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Friday, November 30, 2007

Makati show off

It was just an utterly senseless grandstanding by a coward hiding in the shadows of reflected military glory, executed in the guise of selfless promotion of the Filipino people’s interest and future.

Excuse me?!

I don’t remember choosing you to be our hero, Mr. Trillanes.

You failed when you attempted to play the self-appointed Filipino people’s savior holding court at the Oakwood Premiere. And just when they voted you into office, officially and legitimately pegging a part of their hope on you, you have the gall to fail them. I just don’t get you. No matter how you try, you are not and never will be the answer to the Filipino people’s prayers.

And what’s this penchant for luxurious environs as settings for revolt? The Oakwood? The Peninsula? My brother in law is right: if you want to achieve the critical mass you want to mobilize, go to Payatas or Tondo where people are mired in seemingly abject poverty. You might find willing cohorts there. Then again, you might not find any- BECAUSE THEY ARE BUSY TRYING TO SURVIVE AND MAKE ENDS MEET as you squander government money and the people’s trust by your adventurism and insatiable thirst for media attention.

And, say that again, you’re reason for finally leaving The Peninsula is that- you don’t want people to get hurt?! THEN WHY THE HELL DID YOU CHOOSE A HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT TO STAGE THIS INANE, JUVENILE, STUPID POWER GRAB? If you did not want anybody to be hurt, you ought to have gone to outer space. That’s where your brain seems to have gone.

I am furious with Trillanes et al because what they did is PERSONAL. I am furious because my sister, who works practically just across The Peninsula could have been hurt. I have a very, very good friend who lives one alley away from the now-bulldozed hotel- literally at shooting range. I have students doing field work who I had to pull out from their barangays because they could have been directly or indirectly hurt by this ill-timed uprising. Our parents in the US have been unduly stressed by all of this.

Yes, you have legitimate grievances which we all feel and know first hand and embrace as our own regardless of your presence, but YOUR IMPATIENCE AND IMPERTINENCE REALLY DO NOT MERIT THE POPULAR SUPPORT YOU ARE PLEADING FOR.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yes, shame on sen. trillanes for doing such a childish act yet again. he could have resorted to something more civil and lawful, but no, he had to walk out of their trial and go to a posh hotel to stage their power grab. nice. very dramatic. mala-action film na naman. i recommend sen. trillanes best actor for the mff, if some producer would create a movie out of this.

omg i love edward norton too!!! have you seen american history x?! OMG ang gwapo nya dun! Plus his body is to die for!!! (cyempre po girl ako kaya ganito ang reaction ko haha).

Friday, November 30, 2007 3:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pero dont get me wrong sir, american history x is one of my all time fave movies. cool story and the actors (edward forlong was ed norton's little brother in this movie)were great. kainis sa ganda. i recommend you watch it if you haven't sir.

Friday, November 30, 2007 4:01:00 PM  
Anonymous ian said...

yes! i've seen American History X! great story, great acting. edward norton was SO scary in that film. his transformation from scrawny to HUGE was amazing hehe

Primal Fear and Keeping the Faith are top edward norton flicks as well in my book.

no such love or admiration for trillanes, though. double thumbs down.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 1:05:00 AM  
Blogger lateralus said...

Primal Fear! hehe

Anyway, I hate how the media is bitching about what happened yesterday. They were definitely asking for it.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger ian said...

i was listening to dzmm last friday, monitoring events as they unfolded. it was very striking how they chose to stay and cover the incident but it was rather odd too that they repeatedly ignored appeals to leave. anchors in the radio station reminded them to take care but were a bit to slow in really, really asking them, ordering them to extract themselves from the Pen... the reporters' lives apparently are just worth one scoop...

Sunday, December 02, 2007 8:43:00 AM  
Blogger lateralus said...

For some reason, the press thinks that the government forces should've made sure that the Magdalo people had a chance to fight back -thus the overkill chorus. I dunno if they know the first thing about SWAT tactics. Oh well, they're a bunch of whiners who don't realize the repercussions of the risks that they have imposed upon themselves.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 2:16:00 AM  
Blogger aryo said...

ei! I heard about the stand off but my hosts didn't have TFC. I tried getting news from US tv but it seemed they did not pick things up as if they were important news. maybe, even foreign press have gone tired of our antics.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

@benj: i don't want to be in either's place right now. damned if you do your job, damned if you don't! nuninuninuni

@aryo: CNN at least picked up ABS-CBN's feed... but yeah, we ARE an exasperated lot. can't help but remember the TIME article that came out after Gloria assumed power via EDSA 2: oops, we did it again

Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger ISR said...

Hay naku, show off talaga! I concur with everything you said! Alam mo ba, may hearing pa ako sa Makati RTC that day? klatabing court room lang. Sa hapon naman hearing ko. Grabe hassle talaga! Btw, ala na kami net connection sa office, huhuhu. Di na ako updated!

Saturday, December 08, 2007 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

no wonder you're floating in outerspace- internetless life waaaa see you tomorrow! wala pa kong gift sa monita ko hahahaha

Sunday, December 09, 2007 10:11:00 AM  

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