Like they had done, back in the 1980's with the help of the family publicist ABS-CBN, history is now being written around the Second Aquino Administration...
"I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to all those who offered their times and talents just to publish this 'The Inaugural' book. Most importantly, thank you to everybody who gathered stories of our success from the first automated elections up to the heroics act of our volunteers and our unity to fight the dark side of our history to bring significant reforms," Aquino said in his message.
Successes? It is a bit of an irony that the astounding number of failures and gaffes over the last six months of the Second Aquino Presidency was simply glossed over even as gross-epic-failure-embodied Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim sat in the President's company as he delivered the above speech in -- where else -- the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Mayor Lim, if we recall, is the man on whom blame for the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists in a bungled rescue operation back in August 23, 2010 is most palpable. Ellen Tordesillas reports...
He has never admitted mistake for the debacle that claimed the lives of eight Hongkong tourists and strained relations with China and its prosperous administrative region, which hosts thousands of Filipino workers.
The IIRC , in fact, put the blame squarely on him. The committee, headed by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, listed eight incidents that turned the crisis into a tragedy. Lim had a role in almost all of those incidents.
...an irony that most likely will simply fly over the vacuous minds of most Filipinos.