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Kris Aquino defends mom Cory’s legacy from detractors

By: - Reporter
/ 12:16 PM February 27, 2018

Image: Instagram/@krisaquino

In a time when history is being tested with countless attempts at revisionism, Kris Aquino makes sure to stand by what is true and to defend her mother’s legacy.

The Queen of All Media reminisced about the late President Cory Aquino, a prominent figure in the Edsa People Power Revolution, in a throwback Instagram photo posted on Monday.

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Aquino first pointed that there are those who pay trolls and purvey “fake new” in trying to whitewash the atrocities inflicted  on the country before the revolution happened in 1986.

Acknowledging that she does not have a perfect family, the media personality then went on to say that her mother “deserves her daughter to stand up for her legacy.”

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She also shared the reason why she chose this photo during TIME Magazine’s 80th anniversary in 2006. “[I]t is something that brings back so many happy & hopeful memories,” Aquino said. “I was in the early part of my [second] trimester carrying Bimb in my tummy, Mom was more than a year away from her cancer diagnosis.”

Proud of her mother, Aquino beamed with pride as she cited that her mom “is the only Filipino to hold the distinct honor” of being TIME’s Person of the Year in 1986.

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. 🇵🇭#mymothersdaughter

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“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,” the media personality quoted TIME’s description about Cory.

“Yes – we live in a democracy, a large part of that is thanks to her,” Aquino pointed out. “Kaya malaya kayong sabihin ang lahat ng paninirang gusto niyong ibato sa aming pagkatao (That is why you are free to say all the negativity you want to throw at us),” she added, referring to her family’s detractors.

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Aquino continued, “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.”

(But I wouldn’t be the flesh and blood of this woman if I will not defend her and tell off those who do not respect the dead; the mud that you insist on using to ruin her character will never smudge because it comes from lies.)

Ending things strong, the media personality shared some wise words from the former leader: “[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.”

This was not the first time Aquino defended her family from detractors. In the past, she defended her brother-in-law and her eldest sister after he allegedly endorsed the release of payments for a bogus road project.  /ra

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