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VP Robredo: Revocation of Trillanes’amnesty shows gov’t has power to oppress critics

Vice President Leni Robredo (Photo credit: REUTERS/Ezra Acayan/Files)

Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday reacts on the sudden revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes’ amnesty saying that the administration has once more exercise its power to oppress its critics.

Robredo slammed the government for continuously diverting the attention of the public from issues that affect society. The vice president bluntly mentioned the relentless inflation, slowing down of the economy, corruption, and the worsening traffic in the country.

Walang lugar ang pamumulitika sa panahong nahaharap ang karamihan ng ating kababayan sa malalalim na problema tulad ng gutom, kahirapan, at kakulangan ng trabaho. Bilang mga hinalal na opisyal ng pamahalaan, ipinagkatiwala sa ating ang kapangyarihan para humanap ng solusyon, at hindi para magsulong ng personal na interes,” Robredo added.

She also added, “Ang pag-atakeng ito ay hindi lamang nagbubuhat ng pagkakawatak-watak at kawalan ng pag-asa sa ating sambayanan. Tinatapakan nito ang mga mismong demokratikong proseso na nagpapatag at nagpapalakas sa ating sambayanan.” 

In the end of her statement, Robredo urged the administration to honor the amnesty granted to Trillanes in 2010 and focus more on the relevant issues that will benefit the Filipino people.

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