Teddy Benigno tells us that, 30 years ago, Ninoy would probably have declared Martial Law too.
“Marcos saw a weak democracy as an excuse to plunder the country, rid it of his enemies, engage in massive human rights violations, perpetuate himself and his family in power. Ninoy saw a weak democracy as his stirring raison de’etre to engage in a life-long crusade to purge Philippine society of its many weaknesses and evils. Even if he would die in the process.”
And die he did, while his descendants and successors doomed themselves to repeating the mistakes of the past, even into the next century.