26 October 2007
Reference: Emmi de Jesus, Secretary General, 371-2302 / 0917 - 3221203
DESPERATE MOVES FOR DESPERATE PRESIDENT
"Joey de Venecia's recent testimony on President Arroyo and her
husband's hand in the NBN Broadband scam further strengthens the
widespread clamor for her resignation." This was the statement today
of Emmi de Jesus, GABRIELA secretary general.
"With all these shameless crimes and scandals rocking Gloria's
presidency and the renewed growing calls for her resignation, she and
her cohorts consistently use drastic and desperate tactics to save her
face. The most recent is the unconditional pardon to ousted president
Joseph Estrada. " added de Jesus.
" The act is tainted with Gloria's interest for Erap to capitulate at
the expense of the Filipinos hard won struggle against plunder. But
the people should not be disheartened for we learn our lessons from
every struggle -- Marcos was ousted but not tried; Estrada was ousted,
tried and convicted but pardoned by a treacherous president. This
time, Gloria will be ousted, tried, convicted and will serve her due
sentence for all her crimes against the people," de Jesus concluded.
The women's group held a snake march and noise barrage in Barangay
Tatalon, Quezon City in protest of Arroyo administration's crimes and
corruption. On Sunday, GABRIELA will be holding a protest action in
Malacanang in commemoration of the National Women's Day of Protest. ###
Saturday, October 27, 2007