19 senators sign Senate panel report on ‘ninja cops’ probe
MANILA, Philippines — Majority of the senators have already signed the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee report on the “ninja cops” probe.
In an update sent by the office of committee chair Senator Richard Gordon, 15 of the 17 members of the Blue Ribbon Committee have signed the report as of Tuesday afternoon.
Aside from the 15 Blue Ribbon panel members, three ex-officio members also signed the report namely, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.
Senator Nancy Binay, who is not a member of the committee but a member of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes, also signed the report.
The report recommended the filing of administrative and drug charges against resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde and 13 other police officers in connection with the questionable 2013 drug raid in Pampanga.
The senators in the Blue Ribbon who signed the committee report are as follows:
- Senator Sonny Angara
- Senator Pia Cayetano
- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
- Senator Christopher “Bong” Go
- Senator Richard Gordon
- Senator Risa Hontiveros
- Senator Panfilo Lacson
- Senator Imee Marcos
- Senator Manny Pacquiao
- Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
- Senator Grace Poe
- Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
- Senator Francis Tolentino
- Senator Cynthia Villar
- Senator Leila de Lima
Senator Lito Lapid did not affix his signature on the report while Senator Francis Pangilinan, who is on official business, has yet to sign it. /jpv
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