April 18, 2009 § 9 Comments
Many people believe that Trinidad Etong committed suicide. The reason? A failed investment. Etong was a regional franchisee of Vita Plus, a networking company. She’s supposed to open another branch in Tacloban City when she decided to kill herself.
Now, the question that everybody is asking–and that includes me–is why the maids cleaned the bathroom, the house, the pistol and the car all at the same day that the incident happened. Also, why Ted Failon ordered everybody to shut their mouths up, especially to the police and the media.
Everybody is questioning the time lapse between 1pm to 4pm and the things which transpired during that time.
Let me be forthright. Ted Failon is not unfamiliar with police procedure. He knows how police would react once they learned about a shooting incident.
Cops would try to consider everybody a suspect, especially Ted who’s the husband and the one who is nearest to the victim when it happened.
They would try to establish motive and malicious intention. They would dig up problems, finances, insurance claims, etc, all in the name of “investigating what really happened.”
Now, one contentious issue is why the maids cleaned the room, the gun and the car.
IN their testimonies, the maids said that they cleaned the bathroom because they don’t want Ted’s youngest daughter Karisma to see those blood stained tiled walls. Fair enough. Though the law says “ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith“, a good lawyer would be enough to argue in court that the maid’s acts were done without malice or intention to commit a crime since, in their knowledge, no crime was committed. It was a suicide and thus treated as a personal matter by everybody, and that includes the maid.
Now, what I cannot explain is why the driver took the gun from the bathroom floor, cleaned it all up and placed it inside the drawer. It was only when the police arrived that Ted Failon himself personally handed the gun over to the police. I believe that there was no malice also in this one since the gun was found in the bathroom and when they cleaned it all up, they obviously included the gun and cleanse it all up of stains.
But, why the car? Surely the youngest daughter would not go there and take a look? Again, cops will eventually determine the real reason behind this.
What everybody fears is that the cops would try to present evidence just to pin Ted Failon down. Why? Being a staunch critic of this administration attracts lumpen proletarian flies. These flies would try to create scenarios and put words in your mouth just to crucify you. This is happening to Mr. Ted Failon now.