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'If the aftermath of EDSA did not lead to ample social changes, this is not a blot on EDSA'
'My father got away with a slap on the wrist. Many were not as lucky.'
How can the popularity of the EDSA uprising be contested and reduced to 'Aquino-sponsored' political propaganda?
For Sister Helen, nothing beats physical activism in terms of impact. 'I think unless you get a mass of people out on the streets, nothing will change.'
(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'
The People Power Revolution was neither peaceful nor bloodless
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But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down
'It was an incredible feeling,' says the actor
Signs of a divided, forgetful country come on full display as the Philippines marks the 33rd anniversary of the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986
'Let us never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us so that we may always be motivated to preserve and protect the democratic way of life that we enjoy today,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator
Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos must break the misconception that the EDSA Revolution is just all about the 'dilawans'
(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government,’ says the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates
Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile also tells Bongbong Marcos that he didn't know the dictator was sick, even though he served the Marcos regime for 20 years
Mindanaons continue to be at the forefront of demanding reforms in the rehabilitation of Marawi, militarization of Lumad communities, and the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law. We continue to fight today in the same way our mentors fought for our future before.
At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is
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'It was the first bloodless people power revolution in the whole entire planet Earth, and it remains significant,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, after an online poll by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson
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When this regime threatens press freedom, imprisons its critics, and arbitrarily kills its citizens, then it fails us and EDSA. It reverses all the steps we have taken towards democracy and progress.
32 years later, what are the lessons of the People Power revolution?
Ngayong ika-32 anibersaryo ng EDSA, angkop ang sinabi ni Milan Kundera: 'The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting'
Tindig Pilipinas, a 'coalition of coalition' that's decidedly anti-Duterte, draws comparisons between the current president and the dictator Marcos
'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
'[H]indi tayo dapat magpabaya na manumbalik muli ang kadiliman na pinagdaanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution
The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event
Various sectors call on Filipinos to 'fight tyranny and dictatorship' and oppose moves to change the Constitution
(UPDATED) For the second year in a row, however, President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the public to attend various events organized to commemorate the bloodless revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship
These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom
We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity
President Rodrigo Duterte has transferred the chairmanship of the EDSA People Power Commission from the Executive Secretary to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines chief
Vidal played key roles in both the 1986 People Power Revolution and EDSA II revolt in 2001
Like an audience of a ‘teleserye’ with no control over the plot spectatorship is our default mode of involvement What EDSA represents is the hope that such passivity has not always been the case
The police say about 2 000 stayed the night after their show of force on Saturday February 25 and more arrived Sunday morning February 26
The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away
Organizers of the rally say 6 000 participated in the Power of We protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
Those who gathered at EDSA 31 not only commemorated the People Power Revolution but protested the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos
I believe the war on drugs should be refocused [to] war on poverty to reach a developed nation status says Senator Francis Pangilinan
Protesters raise several issues as they commemorate the 31st EDSA People Power uprising
A scuffle erupts after around 7 Duterte supporters arrive at a rally of thousands of Duterte critics near the People Power Monument
UPDATED It is a show of force to support President Rodrigo Duterte It also coincides with the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
After being forced into exile following the 1986 EDSA Revolution the Marcoses slowly return to politics with members of the late dictator s family now holding government positions
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella claims that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not that iconic in the mind of the President
Leftist groups ask President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise to seal a peace deal with communist rebels