“Otso Diretso” bet Rep. Gary Alejano said on Sunday that former president Benigno Aquino III should have taken responsibility for the Mamasapano massacre that killed 44 elite policemen.
In one of the senatorial debates hosted by ABS-CBN, Alejano was asked during the “fast-talk” round of “Harapan 2019” on whether what Aquino did with the Mamasapano issue was right, to which he responded: “May kulang.”
“Dapat inako niya ang lahat ng responsibilidad doon bilang tatay ng bansa,” Alejano clarified.
Asked further if Aquino was liable for massacre, Alejano said: “Nasa kaso na po iyan at hayaan natin ang justice system na gumulong.”
Another senatorial aspirant and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay was in opposition, however, claiming that Aquino should not be held liable for the massacre.
According to Hilbay, Aquino gave an order to a subordinate, but that subordinate failed to do what was asked of him.
“Sa aking pananaw, nagbigay siya ng isang utos sa kaniyang subordinate. Hindi nagawa ng kaniyang subordinate ang utos na ‘yun. Hindi puwedeng managot ang isang pinuno sa kamalian ng kaniyang subordinate,” he said which was an echo the former president’s statement that the botched mission was not his fault.
Aquino pinned the blame instead on former Special Action Force director Getulio Napeñas who allegedly disobeyed orders to coordinate with the Army.
The Mamasapano clash was an incident that occurred during a police operation, codenamed Oplan Exodus, which took place on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao where 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (SAF) were killed in an anti-terrorist operation.
Here is a list of celebrities or known personalities with ‘enemies’ who have now kissed and made up:
Keeping it in the family:
1. Gutierrez Brothers
Ruffa Gutierrez has once revealed that her twin brothers, Raymond and Richard, did not talk for over a year when Richard broke off with a girlfriend who was a very good friend of Raymond.
It’s now all in the past as the two has remained inseparable.
2. Aquino Brother and Sister
In her Instagram post, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino revealed that she and her elder brother, former president Noynoy Aquino, had a cold war for three months. It only stopped when she reached out to her brother due to her son’s (Josh Aquino) hospitalization.
Along the post, she expressed her gratitude to her brother who remained a constant male figure in her son’s life and remarked how they are like any other normal family who experiences rift with each other but still come to the other’s rescue if needed.
3. De Rossi Sisters
When Assunta de Rossi married Congressman Jules Ledesma in a civil wedding back in November 2002, no family member of hers attended the ceremony. Admittedly, she and Alessandra de Rossi had fissure in their relationship, giving the other a silent treatment.
However, it all came to pass when Assunta’s family finally attended her wedding with Jules, this time in a church ceremony in March 2004. Alessandra was the maid of honor.
4. Mother and Daughter, Cecilia and Heart
It was well-known how Heart Evangelista’s parents, especially her mother Cecilia Ongpauco, were against her wishes to marry Senator Chiz Escudero. They did not attend her wedding back in February 2015 in Balesin.
Last year proved a blessing to Heart and she was grateful that she and her parents have mended their relationship and even became amiable to her husband.
5. Mother and Sons
Jackie Forster has always been referred to as the estranged mother of teen stars Andre and Kobe Paras. After almost 12 years, Jackie and Kobe met again last January at Los Angeles. She also met with Andre when she visited the Philippines last April.
It turned out that they have been contacting each other through chat and video calls.
6. Gal Pals
Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador have been the best of friends until news came out that Kim’s ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson was in a relationship with Maja.
In an interview back in October 2015, Kim revealed that her friendship with Maja is being mended piece by piece.
7. Three is a Crowd
One of the biggest controversies before was the sudden break-up of sweethearts Dingdong Dantes and Karylle, when the former became entangled with his on-screen partner Marian Rivera.
Years later, Marian and Karylle were seen in the same event in which both greeted each other with kisses in the cheek.
Truly, time heals all wounds.
8. Barretto family feud
Sisters Gretchen and Claudine Barretto have been estranged for years due to a bitter family feud. Earlier this month, the two met for dinner, fueling speculation that they have managed to finally patch their relationship up.
On Instagram, Claudine shared that Gretchen had been with her for the past few days as she recovered from her illness.
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Kris Aquino broke her silence about the accusations floating around the internet that she’s a supporter of an anti-Duterte administration blog.
In one Instagram post of the actress, she admitted that her relationship with her brother has been “estranged” ever since the issue involving Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas, the latter being Noynoy Aquino‘s ally since he decided to run for President.
“I never wanted you to know kasi nga hinahangaan niyo sa min- we are a united family. But the truth is since that Sunday night in April, my brother and i have been extranged. But he loves my sons enough na sila parating invited. Naiyak, bwisit,” she wrote.
She also mentioned the Falcis brothers, Nicko and Jesus, saying that she hopes they’re happy as she admitted her current status with Noynoy.
“Happy na sana ang mga Falcis- ito yung ginusto niyo. Malaman ng lahat na hindi kami okay ni noy.”
She ended the comment with an apology to her mother, former President Corazon Aquino, as she broke her promise to never fight with Ninoy.
“I am sorry mom, hindi napanindigan yung promise in makati med na come what may hindi kami magaaway.”
In a separate comment, she admitted that she did help Nicko in boosting anti-administration articles “para makabawi” but gave instructions to refrain from using the funds for posts against the Marcoses and the Dutertes.
“My instructions to Nicko were always clear- kaibigan ko si Bong Go, hindi ko kaaway and mga Duterte, never attack the Duterte family especially Kitty, wala akong issue sa Marcos children, katuwang ko si bongbong sa kasal ni tony & paul, law firm ni liza marcos ang nag handle at nagpapanalo ng annulent ko. Now with all the issues- siempre ang hinala ko baka nabulsa din yung pondo.”
Kris added that her brother never knew about the mentioned post boostings.
The #PaBoost issue began when Kris’ former financial manager, Nicko Falcis, revealed that he gave money to well known anti-administration blogger, Jover Laurio, to promote articles that are against government officials.
Netizens shared their reactions toward the controversy.
Namamangka sa dalawang ilog. No loyalty. Mabubuhay siya kahit kahit sino ang nakaupo. Mahirap makipag-kaibigan sa ganyang tao.
— Rino P (@dagapusa) January 7, 2019
So this is what the Resibo group in Viber does. Kris Aquino is the boss; she provides the bread. Nicko Falcis allots a budget for boosting fm a credit card meant for that purpose. Jover Laurio is the operator, following instructions whom to hit. Kris created that group as Admin.
— jane abao (@kotawinters) January 7, 2019
I always knew kris aquino was a snake since she fell off that stage once upon a time but yall still call her a queen so.
— Pranzi🌻🐲 (@kinkyGD) January 7, 2019