- Open letter by PMA graduates blasting senator’s behavior in Senate hearing has gone viral
- The letter blasted Trillanes for not behaving like an officer and a gentlemen in tiff with Cayetano
- It also urged him to apologize, seek amends while he still has the chance
MANILA, Philippines – Graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) are collectively blasting Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for his behavior during the Senate hearing on the spate of alleged extrajudicial killings.
In an open letter shared on Facebook group TheLongGrayLine, several PMA alumni expressed their disappointment with Trillanes for the way he conducted himself in his confrontation with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.
“We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest terms your behaviour as a bully and your conduct unbecoming of a people’s senator. More, we are aghast and purely discombobulated that as a graduate of the revered and prestigious Philippine Military Academy, you showed you are not an officer, neither are you a gentleman. What kind of manners do you have?” they said.
Saying Trillanes “set civilization back to the stone age” with his behavior, the alumni said they hope — but are not heavily expecting — the senator to apologize and make amends.
“Perhaps a simple apology will suffice that you may deserve understanding and forgiveness. Perhaps a little bit of humility and politeness will regain your humanity back,” they said. “Still we are not holding our breaths for such to happen. We have witnessed over the years that power and position have gone to your head and that you have crossed the point of no return. Your arrogance and self righteousness are phenomenal!”
The open letter also ends with a biblical verse aimed at Trillanes: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Trillanes engaged in a heated confrontation with Cayetano and tried to turn off the latter’s microphone during the questioning of alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato.
See full letter here.