The so-called “queen of media” Kris Aquino is on her own. Her supporters like Jover Laurio can’t even come to her defence because they are also shocked at the revelation she threatened to have Nicko Falcis killed. Her own defence is weak and lame. She won’t get out of this one unscathed.
Kris can no longer lean on the “legacy” and “heroism” of her parents. She and her brother Noynoy have irreversibly tarnished their once-illustrious pedigree.
No, Ninoy and Cory Aquino are not heroes. They actually sentenced the Filipino people to decades of mediocrity and were responsible for introducing emo culture in Philippine society. Their family is dysfunctional. They are full of drama. The Filipino people deserve better.
Worse, the Aquinos took all of the Opposition down with them. They have contributed to an almost certain loss of their coalition at the polls. No amount of tantrums on the part of Kris can change that.
Former Philippine First Lady, currently reelectionist House Representative, Imelda Marcos has reportedly been convicted by the Sandiganbayan 5th Division today of “7 counts of graft for using her Cabinet position to maintain Swiss bank accounts during the Marcos regime.”
Marcos’ graft cases stemmed from complaints filed in 1991 when prosecutors alleged that the Marcos family channeled public funds into their personal accounts overseas.
This follows more than 30 years of an apparent inability of no less than two Aquino administrations — that of the late Cory Aquino from 1987 and that of her son Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III from 2010 to fast track this case. Over those years and presidencies, the murder of the late former Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr, was not solved nor any person of significant consequence convicted either.
This most recent achievement further highlights the truth about Philippine democracy and its justice system — that these are neither dying nor impotent respectively under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. It is an indictment of the perceptions of the Philippines as a failed state being spread by the Opposition over international media and in the initiatives they mount in international “courts” such as the International Criminal Court.
Isreael’s Tel Aviv International Airport where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte landed today is named after their first Prime Minister, the eminent David Ben-Gurion. Who is Ben-Gurion? Here is a brief background on this great man…
Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Subsequently, he became known as “Israel’s founding father”.
Following the war, Ben-Gurion served as Israel’s first Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. As Prime Minister, he helped build the state institutions, presiding over various national projects aimed at the development of the country. He also oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world.
Now have a tnink. Who was Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr after whom the Philippines premiere international airport in Manila is named?
What did Ninoy do?
There are definitely better people after whom a country’s premiere international airport could be named — people who actually achieved or built something. People who actually won something for his country.
[Photo credit: Pia Gutierrez