Posted by: Mer Pints | August 20, 2009

Democracy is not Just a Gift (On Remembering Ninoy and Cory)

The Filipino people will be celebrating the 26th death Anniversary of Ninoy, a former Senator who was detained during martial law because of his political stand and gunned down at the tarmac of  the Manila International Airport (now Ninoy Aquino).  But his death triggered massive protest rallies condemning Marcos which eventually ousted him from power. Cory, his wife became the president and democracy was finally restored.

Unfortunately Cory (Corazon C. Aquino), who became the first president died and buried on the same historic month of August, is no longer there to attend to the death anniversary of her husband Ninoy. It’s destiny perhaps that brought them back together again in death; both buried on the same place, but remain alive in the hearts of millions of Filipinos. Their unquestionable heroic deeds and struggle for freedom and democracy (now enjoyed by the Filipinos) shall continously  inspire this nation and make every Filipino proud of their land.

But Ninoy and Cory’s struggle continues for as long as their are still forces that aim to divide this land, threaten the gains of freedom and democracy, and stifle our social and economic growth because of corruption in the government. Yes  Ninoy and Cory’s struggle shall never end for as long as injustices reign; and for as long as corrupt elected officials remain in power because of dishonest elections. 

And who will continue this fight to get rid of corruption and safeguard our democratic ideals? No one else but us;  every patriotic citizen who loves his country and freedom shall take part in the struggle of  Cory and Ninoy (and sacrifice his/her life if necessary) in thoughts, in words, and deeds. Freedom is not free; you have to fight for it. And once  it is won, you have to protect it. I agree with Senator Noynoy Aquino (the son of Cory and Ninoy), ” the destiny of our country cannot be shaped by one family alone,” but all of us Filipinos!

Cory at Ninoy hindi nasayang ang mga pagpapakasakit ninyo. Patuloy naming babantayan ang demokrasyang nakamit ng ating bansa, at patuloy din naming babantayan ang kapakanan ng mga mamayan mula sa mga ganid at sino mang mapang-aping rehimen na namumuno at mamumuno sa pamahalaang Pilipinas.Tuloy ang buhay, tuloy ang laban!


Responses

  1. Hey Pints,
    I am learning to blog and got inspired by the valuable contenets you have in your blog. You have developed such a wonderful site. I appreciate it.

    Its sad to note Ninoy and Cory’s story who struggled so much to bring democracy to Philippines and died in the process of implementing the noble deed.

    I have a different story to share about my country, Kingdom of Bhutan. We have just started democracy system of governance last year in 2008. Its the vision and farsighted leadership of our kings which brought democracy to bhutan. We love to be under kings, we the people of bhutan want our kingdom to be ruled by the king forever. But our king develoved his power at once and made his people to vote in elections and ultimately brought democracy to bhutan. I personally do not like the democracy form of governance which creates divisions and involves corruption. We love our king and wanted to be under him.

    http://www.kkhando.wordpress.com

  2. Hi Khando,
    As a regular visitor here, I would like to welcome you and be part of us. I know Mer Pints is more than happy too to welcome you.

    I have learned about your struggles too in the Kingdom of Buthan.

    Thank you for your invitation, we will visit you also in your site.

  3. O ayan Mer winelkam ko na si Bhutan.

    I remember your gift to me, iyong pusang napulot mo sa kalye at iniwan sa amin kasi maraming daga sa bahay? Noong una galit na galit ang mga kasambahay namin dahil nagnanakaw siya ng pagkain at nagdudumi sa loob ng bahay. Pero nagbago ang pakikitungo nila sa kanya nang minsan ay may pinatay siyang ahas. Sabi na kasambahay kung hindi kay Muning baka isa sa kanila ay kinagat.

    Instant celebrity si Muning di ba? Pinapaligoan pa nila para mabango. Ngunit nang magumpisa nang maghanap ng asawa iyong pusa, basta pinabayaan lang nilang gumala tutal babalik naman daw.

    Mali sila, nasagasahan at namatay si Muning. Umiyak man sila wala na.

    Ang ganda ng sinabi ni Noynoy girl, “the destiny of our country cannot be shaped by one family alone.” Democracy is not just a gift na tinatanggap mo lang, kailangang bantayan ito araw-araw.

    Happy long week-end girl. Pupunta ako ng Baguio mamaya. Huwag kang sasama ha? Istorbo ka lang, hehehe.

  4. For as long as there are “greedy greed” in the government democracy will always be threatened. They can do everything just to perpetuate themselves into power including changing the constitution for their advantage.

    Dapat lang bantayan itong mga ganid sa kapangyarihan. Sila ang mga balakid sa ating pag-unlad at nagdudulot ng panganib sa ating demokratikong lipunan.

  5. Khando,

    Welcome to democracy! It’s a different breed, hehehe!

    I have Bhutanese friends and like you they like their king to govern the country. I can understand because of the culture and religion.

    Bhutan is one of the most spiritual country in the world and I’m proud to have experienced the uniqueness of the Bhutanese practices and the gentleness of the people.

  6. i think they were here for a reason and that is to help us realize a lot of thins as a filipino. and i agreed to what you have said na one family is not enough to shape the destiny of one country. all of us have to take the lead for the betterment of our country. gosh! serious to! hehe ^__^

  7. O, ayan, Mer.

    Limitahan mo na ‘yang kaberdehan mong kapilyahan.

    Baka iba ang isipin nitong si Khando tungkol sa iyo.

  8. Hehehe, tama po kayo.
    Sa bahay na lang ni Tito Cocoy ako magpipintura ng kaberdehan for green revolution.
    Ito kasi si Seg, tumigil na rin sa kanyang kapilyahan.


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