In the Philippines, a campaign has been started to raise money to successfully defend two Filipino nurses in the United States, who have been charged with the murder of five of their patients and the poisoning of another ten.
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MV Nurse addressing audience of nurses at "Campaign for Justice" meeting.
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CU Dr. Pacifico Marcos addressing audience, watched by audience. (3 shots)
MARCOS: "Filipina and Leonora have neither court records here in our country, nor in the United States. Must the FBI heap on the two Filipinos so much shame by having them in manacles like recidivists from Sing? Is this American justice or fairness? Or has the FBI forgotten that justice is American's heritage and commitment? Does one have to be an American to deserve American justice in the hands of the FBI? Filipina was denied bail, for a moment, and for Leonora a bail of five hundred thousand dollars was recommended by an American court of law. This of course, was practically denial of bail, which is a right guaranteed supposedly by the American constitution.
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Background: In the Philippines, a campaign has been started to raise money to successfully defend two Filipino nurses in the United States, who have been charged with the murder of five of their patients and the poisoning of another ten. The two women, Filipina Narciso, aged 30, and Leonora Perez, aged 31, were indicated by a grand jury in Detroit last June.
SYNOPSIS: But in the Philippines, the national Nurses Association has mounted a well-publicised campaign to try and ensure the acquittal of the two women at their trial next January. The murders are alleged to have taken place at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital in Michigan. On Thursday (12 August) the Campaign Chairman, Dr. Pacifico Marcos, told a meeting in Manila that the case could damage the reputation of Filipino nurses.