Youth groups support call for transition council

Feb. 27, 2015

Youth activists across Metro Manila mounted various forms of protests Friday “to call for truth and accountability” on the Mamasapano incident and said they would support the proposed establishment of a transition council should Pres. Benigno Aquino III be removed from office.

“Desperate times call for desperate measures. (President) Aquino is faced against the wall for his accountability over the Mamasapano bloodshed and he is already pulling up his best cards to divert the growing people’s anger,” said Christian Lloyd Magsoy, president of  Youth Act Now!-Metro Manila.

Youth Act Now!-Metro Manila said that the Mamasapano incident was “the peak of the people’s outrage” against the President following “the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Disbursement Acceleration Program issue, botched typhoon Yolanda response, MRT/LRT fare hikes, the murder of Jennifer Laude and the Visiting Forces Agreement, massive unemployment and underemployment, the death of Kristel Tejada and the deregulation of education, electoral fraud through automated elections.”

“The list goes on but all roads lead to one direction: Aquino’s removal. His Tuwid na Daan has brought Filipinos together calling for his accountability over all the deadly sins he has committed,” Magsoy said.

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