“Cory Aquino may be popular. She is popular today. Why? For losing the husband in the hands of Mr. Marcos,” President Rordrigo Duterte said during the Mindanao-Wide Turn-Over and Distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBS) on August 2 at Davao City Recreation Center.
“But what is the fundamental reason why – Someday, ‘pag 30 years from now, we may try to balance history. Because Aquino declared land reform for the entire Philippines but exempted Doña Luisita, her own land,” Duterte added.
He said “to those who really wanted to be freed from Marcos, that’s another feeling, maybe of gratitude.”
“Pero ‘yung – when she said, “I would like to declare land reform in all of the Philippines.”
“Hindi niya sinali ‘yung kanya. She exempted her – The one who freed, emancipated – It’s incongruity, they call it. So ‘yan ang Luzon. Itong – when you are dealing with itong mga tao sa Central Luzon pati Bacolod. Why Central Luzon? Because of sugar. ‘Yung sugar quota. That was it. Because America gave the Philippines a premium price for sugar. Kaya ‘yung sugar quota noon, pinagbibili ‘yun,” President Duterte said.