Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Esperon the squealer?

When Tikboy was still having his ROTC, he was called in a room for a meeting with some officials. At the end of the meeting, the commandant said: What you see, what you hear, when you go leave it here.

The words kept ringing in Tikboy's ears and heart. Kahit palpak ang ROTC training dahil panay lang harap sa salamin... este kaliwa o kanan ang ginagawa, nakakataba din ng puso ang pagkakaroon ng mga ROTC officials na marunong magtiwala at rumespeto sa "sense of confidentiality". Pero mukhang sa ROTC lang pala yun at dun lang sa upisinang yun. In the real world, particularly sa AFP, di pala tunay yun when the AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon himself showed how unbecoming and un-gentleman he is. Quoting Inquirer.Net:

The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) claimed a retired military officer tried to recruit him for a plot to unseat President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
While we do not agree with the attitude of the retired military cum recruiter, the more we do not agree with Esperon's behavior. Why still blow the whistle to the media? Why not directly file a case against this retired official in the appropriate court? Is Esperon also trying to get the attention being enjoyed now by Jun Lozada? Does he want a reward? O gusto niyang maging pulitiko after his retirement. Senador? Congressman? Cabinet appointee?

Saludo na sana si Tikboy sa kanya for his strong resolve to remain apolitical amidst the scandals rocking the Arroyo Administration. Kaya lang, his actions contradict his words. While this is the nth time he became a whistle blower of those he called as coup plotters, this is also a zeroeth time that he proved his case before the competent authorities and properly accuse said plotters.

Galing no? Buti na lang, buwag na ang ROTC. At least, wala na ring ebidensiya na for a time, there really is this rule: What you see, what you hear, when you go leave it here.

Kaya siguro usong-uso ang mga whistle-blowers ngayon. Prrrrrrrttttt!!!!

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