When the people's voices are not given a chance, it is worth and worthy of praise that an incarcerated senator does the talking- through a coup d'etat, a siege, a takeover, however you call it. I'm sure the government is now shivering from cowardice.
While I condone a violent takeover of any government, I believe some harsh things have to be done to prove a point. When a nation is so corrupt that even the poorest of the poor is practicing corruption, and corruption has become a way of life, we have to do something to shake the foundations of corruption.
As my friend have written: I have always been an anti-GMA and I don't need to further elaborate why. By not allowing me to express it, is tantamount to infringement of my right to express myself as citizen of the Philippines.
Mabuhay ka Trillanes!
A Historical Review from bulatlat.com by Arturo P. Garcia:
More than a hundred years ago, the Magdalo faction in Cavite carried out the first coup d’etat in Philippine history when they arrested Andres Bonifacio and his brother and, following a mock-trial, had them executed on Mt.Buntis, Maragondon, Cavite May 10, 1897. One of the executioners went by the name of a Macapagal.
Before the Magdalo coup, the Tejeros Convention was held and in that meeting, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo who went by the nom de guerre Magdalo (after his town’s patron saint-St Magdalene) was elected president of the new assembly. Bonifacio’s followers were called the Magdiwang (Filipino word for celebrate) headed by Gen. Mariano Alvarez lost the elections.
The event is also commemorated today as the birth of the Philippine Army and the Magdalo insignia and flag is prominently displayed in its logo and that of the AFP itself. Thus, the rebellious soldiers Magdalo Group can really identify with this group.
Aguinaldo rationalized that he has to get rid of Bonifacio, who founded the Katipunan, because he is an obstacle to the revolution. He was wrong. After the executions, the revolution against Spain teetered on defeat. Aguinaldo accepted the truce in Biak-na-Bato and opted for an exile in Hongkong following his surrender in December 1897.
It was no coincidence that a hundred years later, the AFP Magdalo group of rebellious young officers, went into a compromise without firing a shot – as they had warned they would a la Rambo - and went back to the barracks. In all, the mutiny took only 20 hours.
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