We in Anakbayan are dismayed with recent news indicating that former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may be allowed to post bail and escape detention. This, after co-accused and former COMELEC chair Benjamin Abalos was allowed to post bail re charges of election sabotage due to failure to present witnesses.

If Arroyos manage to post bail and escape, the government of President Noynoy Aquino is to blame. It has been 2 years already, and it has failed to file strong cases against the former president. As it is, Aquino has allowed special treatment via hospital detention for the former president despite doctors’ findings that she is no longer sick.

Aquino’s failure to file a strong case vs GMA reinforces the Filipino people’s belief that the administration’s motive in ousting Corona is personal vendetta and not to bring GMA to justice.

Why are strong charges of plunder and ZTE, human rights violations and cases related to Hello Garci still not filed despite various complaints filed at the Ombundsman?

Is Aquino deliberately giving Arroyo a way out?


Vencer Crisostomo
Anakbayan National Chairperson


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