BAYAN MUNA TO PNP: ARREST IMELDA MARCOS NOW
Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate, welcome the decision of the Sandiganbayan convicting Rep. Imelda Marcos of graft, saying “the jail has long been waiting for her and their cronies,”
“Though much delayed, this is still a victory for the nation especially the victims of the reign of plunder and terror by the Marcoses,” said Colmenares, who was imprisoned and tortured during Martial law.
Colmenares said that “Imelda’s conviction for these charges are not even enough considering how she, her dictator husband and their family plundered our nation amounting to $10B. But, for now, we call on the authorities to immediately arrest and jail Mrs. Marcos.
Colmenares asked the government not to accord any VIP treatment to Marcos who show no remorse for the unprecedented plunder and human rights abuses the Marcos conjugal dictatorship committed.
“She cannot avail of the probation law because the penalty carried by her case is more than 6 years,” he added.
“Dapat kagyat na hulihin at arestuhin na ng mga pulis si Imelda ngayon. Kapag mga aktibista at progresibo hinuhuli agad at tinataniman pa ng mga ebidensya o di kaya ay pinapatay pero kapag mga makapangyarihan tulad ng mga Marcoses, binebeybi,” opined Colmenares
As for his part, Rep.Zarate said that “this decision also puts to rest the Marcos family’s contention that they have not amassed ill-gotten wealth nor plundered the country’s coffers during their reign,”
“Many would be happy with this decision but it would be better if the Marcoses also return all their ill-gotten wealth to the Filipino people,” ended Zarate.###