On Sunday, the 33rd year of Ninoy Aquino’s martyrdom was remembered by flower offerings, a serenade of his favourite song “Impossible dream and a call for Filipinos to support the Duterte administration’s war on drugs since it would be “the best way” to pay tribute to the man.

Heherson Alvarez, founding chair of the Ninoy Aquino Movement drew a parallel between President Rodrigo Duterte’s determination to eradicate drug trade and Ninoy Aquino’s “selfless patriotism”.


Best tribute for Ninoy Aquino: Support Duterte’s war on drugs
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Alvarez, who openly opposed the Marcos administration during the martial law years, said Aquino’s love of country was the same that now empowered the “sagacious spirit” of the new President.

The burdens of the presidency to move our nation forward remain formidable and challenging and any President will always have his share of critics. However, we must be united to advance our common vision—the vision of a free people working to strengthen the abiding principles of tolerance, social justice and inclusive growth with adherence to human rights,” the former senator said.

“Akin to Ninoy’s statement that ‘the Filipino is worth dying for,’ President Duterte has put his life on the line through his crusade of preventing our country [from] becoming a [narcostate], thus safeguarding the future of our youth,” he added. MJM

Source: Inquirer


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