We Will Survive! – Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino breaks her silence

Kris Aquino finally broke her silence regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to have Hacienda Luisita distributed to the farm workers as per the long-standing plan of CARP, and sent a series of tweets in Twitter and told a tale worth telling.

It was about surviving no matter how much was lost, and would be lost now that the “mangagawang bukid” of the Cojuangco-owned hectares of land will finally get the land that was promised to them several years ago. It is unfortunate that some of these farm workers have died already without seeing their dream to finally till a land of their own come to a reality.

Kris Aquino’s series of tweets on Twitter:

“Tomorrow Nov 27 will mark our Dad, Ninoy Aquino’s 79th birthday. I believe PNoy inherited our Dad’s courage in fighting for what is lawful & just.”

“Since Luisita is very much in the news, may I share a beautiful story? When our Dad was imprisoned during Martial Law, our lolo Pepe Cojuangco visited him (lolo Pepe died in the mid 70s).”

“Our Dad was being offered a deal, everything taken away from our Mom’s parents would be “given back” by the Marcos regime as long as my Dad signed papers admitting his guilt in the made up charges leveled against him.”

“My Dad lost his own father at 15 & Lolo Pepe was really like his own father. My Dad told our lolo he’d sign the papers because he didn’t want to see my grandparents suffer & lose so much.”

“Lolo Pepe told Dad, Ninoy kaya namin. I’ll take care of Cory & the kids. U fight for what is right because we believe in u.”

“I hope that gives most of u a clearer picture of what my Mom’s family is like. How they suffered & stood w/ my Dad & took care of us through the worst. To think, Ninoy Aquino was only their in law.”

“We respect the Supreme Court, we survived even when they took everything from us, including our Dad’s life- & we will survive even this.”

With all due respect to Kris Aquino, I think with the numerous product endorsements (as can be seen by the so many billboards and ads), plus TV shows and guestings, plus the occasional tele-seryes and movies, she is nowhere in the level of hopelessness to warrant the need to cry out “We Will Survive”. She won’t go hungry or homeless, she wont go begging for food, or working under the heat of the sun and get soaked in the rain, and she won’t be getting any splinters from planting and harvesting sugar cane. She will still have more than enough to live a life of luxury.

It would have been better if she tweeted these instead:

“Tomorrow Nov 27 will mark our Dad, Ninoy Aquino’s 79th birthday. I believe PNoy inherited our Dad’s courage in fighting for what is lawful & just.”

“Since Luisita is very much in the news, may I share a beautiful story? When a farm boy’s father died during what was called the “Hacienda Luisita Massacre”, noone in the Cojuangco clan visited the farm workers family during the wake or the burial.”

“The farm workers family was instead offered a deal, to keep silent and never complain  so that the land where their house stood would not be taken away by the Cojuancgo clan,  as long as the family signed papers accepting the SDO  no  made up charges would be leveled against them.”

“The farm boy lost his father at 8 & his mother was too frail but still worked in the fields. The mother told his son he’d sign the papers because he didn’t want to see his children suffer & lose so much.”

“Nanay told her panganay, Anak kakayanin natin. I’ll take care of you & your siblings. We cannot fight for what is right because we have no money to pursue a case.”

“I hope that gives most of u a clearer picture of how miserable the young boy’s family lived like. How they suffered & grew hopeless against the Cojuangcos, but miraculously managed to live through the worst. To think, the father was the only capable worker in the family.”

“We respect the Supreme Court, a family almost didn’t survived when the Cojuangcos took everything from them, including the head of the family’s life, & now they will be glad to finally receive this news.”

I believe the farm workers deserve the long-awaited distribution of land. They have tilled the land for decades, they have settled for a small amount because of an unfair Stocks Distribution Option (SDO) which cheated them of just compensation for all their hard work, and some of them had died fighting for it. It is about time they rejoice.

I believe the Supreme Court may be getting back at Aquino for going after Arroyo but it was probably meant to be, all along there was a purpose for everything, for the SC to decide favorably to the farm workers, regardless of the reason.

So, now the farm workers will finally believe that there is still hope for those who persist.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chamimay on flats
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:27:06

    hello! thanks for the visit sa blog ko and the comments too! 🙂

    naku naman di pa po ako masyadong bihasa din sa pagbblog…basta ako on my part what i do is post photos i take or my photos i asked friends to take… i started with a somewhat travel blog:www.promdingchamimay.com
    then created a photoblog:www.charmietambaphotography.blogspot.com

    depende kasi sino ang target audience mo sa pagblog… i kinda like the type of blog you’re doing… one point for improvement though… i think a lot of blog hoppers would prefer quick reads… i mean not-text-heavy posts… kasi usually people would end up in one blog then browse briefly, if it interests them they stay if not they leave… so better do catchy quick read blogs instead…. your edited photos are good, it will definitely attract readers…. but the long texts (well at least for readers like me who doesnt have the patience to read long posts) mejo nakakabackoff… browse lang, pag may interesting lines tsaka lang babasahin…

    here let me share a blog na i think would interest you:

    quick read, witty, funny and sapul posts di ba?

    goodluck sa pagbblog! it’s fun, dont take it too seriously. 😀


    • TechnoSpecs
      Nov 29, 2011 @ 12:31:57

      Thanks for taking the time to give suggestions.

      Yes, I have to totally agree with you about the lengthy post. I also prefer quick reads but I always seems to get engrossed with the topic that I just cant stop adding more details…hahaha……I also can’t figure out how to apply that “Read Here For More” link that would expand when clicked….The free theme or template that i used probably doesn’t come with that feature.

      I appreciate your inputs.

      Thanks again and happy blogging!


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