For the same reason, six thousand people (a conservative estimate) died during the Yolanda typhoon in 2014.
Filipinos are facing a different kind of tyranny nowadays – something that is even more difficult to remove than a single dictator – the members of the oligarchy.
They are the few powerful elite families and clans that own and control mainstream media, telecommunications networks, power and water supply.
The President’s effort to appease the rebels was allegedly the reason he did not authorize the military to help the SAF troops who were under attack.
His behavior – favoring the enemy more than his men – was tantamount to treason.
Likewise, the Hacienda Luisita massacre in 2004 was when seven farmers died in the hands of PNP and AFP forces.
And now, during her son’s reign, BS Aquino has avoided taking responsibility for the countless deaths during his term starting with the eight Chinese tourists who died during the Mendoza hostage crisis in 2010 which was partly due to government incompetence in handling the situation.
The number of cars on the road point to the lack of reliable public transportation. But the same can be said about their behavior during the Cory years.
She has not been held accountable for the Mendiola massacres in 1987 where 13 people were killed by government anti-riot forces.
The stories seem to be growing on trees lately and some of them are annoying because they omit the important role played by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile & former President Fidel Ramos in the lead up to the event.