Sunday, March 4, 2018

PNoy’s psych evaluation more disturbing vs. Duterte’s annulment psych evaluation



Former President Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte, photo from ABS-CBN News
The opposition has been eagerly publicizing an old psychiatric evaluation report for President Rodrigo Duterte used during the time he was settling the annulment of his marriage to Elizabeth Zimmerman in 1998.

Journalist and social media personality Jojo Robles expressed his sentiments on Facebook regarding the controversy saying that it is common knowledge that in order for the court to grant the dissolution of marriage one of the parties have to “plead insane”.

Robles further shared that when former Speaker of the House of Representative Prospero “Boy” Nograles used the old psychiatric report against Duterte when the former was running against the latter for mayor in Davao City, “Nograles was nearly laughed out of Davao”.
Jojo Robles, photo from Facebook
However, the journalist pointed out that an old psychiatric report of former President Benigno Aquino III proves to be more disturbing having shown that Aquino was diagnosed with depression and melancholia when he was 19 years old.

Depression is a marked episode of sadness that lasts for two or more weeks. It is a common and serious psychological illness that adversely affects one’s focus, actions, and ability to handle everyday matters.
Melancholia, or melancholic depression, is diagnosed when the person does not respond to positive events, cannot find pleasure in positive things, weight loss or loss of appetite, excessive guilt, and retardation, among others.

In the psychiatric evaluation made by psychiatrist Father Jaime Bulatao, Aquino was described as “ambitious”, someone who wants to be in politics, not to help people, but to exact revenge on those who have wronged his family.

In his full post on Facebook, Robles said:

Some people are using an old psychiatric evaluation of the president, submitted in order to secure an annulment of his marriage, to tar him with the same “psycho” brush that is being used on Chief Justice Sereno.

This is a not-so-slick lie. Everyone who has undergone the process of annulment knows one party has to basically plead insane, for the dissolution to be granted by the court.

In fact, former Speaker Boy Nograles used the Duterte psych report in a bid for the mayorship against 

Digong. Nograles was nearly laughed out of Davao.

Sereno’s psychiatric report, submitted as a requirement for her elevation to the court, is way different.

As is this one, prepared a long time ago by respected Jesuit psychiatrist Father Jaime Bulatao about a young man named Benigno S. Aquino III.

Largely suppressed during the Noynoy years, here is the full Bulatao report. You decide who’s really nuts.

Source: Jojo A. Robles