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Teachers’ solon finds Arroyos’ insistence to leave PH ‘suspicious’

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November 16, 2011

A party-list lawmaker today expressed suspicions on the Arroyo couple’s primary reason for leaving the country after the latter’s insistent and “dramatic” attempt to immediately leave Philippines last night and also in the light that they will also try to leave again today.

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio L. Tinio said that seeing the Arroyo couple really itching to get out of the country casts an indispensable doubt that seeking medical treatment is their primary reason for leaving. “The Supreme Court may have allowed them to leave by issuing a Temporary Restraining Order favoring her [Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo], but we must remember that the SC justices who favored it were her appointees,” said Tinio.

“But the bigger and more important issue here is justice and accountability. Arroyo must not leave the country so she could answer all the allegations hurled against her,” emphasized Tinio.

Tinio pointed out that our nation will be in absolute chaos if the likes of former President Arroyo will be allowed to escape.  “Is this what we want our children to learn? To plunder the nation’s coffers, enter anomalous deals, have your critics silenced and when you are being asked to account for your sins, you feign illness and try to escape? Our nation is in deep trouble if this practice persists,” warned Tinio.

“We also find it hypocritical of the Arroyo camp to argue about their rights being violated, when in fact, former President Arroyo’s administration had been tainted with an overwhelming number of human rights violations,” slammed Tinio.

On the other hand, the ACT Teachers solon also stressed that the Aquino administration has become sluggish and “sleeping” on its duty to file cases against Rep. Arroyo. “This scenario could have been prevented if the concerned agencies did their job and that is, to file cases against the Arroyos, in the earliest possible time,” said Tinio.

Tinio urged the Aquino administration to immediately file necessary cases against the Arroyos. “President Aquino, through the concerned agencies, should have done this long time ago. Pres. Aquino should prove his ‘matuwid na daan’ maxim—and that is by upholding justice and accountability,” ended Tinio.#


Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (0920-922-0817)



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