Government official: The problem with Trillanes is that he has not grown up - The Daily Sentry

Tuesday, September 11, 2018



Government official: The problem with Trillanes is that he has not grown up



Government official and staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, Caloy Bueno, recently took to Facebook to share his thoughts towards the controversial issue of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
Caloy Bueno and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV / Composite photos from Facebook and Manile Times

In the post titled “The Problem of Trillanes”, Bueno shared an analysis on the former naval officer’s actions and reactions towards the blowing up issue.

Bueno says that the senator should just face the consequences of his mistakes and should repent for his errors in jail. He is clearly not impressed with Trillanes and what he had to go in order to be a striving presence in the senate.

According to him, Trillanes always acts on his own according, for his own benefit.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV / Photo from ABS-CBN

That Trillanes has acted mainly as a mercenary -- a soldier of fortune -- for the yellow leeches in his political career as a senator does not bother him at all. His short unhappy stint as a military officer even earned for him the scorn of fellow officers and soldiers -- but that didn't bother him as well. His supposed 'largesse' as a senator came easy for him, because after all it was the people's money he was spreading around to give himself an assumed reputation of generosity as illusionary concern for the welfare of others,” says Bueno in his post.

He adds that Trillanes does not work for the Filipino people, as what a senator should do, but rather he only works for those who have money to back him up and support him in his campaign to access greater power.

He continues on to say that “Trillanes doesn’t have any faith in the rule of law under the Duterte administration", but that soon he will end up in jail, as what Bueno thinks he deserves to be.

Read his full post here:

"The Problem of Trillanes...

The problem of Trillanes is that he simply hasn't grown up. He immaturely thinks that he can commit his mistakes and get away with it -- perhaps because somehow he believes he has charisma, and that entitles him to be right always. When he was a soldier, he ensured that he kept himself from getting in harm's way -- because he most likely felt that he was destined for greater, more noble purposes. Becoming a senator because of the tendency of Filipinos to be suckers for underdogs and losers only affirmed in the mind of Trillanes that politics and demagoguery are a sure ticket to immortality in the history of this country...
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (Czar Dancel / MANILA BULLETIN)

That Trillanes has acted mainly as a mercenary -- a soldier of fortune -- for the yellow leeches in his political career as a senator does not bother him at all. His short unhappy stint as a military officer even earned for him the scorn of fellow officers and soldiers -- but that didn't bother him as well. His supposed 'largesse' as a senator came easy for him, because after all it was the people's money he was spreading around to give himself an assumed reputation of generosity as illusionary concern for the welfare of others...

The problem of Trillanes is that he never recognized or accepted the seriousness and severity of his involvement in the Oakwood Mutiny and the Manila Peninsula Siege. He probably even rationalizes his participation as a mere spokesman -- because he also prides himself in being good at it (a glib talker). But as Buddha said, however: "A dog is not a good dog because it is a good barker. Neither is a man a good man because he is a good talker." He should have realized that being the front man entails getting all the flak for it -- but of course, he never learned it because he never led a combat assault against dangerously lethal enemies of the Republic he had sworn to defend...

And so Trillanes defends all-out his liberty to disparage the President -- who had turned him down as a running mate. He vehemently protests the threat to his freedom to continue criticizing -- without so much as the benefit of any substance or proof -- the President's singular job of improving the lives of Filipinos. To Trillanes, it seems Filipinos are mere fodder for his political ambitions, because his services and loyalty are exclusively for those who can afford to provide him his political career, fame, and reputation -- but without accountability or even the courtesy of being transparent. What is apparent, however, is that he excels only as a political attack dog -- as the notoriety of his public service record attests. What Trillanes cannot accept now is that he has to answer for those mistakes he made for rebelling against the State -- as a soldier at that -- not just once, but twice...

Trillanes should realize by now that the ONLY acceptable justification for any rebellion is IF IT IS SUCCESSFUL OR VICTORIOUS. As the victors, you can always write your own version of history -- and nobody else can challenge it. But otherwise, those who rebel and fail are sure to pay for their comeuppance -- without exception. Trillanes put his faith in a blanket amnesty issued by the previous administration that is now being clearly shown to be egregiously in error, improperly executed, and thus void ab initio...

Trillanes doesn't have any faith in the rule of law under the Duterte administration -- but he runs to the Supreme Court anyway for injunctive relief -- which by the way has just turned him down. Now he has to face the courts for what he did before. Surely he will be facing likewise other cases besides -- so Trillanes finally will now have the chance to really grow up. Maybe his maturity will be leisurely -- within the cold and hard reality of his jail cell -- as he reflects on his life for the duration of his prison sentence, and he will just have to accept that sometimes, karma can be such a bitch…”