Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III has always viewed politics as a necessary vehicle for change, a perspective he formed early in life through the examples set by both of his parents.
In 1998, he ran for a seat in the House of Representatives and won. He would serve as Congressman of the 2nd District of Tarlac until 2007.
In his nine years at the Lower House, Noynoy focused on the fiscalizing role of a legislator. He felt that there were already too many laws, and good ones at that, but they seemingly lacked proper implementation. He concentrated on crafting laws that would help create opportunity rather than impose additional burdens to those who are already disadvantaged. He actively took part in budget deliberations to ensure that government initiatives do address the plight of the people who need help the most.
His commitment to continue the legacy of his parents was evident in his performance. In November 2004, he became Deputy House Speaker of Luzon, but he relinquished the post when he joined leaders of the Liberal Party (LP) in calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the height of the “Hello Garci” scandal. To him, it was easier to give up the position than abandon his duty to hold accountable those who do wrong.
In May 2007, he ran for Senator and won, placing 6th in the national elections. He chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government, and is also the vice-chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He had been determined to ensure that his key legislative initiatives would bear fruit and to see them through until the end of his term.
However, fate had other plans for him. The passing of his mother, former President Cory Aquino, stirred a long-dormant yearning for good leadership. Filipinos from all walks of life, here and abroad, began to look at Noynoy as the new hope for a better Philippines. The groundswell calling for him to run for President became too loud to ignore, and eventually overcame his reluctance.
In his letter from prison many years ago, Ninoy said to Noynoy, “Son, the ball is now in your hands.”
Today, the people want the future back into their own hands and Noynoy will not let them down.
His critics say he merely trades on his good name and skeptics consider him a lightweight. Rivals accuse him of wrongdoing despite a clearly unblemished record. Noynoy’s detractors have been busy trying to bring him down, but their efforts have only allowed him to improve his popularity.
Noynoy is an economist by education, a lawmaker by vocation. He is an audiophile, history buff, marksman and self-taught billiards sharpie. He is a loving brother and uncle, and a steadfast friend. He is also destined to be the one to finally lead our country towards a brighter future.
“There is no greater nation than our Motherland. No greater people than our own. Serve them with all your heart, with all your might and with all your strength.” – Ninoy Aquino in a letter to his only son Noynoy
Corazon Aquino (January 25, 1933 - August 1, 2009) was the President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. In 1998 she received the Magsaysay Award for International Understanding. Visit www.rmaf.org.ph for more details.
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Mabuhay ka Gng Cory Aquino!!! MAnanatili kang buhay sa aming isipan at puso. We Love You.
A video tribute to the first Lady President of the Republic of the Philippines, who restored Democracy from the previous dictatorship.
A Tribute to the first Lady President of the Republic of the Philippines, who restored Democracy in the Philippines from a dictatorship.
President Cory Aquino - 1933-2009
WeCanBeAnything is an education advocacy campaign, born of a partnership between the Apl.de.Ap Foundation (AdAF) and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF).
The campaign was conceived after apl.de.ap (a.k.a. Allan Pineda), the Filipino-American member of the world-famous Black Eyed Peas, expressed his desire to help improve the education situation in the Philippines.
From his own experience, he knew that, for many Filipinos mired in poverty or other difficult circumstances, education is the only long-term ticket to a better life. Unfortunately, millions among the youth are deprived of this ticket to opportunity or drop out of school for a variety of reasons. One basic obstacle is the severe shortage of public school classrooms; the Department of Education (DepEd) estimates the backlog at 66,800 classrooms as of schoolyear 2010-2011, Another factor is the barren environment for learning in many parts of the country due to scarce resources with which to set up libraries and similar facilities.
Several organizations have launched programs to address these and many other problems besetting the Philippine educational system. Through his foundation, apl.de.ap wants to be able to help some of these programs.
On a personal level, he simply wants to tell young Filipinos that he was able to go so far in life because he got an education. To deliver this message, he has composed the song, "We Can Be Anything", around which a campaign could be built.
To give apl.de.ap a platform for his advocacy, NCAF appointed him the special ambassador for education of the iamninoy-iamcory Movement in February 2011.
Through the WeCanBeAnything campaign, apl.de.ap lends his celebrity, music and personal network to rally massive support for key education initiatives, while reinforcing the broader message on the importance of education.
Proceeds from the campaign will benefit the Bayanihang Pampaaralan initiative of 57-75 movement for educational reform and the MyLibrary program of Ayala Foundation/ Philippine Development Foundation.
Mga iba pang kabastusan at kahambugan ni Willie Revillame at ang pambabastos sa libing ng dating pangulong Cory Aquino.
Lahat ng baho ni Marcos, Ramos, Erap at GMA ay naisapubliko na. Maliban lang kay Cory. Dahil nga sa media bias sa ating bansa. Ito po ang aking pokus sa ngayon, ang pag-laganap ng facts na hindi binabanggit sa media. Dahil dito, nagmumuka akong anti-Aquino kahit na hindi ito ang aking pakay. My only aim is to FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE in order to help them have an educated decision on WHO to vote.
This is not an anti Aquino-Cojuangco propaganda. All of the leads, facts and trivia presented can be verified online through credible sources. These facts are silenced in Philippine media. Youtube provides alternative media for the citizens of the Philippines. Media that is unfiltered and untouched by corporate or political interests.
This is a documentary/commentary for EDUCATIONAL purpose only. All copyrighted materials that may appear in this video are owned by their respective owners. We invoke United States Copyright Law of FAIR USE and that WE DO NOT INTEND TO EARN ANY PROFIT from this educational video. The contents herein are mere exposition of facts about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan. These facts are based on testimonies of people and credible news reporting of some unbiased reporters. This is a video BY a Filipino, FOR Filipinos.
Utter lack of common sense by the ordinary Filipino citizen is brought about by years of government practice of dumbing down the masses in order to sway their VOTES to their favor. This leads to massive decline of intelligence, morality and dignity of the people, while media create demons to blame for this social decay. ABSCBN(Lopez) and INQUIRER(Belmonte) are owned by allies of the Aquino-Cojuangco families. These media outfits are directly responsible in corrupting the minds of the viewers.
Ysidra Cojuangco and the treasures of the First Philippine Republic -Henry Tiu-Laurel. Ambassador Rafaelita Hilrio Soriano. Larry Henares. Isabelo Crisostomo, Cory's biographer.
Violations of human rights during Cory Aquino's term - Task Force Detainees of the Philippines
History of Hacienda Luisita and the Luisita Massacre- Stephanie Dychiu,Sandra Aguinaldo, Howie Severino, and Johanna Camille Sisante of GMA news
Lea Salonga singing Bayan Ko at Cory Aquino's funeral at Manila Cathedral.
Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto't bulaklak
Pag-ibig nasa kanyang palad,
Nag-alay ng ganda't dilag...
At sa kanyang yumi at ganda,
Dayuhan ay nahalina.
Bayan ko, binihag ka, nasadlak sa dusa.
Ibon mang may layang lumipad,
Kulungin mo ay umiiyak,
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang di magnasang makaalpas?
Pilipinas kong minumutya,
Pugad ng luha ko't dalita,
Aking adhika, makita kang sakdal laya...
For those who do not understand Tagalog, here is a rough translation from this blog post: http://child-of-earth.blogspot.com/2009/06/even-birds.html
My country, the Philippines
Is a land of gold and flowers
Love is in her hands
She freely gives beauty and splendor...
And because of her sweetness and beauty
Strangers were attracted
My country, you were taken captive and plunged into the depths of despair.
Even the bird that has freedom to fly
Would cry if you caged it.
Would not such a lovely country
Aspire to escape?
My treasured Philippines,
Home of my tears and torment
My own desire is to see you fully free...
http://www.pinoyclassicfolkrock.blogspot.com FREDDIE AGUILAR--When he entered the Metro Manila Popular Music Festival in 1978, FreddieAguilar was almost completely unknown; within weeks he was possibly the best-known musician in Manila, and he has since consolidated that position to become the best known Filipino musician in the world. The song that took him to such great heights, heard for the first time at the 1978 competition, was "Anak," a folk-rock ballad sung in the local tagalog language. It has since spawned 54 covers in 14 other languages. He subsequently enjoyed great hits with such singles as "Magdalena" and "Bayan Ko." Prior to the release of "Anak," Aguilar cut his teeth peforming cover songs and original material for U.S. military personnel stationed on the Islands. Never one to shy away from politics, he wrote several anti-Marcos songs, including "Katarungang" and his "Bayan Ko" became the theme song for Cory Aquino's anti-Marcos election campaign in 1986.Leon Jackson, All Music Guide
corazon aquino mother of democracy EDSA REVOLUTION ICONS