Some legislators could be right when they questioned the brazen raid that took place in Payatas, Quezon City, that eventually resulted in the killing of the prime suspects in the bombing of Congress in Quezon City, Philippines on November 13, 2007.
The raid was a joint effort of the Army’s Intelligence Service Group and the PNP’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). Now, many people are asking as to why the Army’s intelligence was part of the raid against the lawless elements in that subdivision? Isn’t it that they knew too well that the suspects are there and that they were just being kept for future projects in the making.
And it seemed the police and the military are using the same tactics of silencing the primary suspects, perhaps, to prevent them from talking further as to who masterminded the bombing in Congress? As the famous saying goes: "Dead man tells no tales."
Now, what will happen is that only those who were actually participants to the commission of the crime were arrested just to let the public know that the case is solved at the moment. Although higher police officials have debunked the myth that the investigation is completed. But what’s clear here is that the water had been turned murky because hidden details about the bombing that killed Cong. Wahad Akbar of Basilan were buried along with the dead suspects.
Some concerned citizens are again asking: How come the authorities only served the warrant of arrests recently when in fact, the suspects have already pending criminal cases lodged against them even before the bombing took place in Congress? It is not remote that the whereabouts of the suspects were known to the intelligence community and perhaps, protected by some military officials who are thinking of using the suspects when the time is ripe for a good purpose. We are not sure. But this speculation is not new anymore to those who knew the ins and outs of police and military operations.
These questions are giving confusions to a lot of people, especially the beareaved families of the victims who could only wish for the moon now that the primary suspects are dead.