My Reaction Towards Senator Leila Dilemma's Comments Against President Rodrigo R. Duterte's Reopening Of SAF-44!
I hope that I'm not getting overly emotional or angry. The fight that President Rodrigo R. Duterte is having with Leila Dilemma reminds me of the fight I had with somebody who's as nasty as she is. This just in GMA-7 News has reported this incident concerning Leila Dilemma's latest accusation that Duterte is trying to use Mamasapano incident to "cover things up":
Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday accused President Rodrigo Duterte of using the Mamasapano massacre to cover up a leadership "crisis."
De Lima made the statement after Duterte said he would form a top level fact-finding commission that would reopen the investigation on the Mamamasapano tragedy, which claimed the lives of more than 60 people, including 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF).
"The second anniversary of the Mamasapano incident is again being used by Duterte to divert attention from the crisis his current leadership is facing, rather than to actually give justice to the SAF and Muslim civilian victims of that armed encounter," De Lima said in a text message reporters.
De Lima said Duterte wants to "continuously demonize the past administration in order to cover up for his own lack of accomplishments and direction after six months into his term."
De Lima is a close ally and party mate of Duterte's predecessor, former President Benigno Aquino III.
It was under the Aquino administration when the operation was carried out in January 25, 2015 to neutralize Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan.
Duterte criticized Aquino saying he fed the SAF 44 to the "lion's den."
De Lima said any probe initiated by Duterte would be a "mere surplusage," the results of which will be doubted for his "obvious bias" against the Aquino administration.
"Any further probe on the Mamasapano incident is best conducted shorn of politics. Duterte is the least qualified in directing such a probe given his propensity for prejudgement and to preempt the results of any investigation, as he himself has already declared the Mamasapano police action as a CIA operation," De Lima added.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV echoed the sentiment of De Lima, saying a new commission to probe the Mamasapano massacre intends to deflect the failures of the Duterte administration.
"Panglihis lang 'yan sa mga kapalpakan ng administrayon niya," Trillanes said in a text message.
Here's my comments to Dilemma herself. I don't care if she appeared in CNN, got featured and was said that she supposedly arrested several druglords because the truth is coming out. Just bitter for being arrested? Unfortunately, some evidence are coming out against her. Used to divert attention? Please, what's even her proof unless she's really just arguing from her ignorance. Also, what's more important is that the SAF-44 incident is no joke. I wonder if she's proud of the fact that she was thrown out in Germany after she made angry remarks about President Duterte?
Now she complains about "obvious bias" never mind she's also having them. Wasn't the Aquino Administration biased about everything that's not Aquino or related to the Liberal Party? Obvious bias? Please, the whole SAF-44 incident deprived 44 people or more of their families. Also this should be very funny that she should also say that Duterte wants to demonize Noynoy to cover up for this administration's lack of accomplishments. But isn't that what Noynoy did during his term when he kept blaming Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to cover up the former's incompetence?
Please, hasn't Dilemma seen the real progress of the Duterte Administration in uncovering the Bilibid Prison's real problems? She dared to say she already cleaned up Bilibid but evidence suggests otherwise. During the first 100 days both PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa and Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre Jr. both uncovered a lot of dirt. Justice Secretary Aguirre should call the whole nation to cover their ears while Dilemma is talking. Declare a cover your ears while Dilemma is talking anyone?
I don't know if she's right to say that President Duterte is the "least qualified" but remember we've also got Justice Secretary Aguirre and PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa involved. Justice Secretary Aguirre acted as Getulio Napenas' lawyer after the latter pleaded guilty during the SAF-44 hearing. At this point there's a break in the chain of command. I can't forget how Justice Secretary Aguirre mentioned that Noynoy did break the chain of command. After all, who called for Alan Impurisima to go and meddle in the whole affair when it was clear that he was under preventive suspension? Hopefully, Justice Secretary Aguirre will blurt out what needs to be blurt out especially with what Napenas had disclosed. Napenas also has his involvement but he's pleaded guilty. I think Impurisima should do the right thing and reveal everything that happened. That way, the most guilty will get their just desserts.
At the same time, Antonio Trollanes IV was blurting out nonsense as always. Plus, it's highly possible that he's already spilled the beans. It's a good thing that Richard Gordon has started to reduce the influence of the Liberal Party in the Senate.