The following interviews were conducted in Mendiola during the commemoration of International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, a few hours after President Benigno S. Aquino III announced the withdrawal of charges against the Morong 43.
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Former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo says President Benigno S. Aquino III should go beyond the Morong 43 in improving the human-rights situation in the Philippines.
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Evangeline Hernandez, chairperson of Hustisya!, insists President Aquino cannot claim credit for the withdrawal of charges against the 43 health workers.
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Marie Hilao-Enriquez, chairperson of Karapatan, says the release of the Morong 43 is inevitable because the cases against them are inherently weak.