Senate subpoenas PNoy and Purisma text exchange

By , on March 4, 2015


Suspended PNP Chief Alan Purisima with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III (Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
Suspended PNP Chief Alan Purisima with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III (Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA — The Senate has recently issued a subpoena that will require telecommunications companies to reveal the exchange of text messages between President Benigno Aquino III and former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisma.

The periods will cover text exchanges between the two during the January 25 Mamasapano incident.

Senate President Franklin Drilon said during a radio interview that he signed the subpoena as part of the current investigation they are conducting on the said encounter which killed 44 SAF commandos.

Purisma, meanwhile, has earlier revealed the text message exchanges between him and the President during the encounter.

Drilon explained that their move to request for the recorded exchanges from the telecommunication service providers aims to confirm Purisima’s statement.

“In effect what we are just doing is to verify the correctness of the statement in order the bottom of the study,” Drilon said.