MANILA, Philippines – As in every Edsa celebration, trademark yellow confetti pours on the historic Avenue that saw the rebirth of Philippine democracy after more than a decade of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos.
The yellow confetti is reminiscent of the yellow ribbons that were supposed to welcome home then opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr from political exile in the United States. The former senator was assassinated on Aug 21, 1983. The murder case has remained unsolved to this day. – Rappler.com