MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday expressed hope that the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s life would inspire Filipinos to live with “courage and patriotism.”
Duterte made the statement as he joined the nation in commemorating Aquino’s 37th death anniversary.
Reacting to the statement, former President NoyNoy Aquino thanked Duterte for his kind words and made a comeback at Ninoy’s critics, saying:
”See what I’ve been saying all along? My dad was a patriot and courageous man. Even Duterte says so.”
Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles just learned that Opposition Senators Risa Hontiveros and Franklin Drilon have filed a resolution urging the government to transfer Ninoy’s remains to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, next to the remains of his nemesis, President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
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