Comment on plan to release convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people, especially the families of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez, in denouncing the suggestion of the Duterte government to effect the early release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez.
The plan reflects how rotten the justice system is in the country which favors the economically and politically powerful and connected people. Sanchez, who had Duterte’s alterego Salvador Panelo as his lawyer, is clearly enjoying political connections under the current degenerate regime. Even in prison, Sanchez and other moneyed people like him, continue to enjoy privileges and high-living, and are occasionally escorted secretly outside Muntinlupa to satiate their lifestyle desires. Releasing Sanchez will be a monstrous act of injustice.
Strong public reaction will probably prevent Malacañang from pursuing its plan to effect Sanchez’s early release. Whatever happens though, the Filipino people and the Sarmenta and Gomez families will always have the revolutionary movement to turn to in order to attain full justice.