Saturday, June 30, 2007

Trillanes On Day One


NTONIO TRILLANES IV wasted no time at all on niceties and pleasantries. Moments after taking his oath yesterday, he fired off a sharp salvo at Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri's end-run on the Senate winning circle. He said Migz must "know deep in his heart" that he "was part of, or benefitted from cheating" [in Maguindanao and elsewhere]:

I'm all for self-restraint myself, but I'm putting myself in his shoes just for today, and feeling the vertigo of the last four years! I'm thinking of what Trillanes has gone through to get to the Senate, compared to Migz and really, everybody else. His candidacy is probably the really big story of these elections. For now, people just can't help but cheer this guy on, because he is living proof that Democracy is a potent and powerful force of which we ought to be respectful, even awed.

There is still a mystery about the Oakwood Mutiny and the people have put him in the Senate for a reason.

Trillanes is not lacking for substantial arguments against the political etiquette of politeness and prudence, at least for now. Here is his reasoning on the matter of "being impartial in case you become a Senator-Judge":

Migz was mad, at one point even blurting out that he "was not afraid of Trillanes, just because he is a PMA'er" (in reference to the elite Philippine Military Academy from which Trillanes graduated) and seemed ready to challenge the other to fisticuffs. But Migz lost his cool too, and his voice was shrieking shrill when he was saying "..too much! too much!..."

Comelec is in a quandary, given the severe irregularites that have accompanied the process of canvassing the Maguindanao vote.

10 comments:

Eric said...

It is interesting to note that Trillanes won under the Genuine Opposition (GO), whose spiritual leader, former President Joseph Estrada, is still facing plunder charges. I find his statements against Zubiri arrogant and presumptuous in light of this. How can he rail against Zubiri when he himself belongs to a group associated with cheating, in the form of graft and corruption?

If we were to go by his statements about not wanting to sit with cheats in the Senate, maybe he should include current Senator Jinggoy Estrada, among others, in his rantings.

While Trillanes' victory is awesome, considering the circumstances of his election, I'm not one of those millions who is awestruck. He seems so full of himself that he thinks that he can do anything that he wants.

Still, it's early yet. We'll just have to wait and see what sort of Senator he'll be once the sessions start.

Not that I'm a big fan of Zubiri either. Did anybody see Friday's edition of the Philippine Star? Is Zubiri running for the position of Senator or of underwear model?

Punzi said...

I'd say, go Trillanes!

What can Zubiri threaten him with? Jail? hahahahahahahah!

Libel's just a slap on the wrist compared to what he's facing. And as for damages, it's pretty difficult squeezing blood from stone.

I also say any move Zubiri will make will blow up on his face...

missy said...

testing....

missy said...

Sorry, I thought it won't go through. I have some comment about Trillanes' winning. He is the answer to the prayers of those who have been patiently waiting for the rule of law to prevail. I fully believe Gloria Arroyo is exercising the power that should be Estrada's because according to the Constitution, Gloria is not the president. It is still Estrada whose term was interrupted by the party he defeated in the election that gave him a constitutional power to lead the nation. Whether he has not done his work well or he fell short of god's grace...meaning nalulong sa kasalanang karnal, still the power to unseat him should be according to the rule of law. It is time for Gloria to go and let someone new take over, the likes of Trillanes. But, let's observe him some more and give him all our support by participating vigilantly in the governing of the nation. Thank you.

kulas said...

Does Migz know deep in his heart that he benefited from cheating in Maguindanao? Pretty good question to ask Migz!

Would someone in the media ask Migz that question, please!

manuelbuencamino said...

I like the Rizalist radio. Great idea!

Like you I'm waiting to see what Trillanes is all about.
One thing for sure, Trillanes wouldn't have won if people weren't so abgry with Gloria

DauLemZ said...

nanalo lang yan si trillanes kasi, he portray a "macho man" o "rambo" effect. Hilig kasi sa action star mga pinoy. Pang Drama lang kasi si "GOma" at "Cesar" eh ang hilig ng pinoy war. I think it is same with Lim, Lacson, Honasan, Duterte etc...

Tiki said...

Why are you praising someone charged with overthrowing the government and then criticizing another (that is, Davide) for doing something similar?

PASWIT said...

I worry about Migz winning the 12th slot in the Senate...presently, all he does is parrying the shots that come his way, from Koko, media, Senator Trillanes...The public will always equate him with Bedol, et al...

It will be a stressful 6 years.. Will it be worth it, Migz?

lateralus said...

Zubiri is one tough biznatch to crack! Wahaha. He totally lost it when he started questioning Trillanes' skills - with references to commando crawls and all the other bells and whistles that comes with a military background.

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