Aquino to fact-check and respond to Duterte regarding Mamasapano
After being thrown questions regarding the Mamasapano clash two years ago, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will respond on Tuesday to the inquiries of President Duterte.
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“There were a lot of points ‘no, raised in yesterday’s speech (of Duterte). So we just wanted to make sure of our reply,” Aquino said.
“We’ve double-checked all of the facts. So I’ve been spending this morning, checking on those facts,” he added.
Furthermore, Aquino said that he is currently meeting with his legal counsels and are already crafting a statement ready to be released tomorrow.
This was after Duterte raised in his speech on Monday morning some questions that needs to be satisfied in pursuit of the justice for the fallen soldiers and their families. He also shared that he was invited by Aquino ta a meeting during the day of the Mamasapano incident, January 25, 2015.
“By the way, nung nandoon tayo sa command conference, you went back and forth sa kwarto na maliit,” Duterte said.
“Hindi naman tayo bata eh. Hindi rin ako mag-ano, you know I’ve been trained to watch the demeanor of persons.”
Duterte went on, saying that he could sense that something “really, really bad” happened. According to him, he was pissed off by how Aquino was acting. The former president’s visit wasn’t disclosed to the public, which further strengthens the speculation that the clash between the SAF and the Moro rebels was part of his agenda.
Duterte also questioned the move of sending the troops so as not to violate the ceasefire.
"Why did you enter into an operation which was really placing in jeopardy the lives (of the troops) because at the end of the day, you would have decided not to send any?”
However, then-peace adviser Teresita Deles denied the allegations and instead told the president to read congressional reports.
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