VP Robredo hails Cory Aquino's 'honest governance,' role in PH democracy

VP Robredo hails Cory Aquino's 'honest governance,' role in PH democracy

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo has something to say as regards the so called freedom fighter that has been tagged with the name of the late President Corazon Aquino, this after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that Cory only became popular after she lost her husband.

The assassination of senator Beigno Aquino Jr., eventually was the event that triggered the  1986 EDSA revolution resulting to the exile of former President Fersinand Marcos and his family in Hawaii, USA.

Robredo hailed the 1st woman president of the Philippines as "honest governance and critical role in the Philippines' democracy."

Vice President Leni Robredo (photo credit to owner)

“Hindi siguro nagma-matter kung paano nakilala, pero iyong nagma-matter, noong binigyan ng pagkakataong makapagsilbi, paano nagsilbi?” Robredo said.
(It doesn't matter how she became known, what matters is how she served when she was given the opportunity.)
“Kasi iba-iba naman talaga iyong circumstances... Pero iyong pinaka-tanong: Noong nabigyan ng pagkakataon, paano ginamit iyong kapangyarihan na binigay sa kaniya? Alam nating lahat na siya din iyong halimbawa ng hindi talaga nag-abuso sa kapangyarihan na binigay.”

(There are different circumstances but the main question is: When she was given the chance, how did she use the power given to her. We all know she's the example of not abusing power.)

Robredo further describes Cory as someone who "exemplified strength amid the difficulties she faced under the Marcos regime."
“Alam natin na iyong pinagdaanan niya hindi basta-basta. Hindi lang sa nawala iyong asawa, pero bago nawala iyong asawa, kung ano-anong panggigipit iyong napagdaanan noong panahon ng rehimeng Marcos. Noong nakaupo na bilang presidente, alam nating sunod-sunod na kudeta iyong nalampasan,” Robredo said.
(We all know the difficulties she faced. Even before she lost her husband, the harassment they faced under the Marcos regime. When she became President, we know she faced consecutive rebellions.)

“Parating tinatawaran, lalo na ng mga supporters ng dating diktador, iyong kakayahan [niya]. Wala namang presidenteng perpekto, pero siguro kung may isang puwedeng maipagmalaki na hindi nang-abuso, hindi naging kurakot, [siya iyon]."
(Supporters of the former dictator underestimated her. No President is perfect but if there was one who we can say did not abuse her power, did not become corrupt, it was her.)

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