Here is why Trillanes is responsible for Sonia Brady’s stroke and Angelo Reyes’s suicide…

Symbol of Filipino sloppy thinking: Philippine ‘senator’ Antonio Trillanes
(Photo source: ABS-CBN News)

If we are to use the logic of the Opposition, we can argue that “senator” Antonio Trillanes caused the stroke suffered by former Ambassador to China Sonia Brady and the suicide of the late Ret. General Angelo Reyes.

Here’s why.

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The Opposition are adamant in their assertion that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is responsible for the “killings” supposedly related to Duterte’s War on Drugs. Their key argument is around how Duterte’s rhetoric and demeanor has a negative effect on police attitudes towards law enforcement. They believe the strong words used by Duterte when talking about his “war on drugs” encourages Filipinos to kill one another. On that, they conclude that Duterte is the cause of these “killings”.

So then consider how, In recent days, Trillanes has been making news — and further exposing his psychopathic character — in the tirades he’s been launching during various Senate inquiries. The current subject of his persecution campaign is Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte who he summarily accuses of being a member of the Chinese Triad (a term that refers to crime organisations operating out of China). Trillanes again uses the inquiry to grandstand and bulldoze his way over agreed parliamentary procedure that governs the conduct of such proceedings in the Senate. This has prompted Senator Richard Gordon to lodge a complaint with the Senate Committee on Ethics citing Trillanes’s appalling behaviour which “damaged the reputation of the chamber”.

Gordon goes on to cite Trillanes’s track record of infamy and its toll on people involved in these inquiries…

Dahil sa kanyang pam-bubully nagpakamatay si kwan (late Defense secretary Angelo Reyes) e rightly or wrongly. O kaya na stroke si (former) Ambassador (to China Sonia) Brady. Seryoso ‘yan ‘wag natin sabihin na sinisisi ko lang dahil dun (Because of his bullying, former Defense secretary Angelo committed suicide. Ambassador Brady had a stroke. That’s serious, but don’t say I’m blaming him for that),” Gordon said.

The Manila Times report provides further background…

Brady suffered a stroke in August 2012, days after a meeting with Chinese officials and Trillanes, who was appointed by former President Benigno Aquino 3rd as backroom negotiator in seeking a solution to the standoff between Philippine and Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal.

During the Senate investigation in 2011 on the alleged anomaly in the handling of military funds, Trillanes told Reyes that he “had no reputation to protect.” Reyes in February 2011 committed suicide in front of his mother’s grave in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.

In this regard, Gordon is merely being consistent with the logic the Opposition use to attribute drug-related “killings” on the streets of Philippine cities to Duterte. Using the same logic, Trillanes has blood on his hands and is not morally fit to be a Philippine Senator. This is not even mentioning that Trillanes has, on many occasions in his past, sought to use deadly force to overthrow the Philippine government which, in effect, makes evident a deep context of hypocrisy in the manner with which he accuses people of unlawful behaviour.

In the above exercise in using a like-for-like application of the sort of thinking Filipinos use to evaluate their national issues, we see the reason why all the wrong arguments win in the Philippines and all the wrong solutions are implemented. The selective use of sloppy thinking in the Philippines’ political discourse is what fatally paralyses progress in this impoverished society. It is also the reason why the Opposition have, thus far, been pathetically unable to organise themselves into a coherent influence in politics, been unable to rally around a common vision and, more importantly, been unable to find a credible leader. It’s because there is no intelligent thought that underpins what they seek to represent.

“Senator” Antonio Trillanes not only single-handedly represents the idiotic character of the Philippine Opposition but also the moronic thinking and ideas that serve as the pillars of its arguments.

8 Replies to “Here is why Trillanes is responsible for Sonia Brady’s stroke and Angelo Reyes’s suicide…”

  1. It has been my experience that people, if not most humans, are unable to change their behaviors that are deeply embedded by choice. It is often forced by tragedy or outside intervention.

    But in the case of Antonio “Sonny” Fuentes Trillanes IV and all their G-D-SOBs LP minions, it’s never applicable to all of them.

    Wolf in sheep’s clothing is their best description.

  2. somebody is feeding trillanes all these moronic thinking and ideas. and he must obey or else hs’s going back to jail. Is the magdalo group yellows?

  3. And guess who was the genius who let Trililing out of jail so he could spread his shit all over the senate floor? Noynoy Aquino. Just another one of Abnoy’s great “achievements”.

  4. Trililing is a delusional psycho, everyone already knows this. The real question is, why did the other senators allow him stage another freak show at the Senate?

    Senate President Koko Pimentel’s spinelessness and lack of leadership is appalling. He does nothing while bottom-dwelling scum like Leila de Lima, Trillanes, and Risa Hontiveros use the Senate of the Philippines to repeatedly malign the President and smear the reputation of the country in the international community.

    I’m not saying President Duterte should be untouchable. By all means, subject his administration to investigations when there is real evidence to do so. But it is so clear that de Lima, Trillanes, and Hontiveros have no evidence. They just want to use the Senate to legitimize their lies and broadcast their crap to the world.

    Why did Trillanes insist on having Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio show up at the Senate? Why did Ping Lacson use a Senate privilege speech to “expose” customs officials without evidence? Two reasons:

    1. Because Trillanes et. al. know they can’t be held accountable for false claims they make on the Senate floor (parliamentary immunity).

    2. Because Trillanes et. al. know that the ridiculous tales they spin out of thin air (i.e. Paolo Duterte is a member of HK triad because he has a dragon tattoo) can gain the patina of legitimate news when you tell them on the Senate floor. The yellow mainstream media are all too willing to lap it up. They’re eager accomplices in this charade.

    We Filipinos know that Senate investigations in the Philippines are a joke. But foreigners don’t. When a Senator accuses the son of the President of being a member of a drug syndicate on live TV during a Senate hearing, foreigners assume there must be basis for the accusation, because in the sane, normal world they live in, you can’t just do that and get away with it if you’re lying.

    These foreigners don’t know that in the current Senate of the Philippines headed by Koko Pimentel, insanity rules. Dishonesty rules. Kabastusan rules. Kabobohan rules.

    I salute Nic Faeldon for standing up to this insanity and refusing to participate any longer in the Senate freak show. All truly patriotic Filipinos should stand behind Faeldon and save the Senate of the Philippines from the megalomaniacs and trapos that currently inhabit it.

    The ethics case filed by Senator Gordon against Trillanes is the last chance these idiot senators have to redeem themselves. EXPEL THAT LUNATIC. Suspension or censure are not enough. Trillanes should be sent back to jail where he belongs. And no, Senator Grace Poe, talking things over won’t cut it. Where have you been, little girl? This maniac wrecked hotels in two failed coups, sent Gen. Angelo Reyes to his death, caused ambassador Sonia Brady to have a stroke, walked out on Senator Enrile, turned off the mic of Senator Cayetano, almost got into fistfights with Senators Zubiri and Pacquiao, habitually bullied and humiliated resource persons, repeatedly brought false witnesses to the senate floor ……. and you still think you can “talk things over” with this psychopath??? Senator Poe, you are either a world-class fool or a closet dilawan, or both.

    If Trillanes is not expelled, that may really be the sign that it’s time to shut the Senate down. The way things are going, ordinary citizens are already so pissed at the moro-moro “investigations” that no one (except the yellow media) will complain if the Senate is eliminated. The citizens, the military, the police will all rejoice.

    While our poor soldiers are dying in Marawi and lowly policemen are getting killed in drug raids, the useless, pompous senat-tongs, who each get at least P200 million in budget every year, spend all their time grandstanding on live TV. Where are the emergency powers to solve traffic? Where is the tax reform law? Nowhere. The sena-tongs are too busy performing for the yellow media.

    If they can’t get their shit together, they should just be shut down. We taxpayers will be grateful to have the P200 million budget given to each senator every year rechanneled to the construction of roads, mass transpo, power plants, and other social services. We don’t need the Senate. The House of Representatives is doing a fine enough job getting legislative work done.

  5. The poor fella. Anything just to get his handsome face and thrilling surname on front-page headline news. Too bad not many of us are big fans of using newspaper for ass-wipe though.

    There’s an easy solution to all this: just ban media from covering Senate hearings. How else will his name-recall program work for the next elections without an avenue for grandstanding?

    He will probably need to hijack another 5-star hotel if his KSP fits kick in once again. Then finally Duterte can personally escort him back into the cage where he rightly belongs.

  6. neither faeldon talks to the senate or not, he’s going to jail. are these two faeldon and trillanes really parted ways? we’ll know this coming monday’s hearing.

  7. Behaving in an idiotic manner, is the way Trillanes use to attract media attention…”akala niya sikat siya, kung nagiging masungit at bastos siya sa mga tao”…

    Trllanes was the running dog of Pnoy Aquino; and still the running dog of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis…
    He has no good manners, without any sense of civility, that require the Office of Senator, that he is in.

    I still don’t believe he won the Senate seat, by fair means. He is there in the Senate, because of the HOCUS PCOS and SMARTMATIC of COMELEC’s Andres “Si Latigo” Bautista.

    His behavior is also one way, to divert the attention of people on the issue of cheating in the 2016 election, by Andres “Si Latigo” Bautista. The “Trililing” Trillanes behavior is covering this important issue of election cheating.

    Trillanes has tasted power during the Pnoy Aquino administration. He was the “backdoor diplomat” of Pnoy Aquino, that led to the Chinese occupation of the Scarborough shoals.

    Trillanes has gone very rich, with many offshore bank accounts, as a result of the Aquino’s DAP, PDAF, Pork Barrel Bribery, etc…with money and power on his hands. He thought , himself as invincible and powerful…

    Instead, people see him as an idiot and a clown …the faster, we remove this useless idiot in the Senate; the better for all of us . Send him back to jail, where he belong !

  8. OMG Mr. Kit Tatad regarding your latest article dated sept 11, it’s not you writing speeches for the marcoses for their foreign trips and locally. they were two intelligent ladies initialed NN and MT. they are your boss you know who they are. and you didn’t resigned, you were fired. posting fake news is a sin.

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