Juana Change asks PNoy: Gusto mo bang makulong?

by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jul 13 2014 04:38 PM | Updated as of Jul 14 2014 03:02 AM

MANILA -- Political activist Mae Paner believes President Benigno Aquino III has changed since he was elected and that this might eventually lead to his downfall.

In an interview in radio DZMM on Sunday, Paner, also known as "Juana Change," said she is afraid that the President will end up behind bars after his term ends.

She added that Aquino has come a long way since 2010, when she supported his campaign.

"I've seen PNoy before, na parang mababa ang loob. Ngayon sinusulat ang history, na parang siya mismo ang sumusulat kung paano siya aalalahanin ng history after 2016," Paner said.

Paner said it scared her that Aquino rejected the resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad, since it seems like the President does not listen to anyone -- even those who voted for him.

"Dapat tinanggap niya 'yun. Nag-resign na nga si Secretary Abad, eh di imbestigahan niyo para patunayan na wala siyang kasalanan. Pero hindi eh. Nag-decide sila na mag-holding hands, mag-hold-on together. Dapat ang kanta nila, 'Let It Go'," she said.

"Ang iginigiit niya ay kapag tinanggal si Secretary Abad, that is tantamount to admitting that the DAP is bad. But that is scary because he does not consider what the Supreme Court is saying," she added.

"Dapat bigyan niya ng benefit of the doubt. Ako good ako, pero Supreme Court 'yan eh, sige na nga, imbestigahan 'yan."

However, Paner stressed that she does not regret supporting Aquino in 2010, saying that because of what is happening, the public has started to express its dismay and this will eventually lead to discussion and awareness.

"Ako hindi ako nagsisisi. Dahil sa kanya, may pinupuna ako," she said. "Makikita mo 'yung pagbabago sa kamalayan ng mga tao. Dahil sa ginagawa niya, nagigising ang kamalayan ng mga tao."

Paner also left a message for the President and other public officials.

"Learn to reflect and be quiet. Sinasabi niyo na tuwid tayo, pero paano nangyari 'yun, may nakarating nga ba talaga kay Janet [Napoles]?" she said.

"When liars believe their own lies, scary 'yan. I am so afraid for PNoy kung magpapatuloy siya sa kanyang pagmamatigas. Ngayon pa lang nakakatakot na siya, lalo na pagdating ng 2016, kapag wala na siyang impunity, mas nakakatakot 'yan," Paner added.

"Kung sakaling ang mga paratang, mapatunayan na siya ay guilty, nakikita ko siya sa kulungan sa 2016," she warned.

Paner also has a wish for the President.

"Gusto ko kayong bigyan ng bagong tenga, bagong puso, at bagong isip na para sa bayan. "Yung para sa bayan lang. Gusto mo ba na in 2016, gusto mo bang makulong?"