Former President Aquino Indicted for Graft and Usurpation of Authority

The Ombudsman (Philippine anti graft prosecutor) indicted former President Benigno Aquino III for graft and usurpation of authority for his actions in the January 2015 debacle in Maguindanao. The incident involved the massacre by Muslim rebels of dozens of police officers that were in an operation to capture a leading Malaysian terrorist. The graft charge stemmed from Aquino’s tapping of a police general already suspended at the…

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