- Many Filipinos today criticize the legacy of EDSA Revolution and the late former President Corazon Aquino
- Cory’s youngest daughter, Kris Aquino, took to social media to respond to her late mom’s critics
- She said that her family’s bashers would not win because the truth would always defeat lies
Kris Aquino took to social media to defend her late mother, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, from her critics who bash her legacy and that of the EDSA Revolution that she led.
According to an Instagram post of the “Queen of All Media,” the critics are trying to rewrite history in order to put her mom and her entire family in a bad light.
“So much of our history is trying to be rewritten & erased by those paying their trolls & fake news purveyors to whitewash their culpability for the killings & suffering they inflicted on our country during the years before our democracy from the dictatorship in 1986.
“I know our family is not perfect- but the woman standing beside me in this picture who is peacefully in heaven deserves her daughter to stand up for her legacy.
“I chose this picture taken during Time Magazine’s 80th anniversary celebration in 2006, commemorating when they first started awarding Persons of the Year because it is something that brings back so many happy & hopeful memories.
“I was in the early part of my 2nd trimester carrying Bimb in my tummy, Mom was more than a year away from her cancer diagnosis...
“Cory Aquino is the only Filipino to hold the distinct honor of having been chosen as Woman of the Year in 1986, to quote TIME ‘Whatever else happens in her rule, Aquino has already given her country a bright, and inviolate, memory. More important, she has also resuscitated its sense of identity and pride.’
“Until 1999 this award was either called Man or Woman of the Year. Paraphrasing portions of bustle.com- It is noteworthy that apart from my Mom, in the 91 Man, Woman, or Persons of the Year issues- Time has only awarded the title to an INDIVIDUAL woman 3 other times, Wallis Simpson in 1936, Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015...
“YES- we live in a democracy, a large part of that is thanks to her. Kaya malaya kayong sabihin ang lahat ng paninirang gusto nyong itapon sa aming pagkatao.
“Pero hindi ako naging dugo at laman ng babaeng ito kung hindi ko sya ipagtatanggol at ipamumukha sa mga walang respeto sa sumakabilang buhay na, yung putik na pilit nyong ginagamit para yurakan ang pagkatao nya ay kailanman hindi didikit dahil kasinungalingan ang pinanggagalingan.
“As my Mom taught me so well- a lie no matter how beautifully produced will remain just that- an embarrassing lie. But the TRUTH will stand strong through the test of history,” Kris wrote.
Cory was married to Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., who was assassinated in 1983 for political reasons.
They raised five children – Balsy, Pinky, Noynoy, Viel and Kris.
Noynoy was also the President of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016.
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