That’s exactly who and what Senator Antonio Trillanes is!! And you people were stupid enough to re-elected him to a 2nd term. I sometimes question whether or not we shall ever be able to lesson the stupidity within the Filipino voting public? A militant organizer (Gringo Honasan). A useless office clerk (Nancy Binay). and Trillanes, a mutinous criminal. I hope to Christ you are starting to see how fucked up your country has become? Anyway… let’s see if we can shed a little more light on this jerk, so you’ll know better come the 2016 elections. For the record, we have given Trillanes a more detailed storyline than the others. especially since his idiocy seems more interesting to look into.
He was known for leading the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny when he and some 300 junior officers and enlisted men of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) took over the Oakwood towers in Makati City as protest for alleged rampant corruption in the Philippine government – in the Armed Forces of the Philippines in particular – and the prevalence of social injustice all over the country. He was detained for almost seven and a half years after protesting against corruption.
On the morning of November 29, 2007 (In the midst of his detention), Trillanes, Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, Capt. Nicanor Faeldon and other mutinous officials marched out of their trial and then through the streets of Makati City, to call for the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. They then had a meeting on the second floor of The Peninsula Manila Hotel along Ayala Avenue. Former vice-president Teofisto Guingona joined the march to the Manila Peninsula Hotel, as well as some soldiers from the AFP, who called the gathering a “New Edsa”.
The above incident leads me to ask, “How the fuck were any of these idiots able to waltz out of a courtroom, in the middle of their criminal trial, without anyone even attempting to stop them?” I guess the only possible answer would be that the nations “stupidity virus” has attacked the Judicial system as well.
At least 50 Special Weapons and Tactics commandos lined up outside to assault the Manila Peninsula Hotel to enforce the arrest of rebel soldiers. Sporadic warning shots were heard from the police outside the hotel, as smoke was seen coming from the hotel seconds after the shots. At 4:01 pm, The Palace asked reporters to move out of the hotel, as armored personnel carriers arrived. Hundreds of guests scrambled to vacate, and Trillanes said they will “wait and see?” At 4:37 pm, Bishop Julio Labayen appealed: “Please do not storm the place, so nobody gets hurt.”
Firing stopped at 4:30 pm. GMA crew, and other media personnel were trapped in the hotel, while the Palace appealed to the media and the public to stay away from Makati. Tear gas was fired into the hotel lobby as government troops advanced. Soldiers surrounded the hotel at 5 pm. An armored tank then destroyed the main facade of the Manila Peninsula Hotel to allow the troops to enter. Chief Justice Reynato Puno, who had just arrived from Guam, stated that he would not head a caretaker government if President Arroyo was removed from power, for he wants to insulate the judiciary from politics. Prominent businessmen immediately denounced Trillanes and Lim.
The following is what, at times, impresses me about the Judicial system in this country. Although ComElec still allowed Trillanes a Candidacy spot, the Supreme Court did their job against this idiot.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines, on June 27, 2008, per ponente Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales in a 16-page decision unanimously dismissed Trillanes’ petition “to be allowed to attend Senate sessions, other plenary or committee hearings, to give interviews to air his comments to the press, to attend to his official functions and duties and to receive members of his staff at the Marine brig in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.” Morales ruled: “All prisoners whether under preventive detention or serving final sentence cannot practice their profession nor engage in any business or occupation, or hold office, elective or appointive, while in detention; the fact that he is on trial for a non-bailable offense makes his rights more limited than those of the public; the ‘Manila Pen Incident,’ proves that petitioner’s argument bites the dust.
The risk that he would escape ceased to be neither remote nor nil, as in fact, the cause for foreboding became real; election, or more precisely, reelection to office does not obliterate a criminal charge; The Petitioner’s electoral victory only signifies pertinently that when the voters elected him to the Senate, they did so with full awareness of the limitations on his freedom of action and with the knowledge that he could only achieve such legislative results which he could accomplish within the confines of prison.”
Sadly… Along came the Coconut. In 2010 your predictably stupid President grants this criminal amnesty. Why? Because his actions were against Arroyo, and Aquino wanted to paint this guy as another hero saint, just like his parents. Again, as I spoke of in my recent article regarding the Aquino Personality Cult, you people love the “hero” thing. Which in reality, is a very unhealthy fetish.
This author can’t help but continue to ask, Why? Why? Why, do you people continue to put up with this kind of shit? Your country was once on the serious verge of greatness! And now look where you are. More corrupt and impoverished than ever.