Courting revolt

 The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ continued insistence to block Antonio Trillanes IV from performing his duty as Senator of the Republic is a surefire recipe for another people power revolution.  

Military lawyers have gone public recently that the former Navy lieutenant might be prevented to attend sessions and hearings in the Senate. In short, his becoming a Senator is dependent on the ‘passes’ that will be issued to him by Gen. Hermogenes Esperon.  

This is very dangerous. If the AFP and the rest of the Arroyo regime are still interested in remaining in power and maintaining the status quo, then they should stop this bullshit and let Trillanes carry out his functions as Senator elect. 

Trillanes has an indubitable mandate given to him by more than 11 million Filipinos and Gen. Esperon should learn to respect that. I wont be surprised if one of this days Trillanes would call on all the Filipinos who voted for him to bombard the Marine headquarters, impose their will against the establishment and spirit him out of detention.

The number of people that might heed his call is no joke. Remember, former President Estrada was booted out of office with only 300,000 warm bodies massing up in EDSA on the first day of People Power II.  

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