ALL indications show that the man is mentally, psychologically, psychiatrically, even emotionally, handicapped. He should step down or be ousted.
And it looks like the two women BS Aquino has chosen to be the captains of the Philippine Republic’s team in dealing with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have been working against our side. Proof of this is that even now–as Aquino is continues to pressure the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass the anti-Philippine Republic Bangsamoro Basic Law (which is to serve as the mini-constitution of the MILF-desired Bangsamoro autonomous region or substate)–the MILF’s Central Committee Chair Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim still refuses to accept our Republic’s Constitution and the foundational principles of our Republic.
The MILF chair insists that our Congress must pass the BBL draft that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) wrote and President Aquino certified for priority passage. The BTC was chaired by MILF negotiating panel chief Mohagher Iqbal.
Murad also seems to believe — after years of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Sec. Teresita Deles and Government Panel Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer holding talks with their MILF counterparts — that there is no need for congressmen and senators to tinker with the BBL draft approved and mostly written by the MILF because Aquino, the commander-in-chief of the Philippines, has approved it.
It seems that Aquino, Ferrer and Deles — and their people — are not bothered a bit by the problem of Murad and his Central Committee having a wrong and distorted understanding of what the Philippine Republic is.
Why are Ferrer and Deles unconcerned about the MILF Central Committee Chairman’s misunderstanding or refusal to understand that “the commander-in-chief” cannot bind Congress and the Judiciary into ignoring our Constitution? Could it be that they have become as mentally and psychiatrically challenged as Aquino? Or worse, that they are actually determined to work to promote the interests of the MILF and their Malaysian patrons against our Republic and our people. Senator Allan Peter Cayetano and Senator Pia Cayetano underscored this in the last Senate hearing.
That is why Senator Francis Escudero wishes Deles and Ferrer and other members of the government peace panel to resign and be replaced by others who will truly protect the interest of the Philippines.
Escudero’s old friend BS Aquino has appealed to congressmen not to be too rigorous in reviewing the MILF-Malacañang draft of the BBL. He reportedly told some House members that if the BBL that is passed is too different from the original, then the rebel MILF might refuse to accept it and then the goal of peace in Mindanao would not be achieved.
Aquino’s moves have driven Senator Escudero to speak out. He has reminded his fellow legislators that while BS Aquino has every right to push his and the MILF’s version of the BBL, Congress has the serious duty of rigorously reviewing the proposed BBL so that all provisions that are unconstitutional and injurious to our Republic are amended or removed.
In the field of battle, the government’s army did not move fast and heroically to prevent the slaughter of our PNP-SAF commandos by the combined force of MILF and BIFF armies. Aquino’s chosen AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Catapang, admitted at the hearings that the AFP commanders stood down because aiding our Fallen 44 Heroes might have been misinterpreted by the MILF and the peace process would be affected.
The same ugly, painful and tragic betrayal of our nation in Mamasapano will happen nationwide if the senators and the congressmen listen to BS Aquino, Coronel-Ferrer and Deles, instead of the wise and patriotic voice of Senator Escudero.