How Noynoy manages to remain on top of survey polls is perhaps evidence enough to prove that the world is doomed for destruction. This spectacular congruence of unthinking individuals who are so easily swayed by unreliable polls and the prostituted media and the awesomely fabricated facade by Noynoy and his yellow cronies to blind the the people from seeing his more-than-lackluster track record (Wait. Track record? What track record?) has got the thinking half of Philippine society stumped.
An anonymous comment on Noynoy’s official blog goes as follows,
…kay noynoy ako, kasi i think ang magulang ang best na magdedescribe sa anak. Sa kanila siya lumaki eh, meaning yung principles nila, kaparehas din ni noynoy. Just a thought.
And while the typical Anti-Noynoy would say that Noynoy is simply incomparable to modern day heroes Ninoy and Cory, we at Tamang Katotohanan would like to take a different perspective on the issue.
Maybe the Yellow cronies are right. Maybe the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree.
But is that necessarily a good thing?
As we’ve previously discussed in this entry, the Cojuangcos, starting with Noynoy’s grandfather, Jose Cojuangco Sr., had, for three generations now, continuously promised or was subject by the law, to distribute Hacienda Luisita to the farmers based on the ideal “Land to the Tiller”, and have subsequently failed to deliver on the engagement.
Now, Ronald Roy of the Daily Tribune presents to us a side of the Aquinos, or Noynoy’s paternal side, that questions the heroism of the clan,
See any old folk if you care to know if Benigno Aquino Sr. was a despised traitor to Filipinos during World War ll. I remember my grandfather and his friends telling stories about Ninoy’s father being a “Makapili” undercover agent (a Japanese collaborator) who spied on the secret activities of Filipino guerillas, and that it was for this treasonous behavior that he was often jeered and stoned in public. He was a member of the Philippine puppet government whose son Ninoy and grandson Noynoy would in their respective times be similarly lured into politics.
In this connection, it is interesting to note that certain traits, genetic or otherwise, do run through generations within a family. Don’t voters now have the right to apply the modified aphorism “like lolo, like father, like son?” I now speak from personal knowledge if not with moral certainty: I share the view of countless others that Ninoy Aquino was a ruthless man. To believe what had then become folklore, I had to actually see and hear him brag how some suspected cattle rustlers writhed to death from a poison he had laced their food with.
More horrendous is the lingering widespread suspicion that he purposely did not attend an LP meeting de avance at Plaza Miranda which he was supposed to emcee. Already believable is: Ninoy knew the communists would bomb the makeshift stage at 10 in the evening to annihilate the party’s bigwigs, blame President Ferdinand Marcos for the carnage, and groom him as the sole surviving opposition challenger to the reelectionist Marcos. And where was Ninoy at 10 that night? At an insignificant despedida de soltera — to which I had also been invited — watching the rally on TV and looking fidgety until the grenades exploded shortly past 10.
During the years that followed, Doy Laurel and I would share the same suspicions about Ninoy — until the communists eventually announced the carnage was their handiwork.
Ninoy once urged me to build a private army which the Roys could use to gain political supremacy in Tarlac’s first district. For starters, he offered me half a dozen hitmen and gangsters — probably communists — but I flatly rejected the offer. I told him we were a non-violent family in full support of Danding Cojuangco’s armed struggle to drive the Reds out of the province.
Obviously Ninoy had hoped to intrigue between the Cojuangcos and the Roys in order to gain control of the district; but he failed. It was the same old Machiavellian divide-and-rule tactic which triggered a shootout between the rebel forces of Huk Kumander Alibasbas and those of Huk Kumander Sumulong. From the resulting disarray emerged a unifying commie leader in the persona of Ninoy. The Reds would henceforth remain supportive of Ninoy’s consuming obsession to be president of the country.
The full article can be read here.
It seems political opportunism is a genetic trait passed down the Aquino bloodline, evident in his acceptance of Escudero’s endorsement, which he knew would dwindle the support base of his running mate, Mar Roxas, who stepped down from his presidential bid for Noynoy’s sake. His arrogance, bordering on hubris, on saying that he’s practically won the elections based on the “will of people” and threatening the populace of another “EDSA Revolution” in case he is not declared as winner does not help to rectify his much-despised reputation… at least, for the thinking half of Philippines society.
Indeed, Noynoy and the biased media have done a wonderful job in polarizing the country. They have conveniently labelled the phenomena as a “battle between good and evil”. Well, we at Tamang Katotohanan prefer to call it “a battle between the mindless and the thinking half Philippine society”.