Monday, March 12, 2012

MPC slams Tribune reporter's attempted slay, asks P-Noy not to spare 'sacred cows'

MANILA, March 12, 2012—There must be no sacred cows. This was the statement of the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) over the attempted murder of Fernan Angeles of the Daily Tribune, this morning.

“We, the officers and members of the Malacañang Press Corps, strongly condemn the attack against one of our members, Fernan Angeles of The Daily Tribune,” the MPC statement read.
“Angeles’ wife, Gemma, said he sustained six gunshot wounds from a .45 gun. His right arm was also broken when he was attacked by a still unidentified assailant near his house Sunday evening,” the statement furthered.
However, before Angeles had totally blacked out, he said that he “knew” his attackers, and that he suspect that a “malaking tao” (influential, powerful person) was behind the attack.
“We want to know if this is work-related. We are outraged and demand a thorough probe on this dastardly attack,” the MPC said.
Before the assault, Fernandez had posted several comments on his Facebook wall, an observation regarding the Corona trial.
“I find it strange for the Palace to make a big buzz out of the Corona armory, when two powerful men in Malacanang are known to collect guns too, aside from their being shooting buddies. As to who they are, one has been dragged over his AK47 and other high powered guns (specs of which I could no longer remember) and the other one literally owning an armory (he has his own stable of security guards), aside from being addicted to target shooting. I just wish this barb trade would end... why not settle it na lang the old fashion, duelo na lang kayo!” reads Fernandez’s post published last Saturday, March 10, 11:14PM.
A certain Alex Allan had replied to the post, saying “Hacienda Luisita maintains a huge armory. the excuse then and now is to protect itself against Communist rebels. the guns are of varied brands, for example Colts, Smiths and Wessons, Tauruses and Llamas.”
Fernandez had replied, saying, “boss, you forgot to mention one very important matter that the public deserves to know. hacienda luisita does not only have an armory. they also maintain a stable of fugitives who work "on call" and hires dishonorably dismissed personnel from various government security-related branches of the afp and the pnp. for those who may want some basis of what i just said, it is prudent to look into noy's private armed group masquerading as security agency.” This post had seven (7) likes or thumbs-up from its readers or followers.
“We hold the Aquino administration to its word that there will be no sacred cows in cases of wrongdoings, and that it gives a primacy to press freedom and protection of media practitioners in the country,” the MPC statement ended. [Noel Sales Barcelona/CBCPNews]


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