Government sincere in solving Aquino-Galman case
Manila (10 March) -- Government is sincere in resolving Aquino-Galman Double Murder Case.
But unless Captain Felipe Valerio is located and returned to the Philippines, government could not re-open the case, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo told reporters in a briefing in Malacanang.
"We cannot file a case against him until he is finally here," said Undersecretary Fajardo.
She maintained that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued the order not to appease the Aquino Family but out of the President's sincerity to give justice to Former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.
Valerio, a former officer of the Philippine Airforce, is one of the suspects in the assassination of Aquino in 1983.
He and fifteen other soldiers were convicted in the killing of Aquino and his alleged gunman Roland Galman.
Thirteen of the convicted were pardoned: three died in detention while the rest were released recently. (PIA-MMIO) [top]