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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Thursday, July 31, 2014

EQ Primer on the August 21 Assassination: "You fools, they will all blame me!" Marcos

Unrequited love

Unrequited love or one-sided love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such. The beloved may or may not be aware of the admirer's deep and strong romantic affections. The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines unrequited as "not reciprocated or returned in kind."
"Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner."Others, however, like Nietzsche, considered that "indispensable...to the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference." From Wikipediaone-sided love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such. The beloved may or may not be aware of the admirer's deep and strong romantic affections. The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines unrequited as "not reciprocated or returned in kind."

"Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner."Others, however, like Nietzsche, considered that "indispensable...to the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference." From Wikipedia
“Ninoy was my first love/ But he said I was too tall/ A rich girl stole the sweetheart/ Of the Rose of Tacloban”
Source:DavidByrne.com
THE ROSE OF TACLOBAN
(based on verbatim transcripts of Imelda quotes)

I wrote inside my yearbook
“To try is to succeed
Fried chicken and the rumba
The colors pink and cream”

Ninoy was my first love
But he said I was too tall
A rich girl stole the sweetheart 
Of the Rose of Tacloban
Ninoy, you were my first love
But you said I was too tall
The heart gets stronger and grows colder
For the Rose of Tacloban
"Ninoy managed to fall in love with many girls, or many girls fell in love with him because he was a good looking fellow.
He was jolly, he had a good name, Aquino—the father was one of the rarely great politicians during his time. As a matter of fact, the father was a “presidential timber.” Ninoy was the favorite escort of “beauty queens.” As a matter of fact, he was a friend of Imelda. He met Imelda in the house of Danieling Romualdez and he would be taking some time to take Imelda to where she was working. Ninoy had a jeep at that time. He got to know Imelda but I don’t think he courted Imelda…"Nap Rama
"He met this rich girl he dropped me like a hot potato."
According to Katherine Ellison in Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines*,  Imelda had once told Celia Laurel, “And last but not least… it’s pulverize Ninoy Aquino.”  Asked why, Imelda said that he had courted her in their youth, “but when he met this rich girl he dropped me like a hot potato.”**  Source:Marcus Apollo
“You know why you are rocky, you have a President who robs you, and you have a First Lady who robs you more.”
"I think this Japanese explained the situation in the Philippines very well. As you very well know, the Japanese have a difficulty in pronouncing their r’s – Manila becomes “Manira”. And so this Japanese gentleman stood up and said, “My dear Firipino peopre, you are very rocky, and I consider,” he said, the Filipino people to be the most “rocky peopre” in Asia. And the people were of course surprised; they wanted to know why they were lucky. He said, “You know why you are rocky, you have a President who robs you, and you have a First Lady who robs you more.”Ninoy Aquino
Source:RealEncounters
"It's Pulverize Ninoy!"
**The source is Katherine Ellison, Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines. On the Google Books preview (here), the pertinent paragraphs are on page 88.
“Naku, Ninoy,” sabi niya, “I’m sorry to see you like that.” 
"And then, lo and behold, the beautiful one ascended into my suite. She came, and she was really beautiful. She has not aged, and she sat down and said, “Naku, Ninoy,” sabi niya, “I’m sorry to see you like that.” Hindi ko lang nasabi sa kanya, “Eh kayo may kagagawan nito eh.” At any rate, I had my bathrobe and I was like this and she talked to me, and we talked to her, and she was very nice about it. And then, all of a sudden, after one hour, she said, “Would you like to go to America?” “Aba’y kako, sure. Sure! Oo, oo.” Eh sa tuwa ko, tinanggal ko yung aking kwintas, kako anting-anting ko ito. Iiwanan ko na kako per dito. Palayasin na niyo ‘ko, papuntahin niyo ako sa America. Sabi niya, there’s a plane leaving at 6 o’ clock. You can be in that plane. Eh kako, thank you. And so my friends, she ordered General Ver to instruct the foreign office to issue us passports. They called up the American embassy to get us visa. My wife had to rush out to look for some money. And finally, at 2:30 in the afternoon, they brought me out of my room from the hospital, brought me to my house in a van. I never saw Manila therefore. They gave me 30 minutes in my house to pack, to take a shower, put me back on the van, bring me to the airport, put me in a 747, and out of the Philippines. Source:RealEncounters
August 21, 1983
"You fools, they will all blame me." Marcos
On page 386 of the book "The Marcos Dynasty" by Sterling Seagrave:
"Immediately after the murder, Aspiras and Cendana were said to have driven straight to the Via Mare seafood restaurant by the CCP to inform Imelda. Joined by Fabian Ver, Eduardo Cojuangco, and others, they all proceeded to the room where Ferdinand Marcos was recuperating from his surgery. According to one of these present, when he was told what had been done, Ferdinand exploded in anger, seized a small dish from the bedside table, and threw it at Ver, saying: "You fools, they will all blame me."
"What would we have gained? Nothing! 
The Marcoses, Ferdinand and Imelda were the ultimate victims of the Aquino Assassination" Imelda
 "I concede that I cannot match Mr. Marcos when it comes to experience. I admit that I have no experience in cheating, stealing, lying, or assassinating political opponents." Cory Aquino