Archive for the ‘Feb ’06’ Category

6 Scout Rangers acquitted of mutiny charges but not Miranda, Lim, Querubin

The court martial hearing the case of remaining nine officers accused of committing mutiny against Gloria Arroyo in February 2006 denied “for lack of merit” the motion to dismiss by retired Marine Maj. Gen. Renato Miranda, Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, and Col. Ariel Querubin. Not acquitted The court however acquitted Scout Rangers Maj. Jason Aquino, […]

February 14, 2011   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  55 Comments

Sunshine after a storm

Statement of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV: I would like to express my profound gratitude to President Noynoy Aquino for yesterday’s amnesty proclamation. This act of magnanimity is also clear indication of his sincere desire to attain unity and peace for our country. I thank, as well, all those who moved and prayed for this amnesty […]

October 13, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Magdalo, Military  62 Comments

Giving thanks for small blessings

Y0u have to admire these principled officers for keeping the faith, for looking at the glass as half-full, rather than half-empty, as they take calmly the latest setback in their mutiny case that had its origin in their resistance to the use by Gloria Arroyo of the military to thwart the will of the people […]

September 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  27 Comments

Seven cleared of mutiny charges; Miranda, Lim, Querubin’s motion denied

by Victor Reyes Malaya A jmilitary tribunal yesterday cleared seven military officers of the charge of mutiny filed against them in connection with the alleged plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration in February 2006 but sustained the charge against nine other accused. Cleared were Col. Orlando de Leon, Lt. Col. Marine Achilles Segumalian, Lt. Col. […]

September 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  4 Comments

Military court to decide fate of 16 officers in mutiny charge

By Tessa Jamandre VERA Files A military court will decide today on the plea—twice denied under the government of former President Gloria Arroyo—to exonerate 16 military officers facing mutiny charges for a supposed plot against her in 2006. Update: The court yesterday set another hearing on Sept. 24 for promulgation of this case. The hearing […]

September 9, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military, Vera Files  43 Comments

Tanay prison mute witness to soldiers’ family milestones

By Tessa Jamandre VERA Files TANAY, Rizal.—Some of the Armed Forces’ most promising officers spent years in detention here, inside a high-fenced, heavily guarded facility within Camp Capinpin, the isolated military outpost east of Metro Manila. The prison became the setting for some of the soldiers’ hardest and loneliest days, and it was also where […]

July 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  8 Comments

Unfinished business: Coup and mutiny cases

Update: Col. Querubin was released this afternoon. An AFP statement quoted AFP Chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo David as saying “ Brig. Gen. Reynaldo Ordoñez will take full charge and responsibility for the custody of ex-Marine colonel Querubin and that of his production when so required by the court. He is also directed with utmost diligence […]

July 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Magdalo, Military  33 Comments

Unwashing the whitewashed

There is a chance that we might yet see the full Mayuga Report, which former Vice Admiral Mateo Mayuga pledged he would “ bring to his grave”. President Aquino said that before his inauguration, someone sent him a ten-page report of the Mayuga Commission which investigated the involvement of military officials in the rigging of […]

July 9, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2004 elections, Feb '06  31 Comments

There are still those left behind

It’s good that Brig. Gen. Danny Lim is able to celebrate his 55th birthday today out of detention. It would have been better if his men, still incarcerated in Camp Capinpin, would have been able to join him in his celebration of his freedom. I’m told that in the courtesy call of former Scout Ranger […]

June 2, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Feb '06, Malaya, Military  41 Comments

Danny Lim released from detention

While I am glad that Brig. Gen Lim is out and would be able to celebrate his birthday in his home on Wednesday, I’m sad that 15 other officers who are accused with him in the February 2006 non-event are still in detention. Of the 15, eight are Scout Rangers junior officers and one, a […]

May 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  28 Comments