Mariano liable for violating Articles of War - Navy chief

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 22 2011 11:03 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2011 07:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine Navy special investigating committee has completed its probe on the case of retired Marine Colonel Generoso Mariano.

Mariano was shown on video talking about soldiers' hardships and defending their right to revolt against the government if injustice is committed.

Investigators found no sufficient evidence to charge Mariano for mutiny and instead recommended charges for violating Articles of War, including disrespect towards the President.

Navy flag officer in command, Vice Admiral Alexander Pama, talked to ANC's "The Rundown" on Monday night over the Mariano case.

Pama also discussed the Navy's new purchase, a Hamilton-class warship.

The warship has been renamed the BRP Gregorio del Pilar and will be fitted with additional equipment.

The ship, which was bought from the US, will help the Navy protect Philippine interests in the disputed waters of the Spratly Islands. The Rundown, ANC, August 22, 2011