Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Only the Palace is afraid of the Mayuga report --Beltran

From the Office of Anakpawis Representative Crispin B. Beltran

Reference : Rep. Crispin Beltran

Lisa C. Ito, Public Information Officer (+63)927.796.7006

Tel. # (+632) 931-6615 Email: crispinbeltran@gmail.com

URL: http://www.geocities.com/ap_news


April 18, 2006

Only the Palace is afraid of the Mayuga report�Beltran

Even Camp Aguinaldo 's neighbour from Camp Crame isn't amused by the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) refusal to make public the controversial 'Mayuga Report'.

"What is there for the AFP to hide? Obviously, they are obeying directives from Malaca�ang prohibiting its public dissemination," illegally-detained Anakpawis congressman Crispin Beltran said while in detention at the PNP General Hospital in Camp Crame.

"Only the Palace is afraid of the truth-or the untruth-behind the Mayuga report. The AFP's Commander-in-Chief is obviously afraid of its repercussions if it is released for the whole Philippines to ponder on. It has refused to release a copy to the Senate and to the House of Representatives for purposes of inquiry during the 'Hello Garci' probe. The Palace gave a go signal to release the report summary only after the Garci probe has subsided in Congress, even timing its partial release during Holy Week," Beltran noted.

"The Palace has even more to fear if the Mayuga report turns out to be nothing more than a flimsy excuse for a probe, if it is nothing but a sham investigation meant to set the generals indicted in the 'Hello Garci' tapes scot-free. This repeated cover-up of the truth will further erode the Arroyo administration's credibility�rather than restore it�and cause more unrest among the discontented and suffering populace and the military rank-and-file who attest to the charges of massive cheating in favour of the Arroyo camp during the 2004 elections," Beltran said.

Beltran slammed AFP Spokesman Maj. Gen. Jose Angel Honrado's challenge to critics to provide evidence disproving the report.

"Who is he fooling? Maj. Gen. Honrado's dare is utterly illogical and all jumbled up. How can one scrutinize�let alone disprove�a report if one has not even seen a single page of it yet? The AFP should first make public the complete contents of the report for scrutiny if they are indeed serious in getting to the truth behind the Mayuga report," Beltran said.

The 73-year old solon was arrested without warrant on February 25, and remains in illegal detention at the PNP General Hospital in Camp Crame. Beltran is scheduled to be transferred outside Camp Crame soon after Judge Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino of the the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 137 yesterday issued a resolution permitting his transfer to a private hospital for medical examinations.

Beltran transferred�to another PNP hospital room

While awaiting his temporary confinement to a private hospital upon the order of the Makati Regional Trial Court (MRTC) branch 137, Congressman Beltran will be transferred today to another room in the PNP General Hospital.

According to Olivia Lalusis, Beltran's daughter, the Anakpawis solon was transferred from Room 1 to the smaller Room 3 of the PNP-GH earlier this noon. This was to make way for the confinement of an unidentified general in Room 1, which was previously occupied by Beltran. ##


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