The question is — once in office -were they successful in carrying out those platform and promises? Majority of presidentiables focus so much on anti-corruption campaign, varying in words and phrases but substantially against graft and corruption. Simply, that corruption truly exist and is permeating in most sectors of the society, private and public entity.
February is always a big month for Filipinos. Two weeks after celebrating Valentines DayFilipinos hold another annual celebration that is uniquely their own.
And not even PNoy imagined himself to be in this predicament one day. But what a joy it must be for the rest of the melodramatic Aquino fans who love living in the past at the expense of the poor. The political opposition should never have underestimated the power of illogical people moving in large groups.
It has been said that the victors get to write history. It has also been said that propagandists get to use history to their advantage.
By doing so, the Aquino family likewise continue to come across as martyrs. The victors — the Aquinos — are quite successful applying this approach towards keeping the majority of the population beholden to them even when democracy in the country is alive only in theory.
It is quite a mind-boggling exercise to ponder the question of why most Filipinos have such a screwed up memory of the events that unfolded after Edsa I. When rebellious soldiers launched the seventh abortive coup against Aquino on Dec. The charges, magnified by the Manila rumor mill, have inflicted serious political damage.
Shortly after Aquino took office, newspaper stories charged that Cojuangco had helped some of his cronies gain control of a lucrative cargo-handling business; he is also suspected of using family ties to get jobs for friends in Manila casinos. Cojuangco has denied any wrongdoing, and neither he nor any other member of the Aquino clan has been charged with a crime.
Yet lack of prosecution means little in a country where the rich and powerful are perceived to be above the law. Once people get a chance to take a closer look at what actually happened during the Marcos regime and the lead up to the revolt, they will realize that the glorious tales surrounding the Edsa revolution is like, as the saying goes, a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
If you ask several people what they remember about Marcos or the Edsa revolution, they will give you several versions of what actually occured. But of course, we all know the media plays out only one version — that Marcos was the big bad bogeyman that had to go.
There is no question that Marcos did abuse his power and overstayed in his seat. However, if people do the math, we find that Marcos was actually only a dictator since when he declared Martial Law, curtailed press freedom, and suppressed other civil liberties.
So technically, he was only a dictator for 14 years not the 20 years that people keep harping about. Not a lot of years compared to the 25 years of banal mediocrity that prevailed after Marcos was ousted. Although he was allegedly corrupt, none of the allegations against him were brought to court.
In fact during his early years in the Presidency, Marcos had spent significant amounts on infrastructure projects, which Filipinos are still using today. In retrospect, Filipinos should also give credit to Marcos himself for the success of a peaceful revolution in the country because he made it easy for everybody.
The soldiers in did not fire a single bullet on any of the protesters on Edsa because Marcos and his supporters did not order them to do so. Unlike the leaders in China who ordered the Tiananmen Square massacre or unlike Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his supporters who do not seem inclined to think twice about killing demonstrators on the streets of Tripoli, Marcos did not let the uprising lead to bloodshed.
This fact should say a lot about Marcos and his alleged hunger for power — that it may have been grossly exaggerated.
It has been said that the only reason why the original players called on the people was because Marcos found out about their plan, which left Ramos and Enrile with no option but to resort to going public to gather more support from the people.The fifth SONA of President Aquino shows how emotionally and mentally weak he is.
The flow of his speech indicates his lack of understanding of the true state of our nation. He boasts about his accomplishments, as if he really fulfilled something great. President Noynoy Aquino's Sona Essay Last July 25, , President Benigno C. Aquino III delivered his 2nd State Of the Nation Address at the Session Hall .
The mainstream of Aquino’s Sona is about the utak wang-wang of the government officials not just in streets but also in government and our economy.
He is persistent to end the culture of wang-wang, or I may say his obsession to remove the utak wang-wang in our government. 0 Down votes, mark as not useful. Sona. Uploaded by John Paul Ore. Essay on An Assessment of President Benigno Aquino’s 2nd State of the Nation Address “The SONA as an annual practice began during the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
The Constitution, as amended, Aquinos: Cory and Noynoy on Politics Cory and Noynoy were both known in . Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, ) is a Filipino politician who served as the 15th President of the Philippines from until    Aquino is a fourth-generation politician and the chairman of the Liberal Party from to .