Noynoy, Cory, betrayed EDSA? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 February 2016 13:22



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow…” (Ecclesiastes 8:13, the Holy Bible).

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NOYNOY, CORY, BETRAYED EDSA? Who, really, is guilty of betraying the so-called ideals of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, particularly that of uplifting the lives of the Filipino people through the elimination of graft and corruption, criminality, and other evils of Philippine-style family-dynasty and pork-barrel driven politics?

If those who listen to me and my partner, Vic Somintac, at the daily (Mondays to Fridays, 6 am to 7 am) program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac” over DZEC 1062 kHz, are to be asked, the answer is a resounding, “the two Aquino presidents were the ones who betrayed” EDSA and whatever it was projected to represent for the last 30 years.

We posed that question last Friday, February 26, 2016, as our program’s poll question at the segment we call “Boses ng Sambayanan” (or voice of the people), after Somintac received a text question in his private number asking him if he was not a betrayer of the freedom of the press that EDSA supposedly returned to mediamen by our daily tirades against corruption under Noynoy’s administration.

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CORRUPTION THRIVED UNDER CORY, NOYNOY: One hundred percent of those who responded to our question claimed that if there were people who were to be considered as having turned traitors to the aspirations of the Filipinos who dared to lay down their lives on the line in 1986, unmindful of the possibility that they could be killed by enemy forces at that time, it should be President Cory Aquino and her son, President Noynoy Aquino.

Our listeners presented many arguments in support of their accusations against the Aquinos, but the overriding view was that both Cory and Noynoy not only turned their backs on their promises to fight off graft and corruption; under their terms, corruption even thrived and reached peak levels unheard of during the 20-year reign of Ferdinand Marcos, particularly among relatives and close political and business associates of the Aquinos.

The examples of big media companies, utility corporations, and other highly profitable firms that became government-owned and controlled corporations under Marcos but which were simply returned to their former owners or to newly-favored allies of the Aquinos were cited by our listeners.

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ANOMALY IN THE 3OTH EDSA EVENT: So, will someone please explain why, despite pronouncements of the Palace days before the 30th EDSA anniversary celebration that there would be no politics in this year’s commemoration of the event, President Aquino openly used the occasion to campaign against and disparage the vice-presidential run of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.?

Will somebody please also clarify why administration candidates Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo were there at the stage, evidently so they could campaign, by their mere presence, during the celebrations? I am sure only President Aquino could have allowed them to be there.

Now, tell me: who betrayed EDSA’s ideals of truth and justice and fairness more— Noynoy who campaigned against Marcos, and allowed the celebrations to highlight the presence of his candidates, Mar and Leni, or their political adversaries whose only fault it seems is their family lineage?

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