The Supreme Court decision voiding the rebellion charges against the six progressive party list representatives and other legal personalities and its finding that the charge was politically motivated says it all.
The roles that the Justice Department, the AFP, and the PNP play in the Arroyo government’s unrelenting attacks on civil liberties and human rights are all very consistent. The AFP does the extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, as well as “mould” state witnesses; the Justice Department harasses government critics with ‘legal’ charges and provides the justification for the repressive actions of Macapagal-Arroyo administration; and the PNP tries to cover-up the mess of both agencies, thus, the programmed ineptness. The PNP flipped flopped in its findings in the Glorietta 2 bombing; parroted the official government line that the Communist Party of the Philippines and and its armed wing the New People’s Army is mainly responsible for the spate in extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances despite the overwhelming evidence pointing to the AFP as culprits; and is now being used to harass the media by accusing Dana Batnag of Jiji Press of aiding Faeldon despite the obvious lack of evidence. The programmed ineptness of the PNP is not funny anymore. (Bulatlat.com)