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On the Aquino-Cojuangco video...

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Hi sir and good day, I would just like to ask what your thoughts were on this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gevTmyWtHVo) and videos like these, from the same uploader? They are going viral on facebook and I don’t know if they are reliable. That is, if you have the time. Thanks! :)

Hi Jayvee! I actually was exchanging thoughts with a former student of mine about this earlier. He posted the link on my Facebook wall and asked me for my thoughts. He was curious as to what I thought about it since I was his Philippine History teacher and I had worked in the media. And just as I was planning on writing about it, I saw your submission.

I must say, I admire whoever made the video for the skills in research of archived video, computer graphics and patience in video editing. Being someone with a background in producing video news reports and documentaries, I must say that whoever did this must have very sophisticated equipment and lots of hours and funding.

On the part where the “treasures of the Philippine Republic” went to General Luna’s sweetheart, Ysidra Cojuangco, that is a part of our history which has yet to be investigated and documented properly. If you notice in the video, the supposition is largely circumstantial and speculative.

Perhaps, if this video was about celebrities then we could quickly fall into assumptions and take them as gospel. But we are talking about history, and history necessitates documentary as well as material evidence of events, places and personalities before something is taken as factual.

On the part discussing Hacienda Luisita, I would say that most of the facts of the incidents are true. And yes, there have been a lot of peasant leaders, religious and agrarian reform advocates who have died in the efforts to have the Cojuangco lands distributed among the farmers.

Being an agrarian reform advocate, I am for the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita lands. And even if President Aquino and his sisters repeatedly say that they no longer have a part in the Hacienda’s management or claims on its lands, that does not absolve them from their moral duty to use their persuasive powers on their relatives who still own the hacienda.

If Aquino is bent on genuinely pursuing social change and leaving a legacy of social justice in the country’s history, then he should make a mark where his mother and father missed - agrarian reform. It’s difficult to talk about daang matuwid (righteous path), if wrong is being done to others by your own relatives. 

As a whole though, I would say that the younger generation of Filipinos must be careful in accepting the facts in the video as truth. To take it hook, line and sinker, is, instead of being enlightened, an act of ignorance and indolence. The video should be taken as a challenge to the truths we already know and it should move us to verify both the facts presented and those that we know.

One thing for sure though, the video sure got viral and I hope its virus should also be used as the source of its antidote. 

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Abandon all hope of change.

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Philippine government sucks!

Halos LAHAT na nang umupo sa pwesto diyan sa gobyerno puro corrupt! Lahat, all for personal gain… no more, no less.

How on earth can this problem cut down or die if its roots are still buried on the ground and keep on growing? Isang napakalagong ligaw na damo na ang tumubo sa bayan ko. Putulin mo ang sanga, sa palibot mo, ang pagkadami-dami pa din.

My people needs to be educated… but not by those people who want to brain wash them.

When someone tries to fight for what is right, these powerful people kill them in just a second. It’s so easy for them to wipe out their dirt and let it be hidden behind our eyes.

Marcos, the most controversial president of the Philippines of all time. Yet, the most genius of them all. Ang kaso, naging greedy.

After that guy, wala. Lumala na ang Pilipinas. Lumarga na pababa. Hindi na umangat. Anong nangyare sa bayan ko? Lahat magulo. Pati mismo tao magulo. Kaya tuloy ang bayan ko gumugulo na din, masyado na nasisira…nagiging polluted na ng masasamang tao at ng mga basura.

Sayang ka Pilipinas. Ang ganda ng yaman mo, pero ang mga taong nakatira dito at kumokontrol, masyadong makasarili. Lahat ng mayaman, lalong yumayaman; lahat ng mahirap, lalong naghihirap.

At sa election. Ang batayan na lamang ay kung sino ang LESS EVIL.

How unfortunate of our youth.

Gusto kong umasa at makitang umunlad ang bayan ko, pero sa mga nakikita at naririnig ko, meron pa nga ba? Mismong ang mga tao hindi nagigising, mismong ang mga tao sumusuko na din. Kanya-kanya mode na lang. Tutal, lahat naman ganon…

Kung meron lang sanang matapang, at makapangyarihang pwedeng lumaban para sa bayan. At kung hindi lang sana stupid ang mga Pilipinong panay idolo sa mga Americano at Koreano. (Kelan ba natin tatangkilikin ang sariling atin?!!) …may pag-asa pa.

ano, proud pinoy ba talaga? Kung sa sports at entertainment, oo. Although hindi rin, we’re known as the best imitator of the world. Whenever I watch TFC/GMA and someone keeps on asking me why Filipinos singing English… ang hirap i-explain.

Anyway, ano. sa kabuuan ba, proud pinoy ba talga?

wlang perpekto sa mundong ‘to. pero kelan aayos at titino ang Pinas?

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This is the Philippines…

don’t bother giving me negative comments, I won’t bother reading them.

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Sorry but I’ll never forgive myself if I don’t share this. Sharing this video is the easiest way of telling everyone who don’t know about any of these particular issues to be aware of it.

I’m not commenting anything about this video but I think we all have the right to know.

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AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW.

Where all the Philippine riches went. I wonder why all these news bits here never made a huge impact on Philippine media.

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mabigat mga binitawan netong vid na to.. ewan ko lang ung sources if reliable. pero subukan nyo pa ding intindihin. *_*

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Im always in for a good conspiracy.

AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW

Lahat ng baho ni Marcos, Ramos, Erap at GMA ay naisapubliko na. Maliban lang kay Cory. Dahil nga sa media bias sa ating bansa. Ito po ang aking pokus sa ngayon, ang pag-laganap ng facts na hindi binabanggit sa media. Dahil dito, nagmumuka akong anti-Aquino kahit na hindi ito ang aking pakay. My only aim is to FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE in order to help them have an educated decision on WHO to vote.

This is not an anti Aquino-Cojuangco propaganda. All of the leads, facts and trivia presented can be verified online through credible sources. These facts are silenced in Philippine media. Youtube provides alternative media for the citizens of the Philippines. Media that is unfiltered and untouched by corporate or political interests. 

This is a documentary/commentary for EDUCATIONAL purpose only. All copyrighted materials that may appear in this video are owned by their respective owners. We invoke United States Copyright Law of FAIR USE and that WE DO NOT INTEND TO EARN ANY PROFIT from this educational video. The contents herein are mere exposition of facts about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan. These facts are based on testimonies of people and credible news reporting of some unbiased reporters. This is a video BY a Filipino, FOR Filipinos.

Utter lack of common sense by the ordinary Filipino citizen is brought about by years of government practice of dumbing down the masses in order to sway their VOTES to their favor. This leads to massive decline of intelligence, morality and dignity of the people, while media create demons to blame for this social decay. ABSCBN(Lopez) and INQUIRER(Belmonte) are owned by allies of the Aquino-Cojuangco families. These media outfits are directly responsible in corrupting the minds of the viewers. 

SOURCES:
Ysidra Cojuangco and the treasures of the First Philippine Republic -Henry Tiu-Laurel. Ambassador Rafaelita Hilrio Soriano. Larry Henares. Isabelo Crisostomo, Cory’s biographer.

Violations of human rights during Cory Aquino’s term - Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

History of Hacienda Luisita and the Luisita Massacre- Stephanie Dychiu,Sandra Aguinaldo, Howie Severino, and Johanna Camille Sisante of GMA news

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This is a must-watch! I won’t argue that everything is true – but checking out facts is definitely not a bad thing. :)

Lahat ng baho ni Marcos, Ramos, Erap at GMA ay naisapubliko na. Maliban lang kay Cory. Dahil nga sa media bias sa ating bansa. Ito po ang aking pokus sa ngayon, ang pag-laganap ng facts na hindi binabanggit sa media. Dahil dito, nagmumuka akong anti-Aquino kahit na hindi ito ang aking pakay. My only aim is to FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE in order to help them have an educated decision on WHO to vote.

This is not an anti Aquino-Cojuangco propaganda. All of the leads, facts and trivia presented can be verified online through credible sources. These facts are silenced in Philippine media. Youtube provides alternative media for the citizens of the Philippines. Media that is unfiltered and untouched by corporate or political interests. 

This is a documentary/commentary for EDUCATIONAL purpose only. All copyrighted materials that may appear in this video are owned by their respective owners. We invoke United States Copyright Law of FAIR USE and that WE DO NOT INTEND TO EARN ANY PROFIT from this educational video. The contents herein are mere exposition of facts about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan. These facts are based on testimonies of people and credible news reporting of some unbiased reporters. This is a video BY a Filipino, FOR Filipinos.

Utter lack of common sense by the ordinary Filipino citizen is brought about by years of government practice of dumbing down the masses in order to sway their VOTES to their favor. This leads to massive decline of intelligence, morality and dignity of the people, while media create demons to blame for this social decay. ABSCBN(Lopez) and INQUIRER(Belmonte) are owned by allies of the Aquino-Cojuangco families. These media outfits are directly responsible in corrupting the minds of the viewers. 

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AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW 

Lahat ng baho ni Marcos, Ramos, Erap at GMA ay naisapubliko na. Maliban lang kay Cory. Dahil nga sa media bias sa ating bansa. Ito po ang aking pokus sa ngayon, ang pag-laganap ng facts na hindi binabanggit sa media. Dahil dito, nagmumuka akong anti-Aquino kahit na hindi ito ang aking pakay. My only aim is to FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE in order to help them have an educated decision on WHO to vote.”- PinoyMonkeyPride

Again, we should all be open-minded, both anti and pro-aquino.

This is something worth watching, Phil. History, Gov’t and etc.

Share and be aware!

Apology for posting: AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW

I apologize for the sudden deletion of this post. While this video has been circulating and has caused many Filipinos to think this over, I’m deleting this since I am a historian and I am committed to truth. Half-truth is still not truth. After a day of researching and talking with some fellow historians, yes, there are several errors in this video, some of which a colleague of mine pointed out in his critique on facebook here.

While I still do believe that we have a feudalism/padrino system that has to be crushed by empowering Filipinos through education, it is clear that the video indeed is promoting a sort of propaganda which I increasingly saw when I showed the video to some of my friends. I irked at the end of the video (backmasking and the A-C infinity sign) but disregarded it since some ‘facts’ as the assassinations were true. Good graphics and visual effects can gloss over the nuances, exaggerate some bad decisions and compromise this principle: History is not that simple as we think it is. There are several factors leading to an historical event. Which is why the study of history is always changing. There are new evidences that would turn up, new facts that make the former facts obsolete. Putting a blame on a person may be a sound argument if and only if we have direct corroborated evidence that this is so. Actually when I first saw the video I was looking for a long list of citations which I couldn’t find.

So I apologize dear followers, for needlessly posting this on my blog. The problem of feudalism is here in our midst, seen in the dynastic political families that we have… let us not close our eyes. Let us also use the right weapons, not through demeaning personalities or by becoming a mob to pull down powers, but by exalting truth so all eyes (even those that refuse to see) would see. That is how Rizal would do it.

If you have watched the video, take it as a grain of salt. If you were shocked at many of the 'facts’ in the video, research, get to the bottom of it, see for yourself if these 'facts’ are really 'facts’. All have biases, even us historians. Let us not imbue a herd mentality–an after-effect of the feudalism we are trying to go against.

Truth, truth at all costs.

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AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW HD

Lahat ng baho ni Marcos, Ramos, Erap at GMA ay naisapubliko na. Maliban lang kay Cory. Dahil nga sa media bias sa ating bansa. Ito po ang aking pokus sa ngayon, ang pag-laganap ng facts na hindi binabanggit sa media. Dahil dito, nagmumuka akong anti-Aquino kahit na hindi ito ang aking pakay. My only aim is to FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE in order to help them have an educated decision on WHO to vote.

This is not an anti Aquino-Cojuangco propaganda. All of the leads, facts and trivia presented can be verified online through credible sources. These facts are silenced in Philippine media. Youtube provides alternative media for the citizens of the Philippines. Media that is unfiltered and untouched by corporate or political interests. 

This is a documentary/commentary for EDUCATIONAL purpose only. All copyrighted materials that may appear in this video are owned by their respective owners. We invoke United States Copyright Law of FAIR USE and that WE DO NOT INTEND TO EARN ANY PROFIT from this educational video. The contents herein are mere exposition of facts about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan. These facts are based on testimonies of people and credible news reporting of some unbiased reporters. This is a video BY a Filipino, FOR Filipinos.

Utter lack of common sense by the ordinary Filipino citizen is brought about by years of government practice of dumbing down the masses in order to sway their VOTES to their favor. This leads to massive decline of intelligence, morality and dignity of the people, while media create demons to blame for this social decay. ABSCBN(Lopez) and INQUIRER(Belmonte) are owned by allies of the Aquino-Cojuangco families. These media outfits are directly responsible in corrupting the minds of the viewers. 

SOURCES:
Ysidra Cojuangco and the treasures of the First Philippine Republic -Henry Tiu-Laurel. Ambassador Rafaelita Hilrio Soriano. Larry Henares. Isabelo Crisostomo, Cory’s biographer.

Violations of human rights during Cory Aquino’s term - Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

History of Hacienda Luisita and the Luisita Massacre- Stephanie Dychiu,Sandra Aguinaldo, Howie Severino, and Johanna Camille Sisante of GMA news

Source: Youtube (PinoyMonkeyPride)

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Be Educated. Be Informed.

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AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW HD (by PinoyMonkeyPride)

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first of all Im not an anti-aquino/cojuangco I just want to share this video.

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you should watch this. if this. i wonder if this is true. but this is a big eye opener.

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AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW

Video description says:

Lahat ng baho ni Marcos, Ramos, Erap at GMA ay naisapubliko na. Maliban lang kay Cory. Dahil nga sa media bias sa ating bansa. Ito po ang aking pokus sa ngayon, ang pag-laganap ng facts na hindi binabanggit sa media. Dahil dito, nagmumuka akong anti-Aquino kahit na hindi ito ang aking pakay. My only aim is to FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE in order to help them have an educated decision on WHO to vote.

This is not an anti Aquino-Cojuangco propaganda. All of the leads, facts and trivia presented can be verified online through credible sources. These facts are silenced in Philippine media. Youtube provides alternative media for the citizens of the Philippines. Media that is unfiltered and untouched by corporate or political interests.

This is a documentary/commentary for EDUCATIONAL purpose only. All copyrighted materials that may appear in this video are owned by their respective owners. We invoke United States Copyright Law of FAIR USE and that WE DO NOT INTEND TO EARN ANY PROFIT from this educational video. The contents herein are mere exposition of facts about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan. These facts are based on testimonies of people and credible news reporting of some unbiased reporters. This is a video BY a Filipino, FOR Filipinos.

Utter lack of common sense by the ordinary Filipino citizen is brought about by years of government practice of dumbing down the masses in order to sway their VOTES to their favor. This leads to massive decline of intelligence, morality and dignity of the people, while media create demons to blame for this social decay. ABSCBN(Lopez) and INQUIRER(Belmonte) are owned by allies of the Aquino-Cojuangco families. These media outfits are directly responsible in corrupting the minds of the viewers.

SOURCES:
Ysidra Cojuangco and the treasures of the First Philippine Republic -Henry Tiu-Laurel. Ambassador Rafaelita Hilrio Soriano. Larry Henares. Isabelo Crisostomo, Cory’s biographer.

Violations of human rights during Cory Aquino’s term - Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

History of Hacienda Luisita and the Luisita Massacre- Stephanie Dychiu,Sandra Aguinaldo, Howie Severino, and Johanna Camille Sisante of GMA news

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Aquino Cojuangco: Facts They Don’t Want You To Know