The Black & White Movement lauds the courage of Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to rule not out of compassion but from deep discernment. Her decision, supported by President Benigno Aquino III, to disallow the former president from exiting the country was not made in haste.
It must have been a difficult decision to make. Filipinos are a naturally compassionate people. Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo must have been hoping that sympathy would cause the government to allow her to travel abroad for medical reasons.
We are glad that the Aquino administration continues to live up to its commitment to fight for justice and accountability. -- END