President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said that the tragedy happened in Mamasapano incident was because of the $5-million bounty to kill the Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir, also known as Marwan.
“Katong sa Mamasapano [‘Yung nangyari sa Mamasapano], it was a question of greed. Puro sila ano, sa SAF, somebody directing them para makuha nila reward $5 million,” Duterte said.
There were 44 commandos of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) were killed last January 2015 during their operation to capture Marwan.
According to GMA report in the statement given by Former SAF chief Getulio Napeñas, he admitted that it was really former President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III who ordered them, from the planning down to the execution of Marwan.
But Napeñas said that he didn’t know and didn’t ask Aquino if he’s running after of the bounty.
“Ang nag-utos at nag-direkta sa planning, preparation, at execution ng operation kay Marwan ay si PNoy mismo. Kung ‘yong reward money ang motive nya, hindi namin abot at malaman dahil dahil ‘di nya sinabi,” Napeñas said.
“Sa totoo lang, hindi ko naman pwede tanungin sa kanya ‘yan noong nag briefing ako sa Bahay Pangarap na, ‘Mr President ang motive mo ba sa pag-utos sa amin ay ‘yong reward money?,'” he added.
Napeñas said that SAF hasn’t received any amount from the reward.
“Alam namin na ang reward ay mapupunta sa informant, at hindi SAF ang may hawak sa informant, kaya wala ni kusing natanggap ang SAF na reward.” Napeñas said.
Source: GMA News