By: Elena Grace Flores
In connection with Kris Aquino’s misunderstanding on President Rodrigo Du30’s remarks, Senator Imee Marcos previously urges those who have personal knowledge of former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s murder to come forward. This is to allow the truth about her father’s involvement to come out and end all speculations about the case. Like what the Marcos loyalists always ask; Why did the two Aquino Presidents fail to find the real assasin? Instead, it’s a Marcos who pursues the opening of the case.
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President Du30 recently said that the late President Corazon Aquino is popular today just because her husband died in the hands of Marcos.This sarcasm is not a compliment to the yellow icon. It simply means that the late President Ferdinand Marcos was in great hierarchy than Aquino – that they have to blame him for the assassination of her spouse to gain sympathy from the people.
The President’s Explanation
Du30 made the statement as he laments Aquino’s promise to declare land reform in all of the Philippines but did not include her own land, Hacienda Luisita. In his speech, the Filipino leader said that Aquino may be known as an icon of democracy but but questions the contradiction on her own agrarian reform program.
Aquino’s assassination was a contributing factor in the transformation of the small opposition during Martial Law. His assassination galvanizes the opposition even more and got widespread support for their cause. It culminated in a People Power revolt in 1986. Now, his daughter uses the President’s figure of speech to separate the Marcos-Du30 alliance.
Senator Imee Marcos’ Solution
Senator Marcos refuses to comment on the possible reopening of the case. She points out that only the courts can determine whether any new evidence will merit a reinvestigation.
She said a “cycle” of commemorating “landmark dates” has been going on for the past several years. This cycle begins with the EDSA people power revolts on Jan. 20 and Feb. 25, Aquino’s death anniversary on Aug. 21, her father’s birth anniversary on Sept. 11, the declaration of martial law on Sept. 21, and her father’s death on Sept. 28. “We call these landmark dates,” Marcos said.
The Senator rules out speculation that her father ordered the killing of Aquino. She claims it was “a known fact that her father was extremely ill that time.” “My father has said, ‘I will be judged by posterity and history,’” Senator Marcos said.