Pag EJK walang time? Trillanes can’t understand Gordon’s fixation with SAF 44
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV frowned at the apparent “special interest” that Sen. Richard Gordon has shown in the re-opening of the investigation into the massacre of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) in Mamasapano in 2015.
Trillanes complained that Gordon, as chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Order, abruptly ended the investigation into the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of suspected drug dealers and drug users on the ground that he sees no hard evidence to show that the EJKs were State-sponsored.
“Mas aatupagin pa ni Sen. Gordon ‘yung nakaraang issue na piniga na ng husto ng dating Congreso pero ‘yung mga libo-libong pinapatay na Pilipino sa kasalukuyan, wala syang panahon,” Trillanes said.
The SAF troopers were sent on a mission, under Oplan Exodus, to Mamasapano, Maguindanao in January 2015 to arrest Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir and Filipino bomber Basit Usman.
However, a group of Muslim rebels ambushed the SAF commandos after they neutralized Zulkifli.