Excerpt from the report from ABS-CBN:
Senate peace, unification and reconciliation chairman Teofisto Guingona III had to suspend the hearing on Monday because of the inclusion of Sen. Gregorio Honasan, a former rebel soldier, and members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front in the list of those involved in the 2006 standoff of the Marines.
"I decided to suspend the hearings until they can get their act together," Guingona said Monday, referring to Malacañang.
Guingona noted that even Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa could not explain the list, which they got from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
"It is very obvious that they did not consult each other. You can see in their body language," Guigona told reporters after the hearing.
Poor Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan -- lumped along with the riffraff. But then is he really that different from these bozos? The Inquirer reports:
Senator Gregorio Honasan II on Monday branded as “malicious” and “very irresponsible” the inclusion of his name in the list of those who can avail of the amnesty granted by President Benigno Aquino III.
“It was malicious to begin with,” said Honasan, who had been charged with coup d' etat for his alleged role in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny.
“This is a classic gunshot approach because of their failure to do their homework. This is very irresponsible. This should be considered as criminal,” he further said in an interview over the phone.
Honasan said he was not part of the Marines stand-off, contrary to the list submitted by the executive branch during this Monday's hearing of the Senate committee on peace, unification and reconciliation.
He said he was charged in connection with the Oakwood mutiny but the case had been dismissed by the court.
Awwww.... Poor boy. Temper, temper.
You should know by now Mr "Gringo" that ours is a society that prefers to act on hearsay rather than facts and judges based on perceptions rather than real insight. Perhaps your inclusion in this list was a truly "honest" mistake -- an error committed by the sort of minds that politicians like you live off on come election time. What goes around, comes around Mr "Senator".
Then again, Malacanang is sticking by this list...
senior deputy executive secretary Jose Amor Amorado said the list was not erroneous because it contained the names of "possible applicants," meaning those in the list can choose not to apply for amnesty.
"As far as the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) is concerned, I don't think we committed any mistake regarding the submission of the list," Amorado said on Monday.
Amorado said the lists submitted by the OES to the Senate came from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Department of National Defense, and the Department of Justice.
The lists took into account those who were charged for their involvement in the three incidents involved in the amnesty proclamation, Amorado said.
Funny how the sort of mediocrity of thinking that gets bozos like Honasan, Trillanes, and -- who else -- President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III himself elected now comes back to bite with a vengeance.