Join forces: Trillanes and Honasan

Philippines
August 6, 2007 8:40am CST
hahaha!! i just dunno what happened with the past election here in the Philippines. I really don't know what other Filipinos were thinking the day of election, duh?? why did they vote these two public figures where in fact have been accused of rebellion to the present administration and only give a threat to the national security. Like Trillanes, he is in prison. I don't judge other FIlipinos but come to think of it, are these guys really worth the position?
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@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
Trillanes has been elected by more than 11 million filipinos to serve in the senate. That is the sovereign will of the filipino people and THAT WILL IS BEYOND QUESTION even higher than the Constitution of this Republic. The astounding achievement of Trillanes in the 2007 senatorial election represents the functional absorption of the virus of military rebellion into the political system. Voters voted for Trillanes to express their disappoinment with the present national leadership. he represents a strong leadership -- the strength isn't just physical, he has endured prison for four years and continues to hold fast to his principles. his votes are expression of the public's diminished confidence in the military organization -- and increased trust in those who are being punished for trying to make it better.
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@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
well, i just want people to see the other side of the coin and not just believe those few ignoramus here. We should always seek for the truth and don't just listen to gossips. I personally talked with Sen. Trillanes and other Magdalo officers especially Capt. Gonzales many times during and after the election and i believe them 100% than those cheaters! ask Garci! BTW, i just went there and the layout is gone! all i can see is the default layout, maybe they were upgrading the system.
@rsa101 (23733)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
I think the people saw some truth to what they were fighting for before. I don't think there is something wrong with people electing these two since they did fight for something that they saw wrong in the present administration. It is just so that our present admin was able to cover their tracks very good that they were able to turn things against these two people. Honasan is an example they tried their best to put down but to no avail even the court declared him to be innocent. Let us give them the chance to show what they can do for the next six years? If they could really perform to contribute to cleaning up the administration then the people chose wisely indeed. But if they failed to deliver then its the people who will throw them to where they belong.
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
i guess you are right. But they should have a law that any person who was subjected to imprisonment or have been vindicated with serious crimes should be disqualified to run from any position in the election. It just showed that any1 can run like what happened with manny pacquiao.
@rsa101 (23733)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Actually the laws says that anyone who is convicted by a court of law is prohibited from running. Trillanes case is still pending and no courts have yet declared Trillanes as guilty of rebellion charges that is why he could really run for the senate. If however he is proven to be guilty that is a different scenario. Being in prison does neccesitate you from being guilty of your crimes. You are just placed there because you are suspected of a crime but not as guilty of a crime. As to Manny Pacquiao he is very much eligible to ran for any position he likes. You cannot stopped him from running since under our law any citizen at the right age can join unless he is proven to be mentally/physically incapable of performing his duties and responsibilities. In his case he is mentally capable I think although we are not sure if he could deliver it that's why the people spoke not to let him win in the election.
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
But it only showed how lame our Constitution is. A candidate should know how to read and eight, should be a resident of this Country for blah blah years, a registered voter and so on and so fort. But there are no real qualifications that should pertain in a position. Even if the people has already spoken, but the fact is they let them ran for a certain position their are not fitted. So, it would be better to have a charter change than to have this laws which are not precise enough.
@redmike (153)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
it realy shows that we doesnt have good government... no debate on that..
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
the person who dishonours his country, dishonours himself. so, despite the fact that everything contradicts this, despite my sadness and my feelings of impotence, despite being almost convinced at this moment THAT NOTHING WILL EVER GET BETTER, I CANNOT LOSE ONE THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE: HOPE. --paulo coelho, author of "the alchemist"
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@JanMags (725)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
first of all please don't shoot my response because it's kind of unconnected to the topic. I think everything has been said already. i just want to express my admiration for all of you guys who answered so well especially rsa. this goes to show that Filipinos are not dumb and unaware of current events. this goes to show that Filipinos are capable of understanding the current condition of the country. (just for the record, my father was a pma classmate of honasan and my pop can vouch for the veracity behind the rumors of afp top brass corruption. that's partly the reason why he left the service. as of today, i support trillanes. his vistory was a sign that Filipinos are sick of Arroyo's underhand dealings)