Former presidential assistant shares an assessment and “the truth” of both Aquino presidents

Former Presidential assistant for Economic Affairs to Ex-President Fidel V. Ramos, Jose Alejandrino, recently took it to social media in order to share an assessment of both former Presidents Corazon “Cory” Aquino and Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to the Filipino people “the true score of events that transpired”.
Former Presidents Cory Aquino and Noynoy Aquino III / Photo credit to Kahimyang

According to Alejandrino, he asked late president Cory Aquino why she did not focus on economic and social reforms in the country right after the downfall of the president Ferdinand Marcos. He claims that Cory Aquino told him that she did not have the experience to do so, and that the restoration of Philippine democracy was her priority.

He also claims that Cory Aquino told him that she felt that her son Noynoy Aquino was not fit nor qualified to be president. He also said that former President Noynoy Aquino has psychological problems since he was a child.



He adds that if only Noynoy had been a “good” president, “Rodrigo Duterte would not be president today.”
Former Presidential assistant for Economic Affairs / Photo from his Facebook account

Alejandrino also says that Marcos was indeed corrupt but that the Aquino also did some mistakes during their own administration, like the PDAF scam, the SAF 44, among others.

“Certainly Marcos brought cronyism and corruption and those cannot be excused. But was Noynoy any better? Who was responsible for PDAF and DAP? Who was responsible for the massacre of 44 SAF? Who was responsible for the spread of illegal drugs? Who was responsible for the loss of Scarborough? Who was responsible for the widespread corruption in the Noynoy administration? What major infra did Noynoy build? The list can go on and on of anomalies and shortcomings,” he said.

He adds that Marcos had no hand in Ninoy Aquino’s assassination as it was “not his style” and that he did not cheat during the snap elections, and the results were reversed to favor Cory Aquino.

Read his full post here:

"CORY & NOYNOY -- by Jose Alejandrino

When I asked Cory why as head of a rev government she did not issue the decrees to bring much-needed economic and social reforms as I had constantly urged her to do, she told me quite frankly she lacked the experience. She said she would leave it to her successor to introduce those reforms. She said her only legacy would be to restore democracy to the country. I did not blame Cory but what I reproached her for was breaking the Habib agreement where she had agreed to appoint Doy Laurel as prime-minister to run the government while she remained as a ceremonial head of State. The real culprit was Joker Arroyo who wanted to be the "little president" and had Doy's appointment rescinded.



Cory knew her son Noynoy was not fit to be president. Why she acceded to him to run for the presidency, I don't know the reason. Noynoy had psychological problems since he was a kid. It worried his father Ninoy when they were in Boston who used to complain about the lack of drive of his son. Had Noynoy been a great president, Rodrigo Duterte would not be president today. It would have been Mar Roxas, Noynoy's anointed candidate, who would have been elected.

Just as Cory by her own admission was not qualified to be president, so was Noynoy, her son. He was vindictive like Cory who refused Marcos request to remain in Ilocos Norte instead of being sent to exile in Hawaii. Noynoy went after GMA and CJ Renato Corona because both wanted to dismantle Hacienda Luisita.
former President Ferdinand Marcos / Photo from Roque

The yellow camp accused Marcos of being corrupt. They spread the story that he was behind the Ninoy assassination. They made it seem Marcos had cheated at the Snap Election.

Certainly Marcos brought cronyism and corruption and those cannot be excused. But was Noynoy any better? Who was responsible for PDAF and DAP? Who was responsible for the massacre of 44 SAF? Who was responsible for the spread of illegal drugs? Who was responsible for the loss of Scarborough? Who was responsible for the widespread corruption in the Noynoy administration? What major infra did Noynoy build? The list can go on and on of anomalies and shortcomings.

The Ninoy assassination? The Americans were certain Marcos had no hand in it. Ninoy's assassination was so clumsily handled in plain view of the world, they told me Marcos was not that stupid. It simply wasn't his style.



The Snap Election? I saw the final results which were shown to me. It was Marcos who really won by over 700,000 votes but because it had already been decided Marcos should go, the results were reversed to favor Cory. As ambassador Philip Habib, Ronald Reagan's special envoy to Manila, to work out an arrangement for the transition told US ambassador to Manila Stephen Bosworth just before returning to Washington prior to the Snap Election, "We'll offer Marcos asylum." If your dad had not been sick, I told Imee Marcos when we had breakfast at the Manila Polo Club, Reagan would not have abandoned him. The US State Department and the CIA were worried Marcos had lost control of events in the Philippines after the Ninoy assassination and that destabilization could affect their two major bases - Clark and Subic - here.

It is time the Filipinos know the true score of events that transpired. I was there."


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Former presidential assistant shares an assessment and “the truth” of both Aquino presidents Former presidential assistant shares an assessment and “the truth” of both Aquino presidents Reviewed by Nathan Singson on March 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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