CLAIM: Ex-president Cory Aquino favored violence while the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos refused to order attack

Without proper historical context, videos comparing the orders of two ex-presidents, Ferdinand Marcos during the 1986 EDSA “People Power” Revolution and Cory Aquino during the 1989 coup attempt, are being circulated by Marcos supporters.

The 30-second video wrongly implies that Aquino was willing to sow violence while Marcos did not, pursuing the faulty narrative that Marcos was a benevolent dictator while Aquino, a democracy icon, was not exactly blameless.

But the video sorely lacks context. 

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