Protesters, mainly students decided to go to the Department of Justice Thursday to slam President Benigno Aquino III for his administration’s “failure to immediately prosecute” Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
League of the Filipino Students (LFS) members were at the frontline of the assembly. They expressed their “utter dismay in the failure of the Aquino administration to prosecute Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her ‘crimes against the people.'”
“President Aquino will have reached his 100th day, and Gloria Arroyo remains scot-free and unindicted by the Aquino government,” LFS national chairperson Terry Ridon said.
In addition to that, LFS members protested the administration’s continued dependence on the Truth Commission whose efforts, according to the rallyists, were of no use and “toothless.”
The youth group appealed to the government to use its “entire legal apparatus to put Mrs. Arroyo behind bars,” for her hand in controversial issues such as the ZTE-NBN deal.
Ridon said that they would continue to be vigilant in their campaign to prosecute the former president, “until Mrs. Arroyo is finally put behind bars.”