Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief and Board of Inquiry (BOI) chairperson Director Benjamin Magalong (center) joins his colleagues, Directorate for Research and Development executive officer Chief Superintendent Catalino Rodriguez Jr. (L) and Directorate for Integrated Police Operations executive officer for Eastern Mindanao Chief Supt. John Sosito, in signing the BOI report on the Mamasapano clash. (photo by Amanda Fernandez, GMA News)

Philippine News – PNP Board of Inquiry releases Mamasapano report

PHILIPPINE NEWS – The Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry has submitted its full report on its independent investigation of the deaths of 44 Special Action Force commandos in Mamaspano, Maguindanao.

The 130-page report was forwarded to Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Manuel Roxas III on 13 March 2015.

The BOI report recommended further investigation into the possible culpability of various government and PNP officials directly involved in the 25 January 2015 ill-fated anti-terror mission that resulted in the violent deaths of forty-four elite police commandos.

Download the Report in PDF format
Download the Report in PDF format

Among the BOI’s conclusions were the disregard of the chain of command by the President himself, failure to observe standard operating procedures by SAF officials, lack of proper planning and coordination with the military, failure to observe peace panel negotiation protocols, and wanting SAF equipment and munitions.

Malacañang earlier pinned sole responsibility for the botched operation on SAF director Getulio Napeñas, saying the President was ‘lied to’ on certain aspects of the mission.

General Napeñas’ lawyer, Vitaliano Aguirre, however belied Malacañang’s pronouncement saying that the President was fully aware of the implementation of the mission through suspended PNP chief Alan Purisima who was running the mission behind the scenes