Aquino-Cojuangco: “Facts They Don’t Want You to Know”
A viral animated video by Filipino artist Baron Buchokoy is already making its way around the Internet. The 15-minute piece gives a brief overview of the Aquino-Cojuangco’s family tree and their rise and stay in power.
The video comes in 4 parts:
I : Cojuangco Wealth - how the Cojuangcos aquired their fortune
II: Hacienda Luisita - the aquiring and conditions behind the land
III: Killing Spree - the killings related to the Hacienda
IV: Aquino-Cojuangco Forever - how local media portrays the family
According to Baron Buchokoy, the video was not meant to be anti Aquino-Cojuangco and that its only aim is to show the other side of the political clan that is often muted in local media. He says the video’s purpose is to educate the dumbed-down, ordinary Filipino citizen.
Disclaimer: Though several sources have been cited within the video, viewers are still recommended to check all the facts first.
I personally find it very informative but I agree that these “facts” still have to be verified. The video says that it’s not an anti Aquino-Cojuanco propaganda but the latter part of the video shows otherwise. I don’t believe that Ninoy Aquino fought so hard during the martial law period and even before that only for his political ambitions. Yes he was ambitious, it was quite obvious, he was charming and witty and he wanted to be in politics but I don’t think any man would endure what he did if it weren’t for a cause. What man would put his family through such an ordeal only for a shot at presidency?
The video also DEMONIZES the Aquino-Cojuanco family. I’m not the biggest fan of Kris Aquino, I don’t see Cory as a saint and I want to see more from PNoy but I feel like this video is a propaganda of some sort.
If indeed accounts of this video are true, I do hope PNoy does what is right and give back to the farmers their lands and own up to what his ancestors have done. That’s one step to “daang matuwid”.
And yes, I agree. Enough of Kris Aquino. She’s everywhere!