One stone laid than two are taken away half our

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one stone laid than two are taken away. Half our export earnings, $2 billion out of $4 billion, which was all we could earn in the restrictive markets of the world, went to pay just the interest on a debt whose benefit the Filipino people never received. Still, we fought for honor, and, if only for honor, we shall pay. And yet, should we have to wring t he payments from the sweat of our men’s faces and sink all the wealth piled up by the bondsman’s two hundred fifty years of unrequited toil? Yet to all Americans, as the leader of a proud and free people, I address this question: has there been a greater test of national commitment to the ideals you hold dear than that my people have gone through? You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it. Three years ago, I said thank you, America, for the haven from oppression, and the home you gave Ninoy, myself and our children, and for the three happiest years of our lives together. Today, I say, join us, America, as we build a new home for democracy, another haven for the oppressed, so it may stand as a shining testament of our two nation’s commitment to freedom. Analysis of Cory Aquino’s Speech Speech of Cory Aquino was an event in the political and diplomatic history because it has arguably cemented the legitimacy of the EDSA government in the international arena. Cory talked at length about Ninoy’s toil and suffering at the hands of the dictatorship that he resisted. The ideology or the principles of the new democratic government can also be seen in the same speech. She was able to draw a sharp contrast between her government and of her predecessor by expressing her commitment to a democratic constitution drafted by an independent commission. She claimed that such constitution upholds and adheres to the rights and liberty of the Filipino people. Cory also hoisted herself as the reconciliatory agent after more than two decades. Cory expressed her intention to pay off those debts. Unknown to many Filipinos was the life that there was a choice of waiving the said debt because those were the debt of the dictator and not of the country. Cory’ decision is an indicator of the government’s intention to carry on a debt-driven economy.
34 Directions: TRUE or FALSE . Write true if the statement is true. Otherwise, write false in the space provided ________1. Non-written documents are not useful as primary sources in conducting historical research. ________2. The assassination of Ninoy Aquino is an important historical event that fueled people’s anger and condemnation of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. ________3. Apolinario Mabini penned the ―Kartily ng Katipunan.‖ ________4. Magellan and his fleets received a warm welcome from all of the chieftains and local leaders in the Philippine Islands.

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