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Querubin, Marine officers to talk on ‘Hello Garci’ scandal By Mario J. Mallari 07/30/2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Querubin, Marine officers to talk on ‘Hello Garci’ scandal


By Mario J. Mallari
07/30/2010

Some officers and men of the Philippine Marines are now ready to spill the beans on the alleged manipulation of the 2004 presidential elections won by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo by a slight margin over opposition standard-bearer, the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr.

Marine Commandant Maj. Gen. Juancho Sabban said the Marines will tell the truth should the Truth
Commission, created by President Aquino to look into the alleged wrongdoings of the Arroyo administration, call them to shed light on the alleged widespread manipulation of the 2004 presidential polls.

“If they want the truth, the Marines will give them the truth,” he said.

“Since it’s a creation of the President, our Commander-in-Chief, then they (Marines) are obliged to appear before the commission,” said Sabban, adding “basically, it’s almost an order because the commission was created by our Commander-in-Chief, so following the doctrine of the chain of command, they should appear before the commission.”

In a separate interview at his Camp Aguinaldo quarters, bemedalled Marine Col. Ariel Querubin confirmed that some Marine units were directly involved in manipulating the 2004 elections, particularly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) where Marines forces were deployed at the time..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100730hed4.html


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