Corruption killed Angelo Reyes

Statement of former government officials

Unlike other cultures, our Filipino culture does not accord suicides by public figures one clear and definitive meaning.

Thus the message of a Filipino dying in public by his own hand often ends up being contested, improvised and twisted by various interested parties. And so it is with the tragic death of General Angelo Reyes. Did he put a bullet through his heart in an ultimate admission of personal responsibility for whatever wrong he had committed? Or was his willful termination of his own life a sublime act of protest to assert his innocence against unfair yet unremitting persecution?

The death of someone like Gen. Reyes who served our country for most of his life deserves our respect, prayers and reflection. This is a tragedy to one person, to his family and to many who believed and admired him for his personal, professional and public life. For his fellow Filipinos that Gen. Reyes left behind, his chosen timing and manner of exiting the public stage and this mortal world challenges us to seek some meaning and purpose from such a tragic loss. We, former senior government officials, choose to see the death of Gen. Reyes in the light of the principle that public office is a public trust.

1. We find no honor in a death without meaning to the welfare of our nation.

Gen. Angelo Reyes took his own life in the midst of an investigation that exposed the corruption within the command structure of our military, corruption that had tainted him. For whom did Gen. Reyes die? If he died to escape the consequences of his involvement, or to put a lid on further revelations, or worse, to become a sacrificial lamb for all others more tainted than he, his was not an honourable death. The smug faces of unpunished corruption that visited his wake only further dishonour him.

If, on the other hand, his death inspires our leaders to finally clean up the corrupt system in the military that ensnared him, he might yet be the last soldier to die in our people’s war against corruption. Gen. Reyes may have died by his own hand, but in truth, corruption killed him. As we pray for the forgiveness of his sins, we hope that his blood spilled on his mother’s grave will begin the cleansing of his beloved AFP, the government he protected and the nation he served.

The death of Reyes should not be wished upon anyone, not even the Garcias, the Ligots, and other alleged recipients of military graft, or even their alleged real protectors. That would be unchristian. But perhaps these lost souls in the people’s war against corruption should be reminded that moral death is as tragic as physical death. And the suffering will be much longer.

2. The investigation into high level corruption in the military should continue.

Gen. Reyes’ death could not and should not be blamed upon our legislators, no matter how hurtful their statements may have been. While more civility and courtesy could mark our congressional investigations, and invited “guests” to these proceedings could be treated better by their “hosts”, it must be clear by now that these legislative inquiries serve a vital function in democratic governance.

Thus far, the truth about high level corruption has obviously and apparently not been brought forth by agencies charged with this function. Neither the police, the NBI, the Ombudsman, nor the courts have shown any talent nor interest to bring forth to our people the truth about corruption at the highest levels of our government.

Despite their rantings and distractions during these public hearings, our senators and congressmen have been able to put names, faces, numbers and dates to the corruption that every citizen knows infects our officialdom.

We continue to regard George Rabusa and Heidi Mendoza as heroes in our people’s war against corruption. They have nothing to be ashamed about in this tragedy. Mendoza has apparently always been honorable in the discharge of her functions, while Rabusa had to confront and acknowledge his own sins in order to retrieve his own lost honor by finally telling the truth.

We ask Commodore Rex Robles and the others who have special knowledge of the facts concerning corruption in the military that they pay their respects to Gen. Reyes by coming out with the truth, rather than expecting others to do their work for them. Truth telling is the responsibility of everyone who knows the truth.

3. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez must go.

The Ombudsman can no longer sustain her pretense that moves to oust her are merely partisan efforts by the critics of Gloria Arroyo. There is nothing partisan about our people’s nearly universal desire to have a new beginning in the Office of the Ombudsman. The whole nation wants its government to move along the tuwid na daan and this incumbent Ombudsman is one of the biggest boulders on their way. Everybody wants this boulder out. She no longer has any excuse for trying to stay.

We remind the Supreme Court, and other lawyers, that in deciding the case on the impeachment of Merceditas Gutierrez, their final responsibility is not to search for arcane legal principles that would find fault in the effort, but to join the Filipino people in ridding ourselves of this boulder along our path towards a righteous and just Philippines.

The death of Gen. Reyes reminds us that corruption kills. Most often, it kills poor Filipinos with hunger, disease, disaster or crime because the money meant to help or protect them was stolen. It kills soldiers whose bullets ran out, whose guns fail, whose trucks ran out of gasoline, whose aircraft crashed due to poor maintenance, all because someone stole the money for their needs. Sometime, corruption kills those that partake of its evil fruit.

The death of Gen. Reyes is finally a reminder that public office is a public trust. Those who occupy public office shall be held accountable, by our laws when possible; by public opinion, when necessary; by history, eventually; or by individual conscience, ultimately.

February 12, 2011 1:22 am  Tags:   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Military

403 Responses

  1. vic - February 12, 2011 1:53 am

    As I posted, corruption such as Plunder, is a crime both moral and physical and it should be punished to the fullest extent as provided by law…no kid’s glove treatment…no wheeling dealing for whatever price to the benefactors (that too is corruption) and yes General Reyes was killed by corruption, the same as it kills hundreds and thousands of babies and mothers…children and adults alike for lack of basic necessities and to the Generals, their men for lack of tools to do their job and they die in their boots..

  2. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 1:55 am


  3. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 1:56 am

    Well said, Vic!

  4. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 2:01 am

    I’ve always said, corruption is a killer.

    That said, while it is right to infer that corruption was responsible for General Reyes’ taking his life, we must not twist the truth — Reyes killed himself not because he felt remorse for the acts of corruption of which he might have been part but because he felt humiliated at having been caught out by none other than his junior.

  5. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 2:07 am

    Ano yan, Anna, arrogance to the last breath?

  6. Ellen - February 12, 2011 2:10 am

    The texts going around about Trillanes by the Cavaliers are so vicious. They were not appalled by the kurakot of Reyes but they are ballistic over the questioning by Trillanes of Reyes.

    Hopeless, these generals.

  7. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 2:24 am

    Yaan mo Sonny, isabay nyo na rin sa Senado yung Hello Garci, para marami pang gago ang magpakamatay, hehehe! Par-pareho naman yatang mga duwag e. Sa text?

    It’s sooo gay.

  8. Mike - February 12, 2011 2:24 am

    Siyempre naman Ms. Ellen, protecting their own kasi mga heneral na yan. Ayaw din nilang dumating ang panahon na sila naman ang isasalang ni Trillanes sa hearing tungkol sa korapsyon.

  9. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 2:52 am

    This is a Filipino custom, naaawa sa namatayan. Kaya lang it is very short sighted in the case of Angie. Tama si Vic, naawa sila kay Angie at pamilya niya but they do not feel sorry for the sad state of the country as a whole. Yung bilyones na ninakaw ng mga generals na ito pati na ang mga nakakataas sa kanila ay makakapagpatayo na ng maraming eskwulahan para sa mga bata. Ni hind nga natin mabayaran ang mga nurses na dapat magalaga sa ating mga mamamayan, meron naman palang perang pambili ng mga bahay sa US ang mga lintik!

  10. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 2:53 am

    Sana hindi magbago si Trillianes sa pagiging “fighter”. Sana tapusin niya itong sinimulan niya.

  11. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 2:56 am

    In the news, one of the biiks said, Trillianes should continue with the probe to clear his mother’s involvement in any of the corrption issues. To you BIIK, you will get what you wish for! Maghintay ka lang, makakarating din si Trillianes sa nanay mong mandurugas!

  12. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 3:00 am

    Mahigit pitong taong nakakulong si Sonny because of these corrupt practices, do the people think that these malicious texts to destroy him will prevail? I do not think so!

  13. jawo - February 12, 2011 3:04 am

    Hindi matanggap ng mga heneral na ito na si (PLEBE) Sonny Trillanes is now a senator of the republic and a such will serve and investigate matters in the interest of the people as best he could in that capacity. And “the people” does not preclude suspected upperclassmen from the same military school such as the PMA from being grilled for alleged involvement in glaring anomalies “in aid of legislation”, as Gloria herself aptly puts it.
    So medyo mabigat at arogante (daw) ang dating ni pareng Sonny during senate questioning ! Not to me, he isn’t. Doon sa mga guilty, siguro nga.

  14. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 3:06 am

    Inspite of Angie’s death, Rabusa filed his papers on the corruption issues and his lawyers will prepare cases against four generals. Tinanong siya kung kasama si Reyes, ang sagot niya, “my lawyesr will determine that”. Very good answer!

  15. Ellen - February 12, 2011 3:08 am

    Itong isang text na nakalagay sa dulo “pass”:

    “Let us not forget the uncavalier act of Antonio Trillanes that humiliated and shamed Cav Reyes to the public.

    “When the proper time comes, let every cavalier judge Antonio Trillanes and put him where he rightfully belongs.

    “The time of reckoning is about to come.”

  16. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 3:17 am

    Very well written article!

  17. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 3:17 am

    Kahapon ay kontra pa ako na isara na yang PMA. Ngayon mukhang kumbinsido na rin ako. Kailangan pala, manahimik ka lang kung may anomalya kang nakikita.

    “Humiliated and shamed”. Ano’ng pagkakaiba? Meron pang “time of reckoning”. Dun sa mga kawatan, your time is up!

    Corruption killed Reyes – sabi ng FSGO.
    Reyes killed himself.
    Therefore, Corruption = Reyes.

  18. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 3:21 am

    Ellen, yan siguro ay text na galing sa mga rah,rah,rah boys ni putot. The military is divided on Trillianes. He is unpopular to the more senior officers but a hero to the more idealistic young officers. As long as Trillianes stays on the right path, who cares about the rotten senior officers!

  19. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 3:26 am

    Eto pa, paimbistigahan at kasuhan na rin kung bakit merong AFP materiel ang mga Ampatuan, MILF, Abu Sayyaf.

    Imbestigahan at kasuhan yung pagkaambush nung sampung Marines sa Tipo-tipo(?)

    Imbestigahan at kasuhan yung pagpatakas sa Abu Sayyaf sa St. Peter’s hospital compound.

    Imbestigahan at kasuhan yung involved sa Hello Garci.

    Siguro naman marami-rami na ring mababawas kung magpapakamatay din yung mga guilty diyan.

    Problema rin pala. Mauubos ang ammo ng AFP sa dami ng 21-gun plus 5 howitzer salutes.

  20. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 3:28 am


    Yes, he was an arrogant moral coward to the bitter end!

  21. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 3:30 am

    I agree that Malditas of the Ombudsman should go! She is like a boulder standing on the way of the right path!

  22. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 3:30 am

    Kung lahat ng corrupt ay magbabaril din gaya ni Reyes, aba e magtatayo na ako ng malaking punerarya! Sige, mga congressmen at Senators, imbestiga pa.

    Malaki na ang matitipid ng bansa, magkakaroon pa ng mga bagong hanapbuhay para sa mga gustong maging embalsamador.

  23. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 3:33 am

    Tongue, I believe that these corrupt generals are using the so-called “terrorists” groups to do the dirty work for them. Kasama ayan sa mga “props” to get more money into their pockets. Siyempre may blessings yan sa taas!

  24. perl - February 12, 2011 3:35 am


  25. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 3:43 am


    Are those ignoble text messages being passed around by senior officers?

    Not surprised that these officers who graduated from the PMA are feeling the humiliation that moral coward Cavalier Reyes felt in the hands of a junior but morally courageous Cavalier Trillanes. They are in a defensive mode. They abide by the old and obsolete military doctrine of “best line of defence is attack”.

    They spent almost 40 years in armed service bandying their ranks about with no result. They had a job to do and failed to do it.

    Those senior cavaliers all recognise that belong to the corrupt, obsolete, group of PMA graduates who, despite their bravoura, and the billions that passed their corrupt hands, never managed to wipe the few dozen Abbu Sayyaff bandits.

    And failing to beat the rag-tag enemy, they now are group bullying one, young, but upright junior officer just because he wants to right the mess that these humbug senior officers have created.

    They have absolutely no shame! I am disgusted!

  26. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 3:59 am

    Soldier on Lieutenant Trillanes! Beat them goddamn sonsovbitches! You can do it!

    You are young, you have solid moral principles, your moral courage will guide you. Remember, those senior officers (many of whom I personally know) who are laying out ambush battle plans to face you — ONE JUNIOR BUT COURAGEOUS OFFICER, are all yellow to the bone, bleeding bullies and cowards the lot of them. They need to group together because they can’t face you one on one.

    You’ve got courage, truth and the young generation on your side. I have every faith that you can bury those dinosaurs alive, Lieutenant!

  27. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 4:04 am

    Kung lahat ng corrupt ay magbabaril din gaya ni Reyes, aba e magtatayo na ako ng malaking punerarya! Sige, mga congressmen at Senators, imbestiga pa.

    Tongue, I’ll invest!

  28. perl - February 12, 2011 4:05 am

    sangayon ako ng ipasara ang PMA. hindi maganda ang nakagawian nilang systema at kultura… maganda ang brotherhood.. ang problema, kapag gumawa na ng kalokohan ang isa.. nahihirapan silang kastiguhin… kapag gumawa nman ng tama yung isa at sangkot ang kapwa PMAer lalo na’t senior at AFP… nagmumukha pang masama… kagaya ng ngyari ngayon kat Trillanes… at dati kay Lacson…

    bukod sa sistemang yan… vulnerable at malaking threat sila sa presidente… dahil nga malaki ang pinagsamahan ng mga liders ng PA, PAF, PN sa PMA… parang anytime, madali para sa kanila mag kudeta… kaya siguro si Marcos, hindi galing sa PMA yung dalawang kinuha nyang chief of staff…

  29. perl - February 12, 2011 4:26 am

    hindi dapat magpadala si Trillanes sa mga batikos galing sa mga kapwa nya militar… ang taong bayan ang isipin nya… sila ang naglagay sa knya sa senado at nagpalaya sa kanya. Ang taong bayan ang pakinggan nya dahil sila ang kakampi, naniniwala at tutulong sa kanya na malampasan ang pagsubok na ‘to. Naniniwala sa knyang ang mga taong bayan.. sa mga batikos o paninirang lumalabas, dapat pa nyang higitan at ipagpatuloy ang kanyang pinaglalaban…

  30. olan - February 12, 2011 4:32 am

    “Let us not forget the uncavalier act of Antonio Trillanes that humiliated and shamed Cav Reyes to the public.

    “When the proper time comes, let every cavalier judge Antonio Trillanes and put him where he rightfully belongs.

    “The time of reckoning is about to come.”

    Yeah right! reckoning ng mga foot soldier ang aabutin ninyo pati na rin ng taong bayan kapag pinakalman ninyo si senador Trillianes sa tama niyang ginagawa.

  31. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:41 am

    Are they now threatening an elected senator of the republic? Aba, Gen. David, Sec. Gazmin, wag tutulog-tulog!

  32. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:41 am

    Nasaan na ang principle of civilian supremacy over the military? Martial law na ba?

  33. hawaiianguy - February 12, 2011 4:48 am

    Tongue: “Kung lahat ng corrupt ay magbabaril din gaya ni Reyes, aba e magtatayo na ako ng malaking punerarya! Sige, mga congressmen at Senators, imbestiga pa.”

    Eh paano kung kasama si Pechay? Pati ung mamang un ay partner-in-crime din pala.

    Palagay ko, mas marami sa mga kurap na general ang magpapa ligot-ligot kuno para hindi maidiin. Ganun ang hindi magpapakamatay tulad ni Reyes.

    Sana ituloy ng BIR ang paghabol sa mga misis nila na marunong din pala makisawsaw. Baka matauhan sa dakong huli ang mga kurap pag dawit na ang waswit.

    Namputsa! Mas kaawaawa ang mga Juan (at Juana) dela Cruz na kahit na 100 pesos hirap mag delihensiya.

  34. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 4:50 am


    In the midst of the cowardly, un-officer-like threats and text attacks being waged today against Lieutenant-turned-Senator Trillanes, there only need one, and I mean senior military officer and PMA alumnus, in active service or retired from service, to come forward publicly in rightful defence of the beleaguered young senator and put his foot down, I’m pretty sure these digusting bully tactics being floated around will disappear.

    The ideal would be a retired flag-officer-in-command or any other retired major service commander, preferably from the older generation (Class 59, 60, 61) speaking against the vicious bullying being waged against their fellow cavalier Trillanes.

    Where is Congressman Biazon in all these? He’s from Class 59, a former senator (hence can defend Trillanes from a political point of view) and a former Marine cdr and CSAFP and so can speak against the noble doctrince of esprit de corps being used in a negative way by his fellow cavaliers.

  35. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 4:54 am

    What is tragic in all this is that not only have these old generals not succeeded in doing the right thing by the military and the nation while they were in active service, now that they are retired, they still are not doing the right thing — maybe because their minds have gone AWOL…

  36. hawaiianguy - February 12, 2011 5:03 am

    Right, corruption did Reyes in! No doubt about it.

    No amount of appeal to Filipino values (of compassion) and drama can hide his participation in the culture of corruption that is well entrenched in the AFP.

    It’s sad that he did it solo. At least, that’s the kind of courage I see in him – he’d rather go by himself than drag those men (and the woman handler) with him to deep shit.

    I think military virtue has nothing to do with it. Reyes knew that he would be pinned down (nagkalaglagan na kasi) in the end. It’s really shameful to be called a plunderer and corrupt after being among the “Edsa heros” that toppled Erap. Now, this is more humiliating.

  37. hawaiianguy - February 12, 2011 5:09 am

    Anna: “they still are not doing the right thing — maybe because their minds have gone AWOL…”

    It also tells us that these old generals have gunpowder mentality, or as Juan dela Cruz aptly puts it, utak pulbura.

  38. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 6:01 am

    HG, ah ganon ba??? hahahaha

  39. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 6:07 am

    Here’s the big shot kissing Reyes ass:

    Meanwhile, Sen. Manuel Villar Jr., a former Senate president, remembered Reyes as a good military officer who served his country and the people.

    He said the former AFP chief of staff should be considered innocent of the charges that he benefited from the AFP, including the supposed P50 million in pabaon or sendoff money given to him upon his retirement in March 2002.

    Useless piece of shit! Glad he’s not the president of the Philippines. Can you imagine what he would be doing now if he’d been elected?

  40. Tedanz - February 12, 2011 6:25 am

    Da bes talaga ay pulutin na ang mag-asawang Arroyo at ilagay sila sa kulungan na walang bintana para tumahimik na ang ating Bayan.

  41. Tedanz - February 12, 2011 6:30 am

    Gago talaga si Villar … papano mo sabihing walang kasalanan itong si Reyes .. kung yong mismong witness ang nagpapalit sa dolyar yong 50M at mismo … mismoooooo siya ang nag-abot.

  42. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 6:36 am

    From another ass licker:

    Blancaflor, meanwhile, said that Reyes only proved that the AFP was “bigger than any one of us” when he took his own life.

    Complete idiot… Don’t they know that Reyes shooting himself was not about the AFP. It was about the pabaon he received and the extravagant travel hobbies of his wife.

    Good Lord, another person whose brains went AWOL!

  43. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 6:42 am

    Ok, let’s hear from Defensor:

    “It is almost impossible for him [Reyes] to contradict or impeach the testimony of Lt. Col. Rabusa because the Supreme Court has said many times that mere testimony of an eye witness is sufficient even to convict a crime of murder for as long as the eyewitness has not been impeached, that is to say his credibility has not been shot,” she told reporters.

    Good enough for me… and Rabusa was a credible witness. Why would he stake his person knowing he would draw the ire and anger of his fellow officers if he was merely fabulating about Reyes drawing monthly stipends in millions and receiving an illegal multi-million peso pabaon (while the poor foot soldier could barely make ends meet.)

  44. hawaiianguy - February 12, 2011 6:45 am

    Anna, yes naman.

    Seriously, I think his suicidal end speaks of an old Philippine virtue that has been forgotten by many, especially public figures who have turned pachydermous (makapal ang apog, in deep Tagalog). This virtue has as its heart the hiya concept, which puts shame over and above money, dignity over power. It is anchored on the family system, the most basic unit of affiliation that nurtures love and compassion. His love (or hiya) for his deceased mother, and the need to protect the honor of his own family are what probably drove him to end his life. He could have chosen the other route, being brave to expose his “partners in crime,” but he is certain they will get back to his family.

    Who knows? His telephone call from GMA may hold the key to a frightening or an embarassing situation, defending others who don’t even care when he is in trouble. His last word to Robles gives us a hint, he has been betrayed! (Nilaglag na siya.)

    The opinion of sympathizers (Fidel Ramos, Ruperto Pabustan) that his “act is a supreme sacrifice for the image of AFP” is a gross misreading of Reyes’s action. He was doing it to save his family,, not the AFP (let alone the government that he served), from the public’s prying eyes.

  45. gusa77 - February 12, 2011 6:49 am

    re#22,tongue,bakit punerarya pa,creamatiom parlor na lang,at isang malaking poso-negro,lahat ng mga abo ng mga hinayupak ay doon ihihulog para di ma-aksya ang space para sa tunay na bayani.

  46. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 6:54 am

    HG, that is a beautiful analysis! And very enlightening. And yes, agree with you completely.

  47. Diego K. Guerrero - February 12, 2011 7:10 am

    The crocks are barking up a wrong. The legislators are just doing their mandate. Sino-sino ba ang nag-nakaw?

  48. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:19 am


    In effect, Reyes could be rightly commended for his courage to stand by his family… fine. But overall, he exercised moral cowardice, the opposite of moral courage define by the popular wikipedia as follows:

    Moral courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences.

  49. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:23 am

    “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” — Edmund Burke

  50. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 7:27 am

    The texts going around about Trillanes by the Cavaliers are so vicious. They were not appalled by the kurakot of Reyes but they are ballistic over the questioning by Trillanes of Reyes.

    Hopeless, these generals.
    - Ellen

    I told you guys. I saw this happening even before Reyes’ died, just after Trillanes supposedly insulted him. They are telling everybody that it is an attack on the institution specifically PMA itself and are enjoining everyone to rally behind to protect it. Honestly up to now I still don’t understand it, protect from who – the Filipino people?
    There are even suggestions to put up banners during the anniversary to boycott Trillanes.
    Its going to to be tough for Trillanes, we don’t have any idea how ostracism is like, even the wives hate him.

  51. humus - February 12, 2011 7:31 am

    go for the straight road
    suggest an effective solution.

    Let Corruption also Kill the Philippine Military Academy.

    Abolish it and use its gargantuan budget to a start
    A new INTEGRITY for the future officers of the Armed Forces.

    Divide the PMA budget into three: Trillanes should author a law creating (1) the Philippine Army Academy (PAA); (2) The Philippine Air Force Academy (PAFA), and (3) the largest because the country is an archipelago: The Philippine Sea Forces Academy(PSFA), ( compose of the Philippines Navy, Marines and Coast Coast Guard.

    The strategic Academy locations should be: PAA in Fort Magsaysay; PAFA in the Visayas, and the PSFA Cotabato or Zamboanga City.

    The time is opportune and propitious. Funding may be augmented from foreign military assistance. The Armed Forces of the Philippines at the time after all those PMA graduates had retired can start on a clean slate. Let this idea be the start, the foundation and the building blocks for the straight way (patriotism) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under P NOY.

    If this will come to pass, General Reyes’ suicide will be mitigated by history.

  52. rabbit - February 12, 2011 7:31 am

    all along i have been taught in a catholic school that suicide is a moral sin and will not be given the last rite,, so whats this all about reyes given the blessing,, anyone pls explain

  53. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 7:31 am

    I believe Biazon also didn’t like the way Trillanes treated Reyes, he’s an old guard. Tradition runs deep in the blood of these people.

  54. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 7:35 am

    This is strange really, there’s a class that expelled one of their members because they found out he faked his birth certificate. I wonder what happened to that extremely high standard of integrity?

  55. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:37 am


    To be perfectly honest, as soon as I read the statement he hurled at Reyes, it occured to me that he would be ostracised and that he would find himself one against all (PMAers) but the 7 years of incarceration he went through would help him get through.

    Besides, if he comes out of this victorious, eg., the investigations proceed and they reach a “verdict”, then the others be damned. He’ll be the hero.

    Problem is we know the mean things these officers are capable of especially come election time and that’s when Trillanes will need major civilian support (and the support of the young ones in the military.)

    But Trillanes mustn’t waver… he must soldier on.

  56. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:41 am

    Yes, I half guessed Biazon wouldn’t.

    Maybe, we should speak to some members of Class 61? Especially to his boss there both in the PMA and when he joined the navy?

    So possible support from the old guard from Class 59, not possible. From Class 60, none too because Vice-Admiral Dumancas faced corruption issues which leaves him Class 61 (but not Nick Rodriguez, CGPAF because his wife had issues too with the military so that leaves Trillanes’ former supt at PMA and boss when he joined the Navy), problem is could he call on him for support?

  57. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 7:43 am

    Sometimes I couldn’t stop myself and spoke in favor of Trillanes but I get a “even Jesus Christ said whosoever has no sin cast the first stone” response. So stealing is acceptable now because its a sin everybody commits casually already? Its really perplexing…I can only pray that people stop this persecution complex, its making them look bad.

  58. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:43 am

    Agree with humus – February 12, 2011 7:31 am!

    :-) Would be great tactical maneuver by Trillanes towards victory if he can do it…

  59. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:45 am


    Yeah, I can very well imagine… I think those who want good to come out of this must remember Edmund Burke’s quote:

    “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

  60. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:50 am


    Agree with setting up 3 major armed service academy but I’m afraid the Coast Guard must be apart which it is now — it’s under direct civilian agency, the DOTC.

    It’s the same elsewhere in the world, i.e., Coast Guard falls directly under civilian jurisdiction except in small countries that have little population, eg., Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and a few others.

  61. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:51 am


    When they say ““even Jesus Christ said whosoever has no sin cast the first stone””, then hurl the Moses’ 7th(??)commandment back at them: Thous shalt not steal!

  62. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 7:53 am

    I’m confident that eventually these guys will realize their mistake and see the whole picture, that they belong to a bigger group and its members are not limited to where they graduated but by being a member of one race, one country.
    Trillanes has some hurdles to go, he will feel isolated, but then again his 7 years incarceration probably prepared him for this. God be with him.

  63. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 7:58 am

    Jug, I really hope so… but many of them were involved in military financial shennanigans so I’m a bit wary.

  64. humus - February 12, 2011 8:00 am

    Thanks for considering the points raised AdeB. Don’t
    Have strong views about the Coast Guard. In name and
    Personnel Management and Operations, it’s militaristic, and applies the same norm of conduct.

    They should change it’s name into Coast Lines Services and Control. Coast guarding is not same as enforcing sea transport laws. It can be abolished because of sub standard performance, its functions transferred to MARINA.

  65. rose - February 12, 2011 8:01 am

    who was the priest who gave him the last rites? baka yong nagbigay ng mandate kay putot.. saan ba siya nabigyan ng last rite? when he was declared dead sa Quirino Hospital?
    will there be a funeral mass? saan sa Camp Aguinaldo? why not a memorial mass after he is buried or cremated…wala ng funeral mass…memorial mass na lang…and private…

  66. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 8:14 am


    I really believe that dismantling the PMA and reconstructing it into three separate and distinct major service command academies is a very judicious idea.

    I believe Jug might agree too… He and I have discussed it a bit in a previous thread.

  67. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:29 am

    after what i’ve seen, it seems like its the most viable long term solution. this business of rallying each other together for protection is as stupid as it gets. wny they are making it trillanes against pma when its clearly just trillanes questioning reyes in the light of graft investigations is beyond me. where were they when gen lim was treated shabilly? and why the “day of reckoning” for trillanes when he’s not the one who needs to account for anything?
    there are so several who are involved in graft, jueteng, carnapping, shabu labs, smuggling, etc., etc., why don’t they address the “day of reckoning” threat to them? honestly, i hate those words, you normally hear them before experiencing either a brief but painful corrective measure or an exhausting day long, prolonged, excercise cum punishment.

  68. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 8:37 am

    Questions well put, Jug… They must be answered. The “day of reckoning” threat sounds almost gangland challenge. It’s eerie.

  69. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:40 am

    spoken like a student of OD. you know what? these guys studied OD, if not in Ateneo, AIM, Australia, US, etc.?
    they can opt for further schooling after graduation courtesy of Pinas government, you could just wonder why after all that exposure they still have this small group, small world, exclusive mentality.

  70. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:43 am

    not to mention, HBO, human behavior in organizations…all these should have opened up origainally narrow minds?
    its unbelievable.

  71. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:45 am

    i hope they see the wisdom of suffering in quiet dignity, bacause the more they talk, starling with maligalig, the more they bury themselves.

  72. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:48 am

    and these people making statements are former academy superintendents? wtf. do they want the people to get the impression that this is what they have been teaching all these years?

  73. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 8:50 am

    The more reason Trillanes should once and for all put this corruption issue in the AFP to light. He has two more years to work for the 11 million who voted for him and if he succeeds in putting away the corrupt generals and their patron/patrons, he will win again! He was in incarceration for 7 yrs. I do not think this intrigue on him will matter. He is a tough guy. The Magdalos should guard him closely though. He is fighting a HUGE SYNDICATE of monied ( from stealing our money) powerful (still seated in a powerful positions one way or the other in all our institutions and agencies). These vicious people have the capability to harm anyone they know will stand on the way of their OPERATIONS.

  74. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:50 am

    silence whenever its appropriate, is another form of discipline, one that these old farts don’t seem to have.

  75. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 8:51 am


    Actually what surprised me beyond belief was Maligalig’s utterances — couldn’t believe it.

    I mean, when he said that the humilation that Reyes felt because of the way Trillanes treated in the Senate absolutely beggars belief! He just annihilated Reyes with one single stroke with his pronouncement, branding Reyes a sissy, one that couldn’t handle being tossed around!

    That was a bleeding send off eulogy for his fellow officer.

    For one who was supposed to the be the educator of future officers, this guy’s brain went AWOL that very moment!

  76. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 8:53 am

    Just sell the PMA site now and use that money to open up three or four separate schools para matapos na yang “mistah” culture of covering up for one another. This culture is good if it is for the good of more people but to enrich themselves, forget it!

  77. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 8:53 am

    Oooops, I mean, when he said that the humilation that Reyes felt because of the way Trillanes treated in the Senate was why Reyes killed himself absolutely beggars belief!

  78. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 8:54 am

    Just sell the PMA site now and use that money to open up three or four separate schools para matapos na yang “mistah”

    :-) :-) :-) PSB, you just may be on the mark. They’ve been trying to sell a part of the PMA property for the last 15 years anyway.

  79. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 8:54 am

    its just a shame some old farts are making the issue into trillanes against PMA just to get sympathy when its clearly not the case. the senator has never said or done anything to damage the institution. in fact he is fighting to rid it of the termites that are eating it from the inside?

  80. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 8:58 am

    “in fact he is fighting to rid it of the termites that are eating it from the inside?”

    Right on, Jug!!!

  81. hawaiianguy - February 12, 2011 9:04 am

    Jug, #79.

    Sometimes I’d like to think that’s how some people trained in strait-jacket (like the military, or even other exclusive schools) institutions think. Of course, there are many exceptions.

    Clearly, there’s no obvious relation between the Trillanes attack on Reyes (and Garcia) and the institution that gave made them. It may be a good communication gimmick to deflect the attack on the house rather than on the termites, esp. so if the argument succeeds that there are too many of these pests that it may be better to burn down the whole house. But it won’t fly for intelligent people who are discerning.

  82. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 9:06 am

    i hope they, magdalo, will come up with their own statement i support of trillanes…and while they’re at it, convince Honasan to side with them, siya naman talaga author ng REFORM THE ARMED FORCES MOVEMENT, ano na?

    got to go guys, i need to bring the kids to their favorite weekend getaway when the sky is cloudy – the mall… :)

  83. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 9:29 am

    Anna, as long as the money from selling the PMA site now will really be used to build the schools. Coz in the past, a big part of Fort Bonifacio was sold by tabako supposedly to modernize the AFP. Instead of being modernized, these generals modernized their pockets, tabako not exempt! Kaya yang tabakong yan, he does not have any moral ground to even speak about honesty, integrity etc coz he himself was in the center of some anomalies. He is lucky coz he sided with the putot and because the latter was and still is so unpopular, Filipinos cocentrated on attacking her instead of the tabako. Good strategy for the tabako.

  84. Isagani - February 12, 2011 10:20 am

    No need to beat around the bush. General Reyes killed himself because he was caught. He was a corrupt public official who thought the consequences of his wrongdoings would not catch up with him. He was wrong and when it did, he chose the easy way and killed himself.

    Now the beneficiaries of his plunder want to make peace with everyone and be left alone. And so, the misguided gallantry of easily fooled pinoys just can’t wait to agree.

  85. triggerman925 - February 12, 2011 10:23 am

    jug#77: This humiliation issue will be bled dry by the Reyes camp. Lest we forget, it’s not the humiliation, but the corruption, that is the central issue here

    BTW saw on TV that Carlos Caparas is making a movie on the life of Angelo Reyes

  86. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 10:33 am

    This must be a joke! Tirggerman, you are kidding, aren’t you?

  87. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 10:37 am

    The real problem is US FILIPINOS for never learning our lessons. We are always duped because of our CULTURE(AWA,KAWAWA etc…) We would rather pity other people than our selves. This is why we will always be weaklings. Any one who does not have a stand will just go where the wind blows.

  88. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 10:39 am

    Caparas owes the BIR tons of money. So by making the movie of a BIG loser, he will be able to finally pay his taxes. Tuta din yan ni putot!

  89. triggerman925 - February 12, 2011 11:32 am

    Anna: Yup it’s true. No less than National Artist Carlo Caparas will write and direct the movie

  90. triggerman925 - February 12, 2011 11:35 am

    Sana and gumanap na GMA si Aling Dionisia

  91. SumpPit - February 12, 2011 12:51 pm

    Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez must go.


  92. Mike - February 12, 2011 12:56 pm

    “Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez must go.”

    Dapat lang!

  93. SumpPit - February 12, 2011 1:20 pm

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    Thanks, M’Ellen for allowing me to abuse your space once again, and in helping us in spreading the Good News.

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  94. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 1:35 pm

    I’m just curious, Ellen. Is AT4′s wife, Arlene, still an instructor at PMA? I understand the Corps of Professors is a major service branch equal to the Army, Navy and Air Force. Am I right?

  95. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 1:37 pm

    Sana and gumanap na GMA si Aling Dionisia – triggerman

    Sino’ng gaganap na Reyes, si Vice Ganda?

  96. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 1:47 pm

    Not even trillanes’ wife was spared re vicious black propaganda

  97. humus - February 12, 2011 1:56 pm

    It was so long ago, when I read (in the Book of List or Ripley’s? Not sure) That the only military Academy in the world that sits on a gold mine is the PMA. God really plans using an eternal timeline.

  98. humus - February 12, 2011 2:07 pm

    Senator Trillanes can play EFFECTIVE politics. He’s got more than 10 million supporters. Being on the right path of politics he can easily get an endorsement of P NOY the current C in C (commander-in-chief) . If Noynoy as Boss of the Armed Forces of the Philippines can not lead his troops to walk the right path. He is no leader.

    Trillanes should seek in public the support of Congressmen from where the ACADEMIES will be located and thank the public who is supporting him and who is not. BLACKMAIL? Not at all, 10 million voters won’t think so. Trillanes should ask thru media the PUBLIC for their support. If it is for the public interest, then it is GOOD politics.

    There is a positive way to actualize the exercise of politics as the ART of the possible, that in politics all is fair like in love and war.

  99. humus - February 12, 2011 2:12 pm

    We cannot expect NO LESS from those who are demolishing Trillanes. It is the way of God, it is the role God has given to evil.

    It is the cause of anarchy and civil war and revolutions. You have to fight for what you are, what you have become.

  100. chi - February 12, 2011 2:17 pm

    #6 Ellen. I don’t care about the uprising of the useless Cavaliers as long as my co-barriotics are happy with the direct way Sen. Sonny handled the questioning of Reyes. Grinning to the ears pa nga sila, ecstatic over the fact that at last there’s a Senator na ‘walang paligoy-ligoy’.

    Malaking usapan sa baryo si Trillanes sa Senado, hindi kailangan ang PR para baguhin ang kanyang ‘attitude’ sa pagharap sa hearings/investigations to satisfy the sophisticated people. Sabi nila, kung may PR si Trillanes ay baka matulad lang sya sa iba na pinaaandar ng ibang tao :). Wise barriotics, di ba?

  101. humus - February 12, 2011 2:22 pm

    Let the Senate Staff of Trillanes draft the Bill of the triplet Academy for the aspiring co-authors to see, for P Noy to see. Let Ellen T publish it and I WILL DRAFT the modus operandi (plan of operations) as detailed as the staffing pattern, the annual budget and cash flows. FOR FREE, no charge to the Filipino people. CC to ELLEN T to achieve transparency of glass clarity. The wonders of the internet can easily do that. FAST.

  102. humus - February 12, 2011 2:35 pm

    Did I say that Senator Trillanes is more or less assured of the support of more than 10 million souls who voted for him. Ellen patriots said MORE. Here. The senator have the support of THE STRAIGHTS from the Armed Forces of the Philippines junior rank and file. Corruption is a function of both INCLINATION and OPPORTUNITY. The lowly soldiers may have the inclination but NOT the opportunity which goes with the PRIVELEGE of rank. Soldiers, sargeants, lieutenants and captains, they come in big numbers. They are likely to support Senator Trillanes.

    P NOY has only to realize that LEADERSHIP by example and the walking and living the RIGHT path can be EFFECTIVELY started and demonstrated by the Armed Forces. Despite their guns and training to maim and kill.

  103. road2freedom - February 12, 2011 2:54 pm

    The real problem is US FILIPINOS for never learning our lessons. – parasabayan.

    thats it. thats the real problem!!! not only that (awa, kawawa etc.) more so the culture of NINGAS COGON. walang continuity. halos palabas lang kung san may intriga doon. just wait for another much heavier issues to come out at sigurado parang bulang mawawala ang Gen Reyes et al shenanigans na yan.

    i just hope itong issue na ito ang tutukan ng husto ni Sen. Trillanes, after all ito ang naging dahilan kung bakit siya nakulong ng 7 taon.

    We need closure, CLOSURE OF THIS CASE.

  104. chi - February 12, 2011 3:00 pm

    #6 Ellen,

    Useless talaga ang Cavaliers, they should stay in their tumba-tumbas. :)

    I had long with my kababaryos yesterday and their opinions matter most to me in the matter of issues concerning Sen. Sonny. They are happy with Sen. Sonny’s handling of himself in the hearings and said that he did very well in his line of direct questioning of Reyes. Grinning to the ears pa sila saying that at last meron na tayong Senador na walang paligoy-ligoy.

    They are against the idea of Trillanes having a PR to ‘improve’ his image daw to please the sophisticated, they like exactly the way he is, Trillanes na Trillanes, hehehe. Kapag daw my PR si Trillanes ay mababago ang kanyang personalidad na syang gusto nila, baka raw maging ‘baklito’ ang labas ng kanilang idol. :) :) :)

  105. chi - February 12, 2011 3:02 pm

    had long talks…

  106. road2freedom - February 12, 2011 3:04 pm

    the so called investigation in aid of legislation ay parang ganito: suntok lang tayo ng suntok pero di naman natin mapabuwal ang kalaban.

    once and for all let this issues in the AFP, in the PMA be your knock-out punch. Let the Filipino people remember you as the real soldier for the Filipino nation.

  107. chi - February 12, 2011 3:14 pm

    “Let us not forget the uncavalier act of Antonio Trillanes that humiliated and shamed Cav Reyes to the public.

    “When the proper time comes, let every cavalier judge Antonio Trillanes and put him where he rightfully belongs.

    Yeah, naunahan kayo ni uncavalier Antonio Trillanes. He has already put you where you rightfully belongs…in the corner of the world of uselessness.

    “The time of reckoning is about to come.”

    Yeah, hintayin na lang ninyo ang sipa ng mga bootless soldiers.

  108. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 3:44 pm

    Look, something is wrong with the picture.

    Let’s check first the series of events. Jinggoy delivered a privilege speech denouncing the plea bargain which led to TGGuingona’s Blue Ribbon Comm. calling for a Senate investigation. Trillanes was quoted that there was a very powerful man behind Garcia which got everybody excited the guessing game begins. The hearings were calendared and about this time Reyes had already sent Trillanes’ classmate to hand over a letter asking the senator to clear Reyes’ and name the real culprit. The classmates also exchanged some details which did not saw print.

    About this time, too, Trillanes’ co-accused in the Manila Pen incident, Gen. Danny Lim had been trying to convince AFP Budget Officer Rabusa to come clean and tell what he knows about the systemic corruption involving two of Rabusa’s former superiors – Comptrollers Ligot and Garcia. This effort by Gen. Lim is according to Rabusa’s testimony.

    Jinggoy’s and Rabusa’s common lawyer, Atty. Malaya, approached Jinggoy and expressed Rabusa’s desire to provide the details of the corruption involving AFP funds. This is what Jinggoy claims. At this time, Reyes had already been invited as resource person.

    Reyes claims he met Rabusa two days before the scheduled hearing and even admitted he asked to be helped on how to answer the senators’ queries. It is a no-brainer that he may have also asked which questions could be used against him. Rabusa confirmed this meeting did occur and even added Reyes gave him P10,000 before parting ways. This was revealed in Ces Drilon’s and Ted Failon’s interviews.

    We all then saw how the investigation of Garcia shifted to Reyes as soon as Rabusa told the committee that he gave Reyes P50M in “pabaon”. The hearing then dug deep into the other details including the monthly P10M allowances which the CSAFP can keep half for himself. The investigation turned ugly as Reyes insisted to ask Rabusa some questions which put him in a worse situation. Instead of denying or refusing to answer, he virtually admitted guilt especially when he asked “Naging ganid ba ako?” meaning, he shared his loot with everyone else, maybe also to remind Rabusa that he had just given him P10,000 two days before for assisting him with some of the questions. This did not help his case, and the hearing became unruly Trillanes and Jinggoy both lost their cool and blurted some words that could have hurt Reyes. But believe me, those words were tame, compared to what many shocked TV viewers could have hurled at Reyes if he could only hear them. If we are to believe this demolition job against Trillanes that that was the reason Reyes shot himself days later, Reyes would have shot himself that very night had he only read the blogs, the social networks, the tweets and the news.

    Now that is what is wrong with this picture. All guns are now trained against Trillanes ALONE. Why not against Cavalier Rabusa who started it all? Because they are still at the mercy of Rabusa who may implicate them too? They know they cannot dare piss Rabusa off.

    Why not against Danny Lim who convinced Rabusa to come out? And why are they using the PMA as an institution as cannon-fodder in its attacks on Trillanes? In the first place, Trillanes, unlike these old fags, never participated in any of those anomalies that are now hounding the AFP and has wasted more than seven years of his life in order that the AFP can rid itself of corruption.

    These old generals and alumni, needless to say, are themselves corrupt to the core they need to shoot the messenger or at least drag him down with them. But again, why not Rabusa? Does Rabusa have more of them aces up his camouflage sleeves he can take them all down?

    “If you’re not with us, then you’re against us”. So said Bush. And so did Gloria.

  109. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:04 pm

    Not even trillanes’ wife was spared re vicious black propaganda – juggernaut

    Thanks, jug. I remember that some 2 or 3 years ago, some of Sonny’s detractors, used Arlene’s name in some email scam which of course was not to victimize the recipients of their money but to portray the couple as corrupt themselves. That scheme did not fly. Maybe some complaining supposedly “victims” were the scammers themselves. It was followed by emails saying that a virus is spreading from emails emanating from a Ma. Arlene Trillanes. Again, a demolition job that went pfft.

    Which makes me now draw parallels. Reyes shot himself after it was moved in the last hearing (that he boycotted unless AT4, Jinggoy, Miriam, and Chiz inhibited themselves) that they will begin summoning the wives and children of Ligot, Garcia, and Reyes, and possibly mistresses if there are known ones. What their earlier demolition job failed to achieve with Arlene, is now being used against the three. Too late to prevent it, Reyes must have thought, unless some dramatic event deflects the prevailing hatred.

  110. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:04 pm

    Not even trillanes’ wife was spared re vicious black propaganda – juggernaut

    Thanks, jug. I remember that some 2 or 3 years ago, some of Sonny’s detractors, used Arlene’s name in some email scam which of course was not to victimize the recipients of their money but to portray the couple as corrupt themselves. That scheme did not fly. Maybe some complaining supposedly “victims” were the scammers themselves. It was followed by emails saying that a virus is spreading from emails emanating from a Ma. Arlene Trillanes. Again, a demolition job that went pfft.

    Which makes me now draw parallels. Reyes shot himself after it was moved in the last hearing (that he boycotted unless AT4, Jinggoy, Miriam, and Chiz inhibited themselves) that they will begin summoning the wives and children of Ligot, Garcia, and Reyes, and possibly mistresses if there are known ones. What their earlier demolition job failed to achieve with Arlene, is now being used against the three. Too late to prevent it, Reyes must have thought, unless some dramatic event deflects the prevailing hatred.

  111. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:06 pm

    May multo na naman. Hoy Tinyente, alalay lang, nauuna ka pa sa akin pumindot. Ayan, nadodouble send na naman ako.

  112. tru blue - February 12, 2011 4:09 pm

    Corruption alone didn’t kill Reyes. It was his own conscience that ate him up, it was too much for him to shoulder. Can we name even ONE who killed himself due to corruption before Angie? None that I know of. These thick skinned thieves, military and politicians are the lowest form of immoral humans, and it’s pretty much a capstone of their greed and corruption. Who cares about the poor? My family comes in first is their motto.

  113. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 4:11 pm

    I just watched Mrs Reyes saying that she has already forgiven everybody including Rabusa. Gusto na daw niya PEACE. In my mind, she just wants to be left alone to keep all the loot. Kaya peace na siya sa lahat!

  114. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 4:14 pm

    In fairness, Arlene is real beauty and brains and well bred! She is so different from some of the generals’ wives na akala mo mga social climbers. Arlene is very simple and demure. She resigned already from the PMA,

  115. juanito dela cruz - February 12, 2011 4:15 pm

    11 million voters ba tayo? tig isang sampal na lang bawat botante dun sa magasawang nangurakot pati sa mga anak nila, ok na yun.

  116. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 4:19 pm

    Tongue, magsasampa daw ng kaso si Rabusa sa apat na generals.

    I admire this guy too, Rabusa. Yes, he was one of them but when he decided to expose the corruption,he is all out! He will not stop exposing the corrupt ways of these generals during his time.

  117. Mike - February 12, 2011 4:21 pm

    Juanito, ayaw ko ngang makisampal. Bukod sa singtigas ng semento ang mga mukha nila eh baka matetano pa ako.

  118. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:23 pm

    Hehehe. Pabaon pa lang yan dami nang apektado. Kung imbestigahan din kaya yung dayaan nung 2004, sila Querubin naman ang babanatan nila?

    Sige nga, para mahubaran na at malantad kung sino ang para sa tao at kung sino ang sa demonyo!

  119. Mike - February 12, 2011 4:28 pm

    Yan ang mahirap sa mga nagpapakamatay. Lahat ng nalalaman nilang katiwalian ay isinama na rin nila sa hukay.
    Ang mga kalamitang rason kung bakit nagpapakamatay ang isang tao ay dahil:
    1. Bigo sa pagibig – di naman siguro bigo si general sa love life nya.
    2. Problema sa pera – di naman siguro yagit si general, may magandang mansion sa Taguig at panay biyahe ni misis sa Tate.
    3. Guilty – ah, eh, i, o u. Guilty nga ba si general?

  120. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 4:29 pm

    Tama ka Toungue, all these corrupt officers can not say anything against Rabusa. Amazingly Rabusa kept his records. The fact that Col Sonny Lim collaborated with Rabusa on the events carries a haeavy weight. Sana marami pang lumabas sa whistleblowers.

  121. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:32 pm

    Sana nga magdilang anghel ka, psb. Who knows, Rabusa could just be the Lord’s instrument to free us from all these evil plaguing our institutions. The spark that will ignite the beacon for those like him to see the light; to come clean and tell all. Then Rabusa’s legacy will forever be carved in stone.

    The cleansing has begun. And it feels good, doesn’t it?

  122. parasabayan - February 12, 2011 4:38 pm

    Yup, it feels great! Kahit na nakaburol pa si Reyes, panay ang press con ni Rabusa na tuloy na tuloy ang expose niya.

  123. tru blue - February 12, 2011 4:45 pm

    This notion that made up secret groups, organizations, associations, or whatever you wanna call them; that they stick together, take care of each other is a hoax. They all stab each other in the back, and worst kill their own comrades. It’s a common occurence in the US military even in any police force, local, national and federal.

    Some in the US military have this so-called Chief’s Creed thay everyone who made a certain rank or paygrade, must religiously adhere to. Do they?? Hell F**k no! They snitch and rat on you as the opportunity comes into play. Officers are more worst, bunch of backstabbers, it’s race to the top. All these camaraderie and supposedly “esprit de corps” are temporary ornaments to one’s performance evaluation or fitness report until you transfer to another command where things can drastically changed in your behalf.
    That’s the nature of the beast. Pareng Cocoy knows all that.

  124. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 4:59 pm

    The more na kailangan ni Rabusa ng support – moral, financial, pati na medical siguro.

  125. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 12, 2011 5:04 pm

    You’re right there, trublue. The animal instinct dictates “ako muna” and to hell with everybody. They feel strong now because they are in their pack, once they are alone, fear sets in. I say isolate them one by one.

  126. Golberg - February 12, 2011 5:27 pm

    Pinapili siya. Siya o pamilya niya.
    Ginamit siya, at nagpagamit naman siya.
    Kaya pinili na lang niya yung sarili niya.
    Corruption kills. Naipit siya.

  127. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 6:23 pm

    got one of the messages. kumare ko pa naman. :(

    dapat may streamer na malaki na very visble THAT SAYS “LE’T’S BOYCOTT TRILLANES ON THE NEXT NATIONAL ELECTION… BE A WISE VOTER!

  128. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 6:28 pm

    I don’t know if its just me, but this younger group’s version, did not cause any casualty, very minimal damage to property (if ever it was that damn APC rammed into the hotel entrance by the police), no shots were fired, didn’t affect the economy whatsoever – but has more concrete “reform” milestones in the AFP starting with exposure of really big fish grafters, general level at that. This was unheard of in the past.

  129. juggernaut - February 12, 2011 6:39 pm

    Just help me understand how a supposedly very intelligent, star ranked officer, could behave like a moron when being investigated. How could Ligot have possibly reached that level when clearly he shows no semblance of intellectual competence and seems to suffer from amnesia or senility?
    Is this what corruption (or too much money) does to a man’s brains?

    Brazen lies

    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 22:53:00 02/11/2011

    “Here, in a larger sense, is the true tragedy of corruption: the way it transforms men of erstwhile intelligence and distinction into sorry facsimiles of themselves, unable to account for their deceitful actions except through transparently ludicrous fibs and prevarications.”

  130. Mike - February 12, 2011 8:14 pm

    @ Jug, # 125

    Let them put those streamers, it will surely backfire. Ngayon lang naawa mga tao kay Sec. Reyes. Pagnalibing na siya, at tuloy ang investigation matatauhan ang mga taong naawa sa mga Reyes na tutoo pala ang paratang sa kanya.

  131. bayong - February 12, 2011 8:18 pm

    kung ipapasara ang pma dapat pati pnpa kasi pattern sa pma ang pnpa.

  132. Mike - February 12, 2011 8:23 pm

    Reyes’ last statement: ‘I walked into corruption’

  133. road2freedom - February 12, 2011 8:44 pm

    Reyes’ last statement: ‘I walked into corruption’

    “at nasiyahan siya at naglunoy sa dagat ng korupsyon.”

  134. Mike - February 12, 2011 8:46 pm

    I was hoping something like this would come out, that Reyes would bare all thru a letter or something before committing suicide. Now we know. And to all those senior PMA’ers, mga ul@l kayo.

  135. Becky - February 12, 2011 9:36 pm

    Those military officers who say they will campaign against Trillanes in the next election, didn’t they do that in 2007?

    In the first place they never voted for Trillanes, but he won.

    In 2007, the AFP chief was even giving orders to remove Trillanes postenear military camps. He still won.

    The lowly soldiers will vote for Trillanes because they hate corrupt generals who steal the money for them. An they number more than those greedy generals.

  136. SumpPit - February 12, 2011 9:58 pm

    Trillanes speaks for the voiceless.

  137. SumpPit - February 12, 2011 10:23 pm

    … the way they want to say it.

  138. Ellen - February 12, 2011 10:27 pm

    From a young Magdalo officer:

    Isa lang ang kasalanan ni Sir Sonny: nahuli syang grumadweyt kina Angie Reyes and his ilk. The bastards couldn’t stand being made to answer for their sins by an underclassman. Miriam did worse. Use the word moron. And where’s the indignation?

  139. jawo - February 12, 2011 10:38 pm

    “I might not be guiltless/faultless, but I am not as evil as some would like to portray,” —–>Angie Reyes
    Right you are, Angie. You were not as evil but you were EVIL nonetheless. Para na niyang sinabi na maliit lang naman ang ninakaw niya kaya huwag siyang tawaging magnanakaw. Langhiya talaga, ke maliit o malaki ang ninakaw ng isang tao. magnanakaw pa rin !! Maryosep, kaya naman pala hiondi tayo manalo sa mga kalaban natin kasi puro BOPOL mag-isip ang hinayupak na mga heneral.

  140. ocayvalle - February 12, 2011 10:44 pm

    diyan magaling ang mga spinmaster ni unano at piggy..wala naman mararating iyang paninira nila, the truth will always prevail and will set us the next election, let us all remove this evil minions in the goverment by not voting them, start with GMA and her piglets, then all her tuta`s.. put them all in the trash bin..!!let us all unite and vote only for the deserving one.. start with sen trillanes..!!
    sonny ulit sa 2013 and beyond.. please pass..!!

  141. jawo - February 12, 2011 10:49 pm

    “I did not invent corruption. I walked into it. Perhaps my first fault was in having accepted aspects of it as a fact of life.”—————>Angie ReyesEto na naman siya. Sabi niya, he accepted merely ASPECTS of corruption as a fact of life. Which aspects is he talking about ? Whether he accepted some “aspects” of corruption or as a whole, he tolerated corruption in toto (whew) !! It was not that he was weak in going against it, he was all for it because he saw it as his future way of life (or lifestyle).
    With all those glittering credentials he’s got, he was nothing more than one glorified fucking asshole.

  142. chi - February 12, 2011 11:03 pm

    #135. Sakto, Sumpit!

  143. Mike - February 12, 2011 11:06 pm

    “If you commit suicide I will pray for your soul and hope you make peace with your Maker, and your family will be comforted in their grief, but in no way will it stop any investigation and or trial.” ~ Sen. Sergio Osmeña III

  144. chi - February 12, 2011 11:08 pm

    Becky – February 12, 2011 9:36 pm

    Those military officers who say they will campaign against Trillanes in the next election, didn’t they do that in 2007?

    Kaya nga useless sila e! Bukod sa wala silang nagawang maganda sa bansa ay di rin nila binoto si Trillanes, panalo pa rin. Magngawa lang ang alam nila kapag nasaktan ang pride.

  145. chi - February 12, 2011 11:16 pm

    Ay naku, jawo, nangunsumi lang ako sa ‘huling paalam’ ni Reyes! Aba e saliwat sa lohika.

  146. aislinn - February 12, 2011 11:17 pm

    Angelo Reyes’ last notes. He considered telling it all. Too bad we would never hear his story.

  147. chi - February 12, 2011 11:25 pm

    Sino talaga ang gumawa ng Reyes last farewell?!

  148. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 11:26 pm

    Chi, I’m a little worried, with senior officers from the PMA going rabid against former junior officer Trillanes, there will be a re-writing of history here.

  149. AnnaDeBrux - February 12, 2011 11:30 pm

    What’s happening to the PMA today, eg., generals, senior officers PUBLICLY ostracising and threatening a junior officer for daring to come out of their prescribed mould was how it was in the UK up to a little more than a hundred years ago. Shows how long they’ve got to go yet in RP in breaking an obsolete military tradition.

    In theory, senior officers, particularly star-ranking officers don’t gang up on a junior officer in public.

    On the contrary should be the first from among those who are on a lynching mode to calm down the rest of the members of the officers corps, but heck no, in Pinas, it’s the other way around. Not the officer and gentleman thing to do at all. There’s one word for that: COWARDICE!

  150. henry90 - February 12, 2011 11:59 pm

    I find it amusing that every time a scandal erupts involving the military, calls for the abolition of PMA always follows. So, many of our political leaders and justices are crooks and they came from UP. UP should be abolished then?

    So, many generals steal money from the budget. The solution is to abolish PMA? For as long as our political leaders, including the President, continue to plunder the coffers of government, other heads of agencies of government, including the military, will also dip their fingers in the cookie jar. The solution? The President should set the example. Those who cannot follow should be given the boot. Many will disagree with me saying that I’m naive. Maybe. But that’s what his country needs. I’m not bothered that Trillanes is pricking the bubble of our upperclassmen. So what? When they launched that mutiny in 2003, he knew that he would ram heads-on with the establishment and that they would hate him forever. He is a maverick. And that’s what mavericks do. Ping Lacson is not liked by all of his ‘mistahs’, mind you. But he doesn’t care. A man has got to do what a man is supposed to do.

    Anna, Biazon is with Class 61. Sala sa init, sala sa lamig itong si Pong. Sign of dementia, attributable to old age. As to the proposal that we should have separate academies for each of the major services, it’s a waste of meager rations, as Anna is wont to say. It’s not cost effective. Period. We have a small AFP. Why do we need three separate academies? As it is, the PMA is already a tri-service academy. Ang tao, magnanakaw at magnanakaw yan, sundalo o sibilyan, opisyal o hindi, pag binigyan mo ng oportunidad. Remove the opportunity. Dami nating problema. COA is not doing its job kasi gusto ring yumaman ang mga auditors. Eliminate that. As I’ve said, all the President has to do is set the example. Congress should give up the pork. COA should do its job properly. Ang magnakaw, iprosecute swiftly at ikulong. Let the generals gang up on Trillanes and make a fool of themselves. They were not voted by 11 million filipinos. He was. He should not be sidetracked by talks of ostracism from upperclassmen. PMA withstood the test of time not because of its alumni but because of what if offers to the Filipino people. The ideals of Courage, Integrity and Loyalty. Graduates who do not live up to these can only look up to the reality that the long gray line can sometimes get crooked because of them. At the end of the day, it was THEY who failed our Alma Mater and not the other way around.

  151. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 12:06 am


    Three separate military academies need a bit more dwelling into.

    And is that right? Biazon is ’61? Oh dear, got sidetracked there by Garec of 59, thanks.

    Anyway, you’re right.. this to say that in a “normal” environment, nobody would give a hoot about these old generals ganging up against a former junior officer especially if the junior officer in question is now a member of parliament but RP is a different kind of banana altogether. Trillanes is now a senator and those old farts of senior officers had better remember that they don’t quite figure as high in the political scheme of things.

  152. JaySy1979 - February 13, 2011 12:10 am

    in my opinion what happen to General Reyes was like you are infront of a mirror… what you see is what you get…

  153. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 12:11 am

    Biazon was a turn back, wasn’t he? So that actually makes him Class 60 originally.

  154. Jake Las Pinas - February 13, 2011 12:15 am

    Why only the AFP? Reyes sat on a number of depts. – DOTC, DOE, DNR. Thats probably what killed him. The coruption, kickbacks in all the govt offices. It had to pass thru him and had to tolerate it. DND is only the tip of the iceberg. He couldnt have done it without the support of people higher than him but since it passed thru him he is part of it. Just like this Cong. Pichay asking for a kickbak. If it was upto Reyes, he wouldnt give in.

  155. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 12:16 am

    If corruption is too widespread already and by freak of nature (or divine intervention) all those officers who got tainted with corruption direct or indirect will be hit by lightning resulting in more than 50% casualty, the PMA will be the only source of pure, uncorrupted, idealistic, officers…so not a good idea to close it yet. :)
    Besides, barracks life will be extremely unbearable outside Baguio, at least there you won’t need aircons, not even fans.

  156. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 12:23 am

    “at least there you won’t need aircons, not even fans.”

    :-) :-) :-) But Jug, the PMA infrastructure in Baguio could remain and be called Philippine Army Academy.

    Actually if you think about it, it’s a bit strange that the navy academy (PMA being a tri-service academy) is found in the mountains :-P, ideally, should be by the sea, much like the air force academy should be where they have an airfield so Baguio could house the future Phil Army Academy (Philippine West Point). :-P

  157. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 12:28 am

    wow, this cuts through steel…

    Beneath the stare of the newbie senator Trillanes, General Reyes was compelled to humiliate himself by being made to answer whether he had accepted a huge cash gift from Rabusa. And his reply all the more damned him:

    I cannot remember.

    In local military culture, ranks are observed even beyond active service. Thus, an ex-general continues to command the respect and obedience of an ex-lieutenant. But Trillanes defied this unwritten etiquette.

    Trillanes was making his public debut as a legislator. He was bent on proving himself. Socially and politically, Trillanes’ rank was now higher than Reyes. It is in this context that we can perhaps understand Trillanes’ ranting when he told his former superior:

    If you are so concerned about your name, you should have fixed yourself while you were in office! This is the time of reckoning. You better find very good lawyers….You have no reputation to protect!

    The sting would have been less if that statement had come from Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. But delivered by Trillanes, the poison was fresh. It brought home not only to Reyes but to all active and retired generals that the man they had wanted to keep shackled was now free and in power.

    If Trillanes does not destroy himself within the next three years, he will become a strong contender for the presidency in 2016.
    General Reyes made a second mistake

    Instead of thinking through a counter-offensive, Reyes lashed back at Trillanes by challenging him to a public verbal duel:

    As a fellow officer and gentleman, I am now challenging Senator Trillanes to waive his parliamentary immunity to suits and then to repeat the same accusations he had made against my person, name and integrity…to fight in a level playing field instead of confederating with a lynch-mob to subject me and my family to a trial by publicity.

    It was a pretty weird statement to come from someone who had never fought Trillanes on a level playing field.

  158. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 12:28 am

    The Royal Naval College (is by the sea) and so is the US Naval academy right by the sea as well. Our naval college (housed in the PMA) is in the mountains… a bit odd, don’t you all think?

    :-) :-) :-)

  159. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 12:29 am

    Yeah, Jug read that! Ice-cold, brilliant analysis by Raissa

  160. henry90 - February 13, 2011 12:45 am


    Our country doesn’t have the resources. Period. Good if we are as rich as UK, US, etc. Government will not prioritize it anyway. It’s one of those ‘nice to have’ but not ‘must have’. As a people, we have always looked kindly on people when they die/pass away. Believe me, after Reyes is buried, the breathing spell that Ligot, et al are enjoying will end. I hope there will be more suicides. At least, there’s instant justice. Lahat nang mga nangurakot mag suicide na lang. Menos gastos pa. Lalo na si Esperon, Sana kasama nyang barilin si Putot pag nagpakamatay siya.

  161. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 12:47 am

    A warrior comes clean in last battle for honor

    By Malou Mangahas

    There are two options available: to stonewall/fight the legal battle, or to come clean and make my own contribution to cleanse the system.

    Stonewalling, I am told, would result in a long, protracted legal battle. However, past cases are not being resolved either way, kept in state of limbo. People’s memories are short and all this will eventually fade into public disinterest, and eventually oblivion. So, not to worry.

    Coming clean, on the other hand, cannot be done without giving up something. I have decided to come clean, bare my heart and speak the truth. The truth can cut two ways: 1. If you are guiltless, you can embrace the truth and hope that it will protect you; 2. If you are not guiltless, speak the truth and it shall set you free.

    I speak the truth not to whistle-blow or to seek neither immunity nor protection nor to escape from any form of liability. As a matter of fact, I speak the truth to accept responsibility for whatever liability I may have.!/note.php?note_id=10150089243339639&id=649319671

  162. Mike - February 13, 2011 12:52 am

    # 157

    Anna, I was just wondering how many naval ships and aircrafts the AFP has that are “still” working or at least well maintained and in good condition? :P

  163. Mike - February 13, 2011 12:54 am

    “Lahat nang mga nangurakot mag suicide na lang. Menos gastos pa. Lalo na si Esperon, Sana kasama nyang barilin si Putot pag nagpakamatay siya.”

    Magdilang angel ka sana Henry. :)

  164. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 12:54 am

    heheheheh… Mike, they can’t even buy spare parts because the top honchos are using the money to buy houses in the US!

  165. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 12:58 am

    Reyes’ last words show that he was indeed grappling with the truth, unfortunately it seems he was also very proud, he insisted on tackling the problem on his own…if he had put a bit more faith in someone more powerful than he was, more powerful than “honor” and humbly preyed for guidance and strength…he could still be alive now.

  166. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 12:59 am

    # 160 link Reyes’ last words.

  167. Mike - February 13, 2011 1:02 am

    Jug, ang problema nga eh ayaw daw niyang manlaglag. Si Erap lang daw ang first and last na nilaglag niya. Hehehe :P

  168. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:06 am

    he was a very proud man so it seems, if he just remembered the words “teach us to trust in you with all of our hearts and lean not on our own understanding” it would have been different.

  169. Mike - February 13, 2011 1:09 am

    24oras: Retired Comm. Robles: Isa pang heneral ng AFP, humingi at tumanggap ng P350M pabaon
    02/12/2011 | 08:06 PM

  170. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 1:10 am


    Believe me, after Reyes is buried, the breathing spell that Ligot, et al are enjoying will end.

    All for it! Right on!!! Let’s bury Reyes now!

  171. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 1:11 am

    Mike thanks for the link but am a bit wary of Robles…

  172. Mike - February 13, 2011 1:11 am

    # 167


    Nung tinanong siya tungkol sa 50M di daw niya maalala, yung pa kayang “teach us to trust in you with all of our hearts and lean not on our own understanding”. Mas mahaba kaya yun. :P

  173. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 1:18 am


    In 1993-94, Boy Abadia asked French govt to perform an audit of the PMA and the education and training services of the AFP and submitted findings. Rudy Estrallado opened the PMA completely for the audit. Based on the budget at that time, it would be possible to have major armed service academies. (I have copy of results of audit and recommendations.)

  174. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:19 am

    “I did not invent corruption. I walked into it. Perhaps my first fault was in having accepted aspects of it as a fact of life.”

    These are perhaps among the last recorded words of former defense secretary and former Armed Forces chief Angelo Reyes, reportedly penned just two days before he killed himself amid allegations that he and several other former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chiefs of staff received millions of pesos in send-off money when they retired from service.

    “Tinyente pa ako, ganyan na ang sistema [That was already the system, even when I was just a lieutenant],” Reyes reportedly said Sunday, February 6 in “discussion notes” that he asked a “senior trusted associate” to jot down as preparation for an interview with Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism’s (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas.

    “I might not be guiltless/faultless, but I am not as evil as some would like to portray,” Reyes reportedly said – clearly trying his best, in his characteristic terse style, to walk the fine line between admitting guilt and insisting that he pursued an honest career as a professional soldier.

  175. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:21 am

    oo nga, bakit pagdating sa pera maraming nakakalimot, lalo na pag utang? :)

  176. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 1:23 am

    Well, in my view, whatever heroic deeds he [Reyes] may have performed, real or perceived, were neutralised by the acts of corruption he committed during his career.

    Corruption at that level, small or big, must not be condoned.

  177. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:24 am

    parang wala akong tiwala dito kay robles, medyo alanganin…

  178. Mike - February 13, 2011 1:25 am

    # 174

    Jug, paalala lang, paki bayaran na yung inutang mong 50M sa akin. Hehehe :P

  179. Mike - February 13, 2011 1:30 am

    Jug, anong ibig mong sabihin sa “alanganin”? Ang pagkaintindi ko kasi AC/DC :P

  180. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:33 am

    Well, in my view, whatever heroic deeds he [Reyes] may have performed, real or perceived, were neutralised by the acts of corruption he committed during his career.

    Corruption at that level, small or big, must not be condoned.

    like I said, he was a very proud man. he could’ve just humbled himself and admitted “yes, i lied, cheated, stole, and tolerated others who did so forgive me”, and let catharsis take its natural course. because he failed to do that, he lost his mind and killed himself, the loss of which prompted the catholic church to grant him the mass and burial that is denied to suicides even if the family members threaten to take their lives too….

  181. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:35 am

    mike, medyo bitin and malabo kasi mga pahayag niya, at yun na rin yun chickboy (pwede sa chick pwede rin sa boy) :)
    madadali na naman ako nito :(

  182. Mike - February 13, 2011 1:35 am

    It seems that it’s easier for him to kill himself than to admit his wrong doings.

  183. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:43 am

    anna, mike,
    but you have to admit, he went out with a bang…

  184. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 1:49 am

    :-) :-) :-) bloody big bang too!

  185. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 1:58 am


    Right now, I’m one against all :-) in The Noisy Minority of Facebook trying desperately to be civil in my defence of Trillanes.

  186. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 2:07 am

    Sending the wrong message… By gum!

    Hero’s burial for Angie today

    Reyes will be given a 19-gun salute – fired from howitzers – traditionally accorded to departed defense and AFP chiefs. Honor guards will deliver a 21-gun salute during the interment proper.

    What a terrible waste of meagre govt and military rations!!!

  187. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 2:19 am

    Anna, Jug and Henry , Egypt has almost half a million active military personnel and almost half a million reserved. How many do we have? Egypt has only 80 million people and we’ve got 90 million.

  188. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 2:23 am

    Just like all the other dramas in our country, when Angie gets buried, his drama will be burried with him. Once the senate and congress inquiries resume, Trillianes, Rabusa and Heidi will be back on the lead roles. This is the Philippine style, very short shelf life.

  189. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 2:34 am

    PSB, our armed forces are very small — somewhere between 120,000 and 130,000 I believe and if it’s true that 26,000 are ghost personnel (read that somewhere) then it’s even smaller.

    Army is the largest and air force the smallest I believe.

  190. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 2:36 am

    In the mid-9Os, AFP was some 124,000; it was trimmed down during the modernisation phase just right towards the end of FVR’s term, and then I heard it went up again and then down again and up again… :-) :-) :-)

  191. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 2:36 am

    don’t worry, after all this talk of millions, the afp will be deluged with applications

  192. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:47 am

    # 185

    Anna, they better make sure the bullets/ ammo they’re gonna use in the salutes fire. Not the kind that they’re supplying for the foot soldiers na di pumuputok. :P

  193. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:50 am

    And I hope they use live bullets and aim it at the corrupt people attending the burial.

  194. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 2:50 am

    of course blanks yun

  195. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:54 am

    Jug, I know blanks yun pero puputok din dapat kahit walng tingga. Baka kako pati yun di pumutok. Hehehe

  196. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 2:55 am

    Hahahah Mike, they used blanks… imagine if they used live ammo, bullets falling to the ground could kill the rest of the generals gathered around. :-)

  197. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 2:55 am

    don’t worry, after all this talk of millions, the afp will be deluged with applications

    :-) :-) :-)

  198. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 2:57 am

    Jug, you sure you don’t want to don the uniform? Millions, damn, millions and millions to be made, non-taxed too! :-P

  199. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:59 am

    “…bullets falling to the ground could kill the rest of the CORRUPT generals gathered around.”

    How I wish. :)

  200. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 3:05 am

    Wow, we have 7100 or more islands and we have only this much of the armed forces? No wonder we have a lot of lawlessness. Then the money aquip them and to hire more is even looted.

  201. jawo - February 13, 2011 3:07 am

    According to Tacloban City, Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez , implicating Arroyo in the corruption issue is without basis except on grounds of command responsibility.—–>Daily Inquirer


    Rep. Martin Romualdez hit it right on the head (eto pa isang BOBO na hindi na lang sana nagsalita). Assuming Gloria didn’t really knew of the shenanigans/corruption under her nose other than by virtue of command responsibility, then she is still guilty as hell !! Aaminin ba niya na wala siyang “total control” sa mga tauhan niya ? Aaminin ba niya na hindi siya pinaki-kinggan ng mga subordinates niya ? Aaminin ba niya na hindi siya sinusunod ng mga nakabababa sa kaniya dahil wala siyang silbing presidente ? Aaminin ba niya na tinatarantado siya ng mga bata niya nang harapan habang siya ay naka-ngiting parang puta sa Misericordia ? Dahil kapag inamin niya ito, siya ang pinaka-tangang presidente na umupo sa Malacanang. Either way, she is GUILTY beyond reasonable doubt.

  202. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 3:09 am

    All the corrupt generals and government officials SAVED by Angie will surely be there at the funeral to THANK Angie for saving them from further scrunity (only for now).

  203. eddfajardo - February 13, 2011 3:10 am

    Ok itong statement ng mga former government officials. Tama sila sa kanilang mga sinasabi.

  204. jawo - February 13, 2011 3:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines—A son of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday challenged Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and the rest of the Senate to broaden their inquiry into purported corruption in the military to see if the trail would lead to the former Commander in Chief.
    Relax ka lang diyan, Mikey. Darating din si Sonny diyan.
    All in good time, sabi nga ng mga Brit.

  205. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 3:17 am

    masyado na yatang naiinip tong si mikey, nagpapansin.
    tingnan mo kung makabalik si Lacson, baka hindi na mahanap yan, kumaripas na

  206. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 3:19 am

    # 174

    Jug, paalala lang, paki bayaran na yung inutang mong 50M sa akin. Hehehe
    - mike

    I still can’t remember. :(

  207. olan - February 13, 2011 3:45 am

    Well, in my view, whatever heroic deeds he [Reyes] may have performed, real or perceived, were neutralised by the acts of corruption he committed during his career.

    Corruption at that level, small or big, must not be condoned.

    Sadly, the message I heard from the many known personalities in our government and the military, making comments on the issue of corruptions and the people involved in it, seems to indirectly divert the real issue, as if, corruption is not corruption if it is them involved. As if indirectly saying, they deserved the people’s money, pabaon, pork barrel or not, no less that they even outcast and threatened the lone person who follows the rule of law, elected by the people, and expected by the people of him to ask.

    I do not see anything meaningful that our government will do to address these issues of corruption in the form of policing themselves simply because they themselves do not want too change this. Even our Judiciary and Congress seem to support them directly and indirectly. It seems that most of them are in it together at our expense!

    I am very angry. I thought that these people betray us directly!

  208. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 3:46 am

    Jug, the applicants to the armed forces, will these be the patriotic soldiers or are they the ones of Angie’s and the other corrupt generals’ kind? Be an officer of the AFP and eventually be an “INSTANT MILLIONAIRE”, tax free! What a nice come on slogan!

  209. rose - February 13, 2011 3:49 am

    Ano ang title ng pelikula? “Sino ang May Sala”? or
    “Don’t Blame Me”?
    ..nalibing na ba si Reyes? lampas na ang tatlong araw..he is not going to rise up again…or are they waiting for the nine days…or the forty days? kagawawang tao..nagpaamatay na nga ayaw pa siyang irelease…

  210. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 3:52 am

    Rose, Ocean 50?

  211. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 3:53 am

    Be an officer of the AFP and eventually be an “INSTANT MILLIONAIRE”, tax free! What a nice come on slogan!

    Hahahahahahahaha! Instant millionaire or instant MULTI-MILLIONAIRE! :-D :-D :-D

  212. olan - February 13, 2011 3:56 am

    Hero’s burial for Angie today

    Reyes will be given a 19-gun salute – fired from howitzers – traditionally accorded to departed defense and AFP chiefs. Honor guards will deliver a 21-gun salute during the interment proper.

    Sending the wrong message indeed! So much for forgiveness and honor. Anyone from the government who wants to apologize to the people!!!

  213. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 4:07 am

    Reyes suicide a noble act, says general

    Oh please! This is another of those generals whose mind has gone AWOL!!!

  214. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 4:10 am

    Woman gets jail for failure to liquidate cash advance

    And that was for “for her failure to liquidate P139,000 in cash advances given for a trip abroad that did not materialize.”

    When are they going to give jail terms to thieving generals who have failed to liquidate millions?

  215. chi - February 13, 2011 6:00 am

    #200. According to Tacloban City, Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez , implicating Arroyo in the corruption issue is without basis except on grounds of command responsibility.—–>Daily Inquirer

    The La Cirque comptroller speaking! Dioskopo, Para na nyang sinabi na hindi alam ni Gloria Arroyo na pinagbayad sya nito ng nilamon nila sa La Cirque!

  216. chi - February 13, 2011 6:05 am

    #201, PSB. Si putot, baboy at lahat ng henerales na makikipaglibing kay Angie, kodakan for corruption leads. :)

  217. perl - February 13, 2011 6:42 am

    weheew! haba ng thread.. ito lang muna sasabihin ko.
    maraming salamat kay PNOY!

  218. baguneta - February 13, 2011 8:40 am

    bakit di nya sabihi he…My loyalty to PMA ends where my loyalty to my country begins – Sen. Trillanes

  219. SumpPit - February 13, 2011 8:57 am

    “I did not invent corruption. I walked into it.”

    What if we all have the same excuse? What will happen to this country?

    Reyes played along with it. The Magdalos went to Oakwood. That’s the big difference.

  220. SumpPit - February 13, 2011 8:58 am

    Of course, he is a hero.

    But not for me.

    And certainly not for the man on the street who needs to sort food wastes from fastfood garbage bins just to feed his family. This is what Trillanes and the Magdalo represent.

    Corruptions should be stamped out whatever means necessary.

  221. xonix - February 13, 2011 9:00 am

    Hopeless ang bayan natin dahil naaawa tayo sa mga magnanakaw. Look at the marcoses, they are still around at itong si bongbong marcos plano pa mag presidente.
    Mga tuta nila, ni gma at mga kongresistang kakampi nila liberal na ngayon.
    Nakakawala ng pagasa, punta na lang kaya sa egypt baka may mangyari sa people power nila

  222. xonix - February 13, 2011 9:05 am

    Pabalikin natin si ping lacson sa dilg tapos si trillanes sa dnd. Payagan silang mag martial law duon at kasali pamilya ng mga heneral at retired, pag hindi naubos ang mga corrupt.

    Kahit tatlong taon lang.

    Problem lang,, nalinis mo nga military ant pulis, dyan pa rin mga tongressman at senatong na marami ngayon bumalimbing pa kay p noy at nag liberal pa.

  223. chi - February 13, 2011 9:14 am


    #218. SumpPit – February 13, 2011 8:57 am

    “I did not invent corruption. I walked into it.”

    What if we all have the same excuse? What will happen to this country?

    Reyes played along with it. The Magdalos went to Oakwood. That’s the big difference.

    Well said, Sumpit! Like na like me. :)

  224. cocoy - February 13, 2011 9:44 am

    “I did not invent corruption. I walked into it.”

    Okey lang sana kung piso at pasampu sampu lang,ganun talaga,ilagay lang sa wallet kung medyo pyon ka lang sa gobyerno,pag medyo SIR/Mam na ang address sa iyo ng mga subordinates ay iniipit na sa kili-kili ang Manila envelope.Di naman halata iyun.

    Pero iba ang naging corruption ng mga Generals umarkila pa ng container at 10 wheelers para panghakot ng mga na “Loot” nila. Nag secured na talaga hangang sa magiging mga apo nila.

  225. cocoy - February 13, 2011 9:53 am

    Mayroon pa raw na General na nanghingi ng 350M pabaon sabi ni Robles.Hindi pa nakuntento sa 50M.

  226. rose - February 13, 2011 10:29 am

    seguro magsasalita si putot sa libing ni Reyes…ano kaya ang sasabihin niya? “here’s a hero..isang maginoo…isang tunay na sundalo…he protected the country…he protected me…an officer and a gentleman..he was an officer and he was “sweet and gentle”..tunay siyang para sa kaban ko…”

  227. rose - February 13, 2011 12:02 pm

    in lieu of the 21 gun salute…puede bang rebentador na lang ang gamitin?…hindi ba maraming rebentador na confiscate noong New Years…Jan. 1 and Feb. 3..let us not waste the bullets…put the bullets on “reserve” for a good cause…sa salute for putot…

  228. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 12:47 pm

    Daldal ng daldal itong si Robles. Galit siya kay bansot at galit din siya kay Trillianes. Kanino ba kampi itong matandang ito? Paupuin nga yan sa “grill” ng congress at senate para ilabas niya lahat ang sama ng loob niya. Maybe he knows a lot because Angie was his friend. Baka maraming nakwento si Angie sa kanya. Sana kung may alam siya, huwag na niyang itago para makatulong siya sa pagpuksa ng corruption sa AFP.

  229. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 12:50 pm

    Nakakakahalata ako. Bakit ang kasama ni putot palagi ay si Defensor. Sa hospital, si Defensor ang kasama ni bansot. Ngayon sa sementeryo si Defensor na naman ang kasama niya. Nasaan na si fatso? Kanya kanyang lakad na ba sila? O nagtatago na si fatso dahil malapit na siyang mabisto?

  230. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 12:58 pm

    “Anak ng bwitre. Mabuti na lamang at mas nakaka-alam ang taumbayan sa tamang konsepto ng dangal at hustisya.
    Nasa ating mga palad ang tagumpay nitong paglilinis. Wag nating kalimutan yan. Wag natin silang tigilan. Wag tayong magningas-kogon. Wag tayong pag-padala sa pandanggo.
    Panahon nang ipakita talaga natin kung sino ang Boss.”

  231. Al - February 13, 2011 1:22 pm

    Ano naman itong si Erap. He said, “I don’t believe it.” when asked about Rabusa’s expose when he went to the wake of Reyes.

    Ginawa niyang tanga ang anak niyang si Jinggoy.

    He and Reyes deserve each other.

  232. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:27 pm

    hindi no ba alam na iba ang favorite son?

  233. bayonic - February 13, 2011 1:27 pm

    Corruption killed Angelo Reyes.
    The biggest corruptor came to bury him.

  234. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 1:39 pm

    “As chief of staff and later defense secretary, Reyes kept a tight group of young officers doggedly loyal to him. They got plum positions and lorded it over in Camp Aguinaldo. Among them was then Lt. Col. George Rabusa, who was very close to Reyes and his wife; Rabusa first served as Reyes’s budget officer when the latter worked at J2 (AFP deputy chief of staff for intelligence) under the Ramos government.”

  235. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:20 pm

    Ok talaga dito sa atin. Pwede ka palang maging instant hero. Ang gagawin lang eh magnakaw sa gobyerno ng 50 million or more, then pag nabuking, mag-suicide. Ayun, instant hero! Ayos buto buto. :P

  236. cocoy - February 13, 2011 2:26 pm

    Mike #234
    Mag general ka muna sa Armed Forces o sa PNP.

  237. juggernaut - February 13, 2011 2:27 pm

    hindi naman kailangan magpakamatay eh. kumwari lang.

  238. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:28 pm

    Ay Cocoy, oo nga pala. Nauso kasi ang short cut dito sa atin. Pati ako tuloy nag short cut. Hehehe :)

  239. kapatid - February 13, 2011 2:28 pm

    “I did not invent corruption. I walked into it.”_angelo reyes said.

    Had you stopped corruption during your watch, maybe the 14 Soldiers who died in battle in Lamitan because they had run out of ammunition, could still be alive today, and their respective families, enjoying their company, Sadly they have died, I consider them heroes, and I consider you coward in every sense of the word. You had the opportunity to stop the “kalakaran” sa AFP but you chose not to do so.
    And yet, your friends is blaming Sen. Trillanes for your selfish suicide act?

    Prominent personalities, FVR, your Mistahs, and some old generals have said that you saved the institution, dang! you saved your hide and ran away from the battle that the Filipino people have been engaged in _ corruption. Not to mention the foot soldiers who have gallantly fought in the field albeit, lacking in military hardware they so much needed. All this because you chose to play along the system, and enjoyed the ride, smooth for you and the other higher up fuckups, but damn turbulent for the foot soldiers and the civilians caught in the freakin’ crossfire!

  240. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:29 pm

    Jug, si Reyes kaya yung nasa kabaong? :P

  241. cocoy - February 13, 2011 2:30 pm

    Mag kongressman ka para di mo na kailangang magpakamatay, Kung talo sa Election iyung sucide ang last option.

  242. Mike - February 13, 2011 2:31 pm

    # 238


  243. Lurker - February 13, 2011 2:33 pm

    It’s really sickening the way Reyes is being portrayed as a hero! Are we so bereft of real GENUINE heroes that we have come down to this? Doesn’t Reyes’ suicide remind you of Hitler’s when his 3rd reich was falling down and the allied troops were knocking at his door?

    Sorry for the analogy, I just saw a documentary on the 3rd reich last night!

  244. cocoy - February 13, 2011 2:45 pm

    Wala silang natagpuang dead body ni Hitler kasi sinunog nila dalawa sila ni Eva Braun. Doon pala gumaya ang mga Dominguez brothers sa pagsunog ng bankay.

  245. cocoy - February 13, 2011 2:46 pm

    Jug, palagay ko si Reyes na iyung inilibing kasi di nila sinunog ang bangkay niya.

  246. cocoy - February 13, 2011 2:48 pm

    Tiniyak pa nga ni Gloria at ni Mike Defensor at sila pa yata ang nauna sa pamilya ni Reyes na nagpunta sa hospital pinagdalhan sa kanya.

  247. cocoy - February 13, 2011 2:49 pm

    Pano kaagad nalaman ni Gloria. Alangan naman si Gloria ang unang tatawagan ng driver ni Reyes kesa sa sa misis.

  248. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 2:54 pm

    Jug and I were thinking that maybe Angie is now in the Bahamas sipping his Margaritas and looking at the sun coming down. Mrs Reyes looked jovial while her husband was hoisted down. Maybe she finally came to terms with his death. Napansin ko, wala masyadong nag-attend sa funeral niya.

  249. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 2:56 pm

    Cocoy pwede ring nauna duon sa hospital si bansot to oversee the switch of bodies. May double pala. Maybe Angie is still in one of the recovery rooms until now. Just a thought…

  250. cocoy - February 13, 2011 3:00 pm

    Iyan ang batayan kung mabuti kang tao sa dami ng taong makikipaglibing.Kung masama ang ugali magbabayad ka ng taong iiyak at makikipaglibing sa iyo. Kusang pupunta ang tao sa burol kung maganda ang ipinakita ng nabubuhay pa.

    May musiko pa iyan kahit na ordinaryong tao lang para maka attract ng makipaglibing. Doon sa amin iyan ang batayan. Kung mabuti kang tao maraming makikipaglibing. Kung masama kang tao walang makikipaglibing.

  251. cocoy - February 13, 2011 3:01 pm

    Kailangan pala ay ma DNA para siguradong si Reyes iyun.

  252. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 3:03 pm

    Cocoy, siyempre kailangang mauna yung director.

  253. tru blue - February 13, 2011 3:08 pm

    psb, still awake?…tulog ka muna, kaninang umaga ka pa nakipag kuwentohan dito. Shift namin ni Cocoy, TT, iba pa ang ganitong oras, hehe…

  254. tru blue - February 13, 2011 3:10 pm

    psb 115: umaaligid si grim reaper ke Rabusa.

  255. tru blue - February 13, 2011 3:12 pm

    tt 117: these generals parang mga paslit, hingi lang eh milyones pa ang gusto…damn!

  256. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 3:14 pm

    Siyempre may rehearsal yan Cocoy. May iyakan. Every move is calculated. Kung talagang may mga balak ang mga authors na magdrama para malihis yung mga issue, this scenario is not farfetch. Maghanap lang ng the same body build na katulad ni Angie, magpagawa ng mask na mistulang natural, with all the moles, wrinkles on the face etc. Maraming nasa Muntinlupa na pwedeng isacrifice, bayaran lang yung pamilya nila para gumanda ang buhay. With billions of money available for operations, everything is possible.

  257. tru blue - February 13, 2011 3:16 pm

    adb 210: came across a blog last year where one lady commented she overheard her graduating cousin and another cadet saying “mayaman na tayo bro!”

  258. tru blue - February 13, 2011 3:22 pm

    Those cadets who opted for naval service can always use Ambuklao or Binga Dam enhance their navigational skills, just bring a sextant and portable sonar, hire a small boat and go round and round patrolling the dam.

  259. tru blue - February 13, 2011 3:29 pm

    These generals and other flag officers, para bang bago sa kanila ang corruption. They’re such brain dead in their denial and failure to acknowledge the obvious, nagmaang mangaan pa.

  260. perl - February 13, 2011 3:30 pm

    Ano naman itong si Erap. He said, “I don’t believe it.” when asked about Rabusa’s expose when he went to the wake of Reyes-Al
    #230 mahirap sagutin ang ganyang tanong, lalo kung nasa burol ka ng inaakusahan… sana kagaya ni Arroyo, hindi na lang sya nagpa interview…

  261. perl - February 13, 2011 3:40 pm

    konti nga lang nagpunta sa funeral kung tutuusin, nagpadami lang yung mga sundalong naka uniform.. malamang yung mga batang sundalong naka formation.. napagutusan lang na umattend dahil sa program… at mga media…

    malapit lang yung bahay nila na nasa AFPVOI sa libingan ng mga bayani.. walking distance lang… at isa pa, tumakbong kongressman si jett at councilor si Marc… kung madami talga silang supporters or sympathizers, dapat madaming nagpunta…

  262. perl - February 13, 2011 3:57 pm

    walang kwenta yung mga smear campaign laban kay trillanes.. etong statement from JPE ang dapat seryosohin… naku yari si AT4 pag wala syang nakuhang ebidensya!
    Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is urging Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to prove that the administration of former President and now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was involved in alleged corruption in the military.

    “There must be evidence that exists. Kung may suspicion siya laban sa dating pangulo, he must present his evidence to the public at the soonest possible time,” Enrile said on dzBB radio Sunday.

  263. gusa77 - February 13, 2011 4:00 pm

    COCOY,masama o mabuting tao maraming tao pa rin,ang makikipaglibing sa bangkay,kung mabuti ay mag-bibigay galang sa yumao,at kung masama,sisiguradong ang bangkay na iyon ang taong kanilang kinamumuhian,at nagpapasalamat kanino man sa diyos o kay taning,dahil tapos na ang kanilang “problema”,dapat ang pasalamatan ng “dekwat group”,ay ang Tinga ng 45,iyon ang nagtakip ng boong katotohan.Di lang ang PMA ang niyurakan ng dangal ni REYES,pati na ang bandila ng bansa,iwinagayway sa boong mundo ang kanilang kalakaran,papaano dekwating ang mga tulong sa naghihirap na bayan.

  264. perl - February 13, 2011 4:02 pm
    MANILA, Philippines – Retired Navy Commodore Rex Robles scored Malacañang for failing to protect the military institution and the late former Armed Forced of the Philippines (AFP) chief Angelo Reyes from being dragged into the military fund scandal.

    At the necrological services for Reyes on Saturday, Robles revealed that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has informed Malacañang that Reyes was not the ‘padrino’ of former military comptrollers, including Carlos Garcia who has been accused with plundering military coffers.

    lasing ata sa sama ng loob tong si Robles o puyat lang at hindi na makpagisip ng maayos… ano gusto nya mangyari pakialaman ng malacanan ang congressional hearing… palibhasa nasanay sa 9 na taong pakikialam ni Gloria hindi lang sa kongreso pati na din sa hudikatura.

  265. cocoy - February 13, 2011 5:00 pm

    Ito na ang “Iyakan Blues” mo PSB sa #155

    Ang daling kumita ng pera ni Grace Robiños.

  266. humus - February 13, 2011 5:03 pm

    Ellen I am out of here for the time being. Thanks for those
    who will wish Good Riddance. Criminals (except psychopaths)
    like coins have two faces. When a criminal dies we turned the coin and see the beautiful face and extol it to high heavens and piously pray for his soul. We are the hypocrites Jesus Christ abhors.

    The Egyptian and others had learned from us. But now we
    don’t realized we are only a few weeks ahead of Egypt in
    terms of reform. Better than us, the Egyptians introduced
    SELF POLICING their neighborhood to thwart the
    evils of establishment. Let us not forget that EDSA
    came about because some need to save their skins and
    not because of democracy.

    We point on boulders that block the straight road.
    We don’t see the rocks and pebbles that could make
    us fall. It is not US that is the problem because
    majority of US the poor can not afford the luxury
    of mothballed and canalized thinking.

    Read again my previous post in the other thread you
    might NOT see there examples of mothballs thinking
    or canalized thinking. Which gladly I DON’T read too in
    the postings of AdeB and Rose, and incredible Ellen.

    humus – February 12, 2011 2:59 pm

    The Egyptians deserved the congratulations and admiration as the Filipinos had when they planted to the world the seed of people’s power. Marcos rule was from 1965 to 1986, Mubarak for 30 years. Their timelines are both long and woeful. In both cases blood flowed in secret. Democracy is never handed down in a silver platter.
    Egyptians MUST know that no country in the throes of definite change, can really change. No country can start on a clean slate the scums and the barnacles remain to pester. Only the bloodiest revolutions result in revolutionary change. It’s not over until all is over is a misleading NOTION. Nothing is really over. The fight against evil is PERMANENT, eternal so long as God exists. The French Revolution was NOT like the American Civil War, not like the Long March and the Cultural Revolution. Brothers against blood brothers that’s the reality behind the celebrating face of Euphoria.

    My Point? The lessons of a successful struggle is that God does not really work in mysterious ways. He has made history accessible to all His people.
    humus – February 12, 2011 3:12 pm

    The Egyptians should have asked for an election within one month. The UN has the resources and the experience to help Egypt. Let political geniuses NOT insult the capability of the apolitical Egyptians. In a short time they can elect the right community to national leaders. If they bungled their choices and choose the sons of bitches, at least they are their own SOBs, and they decided fast. That way evil can not re group and plant their stakes. THIRTY years is a real long time for mortals. Immortality lives on an eternal time frame

  267. cocoy - February 13, 2011 5:17 pm

    Perl #261

    Yayariin nila si Trillanes diyan kapag wala siyang maipakitang ebedins.Sinsisi na nga siya sa dahilang binitiwan niyang salita “No you may not!.. You don’t have reputation to protect”.

    Tama naman si trillanes doon,kaya lang sa nakikita ko he’s a rising star in politics at magiging heavyweight contender dahil sa kanyang kabataan,kapusukan at paninindigan na patok na patok sa masa ngayon,minus iyung kanyang kaguapuhan na nakakalaglag panty sa mga matrona.

    Sana nga may maipakita siyang ebidens,kasi iba iyung speculation sa hawak niyang ebedensya.

  268. cocoy - February 13, 2011 5:19 pm

    Sino ngayon ang talo? Di si Reyes dahil siya ang nagpakamatay.

  269. parasabayan - February 13, 2011 5:27 pm

    Cocoy, very interesting that a woman who does not know Angie came everyday to the wake at her own expense and up to the burial and passed out while grieving. Hmm, this should be looked into. Background check please. Somewhat suspicious…

  270. cocoy - February 13, 2011 5:32 pm

    Iyun na nga, di niya kilala si reyes bakit siya umiiyak.

  271. rabbit - February 13, 2011 6:00 pm

    yun nga bat putok ng putok un butchi ni robles,, baka mya bahay din sya sa tate na nakapangalan sa asawa ni reyes,, at tinatakpan nya kagad,,, para di mahalungkad..lahat tinitira nya.. dati may respecto pa namn ako dyan ,, now its very questionable un intention nya..

  272. rabbit - February 13, 2011 6:09 pm

    sa interview may alam pa daw si robles na may nakakuha pa ng malaki,, if thats so bat ayaw nya sabihin nalang may mga secret secret pa… akala ko ba galit din sya sa gusto nya malinis un image ng afp,, puro kaaratehan gusto lang ata ng image milage//

  273. naguilenya - February 13, 2011 6:40 pm

    I came accross with this one on PDI. It’s by Ramon Tulfo.

    People who voted for Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV are now beginning to realize the folly of their decision.

    Their idol, who portrayed himself as an oppressed maverick, showed his true colors during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing: An arrogant, egotistical bully.

    When Reyes, who was 22 years Trillanes’ senior at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), responded to accusations that he skimmed off military funds when he was AFP chief of staff, Trillanes cut him off.

    The following was the verbal exchange between Reyes and Trillanes:

    Reyes: I’m just trying to protect my reputation here. I have served this government for 48 years.

    Trillanes: No, no, no, you don’t have any reputation to protect. I believe this is the time of reckoning … You better find very good lawyers.

    Even if Trillanes holds a very high position, he should respect his elders.

    The age gap between Reyes and the young senator is so wide Reyes could have been Trillanes’ father.

    Trillanes was not raised well by his parents.


    My response:

    I must say I AM NOT A FOOL.

  274. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 13, 2011 7:01 pm

    Natatawa ako dun sa “A warrior comes clean in last battle for honor” ng PCIJ. Mas maraming excuses at justifying kesa revelation, if there was any. Hanggang sa confession arrogante pa rin. Bitin.

  275. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 13, 2011 7:04 pm

    Sino ba’ng naniniwala dyan kay Tulfo. Ipagtatanggol niya siyempre yung barkada niya. Siya yung “4th Tenor” sa grupo nila nina Joey Lina, at Bayani Fernando.

    Sige, daldal pa ang mga supporter ng kurakutan nang magka-alaman na ng mga tunay na kulay.

  276. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 13, 2011 7:06 pm

    Maalala ko, sino’ng comptroller ng PNP noon nung tumatanggap ng lagay si Tulfo sa PNP? Imbestigahan na rin yan para magbaril na rin!

  277. SumpPit - February 13, 2011 8:55 pm

    Sa Libingan ng mga Bayani, anong malay natin…

    …baka sinipa-sipa na si Reyes sa mga katabi niya.

  278. cesar-asar - February 13, 2011 9:27 pm

    Bayani nga siya dahil namatay siyang sundalo, Pero namatay na corrupt kasama rin dun sa mga Bayani? Malabo yata yun para sa karaniwang isipan..Bakit nagpakamatay? ang alam ko ang nagpapakamatay yung taong di kayang harapin ang Problema dahil alam niyang kapag na solve niya ito malalagay sa kahihiyan ang kaniyang sarili kaya dahil hindi matanggap nagpapakamatay na lang..Ang tunay na Lalake haharapin ang sariling kahihiyan maipagpauna mo lang ang tama. Walang pinagkaiba yansa lalakeng nagloko ang asawa. ang tunay nalalake tatanggapin pa rin niya ang asawa kahit ano pa sabihin ng nasa paligid niya.

  279. cesar-asar - February 13, 2011 9:29 pm

    Si trillanes ang tunay na bayani na kahit na makulong patuloy pa ring pinaglalaban ang katotohanan. Kaya kayong mga Corrupt jan di na ba kau nagsawa sa sarap ng buhay ninyo alalahanin nio naman ang sambahayang pilipino Ni re rape na nga tayo ng mga banyaga nakatunganga pa kau jan..Palibhasa sarap ng Buhay ng Pamilya ninyo..

  280. triggerman925 - February 13, 2011 9:49 pm

    “All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing”

    “Tinyente pa ako, ganyan na ang sistema”

    Hanggang sa naging CS sya ganun pa rin ang sistema. So I guess he wasn’t a good man

  281. triggerman925 - February 13, 2011 9:52 pm

    General Reyes was the CS. He had the resources and the influence to make reforms if he wanted to

  282. jawo - February 13, 2011 10:26 pm

    I puke with the reality that Reyes had to be buried in a cemetary known to be the field of honor to those deserving people buried there.
    Dahil inilibing pa rin doon si Angie, palitan na lang natin kaya ang pangalan from Libingan ng mga Bayani to “LIBINGAN ng mga BAYAGni Reyes.

  283. AnnaDeBrux - February 13, 2011 11:53 pm

    Media should get a grip! Reyes was what he was. He was useless when it mattered most.

  284. rose - February 14, 2011 8:55 am

    ”’Who wants to be a millionaire? Go to PMA..Paaralan para maging Millionaryo Agad.
    …How to be a Hero…shot yourself..just be sure sa puso mo ang tama…

  285. juggernaut - February 14, 2011 6:48 pm

    “Reyes’ act may not have a tremendous impact on the conduct of public officials, but it will have a tremendous impact on the thinking of the public—which in the end will have a tremendous impact on the conduct of public officials. The only time we’ll really see corruption go is when we start telling our crooks, past and present: “Mahiya-hiya ka naman, bakit hindi ka pa nagpapakamatay?”

    Reyes has done us the supreme favor of raising that question from the dead, like Lazarus.”

  286. TonGuE-tWisTeD - February 14, 2011 11:10 pm

    Ang tindi talaga magbantay nung nunal na putot. Siniguro na sa ospital na totoong si Reyes yung natigok, siniguro pang sinelyuhan yung libingan tapos ibaon.

  287. Tedanz - February 15, 2011 6:27 am

    :) :) :)

  288. greenstallion - February 15, 2011 12:59 pm

    I completely agree on every words that written on this analysis by a former government official. It’s well written, well analyze & well said. How I wish that every filipinos will read this statement because this is the truth and this should be. Contrary to what had been circulating now in the print/tv media, it seems that the truth are once again twisted by some groups who want to appear that Sen. Trillanes, are the culprit of the late Angelo Reyes death. Let’s us not forget the real cause of his death (Angelo Reyes). Let’s uphold the truth as always. God bless you Sen. Trillanes and to other senators who have the same principles as you have. Let not evil triumph in our land, let us defend the “true good people”. Now is the time for us to show our oneness & Love for the country.

  289. jawo - February 15, 2011 10:47 pm

    Sa lapida ni Angie, ito ang dapat na ilagay:

    Gen. Angelo Reyes. A legend in his own mind, a hero of the corrupt, a man who walked with the high and the mighty, and died like a fucking idiot.

  290. abc - February 17, 2011 8:57 am

    Para sa mga corrupt na heneral, dapat gayahin na rin niyo si Gen. Angelo Reyes dahil oks pala ang ginawa niya. At mailibing sa libingan ng mga bayani, mabigyan din kayo ng “19-gun salute – fired from howitzers… honor guards will deliver a 21-gun salute during the interment proper”.

    Pero this time Sir, dapat ang bunganga ng howitzers at baril ay nakatutok sa mga kabaong niyo para siguradong wala ng gagaya sa inyo.

    Dagdagan pa ng isang dosenang granada. Naiiyak ako Sir, ang daming naghihirap na mga Pilipino, ninanakaw niyo pa ang kaban ng bayan.

    Ito pa ang isang malakas na… pooooooot. “Fund Conversion”, 3% sa mga naghihirap na sundalo, 97% sa heneral.

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