Karapatan today said the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process’ funds from the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) is 300-400 percent bigger than its approved budget in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2011 and 2012.
"To show their disgust to the BS Aquino administration, political prisoners start their fast today up to BS Aquino's State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 28," announced Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general. Rights groups led by Karapatan and Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) staged protest actions in solidarity with the political prisoners' call to JAIL THE PLUNDERERS! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!
"For giving away the Philippines to the dogs, BS Aquino should be impeached," said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay as they signed the impeachment complaint against Pres. Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino for entering into the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the government of the United States.
Female political prisoners at the Taguig City Jail (TCJ) slammed the BS Aquino government for constructing a "first class jail" meant only for high profile detainees such as pork barrel scammers Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce-Enrile, and other personalities like Atty. Gigi Reyes and Janet Napoles.
Relatives of victims of human rights violations were among those who filed the impeachment complaint against Pres. Benigno Aquino III yesterday, July 21.
"It's time you pay for your actions," said Concepcion Empeno, mother of missing student Karen Empeño, one of the 28 petitioners in the impeachment complaint against Pres. Noynoy Aquino.