Riding the Ninoy-Cory “legacy” is riding a bunch of lies

President BS Aquino III has always repeated his parents’ “glory” and their “sacrifices for the country” ad nauseam in his speeches. This has become a routine for him whenever he would speak in public events, and even in wakes. Such a routine has become very annoying that I would just flip the channel to watch basketball games or other science channels. Let us take a second look at the people that BS Aquino has always rode on.

You have the mother, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, the woman who rose to the presidency after a US-backed coup (see Mike Billington’s Shultz and the Hit Men Destroyed the Philippines) overthrew the government of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. Cory Aquino supporters have gained the audacity to venerate her as a saint. However, sorry to say, what the Yellow Media has not shown the people is that Cory Aquino’s actions are the opposites of those of a saint.

noynoy_aquinoThen, there is the father, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. A hero as projected by the media, he is often labeled as the one who fought against the Marcos dictatorship in the 1970s. Never mind that it was Salvador Laurel who was organizing the opposition against Marcos in those days. In 1983, Ninoy was gunned down at the Manila International Airport as he returned to the Philippines from the United States, thus making him a martyr. It has always been widely spread (and sadly, believed) that the Marcoses were the demons that terrorized and plundered the nation and that the Aquinos were like the messiah that was going to save the Philippines.

This propaganda promoting Ninoy and Cory helped BS Aquino bag the presidency in 2010. And sure enough, he has also used the very same Ninoy and Cory propaganda in his speeches to project himself as some sort of successor to the messiah. And as BS Aquino rides his parents’ glorious names, he also rides falsehoods. Here is why:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.”
  7. Hacienda Luisita. Enough said.
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35 Comments on “Riding the Ninoy-Cory “legacy” is riding a bunch of lies”

  1. Some 2 cents.

    I’ve been hearing and reading about Ninoy’s supposed communist leanings. And I dare say that I’m not buying it. Ever heard of “alliance of convenience”?

    If we assume that cooperating with communists = being a commie, then would Sun Yat-sen be guilty of the same, since he did form a coalition with the nacsent CPC?

    Ninoy’s meeting with JoMa were documented, AFAIR (and never trust Enriles’s account about it), but some of his allies defended that Ninoy wanted to form a united front against Marcos, to increase the chances of victory. Of course it’s right to question (in hindsight) why he decided to cooperate with a group who wanted to turn the nation into another China, or NoKor. My opinion is that Ninoy probably decided to follow the saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

    FTR, I’m defending Ninoy, but we need to get some facts straight, and not just buy the propaganda the other party is throwing.

    1. Point taken, President Emilio.
      Joma himself confirmed meetings with Ninoy. I am not claiming that Ninoy was a communist, but a collaborator. Just last Sunday, I was interviewing a Police Provincial Director, and he pointed out that not all CPP-NPA collaborators and members are following the communist ideology.

      The point here is that Ninoy collaborated with a group that was planning to turn this country into Communist China or North Korea. What was questioned was his decision to collaborate with outlaws. Marcos was Ninoy’s enemy. For the communists, it was not just Marcos but the entirety of the state. They were out to overthrow the state.

      1. The answer is simple: convenience.

        Ninoy is a politician. I’m pretty sure he knew the CPP’s aims (and the risks of what he’s about to do), but probably decided that it’s better to deal with the devil he knew (or so he thought) than the devil he don’t. They both want Marcos out, that’s what important at the time. And they’ll just deal with the aftermath later.

        And that’s exactly one of the problems with our politicos. Lack of vision. They just think of the present and not the future. And Ninoy was no exception.

        1. convenience indeed, but in the local language we call this “mapagsamantala”. though i agree with you that it was mere convenience that drove him to it, i still think we cannot excuse this act of alliance with the NPA just because it is convenient. if we do, it won’t be long until we start using convenience as an excuse to kill our irritating neighbors.

      2. @ Celestino, MAYBE ? MAYBE , the country would not be as screwed as it is now if the country had gone the way of China? Ever think of that? The Chinese economy has grown at the 7%per year pace for the last 30 years. Can you wrap your head around what that could have meant for a country like the FAIL-IPPINES? it might not be the 3rd world laughinstock of S.E.Asia if it had gone EXACTLY that way. Imagine that ,huh? and you refer to it is if it would have been an absolute bad thing. It could be said that the way the country has gone since 1995 is probably the worst thing that could have possibly have happened.
        The Republic of the Philippines needs a drastic change and it needs it a decade ago.You all missed your chances and now it is ,most likely, too late.That ship sailed long ago. Now you have taken the slow and painful,not to mention smelly, ride down the road that leads to the SHIT-HOUSE!!!! Oh YES, its The SHIT-HOUSE EXPRESS for Filipino’s.And that is the road the Fail-ippines is going down.
        Hey,you all chose it ,so……enjoy the ride !!!

        1. China grew like that because they embraced capitalism and foreign investment. We are where we are now because Marcos set up a situation which allows people like the Aquinos to control the Philippines.

        2. Sooner than you all think the Filipinos due to geopolitical realities will have to decide if they will seek a status like Puerto Rico or go the way of becoming a province, with the help or their local “taipans”, of the PROC … how’s that for a reality check!?!

  2. Cory Aquino and the rest of the Aquino family did not run for public office; because they want to serve the Filipinos.

    Cory Aquino wanted to protect her Hacienda Luisita. This is the reason; she scraped the Land Reform Program of Marcos.

    It is also the reason the Aquinos, collaborated with the NPA. They provided arms and financial support to the NPA.

  3. PLEASE, I SMELL BULL-SHIT.

    Corazon Aquino was asked to run for the Presidency, and she actually did not want the job. She acquiesced to the wishes of her people. OR IS THAT BULL-SHIT FALSEHOOD TOO?

    As long as you keep trying to re-write history, you will be constatntly looking behind you…and as a consequence you will continue to trip over everything that is front of you.

    Typical Flip-tards.

    1. Like her son, Benigno Aquino III. “He was asked to run…” Who asked them to run? Their YellowTard Followers.

      It is easy to say and stage manage: ” I was asked to run for President…? In truth, you want to run to protect your vested interest, which is the Hacienda Luisita.

      The Hacienda Luisita is still owned by the Aquinos and Cojuangcos. Land Reform was stopped. And, we are still a Feudal Oligarchy country.

      Asked to run? By whom? MY ASS!!!

      1. NO JACK-ASS,her Son was not asked to run for anything. BUT MRS. AQUINO WAS,she surely was ! Twist words much jackass? Quit trying to re-write history, especially since YOU were not even alive in 1986.I was there and I know what happened.You fuckin idiot, you believe everything you read,don’t you? Filipino’s ,when they do not like something or how something turned out, turn into little children and start blaming everyone else for their shortcomings, LOL ! GROW UP, life ain’t fair and it is TOUGH SHIT !!! WHAH-WHAH-WHAH, WHAH-WHAH-WHAH, WWWWHHHHAAAAHHHH !!! P/U/S/S/Y !

        1. Calling people by name means your argument does not hold. Our dire economic situations are the result of Cory Aquino’s Presidency. The incompetence of her mentally retarded son, who became our President, is the result of cory Aquino’s Presidency…
          Garbage in, garbage out….YellowTards, take note

        2. @HT, my statements stand up to scrutiny. This is a blog, not a court of law where decorum standards are demanded.The FAIL-IPPINES IS BROKE and it is because the TRUTH is that Filipino politicians are all thieves. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
          and BTW, if you owned Hacienda Luista would you just give it up? Get a clue !

    2. cory agreed to ran for President if a million signatures is secured urging her to ran. the man who started the movement, Mr. Chino Roces, owner and publisher of the Manila Times then, would later on make an apology to the Filipino people for having been instrumental in cory’s becoming President of the Philippines, seeing all the bad things being committed by her kids and her “relathieves”. remember the Kamaganakan, Inc.?

  4. and BTW, look up the word ‘Commune’,it means: For the welfare of the commons. (Do I have to tell you what the ‘Commons’ is?)

    1. Commune means the “commune” dire poverty of Aquino serfs in his Hacienda Luisita…Both mother and son have “comune” ideas. to keep their serfs…

  5. OK, so the country is FUCKED, YES IT IS ….FUCKED. SO, why not ry something like, IDK, ANY-FUCKING-THING besides what you have had since 1986?

    Maybe even ‘Communism’, in its truest form it promises the avg. guy the most.OR will you Filipino’s be too effin pig-headed and say “What? You fuckin commie bastard,fuck you’.? Filipino’s are so screwed and so stupid to keep putting up with the same shit over and over and over again,IT should be obvious that the current system doesn’t work and that it NEEDS TO BE REPLACED,at this point,ANYTHING ELSE would be an improvement.

      1. Yeah sure, go ahead !!! but replacing a thief with a thief is not going to change anything. Filipino’s think they live in a democracy…..it is so sad !!! They keep thinking that the next President is going to pull the country out of the shit-hole it is mired in and yet the hole just gets deeper with each passing 6 yr. term. Gee, why is that? DUH-GEEZ-I DON T KNOW….DUH !

  6. ….am commenting on this together with your earlier article on Bongbong Marcos, or more known within his inner circle as Bonget. I think I could feel why you are trying to pit the Marcoses and the Aquinos, though I could not as yet put words on that feeling. But, I could say that it is good BS Aquino (and his sister Kris, with her STD) has practically undone whatever legacy Ninoy and Cory supposedly handed over to history. If we are now to believe some of the articles coming out of media and otherwise, Ninoy and Cory are not heroes, but are actually traitors for trying to sell Sabah, for one, and are simply part of the oligarchy (via Hacienda Luisita) that has been sucking the blood of the nation. Supposed legacy of the two, therefore, was just a media creation. The Aquinos were the darling of media to a great extent, of course, for they are perceived as the principals in bringing back the multi-billion business of the media industry. So, there is poetic justice in P-Noy blundering so badly with his incompetence and total stupidity.

    But, that is not the worst thing one could hear about the top personalities in PHL politics. If we are to believe the older generations, PHL politics is just a saga of greed and lust for power brought about by personal rivalries among persons who happen to think that national and local government could be their personal playground and personal fiefdom. The citizenry, of course, was never a part of that saga, or if they had a role to play, it was a role to be used and discarded at the pleasure of the top, i.e., depending, again, on the personal needs of the politicians.

    If only briefly, we could pick up the saga from where the brilliant lawyer, accomplished orator, supposed multi- medalled war hero (jailed, but influentially freed, killer of Nalundasan), Ferdinand Marcos (FM) was eyeing the presidency. Standing on his way was the popular, well-loved, tough talking, and surprisingly unrefined despite being an Atenean, Manila Mayor Arsenio Lacson. He was the presumptive Nacionalista Party standard bearer and was the one banging then the very young and very beautiful Miss Manila, who happened to be one called Imelda Romualdez. Imelda, of course, was the love-child (some say, out of too much booze) of the patriarch of a very wealthy Visayan clan, the Romualdezes, with a maid, or a laundry woman. Marcos had to get rid of Arsenic Lacson, and he lusted for Imelda.

    Marcos got his first wish when Lacson died of a heart attack (some say out of unnatural cause). Some say Stone Hill, a Manila based US businessman and a big political financier (as well as being suspected of being a deep CIA agent) was hesitant in supporting Lacson for he was character too hot to handle. With time running out and with Hill’s hesitancy becoming more obvious, Lacson became more anti-American in his radio talk show, and that may have cost him his life, but we will never know the real story.

    With the presidency now within easy reach of Marcos, Imelda should also prove to be an easy little project . There was a political rationale in running after the Visayan beauty queen. With a recognizable family name as Romualdez, things could be finagled so that she could be an asset in the South, as Marcos was already sure he had the North and Luzon. But alas, Imelda had too many suitors, and one of them happened to be a glib-tongued, a very young, brilliant investigative journalist by the name of Ninoy Aquino, who also happened to be one of his fraternity brothers.

    Everybody underestimated the deep seated ambition of the naive looking beauty queen who had an axe to grind with every facet of her being. Imelda knew by sheer instinct where sure money was, and she had no choice, but the sure-to-be president, Ferdinand. Of course, we should also never underestimate the shrewdness of FM in fulfilling the lust of his life at that point in time, for indeed he was shrewd in everything. We will never know if it was a one-sided lust, but it did prove to be a marriage where each one simply used the other for selfish ends. It also proved to be a dangerous combination for the nation — a love affair that eventually had direct national (and international) ramification. Compare that with Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore who had compartmentalized his simple family life from his philosophically driven public life, or that with Park Chung Hee who had so much self-discipline both in his private and public life.

    It must have been at that point, some say, that the jilted Ninoy resolved to oppose FM at every turn, even if that meant later in jeopardizing national security. He eventually of course found as a partner a more powerful name, the Cojuangcos, to rival the Romualdezes. So, “up yours, FM”, he must have been saying, “stay with your nymph and you ain’t going nowhere.” Cory was the typical highly educated, quite refined, also French speaking, gal that one would expect from high society, gals who are typically cloistered, so that they are so exclusive by nature. (Should we even wonder then why PNoy is so obstinate with his KKK?) And this is manifested by Cory when she spend hours playing mahjong with the same friends all the time. (So, why wouldn’t PNoy play computer games for long hours and find solace in the shooting range with exclusive buddies?)

    But alas, Cory was no beauty queen, and Ninoy must have hated FM the more, we wonder. Even then, the stage was set for the rivalry between the steel-willed homey and the society climbing beauty queen who eventually surrounded herself with Blue Ladies from high society and who managed to rub shoulders with the royalties of the world and the captains of multinational industries. We don’t know who ended up in the wrong side of history for the history still being written.

    But, that is just a snippet of the saga, a very small one at that. If we are really going to dig into the tsismis and supposedly real stories, written and unwritten, we should be able to fill up the historical archives with volumes that should rival the saga of Moses and the Pharaoh. But, unlike the saga of others where we might learn something, ours, salacious and sleazy as they may be, will make us vomit as already the above tabloid should make us. What is clear, and it should be very clear, is that this personality centered politics has damaged the nation. We are a basket case, and worse, we had all the opportunity at one point to rival Japan if we wanted to, and that is a fact — not wishful thinking. Now, we can’t even challenge China with a simple Putang Ina, we have to whisper it. Putang-ina.

    Hopefully, the Mamasapano has ended the era of the Marcoses and Aquinos, the Romualdezes and Cojuangcos. But, that wont happen by itself; we have to guide it so that that could happen, especially since something like this is easier said than done. Maybe, let us start by thinking that Bonget and Noynoy are history, over and done with, at the very least as far as the presidency is concerned. You allow Bonget room to maneuver, then Kris mounts a comeback, and before we know it, our children will have Bimbi or Josh… oh shit, that would be the day when our children will beg the Abu Sayaf to bomb Metro Manila.

    But, we have to realize that it will be a while before we detoxify our system. See, the system has within it already: Grace Poe, the daughter of FM and Rosemarie Sonora — amazing, a neophyte but she showed natural knack in being a TraPo; just read her report on Mamasapano. Binay, the trusted fixer and runner of the Aquinos during the martial law years — wow, they, wittingly or unwittingly, rewarded him with a hacienda as well. If ever, Jinggoy. gosh, his father was really just a pimp for FM so that any beautiful starlet was made available when Ernesto Maceda was not around to pimp . You know Jinggoy just sat almost whole day in Club 409 in Wilson Street playing tong-its yet was making a mountain of money when his father was VP and Prez. Why? Because he has managed to set-up with a group “toll gates”, quite invisible from the public, at every port, through which every smuggler had to pay “homage”. And, Bonget was no different during his time. He sat practically every night at the Hyatt Kalesa Bar, listening to jazz music, and banging the likes of Lorna Tolentino, a beauty in her younger years, and etc etc when he was tired of jazz, when he should have been in England studying. — yet, he was making money even in those seemingly idle time. Of course, PNoy was no different too. He just goofed around all the time with the bodyguards while his mother was prez. Dont think he made money though while doing that for as one PSG said Noynoy is just a bum by nature, and they like that from a rich kid. ..Who else? Ping Lacson? Well, he was together with Kabise the Palparan of FM. He too had to make a lot of money because of the harem of beauties he was keeping while in PNP. He made more than he needed…Etc, etc, etc. . ….so how are we going to flush the system of dirt for the list is long of personalities who look so honorable and yet so low life in outlook, and mentality like Napoles –we have not even scratched the surface. …..Point is, every contender for the Prez and VP should be checked for skeleton in the closet. But, the moment we do that also, we are allowing ourselves to be sucked in into the personality cult syndrome.

    Maybe, we should concentrate in brain-storming the qualifications of a good president, instead of siding with any of the current presidentiables — just wondering if this also good for improving the psychology of the voters if that could even be done. Ah shit, I dunno nothing!!!

      1. Thanks for the link. Bwah ha ha. Almost fell out of my chair too.

        Calling the attn of Benign0 and Ilda and GRP. Plz check out said link. Hillarious, but sad. Confirms what we have been suspecting re the 2 spoiled brats.

    1. This is a delusional comment. Philippines history ‘that rivals the saga of Moses and the Pharoahs’, W-H-A-T ? You believe that shit? Might as well take some LSD and call hallucinations reality !

    2. @ ADD, you seem to forget that Ni-Noy Aquino gave gis life for his countrymen. “The Filipino he is worth dying for.”, is what he stated and he put his actions where his mouth was.
      Show me ONE clown in that assweep country that would do what Ni-Noy did…. now? You can never discount the fact that Ni-Noy died for his people. No you can not. He stood up to tyranny, and paid the ultimate price.YOU could not shine his shoes. IDC what you think of the guy, his wife or any of his kids: Ni-Noy Aquino walked the walk and did not just talk-the-talk……and in the Fail-ippines (and just about any other 3rd world rut-hole) that is a once in a life-time rarity.

      1. Are you saying Ninoy planned his death? I think he died because of his ambition. There’s no proof he would have been a good leader. Was he even the leader of his party? He had his own agenda. He could have been planning to give the Philippines to Malaysia.

        So many other ordinary Filipinos die in the hands of assassins but they never get the attention they deserve. What’s so special about your idol, Ninoy?

        1. NO, that is not what I said.That should be obvious. No one said there was proof he would have been a good leader either…and I never said he was my Idol either.

          What is so special about the little thief…..GMA?
          The woman whose husband sold used helicopters as new back to your countrymen and did not go to jail for it? who tried and failed to pocket a $35 million bribe during the ZTE scandal but had to give the CA$H back because she brzenly bragged about it?Those people are absolute thieves,yet you stick up for them, as if they are somehow nobility or anything but the low-life thieves her and her entire family are?
          I say that ,at least, Ni-noy Aquino walked the walk.and thas it, and yet you somehow mis-interpret it like you did? Why is that?

  7. History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it. The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.

    1. NO, sorry……You do not need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Yesterday doesn’t matter coz it is gone. The future is what counts and it starts NOW.

  8. 1.Sabah claim was a futile claim. Like the Palistinian claiming a land in Israel or Quebec claiming their own land from Canada.
    2.Jose Maria Sison is a Filipino who loves this country like everyone else. I don’t agree with his ideology, but it doesn’t mean he doesn’t love this country. He loves the Philippines more than Filipinos like me, who moved away. He stayed and fought.
    3.Fraternity is nothing. Marcos was a Liberal like his parents. He flipped-flop to Nationalista.
    What kind of friend was Marcos? Putting your friend to prison for 8 years? Lost his job? Left him with no income? Separated from his children and wife? Wow, BFF nga sila!
    4.Doy Laurel will not gather votes as much as Cory. Doy is the son of Japanese-Time puppet President José P. Laurel. While Cory was a widow of the a Marcos victim. A “non-politician-widow-simple housewife-French-major-woman” toppled the MOST POWERFUL DICTATOR. Best Story Ever! Never get tired of this story, I shared the EDSA story to my kids.
    5.EDSA Revolution’s main purpose was to kicked a DICTATOR out, period. If a Tricycle Driver ran against Marcos, I will still vote for the Tricycle Driver. We used Cory. Thank you Tita.
    6.Parliament of Marcos was illegal. Who ever sat after him would have abolished it too. By the way, Prime Ministers are not appointed by the Presidents. Only Marcos did that.
    7.What’s the difference between Hacienda Luisita of the Cojouancos and Hacienda San Pedro de Macati of the Ayalas? They built buildings instead of farming it, so no farmer can claim it.

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