APO hits de Lima for blasts link claims

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AN OFFICIAL from the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity has criticized Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for pre-judging the group’s members.

Ferdie Ramos, APO spokesperson, said they cannot cooperate with the investigation considering that de Lima already pre-judge their members.

“Ikinalulungkot po namin na talagang hindi po kami maaring magcooperate kay Secretary de Lima dahil paminsan niyang sinabi ulit na dalawang APO ‘yung tumulong eh hindi naman po nila inaidentify kung sino sa aming 150,000 more sa APO yung dalawa na yun.”

De Lima alleged that two more suspects belonging to APO fraternity were involved in the September 26 bombing at De La Salle University during the last day of the yearly Bar examinations.

She said the two supposed “brods” of principal suspect Anthony Nepomuceno at the APO fraternity were the ones who came to his rescue when he was accosted by several witnesses after he was seen lobbing the MK2 grenade.

She also said Tuesday that APO members were also responsible for the two other explosions in Metro Manila.

The explosions were on 2008 near La Consolacion College on Mendiola Street in Manila injuring 22 people and at the University of Perpetual Help in Las Piñas City early this year injuring 14.

Ramos said instead of the APO members, de Lima should have criticized police for failing to arrest the suspects in separate blasts.

The National Bureau of Investigation has ordered a reinvestigation to both cases. (Sunnex)

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