From the moment BS Aquino took the drivers seat. We have had to listen to his constant droning and harping on about how great the sacrifices of his parents were. From the tiniest speeches in far-flung areas, in and around the country, and abroad. To his annual SONA. It has become an annoying, broken record. In fact. So worn out, that the disc needs to be yanked from the turntable and tossed like a Frisbee, out the window.
First, we have the mother, Corazon Aquino. An inexperienced, nothing of a housewife. Who, through careful timing. got thrust into the presidential seat through a US-backed coup in 1986. And since then. Those wonderful Yellow minions and other Noytards. Have insisted upon treating her as some venerated saint. When reality coupled with facts. Show she has done nothing worthy of a saint. Let alone ever being considered for such a title.
And then, we have the wonderfully overrated father, Ninoy Aquino, Jr. A nobody the media often paints as some sort of hero of the people. The one who took on the evils of President Marcos. Yet again, history shows it was actually Salvador Laurel who was behind the ever-growing opposition against Marcos. But as silly luck would have it. On a sunny 1983 afternoon on the tarmac at Manila International Airport. A bullet found its way home. And in the process, created a martyr. And of course. The Marcos’ have, to this day. been blamed for the act. Although countless evidence has shown otherwise.
This decades old propaganda bullshit promoting Ninoy and Cory is precisely what helped BS Aquino take the presidency in 2010. And since then. Has used the same garbage to portray himself as some kind of successor to a Messiah. Yet, once the smoke and mirrors fade. We begin to see it all for what it truly was. And still is. Lies upon lies.
Ninoy vowed to drop the Sabah claim to get Kuala Lumpur support versus Marcos. This was confirmed by former General Rafael Ileto, who was ditched by Marcos after he began questioning the regime. Ninoy had promised to Malaysia that he would drop the Philippines’ claim for Sabah, provided that Kuala Lumpur would provide him support to take down Marcos and propel himself to the presidency.
Ninoy collaborated with Jose Maria Sison. There was a reason why the former dictator had to arrest his fraternity brother. In a meeting with Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile, Ninoy confirmed having met with Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, to support an armed political struggle against the Marcos government. Besides the testimony of Enrile, several other accounts prove that Ninoy was in cahoots with Jose Maria Sison and the CPP-NPA.
Ninoy was not the main leader of the opposition. In fact, Ninoy was a very close friend of President Marcos because they were from the same fraternity. If someone had to be credited for organizing the anti-Marcos opposition, it would be Salvador Laurel. It was also Laurel who was supposed to run for President in 1986.
Cory Aquino kicked aside Doy Laurel for the presidency. Never mind that it was Doy Laurel who organized the anti-Marcos opposition for many years. Never mind that it was Doy Laurel who had the experience in governing as a former Senator and member of the Batasang Pambansa. Cory just had to disregard it all and run for the presidency herself. Ultimately, Laurel was forced to give in and run as Vice President instead.
Cory Aquino ascended to the presidency through a power grab. It is ironic how the 1986 EDSA Revolution was labeled as People Power when it was not a time of national unity. It was instead a time of national fragmentation. The country was split in two, the Marcos side and the Aquino side. Ferdinand Marcos was proclaimed as the winner of the controversial 1986 presidential election. NAMFREL also said it was Cory Aquino who won the election, although NAMFREL had counted only 70% of the election returns. After Marcos left the Palace, Cory Aquino grabbed power and assumed the presidency with the help of mutineers from the AFP. Never mind that after Marcos, it should have been Vice President Arturo Tolentino assuming the presidency. EDSA 1986 was not unity, it was fragmentation.
Cory Aquino double-crossed Doy Laurel. Being an inexperienced housewife, Cory Aquino promised that she would let Laurel run the government as Prime Minister. Instead, a month after EDSA, Cory abolished the parliamentary government, relieved Laurel as prime minister, and put up a constitution of her own. Her reason? That EDSA “removed all her promises.”
Hacienda Luisita. Enough said.