PNoy amnesty for Trillianes and Co., for Political Stability

Senator Pangilian remarked:

“The amnesty proclamation reverses the injustice done to them by committing a political act. It is meant to restore harmony and unity by way of ‘forgetting’ these offenses. We cannot hope to solve the serious problems of our nation if we are unable to create a politically stable society.”

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  • benign0, you are an unintelligent piece of dirt that does not deserve peoples attempt to educate you. You fail to list your true name so you deserve no voice in any intelligent conversation or discussion. Repent your sins, and ask forgiveness from everyone around you who are forced to listen to the nonsense coming out of you. Your English is deplorable, just how much education do you have. You think you are smart, but you are not smart enough to be the one, dusting off a path for the President to walk on. He should walk on you for your inconsiderate statements. God will punish you for your actions, unless you accept Jesus into your heart, turn your life around, and vow to work with the President to make amends for your despicable life.

  • Fear not, Mr GabbyD as I have articulated all the answers to your questions in a brilliantly coherent format!

    Trillanes amnesty: the Filipino’s spectacular society-level tolerance for IMPUNITY

    Disappointing indeed. Hong Kong’s expression of disappointment over the flaccid action taken by the Philippine Government on people found accountable for the deaths of eight tourists as a result gross incompetence comes in the wake of a similarly moronic granting of amnesty to “Senator” Antonio Trillanes and a mob of “soldiers”, who also put civilian lives at significant risk as they stormed business establishments brandishing high-powered military weapons.


    That is one word to describe how President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III‘s administration fixates to its focus on cronies and family members fat and content by selectively applying the softly-softly treatment to people who have done significant damage to the Philippines as a result of their hollow-headed ill-thought-through “initiatives”.

    Some of the excuses being bandied around by the esteemed officers of our so-called “Republic” are among the lamest I have come across even relative to the banal lameness of Pinoy society we all know and love:

    (1) Trillanes and his bozos have “suffered enough”.

    Cute. That’s Philippine emo politics at its finest. That the good “Congressman” Lorenzo Tanada, author of House Resolution 524 granting amnesty to “Senator” Antonio Trillanes and his posse of bandits would cite the glacial pace at which the Philippine civilian and military criminal justice systems work makes his proposition even more pathetic.

    First of all, I wonder now why any “resolutions” coming from Congress or “proclamations” coming from the President did not instead address that underlying problem. Rather than work with the system we work around it. And as we can observe today, that ethic overstepping proper procedure is reflected even at the top most echelons of our government.

    Second, If these bozos had indeed “suffered” due to the ineffective processes of our civilian and military justice systems, then somebody who is responsible for these processes must also be held accountable for that “suffering” Trillanes et al supposedly sustained. For that matter, how about all those other poor sods who also have cases languishing in the system? They don’t get this sort of “amnesty”, do they?

    (2) The Government is yielding to “clamors” coming from “certain sectors of society”.

    What and who constitute these “certain sectors of society”. Cite specifics plez. According to Noynoy his “boss” is the Filipino people. So I am curious as to what he means by “certain sectors” of society. Does this imply that said “certain sectors” are representative of the “Filipino people”? Explain, plez.

    And get this: Congress concur. I say that is a concurrence to a spectacular tolerance for the same old garden variety impunity that Filipinos have always been renowned for. Impunity, indeed, is a key pillar of our collective character as a people, and the Trillanes pardon is but another one of many MANY manifestations of this dysfunctional character.

    And guess what: ALL Filipinos by virtue of the mandate they had granted to these “Congressmen” to represent them in matters of state are COMPLICIT to this tolerance for that nefarious trait of ours.

    In summary, ladies, gentlemen, and tambays of our sad country, perhaps we should step back and think (I know it goes against our national grain, but thinking is what underpins productive action):

    What exactly is going on here?

    If we want to respect the rule of law, if we want to bow to the court, we should wait for the court decision […]

    The above is the wistful lament of Senior State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera who along with four other colleagues spent the last seven years building a case for the conviction of Trillanes and his mob of mutineers.

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  • GabbyD

    the problem with B0’s comment is that he is half right.

    “Trillanes’s pardon IS all about impunity.”

    huh? ur mis-using the term. they have been punished already and have apologized, hence the term impunity does not apply. moreover amnesty is given for very specific reasons, which you downplay (u called it “made up”).

    you may disagree with the issues, but that doesnt mean they dont exist.

  • In case you hadn’t noticed, Cocoy, Trillanes’s pardon IS all about impunity. That’s what differentiates and The earlier merely reports the dots, whilst the latter CONNECTS the dots.

  • Bert

    as is his nature, benignO will exploit any topic to display his anti-pinoy rant, hohuuum.

  • Benign0,

    let’s stick to the topic at hand: Trillianes and his pardon.


  • Our renowned Culture of Impunity: All Filipinos are complicit

    It’s no wonder that everything in the Philippines is expensive. Insurance premiums probably cost more than the average in the region because insurance companies most likely factor into their risk models the generally high likelihood of a bunch of “soldiers” barging into a client’s business premises and nonchalantly declaring mutiny against their civilian bosses. That certainly becomes a more likely risk now that more than a few precedents have been set for uniformed bandits routinely getting away with waving high-powered weapons at civilians’ faces in the name of some made-up “revolutionary” stand.

    Already the average Filipino consumer contends with the high cost of borrowing money owing that (pardon the pun) to the average Filipino’s inclination to simply doing a runner on their obligations to creditors.

    Such is the economic cost of a cultural malaise that we are all otherwise quite familiar with…


    In many flaccid acts of slacktivism, we raise fists, display icons on our profile pictures, and publish “status updates” symbolising our trying-hard expressions of “indignation” against many acts of impunity. Yet we are all complicit by virtue of our own duly-elected representatives in Congress concurring to politically-motivated “amnesties” and “pardons” that are doled out, exchanged, and brokered in the way most forms of political currencies are.

    Not only do Filipinos deserve each other, Filipinos simply reap the poverty they themselves have sown.


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  • I agree with that decision completely. People have to remember, if you tried to put everyone guilty of corruption or other offenses, you would quickly run out of places to incarcerate them. Forgiveness is the answer.