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Updated: 2019-08-06 23:46:30 GMT

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Aquino supporters are still insisting Ninoy was a hero. No, he was not. A lot of politicians all over the world get gunned down by political rivals. The most famous one was John F Kennedy. The Americans did not make him a hero after his assassination.

His speeches are not even great — which means beyond his “martyrdom” he didn’t leave much of a political legacy nor any significant contribution to thought leadership. Filipinos need to think twice about what they’ve been fed by a small clique of oligarchs over the last 30 years.

Now have a think. Who was Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr after whom the Philippines’ premiere international airport in Manila is named?

What did Ninoy do?

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Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address delivered but did not answer an important question: Are we winning the ‘War on Drugs’?

Critics slam the speech citing many instances of “misogynistic” statements. The question is, are all these statements false? Do they misrepresent anything about the core realities of Philippine society?

There were directives that addressed very fundamental issues about Philippine society, specifically endemic corruption and the accountability of both public officials and ordinary Filipinos to take accountability.

Some questions were raised: Did Duterte further exacerbate the South China Sea row with China?

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