Antonio Trillanes outclassed as Enrile retains Senate Presidency

For me, the only person who is coming out the usual chump (that he really is) in the on-going circus in the Senate is none other than “senator” Antonio Trillanes. He is, after all, the guy who led a failed military rebellion in the early- to mid-2000s, got convicted and imprisoned, then was pardoned by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III. His pardoning and eventual instatement as “senator” in the Philippine Senate was facilitated by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

antonio_trillanesIt is a testament to the continued consistency of Trillanes’s utak-tilapia faculties, that he’d go on to clash with Enrile in two high-profile incidents. The first was his getting called out by the Senate for acting as a backdoor negotiator with China then engaging in a verbal duel with Enrile the results of which further highlighted how outclassed he is in this chamber of statesmen. Needless to say, Trillanes’s China Connection adventure embarrassed his former benefactor BS Aquino and, as usual, made him look like the fool that he is.

The second Trillanes bozo show is transpiring today as the embattled Enrile shores up and regroups after the public relations fallout following the budget dole-out imbroglio he found himself in when disgruntled Senators whining over not getting the Christmas bonuses they expected from their boss blew the whistle on the way Senate money was appropriated. Trillanes, being the biggest chump among the crybabies had the most to say as usual. Unfortunately for him, he also had the most to say about. And for Enrile, Trillanes was easy pickin’ in a privilege speech he delivered announcing his “resignation” from the Senate presidency…

Referring again to Trillanes, Enrile said one senator “is so desperate that he has repeatedly and shamelessly invoked and sought Malacañang’s involvement and intervention just to get enough support to oust me.”

Enrile said he has had enough of coup rumors in the Senate.

“I am way too old to be threatened by anyone, least of all by cowards and hypocrites,” he huffed.

“Replacing me does not have to take so much effort, planning or plotting. I am tired of plots. And I don’t advertise plots… That’s only the work of braggarts,” Enrile added.

Trillanes, after all, chose a luxury hotel as his hole-up in his 2007 act of rebellion. He also used a crowd of over-eager “journalists” as his shield, and endangered civilians’ lives while he commanded armed renegade troop movements at the heart of Manila’s business centre. He’d then go on and successfully mount an appeal to compassion that got him out of prison thanks to a Philippine idiocracy that rewards that sort of “heroism”.

The administration of President BS Aquino, itself an embodiment of the Philippines’ renowned idiocracy, demonstrated the sort of idiotic thinking that underlies such things in the wording it used in the order it issued to pardon Trillanes in 2010

Malacanang recognises that Trillanes and his mob have violated the law; and as such have given the following reasons for this amnesty to be granted these bozos:

(1) Because there is a “clamor” for “amnesty”; and that,

(2) Because the President can; and,

(3) Said “amnesty” is “needed” to foster “a just, comprehensive and enduring peace”;

The rationale of this “amnesty” boils down to (a) a motivation stemming from popular pressure, (b) availability of the power to do it, and (c) some vacuous nebulous goal.

One thing I can say about Noynoy’s administration is that it is consistent — consistent in its ability to insult the already meager intelligence of the Filipino.

Enrile may be an old fogey who despite delivering a speech described as “a brilliant stroke by a wily politician to redeem himself” still fails to convince people why he is justified in using personal feelings as bases for determining how he allocates public funds amongst his colleagues in the Senate. But Trillanes is, quite simply, outclassed and he is too dumb to even realise it. The tenacious Senate President, despite his direct association to what many perceived were the dark days of tyranny, applies shrewd political savvy to remain in power. As he is demonstrating now, he seems about ready to survive this crisis as well. Trillanes, always the bumbling chump in contrast, muddles along squandering political equity gained from that singular act of Pinoy-style “heroism” mounted in the ocho-ocho decade.

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Libertas
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The combination of a big ego and a big mouth, aided and abetted by a complete lack of any sense of strategic understanding goes some way to explain trillanes constant failure in any undertaking. It is a good job the armed forces only have to dress up and never fight anyone, if trillanes is an example of an officer! Enrile on the other hand is well past his embalming date, thanks most probably to his stem cell treatment. And whilst he can readily outclass trillanes, he does constantly show his lack of breeding and martial law doctrine. He represents the… Read more »
Vergil
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One word:

OWNED.

Gogs
Member

This applies to a lot of people specially mutiny man: KSP is the root of all evil.

Johnny Derp
Member

What was aquino thinking when he pardoned that shmuckhead? Trillianes doesn’t deserve to be freed for his stupidity.

alexandria
Guest

as usual, the Palace and the liberal party senators?????? COWARD. palibhasa daming tinatagong mga stinky stuffs. kumusta naman di ba? mga walang paninindigan.

audrey
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what do you expect? they received huge sums of money last December so why turn their back against the one who’s giving them much funds? ang issue naman po dito eh yung leadership ni JPE na kitang kita naman kung pano di ba? mabuti nga at matapang si Trillanes, eh pano nalang kung wala sya? eh di mas malala pa ang gagawin ni JPE.

Roseanne
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Sabi ng mga SENADOR na kakampi ni JPE, matagal na daw ang ganyang gawi sa SENADO. Bakit ngayon lang daw may pumalag. Ganito kasi talag yun, kung wlang magsasabi sa u na kasalanan ang ginagawa mo, minsan, hindi mo talaga naiisip na mali ka na pla. di ba lahat nman sila pare-pareho lang. Nagyon lang naman may malakas ang loob na magsiwalat sa mga baho nila. Dahil wla talaga syang kinatatakutan.

Wla syang AMO na dapat sundin kundi ang sambayanang Pilipino at ang konsensya nya. MABUHAY KA TRILLANES…KELANGAN KA TALAGA SA SENADO. PRA TULUYANG MAKAMIT ANG HINAHANGAD NATING PAGBABAGO!

johndoenymous@gmail.com
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johndoenymous@gmail.com

While I do not really support any of them all of the time, I think raising the issue is a point for Trillanes.

IMO, the more crap they point out, the better.
It’s easier to clean things up if you know where it is.

PinoyComics
Guest

exactly! This senator has been pointing out problems with the current system in government yet a lot of people still cant get a hint on who is truly their senator and who is only their to make the big bucks

Lord Chimera
Guest

YMMV on what one might think on Enrile, but for an old man he is no pushover. The same cannot be Trillianes though…..

lala
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kindly check ur facts first. if u think u are better than trillanes, then why not run for a seat in the senate? ang problema sa iba jan, ang bilis nila mag-judge, wala namang basis ung mga conclusions. tsk tsk tsk.

MidwayHaven
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Um, if you want to let him check the “facts,” I think it’s important that you present counterpoints of your own, instead of using the tired and flimsy “why-don’t-you-be-in-his-shoes-instead” defense.

Libertas
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i have checked my facts, and they point conclusively to the fact that trillanes is a narcissitic idiot.

PinoyComics
Guest

and which facts are these? share mo naman

JOE
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Please, what will it take to start realizing that what is happening here, in this story, is not REAL! It is all staged, to mount support in the form of SYMPATHY for the biggest thief amongst the other thieves.(Think about it, the biggest thief has been caught RED-HANDED with his hand in the public’s money, WTF? and what happens next? The paid-for-play media creates, yes creates, a fantasy scenario where the biggest CROOK, amongst the other crooks, is made the recipient of mis-placed SYMPATHY from the population in an effort to “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive others”, OH… Read more »
MidwayHaven
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I’m sorry, what?

JOE
Guest
If you are seriously asking me to explain what I actually mean in the above few paragraphs, I will have to be DELICATE. The story about the ‘chump’ and the ‘old dude’ is made up, u kno?, staged. You can deduce what is meant from there, yes? It is a simple premise and can be applied to the entire political landscape in the country, each and every story/event is well calculated, planned and carried out according to the script. Quite funny OR sad, depending on which side of the show you happen to be sitting in, cast of characters or… Read more »
Trosp
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@midway That dude has a poor reading comprehension and it’s no wonder the same can be said with the way he articulate his opinion. According to this dude, after his incoherent verbose, he’s telling the comment readers – “If you are seriously asking me to explain what I actually mean in the above few paragraphs, I will have to be DELICATE. The story about the ‘chump’ and the ‘old dude’ is made up, u kno?, staged. You can deduce what is meant from there, yes?” Made up? u kno? Duh, this dude is also a fabulist. Facts man! Last time… Read more »
Joe
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Trosp, you make me laugh. You still persist w/your not-so-intelligent comments (masquerading as if you have a clue!) about what I say. I do not have to even read what you say to know that your smirk is just your defensive reaction, showing off your dullard ineptitude and deluded self-importance.
I would say get a clue (but will not waste my time on you), but will save you the time of going to Wikipedia and look it up.
Back-off, dip-stick…the grown-ups are having a conversation.

Trosp
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Joe, Am I addressing my comment to you? Heh, your poor reading comprehension again. The appointment thing that I was telling the comment readers- “Me: ““The attorney general is nominated by the President of the United States and TAKES OFFICE AFTER CONFIRMATION BY THE UNITED STATES SENATE. He or she serves at the pleasure of the president and can be removed by the president at any time; the attorney general is also subject to impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial in the Senate for “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” … “George W. Bush’s first Attorney… Read more »
Trosp
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And Joe, I have an involuntary smirk again.

Trosp
Guest

And Joe,

How about giving the comment readers here examples of my not-so intelligent comments?

I’ve given them your frothing-in the mouth comments.

Baka maawa naman sila sa iyo. Bugbog-sarado ka na, hirit ka pa ng hirit.

Better luck next time. You might get lucky.

Trosp
Guest

Correction –

I’ve given them your frothing-in the mouth comments.

Is to be read as

I’ve given them your frothing-in-the -mouth comments.

(Grammar is not my strong point.)

traffice2000
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what can you expect from a [senate] body composed of weirdos and [always] hunger for fame/publicity? nothing! same old rotten and stinky bagoong isda, which is one of pinoy’s favorite sawsawan. Nowadays government in our country are the extension of showbiz world.

olan
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Trillanes, you have a long way to go to beat sen Enrile’s gut, intelligence and experience. you never succeeded in your Coup but instead destroyed business establishments. Shame on you!

Moonlight Bomber
Guest

And he even led the demolition campaign against the late Angelo Reyes. He must also pay for that!

PinoyComics
Guest

sus. Angelo Reyes was a criminal and a fanatic. Ang dali talaga linlangin ng filipino. nagpakamatay lang ngaing bayani na.

Trosp
Guest

@Comics

Then share us the facts about A. Reyes.

He’s a criminal and fanatic.

Otherwise, you’re an embarrassment to assholes!

Criminal and fanatics heh…

Asshole! Ang tigas ng mukha mo!

Vergil
Guest

You’re very fanatical just like Antonio TROLLanes. So you’re also a TROLL. XD

Don’t ever hide it. Because you have an angry mob mindset. A mindset that the lunatic Trillanes wants.

Jose Gracia
Guest

I too am bemused and well entertained by this bungling bozo but I think we are missing an opportunity to catch these senator crooks with their pants down, most especially the father of them all – Enrile. Trillanes is a minor annoyance. Audit their asses. Of course, mr daang matuwid is conspicuously without a peep about the plunder going on in the senate.

Johnny Saint
Guest

I’m no longer amused.

It sickens me that the Filipino people reward these poltroons with leadership positions whereas in a civilized society, they would be executed for treason.

And that includes Enrile.

JOE
Guest

Well, at least you have the balls to say it! Ms. Cory thought ‘the people’ were basically ‘cowards’ and would not do what needs to be done.

multipleegos
Guest

Enrile, whatever his selfish political agendas may be, is a master of realpolitik.

Trillanes, on the other hand, is the unarmed prophet described by Machiavelli. And we all know what happens to unarmed prophets: they get burnt at the stake.

Trosp
Guest

He he he…

Trillanes is still an insult to the idiots if you want to label him as idiot.

Juan Miguel
Guest

buti nalang may isang Senador na matapang na magtatanggol sa bayan laban sa mga tiwaling kawani ng gobyerno! mabuhay ka mahal naming Senador Trillanes!

joeld
Guest

This is no place for your stupid campaigns. Idiot!!

Gogs
Member

It seems inflicted with same condition the president has. Lost in the dreamy eyes of Senator T.

Johnny Derp
Member

Yet another stupid yellowtard that is blind to mr.”failed coups”. Carandung must be paying you overtime to troll here but your trolling is not very effective.

Vergil
Guest

So you’re also a TROLL. Admit it. XD

jp lopez
Guest

i think we should never forget how enrile make millions of filipinos lives miserable. trillanes on the other hand tells us that this man a senate president who holds millions of funds arbitrarily distributed it to his pet and merely little amount to his critic. this style of leadership is tyrant in its nature.

Shane
Guest

I believe in Senator Trillanes’ transparency.

Trosp
Guest

@shane

Is this idiot Trillanes transparent in his previous controversial China business?

This idiot Trillanes, IMO, is a traitor.

PinoyComics
Guest

By what FACT or PROOF are you basing your comment on his exploits in China? Enrile’s word? The Brady Notes? What Brady Notes? Other than what Enrile said, do you even know what they contain? Sonia Brady herself confessed to being present at a single meeting, with the minutes stopping less than halfway.

This rumor mongering has really poisoned the Filipino people. When Trillanes declares something, you can be sure there is almost always evidence to support it. On the other hand, everything iv’e heard against the man does not carry a single shred of evidence.

Trosp
Guest

@Comic

Then cite the link where you based that this idiot Trillanes is not a traitor.

“Lacierda said The President was approached by Trillanes who offered “a way forward” to the territorial row with China.

Lacierda said there appeared to be “minor successes” in the track pursued by Trilla”

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2012/09/20/trillanes-a-fraud-coward-enrile/

It even includes Penoy!

Jeez…

Are you a sucker?

Trosp
Guest
@Comics Show us that this is just a pigment of imagination from an aged man – And for the Brady’s note – ”Brady’s notes’ Below are the notes of Brady in full, as read by Enrile verbatim into the Senate record. Enrile said he got an official copy of Brady’s notes. The entries in italics are Enrile’s comments on the notes: 1) “Senator Trillanes requested that no notes be taken.” 2) “What the Chinese want is to tone down the rhetoric. He met the night before with senior Chinese MFA officials, Ministry of Foreign Affairs” 3) “Senator was initially approached… Read more »
Trosp
Guest

@comics

Baka hanggang comics ka lang. He he he …

Balik ka ulit.

Lord Chimera
Guest

Impressive show of facts Trosp. The trolls here don’t give that kind of detail it’s all one-liners or vagueness for them…..

Johnny Derp
Member

Mukhang natamaan mo sila ng husto Trosp.

Tarah
Guest

that’s how our politicians go round, they have their own self interest.. let’s think twice for this coming election who is the best Senator to votes, let’s all keep open minded.

Libertas
Guest

Politics is the breeding ground for crime, with the senate representing the criminals holy grail, where breeding and integrity is replaced with greed and self-interest.

“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal
food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your
mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
― Graham Chapman , Monty Python and the Holy Grail

PinoyComics
Guest
Funny. If Enrile truly wanted to resign, he just put forth his resignation to the floor and that’s that. The next order of business would have been to have an election for the next SP. But no, he put in a motion that the seat be declared empty, bringing the matter to a vote. Which he knew he would win since it was obviously planned. Sotto didn’t even wait for the chair to ask for a vote, he was already at the stand declaring his vote. Enrile is playing with the Filipino people by making them think he wanted to… Read more »
StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

Just like Trosp said, “Hanggang comics ka lang.”

TROLL harder.

Johnny Derp
Member

Mukhang nagbabasa parin ng comics. Wala paring maipakitang rebuttal ang troll na yan.

Lord Chimera
Guest

What rebuttal can he give? As a propagandist he fails big time. Only idiots would buy that kind of trash from him.

Johnny Derp
Member

He can give a stupid “rebuttal”/red herring(as expected from a troll) or resort to ad hominem attacks(as usual). The troll is screwed either way.

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