Another Coup Attempt?! (Deja vu itoh…)

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Mabilisang post lang po. I just wanna record the moment for posterity (naaaks!)

So, apparently Gen. Danny Lim and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV have pulled a fast one on the government — not only did they walk out of their hearing in a Makati Courtroom, they took their armed guards with them!

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Asteeg! I had no idea Magdalo still had enough men to insert supporters among the ranks of the soldiers who are supposed to guard the mutineers! Score 1 point for them (and minus 50 pogi points to the AFP.)

After calling a short press conference where they once again called on the Filipino people and the military to “withdraw their support” from the “illegitimate” GMA, they holed themselves up at the Manila Peninsula Hotel (hmmm… shades of another Oakwood Standoff?)

Not surprisingly, the Police and Army have surrounded the hotel and have given a 3PM ultimatum for the “re-mutineers” to surrender, after which they have threatened to storm the building.

It is now 3:04 PM in my clock…

4:30 PM — online newspapers begin carrying headlines like “Police ready to Storm Makati Hotel” and “Operation has started…” and “Police and Army move into assault positions…” Sheeesh.

5:15 PMthe assault is on! An Army APC broke down the main door of the hotel and Teargas canisters have been fired into the lobby… 2 other APCs are in the driveway. Nakow. Sino magbabayad ng damages? I remember that lobby well… all that glass and stainless steel fittings… those furniture and lampshades… ang mahal ng mga yun!

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5:45 PMis it finally over? Sen. Trillanes, et al. are, allegedly, all set to surrender… and he did eventually. After having handcuffs clapped on his wrists, Sen Trillanes was unceremoniously dragged to a waiting bus. Former VP Guingona and Gen Danny Lim likewise suffered the same fate (so did Bishop Labayen and Fr. Robert Reyes). Even some members of media were arrested by the Police.

6:45 PM — The cynic in me took over. Powtah… Thursday ngayon a! Red Horse time!

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Another Coup Attempt?! (Deja vu itoh…)

20 thoughts on “Another Coup Attempt?! (Deja vu itoh…)

  1. Shocking nga eh, ngaun mom is glued on tv tinitignan kung ano latest happenings. buti na lang din my sister didn’t go to work for today eh sa makati pa naman yun. Haha. Ayyyy taroogs, need help. Kasi erm, nakuha ko na yun ubuntu cd ko kaso ahaha, mejo bano pa ako. Ano ginawa mo nun naglipat ka from windows to ubuntu? πŸ˜€

    Taroogs – uy, miss Nika, magu-Ubuntu ka na po? Asteeg! What version? Latest is ver. 7.10 or Gutsy Gibbon. Sa simula po medyo mahirap kasi you’ll need to have a separate hdisk partition for Ubuntu. Pero later updates ay super simple na kasi auto-download na lang siya from the Ubuntu website. For “happy” installation tips, see — http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2007/05/11/installing-ubuntu-in-a-library/ and also — https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

  2. nagcomment na si sen trillanes, they have enough willpower to bring down the gov’t daw, tapang nya! idol! πŸ˜€ .. ngayon, may warrant of arrest na daw na ibibigay waah sana wag na magkagulo 😦

    Taroogs – like you po, I’m also waiting with bated breath for what will eventually transpire… sana bloodless, either way…

  3. wow..ma drama talaga ang pinas…dapat kunan lahat ng action…mga putrachis na gobyerno..hala magkamatayan kayo in the name of power……lols…

    Taroogs – hehe… true, Maldito. Sana nga lang walang madamay na inosente. Pero that’s hoping too much na, given our propensity for making “Uzi” πŸ™‚

  4. dru ay nagsasabing:

    At first pa lang, I never thought of victory on Trillanes’ part. Nakakainis nga eh, sinabi niya na meron daw silang “enough will power and fighting spirit to bring this government down.”

    And here he is trying to look all heroic, surrendering “in order to prevent the loss of lives.”

    And he states that the government is ruthless because “they’re even ready not to spare the lives of mediamen”.

    Trying to look good and blaming somebody else for being evil.

    Idiot.

    Taroogs
    – that’s the downside to being the “boy who cried wolf”… or in this case, the boy who attempted a coup again 😦

  5. bukas pa kasi dapat ang rally.. masyado sya excited .. ayan walang dumating na support 😦 .. sayang ang effort! nasira pa manila pen haayz

    Taroogs – uy, rhyme yun a… “walang dumating na support… sayang ang effort” πŸ™‚

  6. Jovi ay nagsasabing:

    Buti na lang hindi ako pumunta sa Manila Pen kanina para magmeryenda kasi kung nagkataon baka pinosasan din ako ng plastic na posas. Hmp! Tara Pareng Taroogs, samahan kitang mag Red Horse. Ako ang taga ubos ng pulutan. πŸ˜€

    Taroogs – hmm… hindi nga bagay sayo naka-posas, mareng jovi. Pero camo fatigues siguro… pwede πŸ™‚ basta huwag vegetarian pulutan ha?

  7. angel ay nagsasabing:

    ikaw ba naman batuhin ng tear gas at tutukan ng tangke di pa ba susuko :))

    Pero astig pa rin talaga si trillanes..

    Taroogs
    – naaks! fans ito πŸ™‚ hehe… pero true… masakit talaga sa mata at lalamunan ang teargas… deadly sa may hika na gaya ko 😦

  8. Mga army 😈 trigger-happy. Mrs Arroyo kabado. tsk tsk tsk! parang bumabalik ang dekada sitenta a! Deja vu nga pare ko. nakngpota!!! 😑

    Taroogs – pati kamo nung curfew kagabi. All set na yung defiance mode ko pero lahat ng puntahan kong bar nagsara bago mag-12. hnlabo men… 😦

  9. Ano nga kaya ang susunod na plano nila? Tsk! Sana naman wala na. Magpapasko na eh! 😦

    Taroogs – parang wala akong maalala na nag-coup habang pasko. mukhang may unofficial ceasefire tuwing disyembre πŸ™‚

  10. eNocH ay nagsasabing:

    pare-pareho lang naman ang mga hinayupak na yan na ganid sa kapangyarihan!

    Taroogs – amen. amen… kaso nga lang, mahilig talagang pumili ang mga Pinoy… as in “my hinayupak is better than your hinayupak!” πŸ™‚

  11. kita ko nga sa TV paggising ko binuksan ko tv – pucha pinapapasok yung tangke sa daanan ng Hotel. gyera kung gyera talaga. tinadtad pa ng teargas. haiz. la rin naman nangyari… me nagbago ba? oo meron me curfew.

    Taroogs – at malamang bababa uli ang occupancy ng mga hotel sa Makati…

  12. kengkay ay nagsasabing:

    anak ng putakte, sinabi ko na ngang mga gusto lang mag bakasyon ng libre ng mga iyan sa hotel na may libreng malambot na kama, aircon, buffet, live band at kung ano ano pang chuk chak chenes… mga walang magawa, hmp.

    Taroogs – at ma-feature sa TV shempre πŸ™‚

  13. basta ako taroogs… mahal ko si Tiger (kasama ni Trillanes)… buti na lang talaga walang patayang naganap… babait pa man din nila… hehehe

    Taroogs – nainterbyu mo na din sila dati? may piktyurs ka nila? may awtographs? hehehe

  14. I want GMA to step down..pero hindi ko alam kung masusuportahan ng sinasabing “new people power” itong laban na ito, dahil katulad din lang ito ng mga nagdaang “rebolusyon daw” daming oposisyon kunong nakasabit….nag gagamitan. Tapos new “transition government” na naman daw na wala namang pinagka-iba sa mga nakaraang pamahalaan.

    At kahit na sabihin pang tunay na para sa pagbabago si Trillanes, dahil nga daw namulat sya ng thesis nya sa tunay na kalagayan ng pinas, ewan ko hindi pa rin ako sigurado sa kanya. Kung yung founder nga ng NPA e nag kooperatiba na lang, sila pa kayang hindi mo alam ang tunay na takbo ng utak.

    Hindi kaya maging ala Enrile at Ramos lang yan?

    Advance happy birthday kuya taroogz πŸ™‚

    Taroogs – and happy birthday din sayo! πŸ™‚ ganda ng tanong mo, kapatid. sino nga ang makakaalam sa tunay na iniisip ng isang tao? si Lord lang malamang. at ang mga Pinoy, kelan kaya tayo hihinto sa pag-asa sa ibang tao (o grupo) para tayo ay isalba? di ba talaga pwedeng isalba natin ang mga sarili natin? haaay…

  15. Oh yes pareng taroogs… bisita ka sa baby blog ko (add mo naman pala yun!!!)… πŸ˜‰

    at kras ko talaga si Tiger… di ko makalimutan pwet niya… lol!!!!

    nakakaawa si trillanes no? pucha, ang point ko naman, kung aanib tayong mga sibilyan, pero tipong pangbarkada package lang dami natin, olats naman tayo sa mga militar nun… sayang ang future, baka maging kami pa ni Tiger sa hinaharap… wraaaarrr!!!!

    Taroogs – ay, dalawa pala blogs mo? naka-link kasi sakin yung nilay-nilay blog mo lang. sige yung isa pa πŸ™‚ korek ka jan, mareng lenggai, mahirap maipit sa nagbubungguang dambuhala (na puro armado pa. hehehe)… paki-punasan po yung laway nyo… hehe (Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!)

  16. heheh first time for me to post a comment here, pero lurker na ako ng blog mo noon pa hehehe…

    nwey, on topic, di ako mkawork nang maayos yesterday sa office kasi refresh ako ng refresh ng browser waiting for any more updates sa re-mutiny.

    I’m working away from hme, and news like this, turns my knees into jelly… nakakasad kasi eh…

    i liked trillanes when he led Oakwood… pero the second time he did it.. Manila Pen version… nakakainis na …

    Tc Po! πŸ™‚

    Taroogs – salamat po sa bisita, didee πŸ™‚ ingat ka din diyan sa Singapore… at sana hindi ka na masuka sa cr. hehehe… joke lang.

  17. pahirit ulit… basta ako te, ok lang makipagbungguan, basta si Tiger ang bubunggo!!!! yeba!!!! oooopppppppssss… off topic na!!! go uste!!! (konek?!)

    Taroogs – kapatid, ayon sa mga balita, Jhonnel daw name nitong si “Tiger” πŸ™‚

  18. OO nga bakit nga ba tayo aasa kung:

    Nasa atin ang panahon
    Nasa atin ang lakas

    Kaya’t halinang likhain
    itayo ang bukas
    nasa ating mga kamay……

    hehehe la bang beer dito? lol!

    advance happy birthday ulit πŸ™‚

    Taroogs – hehe… non-stop ang iyong pagbati, kapatid. adik itoh! (happy birthday din to you, shempre.. at sa ka-beerday nating inakay ni miss kengkay)

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