The passing of the Former President Benigno Aquino III would shock the Filipino people. It would be sad to imagine how the public icon of democracy in the country finally vanished in silence. Some could not take this truth. However, others gradually faced the fact that the face of democracy would rest. For that reason, it would be proper to recall the time when the late president cultivated the spirit of democracy to remind people of the guiding principle of democracy.
Former President Benigno Aquino III burgeoned to foster democracy in the country. His effort to let the Filipino people accomplish freedom and value human rights thrived. His leadership that cultivated the democratic spirit flourished. He succeeded in maintaining the role to liberate people from autocracy and tyranny. His diplomatic ideologies that worked so well to ensure freedom received approval despite some criticisms. Some people might not realize the worth of democracy; however, the former president was on the right track to advocate the most important rights of all –human rights. As he fought for freedom or democracy, he finally succeeded to advance the gripping force of independence.
The challenge of service
Former President Benigno Aquino III confronted several faultfinders before and after his public service. He led the country with criticisms before him. However, he never lost hope. He managed to fulfill his duties as the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines and continued promoting democracy against his adversaries. And yes, he was not perfect. He had some flaws like the rest of us. However, he made sure to fulfill his promise to nurture the spirit of democracy. As he embodied freedom for all people, he mattered to us.
The meaning of democracy
The concept of democracy would require further attention and focus to define its meaning. People knew the value of democracy and realized its meaning about freedom to express their ideas, share their grievances, and voice out their opinions. In other words, democracy would mean freedom to speak through people’s minds as long as they had grounds to say so. In this case, Former President Benigno Aquino III succeeded in promoting democracy.
Indeed, the death of Former President Benigno Aquino III stunned many. His demise was a culmination of his accomplishment to honor him for his good deeds. However, his passing would signal the coming destruction and doom of the Philippine democracy. The present administration had the power to silence a few journalists who tried to advocate human rights. Perhaps, people could still accomplish something worthwhile if they should not let this spirit of democracy disappear soon.