MANILA, July 20, 2011â€” The government should not just dismiss the grievances raised by retired Navy Col. Generoso Marianao, a military bishop said.
Military Ordinariate of the Philippines Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak said the Aquino administration should instead act on Marianoâ€™s concerns.
He said â€˜mutual listeningâ€™ must also be established between the Aquino administration and Mariano who was caught on video saying apparently seditious statements against the government.
â€œHe should be listened toâ€¦ I donâ€™t know if he has other concerns that were not addressed,â€ Tumulak said over Manila archdiocese-run Radyo Veritas.
â€œI really hope that thereâ€™s mutual listeningâ€ he said. â€œAnd then we really hope for happy resolution of this case.â€
In the video which posted online in YouTube, Mariano was reading a prepared statement as he called on the public and his fellow soldiers to replace the current administration.
â€œIt is the duty, it is the right of every Filipino, including soldiers, to replace the government. I repeat, replace the government,â€ Mariano said.
The Navy colonel, who officially retired last July 17, has been confined to barracks while undergoing investigation regarding his video clip.
Marianoâ€™s retirement privileges were also put on hold and that he is being charged with violating 2 sections of Articles of War. [CBCPNews]