Trina Failon

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.

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  • monaliza menorca says:

    May Mrs. Trina Etong’s soul rest in peace. My condolences to Ted and his family.We as Filipinos we are known for being polite and respectful, whatever reason behind all that have happened we cannot deny the fact that somebody died.
    I understand that there was a crime, crime scene and suspects.
    There is a way of handling things in a humane and dignified way. People who do their jobs should ask themselves how do they want to be treated should they be in the same situation as Ted and his family and helpers.
    The intention is clear, an arrest was to be made but it could be done in a proper way and procedure so respect among the masses will stay with the police.

    I do admire our men in uniform but it also painful to watch when some fellow policemen who might be confused of the situation or who had been subject to stress due to resistance by the suspect would be caught in camera doing or executing his job in a way which his boss or superior could be proud of.

    Time will come that the truth would come out in the open, so please let us all show the world that we Filipinos are educated and humane.

    Let us leave everything in the hands of people who are investigating the case and let us no judge anyone as each of those who are in the crime scene are innocent unless they are proven guilty and we intelligent Filipinos know that.

    May God lead the investigators to the right way.
    It is a time of crisis and loads of problems are bugging all of us and testing our strength. God is the only answer to that because if God is with each one of us we can never go wrong and we can all survive the trials of this difficult time.

    God’s peace and guidance be with us all.

  • monaliza menorca says:

    May Mrs. Trina Etong’s soul rest in peace. My condolences to Ted and his family.We as Filipinos we are known for being polite and respectful, whatever reason behind all that have happened we cannot deny the fact that somebody died.
    I understand that there was a crime, crime scene and suspects.
    There is a way of handling things in a humane and dignified way. People who do their jobs should ask themselves how do they want to be treated should they be in the same situation as Ted and his family and helpers.
    The intention is clear, an arrest was to be made but it could be done in a proper way and procedure so respect among the masses will stay with the police.

    I do admire our men in uniform but it also painful to watch when some fellow policemen who might be confused of the situation or who had been subject to stress due to resistance by the suspect would be caught in camera doing or executing his job in a way which his boss or superior could be proud of.

    Time will come that the truth would come out in the open, so please let us all show the world that we Filipinos are educated and humane.

    Let us leave everything in the hands of people who are investigating the case and let us not judge anyone as each of those who are in the crime scene are innocent unless they are proven guilty and we intelligent Filipinos know that.

    May God lead the investigators to the right way.
    It is a time of crisis and loads of problems are bugging all of us and testing our strength. God is the only answer to that because if God is with each one of us we can never go wrong and we can all survive the trials of this difficult time.

    God’s peace and guidance be with us all.

  • monaliza menorca says:

    I apologise for my 2 unedited responses.

    This my edited response.

    monaliza menorca, on April 18th, 2009 at 6:05 am Said:
    May Mrs. Trina Etong’s soul rest in peace. My condolences to Ted and his family.We as Filipinos we are known for being polite and respectful, whatever reason behind all that have happened we cannot deny the fact that somebody died.
    I understand that there was a crime, crime scene and suspects.
    There is a way of handling things in a humane and dignified way. People who do their jobs should ask themselves how do they want to be treated should they be in the same situation as Ted and his family and helpers.
    The intention is clear, an arrest should be made as ordered by their superiors but it could have been done in a proper way and legal procedure should have been applied as the police should have read the suspects their rights before putting them inside the police car this way the training which they had was put into practice and the legal procedure was implemented. These things could maintain the respect among the masses to our men and women in uniform.

    Police are there as public servants to the civilian, once the rights of these civilians and the police force failed to protect them then who would??????

    I highly value the bravery and the dignified courage of our men in uniform and I am hoping that miscommunication or confusion should not affect them in dealing with cases as Mr. Ted Failon’s case.

    Because it also painful to watch when some policemen who had been ordered to make an arrest and who might be confused with the situation or who had been subjected to stress due to resistance by the suspect would be caught in camera doing or executing his/their job in a way which his boss or superior would not be proud.

    Time will come that the truth would come out in the open, so please let us all show the world that we Filipinos are educated and humane.

    Let us leave everything in the hands of people who are investigating the case and let us no judge anyone as each of those who are in the crime scene are innocent unless they are proven guilty and we intelligent Filipinos know that.

    May God lead the investigators to the right way.
    It is a time of crisis and loads of problems are bugging all of us and testing our strength. God is the only answer to that because if God is with each one of us we can never go wrong and we can all survive the trials of this difficult time.

    God’s peace and guidance be with us all.

  • jojo says:

    opening a branch is a sign of success but not failed investment. What confused me more there are 10 people inside the house including the youngest daughter, why the incident is unnoticed to them and it’s Ted Failon who is at work found the incident first plus a witness maid ?

    • hi jojo,

      well….ted found out about the incident when his wife called him. remember, he was on board (meaning doing a show) when his wife called him and told him how sorry she was about something

  • neo anderson says:

    the pnp are just doing their jobs and yet people seems to criticize them unfairly. If every filipino should think and generalize all police in the philippines are scums and a bunch or retards, we should all be afraid then and there will be no hope. Not all are rotten tomatoes and as a filipino we should not add to the demoralization of our very own police force. Kasi if its true that all the police,politicians and public officials are scums we should kill ourselves instead cause there’s no point living at all in a society like that. And Ted Failon whether he killed his wife or not is still guilty of obstruction of justice and should be sent to jail along with others. Kasi if not, many unsatisfied married men with financial problems would follow on his footsteps by killing their wives and staging it as a suicide and get away with it by just simply cleaning the scene of the incident,play innocent and a victim as well and having your own independent forensic expert to do the autopsy instead. Ignorance of the law excuses no one. If an ordinary man put in a situation as ted and did what he has done, that ordinary fellow would face the wraps and charges. Cgurado ako nakakulong na yun hanggang ngayon.

    • Just like what I have said with my previous reply, people who are in authority are always expected to do their job.
      Whatever really happened only God knows. The result of the investigation was released and if people are not happy with it, then it’s their own opinion. All I am saying is that everything which had happened or will still happen is all meaningless, if you would think about it.
      We are all living now and someday we will all die. It doesn’t really matter what we have achieved, what matters most is how we live our lives today and the good deeds that we have done and will still do.
      Noone is better than anyone, but being a good person deep within your heart and by doing what is right and just is a lasting legacy which the whole existing generation will always acknowledge.
      Lies are just superficially covered. But the soul of those who have caused others to die and suffer are doomed forever, now while they are living and after they die. Their soul will never rest in peace not unless they undo what they have done wrong in the past.

      This is common knowledge to everyone.

      God has given us life and only him could take it away.

      If you are a victim of a crime and you have lost someone, you don’t have to become a criminal to have your love one get vindicated. Stop the crime by means of being a good Christian.

      You can’t be bad because others had hurt you. Be strong and brave. Face all your trials with God’s love and you will never lose in any battle.

      Let go, and if you want change , better start it with yourself and you will be amazed , how your kindness and effort is noticed and your good works becomes infectious which would influence others as well.

      That would be a good deed virus.

      Trust me even the most horrible hypocrites in the world- they do pray. (they just don’t practice good deeds hehehehe)

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