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To paraphrase Manuel L. Quezon’s quote (as Roberto Tiglao puts it): I would prefer a hell of a destiny made by Filipinos, rather than a heaven of a destiny made by the US government.

A stunning article written by Roberto Tiglao, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s spokesman, brought me back to my senses, at least from all of what has been going on to our country right now.

This article is a revelation of how the US maneuvered events, particularly the assassination of Benigno Aquino up to the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986.

Tiglao said in the article that this carefully planned goal of the US to topple down Marcos leadership began when Marcos brought back the country’s economic stability after it suffered its turmoil from 1983 to 1985. How Marcos of all his genius of a tactician brought the country’s state back to normal.

This even after the assassination of Benigno ‘Ninoy Aquino III in 1983, even after all the hate by the Aquinos to the Marcoses that it was Ferdinand Marcos who have Ninoy killed.

MAMA MARY OR MR. REAGAN? Statue of the Virgin Mary onstage with Enrile and Ramos during EDSA I.

Tiglao said in the article:

The Philippine elite though was protected from the economic meltdown, to a great extent through the Marcos’ regime’s so-called “Jobo bills,” named after the banker Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. who replaced Marcos and Imelda’s favorite official Jaime Laya as central bank governor in 1983. Jobo broke all monetary-policy precedents and had the central bank and the National Treasury issue these bills, which had unheard-of interest rates that steadily went up to as high as 60 percent in mid-1985.

The economic crisis from 1983 to 1985 reduced average Filipinos’ income (measured as per capita GNP) by a staggering 20 percent–which meant that it was only 21 years later, in 2003, that GDP per capita exceeded that of 1983.

In contrast, the Filipino elite in effect saw their funds grow 40 percent richer by investing in the Jobo bills.

The central bank economists, especially the two-term central bank governor Amando Tetangco who was at that time deputy director for economic research, justified the bills as necessary to contain inflation.

Which in fact it did. Reaching a high of, believe it or not, 80 percent in mid-1984, inflation fast receded, to end up only 10 percent by the end of 1985. The rich were happy as they were much richer, ordinary Filipinos even became relieved that prices of commodities which had rocketed in 1984 returned nearly back to normal.

Marcos seemed to have recovered from his kidney transplant by 1984, and succeeded in stabilizing the economy and the political situation. The International Monetary Fund in 1985 gave the country a financial parachute in the form of of a $300 million loan, called an extended facility, and got foreign bankers and governments not only to agree to a restructuring of the Philippines’ debt to them, but to extend a new $200 million loan so it could service its maturing debts.

Marcos’ plan for a transition from a formal dictatorship to a de facto one mimicking Lew Kuan Yew’s 31-year one-man rule in Singapore was making headway: the Parliament (Batasan Pambansa) which had 180 members, 55 of whom made up the opposition, convened in June 1984 and elected Marcos’ chief technocrat Cesar Virata Prime Minister.

By that move, Marcos sent a message to the world that there was a clear line of succession, Virata, and Imelda wouldn’t be his political heir.

This made the President Ronald Reagan worried. Never in history that any leader in the world had been able to survive that kind of economic downfall. This even made worse for the US because not only Marcos helped the ordinary Filipino bus also the rich one.

Marcos was able to unite the people in making the opposition join the administration in its campaign to bring back the economy, despite its hatred and contempt against the Marcoses into believing that it was them who have Ninoy Aquino killed on 21st of August in 1983.

The scenario can make the rest of the world see the Philippines as the next super power, or at least a third world state turned into a developed state.

This then made light to my never-ending question, who really killed Ninoy Aquino? Some believed that it was the Cojuangco’s who have Ninoy killed. Others say that it was the Aquinos, that it was Ninoy Aquino himself who planned his own assassination. All of these theories are purely myth and can never be a fact.

This however, Roberto Tiglao’s theory, needs a back up proof. Even though I see this as no conspiracy theory because this is the kind of truth that can never be known unless the world has turned upside down.

More than this, Tiglao also revealed about the US involvement in the past Philippine Elections, particularly Cory Aquino’s adviser participation in last May 2016 Presidential Elections. Cory Aquino’s adviser was Mark Malloch Brown. In 2014, Mark Malloch Brown became the chairman of Smartmatic, a multinational company that brought electronic voting systems to the world for country’s elections. Now you know what I’m talking about and who I am pertaining to.

With this, we can, let’s say, theorize, that the last elections was rigged. Considering the personalities you see now in the Senate who belongs to the Liberal Party.

Read Tiglao’s article here.

This revelation plays a big role in Duterte’s decision to ally with China and Russia instead of America. Duterte’s contempt to America can bring light to Filipinos as to how we Filipinos can progress to achieve a bright future right in our own homeland.

No wonder people of the Philippines know the truth more as time goes by. And this is a good thing. No, a great thing. People are now all enlightened by all these revelation from different good journalists and writers.

To paraphrase Mark Zuckerberg (no pun intended): Internet redefines democracy.

With events unfolding these past few months, I can see some change in the world.

{Via Manila Times}


About the author: Nonoy


A former musician who branched out his interest in creative writing and the World Wide Web.

He writes fiction on his spare time.


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