Ex-President Aquino warns Filipinos: 'Don’t be fooled twice'

Former President Benigno Aquino III / photo file from facebook

Former President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday warned the public to not allow themselves get fooled twice saying that the evils the Edsa People Power Revolution destroyed in 1986 seemed to be making a return.

“This coming election, I believe this expression is apt: ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,’” Aquino said

For the first time after his term, Aquino said he would now break his silence over the issues in which he was branded “like a very useless person” in the past three years.

The former president lamented over the beating he received over the Dengvaxia vaccine case.

“Despite medical evidence, they chose to repeat the charges by people who are not even experts in this field,” Aquino said.

Further, Aquino cited that patients who received the vaccine had only a 0.02-percent chance of getting complications, which translates to 16 people out of the 837,000 who were given the Dengvaxia.

 “The flip side of that is, should we sacrifice the welfare of the 837,000 patients over those of the 16?”he said.

Aquino said that the country was returning how it was during the time of Marcos, with the creation of the Department of Human Settlements, as well as the proposal to change the country’s name to Maharlika – as also proposed by the late president Ferdinand Marcos.

The former president also took the opportunity to campaign for the Liberal Party senatorial slates.

“They can bring us to the straight path that we were once headed,” Aquino said, addressing around 1, 000 people who joined the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power.

Source: Inquirer 

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