Perhaps he should’ve just gotten the “boys” back together, squeezed into their army fatigues, locked n’ loaded, and stormed the Sunchamp Agri-Tourism supposedly owned by Chinese taipan Tony Tiu. Sunchamp is the subject of allegations that it is a “dummy” used as a holding firm for the alleged “ill-gotten wealth” of Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Instead, Antonio Trillanes IV reportedly chose to demand entry into the private property as a ‘senator’. Not surprisingly, security personnel at the property refused. Astute observers of the circus had this no-brainer recommendation to help the baffled ‘senator’: Get a warrant dickhead. Indeed, the ‘senator’ sort of got it eventually. “This is obviously a private property,” he lamented after waiting in vain. That’s right, ‘senator’, just as much as the pope is Catholic.
Apparently pushing his logical faculties further, Trillanes articulated on record his rather quaint take on this setback:
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[…] a fuming Trillanes told the media that the security’s refusal to allow him and the media entry to the property only bolstered allegations that the Chinese-Filipino businessman, Antonio Tiu was just the Vice President’s dummy.
Perhaps he is. Then again, perhaps not. Who really is in a position to rule on that summary judgment?
Trillanes thinks he is an authority on that “truth”.Small wonder that the ‘senator’ would sport an extensive track record of treason against the Philippine government, deliberately putting thousands of innocent Filipino civilian lives at risk of violent death in a string of armed military attacks on various civilian private properties over much of the first decade of the 21st Century. A man who thinks the decision to apply deadly military force on hapless Filipino civilians is his alone to make cannot be expected to think within the framework of the law.
That Trillanes would actually think that he has the right to enter a private property without a warrant issued by a Philippine court is testament to the sort of character he would likely exhibit given the power to do so.
Apparently nothing will stop ‘senator’ Trillanes’s scorched-earth tililing rampage. Perhaps, not even the 4 million peso defamation suit filed by Tony Tiu against him over the “sleepless nights, mental anguish, social humiliation, and public ridicule” Tiu said he endured as a result of this circus which started when “former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado claimed during a Senate probe that a 350-hectare estate in Batangas is actually owned by Binay.”
Imagine what a guy like Trillanes would do if he still had direct access to and/or command over military weapons and personnel.
I will leave Filipinos with that final thought.
[Photo courtesy WN.com.]
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.