Mamasapano incident - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mamasapano incident


Marcos believes Aquino gave stand down order in Mamasapano

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr says the order to hold fire made the SAF troopers vulnerable leading to their cold blooded murder

RE-OPENING. Senators, government, military and PNP officials face-off anew during the Senate reinvestigation of the Mamasapano incident on Wednesday, Jan 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Napeñas on SAF 44: No guilt over 'Oplan Exodus'

Aug 08, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Retired Police Director Getulio Napeñas who commanded the ill fated SAF operation in Mamasapano says he will have to bear the painful memory of losing his men till the day he dies

SAF MEMORIAL. SAF troopers honor their fallen comrades on August 8, 2015. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Palace: Aquino ready to face 'consequences' after 2016

Jul 23, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Malacañang is confident that President Benigno Aquino III will not share the fate of his two immediate predecessors who faced criminal charges after they left office

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (C) looks at the coffin of one of the 44 police commandos killed in a botched anti-terror operation during a necrological service at the Camp Bagong Diwa, in Manila on January 30, 2015. Philippine President Benigno Aquino pledged justice on January 30 for the families of 44 police commandos killed by Muslim rebels during a botched anti-terror operation, as he led tributes on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

The other Marwan’s dream

Apr 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The aftermath of the tragedy in the village of Tukanalipao on January 25 remains fresh It was a fateful day that just like a bad dream still haunts the villagers memory

BLISS. Children of Barangay Tukanalipao enjoy a dip in the river. Photo by Amir Mawallil/Rappler

FBI confirms death of Marwan in bloody Philippine raid

Apr 02, 2015 - 3:02 PM

The confirmation provides some validation for the botched raid that plunged President Aquino s administration into crisis and jeopardized efforts to end a decades long Muslim separatist insurgency

MOST WANTED: Top Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist 'Marwan' is the target of the PNP-SAF operation in Maguindanao

No apologies from Aquino on Mamasapano

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:31 PM

President Benigno Aquino III instead asks for understanding

HOUNDED BY MAMASAPANO. The Mamasapano incident continues to hound President Benigno Aquino III two months after the tragedy. File photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

FULL TEXT: MILF report on Mamasapano

Mar 24, 2015 - 3:04 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front submits its final report on the Mamasapano incident to the International Monitoring Team and provides copies to the government and the Senate among others

BODY COUNT. Police carry a body bag of one of their comrades during a retrieval operation on January 26, 2015, in Mamasapano, Maguindanao province.

Aquino gov't approval rating drops on 4 issues

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED The Aquino administration scores near majority approval ratings on 7 out of 12 national issues but obtains a higher disapproval rating in its peace efforts

AQUINO CABINET. President Benigno Aquino III and some Cabinet officials at the NEDA Board meeting at the Palace Aguinaldo State Dining Room on June 19, 2014. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bam Aquino opposes Senate report conclusions on peace process

Mar 19, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Senator Bam Aquino says he agrees with most of the observations in the report including those pertaining to his cousin but not on conclusions related to the peace process

PRESIDENTIAL NEPHEW: File photo of Senator Bam Aquino

FULL TEXT: Draft Senate report on Mamasapano

Mar 17, 2015 - 6:39 PM

UPDATED The Senate panel that probed the Mamasapano incident reveals its findings and recommendations in a 129 page report

MAMASAPANO REPORT. Senator Grace Poe presents to the media the draft Senate report on the Mamasapano incident on March 17, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Senate draft report: 'Aquino must bear responsibility'

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Senate panel that conducted the probe into the Mamasapano operation says that President Benigno Aquino III must show leadership with regards to the incident

SENATE HEARING ON MAMASAPANO, Senate Grace Poe leads the Senate hearings on the Mamasapano incident. Photo by Rappler/Mark Cristino

Aquino’s trust, approval ratings hit all-time low – poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Around one in 4 Filipinos distrusts and is critical of President Benigno Aquino III following the Mamasapano incident Pulse Asia s survey results show

ALL-TIME LOW. The approval and performance ratings of President Benigno Aquino III suffers a blow from the Mamasapano operation.

FULL TEXT: Mamasapano tragedy will never happen again

Feb 06, 2015 - 8:14 PM

English version of President Aquino s February 6 national address on the Mamasapano incident

FULL TEXT: Matapos ang Mamasapano, magkakaroon ng pagbabago

Feb 06, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Filipino version of President Aquino s February 6 national address on the Mamasapano incident

2ND SPEECH. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers on February 6, 2015, his 2nd televised speech on the Mamasapano tragedy. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau