Reopening of the Mamasapano massacre inquiry: a boon or bane?


Senators Grace Poe and Juan Ponce Enrile

Senators Grace Poe and Juan Ponce Enrile

What is it really that the nation expects to discover in the reopening of the Mamasapano massacre inquiry as it will be commemorated on January 25, where 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos sacrificed their lives?

What is it that Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile unearthed about the Mamasapano carnage by the Moro rebels, after being freed from his detention that made it possible for him to convince Sen. Grace Poe, chairman of the Senate committee on public order, to set a new Senate inquiry on January 25?

What haven’t we heard yet from the reports submitted by congress and the PNP board of Inquiry about the bloody and deadly Mamasapano encounter emanating from the now infamous Oplan Exodus, which primary aim was to arrest fugitive Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, and his local collaborators?

In the light of the 2016 presidential election, which is only 4 months away, one can’t help but doubt the motivation by which the Mamasapano hearing is being reopened, thus, prompting some of us to question whether or not the very fact of probing the incident again is boon or bane for the country and those concerned.

If Enrile’s instigation and motivation is something that will bring miracle and breathe life to the 44 slain troopers, then by all means let us all hear it and see it.

But if it will only rekindle the misery and agony experienced by the family of the victims and open up again the wound suffered by each one of them that is healing strongly now, then Enrile, Poe and their ilk are just being cruel and insensitive.

Let us not try to revive the macabre incident for political grandstanding, as I am sure many senators vying for higher positions will use it for their own selfish ambitions.

If those senators running for higher positions want to use the controversial issue against their political opponents in their campaign sorties, then by tall means vituperate it against them.

From the different type of media, including the social media, we all know the roles played by Aquino, Roxas and all the high ranking police and military personnel leading to the debacle.

If Enrile and Poe’s agenda is to run after President Aquino and make LP’s presidential candidate Mar Roxas worthless, then let them play the game differently that suits the political season.

Otherwise, let us continue honoring the death of the 44 brave SAF troopers who served the country with dedication and courage, and let them rest in peace, for Chrissake!


One comment on “Reopening of the Mamasapano massacre inquiry: a boon or bane?

  1. […] On January 11, 2016 I wrote and asked whether or not the reinvestigation of the Mamasapano carnage, as strongly suggested by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, was boon or bane for the country (…). […]

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