How can a Senator not know the concept of Due Process?

Now that the stand off is over (yay!) we made a quicklist of learning lessons from today’s experience with…
Ten questions to ask oneself about today’s Makati Standoff
10. Can you call for a mutiny while being charged for calling a mutiny?
9. Why does religion keep dipping its grubby little hand in politics?
8. What is Trillanes’ beef with hotels?
7. …and why can’t he storm say Embassy or Alchemy? (Was he not in the guest list?)
6. Was he bored while court was in session?
5. Is it newsworthy to say “Binabato kami ng teargas, naiiyak ako!” while being lobbed with teargas?
4. Did Trillanes order room service?
3. Will there be a part three? …and will he sell it as a 3-part movie series to Carlo J. Caparas?
2. When the tank entered Manila Pen’s Lobby, did security have to inspect its trunk?
1. How can a senator not know the concept of Due Process?

7 Comments so far

  1. Migs (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    Number 7 made me laugh out loud, but it’s really number 9 which I want to find the answer to.

    Poor Pen. They always have the best press conferences. Now this.

  2. nina (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

    If this was flickr, I’d favorite this post. Nice one Peter!

    So many things happening in the Philippines all at once. Kinda makes me regret not being there lol.

    I’ve read the news articles and a couple of things stood out:
    1. Trillanes claimed that he ran for office so he can make a change in the country.
    2. When change didn’t happen, he staged another coup.
    3. It turns out he was never allowed to join the senate sessions because of his criminal cases.

    Oh irony.

  3. Kyameel (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    This has somehow amused me. It also doesn’t help that when I viewed the Manila Metblogs, in between the mutiny update posts, I see this.


    Seriously. This is the only way to cope, laugh.

  4. nina (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    LOL! Right on the spot, Kyameel XD

  5. charlie solis (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

    10. apparently, only lunatics can do that.
    9. some priests like that robert reyes is actually pro-communism, that’s why
    8. his beef with hotels is just a surface value of the issue. those hotels are in makati. you know who that city’s mayor is. meaning he has behind-the-scenes blessings
    7. he-he
    6. lunatics can be bored too, yes, but that’s not the issue
    5. stupid reports know where they should be literally and that’s not in harm’s way especially when the government is doing its best to control the mutiny
    4. makati mayor binay might have wherever he may be whenever something like that happens in his city
    3.that stunt is an investment for his candidacy for president soon, and why did he even say, “may katapusan din ang lahat ng ito (arroyo regime)” when everyone knows that it will end in 2010?!
    2. he-he
    1. that’s why not all that the people elect are suited. democracy is dependent on the people who give it power. the filipinos who voted for him are lunatics also.

  6. bea santiago (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    am thinking, its not that he does not know the concept of due process… i think he really just deliberately threw it out the window just so he can do what he did.

  7. Rick (unregistered) on December 8th, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    Haha, room service…

    Makes you wonder if he was behind the Glorietta “accidental explosion”.

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