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finally the real definition of “justice for SAF 44” gets into President Noynoy Aquino’s head

February 1, 2015 Leave a comment

after several days, 2 speeches and 12+ hours of one-on-one meetings with the families of the slaughtered SAF 44, the real definition of “justice for SAF44” gets through the thick (dense), (totally) stubborn and (very) confused head of president noynoy aquino.

this is what we read in today’s PDI (read here : http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/669544/aquino-orders-filing-of-raps-vs-milf-biff-butchers).

it is a breakthrough!

we intently listened to Aquino’s 2 speeches, we even read each one twice, one the Filipino as delivered speech and the other the English translation and we noticed as early as the first speech he delivered to the country via national TV was Aquino did not call for the arrest and prosecution of the MILF and BIFF killers of the SAF 44. in that first speech, it was not even pussy footing about it, it was plainly not in his speech. that national TV speech was i think 2 or 3 days after the SAF 44 slaughter.

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after that national TV speech, Aquino was on silent mode again. then we heard he will be delivering another speech, a eulogy at the wake at the PNP headquarters in Manila for the slain SAF 44. we were hoping it will be in his speech.

we were disappointed. yes, Aquino mentioned “justice”,  he gave a strange and very wrong definition of “justice”. there he was facing the families of the slaughtered SAF 44 and the nation  and he defined ‘justice for SAF 44″ as “we will catch Usman”.

Aquino vows justice for SAF 44: ‘We will get Usman’
read here : http://www.rappler.com/nation/82423-aquino-justice-pnp-saf-44

FULL TEXT President Aquino’s eulogy for slain SAF men
Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/669163/full-text-president-aquinos-eulogy-for-slain-members-of-pnp-saf-in-mamasapano-maguindanao#ixzz3QSpJWGPF

[English] President Aquino’s speech addressing the nation on January 28, 2015
read : http://www.gov.ph/2015/01/28/english-president-aquinos-speech-addressing-the-nation-on-january-28-2015/

we have been calling out this wrong definition of “justice” by Aquino on twitter.

so yesterday, Aquino finally got the true meaning of “justice for SAF 44”, the article at the PDI had this as the lead in on the article:

 

 

Finally, a tough stance from the Commander in Chief.

After being roundly criticized for not once coming out to condemn the Muslim rebels who massacred 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, last Sunday, President Benigno Aquino III has ordered Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to prepare criminal charges against those responsible for the carnage.

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/669544/aquino-orders-filing-of-raps-vs-milf-biff-butchers#ixzz3QSsihSAi

that was the first time Aquino talked about putting to justice the killers of the SAF 44. we think that miracle happened after Aquino had his 12+ hour one-on-one talk with the families of the SAF 44. in another article at the PDI, it said there were two points that was said by the families of the SAF 44 : education concerns for the children of the slain SAF 44 and “justice”.  we suppose that hearing the word “justice” from 44 families over 12 hours finally got it through Aquino.

Aquino holds 12-hour dialogue with heroes’ kin

The quest for justice for their slain loved ones and ensuring the education of the children they left behind were the primary concerns of the families of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos who perished in the police operation against an international terrorist in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao province, a week ago.

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Common refrain: Justice

Although they did not ask for the specific details of the operation to get Marwan and local terrorist Basit Usman, Roxas said the families sought the President’s intervention in seeking justice for their slain loved ones.

“They asked for justice. They specifically mentioned the word ‘justice,’” he said. “There were one or two of them who questioned the need for the peace process.”

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/669560/aquino-holds-12-hour-dialogue-with-heroes-kin#ixzz3QSu0A49t

during the 12+ hour meeting of Aquino with the slain  SAF  families, through twitter, we wondered and wished that there will be a policy change from Aquino’s standpoint on the slain SAF 44. we assumed that the point of having one-on-one meetings with the families had at last two main objectives : (1) for Aquino to express his personal condolence to the families and (2) for him to hear exactly what the sentiments of the families are.

knowing what the sentiments are will enable the government to retool its efforts and policies towards the SAF families and the whole event. i thought it was a great effort and the right thing to do. there is nothing better than the president himself talking face to face with the families. while we saw the meetings as admirable and the right thing to do, we were not sure if it will get the right result from the meeting. after all, noynoy aquino, the president of the country is known to have a very thick head (dense), is totally stubborn and often very confused about things.

we are happy that aquino finally got it. we should thank the families of the 44 SAF families that they told Aquino exactly what was on their minds.  while we kinda celebrate this, it worries us that for anything to get through to Aquino, it will need 12+ hours of non stop talking. but that point will be for another post.

we are trying very hard  not to take anything away from this. we congratulate Aquino for this turn around. let us hope that these will not be just words, that Aquino will show he truly gets it with concrete action.

 

President Aquino’s 2nd SONA, July 25, 2011 – view video here

July 26, 2011 1 comment

 

read the transcript of president noynoy aquino’s 2011 SONA speech here, original pilipino and the english translation:  http://bit.ly/qhL2Fm. also rate the SONA in that link.

rate president noynoy aquino’s 1st SONA here

July 25, 2010 Leave a comment

we will be putting up a poll in this blog for readers to rate president noynoy aquino’s 1st SONA. come back here on monday.

charice pempengco sings national anthem at noynoy aquino inaugural – prefect singing but what is with the dress?

July 1, 2010 1 comment

charice did us proud with what we think is a perfect rendition of the national anthem at noynoy aquino’s inaugural yesterday. it was a beauty listening to her sing it but we had our eyes closed – what was with her dress?

charice in her dress looked like she just came out from a walt disney movie. she really looked funny in that dress. good thing she was great to listen to.

cory aquino’s honor guards, “the fantastic 4” now noynoy aquino’s presidential security

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

these are the four honor guards who stood erect around cory’s casket as it made it;s snail pace way from the church to the burial place.  they started in the morning and reached the cemetery where cory was laid to rest in the evening. for more than 8 hours, they stood very much like the way they look in these pictures, with no drink, no food and not even time to relieve themselves on top of a moving van, through turns, bumps, inclines and declines through the sun and heat on them and rain as well.

they have volunteered to be noynoy aquino’s security team, the PSG and were promptly accepted.

congratulations and good luck to The Fantastic 4!

read here:

https://wawam.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/cory-aquino%E2%80%99s-4-honor-guards-give-us-pride-and-honor-to-the-country-%E2%80%93-photos/

Cory Aquino honor guards volunteer to join PSG
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:08:00 06/12/2010

Filed Under: Benigno Aquino III, Security (general), Cory Aquino

MANILA, Philippines—The honor guards who escorted the late President Corazon Aquino in her nine-hour funeral procession have volunteered to join the security team of President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in Malacañang.

“I understand seven of them [have] volunteered,” said Aquino in a text message to the Inquirer.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100612-275159/Cory-Aquino-honor-guards-volunteer-to-join-PSG

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