Philippines — Fourteen senators have signed a Senate draft report
that found President Benigno Aquino III responsible for the January
25 Mamasapano operation, Senator Grace Poe said on Wednesday.
Poe drafted the report as head of the Senate committee on public
order that investigated the incident along with the committees on peace,
unification, reconciliation, and finance.
Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public order, shares with
the media a summary of the findings of the Senate probe into the
Mamasapano tragedy. JOAN BONDOC / INQUIRER
The 14 senators who have signed the report are
- Senator Grace Poe
- Senator Francis Escudero
- Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III
- Senator Serge Osmena
- Senator Aqulino Pimentel III
- Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr
- Senator Alan Cayetano
- Senator Pia Cayetano
- Senator Nancy Binay
- Senator Ralph Recto
- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (via electronic signature)
- Senator Gringo Honasan
- Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada
- Detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
Poe said Senator Loren Legarda will also sign the draft report this
Wednesday noon while Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito will personally
sign on Thursday when he returns from the United States.
The 14 signatories, she said, were already the majority number needed
to transmit the draft report to the plenary for either adoption or
“Yes, majority,” Poe told reporters in a text message.
“But I will file first on Thursday and wait for additional
attachments from senators whom I requested to submit their additional
positions in writing, if they have any. I will present this in May,” she
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