THE public has learned that the de facto president of our country, BS Aquino, knew about the situation of our PNP-SAF commandos in Mamasapano from very early in the morning of Jan 25. We have also learned that the behavior he exhibited during those hours are symptoms of a severe psychological and psychiatric ailment.
Many have now come to realize that this mental, psychological and psychiatric disorder of BS Aquino seized him, too, when he faced other crises. The first of these was the horrible death of Chinese-Hong Kong citizens who had come as tourists in August 2010 when a crazed dismissed ex-policeman took over their tourist bus.
Now we should also realize that the high officials and military men who were with him all day on that tragic Jan 25 Sunday were cowards and self-seeking persons. They were people who did not deserve to be in the high offices they occupied.
Self-seeking men are those who are always concerned only about getting what they want or need. They don’t give a damn about what happens to others–people, families, society, institutions, our nation, our Republic.
The men who were with BS Aquino that day were cowards. They were afraid to discuss the bitter fate of our PNP-SAF companies with him. They could not raise the boldness to speak up to BS Aquino and urge him to act like a decisive commander-in-chief. They did not have the kindness in their heart to say something to the Boss that might have saved our Fallen 44 SAF commandos.
And they were also self-seeking men. They chose to avoid being shouted at by Aquino. They were protecting themselves from being in Aquino’s bad books and suffer personal consequences as a result. They cared more to keep Aquino calm and comfortable in his apparently insane state of denial than to do something for the sake of the PNP-SAF commandos. They chose not to risk looking bad in the eyes of BS Aquino (“baka mapasama pa sila”) by suggesting to the commander-in-chief something that could have helped save the lives of our 44 Fallen SAF Heroes.
Covering up for Aquino and themselves
Now. these cowards and self-seeking men, in their testimonies at the Senate and House hearings, have continued to collaborate with BS Aquino in covering up his and their own crime of not doing anything that might have changed the fate of the Fallen 44.
The latest strategy in the campaign to absolve BS Aquino of being responsible for the death of the 44 SAF Heroes is to portray suspended and resigned Chief of PNP Alan Purisima as the real top commander of Operation Exodus who lied to Aquino about the true situation in Mamasapano.
This new narrative tells the tale that Purisima’s lie made de facto President Aquino believe reinforcements were actually aiding the doomed PNP-SAF company. Therefore, Aquino did not have to do anything about the matter. Therefore, he should not be berated and made to account for not taking a single step to save the lives of our Fallen 44 Heroes.
Also, therefore, the cowards and self-seeking men who were with him all day that tragic Sunday should not be criticized for not making the smallest sound about that horrible tragedy up to very late in the day.
That is sheer BULL!
By 1:00 p.m. our Fallen 44 Heroes were all dead.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas, AFP Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang—BS Aquino’s highest security officials—were with him from 9 a.m.
Roxas (according to his testimony in the Senate) at 8:30 a.m. sent Aquino a message about the problem the SAF commandos were facing. But after that Roxas did not talk with Aquino about this very serious matter until that evening.
Gazmin, Roxas and Catapang all said Aquino never asked them for advise on how to rescue the pinned-down PNP-SAF commandos.
And they did not offer any, cowards and self-seeking men as they are.