In its desire to justify the issuance of Presidential Decree 1017, the Administration appears to have been looking for the proverbial Tom, Dick and Harry to brand them as destabilizers, coup plotters and other fall guys. And among those said it want to confer such a distinction upon is my little self. That is why I was informed that in the order of battle of the government, my poor name is clearly listed.
Honest, I do not know what I have done to merit the distinction.
Among other things, this would mean that I am one of those who want the present administration driven out of Malacañang by any conceivable means—with the use of guns, gold, plus guts. I must be then counted as someone having secret meetings, drawing secret plans and making secret moves to oust the Malacañang occupant and entourage.
This is something for the movies.
Such is one of the reported findings of the members of the intelligence community assigned by the President. The wonder of wonders is the claim that the basis of this supposedly intelligent finding is my leadership in the “Silent Majority Prayer Movement”—which is an informal gathering of people open to all groups and individuals desirous of praying for the nation in turmoil and disarray.
If this is the kind of intelligence the country has, heaven help us!
Present during the first and so far the only gathering of the movement were no less than fourteen bishops, archbishops and a cardinal. If the intelligence community would only be fair, it should include all of them in the roll of honor. Why discriminate them and treat me with preferential attention?
The most serious agenda as thrice already enjoined by the CBCP is the search for truth in the 2004 National Elections. The more relevant issue to resolve is where have big public funds gone. The very intriguing question begging for an answer is why the gag order made on public officials who know the truth about suspect dealings of the government.
Everything else appears to be but a diversionary tactic.
5 February 2006