EACH year since Benigno Aquino 3rd stepped down from power, the commemoration of his father’s death is becoming more and more pathetic, with the crowd the other day at Ninoy’s tomb not even reaching a hundred.
This holiday really should be canceled, if only to spare Ninoy and his family the storm of insults — e.g., “Happy traitor’s day,” “Ninoy died. So what?” — he gets in social media every August 21.
What demonstrated this year that the Yellow Cult is all but extinct is that no high Liberal Party leader and others who profited from Noynoy’s rule were there: no Franklin Drilon, no Francis Pangilinan, no Edsel Lagman, no Risa Hontiveros. Antonio Trillanes 4th, a Nacionalista was there, to his credit, in gratitude to the Yellows for making him, a bungling coup leader, a senator for 12 years.
The only Liberal Party leader there was Mar Roxas, who didn’t even wear yellow to the occasion, didn’t bother to give a speech, and spent his time wearing his “What-me-worry smile.”
Going by the event yesterday, it is the has-been “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino who is now the leader of the Yellow Cult. She dominated the affair, and even threatened those who criticize her brother: “Tigilan na ninyo siya. Kung hindi, ako ang makakatapat niyo.” Continue reading