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On Friday, former President Benigno Aquino III made his public appearance when he attended a Martial Law forum in St. Theresa’s College ...
On Friday, former President Benigno Aquino III made his public appearance when he attended a Martial Law forum in St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City (STCQC).
The former President talked about the lessons the students must take note out of Martial Law and he said that it is time to hear other voices in their protest regarding the hero’s burial of late former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
“I’ve kept quiet about the Marcos burial because I’ve had so many years to say my point and it’s time to hear everybody else’s point. Isn’t it that they have (now) shared their own stories?” Aquino said, quoting from inquirer.net.
Aside from the students of (STCQC), Aquino also spoke with the missionary sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM nuns) who has played a very important role in the country’s struggle for democracy during the People Power revolution. Aquino also spoke with Sr. Iluminada Torres and Sr. Consuelo Valera. The two nuns are very dear in the Aquino family as both of them smuggled letters of Benigno Aquino, Jr. to his family out of the prison. Benigno Aquino Jr. has been known to be the democracy icon in the Philippines as he is the primary person to fight against Marcos and Martial Law.
Aquino discussed and mentioned what to him is an “attempt to revise history”. He mentioned how a particular generation lacks complete understanding of the struggles of the Filipino people during the Martial Law period.
“We need a permanent record of what actually transpired. Isn’t it that there is an attempt (now) to revise history? There was a generation who actually cannot imagine what our generation had to go through. When you cannot imagine, it is easy to say that, ‘Yes, it is fiction’ and afterwards, ‘That never happened. Therefore, we don’t have to be vigilant.’ And we are back to square one,” Aquino added.
The event which was organized by STCQC Alumnae Association (STAA) and STC High School 1993, was attended by almost 250 people. Majority of the population who attended are alumnae of STCQC, their families and friends and some students of Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU).
Meanwhile, Aquino received warmest welcome from the audience as they applauded him as soon as he walked on the stage. He was also thanked by some people of the audience for his 6 year service to the country during his Presidential term.