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Special board created to probe PNP Academy beatings

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The team is organized by the Philippine Public Safety College, which oversees the Philippine National Police Academy

ISOLATED CASE? Philippine National Police Academy cadets appear to hit each other with a paddle inside the academy grounds. Screenshot from video obtained by Rappler

The outcast retires: Benjamin Magalong bids goodbye to the PNP

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM

After 38 years of service Police Director Benjamin Magalong known to most as the police general who led the probe into the botched ‘Oplan Exodus ’ retires

RETIREMENT. Benjamin Magalong retires after nearly 4 decades of service in the Philippine police. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Purisima refuses access to call, text logs

Apr 08, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Citing security concerns resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima declines a legislator s request for access to his call and text logs

NO GO. Former PNP chief Alan Purisima reads his exchange pf text msgs with president Aquino during the Mamasapano inquiry of the house of representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, April 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Aquino hits Senate, BOI for Mamasapano reports

Mar 26, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The President says: How can guesswork instead of facts help clarify this issue?

MORE TO SAY. President Benigno Aquino III has yet to explain his full side of the story on Mamasapano, says the Palace. File photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang 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

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.

PNP awards BOI for Mamasapano report

Mar 23, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The award comes almost two weeks after the report – which ‘hurt’ President Benigno Aquino III – was released to the public

PNP PROBE. Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Police Director Benjamin Magalong (center) during the BOI's visit to Mamasapano, Maguindanao on February 24. On the left in BOI OAT chairman Senior Superintendent Robert Po. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Panfilo Lacson on Mamasapano and the troubles facing PNP

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:17 PM

From a former police chief’s perspective how should the President explain his actions regarding the Mamasapano carnage?

BOI head: Did I clear the President in Mamasapano?

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:13 PM

Let s just stick to facts Let s not spin words says Police Director Benjamin Magalong head of the BOI on reports that the board cleared the President of liability in the Mamasapano clash

'WE STAND OUR GROUND.' Police Director Benjamin Magalong during the Senate's probe into the bloody Mamasapano clash. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

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.

Aquino’s word vs BOI: Contradictions on Mamasapano

Mar 16, 2015 - 8:09 PM

After the release of the Board of Inquiry report on Mamasapano contradictions surface between the findings and past statements made by Malacañang and the President

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. File Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Operational security justifies Aquino's actions in SAF ops'

Mar 16, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he will oppose the Senate report if it will seek to hold the President liable for the bloody Mamasapano operation

#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

Lacson defends BOI amid Malacañang tirade

Mar 15, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Former police chief and senator Panfilo Lacson says the President should explain why he did not involve OIC police chief Leonardo Espina and instead went straight to SAF commander Getulio Napeñas

PNP FOLLOWS CHAIN OF COMMAND: Former police chief and senator Panfilo Lacson says PNP has always followed the chain of command

Akbayan to Aquino: File charges vs Purisima, others

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The party list group says the President has to show he is committed to enforcing accountability for the Mamasapano operation

File photo of resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima with President Benigno Aquino III. Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malacañang questions BOI report on Mamasapano

Mar 14, 2015 - 8:39 PM

The Palace cites contradictions and lack of due process in the BOI s investigation and findings; but calls the report thorough and independent

PNP BOI 'wrong' on Aquino's role, says De Lima

Mar 14, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Based on a wrong premise the BOI Report on the nature of the President’s role can only arrive at a wrong conclusion says Justice Secretary Leila De Lima

BOI'S 'WRONG PREMISE.' A file photo of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Palace dodges Aquino liability in BOI report

Mar 14, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Instead Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte zeroes in on BOI conclusions on the failure of sacked Special Action Force SAF chief Police Director Getulio Napeñas to coordinate with the military

BREAKING THE CHAIN OF COMMAND: File photo of resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima with President Benigno Aquino III. Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Cheat sheet: The truths and lies of Mamasapano

Mar 14, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The BOI singles out President Aquino resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima and sacked SAF commander Getulio Napeñas for the lapses they committed in planning the operation in Mamasapano

BOI report, MILF invites Cayetano, Morales for Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 13, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The Board of Inquiry report says President Aquino broke chain of command The MILF invites Alan Cayetano to coffee Erik Morales roots for Manny Pacquiao

‘Aquino didn’t give Napeñas guidance on peace deal’

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED There was no clear or decisive instruction from the President to take into consideration the ongoing peace process with the MILF as well as the role of the peace process mechanisms in Oplan Exodus the BOI says

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)

Purisima ready to face charges over Mamasapano – lawyer

Mar 13, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The lawyer of resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima cautions Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II against prejudging the case of his client

READY TO FACE CHARGES. Resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima at a Senate hearing on the Mamasapano operation. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

FULL TEXT: PNP report on Mamasapano

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Here s a copy of the investigation report of the PNP Board of Inquiry on the Mamasapano tragedy

MAR ROXAS. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

BOI on Purisima, Junjun Binay, Pacquiao-Mayweather face-off | The wRap

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:39 PM

The board of inquiry on Mamasapano says Purisima acted without authority Makati Mayor Junjun Binay refuses to step down Pacquiao and Mayweather face off in Los Angeles

Don’t you trust AFP? Aquino asked Purisima, Napeñas

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The police Board of Inquiry reveals the conversation between the President and police officials regarding Mamasapano and the military

ISSUE OF TRUST. A file photo of President Aquino taken in Malacañang in February 2015. Photo courtesy of Malacanang Photo Bureau

Police probers: Purisima acted without authority

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:45 PM

According to the BOI report the power and authority of Director General Alan Purisima as top cop ceased to exist on the day of his suspension

UNDER FIRE. Resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima appears at the Senate on February 23. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

BOI: Mamasapano report presents 'true' picture

Mar 12, 2015 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED The BOI said it is ready to present its truthful report on the Mamasapano operation to the public once cleared by Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II

Mamasapano probe, Filipinos in Libya, Tarver on Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Board of Inquiry asks for President Aquino: what happened in Mamasapano? Four Filipinos are abducted in Libya Former boxing champ Tarver says Pacquiao will give Mayweather a hard time

Mamasapano probe: Will Aquino speak to police investigators?

Mar 09, 2015 - 1:21 PM

The Board of Inquiry probing the Mamasapano incident reaches out to the President in hopes of getting his side of the story but Aquino has yet to respond

RECALLING MAMASAPANO. President Aquino with SAF commanders. At left is the new SAF director, Chief Supt Moro Lazo.  Photo courtesy of Malacañang Photo Bureau

Mamasapano: A month after

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:47 PM

How is Mamasapano coping in the aftermath of the tragic clash?

Mamasapano probe: No Purisima interview

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:45 AM

UPDATED The resigned PNP chief declines an interview with a PNP investigating body because he was not in Manila during that time

BOI PROBE. Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Director Benjamin Magalong, heads of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) probing the Mamasapano clash, crosses the wooden bridge in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano on February 24, 2015. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Mamasapano senate hearing, BOI probers, Taylor Swift | The wRap

Feb 24, 2015 - 8:38 PM

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Probers visit Mamasapano encounter site

Feb 24, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The PNP s Board of Inquiry is in Mamasapano as it wraps up its investigation of the January 25 carnage

Purisima submits affidavit on Mamasapano

Feb 20, 2015 - 8:47 PM

A total of 343 SAF troopers have also submitted their affidavits to the police Board of Inquiry

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

PNP probe: No Purisima affidavit yet

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The PNP probe into the Mamasapano clash is 70 complete

27 SAF troopers shot in the head – initial report

Feb 14, 2015 - 11:35 PM

The PNP releases an update on the Board of Inquiry probe into the Mamasapano clash

A mother of grieves over the coffin of one of the slain PNP-SAF member during the necrological service of 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

What SAF troopers saw in Mamasapano: 'Unfavorable terrain'

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The PNP s Board of Inquiry tasked to probe the bloody police operation reveals its initial findings ahead of its one month deadline

Mamasapano probe chief once chased Marwan

Feb 06, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Police Director Benjamin Magalong is no stranger to chasing top terrorists like Abu Sayyaf leader Khadaffy Janjalani and Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan

#PugadBaboy: Safe haven punchline 3

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Safe haven

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Safe haven punchline 2

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 AM

AFP clears troops of liability in Mamasapano

Feb 02, 2015 - 7:17 PM

The Army was not remiss in its duties to assist and reinforce the beleaguered SAF elements in Mamasapano says AFP Public Affairs Office chief Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc

Philippine police commandoes load body bags containing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, onto a truck in the town of Mamasapano, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on January 26, 2015. Thirty police commandoes were feared dead after Philippine security forces clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, in rare violence that tested a nearly one-year-old peace accord, a rebel official said January 26. AFP PHOTO / Mark Navales

CIDG chief heads PNP’s Mamasapano probe

Feb 02, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Police Director Benjamin Magalong heads the 6 man Board of Inquiry that will look into the circumstances surrounding the death of 44 SAF troopers

'DECEPTION.' CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong says Delfin Lee's lawyers deceived police into certifying that Lee's warrant had been revoked. Photo by Rappler