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The trouble with practical jokes is that they very often get elected—Will Rogers.

Look at the senatorial line-ups of the Liberal Party and the United Nationalist Alliance: A lot of them are jokes foisted upon the electorate.

If you’re an intelligent voter—and I presume you are because you read the INQUIRER— you will know who among the senatorial candidates in the LP and UNA are jokes.

* * *

I agree with retired Maj. Gen. Ramon Montaño, now a senatorial candidate, that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s claim that he was ambushed on the night preceding the declaration of martial law “defies logic.”

Montaño said he was part of the team that investigated the supposed ambush.

Enrile’s car was raked with bullets, but the bullet holes were aligned.

Apart from that, nobody in the car was hit, according to the former chief of the defunct Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police.

“It defies logic,” he said.

I will confirm Montaño’s statement.

What he said that Enrile, the former defense minister under the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was not ambushed is true.

* * *

Montaño said that he stopped reading Enrile’s autobiography, “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir,” after he came to that part where the Senate President recounted his supposed ambush.

I did the same thing the retired general did. I put down the book when I came to the part when Enrile was narrating his recollection of the ambush.

During the Edsa Revolution in February 1986, I was there to cover the event from start to finish as a reporter for the Manila Bulletin.

I recall Enrile telling reporters during an interview at his office at the Ministry of National Defense in Camp Aguinaldo that his “ambush” was staged to justify the declaration of martial law.

The interview took place into the second day of the Edsa Revolution.

During the same interview, I also remember then Defense Minister Enrile saying that  he helped Marcos manipulate the election returns in Cagayan, his home province, during the snap presidential election of 1985 that pitted Marcos against Corazon “Cory” Aquino, the widow of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, who eventually became President.

* * *

I’m surprised President Noy didn’t include Montaño in the Liberal Party senatorial line-up.

The President’s favorite candidates—like his cousin Bam Aquino, who’s wet behind the ears—can’t hold a candle to Montaño in terms of wisdom through experience.

A loyalist of President Noy’s mother, Cory, Montaño fought off several coup attempts.

He was a special assistant on military affairs to then President Ramos after he retired from the service.

Montaño’s experience and wisdom would be of very good use in the Senate, which in ancient Greece was a body composed of men of wisdom.

Several simpletons, one of them a caregiver, will be sitting in the Senate after the midterm elections.

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  • stealth ice

    I am surprised why PNoy did not choose mon tulfo in his senatorial line up?
    well your guess is as good as mine.

    • maypakialamtayo

      papayag naman kaya si idol mon? well your guess is as good as mine also.

      • generalproblem

        di papayag yan kasi mas malaki ang kita sa media

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

        mahina lang ang sahod ng Journalist.Malaki ang kita sa AC/DC.

        attact and collect, defend and collect.

  • $14334231

    malas lang nating mga pinoy, mon….gustuhin man natin na mga matitino ang kumandidato, eh walang perang pang gastos sa eleksyon…..itong si heneral, kahit matino at may perang pang kampanya, tiyak na talo rin dahil walang kaalyado sa pulitika…..ganyan ang ugali ng karamihan, lalo na sa mga mahihirap….wagaywayan mo ng limang daan sa mukha, iboboto ka na….’yan ang ugaling hindi mababakli sa mga mahihirap…pera is pera…walang kakisipan tungkol sa mga susunod na araw….now is now….magutom na kung magutom bukas basta meron ngayon…..

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon meron ding matitinong kandidato like- Koko, edward h., eddie v., jamby., risa s., alan peter., antonio t., grace poe/. jun mags., dick g. and ur manok Montano. hehehe tiyak merong di payag sa line-up ko.

    • Kumander Chameleon

      TAMA KA DYAN! SI KOKO? KWESTYONABLE ANG KASARIAN! INIWANAN NG ASAWA DAHIL HINDI MALAMAN KUNG KOKO O KEKE. EDWARD? PALAWAN NGA HINDI NYA NABIGYAN NG KATINUAN, PILIPINAS PA KAYA? EDDIE V? SAN KA NAMAN NAKAKITA NG ISANG NAGSASABING MAKADIYOS EH GUSTONG PUMUNTA SA KAHARIAN NG MGA MAGNANAKAW? NAGMAMALINIS PERO MATAKAW DIN! OPURTUNISTA, MAPANLINLANG AT MATAKAW! HINDI PA NAKUNTENTO SA ABULOY NG MGA MIYEMBRO NYA! JAMBY, NAGKUKUNWARING IPINAGLALABAN ANG MAHIRAP! EH BAKIT HINDI MO IPAMIGAY SA MAHIHIRAP ANG KAYAMANAN MO? RIZA H., SINASALAULA ANG KULTURA NG MGA BABAENG PILIPINO! NAG-PO PROMOTE NG KALASWAAN SA KABATAANG BABAE UPANG MAGING KATULAD NYANG BABOY SA KATAWAN SA PAKIKIPAGTALIK SA KUNG SINO SINONG LALAKI! PROMOTOR NG RH BILL! ALAN P., EH PURO DAKDAK LANG ITONG HINAYUPAK NA ITO EH! SINASABIHAN SI PNOY NA TOPAKIN, EH ASAN SYA NGAYON. PURO PANSARILING INTRES LANG ANG GINAGAWA! ANTONIO T, HAMBOG NA SENADOR! AKALA MO KUNG MAGSALITA EH NAPAKATAPANG! NI HINDI NAMAN NAPALABAN NG GYERA! AND YET ANG LAKAS NG LOOB MAGSABI NA SUNDALO SYA! IPINAHAMAK NYO LANG ANG MGA TAUHAN NYO NA SUMUNOD SA INYO! KUPAL KA! BAKIT HINDI KA MAKIPAGBAKBAKAN SA ABUSAYAF DUN MO PATUNAYAN YANG KAYABANGAN MO!  AYOKO NG MAGCOMENT SA IBA!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PSTJGYSO7O73LLVEEL7VAYOO2I Pedro

        Hanip si kumander C sa kanyang deklarasyon. Sapul na sapul mo kumander, lalong lao na si Eddie Villanueva. Sinong matinong nilalang ang gustong pumunta sa kumonoy ng politika, kung hindi dahil sa pera lamang. Trillanes, aywan ko ba ang mga pinoy, bakit hindi nila makita ang tunay na pagkatao ng trillanes na ito. Hudas ito sa lahat ng gawain. Nakakulong yan sa ISAFP umaasta pa rin na akala mo alila lahat yung nakapaligid sa kanya. Tumulong daw na maayos yung China issue, e bakit imbes na magkaroon ng magandang posisyon ang Pilipinas, e na dinggoy pa? Subra pa siya sa isang makapili.
        Si Montano, wala na siguro yung mga nakurakot niya nung anti drugs chief pa siya kaya gustong maging senador. Aba, mantakin mo nga naman, na maliban sa sideline, may legal pang 200milyon na PDF funds nagaantay sa kanya. Grace Poe, ano naman ang alam nito sa politika? E kung si madrigal at cayetano na may mas mataas na pinagaralan ay walang silbi, ano ang mapapala ng bayan sa kanya?
        Ang pinaka patok dito ay si Dick Gordon sunod si Jun Magsaysay. Si Gordon may prinsipio at disiplina. Kaya lang, ang mga pinoy ayaw sa isang disiplinador, kaya siya naiiwan. Kung si Gordon ang naging presidente, malamang nakaangat na rin ng kaunti ang imahe ng pinas.
        Ang kasalukuyang administrasion walang pinagkaiba sa mga nakaraang admin. Sa tingin ko nga mas malala ito dahil ayaw nila ng ka kompetensya. Kaya lahat ng alam nilang kontra sa kanila, dinudurog nila ng nakakadiring paraan para lang masabing malinis sila. Tingnan natin pagkatapos ng anim na taon, kung hindi mas malala ang kalagayan ng pinas dahil sa mga kahangalan at kasubaan ng mga nakalukluk ngayon.
        Sabi ng maga spin master ng admin, nakaangat na raw ang pinas. Gumanda na raw ang ekonomiya ng pinas. Kung ang administrasyon lang ang nagsasabi at hindi ang business community, tiyak, press release lang yan. Sa pinoy linggo – papogi points lang yan!

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

        Reforma! Reporma! Yan ang imikin ni Tonio Trillanes nung araw.

        Nung mahalal Porma nalang.

        Napalaban naman yan sa coup de etat,what do you think of him.

        Nung ma corner,sabay takbo.

    • puza65

      TANGGALIN MO LANG SI JAMBY AT EDDIE…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    marami sa ating mga kabataang voters ( post martial law ) ay hindi alam itong pangyayari. that’s one reason JPE inilabas ang libro niyang full of holes. in short INCORRIGIBLE, INVETERATE LIAR IYANG JPE.

    • puza65

      KAHIT DI KO NARINIG UNG SINABI NYA NOON..DI PA RIN AKO NANINIWALA SA KANYA….DAHIL ANG TAO PAG MINSAN NG NAGSINUNGALING PALAGI NA YANG GAGAWA  NG KASINUNGALINGAN…

  • tulfotumbong

    There are 2 things that I agree with you. 1. Enrile faked his ambush for FM to declare martial law. Didn’t anybody have a recorder at that time of interview para itapal natin sa mukha ni Enrile ang pagbubulaan niya. 2. Dapat talaga isinama ni Pnoy si Montaño sa senatorial line up niya. Very qualified siya at loyal din to the Aquino family. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PSTJGYSO7O73LLVEEL7VAYOO2I Pedro

    Si Montano hindi naging paborito ni Cory. Dahil kung siya ay mapagkakatiwalaan ni Cory, di siya sana ang unang Chief PNP. Hindi rin naging hepe ng PC/INP si Montano. Siya ay hepe ng Metro Manila at naging hepe rin siya ng anti drugs, pero hindi Chief PC/INP. Isa siya sa bata ni Ramos, kaya hindi siya ang kinuhang unang PNP Chief kung hindi si Gen. Nazareno, na naging very close sa mga Aquino, nung kasalukuyang nakakulong si Ninoy sa Crame. Dahil si Gen. Nazreno ang Military Chief ODA (Office of Detainee Affairs) nung panahon na yun. Sabi nga ni Cory “I will choose whoever I want that I can trust, irregardless of seniority”. Si Montano ang most senior officer nuon. Dahil sabi pa ni Cory, it is mine, as the president to choose who I want. Publish ito sa mga dyario at that time. Kaya huwag magtaka kung bakit hindi kasali sa LP.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLLMDTEDB63SB5UGTZNT2DEX6Q Willie

      Parang mahirap paniwalaan yang quote mo kay Cory na, “I will choose whoever I want that I can trust, irregardless of seniority.”
      Parang hindi masasabi ni Cory yan. Ang pagkakaalam ko kasi kay Cory ay nag-aral sa Amerika at fluent sa wikang ingles at sa wikang frances. So paano nya naman masasabi yang ‘irregardless’, eh, para sa may mga utak, the word irregardless is an example of incorrect usage in the english language and they would even push the envelope to say that there is no such word. Para naman sa mga snob, if you use the word irregardless, you’re uneducated at sabay pagtatawanan ka pa. Para sa mga taong hindi makapagpasensya sa mga nagrurunungrunungan, pag narinig nila ang taong kausap nila na gumamit ng irregardless sa pangungusap, malamang di nya na ito kakausapin pa.hahaha. The word you should have used is REGARDLESS. Kaya naman hindi ako pwedeng maniwala na gagamitin ni Cory yung ‘irregardless’ na yan. UULITIN KO PEDRO: No highly-educated person will use irregardless in constructing a sentence. TATAGALUGIN KO PEDRO: Walang edukadong tao ang gagamit ng salitang ‘irregardless’ sa pangungusap.  Mali na kaagad ang quote mo. hahaha. bukings!Mahirap magrunung-runungan. 

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    sana i-endorse lahat ni gma ang UNA at LP para walang manalo

  • Virgilio Dedeles

    Who is the caregiver Mon? Can you name that candidate please

    • darsmith

      caregiver is the darkhorse candidate from Makati kingdom

      • generalproblem

        nancy binay siguro

      • Hunyor

         “Iboto si Darkhorse Candidate, ang caregiver ng Senado”.  Will this be the campaign slogan? :D.

  • kismaytami

    Paanong hindi magiging joke ang politician at kandidato sa eleksyon, eh sistema pa lang ng gobyerno dito sa Pilipinas ay isang malaking joke na!

    • generalproblem

      saka joke na din ang mga media sa atin kasi yang mga columnist na yan ay attack and collect so paano mo masasabi na sila ay nagsasabi ng tutuo eh ginagamit nilang pagkakakitaan ang media.

  • tiopaero

    Noynoy Aquino is already a big joke. What else is new ?

    • Legally_brown

      I beg to disagree. Pres. Noynoy is not a joke, he’s for real.  Just think of the huge economic gains that we have achieved during his administration plus transparency and good governance.  Is a 6.8% growth in the Philippines Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012 a joke to you?

      • okayayonip

        likewise MILF trusted only then Pres. Cory and her son PNoy. may ‘word of honor’, is it also a joke? juice me. slep ka nalang kaya.

      • tiopaero

        hahaha isa ka pang tanga !!!  san ka naman nakakita na ang militar bawal pumasok sa MILF territory samantalang ang MILF armies pwedeng maglagalag sa buong Mindanao ? hahahahaha Pinagbili na ang Mindanao ni panot sa mga MILF bobbo ka !!!  hahahahaha

      • tiopaero

        hahahaha naniniwala pala kayo sa tampered figures hahahaha election ngayon kaya gagawa ng pekeng figure ang NEDA.  hahaha asan ang foreign investors na sinasabi niyo mga hunghang kung totoong maganda ang economiya ?  hahahahahahaha Nasan ? Asan na ang pinagyayabang na mga foreign investors na kausap niya sa Davos ? hahahahahaha bunga lang lahat ito ng kabaliwan ni Abnoy Noynoy. hahahahahahaha

      • tarikan

        Abnoy talaga si PNoy. Almost three years na into his presidency wala pang matinding anomalya na na-involved. Daig talaga sya ni Achie glo at ang babi nyang waswit. Days into her presidency agad-agad merun ng Milion $$$ man   (bigotelyong  Batang) courtesy of Argentina Power Plant company. Tapos sunod-sunod na ang anomalya kulang ang page dito kung iisaisahin. 

      • boldyak

        thanks to OFW’s not to Pnoy…

    • muddygoose

      Aminin… panay artista bobotohin mo sa darating na eleksyon. At pinagdadasal mong si Mikey presidente sa 2016.

  • Rovingmoron

    Mukhang di ako agree sa sinabi ni Mr. Tulfo sa last sentence ng column nya. Matanong ko lang si Mon Tulfo kung alam nya kung magkano ang kinikita ng isang caregiver sa America kumpara sa kita ng isang kolumnista or journalist dyan sa Pinas? Sa tingin ko malaki ang kita ng isang hard-hitting columnist kung palagi ang tanggap ng payola at sobre sa mga tinitira nya. Pero kung sweldo lang ang pag uusapan, 20 pesos per column inch and mga correspondents at yung mga reporters ng PDI ay malaki ng ang P15,000 per month. A PDI reporter told me before that it is only during Christmas time when they get a good break. Pero gutom pa rin. Mind you, a caregiver is getting more than P5,000 per day, which is an honest undertaking. Tapos sasabihin nya simpleton ang isang caregiver. Mr. Tulfo, before you write something take the initiative to ask first. Unless you want to downgrade the caregiving profession.

    • Legally_brown

      With all due respect, Tulfo probably didn’t intend to demean the caregiving profession. When he wrote “Several simpletons, one of them a caregiver”, he was simply referring to those candidates whom he believes are simpletons, one of whom happens to be a caregiver by profession.  Note that of course, he would not mention that candidate directly by his or her name, so he simply used the profession of that candidate as a hint for us readers to figure out who that candidate is (sort of a “blind item”).  Its just that you have probably over-reacted.  As they would always say “much ado about nothing.”.  Peace….   :-)

      • tarikan

        One of whom…not “one of which” when pertaining to a person. 

      • Legally_brown

        Thanks for pointing that out friend. Yes, you’re right. I clearly missed my grammar rules when I typed my comments, hehe…. Good day! :-)

  • indiots

    ngayon na lang si montaño nagsasalita? lahat ng yan alam na ng taong bayan mula’ mula pa, bakit hanggang ngayon si enrile ay senador pa? wla ng kakagat sa isyong yan.

    ang mabuti pa ilahad ni montaño kung ano ang gagawin n’ya sa senado…

    itong si tulfo talaga…

    • kunsabagay

       kaya nga na ungkat yan ay dahil sa memoir kuno ni enrile na recently lumabas, gets mo

      • indiots

        bakit sila ba ang nautusan ni enrile na magambush sa kanya? may proof ba siya? lahat hearsay lang yata eh.

        kita mo yong dahilan kaya nagalsa ng husto ang tao, na ipinapatay kuno ni marcos si ninoy? hearsay lang pala pero ang laki ng damaged na nagawa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Enrile ambush is true – true na si Enrile din ang nagpa ambush-me.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/53PNN2WSIQM6WLEOBGOCKQLV74 Jose

    Okay naman article ni Tulfo di naman sya takot kay Enrile gaya nang sabi dun sa mga previous comments.  Ano ba yung last statement mo caregiver ba yun or caretaker? Anyway Good column.

    • mariobig

      anak  ata  ni binay yun caregiver  na tinutukoy ni tulfo  >> one of them a caregiver, will be sitting in the Senate after the midterm elec

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    talagang dapat kang magulat bakit di siya nakasama dahil bukod sa hukluban na siya ng tanda eh tulad ni hari-hari, si hapon ay naging tapat na aso rin ng madjongerang maybahay.

  • hosay

    Just do not buy or read  “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir,” burn it

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      why not use it to ignite the firewood?

      • AllaMo

        Better yet, gather all the copies into one big pile. And, put father and son onto it and use it for a funeral pyre.

    • kunsabagay

      sayang pwedeng pambalot ng tuyo at tinapa yan

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    If you’re an intelligent voter—and I presume you are because you read the INQUIRER
    galing tlaga mag-advert ni mon… at point blank, reading the statement that this spread is the only sensible spread to read. :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Mon, magaling nga si Montano kaya lang mukhang hindi na nya kaya ang demand ng isang senador dahil sa kanyang age and health.
    kung naging bata-bata sya ay kasama sya sa listahan ko.
    Let’s give new blood candidates the chance!

  • $16638896

    dapat umamin na si enrile bago sya matigok para mabawasan mga kasalanan nya.

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    True naman ang mga tama ng high powered bullets fired dahil lusutan ang bala sa vehicles occupied by Enrile et al, true are the guns true are the vehicles moving target at that incident’s point in time. What are fakes are the trigger men for they all miss the target, what are fakes are the agenda, the very purpose of the ambush, surprise attack of the alleged fast moving target as if they used a conduit guide aimed to hit the intended hairline details to avoid injury to the occupants that clearly defies scientific logic.

  • Pepe Smith

    I don’t agree with Tulfo’s opinion that Montano should have been included in Pnoy’s LP Senatorial candidates. First: true, he has the wisdom and experience, of a soldier not as a legislator. Second: his loyalty to Cory is not an acceptable credential to be considered. Third: his advanced age is clearly an issue that the voters will not ignore. Fourth: Do not forget that he was the PC-INP chief during the time when its generals  were considered corrupt because all of them retired very wealthy.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Nagbago ba ang Militar nung lumaban si Gringo sa Govt supposedly to bring reform in the Military and Govt.Sinundan ni Mr. Pogi Trilanes.Until lately according to Mon,walang sapat na medicina ang V LUNA Military Hospital at pamilya ng wounded soldier ang bumibili ng sarili nilang gamot.
    Anong klaseng reform ang ginawa ng mga ito.Nung panahon ni Gen.Gacia,Reyes,Limot,Rabusa at Lim,hindi sekreto ang kuchabahan sa pag dispalko ng Military funds.Imbes na pabahay program ang ginawa para sa sundalo,pa VILLA project sa America huh at international tourism program para sa asawa ng mga Generals nagamit ang pera ng Militar.I pity those soldiers who died and wounded  fighting  for the country.
    Ni isang matinong Militar walang pumutak para mapigilan ang corruption na ito.

    Whom are you pickin.

  • Jim De Garman

    enrile will never retract his words na totoo and ambush, kapag inamin niya na di totoo lahat ng bumili ng memoir book maaring magrequest ng refund at isauli ang libro dahil puro pala kasinungalingan ang laman.  

    • pedronimo

       Mas maka-totoo ang mga evidensiya ukol sa tama ng bala sa kotse, kay sa ano pa man dikta ng utak at sulat ng kamay ng isang pulitiko na malapit na sa kanyang huling hantugan,

    • tarikan

      I heard halos wala namang bumili ng memoir ni Manong. Pilit pinamigay pero ang karamihan hindi naman binasa hehehe. Why read an imposed lies.   

  • mandirigma832

    Talagang hindi totoo ang ambush…thats all.

  • kayumanggui46

    magkano kaya ang ibinayad o ipinangako ni montano kay tulfo..itong mga ex-military na ito wala nang alam na kabuhayan kundi magpulitika kahit suntok sa buwan…baka sakali manlo tulad ni Trillanes, aba e di pera pera nga naman…nagiilusyon itong si monatno na baka sya manalo kasi kung ang mga botante nga naman ay naloko ni Trillanes baka maloko din nya…ang pangnanasa ng pera at poder ay nakakabulag kaya itong si monatno hindi makta na wala syang chinaman’s chance  o montanodumbchance na manalo…walawalawalawalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… 

    • puza65

      MAS GUSTO KUNG SUBUKAN SI MONTANO KAYSA KAY JACK ENRILE…

  • mulanay

    Sino ba ang mga ogag na nagpayo kay Pnoy na isama ang kanyang pamangkin na si Bum Aquino sa mga kandidato nya para sa pagkasenador. Pwede ba, pa-tigilin yang si Bum at ipalit na lang si Montaño? 

    • mari suli

      Si Bam ay walang lahing magnanakaw at Summa Cumlaude ng Ateneo.Siya may qualification na maging senatoe di tulan ng iba diyan.Baka di mo alam pare kong gaano kahirap maging Summa.

      • tarikan

        Wala yan si Bam kela incumbent senator Jinggoy (Ateneo kuno pero drop out), Kap Bong Revilla (tapos ng high school graduate hehehe), Lito Lapid (isa pang tapos ng high school graduate pero maraming tinapos na pelikula hehehe pa), Tito Sottocopy (graduate ng AB English Major & plagiarism minor of Wanbol Univ. hehe). 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPORNQO7GP2GMDGTT64FZOAVVA HuwagKalimutan

        Si Isukul Bukol, summa din yun di ba?

      • boldyak

        No to Political dynasty…

    • puza65

      JUST VOTE MONTANO IF YOU WANT…DAHIL WALA KA NAMANG MAPIPILI SA UNA…

      • boldyak

        at sa LP

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPORNQO7GP2GMDGTT64FZOAVVA HuwagKalimutan

      Si Paul Aquino, kapatid ni Ninoy pinilit si Noynoy. Galing ng suggestion mo. Pero pwede na rin subukan si Bam at ilaglag si Jamby, bata-bata ni Erap!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beng.atibo.3 Beng Atibo

    I am sure that there is a footage of the interview of Enrile when he said that the ambush is faked. I dare media to show the media footage. This will be an evidence that he is lying. Until the public have seen the footage only then that this issue will stop!!! Ilabas din ni Montano ang result nang investigation of the said ambush. This is also a clear evidence. Sa ngayon, puro hearsay lahat nang sinasabi ninyo.

    • tarikan

      You are correct Mr. Beng Atibo in the strict legal sense that Enrile’s fake ambush is just hearsay absent the evidence. But ask your Lolo or Lola (if you are still nursing a running nose) if they heard about the confession of Manong Johnny on tv and radio that it was indeed staged to justify the declaration of martial law. In fact millions upon millions of the populace really heard the interview. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      If it is hearsay, it is because the people heard it coming from the mouth of Enrile.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    nung time na yun kasi martial law takot ang media or ang tao magsalita. magsalita ka laban sa kanila patay ka

  • les21reago

    Mon di mo pa pinangalanan yung CAREGIVER obyus naman eh sa mukha palang…syempre saan ba mag mana yun kung hinde sa Tatay nya?

    • kunsabagay

      yan ba yung anak ni binay

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPORNQO7GP2GMDGTT64FZOAVVA HuwagKalimutan

        akala ko si Loren. HAHAHAHAHA

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLLMDTEDB63SB5UGTZNT2DEX6Q Willie

      di naman caregiver yung pinatatamaan mo eh. yaya kaya yun. yaya!

    • JimboJap

      You guys are cruel!!!   But I like you guys…LOL !!!

  • Komen To

    I recall Enrile telling reporters during an interview at his office at the Ministry of National Defense in Camp Aguinaldo that his “ambush” was staged to justify the declaration of martial law.
    The interview took place into the second day of the Edsa Revolution.
    During the same interview, I also remember then Defense Minister Enrile saying that  he helped Marcos manipulate the election returns in Cagayan, his home province, during the snap presidential election of 1985 that pitted Marcos against Corazon “Cory” Aquino, the widow of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, who eventually became President.

    I hope the people remembers him and his son in the election.

  • kolambogan

    Hindi na kailangan, ang anumang ” footages” sa ganang akin, JPE’s real intention for writing his memoir is to muddle the issues of his known “Mea Culpa” when he severed his relationship with the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. As I understood the news and reports of the time, he (JPE) had to discredit Marcos in proclaiming Martial Law, so that the people will have to side with him and ultimately defended him from the forces of Marcos. And for him to say that his reported ambush was one of the most critical reasons that finally led Marcos to declare Martial Law was a sham, put the dictator as the main villain and culprit, but not him who conspired with the dictator in implementing the atrocities of the discredited regime. A Master stroke, for he knew that even in a protracted battle he already had the people agitated against his former partner and co-conspirator/s which put a strain to whomsoever will be ordered to take him dead or alive and at the same time, knowing the Filipino’s propensity to being forgetful, he JPE was able to cover-up his own involvement regarding the dreaded Martial Law atrocities against the people by pointing the finger to Marcos. So no matter what he says in his book, in my mind JPE was still covering- up for all the bad deeds he had done.
    correcting a lie with another lie.

  • Komen To

    He sold the Marcoses who made him rich, took care of his family, properties and business interests, sold Cory who protected him from the enemies of Marcos, sold Corona who kept a blind eye from the illegal importations in his place even if GMA issued an EO, sold the Filipino people who trusted in his campaign promises. He is the master salesman. No wonder he will never have peace with the Marcoses.

  • rjgc

    A caregiver for a simpleton? Well, I think anyone with a pure heart, like the housewife Corazon Aquino, can be  a public official.

    Just a correction. The presidential election took place not in 1985 but on February 7, 1986.

    And finally, Ramon Montano was a corrupt PC chief. He will not win. If name recall is a basis, well, people cannot recall him anymore. He should have run in the 1990s when his name was still ringing a bell. But he would have lost anyway. He is completely colorless; he is not a practical joke even. I think he should just retire and have a quiet life.

     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UWXUQZQDNSRTVWMFCUHAYA7OOA John

    Pinoy this the best time to show to Enrile that the ambush was real on his car before marcos declare ML. Now ambush Enrile’s car so with Ramos and Honasan if they will be hit that’s fine that is the very purpose of this drama and then declare martial law. Forget election and solve the problem in Sabah face to face even to the extend of going to war we have a strong 170,000 well trained army. 100 million population vs 20m malysian people plus marami tayong matatapang nq congressmen and senators we are on the advantage against this Malaysian. I am already an American but willing to join the Filipino army against your enemy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/moncsj.moncsj Moncsj Moncsj

    Enrile, without doubt, has been an evil influence in this country. Whenever and wherever he could, he squeezed favors from whoever held the reins of political power, changing his affiliations as often as convenient. Yes, Entile is one of us but we’re all much better off without him and his ambitious son. 

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