ABS-CBN Facebook post #RememberCoryAquino backfires: slammed by commentators weary of ‘people power’ rhetoric

remembercoryaquinoA colleague of mine had the presence of mind to take a big screen capture of the epic response to ABS-CBN News’s legendary update “Cory Aquino. Democracy icon. How do you #RememberCoryAquino?” posted on its Facebook page late last night — in case it was deleted. I thought for a while that it had been deleted, but it turned out it wasn’t as it remains online here. For me, personally, having been a consistent critic of the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan and the notion of “people power” being owned and branded by that clan, propagated via the vast information dissemination machinery of the ABS-CBN Network, and ingrained deep into the minds of an entire generation of Filipinos, I have to say even I was astounded by the scale of these responses.

But, really, is such a response really that surprising?

One of the first and simplest of comments entered by a certain Joy Levy who said “the bigest mistake of philippine history…” attracted 446 ‘Likes’ and 78 mostly assenting replies as of this writing. This is a far cry from what was once the popular Filipino sentiment back in 1986 that held the Aquino clan up to a lofty pedestal of virtual sainthood. So popular was this “Edsa spirit” that many attempts were made in subsequent years to use it against one poltician or another. The most successful of these “people power” reincarnations came in full force in 2001 and resulted in the ouster of then duly-elected former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada — a spectacle that was criticised by Seth Mydans in a New York Times article where he wrote…

The man they overthrew, Joseph Estrada, was a democratically elected president half way through his six-year term. The popular uprising took place when it became clear that due process — his impeachment trial in the Senate — would not produce the result many people hoped for: his removal by constitutional means. The turning point came when the armed forces chief informed Mr. Estrada that the military was “withdrawing its support.”

The legal rationale for his removal was a last-minute Supreme Court ruling that “the welfare of the people is the supreme law,” in effect stripping Mr. Estrada of any legitimacy.

Filipinos were thrilled at the peaceful ouster of a president who had become an embarrassment — a lazy, hard-drinking womanizer who had allowed the economy to collapse and had, according to testimony in the Senate, engaged in systematic corruption.

But if they expected cheers once again from around the world, they were instead hurt and infuriated when People Power II was met with doubt and criticism, described by foreign commentators as “a defeat for due process,” as “mob rule,” as “a de facto coup.”

It was seen as an elitist backlash against a president who had overwhelmingly been elected by the poor. This time, it appears, “people power” was used not to restore democracy but, momentarily, to supplant it. Filipinos seemed to prefer democracy by fiesta, still shying from the hard work of building institutions and reforming their corrupt political system.

A feat of prescient writing there in hindsight. As it turned out, the regime of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who ascended to power following Estrada’s fall has gone down in history as the age of Ocho-Ocho Revolutions — an allusion to the way the Opposition and their horde of self-described “activists” of the time employed the services of go-go dancers (dancing the “ocho-ocho” dance craze of that day) in their street rallies to attract the mobs of kibitzers needed to for the hoped-for show of “people power” to further whatever agenda might have been at stake then.

As expected, street revolutions were worn down by overuse over the 00’s to a joke of an approach to furthering political “reform”. Most interestingly, it was one led by former President Cory Aquino herself in 2005 to protest a faltering impachment bid against Arroyo that represented the final nail in the coffin of the old 1980s relic of Filipino-style “activism”. What would have been billed Edsa IV (or Commonwealth Avenue I, as the case may be), promised to be another spectacle of sorts. But there was no particular heir-to-the-throne around which the fete was organised. If it succeeded in its bid to amass enough warm bodies in the streets to make a statement against Arroyo, it would have marked a new low in the practice of a concept that Filipinos fancy themselves to have invented back in 1986. If it had failed, it will have further served to highlight the utter ridiculousness to which the concept of “people power” had degenerated to.

Prayer politics: Cory with Jun Lozada in the mid 00's
Prayer politics: Cory with Jun Lozada in the mid 00’s
Indeed, failed miserably it did. Bursts of little street protests sporadically erupted in Manila’s streets in the days following the House dismisal of the impeachment bid, but none even remotely approached the kind of numbers these would-be anarchists crowed in the days leading to it. Each were in fact smaller in number than an equally ridiculous street gathering in Makati that preceded it described in this interesting report published on SunStar.com

It looked like a huge street party with an interesting mix of characters… Street vendors were out in full force, peddling corn on the cob, boiled bananas, fish balls, deep-fried chicken gizzards on a stick and scoops of ice cream on hamburger buns…. Music and entertainment were another crucial component, keeping the crowds from drifting away. Pop stars crooned on a huge stage and the “Sex Bomb” dancers–a group of young women in tight white tops and blue capri pants–did the classic bump and grind.

A final indictment on the tiresomeness of these street circuses came out in a February 2011 TIME article written by Hannah Beech lamenting the lack of any convincing results that could be attributed to what she described as the “withered potential of people power”…

This month, the Philippines will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the start of its historic uprising. Those following the events in Egypt will find many parallels. Ferdinand Marcos, a corrupt, aging, U.S.-backed dictator, was ousted by a populace that rallied, in part, thanks to technology. (Then it was radio, not Facebook or Twitter.) But a quarter-century later, with the son of people-power heroine Corazon Aquino now serving as President, the Philippines is still beset by the poverty, cronyism and nepotism that provoked the 1986 protests.

Perhaps the only way former President Cory Aquino can truly rest in peace is for Filipinos to move on and evolve. We should let go of “people power” as it had become nothing more than a failed propaganda experiment that should now be sealed in a glass case and put on a shelf in a museum along with communism and the other great failed social experiments of the world.

[Photos courtesy New York Times and Yahoo! News respectively.]

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Johnny Derp
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It’s ironic how the propaganda trolls keep crooning about how Cory was a “hero” but then the truth about her pretty much has kicked hard them in the balls.
As more and more people realize how much of a sham this Aquino family is, I won’t be surprised anymore if a revolt happens due to Aquino’s incompetence.

domo
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I’m now standing by for vincensus ignoramus’ propaganda attack.

Br0man17
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I for one actually want the whole of the Philippine government to go up in smoke, we need reform and massive amounts of restrictions and screening for people who run for politics in the foreseeable future. Quite honestly I also expect someone, if there is ever a revolt,I’m kinda expecting someone to come up and hog the lime light to becoming as equally corrupted and influential as these pigs playing government repeating this cycle. Hopefully by then the majority of the people are competent enough to deal with these future idiots. Time will tell…I just want to watch it all… Read more »
felicitas oayaway
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It’s almost 2017 and we are now feeling the change thru prrd.. he’s the man we’re waiting for!

bida kapamilya
Guest

Tandaan nyo na si Corazon Aquino ang dahilan kung bakit kayo nakakapagrant sa gobyerno ngayon. She gave you freedom. She is the icon of democracy.

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

Speak of the moron, and he appears!

Unfortunately, bobo kapamilya, she WAS the icon of democracy until she decided to ruin it by overusing street revolutions and turning them into a joke.

People Power is DEAD. The magic of EDSA is DEAD. And your precious Cory Aquino is DEAD. It’s time for Filipinos to keep it that way.

NeoGeo
Guest

Why stop a popular franchise? I can already see it now: “EDSA IV: A New Hope”

Coming soon to Manila street near you.

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

Might as well continue it then:

“EDSA V: The Oligarchy Strikes Back”

😛

stahlnacht
Guest

I would so love to see a poster of that.
There can be Marcos’ face in the background, and either Ninoy and Cory in the foreground or PNoy and Cory in the foreground. Or something like that.

domo
Guest

TARGET ACQUIRED! Tell that to all the realists commenting on your precious bs propaganda’s article who are also sick and tired of your aquino mafia’s democrazy bullshit. Still a big fat dummkopf eh vincensus ignoramus?

Johnny Derp
Guest

Tandaan mo rin na sa ilalim ng administrasyon niya, nagkaroon ng sangkatutak na coup de tat at malawakang brownout.

Face the music you fool, your propaganda is DEAD just like your pitiful existence.

WinterSoldier
Guest

LIES.

Democrasy for just a FEW.

Democracy MY ASS.

Here’s something for you about DEMOCRACY:

“True democracy comes if people know the LIMITS of democracy.” -Mahathir

bobongpenoy
Guest

She gave us freedom??? Icon of democracy??? Are you insane?! Where the hell she was when edsa 1 was still ongoing? She’ s hiding at her dwelling place in cebu that time!

Johnny Saint
Guest

That’s unfair. Cory Aquino didn’t plan the coup nor was she privy to what they were doing. She was in Cebu with her people planning another series of rallies against the Marcoses. The attempted coup was all Enrile and Honasan. In fact they preferred Cory out of Metro Manila for their takeover. When the people started flocking to EDSA, the ports were locked down. How did you expect her to make her way to Manila?

Of the prominent members of the Aquinos only Butz Aquino was in town. And he was moving between Dubai and Camp Aguinaldo almost from day one.

Maxine Salazar
Guest

Dapat pala si Enrile at Honasan ang icons of democracy 😉

misstinapie
Guest

what’s unfair about that? wasn’t she supposed to be the icon of this so called democracy?

libertas
Guest
You need to go beyond your amoeba brain and read more. Then maybe you will be able to write more than an inane one line piece of propaganda idiocy. The real cory aquino: She was a weak puppet of the US She had an affair with her cabinet secretary She hid under her desk when the action was happening She was chinese in her values She ensured hacienda luisita was not distributed and remained in cojuangco hands, illegally. She institutionalised pork barrel She never bothered to bring her husbands killer to justice. She gave away state assets to her family… Read more »
stahlnacht
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I’d like to disagree with your opinion regarding Cory being ‘opportunistic’ before, during, and right after EDSA. One could say, in a way, she was a Saint before she became President. I’d now like to quote Uncle Ben, ‘with great power, comes great responsibility’. Due to her inexperience with the world of politics the ‘responsibility’ part became too much for her to bare. She was put into ‘power’ by people that could use her, at first as a symbol and later on as a pawn for their own plans. Then there’s that quote about power: power corrupts, and absolute power… Read more »
Felipe
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Cory’s opportunism, if one may call it such, is not due to any political ambition of her own. It’s rather motivated by vengeance and bitterness rooted on a narcissistic sense of entitlement or perhaps simply outright Cojuangco-bred [closet] greed. The word “opportunistic” in the political sense is more applicable to fellows like Drilon, Dinky Soliman, Sereno, and so on. In fact, no party has raised the bar on vengeance and bitterness other than the yellow party, yet they ironically accuse others, who are not into their hate campaign against Marcos (and later, GMA), of being “ampalya” or bitter. Ninoy died… Read more »
Pinoy makabayan
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Saint? She could not even forgive the ailing and aging soldiers who were implicated in hers husband’s death. She said she would only forgive them if…there was an if…and that was if they confessed who ordered them to kill Ninoy. That’s not what saints do. They forgive unconditionally. Saints do not turn their face away from her friends and relatives’ wrongdoings. If she tolerated their crimes, that would have made her an accessory or a participant to the crimes. Again, that’s hardly a saintly behavior. Saints do not deceive the people into believing they were giving stock options to the… Read more »
rogelio casacop
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I AGREE WITH YOU LIBERTAS THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST OR MAYBE THE ONLY WORST PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES……………..

kenshi himora
Guest

totally agree with you.. those were the years that we thought it’s a beautiful dream for us only to find out that it’s a nightmare when we woke up later.. her administration spells FAILURE..

Gerry
Guest
SHE WAS A HOUSEWIFE, she is now dead and you slander a dead woman like a dog! You fuckin COWARD. Mrs. Aquino did not ask to be President, the country asked her! as if YOU could have done better? YOU FLYING jack-ass SLANDER Mrs. Aquino’s private life as if its any of your business. and probably delude yourself to think you somehow could have done better(you would have been thrown under a bus!)? ROTFLMAO. YOU have the nerve to call someone a ‘Modern day irrelevance’,BWAHAHAHAHA? Mrs. Aquino was SOMETHING YOU CAN NEVER BE! INTERNATIONALLY RESPECTED! Your just a COWARD FUCKIN… Read more »
Carlo Soriano
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Wasn’t the anti-Marcos (read: yellow army) is doing the same ?

Ian
Guest
@Gerry – “Mrs. Aquino did not ask to be President, the country asked her!” SHE COULD JUST HAVE SAID a simple NO – simply as she was a simple housewife. But no, she went for it urged by the powers that be. Philippine history could have been different. She should have only been an interim one and an election could have been done after that. Filipinos as emotional as the drama series, high with emotion, did not even stop to think about it. Anyhow, it’s time to move on and move forward even with the worsening scenario that it is… Read more »
joeld
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@bida…kelan ka ba pinanganak? I dont think you even experienced life pre-Aquino to be able to say that only after St. Cory that we are able to rant about the government. Ano yan, itinuro sila sa iyo sa eskuwelahan niyo for brainwashing you?

Johnny Derp
Guest

Icon of democracy? HAH!
The smart commentators in the facebook page would would beg to differ you stupid sack of shit. Face the truth you stupid sack of propaganda fueled shit, your propaganda fueled president is going to get his butt kicked out of malacanang soon.

TROLL HARDER

Gerry
Guest

and be replaced by the next crooked Filipino Politician/Thief. the succession line is getting longer every day too. chock full of the worst the country has to offer.

rogelio casacop
Guest

IS YOUR NAME BIDA KAPAMILYA OR STUPID OR BRAINWASHED KAPAMILYA ISA KA SA MGA YELLOW RETARDS NA LIKHA NG KAPAMILYA RETARDS……..JUST LOOK AROUD YOUR SURROUNDINGS RETARD….MAYAMAN KA SIGURO KAYA PANAY PAPURI KA SA TAONG NAGSIMULA NG PAGBAGSAK NG PILIPINAS

angel
Guest

just imagine if cory adopted a dictatorial kind of government and continued the way marcos ruled the country, she would have been lynched mob. it’s not as if filipinos owed her our freedom. whether she liked it or not, she had to respect the people’s clamor for democracy. she had no choice. it was the people’s triumph!

Pinoy makabayan
Guest
Excuse me, she did not give us freedom. We, the people fought for it. We, who went to Crame in the early hours of the Edsa Revolution risked our lives from the attack of Marcos forces. Cory was not even there. It was the people who installed her thinking she could help resurrect our republic. Reluctant as she was to accept the responsibility, she just gave us to the dogs, her friends and relatives! Kung alam ko lang na ang resulta ng people power na yan ay isang pesidential daughter na aaming may STD siya sa national television, natulog na… Read more »
imba
Guest

isa kang magaling na troll. 10/10

Johnny Derp
Guest

“She gave you freedom”

And yet here you are, trying (and failing miserably) to take away our freedom to criticize the government.
Your beloved government is no different from a dictatorship.

TROLL HARDER, YELLOW FAGGOT

FAT MORON
Guest

Tanga, Cory gave us freedom? bobo ka ba? asan si cory ng maganap ang people power revolution? nasa CEBU NAGTATAGO! nagpapaniwala ka naman sa ABiased CBN!!!

Pro noynoy
Guest

bida kapamilya —Correct me if i am wrong,lumuwas lang si Cory from Cebu dahil nag rebelde si enrile kay marcos. yung rally ni cory sa Cebu ay walang power iyon para mag alsa ang buong pilipinas at saka safety ang habol ni cory kaya sa cebu siya nagtago. Ayaw lang nh mga kano na si enrile ang papalit ke marcos dahil lalabas na coup iyon at di sang ayon sa US policy…kaya lumabas ,ke cory ay rebolusyon ay yon ay puwede sa mga kano.Ok si cory ,tumaas lang ang kilay ko doon sa 40/60 na pro oligarch

WinterSoldier
Guest

“What the Philippines need is DISCIPLINE, not democracy.” -Lee Kuan Yew

Ilusyon
Guest

That is what Ferdinand Marcos also said. What the country needs is social re-education and enlightenment.

nes bayona
Guest

Discipline and education are exactly what Rizal said about what his countrymen needed, not Cory’s quo d’ tat…

Vicente
Guest

exactly

stahlnacht
Guest

AMEN.
That and an education to understand how the world goes round.

Tank
Guest

The people need to take back “people power”.

Ramon Mayuga
Guest
I believe that the late President Cory Aquino did not in any time ever wanted to perpetrate the dominance of her clan in politics. She hesitantly accepted the candidacy and it took at least a million signatures to convince her. The same is true with now President Aquino. The EDSA 2 was an entirely different matter. There is no arguing that Estrada was popularly elected and there is no doubt, too, that he used his office for his own selfish interests. It was just unfortunate that the person who succeeded him when he was ousted was as corrupt as Marcos.
Ramon Mayuga
Guest

Correction: PERPETUATE instead of perpetrate..

WinterSoldier
Guest

TROLL.

Fact is that Marcos and Gloria are ‘corrupt’ because they were victims of demonization and hate campaign from none other by media pundits.

Deal with it. 😛

Vicente
Guest

correct

Gerry
Guest

Nah, they were true thiefs, corrupt as the day is long. Just like all the other Filipino politicians/thieves.
try to rationalize what the 1st gent did with the helicopters, for ONE example of the thievery, any way you like BUT…the truth is? they are all fuckin criminals, well-organized criminals.
Not a single one of ’em isn’t, not one.

WinterSoldier
Guest

And everyone paid attention at her taking the people’s money (when it’s the government’s money to begin with) yet nobody was shocked and awe that PNOY took over 60 million pesos in pork barrel money? Oh but of course not since the incompetent individual has not done anything bad and is compensating himself as a proud member of the Aquino family and taking his rightful place in the government.

Gerry
Guest
Well, IDK how many people are or aren’t shocked by what PNoy does or doesn’t do, BUT I am not surprised that ANY politician/thief steals the people’s peso’s. That is what THEY do! The politician/thieves in the country are ALL guilty as the day is long! it is just a SAD fact that these people are parasites that feed on the people they are supposed to serve. From 1972 to the very present day if there is ONE that did not steal any money I would bet that ONE would be Mrs. Corazon Aquino. The rest of them? all a… Read more »
WinterSoldier
Guest
“From 1972 to the very present day if there is ONE that did not steal any money I would bet that ONE would be Mrs. Corazon Aquino.” Right because she spend 1 TRILLION in her 6 year term and most of the government-owned businesses were given to her relatives. And who would forget the infamous Mendiola Massacre? I just want to tell you about the 1987 Constitution: It has policies that helped Cory and her personal cronies do their thing LEGITIMATELY and set the country back for years while she and her group get kickbacks. That’s what we call “stealing… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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To say that Cory Aquino herself was not involved in corruption is terribly naive. And a bit deluded. At the very least her preresidency abetted the positioning of the Cojuangcos, the Aquinos, and their assorted relations, allies and hangers on in key positions in government agencies and GOCCs.

To say that the 1987 constitution was crafted to facilitate this is equally biased. It’s also somewhat deceitful. Read the document again. It doesn’t specifically favor any political dynasty. Rather, it is the political establishment’s refusal to follow constitutional mandates that allow the perpetuation of societal ills like corruption and dynastic succession.

Gerry
Guest
Well, IF what you say is true and IDK that it is…it is not blatant ‘in your face’ theft, it is not. It could be considered some sort of insider-trading or manipulating the law to benefit a few certain individuals. It is not BANK ROBBERY like the sort of “Christmas GIFTS’ taken directly out of the treasury and handed out in plain sight of the entire country, not given back and brazenly acting above the law as “the OLD SCUMBAG” did just 8 months ago. There will always be malcontents screaming about what is fair is fair and what isn’t… Read more »
yup
Guest

Right.. you can say that to Doy Laurel after you’ve met him.. EDSA Dos is where the “peceful revolution” was hijacked by the progressive groups that also boycotted the 1986 elections before,and it was not the fault of Arroyo that she was the vice-president of that time. Hay naku! tsk, tsk..

ChinoF
Member

As VP, Arroyo even had more votes than Erap back then.

Aegis-Judex
Guest

In other words, Cory was more or less a figurehead for the 250 Families–excuse me, the oligarchs–behind her.

Gerry
Guest

Sure, but the people ASKED, practically begged, for her to be President. that is ONE thing that makes her different, she did not ask/declare her candidacy out of sheer greed to get hold of the keys to the treasury…like all the rest of them.

Ronald Montemayor
Guest

@Gerry,
Remember, she could have refused the offer, like the late Dolphy did, while famously saying, “eh papaano kung manalo ako ?”.
My family and me, like many others, really hoped for her to succeed, as we thought our lives would be better if the late President Marcos were deposed. But alas, she became a collaborator of the oligarchs Marcos removed from power, no different from the others, so now I’m disillusuoned.
If you’re blind, let me remind you what the road to hell is paved with.
Also, collaborators are as guilty as the ones who perpetrated the crime.

Pro noynoy
Guest

Ramon Mayuga–Kung buhay pa si cory a,sa tingin mo ba ay ayon pa rin ang mga tao sa performance ng mga aquino ha…Lahat ng mga sinasabi nitong mga aquino na ito sa inyo ay nanggagaling sa TELEPROMPTER. lumalabas wala silang alam sa sinasabi nila..parehong abnoy pwe

Vicente
Guest

Democracy? more like killing spree for me. nung panahon ni marcos stricto ang gobyerno kaya naging maunlad ang pilipinas. ngayon naging sobrang malaya kaya malaya din gumawa ng katarantaduhan ang mga kriminal. even the death penalty was abolished. ang hirap sa ibang pilipino ayaw magpailalim sa totoong governance. ultimo itong recent law ni erap about busus ang dami nagreklamo dahil hirap silang magcommute, ang totoo nasanay lang silang sumakay sa mga bawal na lugar. hindi talaga tayo uunlad kung pansariling kapakanan lang ang iniisip ng iba

stahlnacht
Guest
I believe that we would have been better of with the late and former president Marcos. Though I believe it would have been even better had he not cheated on his wife or gotten caught cheating on his wife, or even better…not been married to Imelda at all. It is my opinion that Imelda was and in some cases continues to be the Root of All Evil, as far as our country goes anyway. I also believe that as far as “people power” goes, it remains as a dream or ideal that we shall continue to be unable to make… Read more »
Gerry
Guest

who Marcos slept with is no one’s business and has nothing to do with what he did as DICTATOR.it has been proven that he RAPED the treasury, took a billions of DOLLARS from Westinghouse to build a nuclear facility that never materialized. THE GUY WAS A CORRUPT SCUMBAG.
if that is the sort of leader the Philippines wants there are plenty more where he came from. some are in public office as I type this.

Ronald Montemayor
Guest

Thank your beloved Tita Cory for refusing to activate the BNPP.We would have been saved from brownouts if it weren’t for her vendetta.
If the BNPP were to fail: it would be because of this: http://getrealphilippines.com/blog/2012/04/a-monument-to-pinoy-stupidity-the-bataan-nuclear-power-plant/

Otherwise using it would have been one of her great decisions.
Too bad for her she’s now known as the “Queen of Brownouts”. :p

joeld
Guest

They have proven nothing against FM within their 2 decades reign, hence, their effort to change history. How old were you anyway when Marcos was president? The manner you speak of the “evil dictator” only shows how effective the yellow propaganda has on you. So you are believing Guiness of Wrold Records and books from authors demonizing FM and what not? It only goes to show how dumb you are at handling facts and information.

Art Toreno
Guest
Fiction or facts, in the very near future the truth will come out. FM is one of the richest, if not the richest Filipino before he became President. He had accessed the gold of Hitler, Carpio and then Yamashita treasures. These are now deposited in various banks around the world (900+ banks). We should now benefiting these treasures after the 30- year claim period issued by International Court of Justice for the claimants of these gold. That period ends in 1985 but was extended to 2000. We should be the richest country by then if he was not removed from… Read more »
Pro noynoy
Guest

what U think if Aquinos found thouse tresures instead of marcos, they will distribute them to us, Hacienda Luicita is one of the example how aquino loves the poor.Speak up people

ambot
Guest

Remember Marcos asked Cory to continue the nuclear plant to provide electricity in Metro Manila and other parts of the country,but Cory strongly opposed,of course, so there was massive brownout then. That’s why she was called “Queen Darkness”.

angel
Guest

Cory led a revolution against Erap and later on announced in public that she was so sorry for initiating a people power against a convicted plunderer. Such a failure!

libertas
Guest

The Aquino brand 2013 a la pnoy
400 political prisoners
142 cases of extrajudicial killings

Bam aquino – the next generation – more of the same

Reneged on his campaign promises within the first week as senator!!

Now he supports pork barrel!
And also for sim card registration – cyber martial law.

What lying shits the aquinos are

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astimo
Guest

Anybody who says Cory was saintly must be mentally challenged. Just wondering what values she imparted to kris. Besides, she hijacked people power. She was never on EDSA, but in some convent hiding with nuns. Such a coward.

Thomas Jefferson
Guest

It was Cory Aquino who released the communist leader Jose Maria Sison to fight another day. How many of our people suffered and died because of this?

Thomas Jefferson
Guest

I was there at EDSA as a military volunteer. Cory Aquino was not even there. Many of us who volunteered went there to stop our people from killing each other. After the one and only EDSA… People power was used and abused as a sorry short-cut unconstitutional way to remove people from power. Even minor functionaries were subjected to this so-called people power. Cory a saint? Nah she was not one. Besides, she was never canonized by the Vatican.

Aegis-Judex
Guest

And if ever there was such a proposal, I’m sure the Curia would respond with one word: NUTS.

Bimbim
Guest

ABS-CBN Facebook Post #RememberCoryAquino = EPICFAIL

jcc
Guest

What do we want more from PNOY? It was under his administration that the HLI was subdivided among sugar farmers. It was under his administration where a corrupt Supreme Court was made to account for the first time. It was under his administration where he declared a war against corrupt custom officials.

Despite his intellectual limitation and lacking the political suave of his father, he was trying his best to achieve what is best for the country… It is our turn now to do ours.

So what is our contribution other than cheap digital soundbites?

Pro noynoy
Guest

Mr jcc —Siguro habang binabasa mo ang nagawa ni aboy ay sa salamin ka nakatingin kaya lahat ng ipinaiintindi mo sa amin ay baligtad. pag nawala si abnoy sa 2016 kanino ka naman sisipsip.ke GMA–kupal

jcc
Guest
“But if they expected cheers once again from around the world, they were instead hurt and infuriated when People Power II was met with doubt and criticism, described by foreign commentators as “a defeat for due process,” as “mob rule,” as “a de facto coup.” hehehehehe… another white person trashing a third world for mob rule… but look around your backyard… you deposed JFK by bullet so you can replace him with one you can control.. your war for the frontier is a total war of annihillation against the native indians, your deposed third world leaders that do not look… Read more »
yup
Guest

right, paisan! why not go back here in the Philippines and lead the revolution yourself against the white man’s empire? being an attorney with the small letter “a” in America is just too good for you..

Clyde
Guest

CORY AQUINO..EPIC FAIL!! hindi makabayan ang mga Aquino, makasarili sila..makapili din hehe!!
For me its a total failure and I don’t want to remember this lady.

libertas
Guest

Don’t worry – even the worms moved on long ago. It’s only a few gullible and uneducated fantasists who miss their ‘mummy’ and still live in the past.

Carles Xabier
Guest

ABS-CBN is the mouthpiece of the Marxists, Liberals, and Yellow Oligarchs.

Cory Aquino is one of the “saints” in the Marxist Liberal Church run by the two leftist, Yellow Oligarch religious orders within the Catholic Church. She joins the rank with Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Oscar Romero, Che Guevarra, Fidel Castro (living “saint”), etc.

Joe
Guest

“It was under his administration that the HLI was subdivided among sugar farmers. It was under his administration where a corrupt Supreme Court was made to account for the first time.”

– I distinctly remember it was the Corona Supreme Court who ordered the HLI to be distributed and right at its heels the CJ was impeached.. hmmmmm…
– BOC corruption issue, all PNOY did was bitch about it, didnt even give a solution to the problem…

Ella
Guest

sabi nga ni alanis: isn’t it IRONIC!

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