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Ninoy Aquino murder investigation case; updates, discussions
Topic Started: Dec 1 2004, 10:10 AM (5,301 Views)
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Ninoy slay mastermind could have been known — DOJ chief
By Pia Lee-Brago
The Philippine Star 12/01/2004

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said yesterday the brains behind the assassination of former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. in August 1983 could have been unmasked had he been allowed to finish the prosecution of the case while serving as Tanodbayan in 1986.

Gonzalez stressed before the Bulong Pulungan forum at the Westin Philippine Plaza that many could not find out during their lifetime the mastermind of the Aquino assassination.

He claimed knowing who ordered the killing of the former opposition leader, stressing the mastermind could have been unmasked if he were allowed to present the evidence during the prosecution of the case.

Gonzalez had moved for the reopening of the case in 1986 after the Supreme Court declared a mistrial and nullified the proceedings of the Sandiganbayan on Dec. 2, 1985 acquitting the 15 soldiers of the defunct Aviation Security Command (Avsecom) of the crime.

He told the forum that he was not able to complete the case after being suspended by the Supreme Court in a feud with magistrates of the high tribunal.

Gonzalez also maintained there is no evidence that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos ordered the assassination of Aquino, rather someone who could gain enormous political and economic power.

"Yes, there is none (evidence). If there is one person I wanted to be indicted (it was Marcos)... I was looking for evidence against Marcos but there was none," he said.

Gonzalez said Marcos could at best have been charged with covering up the crime. "He was an accomplice," he said.

The former Iloilo lawmaker claimed he was preparing to present a witness during the prosecution in 1986 until the suspension order on him was handed down by the Supreme Court.

He claimed the witness, who was placed in a protection safehouse, was a girlfriend of a general.

Gonzalez said the witness accompanied the military official at the old Carlston Hotel in Pasay City on the eve of the assassination, where preparations for Aquino’s arrival and security arrangements were discussed.

"When I was suspended, she (witness) refused to testify. She can testify because of what she knows," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said the Department of Justice (DOJ) will leave the decision to reopen the 21-year old murder case to the Supreme Court.

The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) last week sought for the reopening of the case before the high tribunal citing evidence gathered by forensic experts and an eyewitness who claimed none of the 15 soldiers convicted of the crime shot the former senator, but none other than alleged communist hit man Rolando Galman.

"They (forensic experts) came to see me. I did not want to participate in this anymore because the Public Attorney’s Office has the autonomy. I will not give my conclusion. If we are after truth and justice the case should be reopened," he said.

Gonzalez said he believed not one among the 15 soldiers convicted in the Aquino-Galman double murder case is guilty.

"They were afraid," he said. " I can assure you not all the (Avsecom soldiers) are guilty. The guilt is because they were all covering up for something."

In the same forum, Deedee Siytangco, spokesperson for the senator’s widow former President Corazon Aquino, said the country is always taken by surprise by new evidence.

"Mrs. Aquino said she is surprised that every anniversary and birthday of Ninoy there is new evidence coming out. But it is up to the Supreme Court to decide on the PAO petition (in reopening the case). If it will be reopened, so be it," she said.

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:dunno:

I heard rumors that one of Marcos's top military officers was behind the killing.

The murder was meant to set him (Marcos) up by killing Ninoy knowing that only that could change things.


They even said that most Americans know who he was.

How true is this, Aerocobra?
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Imelda Marcos says conspiracy possibly behind 'Ninoy' Aquino murder
01/26 11:30:39 AM

MANILA (AFP) - Imelda Marcos, widow of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Tuesday filed an affidavit hinting that an opposition conspiracy was behind the murder of opposition leader Benigno Aquino in 1983.

The affidavit, filed as part of a legal attempt to reopen the Aquino murder, stated that her husband, then president Marcos, was seriously ill after a failed kidney transplant during the murder of Aquino, who was shot dead upon arrival from exile in the United States.

The killing of Aquino, popularly known as Ninoy, triggered widespread outrage that eventually resulted in a popular revolt in 1986 that ended Marcos's 20-year rule and installed Aquino's widow, Corazon as president.

The Marcos government maintained that an alleged communist hit-man Rolando Galman, shot Aquino, but in 1990, a special court convicted 15 military men tasked with escorting Aquino with the murder.

The mastermind behind the killing has never been revealed although there were widespread suspicions that Marcos ordered Aquino's death to keep him from challenging his authoritarian rule.

Imelda Marcos however denied that her husband ordered the killing, saying he had been too ill because his US doctor had not administered the right medicine during the kidney transplant on August 7, 1983.

She also said that the US embassy had assured her that there were no signs that Aquino was due to fly into the Philippines even though many journalists knew he was coming.

This could all be signs of "a deliberate effort on the part of oppositionists and opportunists to prevent the Marcos administration from securing the safe arrival of Aquino," Imelda Marcos said.

"It may have been part of the grand conspiracy to ensure the success of the assassination at the expense of the late president (Marcos)," she added in her affidavit.

However she did not say who could be behind this conspiracy.

The Marcos family fled into exile in 1986 and the former dictator died in Hawaii in 1989.

However the rest of the family has since been allowed to return and has regained a measure of political power.

The 15 military men convicted for Aquino's murder have been seeking to reopen the case, insisting that they are innocent and that new forensic evidence will uphold the Marcos position that Galman was the killer.

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The Filipino people really must know the truth...

... NO MATTER WHO CULPRIT REALLY IS.


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Of course, Marcos was not the culprit.

She is. :demon:
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Of course, Marcos was not the culprit.

She is.  :demon:


If that was the case, that tells how stupid she was.

Many says some guys in his top military circle betrayed him.

Many from the military now even know who these are, but they prefer to keep silent up to this time.

Well, anyway, this may not be right timing.

So, what?

Shall we just let them die of old age :armyroleyes: and just let God hand them over to the devil and do the neverending torment on them for the betrayal they did?

That betrayal does not only mean the plot but the corruption, that deprived the "masa" what was due to them, that they committed.

Oh, well ... that could be it!

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Some Military Officials envy the the position of VER...as what i've analyse they black mail Marcos because at that time the military officials don't agree why VER is the AFP chief of staff.. i think former Tabacco president knows the story about it and they just shut it up.
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Some Military Officials envy the the position of VER...as what i've analyse they black mail Marcos because at that time the military officials don't agree why VER is the AFP chief of staff.. i think former Tabacco president knows the story about it and they just shut it up.

Tabacco knows what code of silence is because he was a military man and also he is so capable of knowing it. NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.

The locked-up Airforce General is the only one that can make everything comes to light in this case if he wants to come clean. (Is he still alive?) and to clear things once and for all if he does'nt care for the Code Of Silence to reign over him.
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We cannot chuck this murder case into the abyss of oblivion for the simple reason that the brains or "BIG GUNS" behind it has'nt been brought to justice yet.

"THERE IS NO JUST GOD THAT GOVERNS THE EARTH RIGHTEOUSLY BUT A GOD OF LIES THAT BEARS FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THE INNOCENT"
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We cannot chuck this murder case into the abyss of oblivion for the simple reason that the brains or "BIG GUNS" behind it has'nt been brought to justice yet.

"THERE IS NO JUST GOD THAT GOVERNS THE EARTH RIGHTEOUSLY BUT A GOD OF LIES THAT BEARS FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THE INNOCENT"


The people will most certainly hear the real story when the culprit dies of old age. :armyroleyes:

Nonetheless, it could be the best option for us. :armywink:

Anyway, he can't get past Satan without getting what he deserves from Satan's own merciless hands.

:demon:

Dont forget the karma that may strike his family at anytime. :exactly:
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A prominent figure in Philippine politics has a comprehensive knowledge of the Aquino and Galman murders although his direct or inderect partcipation is bit sketchy as clouded by that feud and infighting within the exclusive perimeters of the dynasty.
In my view, he does'nt want to expose himself into the spotlight that could drag himself into an investigation or any forms of inquiry to re-investigate the case. There was a presumption of his person to be of unquestionable integrity and honesty being elected and catapulted to the highest office of the land.

One ponders if sleepless nights did'nt bother him being haunted by the concealing the truth that can unleash the murky barriers to achieve the real justice once and for all.

If he always maintains the code of silence, he is as guilty as the ones who have a direct hands in committing these two still unresolved murders.

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