We in labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno are glad that the Antipolo Regional Trial Court Branch 98 has issued warrants of arrest against the 13 suspects in the torture and murder of our leader Rolando Olalia and his aide Leonor Alay-ay more than 25 years ago. We will push for the prosecution and jailing of those responsible for the torture and death of our comrades.
We would like to clarify matters pertaining to the news article “KMU calls on Aquino to reopen Olalia case” which saw print in the Philippine Daily Inquirer last Jan. 26.
The workers and the people cannot rely on Aquino for justice! -KMU [On news that KMU is pinning hopes on the Aquino gov’t to bring justice to Olalia’s death]
We want to clarify that Kilusang Mayo Uno did not issue a statement calling on the Aquino government to reopen the case on the murder of our leader Rolando “Ka Lando” Olalia and his aide Leonor Alay-ay 25 years ago; and pinning hopes on the Aquino government to bring justice on the gruesome murder.
The said statement indicated the following: