De Lima upset, angry over leakages on Atimonan incident report


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Irked by the leakage of the Atimonan incident report, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said she will order an investigation to identify “defiant agents” who disregarded their order not to prematurely disclose information.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been tasked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Atimonan shooting incident that led to the death of 13 people.

The NBI report has yet to be submitted to the President due to minor glitches in binding the more than two inch thick report.

However, reports came out quoting sources that the police and soldiers involved in the shooting incident will be charged with murder.

“Alam nyo bilin kasi ng Pangulo na wag dapat i-leak o i-release yung report. Kaya nga nalulungkot ako, nagagalit ako sa mga leakages na yan (The President said there shouldn’t be any leakage. That’s why I am sad, I am furious over these leakages). I specifically and repeatedly gave that instructions to the NBI team working on that report through [NBI] Director [Nonnatus] Rojas and he also said that he also repeatedly gave that instructions to the NBI team that there should be no premature disclosure of any of the content of the report,” she said.

“So, yung nababasa natin, sasabihin nila (So what we are reading, they will reveal) from an NBI source or requested anonymity obviously they would do so because he or she is not authorized to speak. Dun kami nababanas ni Director Rojas (It’s because of that that’s why Director Rojas and I are upset),” De Lima told reporters.

After the release of the report, De Lima said she will order Rojas to conduct an investigation to identify the NBI agents who leaked the report and impose sanctions.

“That is defiance of a direct order from a superior. Tingin ko may ilang element dyan sa (I think there are some people in the) NBI who are undermining the leadership of Director Rojas or the Secretary of Justice,” she said.

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  • indiosbravos2002

    They should have done a fake “leak” to determine who’s feeding the media unofficial info. Mahirap to intelligence agency ng pinas, walang tinatagong sikreto.

  • calixto909

    If truly as you had blurted while at the height of irksome your rage over the leakage of the NBI report then you for precedence must put all those NBI agents on case to the dungeon fit fr undesirables because if you don’t then nobody would ever obey your command. You’ll just be like the boy who cried wolf whom no one believed.

  • Bengatibo

    Tsismis lang iyan, pinaniniwalaan agad. This only confirms that the tsismis is true. Bakit magagalit si De Lima eh siya mismo ang tsismosa!!!

  • Jhune

    Tulad din sila ni Delaila wala namang pagkakaiba, parang inahing manok makakita lang ng tandang kutak na ng kutak.

  • sakinlang

    Command responsibility, Maam! No one to be blamed but you and Rojas. Obviously, you had been too careless in handling the case.

  • anak ng sultan

     galit si de 5 lima kasi naunahan sya sa pag dakdak..

  • vir_a

    Maraming kasing ahas sa paligid niya

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    cya ang head ng nbi eh nagrereklamo pa. kaululan. kung dmo kaya trabaho, layas ka jan.

  • magiting78

    Pati ho media n nag disclose kasuhan nyo, hnd po pwd e-envoke yung freedom of the press..kasi naka salalay ang security ng government d2 at yung credibility ng investigation n ginawa…yung media dapat i police nyo ang rank nyo..hnd porke may nasagap kau info ipangangalandakan nyo n agad para masabi n kau ang nauna…fackshet kau….

  • Eric

    Di kaya yung operator ng photocopier / binder?

    Inuman nga at barilan e…..leakage pa.

  • ryan andres

    Ang dami kasi dyan sa gobyerno feeling artista kapag iniinterview, di makapagpigil…

  • nieron

    Sec. De Lima should give sanctions to those NBI agents who cannot keep confidential reports.

  • vin reyes

    sishin nyo na rin itong inquirer..ugaling ugali na nito ang laging mag leak ng mga balita na “source” ang gamit..kesyo not authorized to speak kuno..hehe

  • Rosauro

    Kayo ang nagbubunganga araw-araw. Sa umpisa lang lam na ang direksiyon ng imbestigasyon. Kumbaga railroaded e. Kasi gusto niya siya ang bibida magannounce. Ambot a!

  • RyanE

    DOJ Sec. De Lima should not get angry. Actually, the agents are just following her example being the role model. She herself has preempted the investigators and declared her conclusions prior to the results of the investigations.

    On the other hand, the leaks might be manifestations that many insiders are already giving hints to the accused to act accordingly.

  • Edgardo Mendoza

    yung mga operation nila kahinahinala! paano na yung mga inocenteng tao kakaawa naman

  • J

    Somebody at NBI does not respect the boss!

  • palakasantayo

    De Lima … dadak ka ng dadak… kaya naunahan ka. Ngayon, anong impact ng report mo sa pangulo … e.. di bulok na. If a case is under investigation shut your f*ckng mouth… just say… “I’m sorry I cannot comment on this usbject as it is under investigation at this time”. Simple answer isn’t it?

  • Horst Manure

    When you have a Just US system what more can you expect????

  • $16638896

    badtrip si delima, naunahan kasi sya nyahahahah!

  • bongarroyo

    kapag may maseselang balita huwag kaagad ipapaalam sa media dahil papasobrahan nila iyan ..

  • Cerise David

    Hindi ba masyadong obvious ang pag-confirm nya ng leakage?

    • speaksoftlylove

       Exactly. Palabas lang yang kay De Lima na nagagalitgalitan. Galit ehe baga. In my view, her alleged “galit” only confirms the leak made by an unknown NBI source and she did it deliberately so that PNoy can no longer change any of the essential issues of the report. If this is her motive then I’m with her for this time only.

  • bogli_anakdami

    triple na ang baba ni sec de lima… dapat eh mag-diyeta yan…

    ano kaya hitsura nya in skinny jeans like bisdak gwen???

    mas may porma pa si santa ate glo noong sya ay naka-spandex, nag sa surfing…

    yun lang…

  • jay

    why shes angry…sya naman ang mahilig mag leak.

  • Whateverwhoever

    Sec. De Lima’s initial conclusion was proven wrong kaya galit siya. In fact she wanted to manipulate the result kaya lang d siya pinagbibigyan ng NBI dinadamay p niya is Rojas. Ang katotohanan ay lalabas at lalabas kahit anong pigil mo. Paano ngayon yan Sec. De Lima you have a lot to explain, nagmamagaling ka kasi.

  • joerizal

    Talagang nakakabanas ang mga leakages kasi lumalabas na walang control si De Lima sa mga tao niya. Katunayan lang na marami pa ring makakapal ang mukha at madaling bayaran para isiwalat ang hindi dapat. Yun nga lang,sa totoo lang, ano ba naman ang bago sa mga nababasa at naririnig ng mga tao? Open secret naman lahat yan. Ang dapat gawin ni Delilah, este De Lima, ay ipa-aresto kaagad ang mga dapat damputin. Kesa naman bigyan pa ng pagkakataon para umeskapo ang mga yan.

  • tony

    Report leakage – how to explain this: the Filipino psyche is simply predisposed to being MAYABANG AT NAGDUDUNUNG-DUNUNGAN. I could also add – CORRUPT (because one can never discount the possibility that the certain police personnel do have friends and contact within the NBI). To DeLima I’m not so sure conducting an investigation to find out who leaked the report is a smart idea because the investigators themselves may be the culprits and if so, the investigation is already doomed to failure before it even starts!
    Filipinos are notorious for conducting investigations for just about every incident under the sun – from the Hayden Kho sexual tapes, to the botched Luneta hostage rescue, to the chief justice impeachment (who most Pinoys know is a crook already and yet kunyari pa-innocent effect pa siya with his family) and many others. The interesting question to ask – what happened after the investigations? May na-resolve ba? WALA! So why even bother investigating wala rin naman palang mangyayari!

    • jdelacruz13

       very very true !!! puro daldal kulag sa gawa . kahit na may makulong ( kunwari lang iyon ) . kasi its either “house arrest” or lagay arrest . bahala na kayo humusga kung sino sa dalawa . either way sabi nga nila ” may padulas ” .

  • Mamerto

    And to think that these would be the people who would be taking away our weapons and protect our lives and properties.

  • Fred

    Ang ibig sabihin nyan ay wala silang respeto sa inyo!
    Leakage in the name of scoop.

  • Nic Legaspi

    They’re just following their boss. De Lima herself and others in the administration are guilty of discussing the case before the investigation has concluded. It’s actually nothing new…

  • $23228448

    This to refresh her memory of what she said ……
    Published on 21 January 2013
    Justice Secretary Leila De Lima has all the right to say what she wants to say pertaining to the Atimonan investigation. After all, she is the over all in-charge of the agency that is tasked to investigate the case, the National Bureau of Investigaiton (NBI).
    Police and military officers involved in the incident quickly reacted to De Lima’s statement claiming the secretary made a premature announcement when she said that there was no shoot-out at the Atimonan checkpoint.De Lima told reporters that based on the testimony of the two NBI witnesses, no shoot-out happened. Rather, it looks like an ambush, rubout, massacre or murder.

  • itsmeldz

    Hindi kaya yung secretary or ang nag type/print mismo ng report ang nag leak at hindi NBI agents?  #justsaying

  • rethinking_madness

    Publish the report.

  • lone ranger

    Nagalit si porky kase naunahan cya ipamalita ung chismis ang gusto nya yung tipong may presscon at maraming reporter at cya ang mauunang mag hatid ng chismis kay pnoy. LOL

    • Paul_Fivens

      you sounds like an idiot.  Comments like yours only comes from the mouth of a six years old kid.

      • lone ranger

         cry me a river

  • jHdz

    nuong una ang daming daldal at konklusyon kahit wala pang investigation.  ngayon tapos na… iniipit naman ang resulta… hay nako ate layla(y) mag trabaho ka na lang.  may leakage o wala, the public has the right to know.

  • Jaime

    what a country we have, even the nbi have no discipline.  Those who leak the documents should not only be suspended for a year, they should be fired!

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