Group serves ‘warrant of arrest ‘ vs CGMA

MEMBERS of progressive group served a ‘people’s warrant of arrest” against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and demanded the former president’s continuous incarceration for her unpunished crimes against the people.

Anakpawis members trooped to La Vista Subdivision in Quezon City to serve a symbolic warrant of arrest against Arroyo.

“Eight months of hospital arrest is not enough punishment for Arroyo’s long list of crimes against the people. We want her jailed for life,” said Anakpawis Vice-Chairperson Fernando Hicap.

“Arroyo is guilty beyond reasonable doubt on many heinous crimes against the people. She is guilty of plunder, human rights violations, graft and corruption, electoral fraud and sabotage.

During her presidency, she committed the worst forms of abuse against workers, farmers, fisher folks and urban poor. We demand justice.”

The group said the Aquino administration showed no genuine sincerity in punishing Arroyo and condoned the culture of impunity through its lenient treatment of Arroyo and her ilk including fugitive killer General Jovito Palparan.

“The weak cases and evidences against Arroyo filed by the government led to Arroyo’s temporary freedom,” said Hicap. Yesterday, Arroyo was able to post bail for the electoral sabotage case filed against her by the Comelec.

Arroyo is facing a plunder case in connection with misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds and two counts of graft and one count of breach of ethics in connection with the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal. All cases are with the Sandiganbayan.

The group vowed to continue the fight for justice and Arroyo’s punishment.

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