The heartbroken daughter of former BOC Chief General Lapeña has taken to Facebook in defense of his embattled father whom she said has been unjustly crucified before the bar of public opinion.
General Lapeña has been the subject of intense public scrutiny and humiliation campaign after a female lawyer and subordinate in the Bureau accused the retired General of “covering up” for drug smugglers by denying that the empty magnetic lifters seized in Cavite last August did not contain illegal drugs.
General Lapeña’s daughter Mary Elizabeth Lapeña took to Facebook to vent her frustration on social media while appealing to the public to look at the other side of the story from the words of her loving daughter before judging him.
In the Facebook post, Mary Elizabeth Lapeña asserted that her father was merely victim of black propaganda from the very people who have been affected by his intensified anti-smuggling campaign at the Bureau of Customs.
She said that even before the billion-peso shabu scandal erupted, there was already a fund set-up to discredit his father and kick him out of the BOC.
Meanwhile, Mary Elizabeth accused her father’s accuser of doing this out of rage for not getting the position she coveted at the BOC, which she said her father’s accuser has deliberately kept under the rugs when she talked to reporters.
In hindsight, Mary Elizabeth said that perhaps what has happened to her father is an answered prayer because she fervently prayed that God will lead his father to what’s best for him and where he can be safe.
Please read the full post below.
I rarely post about my dad, news about him etc. but tonight I just want to vent it all out. So that the Filipino people whom he fondly serves may know a little more about him before they throw their judgements.
I am truly heartbroken, my dad served this country as a uniformed personnel for 34 years having little time to almost none for us and after 9 years of retirement he wholeheartedly served again. First in PDEA and then in BOC. He was battling different syndicates from drug syndicates to smugglers, etc.
From my knowledge, even before this issue erupted there is already a fund set-up to discredit him leading to his removal from BOC. This only means that he was already affecting their trade. Come Oct 16 may dad left for the US for the 91st birthday of my Lola. Only to find out 2 days after he left, this person, made a media blowout when he was not here to be able to defend himself against these nonsense accusations. They made a spectacle about this when he was gone. To the point that almost everyone was only able to hear her side of story, repeatedly, that everyone was made to believe this was the truth. Also, she never disclosed during her interviews that she was reshuffled, not getting the position she wanted, thus the rage. People believed her because she delivers her stories with rage and she indeed is a lawyer being able to use this logical fallacy “appeal to emotion” where she was able to manipulate the recipient’s emotion to be able to win an argument and Filipinos are very emotional. They let their emotions overrule their judgement, hence, my dad in their view is the “bad cop”.
My only prayer, even from the beginning was, that God lead him towards what’s best for him and where he can be safe. Maybe, this is the answer to my prayers. Maybe, this is for the best. That God is only protecting him from what may harm his health and his life.
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Source: Mary Elizabeth Lapena