Thursday, February 5, 2015

$6 Million Marwan Reward Money to go to MILF, not to slain SAF families

Now that the FBI has confirmed that Malaysian bombmaker and Jemaah Islamiya leader Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan was indeed killed in the Mamasapano Maguindanao encounter through DNA tests. The question now is - who's getting the $6 Million reward from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation?

Techinically, it will go to the two informants which got the PNP-SAF to go there in the first place. And the two tipsters just happened to be members of the MILF.

Also police and military personnel are not allowed to receive bounty money.

Where is the money really going? Is it really a good idea to just hand it over to the MILF?

The FBI confirmed  that the DNA sample it received from Philippine authorities came from Marwan.
The PNP-SAF commandos shot Marwan dead and then cut off a finger for DNA analysis and identification, a preliminary report of the PNP's Board of Inquiry said.

In any case, the money cannot go to government troops and intelligent agents, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Thursday.

"I understand that cash rewards go directly to tipsters who provided the accurate information leading to the success of the mission like the arrest of a terrorist," AFP Public Affairs Office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc told GMA News Online in a text message. When asked if government troops or intelligence agents are allowed to receive bounties, he just said: "Nope, not allowed."

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