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FALSE: Noynoy Aquino to ‘finally be arraigned’ for Mamasapano

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:09 PM

The former president was already cleared of all charges in September 2019

With new SC ruling, Noynoy Aquino now cleared of all Mamasapano charges

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:52 PM

SC denies a Calida-backed petition to charge the former president of reckles imprudence resulting in homicide

MAMASAPANO CASE. Former president Noynoy Aquino III is cleared of all Mamasapano charges, without prejudice to the filing of new ones. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court lifts TRO on Mamasapano trial vs Aquino

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:41 PM

But this just means the Sandiganbayan can now proceed to act on Ombudsman Martires' request to drop graft and usurpation charges against former president Noynoy Aquino

MAMASAPANO TRIAL. The Office of the Ombudsman is on its way to dropping graft and usurpation charges against former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino ovee the Mamasapano bloodbath. Rappler Screenshot

Martires on dropping Noynoy charges: No president can be charged with usurpation

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Can homicide charges be filed instead against the ex-president? The Ombudsman says he will 'entertain' a new complaint – if and when it is filed

MAMASAPANO. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III posts bail at the Sandiganbayan on November 10, 2017, for graft and usurpation of authority charges over the Mamasapano bloodbath. Photo by Rappler

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Dec 01, 2017 - 8:03 PM

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Aquino's Mamasapano cases out of appointee's division

Dec 01, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The cases are consolidated with those against Purisima and Napeñas earlier raffled to the 4th Division

Aquino again blames Napeñas for Mamasapano mistakes

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says that at that time, he had no reason to believe that the former SAF chief would lie to him

MAMASAPANO. Former president Benigno Aquino III presents his case on the Mamasapano encounter in a news briefing in his home in Quezon City on November 10, 2017. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Aquino's Mamasapano cases raffled to Sandigan appointee's division

Nov 10, 2017 - 1:11 PM

'More than just our gratefulness to those who appointed us, we have a sworn duty and that should be the foremost consideration,' says Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang who also chairs the Third Division

Ombudsman files charges vs Noynoy Aquino over Mamasapano

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) The former president is facing charges of graft and usurpation of official functions over the botched Mamasapano operation back in 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III honors the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on January 30, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Morales on Aquino, Lorenzana, Oldest panda | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Ombudsman affirms graft case vs Aquino over Mamasapano

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

2ND UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales again junks the complaint for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against former president Benigno Aquino III

APPEAL DENIED. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's appeal is denied as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms her earlier indictment of Aquino for graft and usurpation of authority over the botched 2015 Mamasapano operations. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

WATCH: SAF 44 kin want homicide charges vs Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Aquino also files his appeal before Morales but it is done discreetly

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

VACC, SAF kin want 176-year jail time for Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Hindi po commensurate 'yung penalty ng graft sa 44 lives na ninakaw ni Pangulong Aquino,' says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, counsel for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex president will seek to clarify certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Noynoy Aquino indicted for graft over Mamasapano

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also orders usurpation of authority charges against the former chief executive but dismisses charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide

File photo by Lauro Montellano Jr./ Malacanang Photo Bureau

Aquino: The friends he kept, the crises he (mis)managed

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In problematic situations this is the side of the President not apparent in the public eye

TRUSTED. PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. File photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

The emotional journey of Benigno Aquino III

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Throughout his interview with Rappler President Benigno Aquino III is relaxed confident and in good spirits – the picture of a retiring public servant satisfied with a job well done

LEGACY. 'There is no place in the country that I am afraid to go to because we neglected them,' says President Benigno Aquino Photo by Robert Vinas/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Final conclusion: SAF killed Marwan – Aquino

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:09 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says an investigation he ordered debunked the alternative version of the Mamasapano incident presented by other parties

Grace Poe ‘considering’ re-opening Mamasapano probe

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Poe says she wants to listen to the supposed other version of the story mentioned by President Aquino

129 PAGES: Senator Grace Poe releases an executive summary of her committee's draft report on the Mamasapano tragedy

Pope on annulment, Piatco ruling, Roxas-NPC meeting | 6PM wRap

Sep 09, 2015 - 7:22 PM

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More than 100 to be indicted over Mamasapano – Aquino

Sep 08, 2015 - 10:03 PM

There is an alternative version of events that happened there which is undergoing very intense scrutiny says President Benigno Aquino III

MILF draws flexible timeline for Bangsamoro

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The MILF is counting on President Benigno Aquino III to deliver on his promises but the Muslim rebel group also recognizes the realities in Congress

STILL CONFIDENT. The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are aiming to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law before the 2016 elections

What stats, surveys say about Aquino's fight vs corruption

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rappler looks at various statistics data and surveys and finds a combination of good and bad on the Aquino administration s anti corruption campaign

Aquino witnesses historic MILF arms turnover

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:22 AM

Unique in the world the Moro Islamic Liberation Front begins the first phase of a staggered decommissioning of its weapons in a tightly watched peace process

'BEYOND USE.' The Moro Islamic Liberation Front starts the decommissioning process. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Satisfaction with Aquino lowest after Mamasapano – SWS

Apr 06, 2015 - 12:24 PM

The latest survey released by the SWS shows the President s satisfaction rating drop by 28 points from December – echoing an earlier Pulse Asia poll that shows his satisfaction ratings at an all time low

20 questions for Aquino on Mamasapano

Mar 30, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The leftist Makabayan bloc asks the committee chairs to invite President Benigno Aquino III to the scheduled joint hearing on Mamasapano

President Benigno Aquino III announce that suspected Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist Zulkipli bin Hir alyas Marwan confirmed dead during SAF operation in Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and Accepted the Resignation of Suspended PNP Chief P/ Director General Allan Purisima during his message on Friday(Frebruary 6, 2015) held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Tagle, Ayala lead citizens’ council on Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III announces the creation of a council that would help the public understand the Bangsamoro Basic Law

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

FULL TEXT: Aquino's speech on Mamasapano at PNPA

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:03 PM

I am aware of this: that no words will suffice to explain the deaths of our brave policemen All I can do after saying all that must be said and after doing all that must be done is to ask for your deep understanding

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

What I'd like to hear from the President

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The audience the President wants to reach and persuade is those who are upset by what happened in Mamasapano and the President s actions after that

He collapsed? No such thing, says President Aquino

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Rumors circulate that President Aquino collapsed Friday evening March 20 His spokespersons act quickly to dispel it

'NO SUCH THING.' Palace denies rumors circulating that President Benigno Aquino III collapsed Friday evening, March 20. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacanang 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

Aquino liability in Mamasapano an ‘overstretch’ – De Lima

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Referring to the newly released Senate report on the operation that killed 44 elite cops the justice secretary advises against making hasty and reckless conclusions

President Benigno Aquino | Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

BOI chief: Aquino ‘hurt’ by Mamasapano report

Mar 18, 2015 - 3:18 PM

2nd UPDATE President Benigno Aquino III holds a no holds barred meeting with Police Director Benjamin Magalong to clarify certain points of the BOI report

HOUNDED BY MAMASAPANO. President Benigno S. Aquino III discussed the Mamasapano incident at the Malacañang Prayer Gathering on March 09, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

#AnimatED: Time to apologize, Mr President

Mar 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM

It is not an easy task it has its risks but it is the path the high minded and those lofty in spirit take

Aquino isn’t passing blame, says Palace

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Malacañang also denies that the President is pre empting the results of the Board of Inquiry s report on Mamasapano

NOT PASSING BLAME. President Benigno Aquino III says former SAF chief Getulio Napeñas will be held liable for the Mamasapano operation but Malacañang says Aquino is not passing on blame. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

House ally accuses Aquino of 'brazen cover-up'

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:39 PM

This man knows nothing of command responsibility or of honor Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says of the President

ALLIES NO MORE? Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says he is 'strongly inclined' to withdraw his support for President Benigno Aquino III. Photo by Rappler

Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for Aquino to quit

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

We need to strengthen our institutions Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he urges Filipinos to wait for the next elections

'STRENGTHEN INSTITUTIONS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for President Benigno Aquino III to quit. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Aquino: I'm doing all I can to tackle nation's challenges

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:08 PM

I m doing everything I can to face and solve the problems of the country I cannot let myself be carried away by emotions because it might just worsen the problem says President Benigno Aquino III

YOUTH AWARDS. President Benigno Aquino III keynoted the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Year 12 awarding ceremony in Malacañang on February 24, 2015. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Resignation? Aquino has no plans to step down – Palace

Feb 20, 2015 - 4:01 PM

The President will step down on June 30 2016 I can tell you that Any reports or stories of any other exit plan apart from that are fictitious said Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte

NO STATEMENTS. President Benigno Aquino III won't make any statements on Maguindanao until after the Board of Inquiry's findings are released.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Mamasapano: What I wish Aquino said as president

Feb 11, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Through its military and police forces the state has the monopoly of organized violence That’s why they are given a commander in chief who’s not only a civilian but an elected one too

Resigned? Relieved? The Purisima dilemma

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:11 PM

In his second national address on the Mamasapano clash will President Aquino make a definitive statement on the fate of suspended PNP chief Alan Purisima?

RESIGNED. File photo of suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima

Wife of SAF-44 hero wants to be a cop

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:41 AM

A widow at 31 Michelle Candano wants to fill in the big shoes left by her husband one of the 44 slain PNP SAF troopers in the January 25 Maguindanao clash

HOMECOMING. Cebu honors the fallen PNP SAF troopers. Photo courtesy of dyLA-AM Cebu

The SAF 44: Our sons, our heroes

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:45 PM

They were highly trained decorated young policemen On January 29 they came home to a heroes welcome – not as lively troops but as corpses

'FALLEN HEROES.' 42 of the 44 slain PNP SAF commandos arrive at the Villamor Air Base on January 29, 2015, 4 days after the bloody 'misencounter' in Maguindanao Photo courtesy of Philippine Air Force

Netizens to Aquino: So who gave the orders?

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:47 AM

Netizens are disappointed in the President s failure to give a categorical answer on who takes responsibility for the MaguindanaoClash

HIGHLIGHTS: President's message on Maguindanao clash

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:24 PM

At 6:30 pm Wednesday January 28 watch President Benigno Aquino III speak for the first time on the misencounter that left at least 44 police commandos dead