Urge Aquino to respect  the human rights of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
  • Petitioned The Filipino People

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton
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Urge Aquino to respect the human rights of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

    1. Godinez Nieves
    2. Petition by

      Godinez Nieves

      Kyoto, Japan

As the recent political events have shown in the Philippines, there has been a blatant disregard for the basic human rights of the former head of state, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. On trumped up charges on electoral fraud, she was prevented from leaving the country to seek medical treatment for her ailment. In any other country that observes the rule of law, the hearsay evidence of the Maguindanao massacre backhoe operator would have been immediately dismissed. As it turned out, GMA has had to endure detention on a non-bailable offense based on the testimony of someone without any credibility at all. Just recently, before the State of the Nation Address of the current president scheduled on July 23, and when it appears that Pasay CityJudge Mupas would have no recourse but grant GMA's request for bail, a plunder charge has been filed against her, another non-bailable offense. It is obvious the current administration is bent on keeping her on detention at all costs, disregarding her need to get treatment for her ailment overseas. This is a denial of her basic right to avail of a medical technology anywhere she wishes in the world. As Senator Miriam Santiago has stated, GMA has been denied her basic right to bail by charging her with a non-bailable crime, one after another. There is an obvious pattern here and it is to the interest of the Filipinos to check the disregard of the current government for the rule of law. In the country today, there is a mockery of the basic democratic ideal of the independence of the three co-equal branches of government, all in the name of keeping GMA in jail, even though she has not been convicted of any crime. All public institutions including the media in addition to the legislative and the judiciary have been used to make sure GMA stays in detention. This is an obvious violation of the right of the former head of state as a human being not only to be able to seek freely medical treatment anywhere she desires, but also of her right guaranteed by the constitution of the presumption of innocence. She is obviously made a pawn by the Aquino administration to promote its campaign against corruption in the country. By singling out an individual and putting on GMA the onus of decades of corruption that is the norm in public life in the Philippines, the Aquino administration has obviously violated  her basic rights as a human being.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
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      Godinez Nieves
      Petition Organizer

      Thank for all your signatures. You have made a stand for rational governance in our country!!! Let's keep up the pressure and viral this post. Please convince your friends and relatives that the current campaign of the Aquino administration is irrational to say the least. The sitting president has been taking us back to 18th century politics by undermining our fragile democratic institutions, all because of his personal hatred against CGMA. As a result, our territorial integrity now is being violated by China. Mr. Aquino did his best to antagonize the Chinese because he has developed personal hatred against China as GMA had tried to develop close ties with this country. This administration is losing all sense of perspective, the Philippine presidency does not exist to promote the interests of his family alone, we have vital national interests that he should represent. I am afraid that his tactlessness with China has escalated our territorial dispute to a military conflict. . .

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Isabel Juico JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      CONG G M ARROYO ... Has been treated unconstitutionally & has not been tried but Hosp arrested without bail .. She needs medical treatment abroad .. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY !!! Double standards as to Padaca case etc !!!

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    • babes ramos IMUS CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      because gma like other filipinos deserved human rights.

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    • Kenneth Guarino MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      In the defense of humanity.

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    • Matias Ricky PARANAQUE, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      Human rights violation of the Philippines Govt. against the sick to seek treatment .

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    • Mia Loraine MAKATI, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      I want to take away the unfair treatment of the current government to our former president. She has the right to travel for her medication.

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