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Ninoy's murder was never solved. Why didn't Cory & PNoy do anything to solve the murder?~SHARE

Ninoy Aquino has been made into a national hero, but if Cory & PNoy did not believe the government of Marcos' theory that Rolando Galman acted as the lone killer of Ninoy Aquino then why wasn't there another formal investigation.

If my father was assasinated, I would like to know who ordered it; wouldn't you? This family's reaction is very weird.

Does PNoy's inaction mean that he accepts Marcos' theory that Galman killed Ninoy? If yes, then why is there animosity between the two families?

Shown below is a Manila Times article written by RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO which offers an interesting perspective.

His powerful son has done nothing to solve his murder
August 21, 2014 11:22 pm

Yesterday was the 31st anniversary of the assassination of our national martyr, Ninoy Aquino, and again, photos of his son President Aquino with his sisters praying before the hero’s grave hog newspapers’ front pages.

Ninoy’s murder on August 21, 1983 was an event that changed the course of Philippine history.
I am still astounded at how its masterminds and conspirators were so daring and precise in their execution of the deed as to kill him in broad daylight. If the killers’ timing was just a few seconds late – or if the journalists with Aquino had been a bit bolder as to insist on following Aquino down the tube – the opposition leader’s killing could have been witnessed and photographed by foreign media who would have told the world about it.

As mysterious, though, as to who were the brains behind the assassination is the fact that Aquino’s now powerful son, Benigno 3rd,  has done nothing to uncover who were behind his killing, as well as that of Rolando Galman, allegedly the actual trigger man who put a .357 mm. bullet into his head.

This is despite his four years as the most powerful man in the country that he has been able to remove the Supreme Court Chief Justice, incarcerate the former president on flimsy grounds, and have the entire Congress under his thumb.

Aquino is known to be vengeful against those who have slighted him in the most minor manner. This trait certainly doesn’t apply to his apparent nonchalance towards his father’s murderers.

August 21, 1983: After 31 years, murders still unsolved
Masterminds not idle

In contrast, the masterminds of the assassinations don’t seem to have been idle, and have been determined to forever erase all trails of the evil deed that could lead to them.

In the early morning of May 7 this year,discharged Master Sergeant Pablo Martinez was killed in what initially appeared to be an accident along Roxas Boulevard.

An eyewitness claimed that an SUV Montero driven by one Henry Roque ran over him after he fell from his bicycle which the vehicle bumped.  The police initially concluded that it was purely an unfortunate accident.  His son Diomedes, also an Air Force sergeant, however, suspected he was murdered.

The latest report I’ve been able to dig up was a Philippine Star news item dated May 19: “ParaƱaque police investigators confirmed that Roque could no longer be contacted after three witnesses surfaced and claimed they saw his SUV deliberately run over Martinez after he hit the victim’s bike and fell down into the asphalt.”

Who is Martinez? He was convicted as one of the conspirators in Aquino’s assassination and had served nearly 30 years in jail for the crime. Since his release in 2007, and probably because he had become deeply religious, Martinez had been volunteering to disclose the brains of the murder. (An excellent documentary titled “The Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr.” produced by Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, daughter of Philippine Daily Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Magsanoc, shown on History Channel yesterday and every August 21 since it was produced in 2010, also focused on Martinez and his revelations.)

In 1995, he admitted his role in the plot, and testified that it was Galman who killed Ninoy with a single bullet to the head. He said it was he who escorted Galman to a motel to spend the night before the assassination.

Martinez alleged that former Philippine Constabulary Maj. Romeo Gatan, a businessman named Hermilo Gosuico, former Air Force Col. Romeo Ochoco, and Air Force Capt. Felipe Valerio were in that hotel to tell Galman what he would do the next day. The other 11 officers and soldiers made up the team that allowed Galman to get close to and shoot Aquino in the head, after which they gunned him down.
Martinez’ earth-shaking testimony, though, was  first narrated in a February 2006 article in the U.S. Time magazine and in an on-camera interview in 2007 by ABS-CBN’s Julius Babao with him right after his release from prison:
“I didn’t hear any direct order from him, but I asked them [the conspirators in the hotel] who was giving them the orders, and they replied, ‘Danding.’“
He was referring to oligarch Eduardo Cojuangco who had controlled until the last few years the giant San Miguel Corp. Martinez’s claims were recorded in a formal deposition and submitted to the Supreme Court, which had been asked to reopen the case. The Court, though, ruled that it didn’t qualify as “newly found evidence.”

Cojuangco’s denial Mr. Cojuangco has vehemently denied such accusations.

“Valerio is among those who might be able to shed light, but to me, it’s Ochoco whom the government should ask because he was the one who ordered me to bring Galman to the airport,” Martinez said in 2007.

Capt. Valerio was the head of the 10-man team of the Aviation Security Command who collected Aquino from the China Airlines plane to the airport’s tarmac, where the former senator and then Galman were shot dead. Valerio and his immediate superior Air Force Col. Ochoco disappeared right after Marcos’ fall in 1986.

Valerio was not included among the 16 convicted or the other 18 accused who were acquitted since he could not be arraigned, as he could not be found and arrested. He was reported to be living in the US. Ochoco, for some reason was also not indicted, and has been reported to be living in Australia.

Aquino or his officials had done absolutely nothing to get in touch with Martinez or with the other 10 officers and soldiers convicted of the crime to convince them that they would be placed under his protection if they told everything they knew about the assassination.

Having given everything the Americans wanted, allowing them to have military forward operating sites here, couldn’t have Aquino asked them for a small favor of looking for Ochoco and Valerio, and extraditing them here to face justice?

One would have thought the martyr’s only son would use all the resources at his command as President not just to seek justice for his father, but also to shed light on what is one of the most ruthless but pivotal killings in our nation’s history.

Aquino hasn’t.

Aquino’s seeming lack of concern over his father’s murder convinces me that either there is something deeply wrong in this person’s psyche, or that there is something terribly embarrassing in the assassination that has been kept so secret that even the victim’s powerful family has refused to uncover its mastermind.

Aquino’s mother Cory also seemed disinterested when she was president in getting to the bottom of her husband’s murder. However, this was mostly viewed as an understandable, even laudable, above-the-fray stance of the Saint of Democracy.

More cynical observers felt, however, that she was afraid to discover that the mastermind could be Cojuangco, her cousin, or that she even already knew this.
For political stability’s sake

An interpretation kind to her claimed that if she had pursued Cojuangco for the crime, the oligarch could have joined and funded the many coup attempts against her rule, and that she chose to sacrifice her personal wish—to avenge her husband—for the sake of the country ‘s political stability.

The son certainly can’t make such justification now for his disinterest in finding out who ordered his father’s murder.

A big lacuna in our nation’s history remains to be filled, as mysterious as why his widow and the son hadn’t lifted a finger to expose who ordered the head of their family killed.

In the case of the also mysterious assassination of another president, the US’s John F. Kennedy, the trail had gone totally cold after nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed the alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, died in prison four years later in 1967.

In Ninoy’s case, Martinez had provided enough leads to solve the mystery, and many of the soldiers convicted are still alive and can be persuaded to tell everything they know. They can even be convinced to disclose who reportedly has been generously taking care of their families financially in the 30 years they’ve been in prison.

The crimes’ planners—Col. Ochoco and Capt. Valerio, Martinez alleged—can still be tracked down. (Businessman Gosuico and Gen. Gatan reportedly had died several years ago by natural causes, although I have been unable to confirm this.)

How can Aquino keep wearing that yellow ribbon on his chest, when he has done nothing to solve the crime it signifies?

How can we be proud of a nation whose two presidents, one the widow and the other the son, had not bothered to bring justice to a hero who had declared that the Filipino is worth dying for?
Or maybe it would be more realistic to hope that Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.—who aspires to lead this nation—would provide evidence to prove that it wasn’t his father who ordered Aquino’s murder, as most Filipinos believe the Senior did.
FB: Rigoberto D. Tiglao


  1. Oo nga naman? Bakit nga naman? Planned?

  2. Ang mga iniimbestigahan lang nila yung kalaban sa politika, death of ninoy? its no brainer, who are the people that gained the most in that event? it's surely not the Marcos Family, we all know what happened in 1986. Daddy is just used again and again to remind the filipino "may utang na loob kayo sa amin" just in case they feel that the filipino is forgetting or getting tired of the Edsa Revo. No need to find out who killed daddy, they might have already known long ago.

  3. My theory like anything that mysterious happenings I.e killings of important people....I always have a hunch that the mastermind could be the CIA...if Cojuangco was even mentioned by the soldiers that he was behind the command at the hote, he was just a pawn by the Americans....obviously it would be an advantage of the Americans to change the regime of Marcos, as I felt Marcos had enough with the commands of the master hence they brought this plot

    1. This is my thought also. Behind are americans.

    2. This is my thought also. Behind are americans.

  4. That's the reason why Aquino don't want another Marcos to take the second highest position. If isa din akong anak ng pinagbibintangan na pumatay sa ama ni Pnoy, gagawa din ako ng sarili kong imbestigasyon. Gusto ko din malinis ang pangalan ng Marcos. If and only if na malaman ang totoo, malalaman ng buong mundo na 30 years na tayong niloloko ng mga Cojuangco-Aquino family! Planado naman lahat. And lahat ay umayon sa plano di ba. Napanatili sa pwesto ang mga mayayaman, ang mga ganid na politiko, nagsiyaman din. Ang mga mahihirap, sariling sikap para umunlad. Yung iba, isang kahig, isang tuka.

    1. tama ka talaga ladybbug..ang daming isang kahig isang tuka at sila ay natutulog sa never ending salapi....

    2. tama kayo diyan at kaya dapat si President Duterte ang gumawa ng hakbang na ipagpatuloy ang investigation sa pangyayaring yan. Hindi ba ninyo nakita ang isang interview sa isang Lawyer na si Cory ay walang alam sa politics kundi nasunod lang siya sa dictation ng Cojuangco, Joker Arroyo at mga ibang opisyal na nabanggit doon sa interview.

  5. mr president anong komento mo nito.. ayayay..

  6. Think about this.. kung si Marcos talaga ang nagpapatay kay Ninoy? why in front of the whole world? why in a situation where the local and foreign media is covering his Arrival? . . . why? . . . what good will it bring to his (Marcos) administration? Marcos told Ninoy not to come to the philippines and banned him in the Manila International Airport to prevent him from entering the country because of the death threat that is waiting for him. . . but Ninoy faked his name and succeeded in entering the country . . . even history can tell that Marcos is the most intelligent President at that time.. even until now. . . if the purpose is just to kill him (Ninoy).. just to stop his annoyance? He (Marcos) have all the power to do it in a way na hindi sya ang mapagbibintangan. . . pwede nya palabasing aksidente or natural cause etc... kung ikaw ang pinakamatalinong presidente would you think of killing your enemy by assasination? in front of the Filipino people who is watching and monitoring in live TV at that time and the whole world? when you knew that if He (Ninoy) would be killed. . ay siguradong ikaw talaga ang pagibbintangan... (My conclusion) Ninoy become the sacrificial lamb para siguradong mapabagsak ang Marcos administration.. because they already lost in a snap election and they think that this is the only way to anger the people they deceived and revolt against Marcos. . . so now the question is? who mastermind the killing?. . .and why the Aquinos and Cojuangco's become silent in pursuing the case? hindi kaya alam na talaga nila kung sino ang pumatay at yun ay isa din sa mga kakampi or kamag-anak nila? and that they let it that way kasi ayaw nila mabago ang history... na baka pag malaman ng lahat ang totoong nangyari.. mawala sa P500 ang mukha ng Nanay at Tatay ni Kris at baka lumabas pa na si Marcos pala talaga ang dapat na ituring na bayani. . . (IMHO)

    1. Agree with you because if Marcos actually plans and wants Aquino dead he could've done it long time ago while Aquino was on prison. Kindhearted Marcos even sent Aquino to US for medical purposes and expenses paid win full! Speculations and brainwashing were implemented to the public. Marcos was powerful enough to retaliate during the EDSA rally but he didn't because he truly cares for his people no one got hurt. How many people died after the take over??? Under cory and noynoy??? It's about time that Filipinos know the truth!!! Like what you said Cory and son didn't do nothing to uncover the truth of assassination!! Why?? Coz they're aware who they are!!! Both will be implicated!!

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  9. They already knew who murdered Ninoy. But the Aquinos want to prevent a Marcos presidency, that's why they kept on recycling the "Marcos murdered Ninoy" storyline which will become moot if the real brain behind the assassination is revealed.

  10. you know when I was in the states there was a rumor or something around there with Pinoys that the death was staged by the US. Since Noynoy will eventually die because of his sickness, he was offered to become a Hero and/or martyr. The US believed that the Pinoys will only revolt if there is another Jose Rizal. The US daw and Marcos had no more good relationship with each other as the US was threaten by Macoy. Especially when Macoy had a property in the Rodeo Drive. As they say.

    1. i agree with you here. This is the THE HIDDEN TRUTH. Ninoy was about to die... he ONLY had months to live and was offered by the secret service a chance to make a name of himself- and die a hero. He knew it all along and was part of the plan to stage a revolt against the Marcos.

  11. A family member killed ninoy.

  12. Source pa ln ng aticle questionable na. And you buy what this HOAX article is saying? Ganyan ka gullible ang mga Pinoy? And if the comments were against the above article deleted by the author kaagad?? We are not buying this crap

  13. Source pa ln ng aticle questionable na. And you buy what this HOAX article is saying? Ganyan ka gullible ang mga Pinoy? And if the comments were against the above article deleted by the author kaagad?? We are not buying this crap

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