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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Former President Benigno Aquino III charges graft and usurpation of authority.

Former President Aquino to face trial for Mamasapano tragedy.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for his liability in the Mamasapano massacre. In a Resolution approved today, Ombudsman Morales ordered the filing of charges against Aquino for Usurpation of Authority (Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code) and violation of Section 3(a) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019).  Standing as his co-conspirators, are former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima and Director Getulio NapeƱas of the Special Action Force (SAF).  (Press Release: 14 July 2017)

Ombudsman affirms charges against Aquino for Mamasapano tragedy.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has affirmed the finding of probable cause to charge former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III before the Sandiganbayan for the botched 2015 Mamasapano operation.  Aquino will face trial for one count of violation of Section 3(a) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) and one count of Usurpation of Official Functions (Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code).
(Press Release: 14 September 2017)

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to put Aquino on trial

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found probable cause to put former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III on trial shortly after he posted bail on Friday, November 10, for charges over the Mamasapano operations.

Before noon on 10 November 2017, the charges of graft and usurpation of authority against Aquino were raffled off to the 3rd division, chaired by Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang, his appointee.

"The fact will never influence whatever action we will take in the case. We will act objectively based on what is before the court," Tang said. (Rappler, 10 November, 2017)

Noynoy Aquino posts P40,000.00 bail in graft, usurption case.

Source Credit: GMANetwork
Former President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, 10 November 2017, posted a P40,000 bail before the Sandiganbayan to secure his provisional liberty while the charges over his alleged role in the ill-fated encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, in 2015 is ongoing.

Aquino was joined by his sisters Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abellada, and Viel Aquino-Dy, as well as by his legal counsel, when he arrived at the Sandiganbayan Third Division's Office of the Clerk of Court before 4 p.m.

Pulma said that the division's justices have signed an arrest warrant, but it was no longer issued since Aquino already posted bail around 4 p.m.

"May resolution ang court finding probable cause and also to issue warrant of arrest," he said.(GMANetwork, 10 November, 2017)

Sandiganbayan issued a hold departure order against Aquino.

Pulma said the Sandiganbayan issued a hold departure order against Aquino and has already forwarded the same to the Bureau of Immigration. In line with this, Aquino needs to secure an approval from the Sandiganbayan for his future travels abroad. (GMANetwork, 10 November, 2017)

[Post Created: 14, November 2017]


Sources:
http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/index.php?home=1&pressId=MTEzNw==
http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/index.php?home=1&pressId=MTE4MA==
https://www.rappler.com/nation/187971-benigno-aquino-iii-posts-bail-mamasapano
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/632667/noynoy-aquino-posts-p40-000-bail-in-graft-usurpation-case/story/

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