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Former Tarlac gov renews blame on Aquino for Mamasapano clash

Former Tarlac gov renews blame on Aquino for Mamasapano clash

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FORMER Tarlac governor Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco reiterated that her nephew, former president Benigno Aquino III, should be held responsible for the Mamasapano clash in 2015, which saw the deaths of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos. Cojuangco claimed that Aquino’s “utter ignorance” was the previous administration’s biggest error that led to the slaying of the 44 SAF members, 18 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters, and five civilians. “It was a fact that the president (Aquino) gave the police the direction to arrest Marwan and approved of the Oplan Exodus,” Cojuangco, who is also a full colonel of the Reserve Forces of the Philippine Army, said in a lecture titled The Mamasapano Saga: A Trail of Lie & Truth and the Decline of the Peace Process. “He co...