Thursday, August 21, 2008

I am Ninoy








25 years after Ninoy Aquino was shot dead in our own land, we look back today at the hero made of strong intelligence and unparalleled love for our country. Still, that guy in “blue shirt” who shot him remains anonymous. Like will we ever know who that guy was/is? With all of the issues and controversies tagged in the assassination of Ninoy, it is easier to just look at the positive side. That he remains as a national icon especially for the youth.

We can’t deny that the Aquino family has been a significant thread of our country’s history. Aside from the glitz of Kris Aquino’s celebrity catch, many Aquinos are still keeping their name alive in the political scene as fore fronted by Noynoy Aquino. As to the pop culture, many brands have been inspired by the person of NInoy. Many advocates now believe that there can be a Ninoy in all of us.

“iamninoy” is an advocacy campaign which aims to help the current situation of our country. Brands like Bench, Penshoppe, Team Manila, Analog Soul, Rudy Project, and Raymund Isaac Photography join forces to give way to this campaign. Every “iamninoy” item bought from these establishments will incure certain portions of income which will be used to help charities formed to promote justice, freedom, and well-being of us Filipinos. Yes, you had it right! These are same principles fought for by our great Ninoy!

For more info on this campaign, go ahead and visit iamninoy.com.

5 comments:

Dale Bacar said...

Funny thing is, I came from a family of loyal Marcos supporters and I remember being on a pro-Marcos parade the night before Ninoy was shot. But when I grew up and learned about what Ninoy stood for, I became a fan. It is not much about what he actually did, but what he sparked in the Filipinos that made him matter and makes him an icon of freedom until this day.

caryn said...

very well written ;-) i believe that ninoy lives on in all of us who still believe that the filipino is STILL worth dying for

salingPUSA said...

This is a great idea.
I also believe that there is a NINOY
in each and everyone of us. I would like
to believe I love my country and I am proud to be PINOY but my deeds fall short of that ideology sometimes......

It's true, the FILIPINO is worth dying for. And good to see people like you Denis who continously try to champion the Filipino cause. Yes, there is a Ninoy in each and Everyone of us.....

salingPUSA said...

BTW, Denis, I made a similar story in my blog after reading tghis article of yours. I hope it is okay.thanks.....

B E N C H said...

"The Filipino is worth dying for." -- Ninoy Aquino, 500 peso bill

For me, it delivers a very strong message, but where are we now? I really am confused.. puzzled.. amazed?.. I don't know..