Mother and son Cory and Noynoy brought bad luck to the country

Saturday February 29, 2020 ()

As in previous years, there were few attendees at the commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Mother and son Cory and Noynoy
(Former president BS and Cory Aquino (left and center))

This year’s EDSA celebration was attended by an estimated 1,000 people, down from last year’s approximately 1,200.

Why does the crowd at the commemoration of the People Power Revolution, that ousted Ferdinand Marcos from power on Feb. 25, 1986, get thinner and thinner every year?

The answer is simple: people have had a surfeit of the paeans to Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., whose death at the hands of an assassin at the Manila International Airport triggered protests that culminated in the gathering of millions of people at EDSA to call for Marcos to step down.

Ninoy’s widow, Corazon “Cory” Aquino, who became president as a result of the EDSA revolution, was a nonperforming leader.

Ninoy and Cory’s only son, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd, whom President Rodrigo “ Digong” Duterte succeeded, was foisted upon the country by the Yellow Cult after Cory died of cancer.

Since the ouster of Marcos, there has not been a dramatic change in the country.

Corruption in government is still prevalent.

In fact, corruption has become “democratized” after the EDSA Revolution, as lowly government employees take part in the lagay (bribery) system.

People who were oppressed during the unlamented martial law years became the oppressors when they took over the reins of power during and after Cory.

Even the Presidential Commission on Good Government that Cory set up to dig up the wealth of Marcos and his cronies became the flagship of corruption during the Cory Aquino and subsequent administrations.

Cory resurrected from oblivion insurgent leaders like Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front and Jose Ma. Sison of the Communist Party of the Philippines by giving them amnesty.

The insurgents took advantage of the general amnesty by stocking up on arms and returning to the hills to fight the government.

Little by little after Cory stepped down from power, her husband Ninoy has been unmasked as an unlikely hero and martyr.

Ninoy, intelligence reports now say, was instrumental in the founding of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), which took place in his wife’s Hacienda Luisita when he was governor of Tarlac.

Ninoy, the intelligence reports indicate, knew about the plan of the NPA to bomb the Liberal Party election rally in Plaza Miranda that killed nine persons and wounded 95 others on Aug. 21, 1971; the reason he wasn’t in that rally.

(Coincidentally, Ninoy was shot dead while he returned from exile in the United States on Aug. 21, 1983. Coincidence or karma? Choose your pick. But there is no coincidence in the universe.)

The mother and son Aquino, who both became president — Cory and Noynoy — brought the country into an economic tailspin because of their incompetence.

Cory did not graduate from her housewife role, while Noynoy did not improve from his days at the House of Representatives, where he was noticed by his legislator colleagues talking to himself during sessions.

(Ask former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and President Digong, who were seated near Noynoy then, and they will bear me out.)

Both mother and son were vindictive toward their political enemies — she toward Marcos and he toward Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Cory and Noynoy were jinx to the country.

When Cory was president, Mount Pinatubo erupted, and a big earthquake shook Luzon, toppling the Hyatt Terraces Hotel in Baguio and a university building in Dagupan City that resulted in so many deaths.

When Noynoy abnoy kuyakoy was president, Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) came to visit Eastern Visayas and left more than 20,000 dead in her wake, although Noynoy had the fatality rate pegged at 6,000.

Also during Noynoy’s time, 44 elite police commandos were massacred by Moro rebels in a botched operation to capture or kill a Malaysian terrorist.

There are whispers that two or three members of the famous US Navy Seals, who oversaw the operation, were also killed.

That infamous incident has become known as the Mamasapano Massacre.

When the bodies of the 44 members of the Special Action Force were flown into the Villamor Air Base, Noynoy was not among those who met the caskets as he was attending the inauguration of an automobile plant in Laguna.

Sources:

  • EDSA revolt: Love and hatred for the Aquinos, Ramon Tulfo, The Manila Times, February 29, 2020

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