KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Disturbing questions on cop-killings PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:44

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…See how the faithful city has become a prostitute! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her—but now murderers!” (Isaiah 1:21, the Holy Bible).

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DISTURBING QUESTIONS ON THE KILLING OF 50 ELITE COPS: There are some disturbing questions about the police operation in Tukalinapao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday, January 25, 2015, which resulted in the massacre of 50 policemen belonging to the Philippine National Police Special Action Force.

First, who authorized that operation which, undeniably, involved a huge number of elite PNP officers and elements? Somebody high up in government must have given the go-signal for this operation, considering the participation of a big number of PNP officers. Who was this official?

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WHY WAS MALACANANG, PNP, SILENT ON COP KILLINGS? Second, why did Malacanang, the PNP, and the Special Action Force, display an eerie and deadly silence the whole day of Sunday and up to and until about 12 noon of Monday, January 26, 2015 about the police operation, not saying anything about it, as if nothing happened at all?

Third, why did nobody from the Aquino government bother to answer insinuations, made by Von Al Haq, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief for military affairs, that some kind of greed may have prompted the PNP SAF to conduct its police operation in Tukalinapao without coordinating with other police and military units in the area, obviously because the two persons they were to arrest carried a combined bounty of US $10 million?

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US$ 1O MILLION QUESTION ON COP-KILLINGS: For the record, here is the media account of what Al Haq told the media: “He said it was possible that the $5-million price on Marwan’s head was the reason for the PNP’s bypassing coordination with the AFP and the MILF. `This should be a lesson to everybody not to ignore the ceasefire mechanism and to understand more the ongoing peace process,’ Al Haq said”.

This story can be read in this Internet link:  http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/667844/at-least-27-elite-cops-killed-in-clash-with-biff-in-maguindanao-reports#ixzz3Ptgv6C6k.

On the other hand, other news accounts a day after the killings said that not only Marwan was covered by a bounty. Also carrying a similar US $5 million bounty is Basit Usman (see http://www.interaksyon.com/article/103759/pnp-saf-casualties-in-encounter-now-50—armm-police-chief).

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SABOTAGE OF THE MILF-AQUINO GOV’T PEACE ACCORD? Could it also be possible that the incident was meant to sabotage the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the peace agreement between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front? Indeed, even as I was writing this column, news reports have been coming out that the Senate suspended its deliberations on the BBL, on orders of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., effectively scuttling the peace agreement.

Please see http://dzmm.abs-cbnnews.com/news/National/Hearing_para_sa_pagpasa_ ng_Bangsamoro_la w%2C_sinuspind e_ni_Bongbong.html.

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