Aquino to get probe result on Quezon shooting Thursday-A A +A
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will get a copy of the report on the probe conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the deadly shooting incident in Atimonan, Quezon on Thursday instead of Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters, NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas said Wednesday that they failed to attach some annexes to the report, which is said to be 300 pages thick.
“We will submit it tomorrow (Thursday) morning. We will submit it to the Secretary (of Justice) and the Secretary will in turn submit this to the Executive Secretary and the President,” he said, adding the lapse occurred because they were “hurrying up” in finishing the report.
The document was supposed to be given to President Aquino in Malacanang at 6 p.m. Wednesday, said de Lima.
"Nagkaroon lang ng ilang glitches sa printing and binding, di nakayanan ng binder ng NBI dahil sa voluminous annexes. They will make sure tomorrow matapos ang binding and printing para sigurado ma-submit in the morning," she said in a chance interview.
Rojas, meanwhile, declined to give media a hint of the contents of the report, which according to a national newspaper recommended the filing of murder cases against the group of Superintendent Hansel Marantan of the Calabarzon police that allegedly had an encounter with members of gun-for-hire syndicate.
Relatives of the 13 victims denied Marantan’s claim as de Lima earlier said witnesses’ accounts pushed her to believe that there was no shootout last January 6.
“We will be releasing this (report) tomorrow (Thursday), so please, (wait for) tomorrow,” said Rojas.
De Lima, on the other hand, got irked by the supposed leak. She said she will order Rojas to look into it.
"There should be a sanction since that's a defiance of direct order from a superior. I think there are elements in the NBI undermining the leadership of Rojas and me," she said. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)