PNS — SEN. Noynoy Aquino entered politics because he wanted to avenge his father’s incarceration, according to a newly-released psychiatric report of the Liberal Party presidential candidate.
The psychiatric record, purportedly dating back to 1979, described Aquino as “shallow, sensitive to criticism, motivated by revenge and prone to periodic bouts of melancholia and depression.”
At a hastily-called press conference yesterday in Quezon City, former National Power Corp. president Guido Alfredo Delgado released copies of documents signed by Jaime Bulatao, SJ and which listed the patient as Benigno C. Aquino III.
“Over the weekend, a document and a DVD were sent to my office by a still unidentified person. I was a little bit surprised when I saw the content, a psychiatric evaluation of Noynoy signed purportedly by (one) Jaime Bulatao, SJ. After reading it, I decided to watch the video with that person on the clip narrating how the document was obtained,” Delgado said.
He said he wanted media to verify the documents’ authenticity.
The video showed a woman in dark glasses but due to bad recording, reporters had a hard time understanding what she was saying.
The report said that sometime in 1979, Noynoy, accompanied by another Jesuit, Fr. Joseph Galdon, was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation at the Ateneo, Aquino’s alma mater.
Noynoy was described by Galdon as a “serious, honest, stubborn and worrisome person.”
The report said Noynoy had bouts of melancholia and depression and was motivated by revenge to enter politics so he could avenge his father, Sen. Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr., who was then a political prisoner.
Based on the narration, Noynoy was subjected to mental evaluation shortly after one of his visits to his father.
“The patient is ambitious…He looks to be in politics one day, saying that, ‘politics is the road to power.’ He wants the power one day not so much as to help others, but to be able to heap a measure of revenge on the people who had imprisoned his father, troubled his family and who made his life a living hell.”
Fr. Bulatao recommended that Noynoy undergo “regular psychotherapy and to take 75mg. of ‘Tofranil,’ three times a day.
Tofranil (Imipramine hydrochloride) is a “tricyclic anti-depressant drug” taken orally to combat depression and suicidal tendency of patients.
Regular users, according to the Web search engine Google, are prone to cardiovascular, neurological and psychiatric side effects like having a “confusional” state (of mind) especially among the elderly, and hallucinations.
Early this month, a psychiatric report purportedly also from the Ateneo de Manila University was circulated but it was immediately declared a hoax, with the LP blaming the camp of Sen. Manny Villar for its release.
The LP and Noynoy said the first report was part of an alleged plot by the NP to help Villar cut the lead of Noynoy who has been topping presidential surveys.
While Delgado admitted knowing Villar, he insisted that the latter had “nothing to do” with his decision to go public with the latest psychiatric report.
Villar also said he knows Delgado, but stressed that he is not a member of NP. The NP bet however refused to comment on the new report, saying he wanted to verify it first.