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No military apology to ‘Morong 43,’ says Noynoy By Aytch S. de la Cruz 12/12/2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

No military apology to ‘Morong 43,’ says Noynoy

By Aytch S. de la Cruz
12/12/2010
A public apology that is reportedly being sought by the relatives of the 43 jailed health workers from the members of the military that allegedly aggravated them will not happen as their Commander-in-Chief, President Aquino, refused to yield to such kind of demand.

Aquino has implied that his recent order for the Department of Justice (DoJ) to file a motion to withdraw the information against the wrongfully accused health workers collectively known as “Morong 43” has already shown enough sincerity on his part toward addressing their concerns.

“I think we have already demonstrated and we have already rectified the situation… So for us to apologize to those who have been served already is, I think, too much (to ask),” Aquino told reporters in a chance interview yesterday in Tarlac City.

Aquino reiterated that he instructed the DoJ to execute such order precisely in recognition of the Morong 43’s claims that their rights to due process had been violated by the military which, he said, he will never tolerate while he’s in command.... MORE

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