June 12, 2018 is the 120th anniversary of the Philippines’ declaration of independence from the overseas rule and it’s, however, becoming that after greater than three a long time of the Aquinos in energy, our nation is lastly free from the yellow ribbon and all that shit.
The “cult of the yellow ribbon” sarcastically was born after the loss of life of the Aquino household’s self-proclaimed hero whose purported heroism was rammed down our throats for greater than three a long time.Ninoy Aquino is not a hero and will never be a hero! Click To Tweet
The late Benigno Aquino Jr. a.okay.a. Ninoy Aquino is just not a hero; at greatest he’s simply one other opportunistic politician who entered politics to meet his private ambitions in any respect value. He’s the traditional demagogue who spent his time as an elected public official making himself look good whereas his political rivals look dangerous, utilizing the traditional “I’m the nice man and he’s the dangerous man” card.
His so-called heroism was forcibly imposed upon us by this act:
The vacation was created by Republic Act 9256, which was signed into legislation by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Feb. 25, 2004, 21 years after his loss of life and 18 years after the Individuals Energy Revolution, and was sponsored by Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Jose de Venecia.”
As you’ll be able to see, the last word motive is patronage politics, paying a debt to the “cult of yellow ribbon devotees” and to not honor a “hero” who has completed one thing nice for the natives of this archipelago. Check out the proponents of this legislation; they’re the last word politicians and patronage politics specialists.
And what concerning the man they imposed upon us to honor? What has he completed for the nation and the natives?
Ninoy Aquino was a congressman and a senator and through his time as a member of each legislative our bodies, not a single invoice or legislation was handed coming from him.
If that sounds acquainted, he had a son and namesake extra popularly often known as Noynoy Aquino who additionally was a congressman and a senator, spent 12 years there and in addition not a single invoice or legislation handed to his title.
The late Ninoy Aquino spent his time in the Senate doing privilege speeches one after the opposite denouncing then President Marcos, grandstanding to make himself look good and Marcos looks dangerous. However, actually, these speeches solely benefited himself as they have been all in support of election (his private ambition was to develop into president) and never of laws.
Ninoy Aquino vehemently opposed then President Marcos for 2 issues: he wished to develop into President of the Republic and Marcos was his foremost stumbling block and the lease from the federal government of Hacienda Luisita was about to run out and President Marcos already served observed that it gained the prolonged and the federal government wished it again.
For the uninitiated, a brief background on Hacienda Luisita:
“Ninoy helped dealer the acquisition of Hacienda Luisita, a 6,453-hectare sugar plantation and the largest hacienda within the nation, for his spouse’s household in 1957. He afterward turned the hacienda’s administrator. In return for the household agreeing to distribute Hacienda Luisita’s land to small farmers by 1967, the acquisition obtained preferential therapy from the Philippine authorities, which included a mortgage bundle from the Philippine Central Financial institution and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). Nevertheless, the household efficiently resisted the distribution of land to small farmers, together within the course of the interval of Marcos authorities (1965-1986). In response to London College of Economics Professor Dr. James Putzel, who did in-depth analysis on agrarian reform within the Philippines, the controversies that will hound the hacienda for many years will be traced to the household’s efforts to retain management of the land lengthy after the deadline for land distribution handed in 1967.”
You see why it was crucial upon Ninoy Aquino to carry then President Marcos down identical to why his nincompoop son who afterward turned President additionally had the late Chief Justice Renato Corona impeached? Yeah, child, it was all about Hacienda Luisita.Ninoy Aquino is not a hero and will never be a hero! Click To Tweet
When Ninoy Aquino was in america, the curiosity of the natives on the opposition in opposition to President Marcos pale. The nation was peaceable, and the natives turned complacent.
Actually, with the Manila Worldwide Movie Pageant or MIFF, “bomba” and “pene” films entertaining the natives and Membership Coco Banana for the fashionable social climber, who wished to reveal in opposition to Marcos? Ninoy Aquino and his motley crew have been largely forgotten.
Ninoy Aquino wanted to spark the native’s curiosity in his trigger and what higher option to do it than by coming again to the Philippines.
There have been “careless whispers” that say the “assassination” was self-inflicted that went awry; he was not purported to die, sorely wounded and from his hospital mattress he would rally the natives for a remaining push to carry Marcos down.
Someway Ninoy Aquino stumbled as he was happening the steps from the aircraft, the novice “murderer” fired concurrently as he stumbled hitting his head as a substitute of the shoulders as was the plan.
Now, what offers credence to this “careless whisper” is the truth that his spouse turned President of the republic, likewise his son. Each of them has occupied probably the most highly effective submit within the nation but they by no means did something to search out and go after Ninoy Aquino’s killer or killers.
You realize we must always pity Ninoy Aquino; his spouse used his bloody corpse to develop into president but by no means lifted a finger to search out who had or killed him. By no means thoughts his son, he’s only a nincompoop.