Friends in good times and bad celebrate Cory Aquino

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REMEMBER WHEN Like the way it was in the feverish days leading to Edsa (I) People Power Revolution, yellow confetti rains anew on the Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine in Manila as the country commemorated the well-loved former President’s 80th birth anniversary on Friday. (See story below.) RICHARD REYES

Some came in wheelchairs, a few with canes. Many took halting steps with arthritic knees.

But they came, anyway, to pay their respects to the late President Cory Aquino, who would have turned 80 years old on Friday.

In their traditional yellow shirts, members of the Aquino Cabinet and staff in Malacañang from 1986 to 1992, her kin, friends and admirers, joined her children at a Mass shortly before noon by her grave site at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.

In a brief speech after the Mass, Aquino’s eldest daughter, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, graciously acknowledged everyone—“mga kasama sa hirap at ginhawa (friends in good times and bad)”—for taking time to celebrate her mom’s birthday.

Aquino siblings Ballsy, Pinky Aquino-Abellada and Viel Aquino-Dee were in attendance.

“Don’t worry, you don’t have to do this again,” Ballsy told the crowd in a light-hearted way. She said that, indeed, the former President had given word that when she’s gone, she didn’t want them fussing about her.

But who could have stopped Aquino’s former Bureau of Internal Revenue chief Jose Ong, who came in a wheelchair? Or Maur Aquino-Lichauco, Aquino’s sister-in-law and bosom buddy, who suffered a stroke at the height of the former President’s funeral in 2009?

Lawyer Rene Saguisag, who had been a recluse for a while after surviving a car accident, dropped by with son Rebo and 2-year-old granddaughter Dulcet.

“Look at her, she looks just like Dulce, with long, lustrous eyelashes,” the doting grandpa crowed. He was referring to his late wife, Dulce, a former Social Welfare Secretary who died in a vehicular accident in 2007.

Vice President Jejomar Binay, another Aquino admirer, was the highest-ranking government official in the gathering. Binay was a progressive lawyer who supported the Edsa People Power Revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos and catapulted Aquino to the presidency. President Cory named him mayor of Makati in 1986.

Mother of democracy

“On this day, we remember the birthday of our mother of democracy,” Binay said in a statement. “In celebrating her memory, may we all Filipinos unite as one country in fervently defending the freedoms we obtained. Let us make sure the freedom she and other heroes fought for will also be enjoyed by the next generation.”

Then commander of the Presidential Security Group Voltaire Gazmin, who is now secretary of national defense, was also present.

Also there were former Tourism Secretary Antonio Gonzales, former Presidential Management Staff head Elfren Cruz and his wife Neni, former Agrarian Reform Secretary Philip “Popoy” Juico and his wife, Margarita Juico, who was Aquino’s social secretary and currently chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

The Yellow Ribbon Movement (YRM) also distributed yellow-colored monkey glass charms made by artist Angelita Pontiveros Salcedo as tokens of Aquino’s birthday.

The late President was born in 1933, which was a Year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.

The Mass was officiated by Aquino’s confidante, Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ and Fr. Manoling Franciso, SJ in front of the tombs of the former President and her equally loved husband, former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

In his homily, Francisco recalled Aquino’s sufferings. “But suffering is … a virtue of attending constantly to the needs of others,” he said.

After the Mass, the YRM also turned over a check for Aklat, Gabay, Aruga, tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (Agapp) Foundation headed by Pinky Aquino-Abellada. Agapp is a nonstock, nonprofit organization which aims to help construct fully furnished preschool classroom with library (Silid Pangarap) in public schools designated by the Department of Education in depressed and disadvantaged communities.

Vibrant with flowers

The tomb of the country’s first woman president was vibrant with yellow flowers and remembrances from those who continue to love her.

Lilies, sunflowers, roses, orchids and Malaysian mums decorated both her tomb and that of her husband.

Throughout the day, visitors would drop by to offer flowers and a few minutes of prayer.

Lyn Dereal, 28, from Quezon City, said she regularly visits the Aquino tombs on the former President’s birth and death anniversaries—a habit she picked up from her parents, who are now in Mindoro.

Dereal said since Aquino passed away, their family flower shop in Quezon City had been commissioned to decorate her tomb with yellow flowers during special occasions.

But Dereal underscored that her visits to the Aquino tombs were more “in remembrance of the democracy they fought for.”

“Cory Aquino’s administration was a big help to our family. It was when we all achieved freedom,” she said in Filipino.

Dereal motioned to her 1-year-old niece, who she brought along during Friday’s visit. “She will be picking up this practice when she grows up,” Dereal said.

At the commemoration at the Cory Aquino Monument in Intramuros, Manila on Friday, more friends and advisers of the former President came to witness the wreath-laying. Among the personalities present were former Sen. Heherson Alvarez, Gazmin, Deedee Siytangco, Teddy Boy Locsin Jr., Justice Adolf Azcuña and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

In a statement read for him by cousin Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, President Aquino said her mother would be happy to see the changes taking place today, notably “a steadily growing economy, a government truly dedicated to good governance and public service, and a citizenry filled with newfound optimism.”

But if his mother were alive today, she would be the first to remind him not to rest on his laurels even if the country is “marking success after success, the President said in a message.

The former President died of colon cancer in Aug. 1, 2009.

Mr. Aquino is in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.

In Mr. Aquino’s message, he trumpeted the gains of his administration, saying that the Philippines is marking “success after success once more.”

He cited the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s tax collection, which breached the P1-trillion mark for the first time, the signing of a framework agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the world’s “overwhelming confidence” in the country.

Right what’s wrong

The President added that everyone must actively participate to sustain these changes and keep the Philippines forward, a lesson he learned from the events leading to the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and brought Cory Aquino to the presidency.

“This is why I believe that everyone has a role in sustaining the changes taking place in the Philippines … There is no action too small or insignificant if, like the actions of the men and women who filled Edsa, it is done out of a desire to right what is wrong,” Mr. Aquino said. With reports from Jerome Aning and Rogelio Medina, contributor

 

 

 

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    Could have been the “Greatest President of the Philippines” were it not for 
    the “criminal acts” of two(2) incumbent senators.

    • basyong

      hindi mo pa sinabi e di ako na lang? tandang enrile and his bodyguard bugaw honasan.

  • marithefrancois

    i could not imagine how binay strayed so far but holds on to cory memory at the same time….

  • CPCook

    Probably still the best president the Philippines ever had, although PNoy is really catching up. She established democratic institutions and transferred power when her term was over.  Many may undermine what she did, but establishing and creating something is monumentally more difficult than destroying anything. Almost 30 years after she was installed as president, her legacy lives on. Her memory is also a constant reminder of what honorable Senators Enrile and Honasan did during her time to the detriment of the entire nation. More than 20 years after Cory left office, her memory serves as an inspiration for those who want to be in politics.  Needless to say, she does not need to buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani for people to recognize that Cory was indeed a hero.

    • http://twitter.com/LokalBrownies vin reyes

      mag analisa ka muna ng mabuti..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ikaw ang kailangang gumawa niya…isama mo na ang kunsiyensiya…para maging conscientious ang pag-analisa mo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7LFFSSII72FT5BBKOP2HXCOS4E Erazofia Care

    after the term of Pnoy in 2016 babalik na naman ang pilipinas sa madilim na sitwasyun kung mananalo ang mga may “ma-iitim “na mga budhi…maghahari na naman ang mga kawatan…kaya sgro ayaw nilang i confirm si ms.mendoza sa COA…

    • EOJ

       Campaign not to vote binay.

    • pilipino

      Hindi lang budhi ang maitim sa kanya, actually tumagos na hanggang balat, refering to Binay.

  • ManongOsang

    The Philippines would have been a PHENOMENAL ECONOMIC SUCCESS STORY during the time of Cory Aquino. UNFORTUNATELY,  Enrile & Honasan LITERALLY DESTROYED Economic progress during her term.

    It is HARD & PAINFUL to believe that THESE TWO MEN continue to DECEIVE our nation.

    What is even MORE DISHEARTENING is to SEE How Jojo Binay turned out to be who he is today. From all of Cory’s closest allies during those times, Binay TURNED another direction after tasting power.

    From a simple, freedom fighter, renting an apartment in Makati as new Mayor, he turned  another direction & NEVER LET GO of his power in  Makati and MADE HIMSELF a CERTIFIED BILLIONAIRE ! Massive Unexplained Wealth !!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RNORXCUCTB4CBN2LDLQRJTGQJE taga-masid

      manong, kung may mga evidence po kayo, sana sampahan po ninyo ng kaso sa ombudsman, at ipakita sa taumbayan na hindi na dapat pa siya iboto sa ano mang elective position. tama po kayo si jojo binay ay appointed mayor lamang ni President Cory Aquion sa makati, a common tao practicing his profession as a lawyer. NOW sino na po SIYA – a BILLIONAIRE, SAAN GALING ANG MASSIVE WEALTH NIYA?

    • boldyak

      and the Cojuangco Rules”…..lol

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Boldyak !  Kumusta na si GMA mo ?  Nakakailang taon na ang laman ng ulo mo…kaya mong mag-valedictorian sa kinder, d ba?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      hahaha c mang juan na naman ang sinisi

  • akongednamzug

    Enrile, Binay at Erap, at pagka-senador Maceda, Honasan. Kombinasyon na hindi gagawa ng magaling para sa masang Pilipino. Ipag-adya naman sana ng Maykapal.

    • ManongOsang

      Maceda is JUST AS BAD or even worse !!!

      Kaya hindi makapakaling bumalik sa puwesto! Another 80 yr. Old Corrupt & Dirty Man!!!

      Maceda has absolutely No Integrity, No Credibility & No Morals !!!!

  • ManongOsang

    Just IMAGINE for a Moment that We NO LONGER have the likes of Erap, Binay, & Enrile in Philippine Politics… NAPAKALAKING IMPROVEMENT sa ating Political system.

    These THREE VERY OLD MEN are Trying Desperately to KEEP THE STATUS QUO & FIGHT REFORMS for a New & Better Philippine System of Government.

    Their Children Jinggoy, Jackie, JV & Nancy will SURELY be just like their FATHERS UNLESS they are KICKED OUT of office !!

    Unfortunatelt, Madaling sabihin pero napakahirap gawin !!!

    They have the GUNS, GOLD, GOONS, & LOTS OF MONEY !!!!

  • Benito Juarez

    They often said not all heroes were made as a result of war; a woman came out to give others’ chances to realize their dreams and spirits and removed the shackles that bound the people from the cruelty of Martial Law under the tutelage of a clever, dirty monkey.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Naroon pa ang shackles sa leeg niya…di kaya naroon lang ‘yon pag may media?

      • Benito Juarez

        No. Sincerity and loyalty need no publicity. Many waltzed by the sight of that shackle around her neck, the same ones who became frogs today and forgot when they were tadpoles yesterday.

  • Albert Einstien

    ” In Mr. Aquino’s message, he trumpeted the gains of his administration, saying that the Philippines is marking “success after success once more.” ..GREATEAST COMEDY once again…lol

    ha ha……you cant get crazier than that….mga PROPAGANDSTA di ba kayo NAHIHIYA araw araw na lang kayo nagsisinungaling sa bansa………lol

    POVERTY, SKYROCKETING PRICES of ALL commodities,CRIMINALITY & CORRUPTON on the ROOF already..during pnoy administration..just compare data from 7/2010 to 1/2013..

    NEWS GMA November 15, 2012 :IN 2012 SWS: Unemployment worsens in 3rd quarter at 29.4%NEWS PDI 12/6/2012 : ” Illegal mining, logging blamed for high death toll in Compostela Valley ” MANILA, Philippines — Environment and natural resources officials attributed on Thursday the high number of casualties in several Compostela Valley towns to unheeded government warnings on typhoon Pablo, emphasizing that illegal logging and illegal mining were to blame for the devastation. ( ‘Pablo’ Death Toll Rises To 1,020 as of dec.16, 2012 MB news. )…who is the KKK PROTECTOR of these people..naniniwala po ba ang tao na WALAng CORRUPTION ?

    NEWS Manila standard 1/8/2013 : Atimonan ambush leads back to the Palace ” Melad said the Palace-based Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission approved Coplan Armado, a confidential plan to neutralize armed groups in the Calabarzon region where he headed the police force. PAOCC is headed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, who is as high up in the palace as you can get after President Noynoy Aquino himself. ”

    NEWS GMA 1/18/2013 : De Lima firm on statement that Atimonan bloodbath was not a shootout
    NEWS :” In the aftermath of the Atimonan Massacre that saw 13 persons dead, attention is now focused at the Palace as to who is the well-placed protector of one of the deceased, Vic Siman. In one of the pictures taken by the NBI and the media, the Montero SUV where Siman was found dead sported a Malacanang Palace decal, proof that he has access at the Office of the President”…. pumupunta nb sa PALASYO ngayon po ba mga SINDIKATO at WALA ho ba CORRUPTION?NEWS pdi 1/21/13: As for Marantan ( police official ), Habitan ( gold trader )said in Filipino: “I met him only once, when he held us up. He is my enemy.” Habitan said they were taken to the office of Marantan where he saw on a blackboard a sketch of his route, with the places where he might pass marked. Somebody hastily erased the blackboard when they came in. ( WALA ba CORRUPTION sir PNOY ?He said Marantan asked for money and he did not hesitate to come across because he feared for his life. He said two of Marantan’s men accompanied him to withdraw P1.5 million from his Banco de Oro account..

    NEWS Manila Bulletin 1/14/13 : In the December 8-11, 2012, survey period, SWS found that 54 percent or about 10.9 million Filipino households rated themselves as poor, a RISE from 47 percent or 9.5 million families in the third quarter of 2012…UMUUNLAD ba sir PNOY?of everything : BIGGEST scam in history —- 12 billion courtesy of malaysian

    BIGGEST corruption in history—-2011 coa audit report …101.8 BILLION lost to CORRUPTION.BIGGEST giveaway of territories—milf bangsamoro state( courtesy of malaysia ) & china declared ownership of our islands after pnoy-trillianes compromise .

    BIGGEST INJUSTICE——political vendetta BUT KKK are protected and alllowed…

    BIGGEST NATIONAL DEBT EVER….1 trillion just for 2 year period …TAPOS mas MAHIHIRAP pa at mas NAGUGUTOM ang mga tao ngayon……….

    BIGGEST SMUGGLNG in history–Smuggling in the Philippines is at its worst under President Aquino’s administration, with the smuggled value averaging $19.6 billion annually, an explosion from the comparable figures of $3.1 billion and $3.8 billion yearly during the terms of Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ( pdi column)BIGGEST hypocrisy…FOI election promise

    SKY ROCKETING PRICES of EVRYTHING since pnoy took office…

    PRICES NCMB : RETAIL PRICE INDEX IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION(2000=100)June 2010- September 2012
    PeriodAll ItemsFoodBeverages and tobaccoCrude materials, inedible, 1/Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials 2/Chemicals, including animal and vegetable oils and fats 3/ManufacturedGoods Classified Chiefly by Materials 4/Machinery and transport equipment 5/Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles…LAHAT po ng mga BILIHIN yan TUAMALON ang mga PRESYO simula ng UMUPO KAYO….govt agency na po yan DATA na yan….hindi po PAID SURVEYS yan…

    2012Sep 158.4 167.3 168.0 160.1 300.7 158.3 144.0 138.9 145.9

    2010 June 146.8 152.5 153.3 146.9 248.8 150.5 137.1 130.8 138.2

    WALA pa ho jan yung mga PAMASAHE, TOLLWAYS,tuition fees, school supplies AT IBANG BASIC commodities…mas masahol ang INILUNDAG ng mga PRESYO…hindi kayang DAYAIN ng PROPAGANDA at PAID surveys ang REALIDAD at KATOTOHANAN… lol.

    .NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY…TAMA na SOBRA na ang PANLILINLANG…!!!

    • azkal futbol

       signs of the times my friend – sayang monicker mo, di bagay sa yo. read news all over the world, chaos, poverty and violence is going-on. at least there is a glimpse of hope in little philippines – imf news, world reviews reports good ratings for the philippines… poverty, unemployment and violence is a regular occurrence moreso in urban and rich places – it’s the nature of men, do not blame it on the governance.

    • El_Gran_Capitan

       Dumale na naman e2ng si Kamoteng Kahoy, palibhasa graduate ng kamastilisan university kaya ganyan, hoy style mo bulok, sumama ka kay GMA

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Umaalulong ka na naman.  NI HINDI MO PA NGA NAI-A-AYOS ANG SPELLING NG KINOPYA MONG PANGALAN.

      Sige, heto ang mga inaalulungan mo, na nakalimutan o sinadya mong hindi isama:

      ………………………..NINOY AQUINO o MIKE ARROYO ??? ………………………….
      ……………………….CORY AQUINO o GLORIA ARROYO ??? ……………………..
      ……………………….NOYNOY AQUINO o MIKEY ARROYO ??? …………………..

      Gusto mo isama mo pa ang Lola ni GMA…GRANDMOTHER OF ALL SCAMS..

      ..

      • Albert Einstien

        sir dong kaw ba si BUM……NO to POLITICAL DYNASTY…!

        ·        my lonely friend…before you JUDGE a person..sir..please try to EDUCATE yourself first…
        RULES: Usernames or pseudonyms based on another person’s identity, publicly known or otherwise, living or dead..are PROHIBITED!
        SOLUTION: IDEM SONANS….sound like or mis-spelling is ALLOWED…besides there is already a user account einstein…
        hope that i contributed a lot to your EDUCATION…. : > )

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Anong BUM…BUMabandera?   BUMabango…BUMabanat?

        Alam mo naman yata ang sinasabi mo tungkol sa ‘EDUCATE’, bakit hindi mo na lang gamitin? 

        Kung anu-ano pang lenggwahe ang ginaggamit mo para maibaluktot ang katotohanan…ni hindi ka nga marunong mangopya…iyon pang guluhin mo ang totoo.

        IKAHIHIYA MO ‘YAN HABANG BUHAY, hangga’t hindi ka magsasalita nang ayon sa sinasabi ng kunsiyensiya mo.  Mangongopya lang mali pa.  Magpapantasya ka na isa kang genius, ‘yan ang napala mo….
        KITANG KITA NG LAHAT KUNG ANO KA.

      • Albert Einstien

        • my lonely friend..BUM…before you JUDGE a person..sir..please try to EDUCATE yourself first…
        RULES: Usernames or pseudonyms based on another person’s identity, publicly known or otherwise, living or dead..are PROHIBITED!
        SOLUTION: IDEM SONANS….sound like or mis-spelling is ALLOWED…besides there is already a user account einstein…
        hope that i contributed a lot to your EDUCATION…. : > )

        basta BUM….HINDI ka po mananalo..kahit idikit mo pa lahat ng muka ng aquino syo.

        NO to BUM…never!

        NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY…!!!

  • whyinthisworld

    Kahapon nakita ko yong mga umattend sa puntod ni cory, alam ba ninyo kung sino ang dalawang pusal nasi binay at alvartez. Naka suka ang mga mukha nila. Once you vote for binay the slogan says – happy days are here again. Now if you want daang matuwid to continue, let’s forbid binay, parang awa na ninyo.

    • boldyak

      continue daang matuwid?..is there such a thing?…

      • tagatabas

         isa ka pang inutil

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        trabaho kailangan ng pinas maraming tambay! hindi tuwid na daan aanhin mo tuwid na daan kung milion milion ang tambay at nagugutom! gawin ng gobyerno ipadala sa algeria ang mga tambay sa amin pati si bantay iniuulam na! kaya laganap ang akyat bahay nakawan at hodap isnacher!

      • m1ghtym0use

        DI KASALANAN NG PRESIDENTE O NG GOBYERNO YAN. KASALANAN NUNG MGA TAMAD YAN. SISIHIN NILA SARILI NILA BAGO IBANG TAO. ETO PISO, BUMILI KA NG “ENEDORO”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Boldyak !  Nasa ilang taong gulang na ang laman ng ulo mo, boldyak?

    • pete_delacruz

       CORRECT KA JAN KABAYAN…KAYA IMBES NA BINAY….PAKI SULAT NA LANG BROD. EDDIE VILLANUEVA…SALAMAT PO !!!

    • speaksoftlylove

       Ang alam ko isa lang ang dasal noong dalawa. Ang sabi ay “Sana multuhin mo na yang anak mo o kaya hatakin mo ang mga paa, now na.” Peksman!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Talaga nga yatang ikaw ‘yong tumukso kay Eba’t Adan sa paraiso…yong dala-dalawa ang dila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V6LU6GEIHRAQK5DWMDTMJAA7OU Juan Palpalatoc

    What has she done for the country? Cory who?????????

    • azkal futbol

       kelan ka ipinanganak? sour-graping ignorant of history. read world news and history, then you will know who cory is…

      • speaksoftlylove

        Cory is a woman who hid inside a Cebu convent during the EDSA or People Power Revolution. She emerged when everything was safe because Marcos was already taken to Hawaii. She then made a deal with VP Laurel of the LP to share the presidency. After only several months she threw the deal to the waste can and kick Laurel’s arse forever. Had it not for Ramos, Enrile, Honasan and his group of junior officers in the military, Cardinal Sin and the filipino people, we would not have toppled the dictator and regain our freedom. Cory had absolutely no rule in the EDSA revolution. If their was one Aquino in the front line, it was Butch Aquino and his group named ATOM. But, did you regard Butch Aquino as one of the heroes of EDSA? Of course not,? There were other heroes like the underground reporters but did you ever give them credit? Of course, never. But did you give full credit to Cory who had absolutely no rule in the EDSA Revolution? Of course, a resounding yes! Cory’s only legacy to the Philippines is an incompetent president, that’s all it is.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Pero, nagtatakbo ang great dictator sa isang mahinang babae, di ba?
        Ikaw, buga ka nang buga ng apoy, dahil dalawa ang dila mo, 

        Had it not been for Cory, Cardinal Sin would not have helped Enrile…nasa Aguinaldo siya, kaya lumipat sa Crame, dahil si Ramos ang pinasusuportahan ni Cardinal Sin.  Si Cory hindi naman pulitiko, kahit ang pagkandidato niya ay napilitan lang dahl sa million signatures na kinalap para lumaban siya.  Mahal siya ng mga tao, kaya kinoberan siya ng mga madre  

        Ikaw ba, saan ka nagtago no’n?  Supsup ka yata, eh. 

        Ngayon, gusto mong takpan ng mga ibinbuga mo ang katotohanan.  Naghanap siya ng magaling na papalit sa kaniya.  Si Ramos ang pumalit sa kaniya, na -feature pa sa Time yata o Newsweek coverpage story, ‘PHILIPPINES NO LONGER LAUGHING STOCK IN ASIA.  

        Ang mali ni Cory, ay sobra siyang honest at ang pagli-limit ng presidency sa Constitution during her term para hindi na maulit ang kasuwapangan ng mga gustong maging diktador.  Hindi naman lahat suwapang sa power.  Kung nagdalawang ulit si Ramos, mas maganda ang inabot ng Pilipinas.

        Ang panahon ni Cory, kahit wala siyang political experience, hindi siya nagnakaw.  Pero ginulo ang kaniyang administrasyon ng 7 kudeta.  Ikaw man itong kahit anong tino mo, kung pagbabarilin ka ng 7 ulit, walang magagawa ang dala-dalawang dila mo.

    • kismaytami

      Made a law with a purpose to protect her family’s hacienda in Tarlac (a.k.a. stock option).  Oh, and the Plaza Miranda massacre!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Kasama ka siguro sa UNA?  UNA TIYAN KO, to be Tiyangco.

    • tagatabas

       Wala kang silbing Pilipino, hindi ka marunong gumalang sa mga taong nagpakahirap para ka lang mabuhay ng malaya, isa kang inutil

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Monuments are made nowadays in the furtherance of political partnerships and family business interests…

    Hahahahahaha! Ang matatalinong Pinoy, inaliw at niloko lang ng isang abnoy!
    Hahahahahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SIYA SIMBULO NA NAGING BASURA ANG PILIPINAS DUMAMI ANG TAMBAY!! MAS MAGANDA PA INILAGAY NILA REBULTO NI MARCOS PINAKAMAGALING NA NAGING PANGULO NG PINAS! CORY NAGING PATAY GUTOM ANG PINOY!! DUMAMI TAGALINIS NG ENEDORO SA SINGAPORE LIBO LIBONG PINOY!! BAKA KUNG SI MARCOS PA NGAYON BAKA SINGAPORE NA TAYO! NGAYON! NG SI CORY NA NAUPO PARA ISINUMPA PINAS! MARAMI NAGUTOM!

    • tagatabas

      Bugok ka at tamad kaya dumami ang walang trabaho, titi mong may kupal, hindot ka magpakailan pa man.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

        isa ka ring bugok at panis!

      • Eva Romero Cabrera

        NADAGDAGAN DIN ANG MGA BASTOS TULAD. MO…

    • m1ghtym0use

      OKINAM YAN LANG ALAM MO. MUKHA KANG INODORO WALA KANG IBANG ALAM SABIHIN. PUMUNTA KA NA KASI SA SINGAPORE HINDI YUNG BAWAT ARTICLE LAGI MO BINABANGGIT YAN.

    • ARIKUTIK

      Si Cory ang simbulo ng mayayaman at Haciendero. But then only a dumb will dream of Singapore like country. Hey Donk, hindi mo ba alam na ang mga Singaporean ay gustong tumakas sa kanilang bansa kung may kakayahang mag immigrate sa ibang bansa. Walang kabuhay buhay ang Life nila doon kasi parang mga basang sisiw na laging naginginig sa takot sa gobyerno. What a monkey blahberring with out knowledge. Singapore is good only in the outside but in the heart of her citizens, it’s a hell of a country. Freedom is greater than wealth.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Alam mo pala yan…eh, ano ‘yang iniuutot ng bunganga mo na alam mo nang mabaho, utot ka pa rin nang utot…may kinalaman ba diyan ang KURAKOT ATIK sa pangalan mo?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      SANA NAGPALINIS KA NA RIN, DAHIL IKAW ANG LAMAN NG ENEDORONG SINASABI MO.  O KAYA NAGPATURO KA NA RIN NG SPELLING.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      DING bading bakla!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    She used her last days just to make someone evil and make the evil the lesser evil…just to secure her (clueless) son’s political future for the sake of their business interests.

    “One can be as good as his/her last performance”, indeed.

    But they make a monument out of her as, again, a fake “partial morality” democratic icon.

    Hahahahahahahaha!  Binilog na naman ang ulo ng mga mahihirap para sa kanilang boto!
    Hahahahahahahaha!  Mas masahol pa sa dayuhang mananakop noong unang panahon.
    Hahahahahahahaha! 

    • El_Gran_Capitan

       Huuh, natalo kasi ang manok mo kaya ganyan sinasabi mo,

    • boybakal

       After Marcos, that’s their accomplishments…Monumento and Rebolto ni Cory at Ninoy.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Tingnan mo ang isang ito…hindi pa deretsahin kung sino at ano ang gustong mangyari sa isang sangkatutak ang hinaharap na mga kaso, both bailable and non-bailable.   Sa sinabi pa lang niya ngayon…ALAM NIYA KUNG SINO ANG PINAKAMAHABA ANG ITINAGAL SA PUWESTO.  Mukhang nadulas ang panulat niya dito sa hangaring masiraan ang mga Aquino, binanggit niya ang ‘AFTER MARCOS’. 

        Si Cory ay tinupad ang pangakong ‘transition president lang siya’.  Si Ninoy nasa eroplano pa, ginuwardiyahan na…hindi pa yata nakakatapak sa rampa, niyari na.  Parang takot na takot ang nag-utos na patayin siya agad-agad.

        Si PNoy halos nakakadalawang taon pa lang, pilit nang SINISIRAAN, parang may mas mahalagang tinatanggap kaysa sariling kunsiyensiya.

  • DennisTan

    Compared sa naging presidente after kay Cory si Pnoy lang yung matino at may mga nakikita tayong pagbabago. 

    • MonGaspar

      Agree ako sir.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ako man…makikilala niyo naman kung sino sa kanilang salitang ginagamit kung sino ang mga balakyot na isipan, yung mga kumakalaba sa sariling kunsiyensiya upng paibabawin ang paninira.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UTWQIZQ7IDMS6RJMMHCD4SJNB4 Arnel

    Kelan ba nacontento ang mga pinoy sa naging presidente natin? Wala… Puro ka negatibo kasi e. Tignan nalang natin kung sino ang may mga achievements na nagagawa? Para sakin yung mga Aquino yung mga may pinaka madami nagawang matino.

  • miiimiiiiiing

    ….O sige, ayaw niyo sa Aquino? pwesss..kay GMA kayo…miiiimmmming!!..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      Na naman?

  • MonGaspar

    I like President Noy Noy coz you can see the results of his efforts. And Ilke him because he is against corruption. Di po ba andami na nila napatalsik na corrupt? Kayo talaga o.

  • buttones

    I have to say, as a young kid, exiting PH as this ‘housewife’ emerged on the stage, I was never in PH to enjoy the halcyon days of what seems to be a remarkable period. My only recall are relatives urging me to send generators, which I was happy to do- and I often wondered why, in this remarkable change from despotic rule to what was clearly ever so democratic, I would have to do such a thing….it seemed a desperate request at the time. And now, I have been led to believe, that this sort of ’benign’ revolution’ which is a contradiction in terms anyway , brings us all to this point…..today,— yesterday is gone and hardly matters, and tomorrow is just a dream anyway, it is today that concerns me.
    My question goes unanswered…..Why, or how did most of us benefit from this event?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      Simply sensible.

      • buttones

        And I will ask this simple question to all gentle readers of this forum : “Why, or how did most of us benefit from this event?” Go on, educate me, I am all ears, I would really like to know, I am a seeker of knowledge – so tell me…..

      • ARIKUTIK

        This event has no any benefit for the nation but beneficial only for Aquino family and their ilks. The cult of Aquino is again marching on swindling mode. Cory was the catalyst of chaos after Marcos because she illegaly grabed power. Cory was the catalyst of chaos in Illegaly removing Erap. Cory was the catalyst of chaos to this day because she brought up a Boy AB toying this nation like personal play station. Cory is the cause of evrything Abnormal in PH.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Nariyan ka pa, KURAKOT ATIK, di ba, kahit binababoy mo ang administrasyon?  Noong panahon ng hero mo, BAWAL KAHIT ANG GOSSIP MURMURING.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Mag-try kang magbasa ng history books o yung mga librong isinulat during or immediately after the EDSA uprising…para medyo mag-enjoy ka nang hindi gaanong mapapagod ang ‘yung mga mata, hanapin mo ang EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT, THE GREATEST DEMOCRACY EVER TOLD.

      • buttones

        The ‘simple’ reason I exist, as you so eloquently put it, and have a voice, has nothing to do with EDSA, and even less to do with Cory Aquino or any political type you care to mention. As a kid born in dismal poverty it was me, and me alone who held my destiny, not some politician, and certainly not some accidental President either. Let’s get that straight from the start.
        Yes it is true that since we were handed our ‘freedom’ the whole thing has become Quezon’s wish, this ‘hell’ we live in. And it is also true that the leaders of my nation, dynastical families with few exceptions have abused their power, GMA was never the first although she is portrayed as such, and in reality her guilt has yet to be proven, if it is then fine, I have no allegiance to any politician and care even less what their density is, my concern is MY destiny.
        You indicate, that this new President is maybe a new breed, I’m skeptical about that. Had this man been very vocal about his concern about this ‘corruption’, had he authored so many Bills regarding this matter during his tenure in Congress over the years, had he been an outspoken person regarding this ever present problem, I would have voted for the guy. He remained silent.
        As I said I was not here to enjoy the halcyon six year term of the Presidents mother, but they tell me it was a complete mess- or, given a different perspective it was actually an outstanding term in our history.
        And on the subject of history, and the involvement of the US, and their ‘recommendation‘ that Marcos should get his act together and drop the dictatorship and get back on a democratic path- a key turning point in our history- that was the catalyst. It had nothing to do with Cory Aquino, she was a reluctant President anyway, the death of her husband elicited sympathy in the simple minds of the voters, and that ‘sympathy’ was acted out again so many years later when she died and her son came out of obscurity. And it is historically correct to say Cory Aquino was never even at EDSA, the vast majority of this nation was not even there. The architects of the so called revolution do not include the name of the Presidents mother – sorry but they don’t.
        The ‘greatest democracy [sic]’ ever told? Forgive me but read world history, and how the real democracies of this world were formed …..
        I owe Cory Aquino NOTHING, and I owe her son even less…if I have to rely on people like this for my life, my destiny, my future I have a very serious problem to attend to…. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Yet, you owe yourself the truth…it will arm you with rightfulness in every word that you say…you mentioned about your skepticism, it means you are in doubt, when in doubt you cannot decide nor make any conclusion.  You cannot also conclude based on hearsay.  I gave one book to gather some facts with pictures, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TRUTH, YOU WILL NOT LEAVE ANY STONE UNTURNED.

        And, another thing, use simple common sense, in gathering facts specially on matters where you were not personally around when they happened.  If you would keep yourself with things you only prefer to refer to, YOU WILL NEVER END UP WITH PROBLEMS YOU YOURSELF CREATED.

      • buttones

        Well of course everybody owes themselves the truth- As regards being skeptical, well forgive me for that but I’m not going to get myself involved in reckless optimism and frenetic enthusiasm at this stage of Aquino’s term, this might all end up as yet another disappointment. And, looking at the many issues we have in my country, -ignoring the Manila bourses for the moment- the alarming gun homicides, the general sense of insecurity, the appalling state of our environment, a revamped struggling education system, a social and medical service that is inadequate, a creaking judicial system, and a few more issues, you surely must be able to understand or at least accept the fact I have a point of view on the current situation.On the topic of Cory Aquino, running up to the ’event’, well of course I have to rely on records, opinion, hearsay, how else?. I was never at the Battle of Waterloo either, and have to rely on records. No I was not there in the streets that day, most of us weren’t, on the run up to this event during Marcos’ time we kids were in school, sat at desks, with text books, libraries, enviable student teacher ratios, neat and tidy schools, under the discipline of respected teachers. ‘I gave one book to gather some facts with pictures” – Pardon? Is this some sort of veiled insult to my intelligence? What book? The reason I was not in PH at the time was I won a scholarship to a well known UK university, and went on to Canada for post graduate studies I know how to do research. Drop the personal stuff will you.And please stop using upper case to shout at me, it is not clever…..On the subject of Cory Aquino, she was an accidental President, Marcos would have fallen anyway, I don’t believe people should elect Presidents based on pure emotive issues , I think this is WHERE YOUR RESEARCH COMES IN?By the way, her tenure was a disaster……

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      The simple reason that you are existing and can say what you want even to those in power, because of freedom that you are now enjoying…your disappointments, and our disappointments were caused by those who abused their power.   30 PERCENT BELOW ZERO ang ekonomiya ng bansa sa pagpasok ni PNoy.   Libu-libong sako ng bigas ang bulok at inuuod sa NFA.  Mas maigi pa kung walang laman, dahil wala nang lilinisin.  Ngayon, naiipon ang buwis na ibinabayad ng mamamayan, and for the first time in our history, umabot sa trillion.  Unti-unti umaangat tayo sa kumunoy.  Hindi biglaang mararamdaman hanggat nailalagay sa lugar ang lahat.  Mayroong rule of law na sinasangkalan ng mga abusado at mga abugagong may topak.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Di ba may bagong uso ngayon sa Pinas…”Di baleng papapel, wag lang PLASTIC…kasi bawal na ang plastic sa Pinas”.

    Partial Morality = Plasticity….

    Hahahahahaha!

  • boybakal

    Sana maunlad na ang Pilipinas kundi dahil sa Democracy ito.
    Imagine, ang dami ng pinagagawa ni Marcos San Juanico, MRT,LRT, Geothermal, Folk Arts, Masagana, RP Japan Highway, Bliss, PopCom etc etc.
    Kaso tinapos nitong People Power Democracy kuno.
    Dapat hinayaan na lang sa puwesto si Marcos tutal mamamatay din sa sakit at katandaan.

    Ipinalit Democracy….Salita, kulang sa gawa. Konting kibot democracy.
    Democracy is for those country who are rich because people are satisfied and not interested in politics. They trust the gov’t.
    In a country like Philippines we need discipline because we are poor.
    After Marcos, salita na lang ng salita, walan ng gawa.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Naitanong mo ba sa Idol mo kung bakit naki-angkas siya kay Cory? 
      Ngayon naman, halatang halata ang pagkampi mo kahit sa maligno, sa pag-asang hindi na ipursige ang mga kaso ng heroine mo?  Nasaan ang prinsipyo sa buhay mo,
      na walang kaBOYBAhan o KALbaryo para sa bansa mo at mga kababayan?

  • speaksoftlylove

     Cory is a woman who hid inside a Cebu convent during the EDSA or People
    Power Revolution. She emerged when everything was safe because Marcos
    was already taken to Hawaii. She then made a deal with VP Laurel of the
    LP to share the presidency. After only several months she threw the deal
    to the waste can and kick Laurel’s arse forever. Had it not for Ramos,
    Enrile, Honasan and his group of junior officers in the military,
    Cardinal Sin and the filipino people, we would not have toppled the
    dictator and regain our freedom. Cory had absolutely no rule in the EDSA
    revolution. If their was one Aquino in the front line, it was Butch
    Aquino and his group named ATOM. But, did you regard Butch Aquino as one
    of the heroes of EDSA? Of course not,? There were other heroes like the
    underground reporters but did you ever give them credit? Of course,
    never. But did you give full credit to Cory who had absolutely no rule
    in the EDSA Revolution? Of course, a resounding yes! Cory’s only legacy
    to the Philippines is an incompetent president, that’s all it is.

    • ARIKUTIK

      A dumb fire spiting dragon who have no grasp how an eye views a FLOWER among THORNS. Cory was portrayed like a virgin innocent girl. Every man salivates on virgin girl even if her brain can only vision kitchen sink and toilet bowl. A fresh widow is like a virgin aching to be touch. And so all men in PH adored Cory the virgin widow. The women also adored Cory for she was like them who’s concern is spotless toilet bowl. Do you now understand why Cory was endorsed by the citizens ? It has nothing to do with EDSA heroes….. Donk !

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Hindi ka ba nahihiya niyan na ang idoio o hero mo tinalo ng isang mahinang babae…na ang 65,000 soldiers na alalay niya ay kumampi sa isang mahinang babae, na kaniyang tinakbuhan?  Bawasan mo ang atik sa pangalan mo, KURAKOT ATIK.

    • ARIKUTIK

      Cory was president of Revolutionary government who ILLEGALY grabed power from Democratically elected pres. Marcos. That was the splashed around great act ??? of Cory. A democratic government of Marcos was turned into RFevolutionary government yet it was called democracy. A swindle beyond reasonable doubt. The result IS > Cory and son Penoy kept the secret of Ninoys killer. Cory and Penoy is the greatest swindle in PH politics.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        The Constitution during Marcos time limited the term of office of the Presidency to 2 terms.  He became president in 1964.  His 2nd term should have ended in 1972,  same year, he declared martial law, to perpetuate his hold on power.  Your hero was beaten by a simple housewife, who had no experience in politics, armed only with courage and honesty.   Ang history ay past events…nangyari na…hindi na kayang baguhin kahit ng mga kasinungalingan ng isang KURAKOT ATIK. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Tapos na ang snap election nang mangyari ang People Power Revolt, na nangyari dahil ayaw bumaba sa power ng diktador.  Si Ramos ay nanindigan para sa Constitution, kaya nanatili sa Camp Crame with some 300 soldiers.  Humingi ng tulong si Cardinal Sin thru Radio Veritas ng tulungan ang mga nasa Crame.  Si Enrile ay alam na niyang siya na ang susunod kaya huming ng tulong kay Cardinal Sin.  Nasa Camp Aguinaldo si Enrile, pero ang suporta ng mga tao ay kay Ramos, kaya lumipat si Enrile sa Camp Crame, kinakanlungan ng kaniyang mga bodyguards sa pangunguna ni Col. Honasan.  Si June Keithley ay hindi umuwi ng 4 na araw sa pag-cover sa uprising.  Kaya pabiro siyang humingi ng panty dahil 4 na araw na siyang patagong nagbu-broadcast sa isang building malapit sa mga kaganapan.

      Si Cory ay kinausap ni Cardinal Sin para pumayag na lumaban kay Marcos sa snap election, dahil may tulog si Doy Laurel sa diktador. Nagbigay daan si Doy at pumayag na maging bise ni Cory. Dahil kay Cory na-unite ang oposisyon sa Partidong LABAN, na sinisimbulo ng nakaunat na hintuturo at hinlalake o ang ‘L sign”. Walang klase ng pandaraya ang makapagpapabago sa resulta ng eleksiyon, liban na lang sa harap-harapang pang-a-agaw ng balota. At tulad ng dapat asahan, ayaw pumayag bumaba ng diktador, kahit nang i-excommunicate pa siya ng Simbahang Katolika, at pagdating ng isang Amerikanong Senador para himukin si Marcos na igalang ang resulta ng eleksiyon. Si Cory ay itinago ng mga madre sa Cebu.

  • speaksoftlylove

    For those who actually joined in the EDSA revolution, it is a common knowledge that Marcos would have used fatal military force to bomb both camps along EDSA because there were still military forces loyal to him. But when the CBCP in general and Cardinal Sin in particular called upon the people to gather in EDSA to protect those rebel soldiers millions respond to the call and this miracle changed the minds of the soldiers loyal to Marcos. And yet these yellownincompoops now malign and ridicule the Church to their hearts content. The Iglesia ni Kristo faithfuls were nowhere to be found because the late Ka Erdie Manalo was a supporter of the Dictator and that’s a fact. Now pray tell me, where was Cory and all his children during these trying times? Yet, “Democracy or freedom is her legacy?” Kung si Ninoy ‘Aquino pa ang sabihin ninyong na utang natin ang panibagong kalayaan ay baka maniniwala pa ako. But definitely not Cory!

    • ARIKUTIK

      The real hero in EDSA revolution was Marcos. He was the one touch by God because Filipino blood can flow at Marcos command. Marcos was really for the Filipinos. But Ninoy is communist and Cory is plain housewife who’s skill is to manage househelpers how to clean a toilet. That was the reason why PH ended up with dysfunctional constitution to be suffered by all up to this very moment.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        ;Yung hero mo nagtatakbo sa takot sa isang babae, KURAKOT ATIK.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Ngayon, hindi lang apoy ng bunganga ang inilalabas mo…ginagamit mo pa ang simbahan para lumika ka na naman ng panibagong gulo…hindi kaya ikaw rin ‘yung nagbigay ng mansanas kay Eba?

  • speaksoftlylove

    Sorry to the PDI if I did my post with a lot of contempt because I hate this unending spin of facts as regards the EDSA People Power Revolution. Even Mar Roxas was hiding the US during those times. There are a lot of people who are unsung heroes and who should have been given full credit. Take the case of the couple Angelo Castro and June Keithly. Both sacrificed their lives and went underground just to denounce the dictatorship and they did it before the EDSA revolution when the risk to their lives and limbs were too high. Yet, after the EDSA revolution they did not capitalize on their fame and joined politics which they could have won as senators hands down. Those two guys are the examples of professional journalism but sadly their breed is an endangered specie.

    • ARIKUTIK

      Why a dumb must talk about unknown creatures. Talk about Ninoy, what even one single act had he done that was beneficial for PH. None had been mentioned since the day Ninoy was born untill he was shot in the Tarmac. The best act of Ninoy that can be remembered is that > PH lost the oil rich Sabah because of Ninoy blahberring mouth for nothing just blah…blah…blah… creature.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        He made good what we said, ‘the Filipino is worth dying for’…
        May ‘kura’ ang pangalan mo, makapili ka ba? mARIKUT ka ba
        sa ATIK…o busy ka lang talaga sa pagbibgay meaning sa pangalan mo, KURAKOT ATIK, kaya hindi mo alam ang kasaysayan?

      • ARIKUTIK

        Naga bayad baya ako ng internet charges ha ! Tapos, sasabihin na Kurakot ? ……. I spend money just to be with Bonks  …. waaaahhhhh …. >>>>>>>>>

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        BWAAAAA…kitang kita ang atik sa pangalan mo pa lang, magkakaila ka pa.  Malamang palitan mo na naman ‘yan.  Kahit ilang palit ang gawin mo kung talagang ugaling may dalawang sungay ang paiiralin mo mabibisto ka pa rin.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Tamo ‘tong isang ito…sa pangalan pa lang may apoy na…magkakamali ka pa ba kung aan talaga galing itong puro apoy ang dala sa bunganga.

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Cory is the rallying force and proverbial spark plug in the EDSA People Power revolution.

    Her incomparable courage in challenging the dictator for the presidency is indeed one for the books.

    Her outstanding contributions to the restoration of Philippine democracy will never be forgotten.

    • ARIKUTIK

      What restorationof democracy are you talking about? Marcos through his own will Restored Democracy. That is why Ninoy comes back to join a democratic election. What a Donk who’s brain can be dicdated by repeatitive lies.  It was Marcos who truly restored democracy. But Cory set up the Undemocratic Revolutionary government.

      • EOJ

         Undemocratic ang utalk mo.hahaha!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        ‘it was Marcos who truly RESTORED democracy’ ???  Pa’nong nawala ang democracy, kaya kinailangan pang i-restore ni Marcos?  Si Diosdado, ang unang Macapagal na malinis ang pangalan, ang pinalitan ni Marcos.  Nagmartial law ba si CongDadong, the ‘poor boy from Lubao’?  ‘Yung sumunod na Macapagal, na nakiangkas kay Cory, ang saksakan ng dami ang kaso, pero sa panahong mahigit na isang dekadang tigok si Makoy. Saka paanong mai-re-restore ni Makoy ang demokrasya, eh, nagtatakbo siya nang pumiktyur na si Cory. Naiintindihan mo ba ang ini-a-alulong mo, KURAKOT ATIK?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

        Di nagtatakbo si Marcos, dinala sya sa Hawaii. May kalayaan ang Pilipinas noong panahon ni Marcos pero walang tigil ang mga rally nina Ninoy Aquino at mga komunista kaya sa gulo nag martial law si Marcos. Ang masama lang noong martial law noon di malaya ang mga pahayagan. Noong martial law ay napakalaya namin . Ang walang laya noon ay ang mga communist at yung mga tutol kay Marcos. Noon ngang aalisin na ang martial law ang daming ayaw sa aming probinsya. Tahimik noong martial law. Kaya lang walang layang magpahayag noon.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        nandadaya ka na naman…noong martial law, kahit ang gossip murmuring ay dinadampot…ang lima o more na taong nag-uusap ay dinadampot…, illegal assembly ang tawag nila, ano ka?  Nalimutan mo na ba ang isang TV host, na host pa hanggang ngayon, ay kinulong at pinagbisikleta sa Crame nang maghapon dahil sa biro sa bisikleta.

  • PinoyPower1

    The Filipino nation will always be grateful and honor Cory for her indespensable role as the uniting factor for the opposition against dictator marcos in the snap elections of 1986. Without cory the opposition would have been divided and the dictatorship would have lasted for a longer period of time.

    • ARIKUTIK

      What dictatorship are you talking about ? There was a democratic election and Marcos had won with out doubt. Marcos has the INTELLIGENT LEADERSHIP and Solid political machinery to win an election along with the support of the masses. Makati or EDSA is NOT the Philippines. This country is composed of thousand islands that supports Marcos. Cory is illegal president imposed by military dictators NOT by democratic election. Vice pres. Tolentino is the legal president when Marcos was unknowingly brought to Hawaii. This country could had been better by now if not for Cory, the illegal president who become the catalyst for successive illegal presidents of PH.

      • EOJ

        LOL!! illegal ang utak mo!hahaha!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Mali ang spelling mo ng ‘KURAKOT ATIK’ sa pangalan mo…ayusin mo ang spelling mo…tapos mag-people power ka mag-isa…magdala ka na rin ng inidoro, para sa mga ebaks na ibabato sa ‘yo ng mga tao..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

        Si Marcos talaga ang nanalo pero pinalabas na dinaya si Cory. Sobrang minahal ng mga tao si Marcos. Pero ang tagal din nya sa pwesto di rin maganda. Talagang illegal President si Cory!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Hindi nakaya ng pandarayang ginawa nila ang panalo ni Cory, ng isang walang karanasan sa pulitika…kaya doon sa mga may sentido-kumon, iyong mga may sentido kumon lang at kunsiyensiya, hindi ikaw, alam mo na kung gaano ang galit ng mga mamamayan sa pandarayang ginagawa mo hanggang ngayon.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ikaw pang mARIKUT ka…pati ATIK nasa pangalan mo.

        Iyan siguro ang ipinatong sa dalawang dila mo…pag siningil ka ng kunsiyensiya mo sa ginagawa mo, hindi mo matatakasan ‘yan…kahit ang kaapu-apuhan mo ikahihiya ka.

  • EOJ

    She led the fight in bringing down the dictator who was ousted from dictatorial powers of almost 2 decades. Cory is the bravest filipina of her generation.

  • bryanbrian

    The heroism of former President Cory Aquino will be celebrated forever for her utmost faith, courage, and conviction. I for one will be eternally grateful for her conributions to the restoration of philippine democracy.

  • luvphilippines

    I just love her. I am sure she is still watching over us from heaven.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

    Hacienda Luisita! Hacienda Luisita! May mga namatay sa Mendiola at Hacienda Luisita! Saint Cory!

    • samarutan

      apparently, kasamang natigok ang utak mo!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

        Masakit marinig ang katotohanan! Paano ba laitin ng mga maka Aquino ang mga kalaban? ang

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ang tibay siguro ng tenga mo, baka punong puno ng sipon ‘yan…kahit ayaw mong marinig ang katotohanan, dahil masakit nga, binabaligtad mo ang totoo kahit pagtakpan mo pa ng kasinungalingan ang mga umabuso sa taongbayan.

        Hindi mo maisisinga ang sipon sa tenga mo…ang bumubulag na kung ano na nakatakip sa mata mo, kunsiyensiya mo ang uusig sa iyo niyan…hindi mo ‘yan matatakasan, hahabulin ka niyan maging sa pagtulog mo.

        PWE…BIEN BIEN

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      MIKE ARROYO REAPING BAD KARMA
      MIKEY ARROYO LONE BILL FOR SECURITY GUARDS
      PLUNDER CASE SOUGHT VS ARROYO ET AL FOR MALAMPAYA FUND MESS

      Ama, Anak, Ina, pati….LOLA

      GRANDMOTHER OF ALL SCAMS

      PWE…BIEN BIEN 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

    Ang mga Presidenteng mga billionaires. Mga hacienderos. May namatay na magsasaka sa Mendiola at ang mga namatay na magsasaka sa Hacienda! Very proud si Kris Aquino na nakatira sa lugar ng mga rich and famous. Ang sabi nga ni Kris ang neighbors nya sa Condo nya ay mga rich and famous! May mga namatay na magsasaka sa Hacienda!

    • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

       May mga namatay na neurons sa utak mo.hahaha!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

        Totoo ang mga sinabi ko! Natawa ka sa bagay na di nakakatawa. Filipinoparrot!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Mabuti nga pinagtawanan ka lang, eh, kitang kita sa mga salita mo ang pagiging Kulimbat mo, pati katotohanan sa history, kinakawat mo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Ayaw mo rin bang banggitin na si Cris at the age of 7 ay hinangaan ng buong bansa nang magsalita during the heights of the campaign between LABAN and KBL.

      Ang milyun-milyong humarang sa mga tangke at sa EDSA ay isang pagpapatunay na isang malaking pagkakamali sa laban ng LABAN at KBL, na magkaroon ng ZERO VOTES ang LABAN.

      PWE..BIEN BIEN.

  • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

    We will never forget cory.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

    Marami ring nagawang maganda sa bansa si Marcos! Ang pinakamatindi ay ang North and South expressway! Malaki naitulong nyan sa mga probinsya. Marami ang nagbukas ng negosyo sa probinsya dahil may kalsada na patungong Maynila. Mga farmlands na ginawang kalsada yan ang galing ni Marcos. Kaya lang ang tagal nya sa pwesto di rin tama. Marami ring nagawang maganda si Marcos.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Hindi mo na matandaan o sadya mong ayaw banggitin kung ilang beses inulit ang  mga expressway na sinasabi mo?  hindi mo na ba naaalala si Big Boss nang mauso ang salitang kickback?

  • Albert Einstien

    di ba nasa cebu si cory ng  nangyari ang BLOODLESS kuno revolution…nanagkamali lang  si MARCOS hindi nya PINAGBIGYAN na SIPSIPin ng SUPER POWERS ang DEUTERIUM sa RP kaya sya ibinagsak..yung EDSA rebolusyon COVER STORY lang yun..pwedeng gawin ni MARCOS yung tianamen kung gusto nya at pwede nya pabalikin sa barracks sila ramos at enrile bibigyan nya lang sila ng power sharing kasi mahina at me sakit si marcos…… ….ang totong nag-upo ke cory hindi taongbayan…foreign interest ng UK at USA…dahil pwedeng agawin ng KUMUNISTA ang poder sa pilipinas at that time..at KUKUNIN ng USSR at CHINA ang DEUTERIUM….kung hindi mahina at me sakit si marcos…hindi rin nila papaupuin si cory..pag-upong pag upo ni cory DEUTERIUM agad ang pinag-usapan….pero restless ang military …me rebel at loyalist groups kaya hindi natuloy at malakas ang mga kumunista…madaling salita MAGULO…..read history & connect the dots…. : > )

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Heto pa ang isang ito na ni hindi marunong mangopya…pati spelling ng pangalan ng kinopya hindi nakopya ng tama…parang elementary school student na bagong pasok sa eskuwela…di naman siguro ito mentally retarded.

      • Albert Einstien

        ·        my lonely friend…before you JUDGE a person..sir..please try to EDUCATE yourself first…
        RULES: Usernames or pseudonyms based on another person’s identity, publicly known or otherwise, living or dead..are PROHIBITED!
        SOLUTION: IDEM SONANS….sound like or mis-spelling is ALLOWED…besides there is already a user account einstein…
        hope that i contributed a lot to your EDUCATION…. : > )

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Inutusan na si Col. Sotelo para i-disburse ang  mga nagra-rally sa ibaba in support of the 300 soldiers at Camp Crame, nang makita nila ang mga tao sa ibaba ay walang armas na hawak kundi rosaryo, religious articles and images.  Natunaw ang warrior personality nila, nagbago ng loob, bumaba nang matiwasay sa loob ng Camp Crame, at kumampi sa mga nasa Camp Crame.

      At mga marines sa ibaba, sa pamumuno ni Gen. Tadiar, hindi magawang gulungan ng tangke ang mga taong nagbuhol sa pagkakapit-braso sa harap ng tangke…ang mga madre at ilang sibilyan, binibigyan ng inumin, ng biskwit, ng sampaguita ang mga sundalo.  Hindi kumilos ang mga marines laban sa mga tao.  Ayaw ni Gen. Tadiar na mabansagan siyang “butcher of Asia”.

      • Albert Einstien

        patawa KUMPAS lahat yan scripted na…….cover  story na nga lang po LAHAT yan .. me malalang SAKIT na kasi si marcos at IMELDA -VER-DANDING ang mamumuno…..VIDA TRIUMVIRATE……ky nagMADAMADALING UMUWI si ninoy at gumamit pa ng falsipikadong passport… kasi gusto nya sya ang LIDER ……dahil AAGAWIN ng mga kumunista at rightist military  ang poder….USA at UK ang nasa likod ng SCRIPT ng simbahan at militar…kaya nga BLOODLESS kuno REVOLUTION……kung HINDI SCRIPTED yan…BABAHA ng DUGO sa EDSA at BOUNG PILIPINAS ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT lang di CORY ….talo NAMAN TALAGA cya sa ELECTION E…… kasi madaming FACTION……gusto talaga na I-UPO ng US at UK si RAMOS at ayaw nila ke JPE… ….lol…Mas ok nga sana si ninoy kesa ke cory..kahit papano ..hindi man lawyer si ninoy ay orator naman cya at mag-kaibigan pa rin sila ni marcos ky nga hindi cya binitay ni marcos kahit death penalty ang verdict sa kanya e…lol

  • boybakal

    After Marcos..wala ng naipagawa ang mga sumunod na Presidente.
    Lahat maintenance na lang…Maintenance ng LRT MRT, North and South Expressway, San Juanico Bridge, Geothermal.
    Kasi nga Marcos was a visionary. He has the plan for the country.
    Unluckily it was cut short by People Power, sana dirediretso na.
    Ang ipinalit democracy….democracy of talk and not work.
    Hanggang ngayon, democracy pa ang pinaguusapan kahit tinanggal si Corona, yon daw ay demcoracy.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

      May nagawa yung mga sumunod. Itinaas nila ang pasahe sa MRT. Itinaas ang toll fee sa Expressway.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        IPINAKULONG AT IPINAARESTO ANG MAY KASO NG PANG-A-ABUSO SA BAYAN…lagi mo namang kinakalimutan ;yan, PWE BIENBIEN.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      BILL TO COMPENSATE MARCOS VICTIMS NEARS CONGRESS OK

      “The bill would ensure that the younger generation would learn about the atrocities committed during martial law”

      “The nation is practically on the verge of forgetting the atrocities during the martial law period, and this is noit by accident, but BECAUSE OF THE DELIBERATE  REVISIONIST EFFORSTS OF THE MARCOS CAMP TO WHITEWASH THE MEMORY OF THAT PERIOD.  Justice also lies in ensuring that Filipinos of all generations will not forget the dark violent past xxx”

      Dahil sa iisang pamilya lang, kung anu-ano pa ang isinasasaksak mo sa isipan ng mga mamamayan, kahit masira ang buong bansa mo.  Kailan ka matatatauhan?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUPTS47VZP6O5O4ABVWTACXOQU Febien

    Ilang milyong tao ang nakikinabang sa South at North expressway? Isa yan sa nagawa ni Marcos na maraming nakinabang! Mga health centers sa lahat ng barangay sya rin ang gumawa nyan. San Juanico bridge, Heart center at iba pa. Marami ring nagawa si Marcos para sa bayan. Ang tagal nga lang nya sa pwesto. Ilang Mily

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Nakalimutan mo na ba o sadyang ayaw mong banggitin ang origin ng salitang “KICKBACK” ? 

  • samarutan

    Salamat Pres. Cory & Sen. Ninoy!

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Thank you for your sacrifices Ninoy and Cory.

  • GaggerAlert

    Where’s the effing non-working holiday? This is the only purpose for this event!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMBLRJHAFMH2Q5SLCNXQMVBNXM ramsor

    My admiration of her has diminished greatly after knowing of her broken promises to farmers, among others not known publicly before. May her soul rest in peace.

  • rodben

    I was remember when I was in college in 1986 we are together with our Malaysian and Nigerian(during Marcos time so many foreigners taking college in Manila) nationals going to EDSA up to Malacanang Palace, this is  a most memorable experiences of these guys in Pinas and me too, later in 2001 incidentally we meet again this Malaysian guy in a busiest Singapore Airport only talk each other and ask me one unusual question he ask me WHAT IS PHILIPPINES NOW  AFTER MARCOS? I can’t answer directly he was the one who answer it, sometimes in 1991 he was in Pinas together with his son while they are waiting a taxi one person rob his son celphone. And I reply it thats the Philippines now.

  • rodben

    During Marcos time Pinoys has a hope but during cory time only those loyal politicians has a hope, from rug to richer I will not give those name but Pinoys knows them who are they,  the country during cory are full of darkness multinationals are pack-up.

  • rodben

    Kya nga pinatay si NINOY dahil ayaw ng US  at UK na maging kumunista ang Pinas kya ngayon kahit na sa gobyerno na ni Noy2 ang mga kumunista di na makaporma sila makaporma dahil plantsado na ng mga KANO at BITOY ibig sabihin nakuha na nila ang control ng gobyerno. I read also this hidden story of EDSA in internet.

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