Will an Aquino death end another despotic regime? Masbate Board Member Jason Arevalo would like to know
Masbate Board Member Jason Arevalo could not help but note the coincidences.
After the passing of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, Arevalo noted that the death of his parents was followed by the toppling of “despotic, murderous and abusive regimes” in subsequent elections.
He was referring to the assassination of Noynoy’s father Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., which galvanized opposition to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was ousted in a people power revolt.
The death of Noynoy’s mother, former President Corazon Aquino, also propelled her only son to the presidency during the 2010 polls, where he defeated the candidate endorsed by then President Glora Arroyo.
Arevalo said this could just be coincidence.
But he wonders, will Noynoy’s death save the country from another despot?
We’ll know the answer next year!
“This could be sheer coincidence but each time an Aquino dies, despotic, murderous and abusive regimes lose in the elections ensuing.
Will his death mean the same thing, too?” Arevalo posted.