Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bam Aquino slams arrest order on Trillanes



Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam" Aquino, recently gave out his thoughts on the arrest orders that were released towards Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, saying that the government should redirect and refocus their efforts because the opposition is not the real enemy, but the rising poverty in the country.
Senator Bam Aquino / Photo credit to the owner

"Kahirapan at taas-presyo ang kalaban, hindi ang oposisyon. Ang panawagan namin sa administrasyon: Tama na, sobra na ang pananakot at intimidasyon," Aquino said in a statement.

Aquino added that because the government has been very preoccupied with getting Trillanes and just pursuing this issue, other relevant issues in the country have been ignored.

He adds that the Filipino people have been forgotten.
Senator Bam Aquino / Photo from GMA Network

"Taumbayan ang nakakalimutan habang pinipilit na patahimikin si Sen. Trillanes at iba pang kritiko ng gobyerno. Habang nag-aaway-away, ang mga pangunahing isyu ng taumbayan ang nababalewala’t naiiwan," the senator said.

Tindig Pilipinas, an organization in the Philippines, also share the same sentiments with the senator, saying that the Duterte administration has decided to “reach its authoritarian playbook against all logic”.

They also posted a statement as well, saying that the president has “perverted the justice system”.
Tindig Pilipinas / Photo from GMA Network

"Congratulations, Mr. Duterte, hindi na lamang ang mahirap ang nakakaranas ng kawalan ng hustisya, pati na rin ang mga senador. Subali't magkaiba pa rin di ba? Para sa mga senador--kulong dahil kumontra. Para sa mahihirap---kamatayan dahil nanlaban," the group said.

Tindig Pilipinas, however, maintains their position, saying that even if the president tries to incite fear to the public, they will not back down from the fight and continue to share what they believe is right.

"Nahahalata na po ng taumbayan na wala silang maasahan sa gobyernong ito kundi bukbok, bugok at tepok," the group said.