#EDSA28: Does the EDSA spirit live on in today’s youth?


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People remember EDSA with nostalgia, some with disappointment. What are your thoughts?

MANILA, Philippines – With locked arms, a collective goal, and strong resolve, Filipinos marched to EDSA 28 years ago in 1986 to oust the Marcos dictatorship.  

Sparked by a repressive regime, widespread electoral fraud, and student-led protests such as the First Quarter Storm, the uprising is what the country today celebrates as EDSA People Power 1. Undeniably, Filipino youth back then played a pivotal role in igniting the nation’s struggle against the authoritarian government of Ferdinand Marcos. 

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For those who witnessed and joined the unarmed ‘revolution,’ the moment is often remembered with pride and patriotism.  

Twenty eight years later, what does EDSA mean to the Filipino youth of today?

READ: #EDSA27: Teaching 1986 People Power to teenagers

Rappler asked netizens what EDSA People Power 1 means to them. People of different ages joined the discussion with reactions ranging from nostalgia to disappointment. 

Here are the highlights of the conversation: 



What does #EDSA28 mean to you? Send us your thoughts on Twitter and write your comments below. – Rappler.com/with reports from Raisa Serafica and Ching Yu


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