FAREWELLOlongapo policemen pay their final respects to PO3 John Lloyd Sumbilla, of the Special Action Force commandos killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.Sumbilla’s remains were cremated at the Olongapo City Memorial Park on Thursday.

According to the flight logbook, the presidential plane left Villamor Airbase at Sunday morning and arrived in the Edwin Andrews Airbase shortly thereafter.

Media were also told that Aquino left for Manila in the afternoon of Sunday.

We stand by our source’s information that he was at the US Drone Center facility on Sunday morning.

Nothing was heard of from him for the next three days.

on January 25 had called their superiors to plead for reinforcements.

The Manila Times has learned from a source, who requested anonymity, that Aquino, together with suspended Philippine National Police(PNP) chief Alan Purisima were in the US Drone base facility in Zamboanga on that fateful Sunday morning.

They were monitoring the encounter between the members of the elite PNP-SAF and the combined armies of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its supposed-to-be breakaway element, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Media were told Aquino had flown to Zamboanga sunday morning ostensibly to inspect the site of an earlier car bombing in that city.

Aquino broke his silence and went on national television on Wednesday (after three days of silence) to explain what had happened to the fallen SAF 44 commandos and the circumstances behind their massacre.