“Well, hindi ko po alam dahil hindi ko po alam ang actual circumstance kung bakit naroroon si Susukan,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said on August 17 when asked if MILF chairman Nur Misuari is liable for harboring arrested Abu Sayyaf leader Idang Susukan.
“Pero ang pagkakaintindi ko po, it was Chairman Nur Misuari who arranged the surrender, okay, surrender po iyong nangyari ‘no. So hindi naman po siya nankanlong talaga. So, iyon po. But I do not know for sure kasi wala po akong access to information talaga,” Roque added.
“Ang alam ko po, he arranged for the surrender. So, in terms of criminal liability, medyo highly unlikely po kasi parang he really arranged for Susukan to surrender. Hindi po nahuli si Susukan dahil tinatago ni Nur Misuari, parang hindi po ganoon, parang he really arranged that authorities will apprehend Susukan in his residence on that given day,” he explained.
The presidential spokesperson also said that President Rodrigo Duterte and Misuari did not meet on Sunday.
“Wala pong katotohanan na nagkaroon ng meeting si Presidente kay Nur Misuari,” Roque said.