MANILA, Philippines — The late Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was improper in believing that “the Filipino is price dying for,” Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, the president of the Catholic Bishops Convention of the Philippines (CBCP) stated in a Fb submit on Saturday.
David, who can be the bishop of the Diocese of Kalookan, made the comment in response to the partial blocking of a Ninoy Aquino monument on the Tarlac Metropolis Plazuela. A tent partially hid from view the entrance a part of the statue of Aquino throughout a marketing campaign rally of presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his operating mate, Davao Metropolis Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Aquino was a key opposition determine through the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos, the presidential candidate’s father. He was assissinated at what was then known as the Manila Worldwide Airport on Aug. 21, 1983.
That sparked a sequence of protests in opposition to the Marcos regime, forcing Marcos to declare by a snap election, which was nonetheless marred by accusations of widespread dishonest. That ultimately led to the February 1986 Individuals Energy Revolt on EDSA that compelled the Marcos household into fleeing to Hawaii.
“If that is how we deal with the reminiscence of a person whose dying helped save our nation from the lengthy darkish years of tyranny and dictatorship, and whose blood watered the seeds of aspiration for the restoration of our freedom and democracy, then it should be stated that he was improper in believing that ‘the Filipino is price dying for’,” David stated in his Fb submit.
WORTH DYING FOR?If that is how we deal with the reminiscence of a person whose dying helped save our nation from the lengthy darkish…
David ended his submit by saying: “A nation that treats its villains like heroes and its heroes like villains has nowhere to go however down the drain. It will likely be handled with contempt by the group of countries that was impressed by the fabled the Aristocracy of its residents now gone.”
On the Tarlac Metropolis Plazuela, the place the Marcos-Duterte rally is at the moment held, stands a momument of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr., a key opposition determine through the time of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
The momument is partially coated. In entrance, there’s a poster of Bongbong Marcos pic.twitter.com/s9GDde2NJY
— Neil Arwin Mercado (@NAMercadoINQ) April 2, 2022
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