Capt. Arlene O. Trillanes was supposed to spend weekend with senator/husband

The Philippine Military Academy in Baguio maintained a business-as-usual stance.

Captain Arlene Orejana-Trillanes, the senator’s wife and a member of PMA corps of professors, filed a leave of absence on the day of the siege.

But the leave was meant for the long weekend — Friday being Bonifacio Day — “so I hope no one makes the wrong conclusions,” said Major General Leopoldo Maligalig, PMA superintendent.

“She is level-headed. She told me as she [had always said] that she has nothing to do with her husband’s [political decisions],” Maligalig said. “Her focus is family and I believe her.”

Orejana-Trillanes was one of the seven women cadets who graduated from the PMA in 1997. Her husband belongs to Class 1995.

More of loyalty check in military.

December 1, 2007 9:12 pm   Posted in: Military

197 Responses

  1. Chabeli - December 1, 2007 10:08 pm

    The loyalty check in the military goes to show government is nervous. Something’s brewing & I think this time they won’t know where it’ll come from.

  2. azcarraga_times - December 1, 2007 11:41 pm

    mrs trillanes should be insulated from all these. i admire her devotion to her family. one could imagine her anxities, worries and confusion.
    of all the statements during the standoff, the best came from danny lim. “DISSENT WITHOUT ACTION IS CONSENT”. i hope all of the quiet and dormant members of the AFP listen well. dissent without action is consent. if you do not do anything soon, then you allow evil to prosper. you, too, have blood on your hands.

  3. Sampot - December 2, 2007 12:22 am

    Maganda ang kolum ni Randy David, Silence of the Camps

    “… what did the silence of the camps during this six-hour siege signify?

    Who would know what it means for a soldier or a citizen to see a young senator of the republic, filled with idealism, being shackled and handled like a sack of potatoes by his captors as he is led to a waiting police bus?”…

    “There is a mutiny in the making not just in the camps but in the hearts of the rest of us. We were beginning to forget what social anger is all about, and what it means to take responsibility for the nation our heroes bequeathed to us. Thursday set us on a new path.” – Randy David >>

  4. AdeBrux - December 2, 2007 12:37 am

    Sen Lacson doesn’t mince his words which were quoted by the Phil Star:

    But Sen. Panfilo Lacson, in a text message to The STAR, said punishing Trillanes and his civilian supporters alone would be an injustice if Mrs. Arroyo and her officials remain unpunished for their alleged misdeeds.

    “Somebody in Malacañang long deserved to be impeached. The plunder committed against the Filipino people could make Senator Trillanes’ Peninsula Manila misadventure look like a trickle in a small bucket,” Lacson said.

    “If she (Mrs. Arroyo) is not impeached, justice in this country won’t be equal in its application,” he said.

  5. rontoniotrill4 - December 2, 2007 1:33 am

    just want to inform everybody that majority of OFW’s here in UAE support senator trillanes and co. all the way.specially all engineers who believe in his principle and capability.
    GO!GO!GO!Senator Sonny!

  6. pedrocarpio - December 2, 2007 1:39 am

    Kung ako yun, sinuntok ko si Trillanes — Miriam…… tingnan mo lang itong miriam na ito, taga Iloilo pa man din siya bastos ang ugali sana siya nalang ang judge para maka tikim ng sampal kay Trillanes. mayabang tagala itong miriam na mag sila ng amo niyang unano.

  7. pedrocarpio - December 2, 2007 1:40 am

    magsama sila ng amo niyang Unano.

  8. laoco - December 2, 2007 4:54 am

    hay buhay nga naman bakit kaya ang tapang nating mag comment ng kung ano ano, pero nung pumunta sila Sen. trillanes sa manila pen siguro si ellen at bibeth lang ang pumunta para sumuporta sa mga magdalo.Yung iba dito sa mga nagko comment puro salita, pagkakataon na sana nung thurs pero nasaan tayo, siguro kung nandyan lang ako sa pinas pumunta rin ako sa manila pen kasi gusto ko na rin ang pagbabago.

    Ganon din yung mga pulitiko na nasa likod nila Sen. trillanes, wala rin sila sure ball rin kasi ang gusto nung mga pulitiko na gustong maalis si gloria ‘dakpan” arroyo pag nakita na nilang maraming tao saka lang rin sila pupunta.buhay nga naman sa pinas gusto lagi makuha ang gusto sa madalian at di pinaghihirapan. Kaya minsan pag nagbabasa ako sa site ni ellen natatawa nalang ako kasi parang ang tatapang nung mga nagko comment pero im sure takot rin sila na mapahamak, si ellen lang yata at si ms bibet orteza ang matapang sa mga nagko comment.

    Sana di pa ito ang huli na magkaroon mga sundalo na mag withdraw ng support sa govt. Isa na lang siguro makakamit na rin natin ang pagbabago. So next time sa mga mahilig mag comment dito pls lang kung may pagkakataon kayo na sumuporta sa mga officers and men na magwiwithdraw ng support sa govt pumunta naman kayo, kung nandyan lang ako im sure isa ako sa pumunta sa manila pen. siguro yung mga makakabasa dito sasabihin ang yabang ko naman, pero totoo ngayon lang ako nag comment dito pero ang mga comment ko kaya kong panindigan.

    ood luck nalang sa inyo ms ellen tordesillas at ms bibeth orteza saludo ako sa inyong dalawa. mabuhay ang sambayanang pilipino

  9. retiradong aktibo - December 2, 2007 5:51 am

    I agree with you laoco. Karamihan sa atin mga fence sitters pa rin. Kung di tayo magbabago kailan pa natin makakamtan ang pagbabago.Tama ka, sayang ang pagkakataon noong Huwebes. Pero sa isang banda, ang sakim na administrasyon ni Gloria ay lubhang manhid na at lahat ay gagawin para lang mapanatili ang pwesto. Gustuhin mo marahil ng karamihan sa ating mga Pilipino na makilahok sa Manila Pen ang mga bitag na inilatag ng sakim at ganid sa kapangyarihan ay di kinayang matinag. Malawak na ang karanasan ng sakim na si Gloria Arrovo sa pagyurak sa karapatan ng mamayang Pilipino. Tulad mo, ako man ay nghihinayang na wala sa bansa ng manyari ang Manila Pen incident, sana ako rin ay isa sa mga nagbigay suporta sa magigiting na Pilipino na pinangungunahan ni Sen Trillanes, at Vice President Guingona kasama si Bishop Labayen. Subalit mahaba pa ang panahon, kaya ipagpatuloy ang laban sa pagbabago.

  10. parasabayan - December 2, 2007 6:32 am

    It would be very difficult for the wife of Trillanes to be insulated from all these. I would not like to be in her right now but I would tell her that she has a “diamond in the rough” for a husband and she should be very proud of him for risking everything he has for the country. When the tide turns and it will, hopefully soon, he will be one of the movers and shakers of the next generation!
    The “die is cast” ika nga ni Gen Lim. He must smell the savor of victory one of these days. Two years and counting is too long for us to wait for the tiyanak and her corrupted generals to step down. ung mga natutulog diyan gising na!

  11. rose - December 2, 2007 6:41 am

    pedrocarpio: hindi pagsapaka si Miriam..hindi bala ang kuon nanda hindi lang may tiriring..kundi nag umang umang?
    …malaki ang pagasa ng Pilipinas sa susunod na mga araw kung dadami ang sasali na may pagmamahal sa Pilipinas na katulad nila Bibeth at Ellen, Mr. Nemenzo, former VP Guingona…these two I am sure will be on the side of Gen Lim, Sen. Trillanes and the Magdalo soldiers…Ma Buhay ang Filipinas!
    …those who are not physically able because of geographical distances..we can give our support through prayers…our hope is in our prayers …Dear Lord, please save our Country! Let us just keep on praying, trust and have faith in God..

  12. Yuko - December 2, 2007 6:56 am

    PSB: “diamond in the rough”

    *****
    I like “gold among the sand” as a better description for Senator Trillanes, Gen. Lim, et al. Sa dinadami ng mga sundalong pilipino, sila ang mga tunay na ginto!

    In time of war, hopefully, mas hasa na sila at talagang till death do us part ang laban!!!

    3 cheers! Banzai!

  13. Yuko - December 2, 2007 6:59 am

    Rose: …those who are not physically able because of geographical distances..we can give our support through prayers…our hope is in our prayers …Dear Lord, please save our Country! Let us just keep on praying, trust and have faith in God..

    *****
    Sinabi mo pa, Rose. In fact, ang lesson namin sa church ngayong araw na ito ay ang pagkakaroon ng faith kapag nagdarasal para pakinggan ng Panginoon. Papaano kasing pakikinggan ng Diyos ang dasal na peke, di ba?

  14. ipaglaban_mo - December 2, 2007 11:04 am

    tama ka laoco. i just hope we learn from this na we have to react quicker when the need of our support arises again. let’s face it, it shock the hell out of us because it all happened so fast. As we all know, when people are shock; it’ll take a little moment to get back to our senses. This isn’t the people power of yesteryears anymore where people are given days to organized. This is most evil president we’re dealing with here, so, it’s a tougher to get organize. We’ll have to go for the shock & awe approach when our moment comes… Tuloy na tuloy ang laban!

  15. jewel - December 2, 2007 12:22 pm

    for laoco, retiradong aktibo and ipaglaban_mo
    tama kayo…nasan nga tayo nung panahon na yun? i work near camp aguinaldo at nakita namin ang paglabas ng tatlong trak ng mga sundalo…by the time na malaman namin ang balita…bloked na lahat ng street papuntang Manila Pen…not a valid reason i know, but yun nga ang kulang saming naririto pa sa Pinas…i was told also by a militant friend na may assembly na sa Cubao kaya lang nagdeklara na ng pagsuko si Trillanes…pero hindi pa huli ang lahat…sana lang mas maraming nakakabasa ng mga kuro kuro dito at sana’y tuluyan ng magising ang damdamin ng mga Pilipino…

  16. rose - December 2, 2007 2:00 pm

    Yuko: Faith and Trust in God..our strong weapons against all evil..At the wailing wall..I prayed for my 3 Ks for the Phil..and then wondered if my prayer would be granted..I am Catholic and I am praying in the Jewish sacred ground..but then I told myself..why not? We have the same faith in the same God..and I should like those who prayed at that time must trust in God..and I know my prayers will be answered..When? In His time..Quite frankly, natawa ako sa sarili ko..but then God of Abraham is my God too.

  17. ipaglaban_mo - December 2, 2007 4:06 pm

    jewel, i just hope the word gets out on Trillanes, Gen. Lim, etc. about how the Gloria’s goons are one-step ahead that day. I just don’t want Lim/Trillanes think that the surprise protest didn’t go in vain. As Gen.Lim says, the dye is cast… Now, it’s up to us to help them finish the fight with a shocking victory. tuloy na tuloy ang laban…

  18. Yuko - December 2, 2007 7:51 pm

    Rose: but then God of Abraham is my God too.

    *****
    Amen. Iyan din ang paniniwala namin as a matter of fact, at hindi kami nagdarasal sa kahit na sinong santo! :-P

  19. damag46 - December 2, 2007 11:12 pm

    to you gloria arroyo the unelected president, majority of us here in california were with thinking of sen trillanes, gen lim et al when they ask for “tiyanak” to resign.MGA KABABAYAN TUMINDIG TAYO LABAN KAY GLORIA ARROYO.

  20. ipaglaban_mo - December 3, 2007 2:12 am

    Go Califonia-pinoys and lead way for filipinos in the USA against that pathetic little montster. Mabuhay!

  21. damag46 - December 3, 2007 1:03 pm

    sabi ni gen razon “dapat lalaki si sen trillanes na sagutin ang nasira sa manila pen. ang tanong naman ng bayan” naging lalaki ba naman siya ng kinuha ni sec puno ang pera na ipinamudmod sa malacanan da dapat sana ay para sa kapulisan? hindi siya umimik. iniwan niya ang kanyang bahag sa kanilang bahay.

  22. damag46 - December 3, 2007 1:14 pm

    ek-ek mo HERmogenes Asspweron ng sinabi mong may info kayo sa plano ni SEN TRILLANES eh bakit sa hiunaba-haba ng nilakad nila bakit walang militar na humarang sa kanila. at bakit TAHIMIK ang militar sa loob ng 6 na oras. sabihin mo Hermogenes naisahan ka naman. at dahil doon sa ginawa ni Sen Trillanes lalong umangat ang kanyang popularidad at lalong-lalo naman na bumaba ang negative na rating mo.

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