[In the news] ‘People Power to erupt if SC stops impeach trial’ -Cebu Daily News

‘People Power to erupt if SC stops impeach trial’

Cebu Daily News
February 25, 2012

A FORMER human rights lawyer said another People Power revolt may erupt in the aftermath of the Senate impeachment trial.
Democrito Barcenas believed people will once again converge on the streets if the Supreme Court (SC) stops the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona.

“I don’t think people will not rise (if a temporary restraining order will be issued to stop the impeachment). A small spark can create a conflagration,” Barcenas said in an interview.

Barcenas is hoping Filipinos would continue the campaign to eliminate corruption as the country celebrates the 26th anniversary of the first Edsa People Power revolt.

“I’m not fully satisfied. The goals that we pursued are still ongoing. The fight against corruption is ongoing,” he said.
Barcenas, who was among the activist lawyers jailed in Cebu during martial law, said the charges filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the impeachment trial proved that the war against corruption remains.

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