The fact is, “fact-checker” Ellen Tordesillas has been a supporter and ally of Senator Antonio Trillanes for decades. She campaigned for his release when he was still in jail for his crime against the Filipino people. She also uses her website to promote his advocacies and propaganda against his enemies.
Been blogging since 2009. I distinctly remember how motivated Tordesillas was in lobbying for the release of Trillanes from prison. She believed he was just doing what was good for the Philippines in rebelling against then President Gloria Arroyo — never mind that he broke the law, damaged property, and put Filipino civilians’ lives at risk.
The fact that Ellen Tordesillas campaigned for the release of Trillanes means she has been practicing partisan politics for decades. She was using her clout as a journalist to paint Trillanes as a hero. She was instrumental in riling up the public against Arroyo then.
Indeed, Ellen Tordesillas reminds me of that movie with Nicole Kidman whose character fell in love with a criminal who was in prison. She advocated for his release just like how Tordesillas advocated for Trillanes’s release believing he was innocent. Unfortunately, he was a real criminal.
The way the Yellowtards are painting the narrative of the arrest of mutineer-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes, you’d think he his some sort of Joan of Arc on whose heroic deeds the Philippines will be rescued from its collapse.
That’s a fantastic proposition that appeals to the hormonally-imbalanced minds of these “activists”. If they actually took the time to step back from their screeching fits and thought things through like modern humans, they will find that the only person in the picture who had and continues to have an agenda to engage in the “destruction of public institutions”, is none other than “senator” Trillanes.
Trillanes has a clear history of seeking to destroy a civilian government. If sex offenders are tagged forever for their offense by being put on a Sex Offender list, perhaps too Trillanes should be the top item in a list of people who sought to destroy Philippine democracy.
Imagine if Trillanes and his band of bandits actually succeeded in even one of their little projects. The Philippines today will be the very sort of state the Yellowtards screech that the Philippines is supposedly becoming. Ironic to the intelligent, point completely missed by the stupids.
Journalist Ina Reformina reports…
The rebellion case (over 2007 Manila Peninsula siege) vs Sen. Trillanes before the Makati City RTC Br. 150 is bailable…
An arrest warrant had already been issued for the above and Trillanes has since been brought to police custody.
However , this one is the real rocket waiting to be lit under Trillanes’s ass…
…the coup d’ etat case (over 2003 Oakwood mutiny) before the Makati City Br. 148 is a non-bailable offense. Br. 148 has yet to resolve the DOJ motion.
Filipinos are waiting in excitement over the multiple cases Trillanes will be up against. This is payback following decades of thumbing his nose at the law with the Aquino clan squarely behind him.
Interestingly enough, no Aquino seems to be anywhere near this circus at the moment.
That question again: Where is Noynoy Aquino??
This is a question most likely ringing over and over again in Trillanes’s head.
Having their cake and eating it too. The Yellowtards want it all. Many of their “activists” are now defending the embattled mutineer-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes on the basis of what they unilaterally declared a “patriotic duty” to “resist the corruption and bankruptcy of the Arroyo government”.
That is just wrong and illegal at many levels. First of all, governments that have done bad — or good for that matter — are judged by Filipino voters in an exercise called, guess what: elections. It was not up to Trillanes to decide that. He, in effect, attempted to steal that right from Filipino voters when he launched his military adventurism in the early- to mid-2000s.
Second, it is not up to Yellowtard activists to determine whether what Trillanes did was wrong or right. That is for a judge to decide. It seems the Yellowtards have their pointed heads so far up their asses that they cannot seem to see beyond their perverse and borderline criminal sense of entitlement.
Indeed, if there is anyone who is killing Philippine democracy, it is the Yellowtards. Their idea of selective democracy is dangerous and anathema to the stability Filipinos need in order to prosper.
Yellowtards should get over their shrill screeching fits and take stock of the real situation outside of their little echo chambers. Democracy is not “dead” as they would like all Filipinos to believe. One thing the arrest of Trillanes proves is that democracy is alive and kicking ass.
The way things are going, it is only right that Antonio Trillanes’s ass be rendered a bright shade of red after all the kicking it will be getting in the coming days. For one thing, the mutineer-turned-senator has been using the Senate premises as his personal hotel suite. Not a bad deal for a service paid for by Filipino taxpayers. It’s time he move to more permanent accomodation — perhaps one where he can really prove what a big “hero” he really is.
After all, Trillanes deliberately and consciously broke the law. And he broke a really big one — using military resources to threaten a legitimate civilian government. He actually sought to DESTROY an entire Philippine government. Wow! And to think the Yellowtards are such big shills when it comes to whining about the “evil” ways of the Philippine military establishment.
Good thing Philippine democracy is ALIVE and at the service of the Filipino people. The Yellowtards prefer to believe it is dead — perhaps because their agenda as a political bloc really does not involve serving Filipinos nor serving their country.
Yellowtards are busy raising issues that they deem “more important” than arresting mutineer-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes. The argument is that there are other things worth the president’s time. But, really, Trillanes is facing serious charges — no less than the offense of using military resources in an attempt to overthrow a legitimate civilian government.
So what do the Yellowtards do? They issue a call to “Stand with Trillanes”.
But what exactly does “standing with” Trillanes mean?
Certainly there is no notion of doing this within the framework of the law as it is quite clear that due process had been followed in evaluating Trillanes’s case and issuing this arrest warrant. Unless Trillanes’s fans can find a legal argument against what is about to happen to Trillanes, there really is no sensible ground to stand on and certainly not one involving standing “with” Trillanes.
The Yellowtards really shouldn’t worry as they supposedly have, as they like to keep pointing out, the most prayerful legal minds at their disposal. How can prayerful lawyers lose a case, right? No less than God is on their side.
Recall a while back, this is what mutineer-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes reportedly said…
In a Rappler Talk interview on Friday, September 14, Trillanes was asked: “Will you surrender like what Senator Leila de Lima did or magpapahabol ka sa kanila (will you let authorities run after you)?”
“No, I will surrender, submit myself. I decided to submit myself to the judicial process and whichever way it goes, ‘yun na ‘yun (that’s it),” Trillanes said.
So the million-dollar question is, will Trillanes comply quietly? At the moment, he remains holed up within the Senate premises — possibly still hoping for a “people power” circus to rescue him from his quaint predicament.
But time’s run out for him and his hopes of yet another extra-judicial solution to his legal woes dashed following issuance of an arrest warrant by the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150.
Abangan ang susunod na kabanata…
The trouble with Trillanes is that he got too cocky. Recall that he was pardoned by then President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III despite a clear recognition of the gravity of the offenses his renegade mob had committed in the early- to mid-2000s — rebellion, the deliberate endangerment of civilian life, and damage to private property. The only rationale Malacanang could provide at the time to justify this granting of amnesty was that:
(1) “there [was] a clamor from certain sectors of society urging the President to extend amnesty to said AFP personnel”;
(2) The Constitution says the President can; and,
(3) It was in line with Noynoy’s aspiring “to promote an atmosphere conducive to the attainment of a just, comprehensive and enduring peace”.
A “clamor”, a Constitional provision, and an airy-fairy aspiration to some nebulous goal constitute the only things Malacanang coughed up to justify setting loose a group of loose-cannon ex-soldiers.
Aquino could get away with a proclamation based on idiotic principles because he was popular at the time. Filipinos, true to their exhibiting the usual level of intelligence were quick to embrace the popular sentiment back then rather than engage in a bit of modern thinking. Blogger Ellen Tordesillas wrote, “Trillanes and company never stole a single centavo from the government”. I say perhaps.
But in my book Trillanes and his band of bandits did something worse. His actions contributed to undermining the stability of the state and perception overseas of the Philippines as a viable market to invest in and do business with.