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