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Mamasapano, KKK, and ducking the buck

/ 12:12 AM April 28, 2016

“The buck stops here!”— US President Harry Truman

This is in reference to “Purisima, Napeñas found criminally liable” (Front Page, 4/6/16), a report concerning the Mamasapano massacre, bylined Dona Z. Pazzibugan.

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This reader shares the citizenry’s respect for the integrity and competence of the incumbent Ombudsman. However,  considering President Aquino’s “habitual tolerance” of his KKK (kamag-anak, kaibigan, kabarilan) and loyalists to members of  the extended Aquino-Cojuangco family, the Ombudsman’s 40-page resolution fails “to close the book” on this misadventure of P-Noy.

The late US President Truman, of modest stature (an ex-haberdasher from Missouri), and chosen by three-termer great president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to be his “spare tire” earned his place in history.

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P-Noy’s place in Philippine history will be marred by Mamasapano, his KKK, and ducking the buck.

—ALFREDO V. ASUNCION, [email protected]

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