The Marcos-Aquino camps continue to justify the means of the end results of the leadership of the two influential clans in the country. The survey on their popularity is still on as long as Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against an Aquino follower does not reach the verdict yet. The President who is a known supporter of the Marcoses chooses to highlight the good side of the late Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. He mentions his contributions to the restoration democracy in the country as Filipinos mark the senator’s 34th death anniversary. Du30 also credits the late senator for inspiring a peaceful revolution or what others call a mutiny.
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[VIDEO]: Pahayag ni Pres. Du30 sa Ninoy Aquino Day.
Journalist and Politician
The President also praises Aquino for his work as a journalist and politician that led to positive changes in society. Aquino remained steadfast with his struggle during martial law to fight for what he believes in. Du30 hopes to commemorate his death with his works that inspire the today’s Filipinos. This is to be united and patriotic. The only way to echo the late senator’s famous line: “The Filipino is worth dying for.”
Clash with Marcos
“Even at a time when he was hopeless, he struggles to restore democracy through non-violent means. His deeds have taught us that we should always aspire for the common good. Even if one must go against the grain and do what is necessary,” the President added. Aquino was a vocal critic of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. He was imprisoned and exiled during the martial law period because of rebellion. Marcos saved him from execution by sending him to the US for humanitarian reasons due to his deteriorating health.
Members of both clans are diplomatic enough during social gatherings and meetups with common friends. However, no one can deny that the past rivalry of their patriarchs continues to divide the nation when former President Noynoy Aquino vows to block Bongbong Marcos from the executive office.
Survey the Divided Nation
Political groups via social media are proofs that the country is divided. The online technology these days allow social media practitioners to base their opinions on the data generated from actual online users. Under this climate, the President is right to focus on the good of the opposing party. There’s indeed a good side in everyone. The late Aquino is entitled to be credited on what is due to him.