Journalist reveals Ampatuan Massacre ‘personal’ to Duterte
Veteran journalist, Inday Espina Varona believes that President Rodrigo Duterte has personal stakes on the outcome of the Ampatuan Massacre verdict. She said that Duterte helped Toto Mangudadatu uncover the truth of the crime that transpired.
Duterte has a personal stake in the outcome of the Ampatuan massacre trial. Esmael Mangudadatu said then Davao mayor Duterte helped borrow a chopper to search for the massacre site, a crucial favor that allowed searchers to spot gunmen burying the bodies of the 58 slain.
— inday espina varona (@indayevarona) December 19, 2019
According to Varona, then Davao City Mayor Duterte lent his chopper to Mangudadatu. This led to the actual sighting of the burying of the bodies in the said dump site.
She made it clear that she is not implying undue influence. Varona said that she is simply relaying what Mangudadatu said about the abogado.
Pero to hire an Ampatuan lawyer as spox? Fishy!