Six months after their arrest, the families, friends and colleagues of the Morong 43 still hope that Pres. Benigno C. Aquino III will take heed to their call and immediately release them.
Last November 5, they went to Malacañang, checking if they can talk to the Chief Executive. However their attempts remained futile. The Presidential Guards called only a representative from the Malacañang’s Records Office to face the families and friends of the 43 health workers.
“As usual, sa nth time namin [na paghingi ng appointment] ay di pa rin kami binigyan ng appointment para sa follow-up request letter na ibinigay namin, a week ago. Ginawa lang sa amin, may guards (PSG) na sumalubong tapos, pinalabas yung taga-records ng Palasyo, tapos wala na. Ni di kami kinausap ng appointment personnel,” says Dr. Julie Caguiat, spokesperson of the Free the 43 Health Workers! Alliance, in a text message.
However, the doctor says that they will not tire knocking at the Palace’s door until the President hears their plea.
“Everyday that they spend in jail, is a day of injustice,” she said.
Allyn Montes, the daughter of Dr. Alexis Montes, one of the Morong 43 said they are becoming impatient over the case of her father and his colleagues.
She also said that she fears that the arraignment of the rebellion charges filed against the 43 will, again, be postponed on Monday.
“Sana naman, gumalawgalaw naman [iyong kaso],” Allyn’s chat message to this reporter, states. (Noel Sales Barcelona/Written for CBCPNews.com)