A screenshot of a page school textbook wherein Cory and Ninoy Aquino were hailed “bayani” or heroes has caught the attention of Atty. Ahmed Paglinawan of the Luminous.
Atty. Ahmed clarified he has no idea where the book page was found but he was certain it’s a page from a school textbook.
If his suspicion was correct, he said this is clear case of false publication.
Atty. Ahmed lamented that what makes this sadder, it is being used to brainwash school children.
Why he said so? Because according to Atty. Ahmed, no law ever declared Cory Aquino and Ninoy Aquino heroes. He called this wholesale fakery.
If he was a member of the Aquino. Atty. Ahmed wrote he would get those lines erased from all future copies and sue the authors and demand reparation from the publisher. Maybe then, he can truly consider himself a hero for it.
You may now read Atty. Ahmed’s original FB post below.
I don’t know where this book page was found. But it looks to me like it’s a page from a school textbook.
If it is so, then we have a clear case of false publication.
No law in this country ever declared Cory Aquino and Ninoy Aquino heroes. This is wholesale fakery.
Sadder still, it is being used to brainwash children.
That is really classy. If I were a self-respecting member of that family, I’d get those lines erased from all future copies; sue the author/s; and demand reparation from the publisher. Maybe then I can truly consider myself a hero for it.
Then again, I’m not. And I doubt there is one at all.
Oh, and the poem really, like, sucks.