SAF 44 Families were left insulted and displeased by Noynoy Aquino's answers to their questions

Families of Special Action Force who were killed were left displeased and insulted with the answers given to them by the former President Noynoy Aquino during his unannounced visit to them at the Camp Crame.



Janet Carap, the widow of Peterson Carap felt insulted and dissatisfied when the former president didn't even answer the most important questions, like the detailed explanation of codenamed "Oplan Exodus" and who failed on the mission.

What he exactly failed to answer was his involvment and what did he do after he found out about the unfortunate fortunate.

Mrs. Carap stated that they've waited for the president for hours. Families were told to arrive at 6 PM and were later told that Aquino was going to arrive so they have to wait. He arrived at around 8 PM and started to talk to families.

"Six p.m. po nang sinabi sa amin ng protocol officer namin na hindi muna kami pwede umuwi dahil darating si Mr. President. Matagal pa po kami naghintay. Eight p.m. na siya dumating at nagsimula po niyang kausapin per table ang bawat pamilya (3 pamilya per table)," she said.

"Pasado alas 11 na po ng gabi nang mapagdesisyunan na ang 6 na pamilyang natitira ay pagsama-samahin para mas mapabilis na matapos ang paguusap. Bago kami kausapin nagsabi ang Pangulo na maghihilamos muna sya. Pagkatapos ng mahabang paghihintay nagsimula ang usapan kung saan bawat pamilya ang nagtatanong," Janet said.

Families asked the president why the clash lasted for 10 long hours and why weren't there no reinforcement. This is how their conversation went on.

"Magtatanong lang po kami bakit tumagal ng mahigit 10 oras ang bakbakan, bakit walang reinforcement? Ilang survivor na po ang nainterview at sinabi na maghapon silang nakipaglaban para mabuhay pero walang reinforcement na dumarating," a family asked the president.



Aquino admitted that he knew the clash began as early as 7 AM but instead of apologizing to them, he blamed former SAF chief Getulio Napeñas for the failure.

"Sabi ko, padalhan ng reinforcement iyan kaya akala ko okay na. Di ko naman alam na hindi pala totoo iyun. At di ko rin alam na bandang hapon eh napapalaban na rin ang (SAF) 84th Seaborne," Aquino answered.

He even compared the catastrophic clash to a friend asking to meet at a mall. Very childish.

"Kayo ba kapagkunwari itetext nyo friend nyo, 'Kita tayo sa MOA,' ganun lang ba kadali sa inyo na pumunta dun?" he said.

Another one.

Jennifer (not real name), told the media that the president didn't seem serious when answering their questions. Not only her, she also said that they were offended by his remarks.

"Yung isa sa kasamahan namin nagtanong about kung bakit hindi nagpadala ng airstrike, sabi ni PNoy: 'Naglalaro ka ba ng computer?' Syempre na-offend kami kasi inaasahan namin na sagot niya is either opinion niya or basta yung totoo," she said.

She also stated that Aquino was laughing even after being directly asked by SAF 44 relatives on who ordered the operation.

"Sa maraming questions ng mga kasamahan namin, sasabihin niya: 'Tignan mo kung namumula ang mukha ko?' Ano yun? Natatawa siya. Nakakabastos kasi yung sagot na gusto namin, hindi niya masabi. Tumatawa siya habang sinasagot ang mga tanong namin," she said.

He was also asked who should be blamed for the failure.

"Diretsong sinabi ni PNoy na 'Sino pa eh di si Napenas kasi siya yung nagplano dito.' Sabi tuloy ng isang kasamahan namin: 'Kung si Napenas ang may kasalanan, puede bang bitayin nalang natin?'"

"Magtatanong lang po kami bakit tumagal ng mahigit 10 oras ang bakbakan, bakit walang reinforcement?"

"Nagsimulang mag­text sa 'kin si Napeñas sabay kuha ng papel around 7:15 na napapalaban ang tropa, sabi ko padalhan ng reinforcement.." at di ko rin alam na bandang hapon eh napapalaban na rin ang 84th SAB," Noynoy answered.

"Kayo ba kapag kunwari ite­txt niyo friend niyo, kita tao sa MOA, ganun lang ba kadali sa inyo na pumunta dun?"

"Ang may kasalanan diyan, yung nag­utos na papuntahin sila dun, alam na delikado tinuloy pa rin at si Napeñas yun," Aquino answered.

"Sana po makuha naman namin ang justice, sana ipakita naman natin na mas makapangyarihan ang gobyerno kesa sa kanila." Sagot ni Noynoy,
"Ano gusto nyo gawin ko, kunin natin ang fingerprint ng mga kalaban? Aba madami yun, para malaman natin sino pumatay sa mga kamag­anak niyo. Namatay rin ang tatay ko, alam ko pakiramdam niyo kaya patas na rin tayo ngayon," Aquino answered.

Families didn't like Aquino's answer.

"Di ba kayo ang ama ng bansang to? Sila mga anak mo? Sana gumawa ka ng paraan kasi emergency na yan, para matulungan mo mga anak mo."

"Tinulungan ko naman sila ah, di ko naman alam na nagsisinungaling pala yung si Napeñas."," Aquino answered.

Jennifer also pointed out that it is impossible for the commanding chief (the president) to not know about the operation in Mamasapano.

From what Jennifer witnessed, Aquino was just taking his name out the blame list and put all the fault to his subordinates.



"Useless pala siyang kausap...nagwaste tayo ng time," she said. "Napakadisgusting yung way niya. Although kung sa kanya eh natural lang na galaw niya yun, sa amin kasi is hindi. Makikita mo talaga sa mukha na hindi siya interesado sa problema mo."

"Just looking at the face, malalaman mo kung interesado siya na makinig sa problema mo or kung gusto mong sabihin. Sa nakikita parang wala lang sa kanya, parang simpleng bagay lang ito sa kanya," she added.

Based on how the former president handled the questions thrown at him, he seemed very insensitive, childish, and uncaring.



Source: ABS-CBN; Politics



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