"Warden Michelle Ng-Bonto should be immediately relieved from her post in the jail facility in Special Intensive Care Area 1 (SICA 1-Camp Bagong Diwa) now that she is facing criminal and administrative cases at the Office of the Ombudsman," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, said.
The police officers in the abduction, torture and illegal detention of security guard Rolly Panesa failed to attend today's arraignment at the Municipal Trial Court-Calamba City for charges of "less serious physical injuries". The Court ordered the issuance of a warrant of arrest for the four police men and cancelled their bail. The filing of "less serious physical injuries" case was based on the resolution issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 11, 2014.
"BS Aquino's ‘daang matuwid’ hits dead end," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said as their group laid out ‘road signs’ on a blood-stained yellow cloth depicting Aquino’s “righteous path”. The road signs depicted BS Aquino's violations against the Filipino people. At the end of the yellow road is a huge “DEAD END” sign.
"The United States government and BS Aquino are criminally accountable for the death of innocent civilians and the 44 men of the Special Action Force commandos on the mission to kill Zulkifli bin Hir known as "Marwan”, a US-identified enemy. The truth about the culpability of both Aquino and the US governments is clear. BS Aquino should stop foot dragging and start owning up his responsibility in the carnage," said Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan chairperson.