By Raïssa Robles
Soon after Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016, he made the rounds of military camps. Nothing uncommon for a new President to do.
However, he started telling them that if they weren’t happy with him anymore, they should just replace him with a military junta.
Perhaps it was just Duterte’s way of sweet-talking the soldiers. He did not really mean what he said.
Recently, though, he made a move, apparently without even consulting the top brass of the military. He gave orders to arrest and court martial the former junior naval officer-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes. For a 15-year-old crime.
I had never ever interviewed Trillanes.
I had specialized in interviewing Muslim rebels.
This story, therefore, is my first ever interview with him. The story below is the first of two features that I am doing on the topic.
Well, because Duterte has targeted him. After Senator Leila de Lima, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Vice President Leni Robredo, Trillanes is next.
The President has belittled Trillanes’ influence inside the military. I decided to fact-check this.
Here’s my story published just now in South China Morning Post (HK):
Duterte’s plan for retrial of senator over failed coups ‘could split Philippine military’
Analyst suggests Philippine Armed Forces are divided over support for Antonio Trillanes, who has hidden in his office since president ordered his arrest and court martial for attempts to overthrow a previous government
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 September, 2018, 5:58pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 September, 2018, 6:21pm
President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to arrest Philippine opposition senator Antonio Trillanes and try him in a military court for crimes he has already been pardoned for could split the military, a defence and security analyst warned.
The military will split” if Duterte pushes the Armed Forces of the Philippines to court martial Trillanes for taking over the upscale Oakwood hotel in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula hotel in 2007, said military historian Jose Antonio Custodio.
Custodio, who once worked in the military’s planning office, said if Duterte forces the issue, “there would be factions which would agree with him and factions which would not agree with him”, as well as a “faction that is not necessarily pro-Trillanes but pro-institution”.
He noted there is “some hostility toward Trillanes” among his seniors because they feel he disrespected his former superior, Armed Forces chief Angelo Reyes, during a Senate hearing. However, Trillanes still has support from his Philippine Military Academy batch and younger soldiers.
To read the rest, please click on this link.
Marmee Cruz says
Roque has the gall to say “Sorry na lang siya,” referring to Trillanes as being the one whose amnesty is being revoked! And Duterte says the senator is not being targeted. What kind of people are they?
Every legal (and illegal) maneuver is being done to haul Trillanes to court and consequently, to jail. And there are verified reports that armed partisans are shadowing him and would not pass up a chance to assassinate him. Trillanes better stay in the senate where he can be safe, for the moment.
What a disgusting set of characters are Dutz and his lackeys. They’ve thrown all honesty and morality to the wind and for what? Money and power? As I keep saying: Nothing is forever and their day will come!
roqueia is the cheapest bayut of his caliber….
Once Human Rights advocate, ladder steps victims’ backsides for now as the Chief Executive Spokesperson, a Human Rights abuser.
I’m so sad.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 – 1978)
With the sad turnout of people who went to the dark side, the above quote gives me consolation that soon the tide will turn,
Carry on . Raissa and Alan Robles, Rappler’s Maria Ressa, the four “Horsemen” of Duterte apocalypse’s Robredo,Sereno,Delima and Trillanes, Pinoyako blog’s Jover, Joeam of Societey of Honor…
indeed raissa but good that he revealed his true personality this early. only a “harakiri” can save his face when reckoning comes and i will venerate him for that.
marmee cruz said, “Nothing is forever and their day will come!
cheers po. excited ako, hic, that day (of reckoning) may come sooner. hwag kalimutan election next year: 2019. already billionaire bong go is jump-starting at nagkakalat parang denque!
bong go is everywhere like chinese spy looking, listening and insinuating himself. walang modesty and spending tax payers money in promoting himself. malawakan na ang pagkakalat niya maybe bagyong ompong can spit at his face and destroy his tarps, shred them to bits and pieces. ayan, inanod at tinangay ng baha, he, he, he. dust to dust, putik to putik.
guys, guard against depression and eat chocolates! the situation in pinas is depressing enoug, let’s not get sucked into the black hole of duterte’s making.
no chocolates, only bokbok to eat? all the more reason to be optimistic, he, he, he, tomorrow there will be kilos of chocolates to eat! gatorade to drink instead of rain water. plenty ulam and fresh kanin newly cook and steaming.
each time I look at roque, I’m reminded of rice shortage. sorry na lang, roque, maybe if roque eat less, there will be food for all, hic.
tthey really RAPED this country with IMPUNITY….
MAKATI COURT DEFERS ARREST OF TRILLANES YESTERDAY
Lawyers for Trillanes and DOJ prosecutors locked horns over which should be presumed valid until struck down by the court: the amnesty grant to the former military rebel or the presidential proclamation voiding it.
President Duterte, through Proclamation 572, voided the amnesty grant, claiming Trillanes did not apply for it and admit his guilt, and ordered his arrest.
But after Trillanes showed proof that he had complied with the requirements, President Duterte changed the reason for his order last week. The 2011 amnesty grant was signed not by then President Benigno Aquino III but by his Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin,
The President’s amnesty power cannot be delegated so the pardon given to Trillanes is invalid, PRRD said.
But Aquino stepped forward on Tuesday, saying his amnesty grant to Trillanes followed the same procedure used by all of his predecessors.
If the amnesty he gave Trillanes was void, then the amnesty grants made by all of his predecessors were also invalid, he said.
“We just pointed out that even the Palace doesn’t know what is its theory is,” Reynaldo Robles, a lawyer for Trillanes, told reporters after a hearing at Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 on Thursday.
“It goes to show that their new theory is an afterthought, after they saw videos and documentary evidence that the senator actually filed an application for amnesty,” Robles said.
The DOJ had asked the court to issue without a hearing a warrant for Trillanes’ arrest based on Mr. Duterte’s proclamation, but Judge Andres Soriano had refused.
Soriano cited due process and noted that the court dismissed the coup d’etat case against Trillanes way back in September 2011.
Commenting on Trillanes’ opposition to the government’s application for an arrest warrant, the DOJ prosecutors said in their filing on Thursday that Proclamation 572 voided the amnesty given to Trillanes.
“Now, the new proclamation is valid until annulled so from Proclamation 572, we go forward,” Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera said, meaning the court should pick up from where it left off in 2010 when the coup case against Trillanes was promulgated.
“All proceedings founded on the void judgment are themselves regarded as invalid. In other words, a void judgment is regarded as a nullity, and the situation is the same as it would be if there were no judgment,” Navera said. (more)
(N.B.) The cases for rebellion and coup attempt were previously dismissed by the two Makati RTC based on PNoy’s amnesty)
Confusing news report here.
Israelis arrested. SOP they were
handed to BI (Bureau of Immig)
7 reported boarding flights. Then
were prevented from leaving. Then
left the country.
News report by Kevin Tristan Espiritu / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO.
I cannot know which is which. Was there a Witch?
it’s much like the shabu sa mga magnetic lifters, was lifted out of existence yang shabu, gone without trace. with the billions the israelis had scammed, easy for them to bribe their way out. only to start again somewhere, scamming uli. truly, pinas is 3rd world country and behaving like one, corruption is rife in all walks of life and we have a leader worst than idi amin, robert mugabe, saddam hussien, muamar gaddafi, leader na nangingitim ang mukha kasing itim ng budhi.
but we maybe lucky, we can hit back at election. there is still chance of change. a chance for the better, better for whom? no hugpong-hugpong, dugtong-dugtong, sara doing better than duterte, batong-batong, stringing the beans. with both sara’s party and pdp laban party spruiking their candidates, aba, between them hahawakan nila ang buong pinas!
I dont want change for the better! what I want is semblance of what we have before duterte became president, before roque become beast, before the peso became the weakest currency in south east asia. tall order, I know.
hugpong ng mga recycled, dont vote any of them. pdp laban party, dont vote this panty galore candidates. I’ll vote for the likes of trillanes, sereno, de lima, and those in the minority, them I can live with.
and please, dont vote for roque, specially roque.
The coast is not clear.
coast not clear, sad but true. nanlaban si trillanes! and we know what that means. the moment trillanes leaves the safety of the senate,he is dead meat. what is not included in the pics of gun carrying shadowers and menacing riders are the snipers positioned and waiting to have good sight of trillanes.
not man of honor ang presidentuta, his bark is as colorful as his face, both blackened. parang spaniel na siya at blotchy ang mukha.
live another day, trillanes should not rush home where death eagerly waits him, his way home is paved with killers. defer going home, defer sleeping in his own bed, defer the comforts of home, stay alive. just stay alive. dont rush, the cemetery is already full of dead heroes.
That’s also my bad thinking. . same with arc here.
Maybe worth sleeping by rushing to the SC quarters!
‘Finally, I have, as the appointing authority,
commissioned the General Court Martial (GCM)
that shall continue hearing the case of the erstwhile
Navy Lieutenant Trillanes IV. However, with the recent
pronouncement of the Chief Executive, GCM
proceedings will be held in abeyance until the SC
has ruled on the legality of PP572.; CSAFP
Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr.
This obviously show that the hearing
of Navy Lt. Trillanes IV at the General
Court Martial (GCM) was only
suspended 15 years ago? How is that?
Why is that? Who or what authority
ordered suspending the court martial
hearing? The cases were not dismissed?
People have to know the reasons why
because, as the saying goes, there
must be an end to such cases one way
or the other. A basic legal principle of law.
PP 572 is a problema vs. PP 75. Both
are Presidential Proclamations. The
latter proclamation was never voided
for so many years except just now by
Stability or instability? Which is it?
There must be an end to instability
to have stability.
Does the country have an unstable
Constitution? Unstable laws and
regulations? Or it is otherwise?
Which is it?
Not only citizens but also soldiers
will be confused to two contending
Proclamations here. Which is it that
is stable or unstable?
After the High Court (SC) correctly rules
which is it, will this country be able to have
Is our country always like this, every
change of Administration to a new one,
becomes appearingly unstable? Why is
There is still about 4 years to reach
2022, will this atmosphere continue
to that time?
The AFP is an armed force. Armed
means strong if not strongest.
When such force being armed is
united it is stable. When disunited
unstable. Which will it be when
2 contending/opposite Proclamations
Both PP 75 and PP 572 was/is,
obeyed and being obeyed, respectively,
are causing instability.
It is without doubt, our rule
of law for due process of law
is not stable as it should be?
Bottom line, who, why, where,
when and what, is stable or unstable?
What solution is there for that?
Apply unstable remedies for
“‘Rule by Man, Rule by Law'” or “A Government of Laws, not of men”.
The former Executive Proclamation was to usher in peace to gain stability, while the latter would restore division, discord and distrust that could render instability once again by one branch’s authoritarian proclamation that transgresses Judicial and Legislative powers, just so to incarcerate his political critics.
‘Rule of Law’ or ‘Rule by Law’? In China, a Preposition Makes All the Difference
– blogs.wsj. com/chinarealtime/2014/10/20/rule-of-law-or-rule-by-law-in-china-a-preposition-makes-all-the-difference/
A Government of Law or a Government of Men?
by Lurton, Horace H.
Ag laku lako (bentahan) dita talipapa.
duterte’s proclamation, acting on the advise of sol gen … because he is right
AFP chain of command to follow POrder, DND Sec, though not consulted, tweets to date – no court warrant-no arrest, still AFP hasn’t rescinded the field order to arrest trilla
if AFP rescinds field order, both DND Sec. AFP command disobeys their commander in chief.
no question ask, AFP Chief’s standing order to still arrest, for appearance sake that the chain of command is still intact.
only to appease the gullible public, duterte double-speaks no court warrant-no arrest. still AFP to date hasn’t rescinded duterte’s order, implement his proclam to arrest trilla.
why doesn’t duterte just cancel, withdraw his erred proclamation, order? … for AFP to withdraw the field order?
is it because the sol gen is right? always right?
solgen is the real chief executive, got duterte by the balls, solgen did, he, he, he. and all duterte can do is do as told and meekly pa.
revoking the amnesty: disrupting the inquiry chaired by trillanes into the vested interests of solgen calida’s booming sekyu business so lucrative and so prevalent in govt circles, almost like monopoly na. there’s no fury like a solgen put in spotlight, made to answer like he’s some lowly palaga in some rice paddies! and questioned like he cannot be trusted. a calida treated like he’s mere mortal is a calida gone berserk.
man up trillanes, sabi ni calida, well trillanes does not answer to calida, unlike duterte, he, he, he. trillanes answers to the people and the people wants trillanes to be brave, to be strong, to be courageous and dig deeper into the business monopoly of calida who is enriching himself with govt contracts, wont be long before calida becomes a billionaire like bong go.
man up trillanes, yes! man up to calida, man up to duterte, and man up for the people the man of the people.
why the rush to arrest trillanes? tanong po ni grace poe. ay, inday grace, that’s is always the case of people who crash landed, rushing to get there and then nadapa big time! nasugatan and made to walk their own walk of shame, created by themselves for themselves. in their rush, they forgot the devil in the detail.
look before you leap! ingat! calida made duterte leap and duterte is now paying the price of leaping, walking the walk of shame. best solution dyan is easiest, duterte can say I made a mistake, order rescinded, no harm done, sorry trillanes. and the people being forgiving will forgive duterte. ber months na ngayon and christmas is coming, forgiving is in the air. ask for forgiveness and duterte shall be forgiven.
and to indemnify hisself further, duterte can extract promise from trillanes that trillanes will not take further action against wrongful revocation, his amnesty restored to the full. then both shake hands until such a time . . .
then back to senate inquiry, calida called to answer questions . . .
duterte does not need to hang on to calida, he’s nothing but trouble. let him go, eeny meeny my knee mo. . . catch calida by his toe, if he squeaks let him go, eeny meeny my knee mo.
if duterte thinks he needs to pay calida for getting rid of sereno, uhm, it was not really calida that got rid of sereno, it was the 8 bent justices that did the trick. already, the bent 8 are rewarded, one of them was given sereno’s job.
as for calida, he already got ample rewards, gotten himself govt sekyu contracts worth millions, that should be reward enough for getting rid of sereno.
for duterte to keep on rewarding calida,aba hindi na tama yan. duterte should not let calida abuse him further.
They are just using each other, just so that they can maintain their strongholds. Which one is the straw man?
The Justice Committee of the Lower House turned down the impeachment complaints against some SC Justices, just so …
Vested interests would still want to keep a sick man at the helm for as long as they can.
Lackluster from the Vice. Mabait, sobrang bait.
. . . sobrang bait and rushed home to heed the call of the master, and wasted tuloy the trip to jordan, leaving king abdullah, the king of jordan, holding bitter ampalaya, he, he, he. it’s does not make for good manners to cut short a visit to the king whose goodwill and presence is highly sought. the visit planned in advance, items and issues to be discussed planned in advance as well. god knows what agreements and opportunities duterte missed by cutting the trip short.
to the king of jordan, it must appear na hindi organized si duterte, magulo siya much like the traffic in edsa. duterte is disastrous for foreign relations and should not be spearheading missions. with his reputation of cutting foreign trip short, duterte is probly taken less seriously now. foreign countries are wary of him, investors as well.
ps. duterte’s previous trip to moscow was also cut short, he rushed back home, having declared mindanaw under martial law.
like britney spear’s song, ops! I did it again . . .
What seems a flawed amnesty grant to Trillanes by PNoy?
A. It was signed by PNoy’s defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin, a mere cabinet member who has no constitutional mandate to grant amnesty to a mutinous soldier whom he previously investigated for rebellion and attempted overthrow of GMA presidency during the Oakwood and Manila Peninsula hotel military imbroglios
Which proclamation is correct
and legally valid:
Proclamation No. 75, s.2010
Proclamation No. 572, s. 2018?
Let us look/read what this AUTHOR
says about the TWO (2) Proclamations.
Walang forever sa amnesty?
By: Jose Mari BFU Tirol, Ll.M.
(The author is the dean of the University of San Agustin’s College of Law)
The President has the power to grant amnesty with the concurrence of a majority of all the Members of the Congress (Art. VII Sec. 19, Philippine Constitution). Criminal liability is totally extinguished by amnesty (Art. 89, Revised Penal Code).
Once granted, can an amnesty be revoked? Once totally extinguished, can criminal liability be revived?
The nature and effect of amnesty
“… the criminal liability of the appellee had been completely extinguished by virtue of the amnesty extended him by the Amnesty Commission, Armed Forces of the Philippines … Amnesty is a public act of which the court should take judicial notice …” (People v. Vera, GR No. L-26539 February 28, 19990 https://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri1990/feb1990/gr_l_26539_1990.html)
“Amnesty commonly denotes a general pardon to rebels for their treason or other high political offenses, or the forgiveness which one sovereign grants to the subjects of another, who have offended, by some breach, the law of nations. Amnesty looks backward, and abolishes and puts into oblivion, the offense itself; it so overlooks and obliterates the offense with which he is charged, that the person released by amnesty stands before the law precisely as though he had committed no offense.
Paragraph 3 of Article 89 of the Revised Penal Code provides that criminal liability is totally extinguished by amnesty, which completely extinguishes the penalty and all its effects.” (People v. Patriarca, GR No. 135457 September 29, 2000 http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2000/sept2000/135457.htm)
Proclamation 75, the Amnesty Proclamation
In Proclamation 75, series of 2010 (http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2010/11/24/proclamation-no-75-s-2010/), President Aquino granted amnesty to members of the military and police, and their supporters, who were involved in the Oakwood Mutiny, the Marines Stand-Off, and the Manila Peninsula Incident. Proc. 75 states who may avail of the amnesty, where to apply, and the period of application. It also enumerates the effects of amnesty, one of which is that “amnesty pursuant to this proclamation shall extinguish any criminal liability…”
While any person who falls under the persons described in Proc. 75 can apply for amnesty, no particular person is named therein.
Both Houses of Congress, in Concurrent Resolution No. 4, concurred with Proc. 75
The Supreme Court has taken judicial notice of Proc. 75 and the grant of amnesty in favor of the soldiers who figured in the Oakwood standoff, as well as Congress’ concurrence with Proc. 75 (Magdalo v. COMELEC, GR No. 190793 June 19, 2012 http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2012/june2012/190793.htm).
The Court underscored that “amnesty by Proclamation of the Chief Executive with the concurrence of Congress, is a public act of which the courts should take judicial notice”, and recognized “the express intention of both the Executive and the Legislative branches, in granting the said amnesty, to promote an atmosphere conducive to attaining peace in line with the government’s peace and reconciliation initiatives.”
Proclamation 572, the Amnesty Revocation
In Proclamation 572, series of 2018 President Duterte “declared void ab initio” the amnesty of Sen. Trillanes under Proc. 75, “because he did not comply with the minimum requirements to qualify under the Amnesty Proclamation.” Only Trillanes is mentioned in Proc. 572.
The “Amnesty Proclamation” referred to in Proc. 572 is of course Proc. 75.
Two grounds are stated in Proc. 572:
Trillanes “… did not file an Official Amnesty Application Form …”;
Trillanes “… never expressed his guilt for the crimes …”
Are the grounds stated in Proc. 572 mentioned in Proc. 75? Are they “minimum requirements to qualify under the Amnesty Proclamation,” Proc. 75?
If they are, and if Trillanes failed to comply with them (a big “if,” because a news report showing Trillanes applying for amnesty and expressing his guilt has surfaced), then it was erroneous for the DND to include him in the list of those granted amnesty. But if any such error exists, it cannot be attributed to him; even Proc. 572 is silent on this matter.
The nature and effect of amnesty was described in People v. Vera and People v. Patriarca. And a judgment of acquittal cannot be recalled even if the same is erroneous (People v. Alejandro, GR No. 22309 January 11, 2018 http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2018/january2018/223099.pdf). If the DND erred (again, a big “if”) in including Trillanes’ name in the list of those granted amnesty, is this a ground for the cancellation of his amnesty?
Proc. 572 orders the AFP and PNP to apprehend Trillanes “for him to stand trial for the crimes he is charged with”. But “amnesty looks backward, and abolishes and puts into oblivion, the offense itself; it so overlooks and obliterates the offense with which he is charged, that the person released by amnesty stands before the law precisely as though he had committed no offense” (People v. Patriarca).
3.a. What is the legal basis for effecting the warrantless arrest (Rule 113, Sec. 5, Rules of Criminal Procedure) of someone:
who did not commit, is actually committing, or is attempting to commit an offense?
if you have no probable cause based on personal knowledge that the person to be arrested has just committed an offense?
who is not an escaped prisoner?
3.b. Under the Constitution, only Judges can issue warrants of arrest. What is the legal basis for a Judge to issue a warrant for the arrest of someone who is not charged with any case?
3.c. What is the legal basis for a person who is not a judge to order the police and other law enforcement agencies to arrest someone, especially one who cannot be the subject of a lawful warrantless arrest or of a warrant of arrest because of the absence of any of the grounds enumerated in 3.a. and 3.b. above?
Pres. Aquino: ““Proclamation No. 75 is the document that I signed,” he said, referring to his 2010 amnesty proclamation concurred in by Congress.”
Void acc to Proclamation No. 572:
So, all those ‘included’ by Sec. Gazmin’s
acts should be void also because it looks
clearly that Proclamation No. 75 is indivisible
and/or whole in one.
Can it be voided by selective separate pieces, legally?
Like affecting only LTSG Trillanes IV and the others
Can it be done by ‘Hole-in-One’ or cannot be
done because it is by ‘Whole-in-One’?
Which hole or whole is it?
Additionally on hole or whole issue,
LTSG Trillanes IV has been elected
to the Senate, as Senator.
Will Proclamation 572 supreme to
the Senator’s election by the people?
If yes, then it affects his CoC at the
Comelec when the Senator filed it;
it affects his election as Senator also.
Quo Warranto in effect ! By a ‘hole’?
Without any doubt that is necessarily
the tenor in substance of Proclamation
No. 572 s. 2018.
Further, additionally in ‘hole’ or ‘whole’ issue,
Why did SG Calida not file a Quo Warranto
against Sen. Trillanes IV on the point that
the Senator is NOT qualified as a senator
having a VOID amnesty with a HOLE?
Finally, is there such a thing
or animal ‘disqualified but
elected in good faith’ by
under a Quo Warranto petition
if one was filed?
If it was filed, which it was not,
can Senator Trillanes IV be
accused that he deliberately
deceived the people and the
Comelec on his qualifications
for as a candidate for senator
like that of CJ Sereno’s case?
Which action would have been
worthwhile – Proclamation No.
572 or Quo Warranto against
One or the other. Or it could
be later for the latter if the
former is not sustained by
the Court or trial courts?
The Executive Head has a hole.
Fickle-minded. Ranting flatulency, if not uncontrolled spoilt discharges.
Sinasadya talaga ng DU30 admin na galtin/pakuluin ang damdamin ng mga tao para easily makapag diklara sila ng martial Law.
1) ipinasa ang train law na pahirap sa sambayanang pilipino
2) di agarang pag import ng bigas kahit alam nila na paubos na ang supply.
3) hinayaan nilang lumubo ang presyo ng bilihin sa mercado
4) hinayaang malugmok ang ekonomiya ng bansa para isubo sa sambayanan ang pakikipag kasundo sa china sa WPS para idahilang doon kukunin ang pambayad ng pag kakautang ng bansa.
ON DUTERTE’S WORD FOR THE DAY: ” Armed Stragol”
Ano ba yung armed stragol?
Yun ba yung labanan ng Avengers at ni Thanos?
Yung obosan ng lahi? hi hi hi
baka ibig nyang sabihin ay “armed struggle”
armed stragol, duterte is struggling to buy arms, other countries are unwilling to sell him guns. plenty talks but no guns, plenty promises, but still no guns. even china is not sellilng him guns, only galunggong.
hi, all. nasa rappler live ngayon sina du30 at panelo. please correct me if my sight fails me. at 4:28 his feet were focused by the camera man. tingin ko boots iyong isang sapatos at low cut naman iyong nasa isang paa. bakit kaya?
oh so boring! kaya ikot muna sa shoes, imelda marcos re-invented, lol! bad interviewer si panelo, wearing white na parang mental health worker, cautious na parang takot na baka masakal ng mental patient na si duterte, he, he, he, keeping his distance is panelo and not leaning towards duterte.
and where in the name of the blighted durian are the palakpakers? the sanding ovation-ers ay rin wala duon, their absence so sadly missed. duterte might as well talk to his shoes! they’re better looking than him, he, he, he.
Trillanes is assured by Duterte that he is not going to be arrested without an arrest warrant.
Soupreme Curt is luring Trillanes to leave the Senate with the assurance that the cases are being heard in Makati Courts and therefore ongoing and without verdict there is non standing warrant.
But in Duterte’s world an arrest warrant can be bought and issued as fast as when Trill steps out of the Senate Building!
Desperate times for Duterte, Calida, and Gloria, mean desperate measures need to be made!
In his temporary lucidity and sanity, Duterte is so afraid of what might happen next that he issued a statement that. If there is a Coup he will gladly hand the government over without a fight. Duterte is now pleading for his life, due to uncertainty of loyalty of the majority of the AFP!
But things may change quickly depending on Duterte’s dosage of Fentanyl…
When all the institutions are complicit in working against the welfare of the Filipino people, Murphy’s Law is the law of the land!
true, how true! not just outside the senate ang mga tauhan ni duterte are waiting for trillanes, may mag-aabang din duon sa bahay ni trillanes, covering all exits to ensure walang lusot si trillanes. may hold departure order na nga si trillanes at not rescinded. quick ambush in the offing.
and about that ‘coup’, not gonna happen yan. no mutiny, no junta happening as well, reading between the lines lang po ako. kulang kasi ng armas ang military, kulang ng bala at halos walang reserve. if the rebels and insurgents in mindanaw launch almighty attack, lagot ang military.
kaya, ang lakas luob ni duterteng manghamon ng coup sa military. toothless at aso-asohan na lang ang military ngayon, tails tucked the legs and whimpering.
si goyo del pilar, ang barko, sumadsad kuno sa west phil sea, methink naubusan yata ng crudo ang pobreng barko, hurot na ang reserve crudo natin sa kare-refuel ng china one too many times. hungry for oil yang china lalo na kapag free.
Mass Murderer par Excellence!
Duterte honed his murdering skills in Davao City and the skeletons at the mine where they dumped the bodies are crying for justice!
After Duterte grip to power as the new President of the Philippines, he ordered the mass murder of drug users and petty pushers as well as a few local politicians who were in his Kill List! The bodies could fill-up a whole stadium and there are plenty left who could not be accommodated due to lack of space!
We thought, Duterte’s lust for blood and his literal Kill Policy are the worst that the Filipinos are facing, we are so wrong!
Duterte’s incompetence as a leader will kill fifty times more of the poorest of us! Duterte does not need to order his DDS to do his dirty work of actually shooting the poor! He just signed into law TRAIN1 and voila! This will kill more poor Filipinos due to the effect of inflation, where plenty will suffer from abject poverty and breed more crimes due to desperation to survive! The effects are now felt and millions of Filipinos are now suffering from hunger and sickness brought by it! Filipinos are now suffering from the BOILED FROG SYNDROME!
With Gloria Arroyo the economist at the helm in Congress, she delivered another deadly blow to the already suffering Filipinos by approving TRAIN2!
It is up to the spineless Senators who are enablers as well as accomplices of the murder of the poorest of the Filipinos to accelerate boiling the frogs by approving TRAIN2!
Maybe TRAIN2 will be the turning point when the BOILING FROGS feel the heat and jump out of the cauldron from DAVAO and stirred by Duterte’s lapdogs in Congress and the Senate!
I bet these BOILING FROGS will retaliate and spit out their venoms to their abusers!
Or maybe just one FROGS who is part of the PSG of Duterte realized that something needs to be done to stop this madman from murdering more of his relatives and mistahs!
That frog is not French, but he sure knows the novel of Victor Hugo! I’m sure while pouring some deadly poison, he will be whistling to the tune of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’
Because of Duterte’s incompetence, we now have millions added to the already Miserables!
Just want to share with you the timeless cry of the abused masses…
Do You Hear the People Sing?
INYO BANG NARIRINIG AWIT NG BAYAN AT HIBIK?
Salin sa Tagalog ni Bernardo Bernardo
Inyo bang naririnig
Awit ng Bayan at Hibik–
Ayaw nang maging alipin,
At handang maghimagsik!
Tibok ng puso’y kay lakas,
Abot-kamay na ang mithi!
Bawa’t hakbang at pagpiglas,
Ubod ng sidhi
Tayo na sa kilusan
Sinong matapang? Tumindig!
Lagpas ng barikada
Abot-tanaw ang daigdig.
Sumama sa laban,
At bukas lalayang muli
Inyo bang naririnig
Awit ng Bayan, At Hibik–
Ayaw nang maging alipin
At handang maghimagsik!
Tibok ng puso’y kay lakas,
Abot-kamay na ang mithi!
Bawa’t hakbang at pagpiglas
Ubod ng sidhi
Lahat ba’y iaalay
Pag-wagayway ng bandila?
Buhay ba’y ibibigay
Na sakripisyo’ng dakila?
Dugo mong dadanak
ay siyang didilig sa Bansa. . .
Inyo bang naririnig
Awit ng Bayan, at Hibik
Ayaw nang maging alipin
At handang maghimagsik!
Tibok ng puso’y kay lakas
Abot-kamay na ang mithi!
Bawa’t hakbang at pagpiglas
Ubod ng sidhi
I dont know if this is relevant, heard ko po na pampanga is frog capital of our nation at palaging binabaha.
donald trump must be lucky, celebrated siya for causing inflation sa bayan natin. trump did pass train law, and yet he got the credit for causing inflation, causing the suffering of the poor, causing prices of commodities to rise up, cause, cause, coscos balungos! our currency is the lowest in south east asia na. other nations sa south east asia weathered trump and did not suffer badly as pinas. maybe because their money managers are better than duterte’s own appointed money managers.
and now other nations like israel are reluctant to sell arms to duterte, who in most probability, will only use the arms bought to kill more filipinos, kills more suspects, kills more mayors and konsehales, kill more priests, kill, kill, kill.
election is coming and duterte needs more guns to kill opposing candidates! kill them and prune their rank and file.
running out stock na si duterte, running out of bullets and running out of guns.
Duterte is similar to Trump. They both never accept their incompetence; lie every second; divide their citizens; rule by fear and pettiness; and try to pin the blame to anybody but himself!
the thing I like in trump is that he’s standing up to the chinese, I wish duterte will do the same.
Presidents R Duterte and D Trump are just incomparable, definitely opposites.
Both might sound loud alike, appear braggadocios, yet one is less and much less assertive to incarcerate his critics.
Sa lahat ng detractors ng dalawa, ikumpara –
I think there is this misconception because majority of Pinoys are getting their US political news from CNN which is, as I understand, is FREE in the Philippines while in the US, is a pay cable. Mel, do you know why it is free? If so, who is subsidizing it?
“CNN Philippines … drawing on … CNN, and the local … Nine Media Corporation.”
@Alfredo, click the above link, it lists down the free TV and cable channels available in the Phils. Local tie up trading as CNN Philippines as a media outlet could well be funded and financed thru local or foreign advertisement revenues. Like many media fronts (cable or not, w/ links to other social media platforms [fb,twitter, etc]), it’s business model can diversify, may mix it up with public relation services, air time promotions and marketing for domestic and foreign interests (be it commercial, intelligence, propaganda … programming, culture cushioning).
I do like to watch The Source (Pinky W) for interviews, so it is with Headstart (Karen D).
For U States up there, I take Fox News’ pillars of analysts Tucker C, Sean H, Judge Janet P, Laura I … seriously. For radical views ‘in your face’ news & analyst-theorists, I go to Infowars – establishment’s most hated, most barred alternative view opinion makers. To name a few.
Thanks much Mel
CNN is a purveyor of fake news… very fake news, https://www.raissarobles.com/2018/04/08/cambridge-analytica-boss-met-with-peter-tiu-lavina-and-pompee-la-vina-six-months-before-duterte-run/#comment-435825
Lanny Davis Admits Being Source For CNN Trump Tower “Bombshell” Fake News, www. zerohedge. com/news/2018-08-27/lanny-davis-refutes-lanny-davis-admits-being-source-cnn-trump-tower-bombshell-fake
thank parekoy…just wanna share this fro wiki,,,
The boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of sinister threats that arise gradually rather than suddenly.
Thank you Aberato!
Boiling Frog Syndrome which our citizens are currently afflicted is worse, but combine this with indifference and we have a deadly concoction!
ang dami kasing sawsaw in boiling them froggies. there is turncoat roque who the people still hopes to return to what he once was, hirap pa ring tanggapin ng marami that roque has undone the past, waiting pa rin sila for the roque they knew to re-emerge, repentant and on the side of good, not on the side of the bad and happily so.
then there are survey stations, their surveys paid and bought, made it appear duterte is trusted, loved and liked always. hernia pernia still praising our sinking economy, sound kuno kaayo ang economy natin at wala daw tayong dapat ikabahala, agri boss pinyol feeding bokbok to taumbayan and saying, delicious! stupid people still clapping loudly sa speeches ni duterte. senators and congressmen/women donning on aprons; tagapag-igib’ and bringing in water to boil more frogs for duterte.
concerted efforts to lull the public, halos walang pangontra ang public dyan. afraid to jump out of the boiling pot and straight into the line of fire! so they endure the pot, so they wait, taas ang level ng tolerance nila. until election comes.
parusahan ang dapat parusahan, hwag iboto ang pdp laban party! stay away from hukbong ng mga recycleds, stay away from arroyo, the marcoses, the . . the . . . the . . . I run out of laway!
reminds me of my biology subject way back in college that i loved to dissect is the frog. ano kaya ang nasa laman nitong si roqueta, salida, de casa, fanela, atbp? love to dissect them. hehehe
joke lang po ito: why is there rice shortage in pinas?
answer, si roque po ang dahilan, dakog kaon na! at kung may famine tayo, it’s because of roque habhab!
I got an advance copy of the President’s speech tomorrow, 11 Sept at 3pm, the hour of mercy.
11 September 2018
Druga, druga, druga, druga
Tanginang exchange rate!
Druga druga druga druga
Druga druga druga druga
hi hi hi
Ano na lang ang mura ngayon?
Yung bunganga ni Duterte.
hi hi hi
At baka isali ang huli nya sinabi…
Sa mga pangako na di ko nagawa,
hayaan nyo na si Sara (ang mayora ng davao) ang magtuloy.
Di ko alam kung akoy maiiyak sa inis.
Aba di pa pala sya tapos sa lagay na yun?
May isusunod pa sa kanya, ang anak tapos? ang isa pang anak?
tapos ang iba pang anak?
Di kaya sa mga inumpisahan nya na ejk kalahati na lang ng Pinoy ang matira?
Nakakaiyak talaga sa inis.
ayan, duterte dynasty is rising na. families and dynasties, yan ang federalism ni duterte. sara spreading her girth to encompass the whole nation, he, he, he.
duterte dynasty, I dont like this dynasty. I dont like drug lord polong and maybe paligoyligoy sebastian duterte to dip their nguso into the affairs of our nation.
Can SG Calida, some DOJ and AFP personnel
be criminally liable for acts of disturbing Senate
proceedings under Article 144 of the Rev. Penal Code,
as Amended [restored June 5, 1987 by
EO 187 Cory Adm] when they ‘worked’ on the
attempt to have Sen. Trillanes IV to be
arrested by virtue of voiding the latter’s
amnesty granted under the previous Administration
while there was an ongoing hearing on
SG’s ‘conflict of interest’ issue before the
The Article 144 says: ‘a person who disturbs
the meetings of the Congress of the Philippines or
‘any of its committees’.
Does the ‘acts’ against the Senate Cmttee and
Sen. Trillanes IV also fall under the law
P.D. No. 1829 on
Obstruction of Justice?
At first glance, maybe not. But when
knowing that the SG Calida, DOJ and AFP
acts resulted in ‘filing’ urgent Motions before
criminal proceedings in the Makati courts
on those criminalcases against
Lt. (JG) Antonio Trillanes IV which are now
claimed to be still ‘pending’ before such
courts, does P.D. No. 1829 come into
Maybe Yes ‘dipindi’ sa mga Judges
What is Obstruction of justice decree about?
It involves criminal cases under
investigation and prosecution [before
investigative bodies and the courts whereby
‘any person who knowingly or willfully obstructs,
impedes, frustrates or delays the apprehension of
suspects and the investigation and prosecution of
criminal cases by committing any of the following acts’
by, among others, on any or more of the following:
1.) preventing witnesses from testifying
in any criminal proceeding or from reporting the commission
of any offense;
2.) altering, destroying, suppressing or concealing any paper,
record, document, or object, with intent to impair its verity,
authenticity, legibility, availability, or admissibility as evidence
in any investigation of or official proceedings in, criminal cases,
or to be used in the investigation of, or official proceedings in,criminal cases;
3.) making, presenting or using any record, document, paper
or object with knowledge of its falsity and with intent to affect
the course or outcome of the investigation of, or official
proceedings in, criminal cases;
4.) threatening directly or indirectly another with the infliction
of any wrong upon his person, honor or property;
5.) giving of false or fabricated information to mislead or
prevent the law enforcement agencies from apprehending
the offender or from protecting the life or property of the victim;
or fabricating information from the data gathered in confidence
by investigating authorities for purposes of background information
and not for publication and publishing or disseminating the same
to mislead the investigator or to the court.
Again, to repeat: SG Calida [ who initially denied involvment]
but was pointed to by no less the PDutz, the DOJ and AFP
claims there are criminal cases pending in the Makati courts,
for the ABOVE 5 enumerated acts of P.D. No. 1829
on obstruction of justice acts committed [ not in the
negative acts thought but on positive acts].
There must be a rule of law observed under
the Constitution and the laws of the land by
everybody, citizens or otherwise.
Those who breaks or overtly attempts to break
the rule of law must be held responsible
and liable because this country is a democracy.
To Obey, or Not to Obey?
So, to obey, or not to obey? It depends on the order. Military members disobey orders at their own risk. They also obey orders at their own risk. An order to commit a crime is unlawful. An order to perform a military duty, no matter how dangerous is lawful, as long as it doesn’t involve the commission of a crime.
t’s clear, under military law, that military members can be held accountable for crimes committed under the guise of “obeying orders,” and there is no requirement to obey orders which are unlawful. However, here’s the rub: A military member disobeys such orders at his/her own peril. Ultimately, it’s not whether or not the military member thinks the order is illegal or unlawful; it’s whether military superiors (and courts) think the order was illegal or unlawful.
“I Was Only Following Orders. “
“I was only following orders,” has been unsuccessfully used as a legal defense in hundreds of cases (probably most notably by Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg tribunals following World War II). The defense didn’t work for them, nor has it worked in hundreds of cases since.
In the US Military –
Military members who fail to obey the lawful orders of their superiors risk serious consequences. Article 90 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) makes it a crime for a military member to WILLFULLY disobey a superior commissioned officer. Article 91 makes it a crime to WILLFULLY disobey a superior Noncommissioned or Warrant Officer. Article 92 makes it a crime to disobey any lawful order (the disobedience does not have to be “willful” under this article).
In fact, under Article 90, during times of war, a military member who willfully disobeys a superior commissioned officer can be sentenced to death.
These articles require the obedience of LAWFUL orders. An order which is unlawful not only does not need to be obeyed but obeying such an order can result in criminal prosecution of the one who obeys it. Military courts have long held that military members are accountable for their actions even while following orders — if the order was illegal.
In the Philippine Military –
Article 2. Persons subject to Military Law – The following persons are subject to these articles and shall
be understood as included in the term “any person subject to military law” or persons subject to military law, whenever used in these articles:
All officers and soldiers in the active service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or of the Philippine Constabulary; all members of the reserved force, from the dates of their call to active duty and while on such active duty; all trainees undergoing military instruction; and all other persons lawfully called, drafted, called into, or to duty or for training in, the said service, from the dates they are required by the terms of the call, draft, or order to obey the same;
Cadets, flying cadets, and probationary second lieutenants;
All retainers to the camp and all persons accompanying or serving with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the field in time of war or when martial law is declared though not otherwise subject to these articles;
All persons under sentence adjudged by courts-martial.
[As amended by R.A. Nos. 242 and 516]
E. Limitations Upon Prosecutions
Article 38. As to time – Except for desertion, murder or rape committed in time of war, or for mutiny or for war offenses, no person subject to military law shall be liable to be tried or punished by a court-martial for any crime or offense committed more than two years before the arraignment of such person; Provided, That for desertion in time of peace or for any crime or offense punishable under articles ninety-four and ninety-five of these articles, the period of limitations upon trial and punishment by courts-martial shall be three years from the time the offense was committed; Provided, further, That the period of any absence of the accused from the jurisdiction of the Philippines, and also any period during which, by reason of some manifest impediment the accused shall not have been amenable to military justice, shall be excluded in computing the aforesaid periods of limitations; And provided, also, That in any case of any offense the trial of which in time of war shall be certified by the Secretary of National Defense to be detrimental to the prosecution of the war or inimical to the nation’s security, the periods of limitations herein provided for the trial of the said offense shall be extended to the duration of the war and six months thereafter; Provided, finally, That this article shall not have the effect to authorize the trial or punishment for any crime or offense barred by the provisions of existing law. [As amended by R.A. Nos. 242 and 516]
Article 63. Disrespect Toward the President, Vice President, Congress of the Philippines, or Secretary of National Defense – Any officer who uses contemptuous or disrespectful words against the President, Vice President, Congress of the Philippines, or Secretary of National Defense, shall be dismissed from the service or suffer such other punishment as a court-martial may direct. Any other person subject to military law who so offends shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. [As amended by R.A. No. 242]
D. Arrest; Confinement
Article 70. Arrest and Confinement – Any person subject to military law charged with a crime or with a serious offense under these articles shall be placed in confinement or in arrest, as circumstances may require; but when charged with a minor offense only, such person shall not ordinarily be placed in confinement. Any person placed in arrest under the provisions of this article shall thereby be restricted to barracks, quarters, or tent, unless such limits are enlarged by proper authority. Any officer or cadet who breaks his arrest or who escapes from confinement, whether before or after trial or sentence and before he is set at liberty by proper authority, shall be dismissed from the service or suffer such other punishment as a court-martial may direct; and any other person subject to military law who escapes from confinement or who breaks his arrest, whether before or after trial or sentence and before he is set at liberty by proper authority, shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
to obey or not to obey, choose ‘or’ and stay with ‘or’, stuff the obey and go with or. stay on the middle ground, dont move and play dead. ‘or’ is better. then blame donald trump for the trouble pinas is in now. he, he, he. dont move, play dead and stay with ‘or’, best option so far yang or.
insubordination? so many leaders kasi with calida pushing for trillanes’ scalp, the president who is clueless and playing tuta to calida, then lorenzana who is yet to grow hair and giving away sensitive amnesty papers and not knowing kuno why the sensitive papers are requisitioned, ay, talaga, broken na ang chain of command, calida insinuating himself sa chain of command, the president abrogating to calida and did not tell lorenzana the chain of command is breached and corrupted. lorenzana ended up scratching his head and found he really has no hair! so what is milituta going to do? obey who? disobey who?
to obey or not to obey, ‘or’ is the better option. milituta stays in the kennel and wait for supper. good dog.