Ninoy Aquino’s Last Recorded Call Before Leaving for Manila
This post has nothing to do with the 2010 elections, although the following video has been making the rounds again in cyberspace via social networking sites in the hopes of perhaps emphasizing a point [as to what point, that I am not certain of].
I am not endorsing Noynoy Aquino. I have nothing against the man. In fact, I think he is a good man.. of sound morals and good intentions. But these alone are not enough to run a country — much less a country like ours — in shambles and dire straits.
You need balls of steel to be able to get this country back on its feet and on the right track. Unfortunately, Noynoy is too much of a softie to have these kinds of b***s.
Anyway, this post is about the son’s father, who once fought tooth and nail [literally] to overthrow the dictatorship of Marcos. He may not have lived to see the fruits of his laborious undertaking but fruits it did bear.
Steve Psinakis is a well-known figure in the country who has fought alongside Ninoy and all the others against the dictatorial government of Marcos. He has joined underground movements to topple the dictatorship — all at great risk — for his life and that of his family’s.
He was a visiting businessman who fell in love with the Philippines.. and never left. The following is the last conversation between Ninoy and himself; before Ninoy departs for the Philippines after years of living in exile in the US. This homecoming turned out to be the last blow upon Aquino that proved to be the most fatal of all.