Pia hails dropping of charges vs Morong 43

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I welcome President Aquino’s announcement ordering the DOJ to withdraw the criminal charges filed against the Morong 43. It’s a fitting gesture from an enlightened administration, today being International Human Rights Day.

“The task at hand now is for the DOJ prosecutors handling the case to expedite the filing of a motion for withdrawal to enable the court to decide on it.

“I have always maintained the position that the Morong 43 health workers are victims of a defective warrant. They have already suffered for 10 months in jail, and every minute they remain incarcerated only furthers the violation committed against their basic rights.” #

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