Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You owe US an apology, you twat

Vice presidential bet Perfecto Yasay on Sunday apologized to his former boss, former president Joseph Estrada, for participating in his ouster through EDSA Dos.

Yasay, who was Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chief during the Estrada administration, made the statement during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Davao City.

"I would like to apologize for I have failed to ask forgiveness for what happened ten years ago. I have offended this man and I ask for his forgiveness," Yasay said during the program.

Yasay said he was "only used" in the "conspiracy" to oust Estrada.

"Please accept my public apology for being so naive... [for] allowing myself to be used by some to grab the presidency from you," he said.


That he would do it to court the votes of a religious group no one has heard of until this time makes him even more small and grasping. To now repudiate what he has done with a craven apology to Estrada, without accounting for the serious accusations of criminal wrongdoing he had detailed in the impeachment court--before us, the public--is to jerk us off and make fools of us. So you were only lying then, Mr. Yasay? Your dramatic testimony in the Senate was all just an act, a performance? If so, why the fuck should we believe what you're saying now?

This weasel has no business running for the country's second highest office. Finks like him, with their variable loyalties and double-crossing impulses, cannot be trusted. Shun him.

PLUS: As early as Jan 19, 2000, or way before Estrada's impeachment and EDSA Dos got underway, Perfecto Yasay had accused the President of "pressuring him to clear a friend accused in the country's worst insider trading scandal. Yasay is later forced to quit and the stock market flounders" (AFP archives). Also, "In his [Senate] testimony, Yasay revealed that the President wanted him removed because he was a hindrance to the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.-Metro Pacific deal. Yasay said the President introduced Dante Tan to him in Malacanang as a very good friend" (LawPhil.net).

Let him now explain how he could have concocted all these charges and why he took the nation for a monumental ride. He has much to answer for. Lest we forget: This country was nearly torn apart by the Estrada troubles.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

only in the Philipines where we have blalantly corrupt people running to be our leaders.

siyetehan said...

this makes me feel bad. nasayang yung magandang pagtingin ko sa prinsipyo niya because of what he did.

The Golden Man from Manila said...

a cliche..

only in the philippines!


haizzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Did Cory say sorry to Erap too? -Marsha

gibbs cadiz said...

yes, a very disappointing gesture from her, too. -- auntie ni marsha

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