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Just got back from my mother's house and learned that something's a-brewing again with the military. Reports said that Gen. Miranda of the Philippine Marines has been relieved. Malacañang denies this saying that it was he who asked to be relieved himself. Well, I don't know what to believe anymore. What bothers me is that Col. Querubin has gone to his "rescue" and calling for supporters to hold a vigil at Fort Bonifacio. Naturally, the president would see this as an act of defiance and has ordered for his arrest. As of this moment, everything is still at a standstill. What is bothersome in this scenario is that the backbone of the military's existence is its obedience to the chain of command. When junior officers begin thinking on their own, defying orders of their superiors, chances are, the foot soldier can do so, too. Simple logic, right? Now what will the AFP be in the future but a composition of cliques, disunited and practically leaderless. Not a very encouraging scenario, is it? My question is, if Gen. Miranda did ask to be relieved, why does he not come out in the open, clear things with his men and tell them to respect and obey his replacement? What is he waiting for? Why would he want this vigil on his behalf go through? My bet is that either Malacañang is not saying the truth or he is enjoying the limelight. As Andy Warhol said, everybody is entitled to at least 15 minutes of fame.
It's now 10:00 pm and the latest is that they seem to have resolved the crisis. Good! I must be wrong. Thank God. There is hope after all.