As Senator Antonio Trillanes presented his so-called “waivers” to the public yesterday, many started thinking about just how off this guy is.
He executes a set of waivers (as he calls them) that specifically identifies accounts he says does not belong to him, and does so for accounts that are located off shore, away from the possibility that the Anti Money Laundering Council can investigate such a holding.
His only reference to this accounts being his were social media reports featuring these supposed copies of documents.
But if these accounts are not his, why not just deny them? By executing a waiver, he only conditions people into thinking that these indeed belong to him.
Again, this is part of a bluff to get others like us to sign the same waiver. In that case, shall we also identify other accounts that do not belong to us and waive our rights to them? Hahaha. That sounds like a joke.
Sadly, there are many who fall for this antic. Those who prodded the Davao Vice Mayor to show his back and prod the President to also sign a waiver are wasting their time by listening to Trillanes.
They are all led and fooled by his mind, which needs rewiring to think clearly. He is boxing himself into a corner and does not exactly know what he wants, except to draw everyone’s attention.
The shifty attitude is showing. It sounds like panic. When you go into a whole process of responding to social media allegations, and threaten people with libel cases, panic fills your lungs. You are scared.
With this, the reputation of the once revered Senate has taken a dip. Hearing the hearings and their content, we are treated to a circus, where some senators believe they get a ride on free publicity for their political ambitions, and protect their own interests.
The hearings have become a mockery of efforts to aid new legislation to further the people’s interests. It is a sad day for democracy where, in the name of supposed freedoms, processes meant to distill and advance the peoples will through legislation are hijacked by politicians like Trillanes.
The rule of law as we know it has been captured to advance agendas that serve the elite like him.
Thus, for many in Mindanao hankering for a federal government, a Senate elected at large like the one we have today has ceased to be a viable and trustworthy vehicle for democracy.
Proposals for a more responsive, unicameral legislature with equal representation are more attractive.