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Aquino no-show in scheduled arraignment over Mamasapano

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

(UPDATED) Aquino's previous pleadings defend former police chief Alan Purisima, his close friend. That slightly changes in his latest motion to quash

AQUINO'S LAWYER. Lawyer Romeo Fernandez talks to reporters at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Complaint on Mamasapano vs Aquino not forgotten – Morales

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the complaint against former president Benigno Aquino III is still being investigated to see if there are grounds for a preliminary investigation

MAMASAPANO CLASH. President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen police troopers on January 30, 2015. Photo courtest of Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ombudsman affirms charges vs Purisima, Napeñas

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:04 PM

The Ombudsman says the Motions for Reconsideration of the two police officers deserve scant consideration

SHADOW OF MAMASAPANO. Former SAF chief Getulio Napeñas Jr (left) and former PNP chief Alan Purisima. Rappler file photos

Outnumbered Cagayan cops called for help late

Feb 18, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Authorities say that around 40 rebels attacked the 21 member police battalion

CAGAYAN CLASH. Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento (middle), Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Back to the future: Resetting priorities for peace

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The consideration of the BBL has been postponed till after the national elections in May 2016 This enforced hiatus may be an opportunity to address the issues linked to transitional justice and the peace process

Enrile: Too sick for detention, but fit to work?

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Supreme Court released the aging Senator Enrile on bail for humanitarian reasons but he manages to grill witnesses in two hearings last week

OUT ON BAIL. Does Senator Juan Ponce Enrile deserve to remain a free man after last week's Senate investigations? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'No stand down order from Aquino' during Mamasapano clash

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Former and current security officials make the assertion at the reopening of the Senate probe into the botched operation

MAMASAPANO PROBE. Military officials led by former Armed Forces chief retired General Gregorio Catapang (second from right) at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash on January 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aquino ‘hid behind’ Purisima to escape blame – Enrile

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:04 AM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile says his bid to reopen the Senate probe is driven by a promise to the survivors of the Mamasapano clash and not by politics or any personal grudge

MAMASAPANO PROBE. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile gives his opening statement at the re-opening of the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano encounter. on January 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Enrile, Gigi Reyes, and the Mamasapano probe

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Some believe that Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s bid to re open the Senate probe into the Mamasapano clash is not motivated by new evidence but by something closer to his heart

FORMER BOSS AND AIDE. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff, lawyer Gigi Reyes, who is detained in a Taguig City jail in connection with the pork barrel scam

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

LIVE: President Aquino's statement to the nation

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Aquino is expected to talk about the final results of the investigation on the controversial Mamasapano encounter and put to rest any speculations surrounding the death of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan on January 25

Aquino biggest loser in Mamasapano debacle – poll

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:50 AM

UPDATED Senate President Franklin Drilon is now the most trusted and most appreciated national official in the country based on the results of the March Pulse Asia survey

President Benigno Aquino III speaks at the necrological service for the SAF 44 on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Senate to hear Bangsamoro bill, discuss MILF report

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:58 AM

The Senate will resume hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law after receiving the Moro Islamic Liberation Front s MILF report into the Mamasapano tragedy

Shame on you, Mr President

Feb 01, 2015 - 11:02 AM

I am writing this in anger and the next lines are an attempt at bringing it out I have left the last line open and suggest that readers add on to this screed

Why family of slain SAF from Bicol didn't wait for Aquino

Jan 31, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Twenty police officers assigned in Bicol shave their heads to mourn the death of 3 police academy batchmates who died in the Maguindanao clash

PNP SAF commander: Was it worth it?

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:35 PM

I’m sure if you will ask them it is worth it because more lives were saved when Marwan was killed says the SAF OIC commander in his eulogy for the slain troopers

DAY OF MOURNING. Police officers tie a black ribbon around their badges January 30 to mourn the deaths of 44 Special Action Force troopers. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Ben Nabong

Region in mourning: 1 in 3 slain SAF sons of Cordillera

Jan 27, 2015 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Special Action Force OIC Noel Taliño says 65 of the Philippine National Police s elite force comes from the northern Philippine region

PERIOD OF PRAYER. The Philippine National Police offers 9 days of prayer for members of its Special Action Force who died in a clashes with Muslim rebels in Maguindanao. Rappler photo

Binay urges 'utmost caution' in peace talks after SAF clash

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Peace must be achieved within the framework of our Constitution and national sovereignty says the Vice President echoing lawmakers who have questioned the proposed Bangsamoro law

FALLEN BROTHERS. The Vice President mourns the death elite cops, including his APO fraternity brothers. File photo/Rappler