Deniece Cornejo writes a letter to President Noynoy Aquino
She tells him about her 23rd birthday celebration while in detention.
On Monday night, June 9, veteran journalist Tony Calvento shared via his Facebook page a photo he took of Deniece Cornejo’s letter to President Noynoy Aquino, wherein she talked about the 23rd birthday celebration she held in detention on June 1." Calvento, however, did not provide details about how he obtained a shot of the said letter.
Cornejo, it seemed, was explaining that the "party" behind bars was out of her hands, as her relatives and supporters had brought balloons, food, and drinks. She pointed out that she didn’t get "special treatment." We think she may have been prompted to write the letter due to the controversy involving the so-called "VIP inmates" of the New Bilibid Prison.
An ABS-CBNnews.com report said that Cornejo had also invited to the building of the Anti-Transnational Crime Unit (ATCU) of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) a pastor of a Christian ministry where she belongs. She said he was there "to spread the Word of God and spiritual enrichment of our lives."
Here are some more lines from Cornejo’s letter to the President:
1. "I’m still an innocent person, even as I have been charged of serious illegal detention, as guaranteed by our Constitution."
2. "I feel I’m entitled to marking these important youthful dates of my life with my family, friends, and relatives who came all the way from America and provinces especially that I’m experiencing difficult times."
3. "With all due respect I didn’t asked (sic) for any special treatment or privilege. [A]ll that I wanted was to hold a Sunday worship and thanksgiving since its [sic] Sunday and its (sic) family day."
4. "I’m aware of my limitations and in fact I did not leave the premises of the CIDG."
5. "Life is still beautiful inspite of trials."
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