The Trillanes circus is not only irrelevant to Filipinos it is making their lives harder

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Trillanes has turned the Philippine Senate building into his personal panic room.
(Photo source: Twitter)

What is the biggest enemy of economic growth? You guessed it. Instability. It is therefore strange that the Philippine Opposition led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards), who are the biggest shills when it comes to pontificating about the ill-effects of “inflation” and attributing the behaviour of this ill-understood economic indicator to the actions of a sitting president, would go on to be the biggest instigators of instability in the country. What Filipinos should do is step back from the circus and think first:

Is “senator” Antonio Trillanes really that relevant to me?

Indeed, while the Philippines’ economic and fiscal managers work hard to deal with the ebbs and flows of global trade and their effects on day-to-day domestic commerce that, ultimately, impacts individual Filipinos’ purchasing power, Trillanes focuses primarily on petty politics. The Philippine Senate has long been hard-pressed to prove its value to ordinary Filipinos to begin with. Characters like Trillanes hardly contribute to propping up that proposition. Instead, he is devaluing the Senate, more so now that he is using the Senate building itself as his personal panic room.

The only real thing at stake in this Trillanes brouhaha is Yellowtard pride considering that it was former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III that supposedly granted this “amnesty” to begin with. Whether or not that granting actually occurred or, at the very least, followed proper procedure is now under the spotlight. The only assertion that proper procedure was followed comes from the Yellowtard camp. According to Abi Valte who served as BS Aquino’s mouthpiece, “there are physical and hard evidence showing Trillanes submitting his application and taking his oath before the Department of National Defense.” She adds…

We find it quite strange that the actual hard copy of the application for amnesty is now, as the government says, is missing. And obviously you have footage of Trillanes being interviewed back then saying that he did sign the application and there was a corresponding admission of guilt for breaking the rules and admitting there were offenses committed under the Revised Penal Code…

Other reports quote the words of BS Aquino himself…

“As far as our records are concerned, he did apply. And that it was deliberated by the DND ad hoc committee, and it is embodied in Resolution No. 2. And the summary of all these deliberations by that ad hoc committee was sent to me on January 25, 2011,” Aquino said.

The granting of amnesty was the last step in the negotiations between the government and the concerned individuals, said Aquino.

“This was the last step in a lot of negotiations that we had in precisely how to move on and have the reconciliation aspect. Perhaps it should… bear pointing out that everybody from the rank of Master Sergeant up, were not authorized the proclamation to be reinstated, and actually forfeited certain benefits… including back pay for the time they were… they left the discipline of the Armed Forces,” he said.

Even after reading the above statements multiple times, it is difficult to ascertain whether the full process of granting “amnesty” to Trillanes was actually completed. The only clear takeaway from BS Aquino’s ramblings is that Trillanes “did apply” for this “amnesty”. Whether or not it was actually granted as part of official procedure remains in question. So far there is no concrete evidence that actual approval of this “amnesty” actually transpired or was effected with absolute finality.

The short of it is that none of what’s been said above had so far been corroborated by an objective disinterested third party, nor has physical proof that proper procedure was followed been presented. If the above constitutes the only set of evidence the Yellowtards have to present to substantiate their case, then Trillanes is clearly in trouble.

Because of what so far seems to be a weak case, the Yellowtards have opted for their all-too-familiar approach to getting their way: “people power”. Yellowtard leader Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is now calling for Filipinos to mass around the Senate building to “protect” Trillanes from “illegal arrest”. This is a familiar tactic. Rather than work towards clarity, the Yellowtards are deliberately adding confusion. They are not out to reveal the truth. They are working towards muddling it.

Filipinos need to take stock of what is going on and what the Yellowtards are really doing. Their aim is to destabilise a duly-elected government because their singular goal is to seize power. This makes them no different from the communists who have a similar objective: to overthrow legitimate governments and install a dictatorship of the proletariat.

“Senator” Antonio Trillanes is no more than the latest rallying point of these economic saboteurs. Much of the shrill messaging the Yellowtards are now frantically fielding on social media amount to no more than mere appeals to emotion. There is practically zero intellectual payload in the actual content of their messaging. Most important of all, the only real and tangible outcome of these circuses being perpetrated by the Yellowtards is instability. And instability, as any economic manager will tell you, makes investors jittery. Filipinos do themselves a disservice by supporting destructive and irrelevant causes such as those instigated by the Yellowtards. It’s time they make a real choice. It’s time they find themselves a real set of truly genuine Opposition voices and leaders — ones that look out for the broader public wellbeing and not just their dishonest political agendas.

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17 Comments on “The Trillanes circus is not only irrelevant to Filipinos it is making their lives harder”

  1. I suddenly remember a discussion with a Yellowtard insists on blaming more on Marcos for the highest inflation rate of 62.80% in 1984, called it “shocking data”. But I’m totally unfazed on his “appeal to the emotions” tactic because as far as I know, every economic manager will tell you that political instability can also cause higher inflation. Even the IMF had a research paper of it.

    Thanks for this article, I’m now convinced that the Yellows are economic saboteurs and they made Trillanes on the front.

  2. Trillanes again is insinuating – via his media briefing sessions as of late at the Senate – that some people in the AFP would again, attempt a coup for him if ever he gets arrested. Playing brinkmanship games once more. The trouble is, Duterte is also fond of playing brinkmanship games – and I don’t think this amateur politician could ever one-up Duterte’s game who has been hustling at this arena (politics) for years and years ahead of him. Way before he was in diapers (Trillanes).

  3. trillanes is a joke.

    back when the yellows are lording it over the media, they can splice speeches, video clips and interviews to their favor.

    not anymore with the live streaming where everything is seen real-time. even ms Arroyo (GMA) is getting her payback without even lifting her finger as yet.

    CJ Corona Rested IN Peace and will continue to do so, incapable actually of doing anything but got his revenge.

    and Angie Reyes, an elder like Enrile never spoke a word and trillanes is getting flushed down.

  4. Pnoy and Gazmin knew it’s illegal to grant amnesty to military men that’s why trillanes application was missing they didn’t file it. Poor trillanes all he knows he’s free. His freedom is fake.

    1. And of course PNoy & Gazmin will be sued at the Ombudsman, soon if the truth foretold that they faked it or created the so-called “ghost” amnesty certificate of Sen. Trililing. That is against the law!!!

  5. Like the story of “La Mancha”, Trillanes is so swallowed up by this idea of chivalrous heroism that he can no longer distinguish what is reality from fantasy. He use the word “patriots, democracy, freedom,” but in the end, it;s just all about him, to transcend his image to become larger than life, a hero, but failed by his own folly.

  6. We have a real comedian, by the name of Sotto, who became the Senate President. Sotto, is the “sleeper agent” of Aquino and the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, in the Senate… He became the protector of that AFP renegade , Trililing Trillanes.

    The amnesty papers are now missing. You can be sure it is in the hands of that major political player , Panot Aquino. He used this amnesty paper, as a “long tail” to hold on to Trililing Trillanes, to do his will, at his command, as his “political agitator and attack dog”… It is also an “insurance policy” that Trililing Trillanes, will be beholden to Aquino, for the rest of his life. If Trillanes
    will ever become a “balimbing”; Aquino will just present this amnesty papers to the proper authorities. It is some sort of a “blackmail”; but it works, for Aquino.

    Now, we have a Real Comedy in the Senate. Major players are : Sotto, the comedian; Trililing Trillanes; Panot Aquino; the Aquino Cojuangco political axis; the YellowTard Senators; the Roman Catholic Church; some priests and nuns; actual YellowTards; etc…On the opposing front are: “the Punisher” : Duterte; mga alalay ni Duterte, ; the Filipino people; concerned citizens; you, yourself (if you want to…); etc…

    The social media people are just watching on the background commenting…This is the “final push” of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, to regain their lost power. They are creating the exact replica of 1986 EDSA.

    It is up to the sensible Filipino people, if they would bite again on this “political bait” of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis . It is the “political game”, they have to play !

  7. What is so funny about Filipinos going loco over laws and justice is FILIPINOS FINDS FORENSIC EVIDENCE foreign and unintelligible. They prefer typewritten, signed and notarized AFFIDAVITS. Once this is submitted there will be war of Affidavits and counter-attack-Affidavits.

    If these ding-dongs have Evidence as defined by 1stWorld countries they wouldn’t have come down to point-point and turo-turo justice system.

    Yet, all columnists and bloggers in the Philippines prefer turo-turo accusations because they themselves do not believe in EVIDENCE and FORENSICS. Their evidence is the din of noise. The more noise the more guilt.

    WoW !!! Well, anyways, Filipinos have malnourished 3rdworld brains. Wherever they go anywhere in this world may they be born in 1stWorld countries they still have 3rdworld brains because the Filipinos are GENETICALLY inferior and GENETICALLY MENTALLY RETARDED.

  8. Funny this article.

    It is Duterte who is CAUSING this instability by revoking amnesty. He should focus instead on managing the economy which he hasn’t done a good job of.

    BUKBUK RICE and INFLATION! REAL CHANGE INDEED

    1. @Royal fish Face:

      If they want change. They have to be elected by the Filipino people. No SMARTMATIC…no HOCUS PCOS… No COMELEC…There are many saboteurs in our economy. The Aquino Cojuangco political axis, lost its power. It wants to regain its power thru an EDSA replica. They want to subvert the will of the Filipino people…the election cheating showed, they are all crooks.

      Only this time, they have no support from the U.S./C.I.A. , the U.S. Dept. of State, under Sec. Pompeo; and the AFP. President Donald Trump of the U.S., is not interested in the Philippines. He has many problems. From denuclearization of North Korea, to NAFTA, to Turkey, to Iran and to Syria. He is also fighting a “deep state” in Washington called: “The Swamp”. who wanted to impeach him…

      Pres. Duterte remains popular, among the Filipino people. The Fake VP Lugaw Robredo, the Queen of Shabu is detested and is very unpopular. There is an outraged on the 2016 SMARTMATIC HOCUS PCOS election…Many Filipinos are sympathizing with former Sen. Bong Bong Marcos, Jr. He may become the next President, after Pres. Duterte finish his term.

      So, the condition is not the same as 1986 EDSA. No Enrile, No Ramos…No U.S./C.I.A… No Trump…people still are aware of the incompetence, corruption and abuses during the Aquino era.

      These YellowTards are really stupid !

    2. I’m not sure if you’re that dumb or you’re just trolling.

      The revocation didn’t come out of nowhere; they just investigated the case two years ago. Weird that the media BARELY reported that.

      Another fearmonger on the loose, ladies and gents.

      1. LOL

        Aquino wasted time going after GMA and Corona. Now Duterte is wasting time going after Trillianes.

        I thought GRP is supposed to neutral. You’re just a (re)TARD! I don’t care if your yellow or all the colors of the rainbow. A TARD is still a TARD

        Focus on the ECONOMY stupid. Otherwise GO EAT BUKBUK RICE!

  9. i can smell trillanes will be betrayed and keep him silent. he better surrender to the AFP for his safety. he might be assassinated then blame it to pres duterte.

    1. FaiLipinos have knowledge … they top board exams … bar exams … any exams … they even speak good English, their measure of intelligence, and, most of all FaiLipinos has the highest literacy rate in Asia at 96.1 percent.

      Lately it fell to 95.1., “Tellingly perhaps, the country’s youth literacy rate, while still being high by regional standards, fell from 96.6 percent in 1990 to 95.1 percent in 2003, making the Philippines the only country in South-East Asia with declining youth literacy rates”

      Here is the problem with FaiLipinos … they do not know what to do with their literacy and knowledge !!! LIKE, FaiLipinos are religious yet do not know how to apply it they just keep on thieving and killing each other.

      FaiLipinos still celebrate the KILLING OF FERDINAND MAGELLAN. Ferdinand Magellan came to FaiLipines to spread the word of god instead Lapu-Lapu killed him and FaiLipinos celebrate the killing while praying to God. DO NOT MAKE SENSE AT ALL.

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