Mamasapano, KKK, and ducking the buck
“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.
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.
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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