Ninoy Aquino gustong bigyan ng pwesto sa gobyerno ang CPP ni Joma Sison - The Daily Sentry

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ninoy Aquino gustong bigyan ng pwesto sa gobyerno ang CPP ni Joma Sison

The late senator, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr, was once a supporter of the communists in the Philippines, to have a seat in the government. An old video of the slain senator has resurfaced on the Internet.  
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Popular page Maharlika posted the video of Aquino recently.

In the video, we could see Aquino addressing the public which was not included in the shot.

Aquino was delivering a speech that happened during the administration of former President Ferdinand Marcos. In the speech, Aquino was calling on the people to overthrow the dictatorship and reaching for Philippine democracy.
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During the Martial Law era in the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founded by Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, was in the height of their battle to overthrow the government. They were seen as enemies by many.
Joma Sison / Photo credit to the owner

Aquino, however, believed that the CPP’s dissent was a valid one and that the government must listen to what they had to say.

He added that once the dictatorship was over, all voices, even that of dissent, must be heard. He said that the CPP should have been considered as a legitimate stakeholder in shaping the country.
Marcos, Ninoy and Joma / Photo credit to the owner

He also hinted that ta democracy listens to all voices which only made this legalization in line with the principle.
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This stance of Aquino led to many people believing that he was a communist himself even though there has been no proof on the matter.

There are also some people who believe that Aquino was not a hero, rather was just someone from the CPP who wanted to take control over the country.

Here is the transcript of his speech:

“I’ve said in many of my writings that the national democratic front especially its militants arm, the New People’s Army, has been instrumental in so many social changes In our country. There may be a difference in ideology and approach, but we are united in one. We are united against a dictatorship. My position is very clear: If we succeed in overthrowing the dictatorship, we should allow every voice and every idea to ventilate their views and the public market. We should legalize the communist party of the Philippines, and give them the exact same forum to expound on their ideas. “


Source: Maharlika