Kabataan Party yesterday lauded the Supreme Court’s final decision to dismiss the rebellion charges against Beltran and the Batasan 5, saying the high court’s ruling serves as an early warning to the Arroyo administration to think twice before implementing the anti-terrorism law.

“This should teach Mrs. Arroyo and her cohorts that they cannot always have their way and bend law to their favor. The decision is an admonition to this administration not to use the Human Security Act to curtail civil liberties and rights and go after its critics,” Kabataan Party President Raymond Palatino said.

Yesterday, the high court dismissed with finality the Solicitor General’s petition to reverse its June 1 decision that junked the rebellion cases against Beltran and the Batasan 5.

Palatino said Ka Bel’s resilience and determination to stand up to government abuses and harassment is worthy of the youth’s emulation.

“Ka Bel serves as a good example for this new generation of young Filipinos to never get tired of fighting for truth, justice and democracy. He is a living inspiration for every youth to defy any
draconian measure that threatens to curtail civil liberties and human rights.”

Palatino also expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will also strike down the Anti-Terror law and government policy of redeploying military troops in Metro Manila as unconstitutional once civil libertarians and militant groups bring the matter to the high court.

“We remain positive that the Supreme Court will continue to side with the people and stand up to any attempt by this administration to govern above the rule of law, he said.”

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  1. Dearest Kabataan Party List Founder,
    Nananawagan po ako sa lahat ng Youth sector organization na tayo po ay magkaisa na isulong ang tinig at hinaing ng kabataan. Sa susunod na taon ay papasok po ako sa One World Youth Project bilang Project ambassador at kailangan ko rin ng tulong nyo. Ang One Worl Youth Project ay United Nation Base Youth organization. Pag-makapasok po ako dito ay malaki ang chances na makapagbibigay ako ng mga proyecto sa kabataan. Plano ko na magpatawag ng Youth Forum at inimbitahan ko na rin ang Founder ng One Worl Youth Project na si Ms. Jessica at Project ambassador na si Mr. Aashish ngunit kailangan ko ng tulong sa paghahanda ng Forum. Kaya hihiling ko rin sa Kabataan Party List na tulungan ako sa paghahanda sa Forum. Pag-uusapan sana sa Forum ang mga issue sa kabataan kagaya ng kahirapan at edukasyon. Maari ny akong tawagan sa mobile number ko 09105288587 dahil wals akong acces lagi sa internet at hindi ako gumagamit ng e-mail lagi.

    Richard A. Lamis Jr.
    R.LTeam

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