On Instagram, Kris Aquino ranted against people trying to rewrite Philippine history by paying trolls & fake news purveyors to whitewash their culpability during the years before our democracy from the dictatorship in 1986.” [Link here]
While thousands applauded at Kris Aquino’s Instagram “hugot”, not all people are very pleased with the Instagram “hugot”.
Krizette Laureta Chu, a Duterte supporter, tells Cory’s daughter that its not revising history but truth finally coming out.
On Facebook, Chu urges the public to distance from the Aquinos and the Marcoses, whom she said have become rich while holding public offices.
Instead, Chu wants the public to pledge allegiance to the colors of the flag, rather than to the political colors of the Aquinos and the Marcoses.
You may read Chu’s post below.
Kris Aquino says they are rewriting history, I say it’s truth finally coming out.
In the time of the internet and social media, information is no longer controlled by the elite few, and suddenly we have this wealth of information from people who were there, who were not given the platform to tell their stories because they did not align with the approved narrative, and now these stories would be impossible to suppress.
Hence, Kris Aquino, the truth coming out.
And the truth that’s slowly coming out is this: I have no doubt that the Marcoses were evil, but so were the Aquinos– a shock to many of us who were fed with propaganda that Cory and Ninoy were saints.
They were evil in different ways. They abused the Philippines in different ways. They fed us lies in different ways. They made us suffer in different ways. They both left us a legacy of hurt and distrust. They tore this country apart. That we have to accept.
We need to move past the kind of politics that have made us sheep to a certain party. It’s not black and white. The Philippines is not Marcos and Aquino. We’ve given them the stage for more than 30 years.
Bong bong would never apologize for his dad’s sins, which is why the Yellows are so mad, but this is also why Kris would always view her mom as if she changed the world, and refuses to see Cory’s faults. If you don’t think BBM should apologize, then you should not expect Kris to see the truth about her family.
And most importantly:
TAYONG MGA PILIPINO, HINDI NATIN KAANO ANO ANG MGA MARCOS AT AQUINO. YUMAMAN SILA, KAYO HINDI (hello to the cronies, di kayo kasama dito). TO CONTINUE DEFENDING THEM AND BE DIVIDED BY THEM AND TO PLAY BLIND TO THEIR FAULTS IS TO GUARANTEE THAT OUR FUTURE CHILDREN WILL BE ENSLAVED BY THE NEXT GENERATION OF MARCOSES AND AQUINOS WHO WILL USE OUR DEVOTION TO THEM TO PIT FILIPINOS AGAINST FELLOW FILIPINOS.
Actually hindi ko alam ang point ko dito. Ang point ko siguro is, history is still being written, and Kris has no right to feel offended that her mother’s heroism is being questioned.
And ang second point ko is: We have been abused for centuries, so it’s time to stop defining our being Filipino in the context of Aquino or Marcos.
It’s time to ask, what we can do for this country that’s separate from our political biases. What can we do for this country that isn’t hinged on being pro or anti Marcos or Aquino.
Whatever color you associate with, that color is not more important than the colors of the Philippine flag.