As we earlier stated in The List, Part 5, Ruben Guinolbay (Philippine Military Academy, Class 94) is much praised for his leadership in the campaign against the Abu Sayyaf. He is also now detained for his alleged participation in the alleged February 2006 coup. Lots of “alleged” here eh? Don’t blame me, I’m just protecting my arse.
Anyway, who do we blame when a decorated officer turns his back against the powers-that-be? The officer’s ego? Or do we blame authorities who, because of their desire to cling to power, corrupted practically every political institution in this country.
Me? I don’t blame Guinolbay. Sadly for him (and for us and for the country), his military career might be over.
Update: Seems like I haven’t sufficiently covered my ass ha ha. The second paragraph should read, “Anyway, if the allegations are true, who do we blame when a decorated officer turns his back against the powers-that-be?” Thanks to Pieta for pointing out my mistake.
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