Police probers: Purisima, Catapang vowed to submit disclosures on Mamasapano | Inquirer News

Police probers: Purisima, Catapang vowed to submit disclosures on Mamasapano

/ 04:33 PM February 19, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police investigation into the Mamasapano debacle is now “70 percent” complete, as the police Board of Inquiry (BOI) looks forward to Director General Alan Purisima’s submission of his disclosures on the mission.

“Basically alam na namin kung ano’ng nangyari, from mission planning to execution to termination. Alam na namin yun,” Police Director Benjamin Magalong, head of the BOI, said on Thursday at Camp Aguinaldo.

The police are probing the bungled anti-terror raid in Mamasapano, Maguindanao by members of the Special Action Force that killed 44 elite police officers.

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The PNP probe deadline was set for February 26.

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Magalong said probers will go to Mamasapano next week to do more interviews.

Purisima to give statement soon

Magalong said that they are waiting for resigned PNP chief General Alan Purisima, the alleged brains of the disastrous raid, to give his disclosures.

“Anytime soon, sabi nya sa akin. Definitely magsa-submit na siya ng kanyang affidavit,” he said.

He added that AFP chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr., who has received the guide questions, is also set to submit his statements.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is also set to give their statements when the BOI team will visit Maguindanao next week.

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“Nag-request na [rin] ako sa MILF kung pwede makapag-interview rin ng mga [personality] nila who have personal knowledge on what transpired dun sa particular incident,” Magalong said.

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