Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2nd report on Mamasapano encounter to be made public on Thursday -- De Lima

From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 6): 2nd report on Mamasapano encounter to be made public on Thursday -- De Lima

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will make public its second report on the investigation conducted on the bloody encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, 2015.

DOJ Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Tuesday said the DOJ will release the result of the investigation conducted by the joint special investigation team of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and National Prosecution Service (NPS) on Thursday.

Included in the second part of the investigation is the death of nine members of the 84th Seaborne Company of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), who were recovered from the vicinity of the nipa hut of the slain Malaysian bomb expert, Zulkifli bin Hir alias "Marwan" in Barangay Pidsandawan, Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Also included in the second report is the investigation into the extent of the alleged participation of the American troops and whether there was a criminal liability on the part of the lone survivor, PO2 Christopher Lalan for the death of some civilians and some members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The DOJ earlier released the first part of the report on the Mamasapano encounter where criminal charges were filed before the DOJ against 90 respondents, including the officials and members of the MILF, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and some members of Private Armed Groups (PAGs) for their alleged involvement in the death of 35 PNP SAF troopers who were killed in a cornfield in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapao also last January 25.


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