Sunday, June 26, 2005

GMA compares herself to Ninoy

GMA compares herself to Ninoy

Here's the article:

MANILA, 25 June 2005 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday likened herself to the late Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. and vowed to hold on to power despite mounting calls for her resignation.

She said she felt like Aquino because of the character assassination thrown her way by her political foes.


“I feel humbled because they are assassinating my character as they have assassinated Ninoy,” said Arroyo at a Malaca?ang ceremony for the Benigno Aquino Jr. Awards for Nationalism yesterday. “And this humbles me, and it should humble us all.”

Aquino, popularly known as “Ninoy” was shot dead at a Manila tarmac upon his return to the Philippines in August 1983 to help unite the opposition against the Marcos dictatorship.

“Ninoy paid with his own life,” said Arroyo. “But such a sacrifice has a rejuvenating effect on any nation. His death awakened people from the fear and lethargy imposed by the dictatorship,” she added.

Hindi ko alam na magnanakaw, mandaraya at sinungaling rin pala si Ninoy, Ate Glo.

Of course, not everybody thinks it's funny.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

if she is a liar, then what are you?