AJLPP Supports Senator Arroyo's Call For Beltran Release. FREE KA BEL, NOW!

Los Angeles—Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) urgently supports the call of Senator Joker Arroyo for Malacañang let ANAKPAWIS Representative Crispin Beltran and Genuine Opposition senatorial bet Antonio Trillanes andto post bail and campaign, after the Makati Regional Trial Court allowed independent senatorial candidate Gregorio Honasan to walk out of his cell.

For AJLPP, the call that was made by TEAM Unity senatorial bet Joker Arroyo who was incensed at what he called the preferential treatment granted to Honasan whom the administration was reportedly courting is “ not just and right, but very urgent especially for Ka. Bel who should not be detained because of his condition.”

Senator Joker Arroyo’s stand that “the government should already release Beltran and Trillanes on bail because it is so wrong, unfair, unequal when three candidates have been in prison and one of them is set free,'' speaks of the principle of equal treatment under the law.

“Whenever there is an unequal application of law, I always react with anger. You will wonder why I am part of TEAM Unity and yet I am saying this because I see the unfairness of it all,” said Arroyo who still recalled Honasan's failed coup attempts during the Aquino administration where he served as executive secretary.

Arroyo said that what he was questioning was not the law but government's policy. “Everyone who runs must be given the chance to campaign. If Honasan was not allowed to post bail, there should have been no issue, but once they released Honasan, then there is an issue,'' said Arroyo.

Since Beltran and Trillanes were charged with capital offenses that were non-bailable, Arroyo suggested that the government lower its charges against the two to allow them to file bail. “The prosecutors can do that anytime,'' Arroyo said. AJLPP firmly concurs with his stand.

The AJLPP believes that there is double standard of justice that the US-Arroyo regime applies. One for Honasan and one for political dissenters like Ka Bel.

FREE KA CRISPIN BELTRAN AND ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES, NOW!

PALAYAIN KAAGAD SI KA BEL AND ANG LAHAT NG BILANGGONG PULITIKAL SA PILIPINAS!


Abril 23, 2007