Anakpawis: It’s all about Hacienda Luisita for PNoy

Jan. 19, 2012

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19 January 2012

Anakpawis: It’s all about Hacienda Luisita for PNoy

“HLI’s statement exposes President Aquino’s real motive behind his eagerness to impeach Corona. It’s been about Hacienda Luisita all along,” Joel Maglunsod, Anakpawis Partylist Executive Vice President, said after the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated announced they will seek for the inhibition of Chief Justice Renato Corona from the Luisita land dispute case.

“While the Filipino people resolutely seek justice and accountability against the past administration, President Aquino has nothing else in mind but his family’s personal interest in Hacienda Luisita,” Maglunsod stressed.

Maglunsod said it is absolute callousness for President Aquino to use his power, and the people’s time and money for his own interests. He added during Aquino’s presidential campaign, the latter used the people’s anger against Gloria Arroyo for the business and personal interests of the Cojuangco-Aquino clan.

“President Aquino and his relatives want Corona impeached so they will be able to take control of the Supreme Court and easily reverse the High Court’s decision to distribute the 5,000 hectares of Hacienda Luisita to the farm-worker beneficiaries,” Maglunsod pointed out.

Anakpawis also slammed President Aquino’s lack of seriousness in castigating and holding former President Arroyo accountable for her crimes against the Filipino people.

“Amid his beautiful words and promises, President Aquino has no real intention in prosecuting Arroyo. Otherwise, it would not took his administration more than 500 days to file a formal complaint against Arroyo,” Maglunsod said.

Maglunsod added the cases filed against Arroyo were not strong; and that Aquino was only forced to do so because of strong public pressure and Arroyo’s near escape.

Anakpawis warns Aquino that his insincerity in holding Arroyo accountable and his use of power for personal interests would make him a direct target of the people’s protests.

“Aquino’s utter display of callousness makes the people more disgusted in his administration. If his insincerity persists in imprisoning Arroyo, the people especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants would seriously and decisively wage widespread protests against his anti-people and pro-kamag-anak administration,” Maglunsod concluded.

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