Senate committee reports PNoy responsible for Mamasapano result
In a joint Senate committee report on the Mamasapano incident, it says that President Aquino is "ultimately responsible" for the outcome of the operation, however, it was the Moro rebels together with other armed groups who "murdered and robbed the Philippine National Police Special Action Force Commandos."
Sen. Grace Poe said the operation that happened on January 25 in Mamasapano was not simply a "misencounter" as what both government and MILF officials called it but a massacre.
According to Poe, Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima committed usurpation of authority when he still exercised his functions as PNP chief while being suspended by the Ombudsman for graft.
Purisima could face an administrative complaint for "grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the service." A petition to cite him for contempt may also be filed before the Ombudsman, she said.
Poe said the president depended and communicate straight with the suspended chief of PNP same day when the mission was carried out.
In the Senate’s probe, it shows that the operation was not planned 100% and was not executed by the Philippine security forces.
She said President Aquino could have shown tougher leadership in the rescue of the SAF commandos had he been given precise information.
To read the report of the joint committee, read here