During the House of Representatives hearing on the Mamasapano incident, the Makabayan bloc representatives Fernando Hicap of Anakpawis, Antonio Tinio of ACT, Neri Colminares and Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna, Luz Ilagan and Emmie de Jesus of Gabriela, and Terry Ridon of Kabataan were focused on the involvement of US agents in the Mamasapano operation, trying hard to establish that the Constitution has been violated by the active participation of US elements. Yet not a peep out of them when right before their own eyes an American campaigns vigorously for one of the presidential candidates. That is because the American happens to be the son of the presidential candidate the Makabayan bloc is supporting and under whose banner one of them is running for senator.
The American is Brian Llamanzares, an American citizen like his father Teodoro Misael Llamanzares and also like his mother, Grace Poe Llamanzares, who was once an American citizen herself. Running for senator in Poe’s ticket is Neri Colmenares.
Makabayan ba talaga sila o politico lang – yoon bang uri na tinatawag na trapo?