PNoy orders Justice chief to build up cases against Muslim rebels: NBI may start probe

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said President Benigno Aquino III ordered Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to build up cases against Muslim rebels from Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and Moro Islamic Liberation Front who participated in the killing of Special Action Force troopers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

“This will be a joint effort between the DOJ and the PNP. The PNP’s board of inquiry will provide the testimonies of the operatives who were present during the operation and provide other things necessary for the cases to evolve,” Roxas said in an interview as quoted by INQUIRER.net.

Justice chief De Lima said she is planning to initiate National Bureau of Investigation probe depending on the result of PNP Board of Inquiry investigation. “I promised them that justice will be served,” the Justice Secretary said.