By Solita Collas-Monsod
SERGIO O. Valencia has been in detention in Camp Crame for the past 50 days. He is allowed visits twice a week, but is otherwise incommunicado. And it looks like he will be confined there indefinitely. He is accused of plunder.
By Conrado de Quiros
Miriam Santiago and Gregorio Honasan had some startling things to say last weekend. Keeping Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in jail while awaiting prosecution, they said, would spark an international backlash. To avoid this, she should be put under house arrest.
(Editor’s Note: We asked Filipinos across the country the question to get a sense of how they want former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be treated while being tried for electoral sabotage, a nonbailable offense. They gave their answers before Judge Jesus Mupas ordered that she be transferred to Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.)