Malacañang issued notice yesterday that the Senate cannot count on its cooperation in a planned inquiry on allegations top government and military officials have a hand in “feeding Filipino troops to the enemies” that led to death of 14 Marines in an encounter in Basilan, 10 of whom were beheaded and severely mutilated.
Instead, chief presidential legal counsel Sergio Apostol branded opposition Senators Rodolfo Biazon and Antonio Trillanes IV of fomenting destabilization in initiating the inquiry.
During a phone interview, Apostol said the Arroyo administration would surely invoke Executive Order (EO) 464 or Memorandum Circular (MC) 108 to prevent any government and military officials from attending the planned Senate investigation.
“Once Trillanes and Biazon start the inquiry in the Senate and come out with the names from the executive branch and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) leadership on the charges, EO 464 or MC 108 would be invoked,” Apostol said.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Pero bakit pa ito ini-invoke ni chief presidential legal counsel Sergio Apostol?