Etta Rosales on Imelda's conviction: Kung kaya mag-party, kaya ring makulong - The Daily Sentry

Monday, November 12, 2018

Etta Rosales on Imelda's conviction: Kung kaya mag-party, kaya ring makulong



In a phone interview with Inquirer, Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair and martial law victim Etta Rosales said that if Ilocos Norte Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos can party and run for the 2019 elections, she can also serve time in jail.
Former CHR Chair Etta Rosales / Photo from Interaksyon

Rosales was reacting to an earlier statement of Philippine National Police (PNP) that they will consider Marcos’ age and health on her arrest. 

Hindi naman natin sasabihin na matanda, baka magalit sa atin, pero may edad na kasi, unang-una we have to take into consideration the edad, the age,” Albayalde said

Considering the age

Rosales pointed out that considering the age of Mrs. Marcos, authorities will treat her accordingly when she is arrested.

Ang ibig sabihin lang naman ng old age, makatao ang iyong pagtrato, kahit nga hindi old age dapat makatao ang trato mo sa mga kinukulong mo, wag mo silang sinasaktan, wag mo silang tino-torture, wag mo silang pinapatay, di ba? Yun lang naman ang ibig sabihin nun,” Rosales said.
Former CHR Chair Etta Rosales / Photo from Concept News Central

Dahil na-convict iyan, tungkulin ng Philippine National Police, na-iserve na pala sa kanila iyong warrant of arrest, bakit sila gegewang-gewang, dahil ba mayaman? Ganun ba sila tumingin?” she added.

Elderly people 

She also said that there are elderly people arrested by authorities for crimes much smaller than those committed by the former first lady.

Ngayon yung old age ni Imelda Marcos, eh kailan lang ba yung balita na yung isang matanda in his 70’s nagnakaw nung corned beef di ba? Nagnakaw siya ng corned beef na halagang 39 pesos, kinulong nila, so isang nagnakaw ng corned beef dahil sa gutom siguro yung pamilya nila sa halagang 39 pesos, kinukulong, yun pa kayang bilyong-bilyong piso ang ninakaw sa gobyerno? Aba’y dapat ikulong yan,” Rosales noted.
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos / Photo from GMA Network

Ang dami ngang matatandang napapatay nila dun sa kanilang, dito sa mga EJKs, may mga matatandang namatay,” she added.

Nasa party siya, kung kaya niyang magpunta sa party at kaya niyang tumakbo bilang governor, yun nga’y sinasabi niya, tatakbo raw siya bilang governor. Aba’y kaya naman siguro niyang makulong,” she said.

Wag lang nila siyang totorturin, bawal yun, wag nila siyang sasaktan, makatao ang trato nila sa kanya, pero pwede nila siyang ilagay sa kulungan. Dahil yun ang due process, at yun yung ibig sabihin ng, yung pantay-pantay na pagsasakatuparan ng batas,” she added.


Source: Inquirer