Friday, November 30, 2007

Mutiny in Manila Peninsula Hotel led by Sen. Trillanes and Gen. Lim with Magdalo soldiers

Sen. Trillanes

Gen. Lim

Sen. Trillanes and Gen. Lim together with the Magdalo soldiers walking out the hearing and march on to Makati Avenue last Thursday then occupied the Manila Peninsula Hotel at this time to voice out their stand. They all have their fighting spirit for the ouster of President Gloria Arroyo. The Manila Peninsula Hotel is surrounded by the Government Police and Army troops to arrest Magdalo soldiers led by Sen. Trillanes and Gen. Lim, there was a gunfire heard at the hotel after the tear gas canister in the hotel lobby. In the end Sen. Trillanes, Gen. Lim and the Magdalo soldiers decided to leave for the sake of the civilians inside the hotel.

Sen. Trillanes said “Like soldiers we are going to face it (charges)”. He also said that his conscience will bother him if civilians got hurt during the standoff. “What we did here is our obligation to the people,” he said. The senator added that the public and those who were inside the hotel are living witness to the “kind of ruthlessness” the Arroyo administration has been giving to the people.

President Gloria Arroyo imposed a curfew to NCR, Southern Luzon and Cental Luzon the curfew will start 12AM – 5AM after the incident happened in Manila Peninsula. I have here the photos of the Mutiny in Manila Peninsula Hotel courtesy of ABS-CBN.

Outside Manila Peninsula

Manila Peninsula

Government troops

Inside Manila Peninsula, they covered their face because of the tear gas inside the hotel

Outside Manila Peninsula

Sen. Trillanes arrested

Hay naku ang Pilipinas nga namn… All I can say is “Let there be PEACE!”

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