Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino relishes Edsa role as ‘Tita Cory opening act’



Was it a case of a child not knowing the consequences of his actions or one knowing that he couldn’t be arrested because he was just between six and eight years old?

Administration senatorial candidate Benigno Aquino IV on Monday said neither was the case when he shouted slogans onstage against the Marcos dictatorship as the opening act for Corazon Aquino and other opposition figures in between 1983 and the People Power Revolution in 1986.

“Even when I was a child, I knew then that that was my small contribution to the struggle during those times,” said the President’s cousin who, at 35, is the youngest senatorial candidate in the coming elections.

“Even if I was just the opening act for Tita Cory or of my grandmother or intermission in between politicians’ speeches, I felt that I was being one with the countrymen,” Aquino said in a text message.

The candidate Aquino was just six years old when his uncle, opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr., was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1983.

Massive protests against the Marcos dictatorship followed until the strongman called for snap elections that were held on Feb. 7, 1986.

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  • $44545315

    Do not elect this BUM into the senate.

  • I Love This game

    I WILL!!!

  • Andrea

       Its about a little boy despite  his young age is already aware of whats happening in the country.Perhaps its one of the reason why he became one of the outstanding young men today.

  • Ren

    Yan si Bam bata pa lang may paninindigan na

  • CeeJay

    Ilan kaya sa atin ang kayang gawin ang ganun?Yung may ang lakas loob at tapang para ipahayag ang nararamdaman.Hinubog siya na ipaglaban kung ano ang tama at makatarungan para sa lahat

  • maypakialamtayo

    namayapang cory at fpj, gamit na gamit na, ibahin nyo naman ang style nyo.

  • Paul

    I heard his speech back when he was six and I was really impressed that at a young age, he could deliver a speech with a strong message. I really believe that Bam Aquino has a good potential as a leader. His forte is Social Entrepreneurship and this can open the doors for microenterprises and entrepreneurs on a national scale w/c is beneficial to our country’s economy. Hope he wins a seat in the senate. 

    • Chris

      Nakitako din yun. magaling naman siya and matalino naman talaga siya unlike yug ibang candidates na walang maipagmamalaki. Kahit hindi Aquino ang apelyido niya, I’d still vote for him.

  • $44545315

    For the sake of our country, do NOT elect this BUM to the senate.

  • $44545315

    Do not elect a BUM to the senate just because he wants you to believe that he looks like his granduncle.

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