May bugbog pa: Mabulo still smarting over Trillanes’ ‘traitor’ tag


Being called a “traitor” by former Magdalo leader Senator Antonio Trillanes still stings for San Fernando, Camarines Sur Mayor Fermin Mabulo.

Why else would Mabulo take to Facebook and post this scathing open letter to Trillanes that was written by Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol over three months ago?

“I was wrongly accused by Sen Trillanes to be a traitor to the cause of Magdalo when I went out of the country after the failed Oakwood Mutiny,” the Camarines Sur town mayor wrote on this recent post.

For those who don’t know, Mabulo, a former Army captain, used to be part of the self-styled mutinous soldiers.

Mabulo continued his post by recounting how he stood up to Trillanes’ wrongful accusation and bullying.

“When we came face to face some years after, we had a heated exchange because he wanted me to say sorry to him and he said he can forget all about it. I told him I cannot be sorry for something I have not done. I never did,” the said.

Former Navy lieutenant Trillanes led 320 other soldiers in the takeover of the Oakwood Premier Ayala Center in Makati City on July 27, 2003.

They denounced the alleged corruption of then-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whom they also believed was planning to declare martial law.

In his parting shot, Mabulo appeared to remind Trillanes that his happy days are now over, particularly with President Rodrigo Duterte at the helm.

“Bilog ang mundo and Karma has a new address,” he said.

In the open letter, Piñol challenges Trillanes to put his money where his mouth is in connection with the allegations he made against Duterte during the campaign period.

Trillanes failed miserably in his bid to become vice president during the May elections.