Saturday, 23 February 2013

Wonderful Kris Aquino, Glimpse of 1983

This is my little personal story of remembering "Ninoy & Cory" in a lighter side of the story and events way back 1983, and a little glimpse of young Kris Aquino when she was only 12 years old, "Napaka-gandang bata, makinis ang balat at sa napaka musmos na edad ay may wagas na mga simpleng ngiti para sa lahat at alam mong smart na bata sa kanyang pakikitungo sa tao, mapupuna mong simpleng naglalaro ng lakad lakad lng at hawak ang kanyang cap na akala ko ng una ay fans siguro sya ni John Ford Coley na mahilig sa cap na may letter "B"." (Smile and Wink!)

At distance, kung pagmamasdan mong sama-sama sila ng kanyang buong pamilya naka upo palibot sa puntod ni Ninoy at nakikipag usap kahit di personal na kakilala ay masasabi mo sa isip mong kawawa naman sila na bakit kailangan mawala ang dakilang si Ninoy sa ganito kabuting pamilya, maluluha ka talaga.

Batang-bata pa ang lahat lalong lalo na si Kris tunay na magu-gustuhan mo rin sya talaga. Animo'y parang si Ninoy na babae sya. kapag nag request ka sa kanya na magpa picture wala ka naman madidinig na ayaw nya, ramdam mo na para sa tao sya talaga di sumisimangot kundi nagpo-pose na sya agad, matutuwa ka at kahit di ka nya kilala ay naka smile sya.

12 years old Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino "Kris"
At the Manila Memorial Park Sucat, Paranaque. 
She's wearing light blue T-shirt and light pink shorts and
holding her dark blue cap with "B".
(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

Little Trivia About Ninoy:
The EDSA PEOPLE'S POWER REVOLUTION is February 25, 1986. This is the day that I fully understood why Ninoy Aquino was destined to give his life to his countrymen and became an instrument for the Filipino people to a peaceful revolution and free our country from dictatorship and get back the freedom of democracy through his wife Corazon Aquino who became the 11th Philippine President and took her office on February 25, 1986 to June 2, 1982, the mother of Philippine democracy.


Senator Ninoy Aquino, Jr arrival in Manila 1983
YouTube Video

I was 16 years old then and in my 2nd year college at the University of Santo Tomas when this tragic event happened. The most significant event of my time and in the Philippine history. I can still remember the many untold stories of those times. 

The lighter moment of my youth was when we took our noon break time in school and together with my classmates and friends we went and lined up to see the lying bloody body of Senator Ninoy Aquino at Santo Domingo Church. I can still vividly remember how terribly painful for his wife and family to remember him in his bloody white suit.

Kris Aquino with me and my family
At the Manila Memorial Park Sucat, Paranaque
(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

Another picture is my family and my self together with Kris. My family are all sincere supporters of the Aquino's. Every Sunday were visiting our Father at Manila Memorial Park and right after we're also visiting Ninoy's tomb. "Masaya kaming maka daan sa puntod nya. Siguro nga dahil naniniwala ang aking pamilya na ito ang posibleng maging simula at daan sa malaking nararapat na pagbabago sa aming bansang sinilangan. Kapag madidinig mo ang song na "Ibon man ay may layang lumipad" naku talaga naman kikilabutan ka sa kung anong dahilan na di mo rin lubusang maunawaan."

It's always a festive atmosphere sa puntod ni Ninoy. Kung iisipin mo akala mo baka simpleng rally pero talagang madaming supporters at siguro dahil madami ang nag titinda ng mga souvenirs ay maiisip mo na parang may blessings ngang dala ng holy spirit dito at may gustong ipaunawa sa tao na sa lahat ng bawat tao na may kanya kanyang kwento sa panahong ito lamang mauunawaan.

Kris, 12 years old and Sol, 16 years old
Photo Ops at Manila Memorial Park, Sucat, Paranaque
(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

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