Philippine lawmakers hold Aquino responsible for bungled mission

March 17, 2015 12:05 PM

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Philippine lawmakers hold Aquino responsible for bungled mission

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine senate panel on Tuesday held President Benigno Aquino responsible for a bungled operation in January that left 44 police commandos dead, but lawmakers from both houses of Congress refrained from calling for his impeachment.

Aquino's handling of the secret mission to capture Malaysian militant Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, has created a political crisis for Aquino, and some Roman Catholic bishops and activists have called for his resignation.

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