What really irked me about this was how media handled the situation. Ever since 2pm, Gen Barias (NCRPO Chief) was requesting them to leave the Manila Penn premises. Yeah, I know they’re just doing their job. But did it ever cross their minds that they’re instrumental in these unfortunate flow of events?
You see, this whole damned drama could have ended a totally different way had those media people left the Penn already before the 3pm deadline. And that difference could have translated to no destruction of the hotel entrance/lobby by a government tank. I think the media should also be held accountable for this mess. These people (Trillanes & Co.) may not have gotten this far without the media intervention. Or better yet, what better thing we could have wished for to happen to these losers!
The media people may play an important part in history. But in this case, they are making history happen. And as such, they should be held accountable for what happened.
Photo courtesy of Robin Kuijs.