#RepostEDSA: Is 'People Power' dead?
MANILA, Philippines – The 1986 EDSA People Power uprising was hailed as a shining moment in Philippine history, where Filipinos toppled a dictatorship with minimal bloodshed.
Twenty-nine years later, a new generation of Filipinos are growing up with little to no knowledge of what happened during those tumultuous yet festive days in February 1986.
The exact legacy of EDSA 1986 has been a topic of endless debate, with many questioning whether the spirit of "People Power" that drove a nation to oust a dictator is still alive among today's youth.
MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, asks the same question to a public seemingly jaded by the other "People Power" uprisings that have occurred since.
Is "People Power" dead?
Share your EDSA story
Whether you grew up in the '80s or after, whether you lived in Metro Manila or outside of it, you are bound to know someone with an EDSA story. MovePH invites you to tell us that story.
Were your parents or grandparents at Edsa 29 years ago during the first People Power revolution? Do you know anyone who witnessed or participated in the legal or underground movement that toppled the Marcos dictatorship? Ask them to share their stories about the historic struggle that restored the freedoms and rights we enjoy today.
Or tell us what your idea of "People Power" is in today's interconnected world.
Send in your contributions until Wednesday, February 25, the 29th anniversary of EDSA People Power 1.
Post your anecdote or photos with the hashtag #RepostEDSA and tag @MovePH.
Post on the MovePH page with the hashtag #RepostEDSA.
Tag Rappler in your posts with the hashtags #RepostEDSA.
Send feature articles or blogs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the conversation
Join the #RepostEDSA discussion on Wednesday, February 25, at 6pm, on Twitter and Facebook to tell us how you feel about EDSA 1986 and its legacy.
Let the present generation know about the bravery of those who came before it. Let your posts remind leaders that, time and again, the people have held those who abuse power accountable. – Rappler.com
(Editor's note: We previously used a photo of Pete Reyes without giving due credit. We apologize for the error)