De Lima submits Quezon shooting report to Aquino


Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima has already submitted to the Office of the President the report of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the Atimonan shooting incident.

“I already submitted to the Office of the President the NBI report on the Atimonan incident,” De Lima said in a text message Thursday.

The report which is more than two inches thick contains the findings of the NBI, the sole agency designated by President Benigno Aquino III to solely conduct an investigation on the Jan. 6 incident that led to the death of 13 people including police officers, soldiers and an environmentalist.

De Lima said Aquino will review the findings of the NBI. The President will, in turn give the clearance on when it will be released to the public.

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  • RyanE

    “De Lima said Aquino will review the findings of the NBI. The President
    will, in turn give the clearance on when it will be released to the

    No need ma’am. The public already knew what’s in the report because you have already broadcasted it long time ago. 

    • UPnnGrd

      After hard work to remove any unnecessary detail, the report  proves beyond any reasonable doubt that true beyond reasonable doubt  those deLima’s statements of several days ago.   Ganuon ba iyon?

  • kilabot

    check muna baka may sabit na kkk, kailangan madoktor ang report. 
    as usual abnoying, the new normal.

  • Fred

    Eh papaano yan kung si Paquito ay kasamang magre review?
    Kung hindi naman sya kasama, signal na yan na dapat na syang umalis.

  • Guest

    Based on GMA7’s 24-horas report yesterday, the leaked NBI report supports the Shoot-Out narrative peddled by the perpetrators. Marantan, according to the same report, was shot from a low angle by either one of those two bodies found in the ditch. The two bodies reportedly came out of the car with their arms raised in surrender but were still gunned down, according to DOJ’s own witnesses in earlier reports. It remains to be seen how the Shoot-Out squares with Leila de Lima’s earlier pronouncement that no Shoot-Out occurred, but rather a Rub-Out. What happened from the day Leila de Lima made her ocular inspection of the crime scene in Atimonan Quezon to the release of this NBI report will perhaps never be known. But the change of heart and the change of angle of the story on Leila de Lima’s part is very apparent for all to see. A month after the crime, the whitewash has already succeeded.

    Unsolved mysteries. Kuratong Baleleng. Dacer-Corbito. What else is new?

  • disqusted0fu

    2 inch thick file? Good luck if Pnoy will review that. This is where the line ends. It’s a wrap. Plus, who knows if the report will just be another cover up for the inaction of the government towards jueteng. It is all about that at the end of the day.

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