What Cory Aquino did that deeply hurt Doy Laurel

Posted at Feb 25 2014 03:58 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2014 02:33 AM

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Celia Diaz Laurel, wife of former vice president Salvador "Doy" Laurel, remembered her late husband's legacy, as well as his disappointments, on the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolution.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News' Jing Castaneda, Mrs. Laurel said one of her husband's biggest contributions was giving way to the presidency of Corazon Aquino, despite her promise that he would take over as prime minister once Marcos is unseated.

Mrs. Laurel admitted that her husband was deeply hurt when the parliamentary government was abolished because he could no longer serve as prime minister, and a revolutionary government was installed.

While Laurel went on to continue serving as Aquino's vice president, Mrs. Laurel said his husband could not function because he did not get any support.

According to Mrs. Laurel, when the vice president confronted Aquino why she did not live up to her end of the deal, she reportedly said, "Because they (her advisers) told me EDSA erased all my promises."

Mrs. Laurel says her husband's supporters often wondered why he acceded to this, but Mrs. Laurel said he did it for the greater good.