Vice-President Leni Robredo said on Sunday that the approval of the bail of former First Lady Imeldi Marcos, convicted of repeated transplantation, only strengthened public perception that only the rich and the strong had become the right.
In his weekly program "BISErbisyong LENI", which was broadcast via Radio Mindanao, Robredo said that Marcos's temporary freedom when publishing a security of P150,000 only strengthened the belief that there is a difference in the social class in the judicial system in the country.
"It gives people the impression that it's so simple if you are rich and have a high social standing [to get out of jail]. If you are poor, you've been suffering from simple errors for many years, "said Robredo.
She cited her previous work as a public interest attorney, said that there was a significant difference in the treatment of the poor Philippines, who were accused of the crimes and leniency shown by the former first lady.
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She questioned Sandiganbayan's decision to allow Marcos to deposit a security of P150,000, which she said was only a "loose change" for the former first lady.
"Poor people are begging to raise P10,000 for a security in a small offense. Then we have someone who committed a grave crime and can not even feel the trouble of getting a security," Robredo said.
The vice-president further emphasized that Marcos "regretted" that he had stated a bad health condition because he could not declare his case when he could attend the party on the same day.
"She has even a medical certificate with a long list of diseases in order to avoid legal processes, although she was able to run for governor before, and she even managed to get to the congress," she said.
Robredo contends with Marcos's plan to run for governor Ilocos Norte in the May 2019 election and its presence on the sumptuous birthday of his daughter's days after a free regular judicial hearing.
77 years in prison
"If we let her leave, what kind of message will send it to the state? This right is unfair?" She said in the Philippines.
Sandiganbayan The Fifth Division sentenced Marcos to 77 years in prison after finding that it was the fault of transferring more than $ 200 million to bank accounts maintained by a number of private Swiss foundations whose beneficiaries include her family.
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