Statement of Unity
23 August 2007
It is not Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV on trial today. The Senator has already been vindicated by the vote of the people.
On the docks today is the prevailing political system, dubiously dubbed as a “democracy” but incapacitated by the tyranny under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ravaged the nation’s democratic process with corruption of the electoral process and its tribunals, which the people overcame to elect against all odds placed before their choice, and elected Senator Trillanes.
Having lost in all efforts to defeat Senator Trillanes’ offer of hope for the nation, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo now obstructs the road to the fulfillment of the people’s victory in Senator Trillanes’ success and barricades his road to the Senate with blatant and transparent legal gobbledygook.
This manifesto calls for enforcing the people’s will for Senator Trillanes to serve as their duly elected representative. This call is addressed to all citizens of the Republic and all those in positions of authority still in possession of their moral capacity to stand up and act for the survival of genuine democracy in our country and against the barefaced transgressions of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
We call on all the people to take action to revive our democracy and restore our national will and vitality for sovereignty, democracy and justice so that the re-establishment of an era of progress, peace and prosperity may begin for our people.
We are launching the Trillanes, Paglingkurin! movement to galvanize all democracy- loving citizens into action and force the ruling tyranny to yield to the people’s expressed will and surrender to the inevitable – letting Senator Trillanes serve.
We are taking action to synergize all the active and latent energies and forces towards the realization, fulfillment and fruition of genuine, living, popular and nationalist democracy: The people know best and genuine democracy brings out the best from the people.
Let this be the beginning of the final offensive for the victory of genuine and living democracy in the Land.
Demokrasya Totohanin: Senador Trillanes Paglingkurin!
True Democracy Now: Let Senator Trillanes Serve!