Independent consultant on Ninoy Aquino's heroism: "Here is a short list of what he could have done." - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, November 22, 2018



Independent consultant on Ninoy Aquino's heroism: "Here is a short list of what he could have done."



Adolfo Mortera enumerates what could have Ninoy Aquino have done as a hero. Image credit to Facebook
University of the Philippines and an independent consultant Adolfo Mortera recently posted on his Facebook why former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was proclaimed one of the national hero in the country. 

Ninoy Aquino, husband of late and former President Corazon Aquino was associated with the 1986 EDSA revolution triggered by the regime of Ferdinand Marcos that's why he was recognized a 'hero'.

Former Senator Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino. Image credit to FilipiKnow
The Life of Ninoy Aquino

Aquino, national leader of the Liberal Party in 1968 has set a record by being the youngest ever elected senator.

Together with Gerardo Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition towards then President Ferdinand Marcos.


But, why Aquino was recognized as a national hero?

According to Mortera's analysis, all the national heroes of the Philippines had accomplished something during their leadership. However, with Aquino there is none to be listed.

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"NINOY AQUINO: ANG TUNAY NA HUWAD NA BAYANI*

(THIS IS A REPOST. Note: The Marcos family never claimed the late President Marcos is a hero but the Aquinos shamelessly proclaimed Ninoy as one, even if records show he died only in pursuit of his political ambition.)

How can someone who truly did nothing to actually rally his people be tagged a hero? What follows is a story of illusion. A myth, born of a nobody. And the fables written into the pages of the so-called “victors” history books, of a man who, prior to the Martial Law years, was seen as nothing more than a representative of the Familial elite, who still dominate Philippine politics to this very day.

This goof should have never been made a HERO. He did absolutely nothing of historic worth for the country, except talk his ass off. And catch a bullet. That’s right folks. He got capped, because he didn’t know when to shut up!

From the moment he got back from Korea in 1952. And through most of his political career. He made no efforts towards actually molding something for the betterment of the nation. Here is a short list of what he could have done. But didn’t:


He never created any type of charity works. Or special projects.

He never gave scholarships to school children.

He never had any popular projects to support the underprivileged.

He never made a single contribution to either the local or national infrastructure.

He never did anything to boost the the economy.

He never gave any impression he had vision for the future.

He simply capitalized on the stubborn nature of then-president Marcos. Yet, never once, did he speak publicly in front of throngs of people. Only on the floor of the Senate.

Think about it. This goof Ninoy, has never even been considered for any kind of “top 10” list. What has he really done for the Filipino people? Unlike Magsaysay, Bonifacio. Ninoy? None of these.

What’s worse, he was a Communist sympathiser. For example: He was never in Plaza Miranda when the bombing occurred. Apparently, he was either warned by his communist associates to avoid the event. Or, as some evidence suggests. He may have planned the entire incident himself.

He also used Communist support to finance his campaign against Marcos. Thus, he proved to be a political hypocrite. He never once offered any economic platforms, nor anything that could have pointed the Philippine nation in a direction along the lines of the other Asian economic tigers of the time. Instead, he used his senatorial position to attack and castigate president Marcos for the formers hard line stance against the growing communist threat in the late 1960’s. Rather than proposing stronger democratic institutions at a time when many communists groups were being established. And China was actively supporting a number of leftist organizations within the country.

How can a nation continue to sell this goof as a hero when he has done absolutely nothing to help his countrymen. And not just within his native province of Tarlac. But also from Luzon to Mindanao and Visayas! Verbal foibles that never fed an empty stomach. Nor filled an empty table.

Ninoy was just another Oligarch but would never openly profess it.

His father was a Japanese collaborator during the 2nd World War. A Makapili as some might say.

He was married to a Cojuangco another greed driven clan. Again. How can he be tagged a hero?

Rizal, an Ilustrado, wrote many revolutionary letters and books before he was executed.

Bonifacio bravely led the Pugad Lawin before he was betrayed by his Katipunan colleague, Aguinaldo.

Magsaysay came from humble roots and was loved by the people.

Even Manny Pacquiao had to take thousands of hits, before becoming a Champion.

And Ninoy? He was only good at giving speeches regarding how things should be in this country. And that’s all he ever did. Talk, talk, and more talk.

Then he got shot.

Was proclaimed a HERO martyr.

They have made all kinds of bronze statues, monuments, and busts after him.

What is with this nation, and people who talk a lot? Is that what it takes to become a hero? If so, then why not make Lacierda a Hero? Or how about Boy Abunda? Kris Aquino? or Delima?

They’re talkative aren’t they? But then again, they’d have be shot first. Wouldn’t they?

Ninoy Aquino, a plain idealist that contributed nothing to the nation. All talk. Never an ounce of action

*Compiled from various internet sources

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