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Trust Noy to do right thing on ‘Morong 43’ — DoJ chief By Benjamin B. Pulta 10/24/2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trust Noy to do right thing on ‘Morong 43’ — DoJ chief

By Benjamin B. Pulta 10/24/2010

Have faith in Malacañang that it will do the right thing, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday told relatives and supporters calling for freedom for 43 health workers arrested by military intelligence officers for allegedly being members of communist groups.

According to De Lima, the possibility of amnesty for the so-called “Morong 43” is being considered by President Aquino.

De Lima, the former chairman of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), met with the detainees’ supporters led by the human rights group Karapatan who reiterated their appeal for the immediate release of the 43 health workers.

“I told them to give the President more time to reflect and decide on those recommendations’ course of action,” she stressed.

She said they have to wait for the President’s go signal before she can implement any of her recommendations.

She said Aquino is particularly concerned with demands aired by international human groups and local groups sympathetic to the 43 health workers..... MORE

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