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noynoy aquino orders withdrawal of complaint on Morong 43, to be released from jail!

the issue here is illegal detention and illegal arrest.  the military was remiss in doing their job on the Morong 43. they really should get their act together. unless they learn to follow the laws themselves, citizens who are not guilty will suffer injustice and citizens who are guilty will get away with it.

the Morong 43 don’r look like NPAs to us., they look like ordinary folks we see on a daily basis in any street in metro manila. based on looks alone,  we think they are not NPAs.

but that is just on looks, and not based on evidence. well, that too was the problem of the military who arrested them – they did not follow the laws on arrest, similar to us – we base our opinion on looks.


Aquino orders dropping of charges vs jailed health workers
By Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Radyo Inquirer
First Posted 11:50:00 12/10/2010

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 2) President Aquino ordered the Department of Justice to withdraw the charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal, on suspicion of being members of the communist New People’s Army.

“The medical workers were arrested in the waning days of the Arroyo administration on the suspicion that they were aiding NPA insurgents. These are valid concerns. Nevertheless, we recognize that their right to due process was denied them,” President Aquino said in a brief televised speech on the occasion of International Human Rights Day.

“As a government that is committed to the rule of law and the rights of man, this cannot stand. Therefore, I have ordered the DOJ to withdraw the informations filed before the court,” Aquino added.

Aquino said he expected that his order, subject to court approval, would lead to the release of the 43 health workers.

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, however, said that six of the detainees have outstanding warrants that aren’t related to the raid on the Morong resort where the 43 were arrested last February 6.

“Under existing rules we cannot free them if there are outstanding warrants of arrest against them in other cases,” De Lima said.

De Lima said the information on the six persons with other cases was provided by the Armed Forces. She said this was being verified by government prosecutors.


  1. agila ng davao
    December 11, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Once cases are filed in court,let the rule of law takes it course.Let the filing of cases base on its merits not based on political consideration or compromise.

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