MANILA -- President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ordered Friday to track down where the leakage of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee report came from.

“They are actually tracing already who had copies of the report,” Aquino said in an ambush interview in Isabela province.

The President hits various unofficial disclosures while stressing the importance of having the right information to be relayed to the public.

For his part, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said unverified reports only caused confusion to the public.

“This is not helpful because it could generate various suspicions. That was why we appeal to just wait for the report to be released by the President,” Lacierda noted.

The reactions came after a television report Friday disclosed that Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno will be absolved from any charges on the August 23 hostage incident. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)