Former President Benigno Simeon Aquino II’s previous statement is consistent with his answers to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Mamasapano questions. Napeñas who is at fault for not following his orders. He is under the impression that all his commands are undertaken as he is assured of it by the latter.
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[VIDEO]: Former president Benigno Aquino III denied any participation in the botched Mamasapano operation. ABS-CBN News obtained a copy of his counter-affidavit that he submitted to the Ombudsman last month. – The World Tonight, ANC, January 25, 2017
Pnoy explains that Napeñas presents Oplan Exodus where he uses 160 Seaborne operatives to encounter more than 3,000 potential enemies. It immediately occurs to him that the SAF can be endangered. So he said he orders Napeñas to coordinate with the AFP for mechanized units, artillery, airplane, soldiers and other assets to be ready. Napeñas allegedly answers “Yes, sir.” In the investigation, there’s no 160 Seaborne. It’s only around 70 men and 54 of them are operators.
PNP Special Action Force Chief Getulio Napeñas
Napeñas, is a two-star police general. He was commander of the PNP elite unit tasked to carry out Oplan Exodus. It was the mission to capture or “neutralize” suspected Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir, alias Marwan. It led to the deaths of 44 members of the SAF. He reiterated that Pnoy has no balls to put the blame on him when he authorized every move they took.
Pnoy to Duterte: What would you do if you are in the situation?
Given that it’s true that Napeñas fails to do the security measures ordered by Pnoy, what happen to the check and balance protocol? Under extreme danger, it is basic that no president can do something else but make sure he’s involved every step of the way. Not washing hands or putting the blame to his subordinate.
Bongbong Marcos: Pnoy’s Actions not Possible with his Father’s Leadership
As commander in chief, Bongbong Marcos is certain that his late father, former president Ferdinand E. Marcos will not play the blaming game. He would know every action taken or not taken during the encounter. It is not enough to order a general order for a knowledgeable military man. Pnoy’s weakness is seen here but why allow bypassing Mar Roxas as Interior Secretary and ex-PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina in favor of the suspended Purisima? The broken chain of command is still questionable.