Quantcast
Latest Stories

Santiago: FBI can join probe, but…

By

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday said the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would have to get permission from the Philippine government before its agents could conduct their own probe into the killing of American George Anikow.

Santiago, an expert on international law, said an investigation by a foreign government “happens in international relations as long as you observe the rule that no foreigners are allowed to operate within our country without the permission of our government.”

“They’ll have to come with the permission of the Philippine government,” Santiago told reporters. “Assuming that the Philippine government gives permission, then they’ll have to work in tandem with the (National Bureau of Investigation). They cannot be an independent agency working for a foreign government independently within Philippine territory.”

ABS-CBN earlier said FBI agents wanted to look into the killing of Anikow, a US Marine officer married to a US Embassy staff member and a father of three.  The embassy has condemned the killing.

Sen. Francis Pangilinan, a former chair of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, said that unless FBI assistance was needed, “this matter is best left to our own investigators. Any presence of foreign investigators must be with our approval.”

“I am sure they (the Americans) wouldn’t want us to be unnecessarily interfering in an investigation conducted by them in their own country,” Pangilinan said.

Citing “privacy reasons,” the embassy declined requests for information about Anikow’s personal life, but details about the victim have been trickling into American online media and social networking sites.

The news websites Gawker and DiploPundit said Anikow was the executive officer of the 4th Civil Affairs Group of the Regimental Combat Team 3 in Afghanistan in 2009.

Subscribers to the Facebook page of the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) who know Anikow relayed their condolences and called for a speedy administration of justice. The Isaf is the military coalition led by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) which goes after terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan.

The two sites said that while in Afghanistan, Anikow was specially trained in “people skills” and that he talked with the local people to address their concerns and propose possible projects. The embassy earlier described Anikow as “inactive.”

Other news sites also showed pictures of Anikow showing him talking to children and elders while on patrol in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.  With a report from Jerome Aning


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: FBI , George Anikow , National Bureau of Investigation , Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago , US Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • joboni96

    buti na laang

    may big balls sen miriam
    who protects our sovereignty

    amidst all the collaborators in the government

    deport na mga fbi na iyan
    baka mahalina na naman sa mga ladies natin
    while abusing our sovereignty

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_55STHT4YZYW6PY3P5AYTQ5Q3GM silk

    what a blow hard she is.  typical grandstanding to make herself look like the protector of the Philippines.  Pure BS to the core.

  • zeroko

    The Lady Senator “Chinese corroborator  Miriam Defensor Santiago needs a little bit more emotion and she will drop dead. She is no use for anyone anymore, much more as a Senator. He he he. That blabber mouth oath to retire before she will be assign in the UN. That August organization doesn’t deserve a traitor and a blabber mouth. It’s like releasing a lady gorilla in the UN Hall. He hehe.

    When it comes to America, these traitor is too noisy for her own good. She should join Bayan Muna, She belongs to that group. When ever the Americans help us during natural calamity, these group are so quiet. They are definitely hostile to America no matter how the Americans appease us. This is the problem,of electing Chinese in our government. They do not represent the nations sentiment. No matter how many Chinese generation will pass, still, they will remain loyal to their fatherland, China. 

    Just take this. Lucio Tan, the owner of PAL never miss sending Filipino-Chinese school boys to China every summer, to orient them of their of their origin. This is a disaster, we Filipinos should not have allowed Chinese in our country.

  • mulanay

    Saan ba napatay ang Anikow na ‘yan? Bakit hindi sinasabi sa istorya?

  • zeroko

    When Hong Kong authority went to investigate the batch hostage taking, Senator Blabber Santiago never raise her eyebrow, but when they are Americans, this traitor gets noisy again. It’s too obvious what she is driving at. She wants the VFA out of the PHilippines and favor her fatherland China to annex our country. She is one of the traitors in our Chinese Dominated Government.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
  • Marketplace