Monday, March 17, 2008

Soldier languishes in jail because of Erap CDs

For receiving 6 Erap docu CDs and sharing the extra copies to fellow soldiers at the barracks.

From Ellen Tordesillas:

On Sept. 25, 2006, 1Lt. Artemio Raymundo Jr., was riding the LRT and he saw someone distributing DVDs of “Ang Mabuhay para sa Masa” and “At All Costs”. Since it was for free, he got six copies and upon arriving at the Marine barracks in Fort Bonifacio, he shared the extra copies to his fellow junior officers.

The two CDs are documentaries. “Ang Mabuhay para sa Masa” is a biopic of former President Estrada while “At All Costs” is about the rigging by Gloria Arroyo of the 2004 elections.

Afraid of the truth, the Arroyo administration had banned the public showing of “Ang Maqbuhay para sa Masa”. The documentaty has not been declared illegal and therefore can be viewed privately.

For sharing the CDs with other soldiers, Raymundo was ordered detained by Maj. Danilo Luna . Later he was charged with Disrespect Towards Superior Officer (Art. 64), Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman (Art. 96) and Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Military Discipline (Art. 97).

One year and six months had passed, the poor guy is still languishing at the Marine Brig in Fort Bonifacio and no trial had been conducted.


Ellen said...

John, just one. Lt. Artemio Raymundo.

john marzan said...

fixed. thanks ellen.