PMAers despise 'bully' Sen. Trillanes for 'conduct unbecoming'

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was despised by his fellow PMAers, who described him in a statement as a "bully," for his "conduct unbecoming."

The various groups composed of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni released the statement through the Facebook page of former Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) official Abraham "Abe" Purugganan after the controversial third Senate hearing on the alleged extra-judicial killings.

Last Thursday, September 15, Trillanes disrespected and threatenend fellow senator Alan Peter Cayetano and even tried to turn the latter's microphone off while the veteran lawmaker was grilling a witness during an inquiry conducted by the Senate committee on justice and human rights chaired by Sen. Leila De Lima.

Trillanes was heard telling Cayetano "hindi kita papopormahin" after insisting that he wanted his colleague declared out of order. He also told Cayetano, a close ally of President Rodrigo Duterte, "Mabubuo ba ang pangarap mo, you are defending evil."

Here's the full statement of Trillanes' fellow PMAers.

"Mr. Trillanes:

We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest terms your behaviour as a bully and your conduct unbecoming of a people's senator. More, we are aghast and purely discombobulated that as a graduate of the revered and prestigious Philippine Military Academy, you showed you are not an officer, neither are you a gentleman. What kind of manners do you have?

You are not just an embarrassment to your people, to your family, to your co-alumni, you are an embarrassment to yourself. Decency and education dictate that real men settle their differences with dignity. Even in a duel, true gentlemen face death or the chance of killing somebody with finesse.

Your actions against Mr. Cayetano can only be described along the lines of pre-historic men when grunting was to converse and reason was delivered by a club. You have set civilization back to the stone age. And that is not an exaggeration.

Perhaps a simple apology will suffice that you may deserve understanding and forgiveness. Perhaps a little bit of humility and politeness will regain your humanity back. Still we are not holding our breaths for such to happen. We have witnessed over the years that power and position have gone to your head and that you have crossed the point of no return. Your arrogance and self righteousness are phenomenal!

No, we will not say you are beyond redemption. That is between you and God. We just hope, you will find in your heart the reason why we are here and that power, glory, influence, wealth and importance pass like all things.

" For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

The names of those who signed the statement can be viewed here.