Enrile asked why Poe’s committee report on Mamasapano was not scheduled for deliberations… Enrile said it would be forgotten if not calendared for deliberations, BECAUSE SOME POLITICIANS WERE RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 2016. Aquino was President Those involved in Mamasapano were Aquino, Ochoa, Roxas, etc. If you remember Poe was hoping she would be anointed by Aquino, over Roxas. Both of them had been called by Aquino to the Palace.
In the second headline, Poe herself said there is no need for a second hearing even if the first hearing DID NOT PROVE LIABILITY OF THOSE INVOLVED. The public howled. Then, a second hearing was held. NO THANK YOU, MISS MIDDLE GROUND NO PRINCIPLES.
MANILA, Philippines – With only 7 months to go before the 2016 presidential elections, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile asked Senator Grace Poe on the status of the controversial Mamasapano report.
Enrile said he shares the families’ fear that the issue would be “quickly drowned” by the 2016 elections. After all, he said, many of those who expressed sympathies and commitment for justice are “now aspiring to be the next top leaders of the nation.”
“They nurse the understandable fear that the injustice done to them would just as quickly be drowned by the noise and frenzy of the 2016 election fever; and that if the tragedy is at all mentioned, such would only be used for political propaganda,” Enrile said in a privilege speech on Wednesday, October 7.
“They must know, as well, how each member of this Senate took their respective stands and duties in the findings of the investigation and the specific recommendations contained in the report,” he added.
Of the 21 senators who signed the committee report, at least 8 are running in 2016, including Poe for president; Francis Escudero, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, and Alan Peter Cayetano for vice president; and re-electionists Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Ralph Recto, Sergio Osmena III, and Teofisto “TG” Guingona III.
The former Senate president said many of their inquiries “after being terminated, and the reports signed, filed and publicized” remain only as reports and “never reach” discussions and voting in the plenary.
from Paula Defensor Knack post