Former SAF chief Getulio Napeñas said that he had no idea that there was a bounty for the head of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir or Marwan at the time the SAF went on operation to capture him.
He claims he only had to follow orders from then president, Benigno Aquino III.
In January 2015, 44of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao as they went after the terrorist.
Napeñas issued the statement in response with the comment of President Rodrigo Duterte on the operation being a sad consequence of .
"Sa totoo lang, hindi ko naman pwede tanungin sa kanya 'yan noong nag briefing ako sa Bahay Pangarap na, 'Mr President ang motive mo ba sa pag-utos sa amin ay 'yong reward money?,'" he added.
"Alam namin na ang reward ay mapupunta sa, at hindi SAF ang may hawak sainformant, kaya wala ni kusing natanggap ang SAF na reward." Napeñas said, ending his statement.
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that the deadly Mamasapano incident was a sad consequence of running after the $5-M bounty for the head of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir or Marwan. MJM