Workers group says President’s apology not enough

Mar. 04, 2015

The militant group Kilusang Mayo Uno said today President Benigno Aquino, III should “go beyond making an apology” by resigning from his post.

This was the group’s sentiments over the calls for the president to apologize for the death of so many Filipinos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25.

The labor group said Aquino’s resignation is even more justified after a video was leaked showing relieved Philippine National Police-Special Action Force director Getulio Napeñas, Jr. admitting that Aquino knew of the operation and that the latter knew that the Armed Forces of the Philippines would only be informed “time on target.”

“If Aquino would accept responsibility for what happened in Mamasapano, he should not only apologize but actually resign. The number of Filipinos who died, the violations of the law committed, and the lies spread about the operation warrant nothing less,” said Elmer “Bong” Labog, KMU chairperson.

Labog also criticized Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda’s statement that Aquino should not apologize because the president is responsible on the “policy level” and the “lapses” committed were “on the operational level, how the operation was conducted.”

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