Caught red-handed | Inquirer Opinion

Caught red-handed

/ 12:15 AM March 26, 2015

The husband came home unexpectedly from an out-of-town trip, catching his wife in bed with her lover. Pandemonium broke loose. In self-defense, the wife and her lover ganged up on the husband and subdued him. “See? None of this would have happened had you called first, you imbecile!” said the wife.

The Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force sneaked into Moro Islamic Liberation Front territory to catch notorious terrorists believed to be hiding there under its protection. Then all hell broke loose. In self-defense, the MILF and diehard followers of the terrorists joined forces to come down hard on the SAF elements, slaughtering 44 of them. “See? None of this would have happened had you coordinated with us first, you fools!” said the MILF.


All these calls for P-Noy to step down in propitiation for that Mamasapano massacre—forgetting that none of that would have happened if the MILF had only lived up in good faith to its commitment not to coddle “high-value targets”—make me sick to my stomach!

—GEORGE DEL MAR, [email protected]


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