"I apologized to Secretary Deles that I was not able to provide security in my office. We're still trying to verify where the tape came from," Marcos said.
"There could not even be any suggestion of a 'whitewash' because there was no investigation yet at that time. In fairness to Sec. Deles, she was there only to brief us and explain what happened on the ground after the senate committee hearing on constitutional amendments chaired by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was held," the senator said.
"We also discussed the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) as the OPPAP Secretary was seeking clarification on my pronouncement that I was suspending hearings on the BBL until the truth has come out about the death of the 44 SAF commanders in the clash with the MILF and the BIFF," Marcos added.