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Leila as yellow muse


The propaganda mill is in full throttle as the yellow mob celebrates its most hallowed day of the year which is the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power, which is, however, becoming irrelevant to young Filipinos who were made aware of the incompetence of the previous administration under yellow President Noynoy Aquino.
The Filipino millenials grew up from the terms of former President Gloria Arroyo then to Noynoy and now President Duterte and the contrast is too glaring in which Noynoy practically wasted six years of governance and opportunity to improve the lives of the ordinary Filipinos.
Now, the yellow Edsa celebration is equated with elitist socials among the yellow mobs and the compulsory closure of the major roadway Epifanio de los Santos Ave. to accommodate the yellow mob attests to the exclusive nature of the event.
Leila de Lima also had evolved as the rallying figure for the yellows, which is indeed a tragedy since the “demand” from members of the yellow mob and their foreign network is not even in the hands of President Duterte but the courts.
Leila was arrested last February 2017 on three charges related to the narcotics trade under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
The critics of Rody, mainly the Liberal Party, the Akbayan and other yellow fanatics, all cry that the charges against Leila are trumped up and that she is the victim of “a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation.”
The Senate minority which is dominated by the LP demanded the “immediate release” of de Lima after one year of being incarcerated.
The group, composed of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV, Bam Aquino, and Risa Hontiveros, claimed the Senator is the first “prominent political prisoner under the Duterte regime.”
The group attributed the detention of de Lima to “her investigation of the Davao Death Squad as then chair of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and later investigation of the spate of extra-judicial killings (EJKs) in the country as a senator — which earned the ire of then Davao Mayor and now President Duterte.”
The idea, however, is far from the truth as Rody even often cites the CHR ruling under de Lima that did not result in a prosecution in defense against extrajudicial killings (EJK) leveled against him.
Also the moral ground of the yellow senators is completely shot since most of the yellows, among them Drilon and Pangilinan, kept quiet when their “colleagues” Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. were similarly detained for most of the term of yellow President Noynoy also on scripted pork barrel misuse charges that de Lima, then Justice Secretary not only oversaw, but also coached witnesses to testify against the three senators.
A classic example of selective justice unseen in the annals of Philippine politics was the long detention of former President Gloria Arroyo on the basis of charges which all turned out to be based on weak charges and were all dismissed in the current administration.
Still, de Lima is being depicted as a suffering martyr of the yellow principles which have the bottomline of ousting Rody.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) also contributed to the yellow voices with both demanding that all charges against de Lima be dropped immediately to pave the way for her release.
AI added that de Lima is a prisoner of conscience and has been jailed on politically motivated drug charges.
“The charges against Senator Leila de Lima are pure fiction. She has been singled out and targeted for nothing but her courageous opposition to President Duterte’s appalling policies. We consider her to be a prisoner of conscience and urge the authorities to release her immediately and unconditionally,” said James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
AI followed the same script used by the yellow senators attributing to Rody’s irritation on her for the probe she had conducted on the DDS when she was CHR head as the underlying reason for her continued detention.
A well-orchestrated fiction, nonetheless, on Rody is being cranked up to speed up efforts for his ouster.




    May I request the Daily Tribune to prepare a "comparative presentation" ( columnar type) in the following manner:
    1, Column 1 - Year - Pnoy Presidency
    2. Column 2 - Achievements of Pnoy (good & bad); promises of Matuwid na Daan (as if it were true); appointments & acts of the appointees.
    3. Column 3 - Present Administration - PAGBABAGO PROGRAM
    4. Commentary - Daily Tribune
    This will prove to the public the true comparison of the past and present administration -WHATEVER.

    ROGELIO T. AGBAYANI Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:20 Comment Link
  • ren fuentes

    the eye, my comment is not to malign or hurt feelings. kulang lang ang comment. what i meant was in case you have not heard of the cancellation of enrile's usavisa by the us state dept, maybe because you were still in grade school , it happened. thus i was wondering why trillanes and his cohort, alano, now i recall his name, have a us visa being coup plotters. unless, the us state dept has changed their policy, then i think it is really suspicious why these 2 have us visas.sorry if i offended you by mistake. keep on writing your opinion.

    ren fuentes Monday, 26 February 2018 10:59 Comment Link
  • The Eye

    Mr. Ren Fuentes,
    No, I wasn’t politically aware then. I’m just only reviewing the events then and doing observations now to make bold comments today.

    The Eye Sunday, 25 February 2018 22:49 Comment Link
  • ren fuentes

    the eye, mukhang may katotohanan ang statement mo. naalala ko pa nung panahon ni cory na news item nuon ang pagkansela ng ni enrile due to coup d'etats ng mga ram-you men. enrile was tagged by u.s.state dept as coup plotter then. why is trillanes n his pal, i forgot his name, has a these 2 together with magdalo which includes faeldon, were coup plotters. i do not know if you were politically aware then. i even heard the interview, of i think faelon, over dzmm kay enrile about the cancellation of his

    ren fuentes Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:49 Comment Link
  • inocent

    Ha, ha, The Tribune has just given another name for Leila de5, YELLOW MUSE is an appropriate title. Congratulations, Tribune.

    inocent Sunday, 25 February 2018 02:35 Comment Link
  • The Eye

    For sure, the CBCP and the CIA have their hands on this on cranking up efforts for DU30’s ouster.

    The Eye Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:14 Comment Link

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