ANONG ISANG KATANGIAN WALA SINA PINOY, SI EBOY, AT ANG $ANGGULUHAN $ENIOR $INISTER CLUB?
Kaya sige lang Atty Trixie at Atty Ahmed!!
PARA ISA-ISANG MAGLABASAN ANG MGA HIDDEN AGENDA NYANG MGA IYAN!
Sulat ni ATTY. TRIXIE CRUZ-ANGELES & ATTY. AHMED PAGLINAWAN
Dear President Aquino and Sec. Mar Roxas:
The members of the INC who participated in the rally are now going home. Their leaders have cited an “agreement” with government. What is the nature of this agreement? What are its conditions and terms? It is our client who had unintentionally set off these events by filing his case, yet somehow we have not been included in this so-called agreement. Assuming of course there is one.
Yet it is not accidental that the leaders (who are also respondents in Isaias Samson, Jr.’s case for illegal detention) have been very vocal about this so-called agreement. The idea is to make the public feel that they had flexed their muscle and the government has responded in a manner favorable to them. The idea is to make us feel that in relation to whatever it is they were rallying for (or against), the government has capitulated. And sadly that capitulation may involve trampling on the rights of our client.
There are two things you need to do, sirs, speaking as part of the body you call your bosses. First is to be transparent with your agreement. Tell us whether or not you’ve sold our client down the river or tell us if you haven’t. But you need to disclose this to us. A criminal case is not a political pawn. The law provides that it cannot be compromised. The president can grant pardons and issue clemency and amnesty. But you do NOT have the power to refuse prosecution.
Second, you must guarantee our client a fair hearing at preliminary investigation. The fear now is that given the so-called agreement, a finding of “no probable cause” to make this nightmare go away for the INC’s Sanggunian is a very real possibility. And your silence is not helping.
Finally, you would not have raised so many doubts had you been transparent with these proceedings, had you included our client. Whether you stood up to defend him, or sold him out, he had and has the right to know. Instead, you conducted it in secret, and now you have made your ability to deliver justice subject to a very real, very reasonable suspicion.
ATTY. TRIXIE CRUZ-ANGELES
ATTY. AHMED PAGLINAWAN
Counsels for Isaias Samson,Jr.
Gising mga kapatid!!!