFP can extend to the SAF has been prepared.

Furthermore, as stated in the statement, the former President also said that Sec. Ging Deles did not intervene with the move as it was a law enforcement operation.

The statement of former Pres. Aquino which was posted on the social media has already reached more than two hundred shares and gained several commentaries from the netizens.

Lole Villegas commented: 

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Ed Santos commented:

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[The question of the many is that why is it you allowed a suspended chief of police to lead? And why is it that you did not let Sec. Manuel Roxas know?]

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