Aquino leads Edsa rites on Feb. 25

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It’s a good day to wear yellow and be seen with President Aquino.

Team PNoy candidates aren’t barred from joining Monday’s commemoration of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, which did not end with strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ ouster but is kept alive by undertaking reforms in the government, Malacañang said on Sunday.

Aquino will hoist the flag and sign into law a key legislation compensating martial law victims Monday morning at the Edsa People Power Monument to mark the 27th anniversary of the event that inspired peaceful uprisings elsewhere in the world.

“Edsa really is for everybody. You can’t stop whoever wants to go there,” Undersecretary Abigail Valte, the President’s deputy spokesperson, said over government-run radio. “One of the reasons why the Edsa revolt was successful [was] because people from all walks of life and people from all sections of the community came together to push for one singular aspiration.”

Given that the midterm elections are less than three months away, some candidates are expected to turn up at Monday’s celebration.

Reforms

“There is still the process for putting down the reforms that were generally envisioned by the Edsa revolt. We’re still doing that to this day. We’re still putting those reforms in place. It’s a continuation, so they’ll understand how democracy came about,” she said. “It’s better to look at it as the start of something new and not just the end of the dictatorship.”

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., head of the Edsa People Power Commission, said Aquino would continue his reforms to preserve the gains of Edsa I.

“We are building the foundation to attain these aspirations,” Ochoa said in a statement, citing the administration’s big strides in restoring investors’ confidence in the economy, guaranteeing food security and establishing a just and lasting peace.

“While our people today enjoy the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, there are still freedoms we must continue to fight for: freedom from poverty, freedom from hunger, freedom from want,” he said.

Monday is a special holiday for all schools to encourage students from grade school to college to join the celebration.

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  • UrHONOR

    ~ALAY sa mga PULITEKERO~

    Maala-ala mo kaya,
    Ang sumpa mo sa amin.
    Na ang pag-silbi mo ay 
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    Hanggang sa juetengan.

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    Ligaya sa bangko ko,
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    Na ang pangako mo ay
    Sadyang di mapapako.

  • doublecross

    move on….forward!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    TIME OF CORY DAMI NAGUTOM NAGAWA LANG NIYA BANTAYAN ANG PRESYO NG GALUNGGONG SA LOOB NG ANIM NA TAON! MARCOS IS THE BEST.

    • bryanbrian

       The best dictator.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

      PURO KA KAIN AT NAGUGUTOM! 

  • bryanbrian

    Today’s occasion is a reminder to all filipinos – never forget the lessons of dictatorship.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO6VKORVP6RF3NJ2OW74M3YTXA Jojo

    ngaun celebration ng 27th edsa people power dapat maghayag na ng tunay na sa loobin c pangulong aquino at kani administration  ukol sa stand off ngaun sa sabah claim hindi yung nananahimik cia kong naging maingay cia tungkol sa scarbourough shoal issues laban sa china dba dpat lamang gayundin d2 sa sabah claim issue bukod sa malapit at maraming ebidencia tau bkit hndi cia manindigan duon sa kapwa nating pinoy na nagmamalasakit pra sa kapanan ng buong pilipinas..MR.PRESIDENT dpat matapos nio ang issue e2 sa administartion nio upang may matandaan man lang pinakamalaki nio magagawa ang aming mga anak sa inyo kung sakasakali at sa HISTORY BOOKS na rin di ba po….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYDG63W2MVGRU2YOI7HBD23EXQ Adrian

    Edsa celebration–ka cheapan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Edsa revolution is the biggest lie told to prop up the Aquino name and to hide the return of power of the oligarchies.   

    There is nothing to celebrate when nothing has changed – the poor are still poor and the same corrupt faces hold power

    F U ABNOY

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Not all the marcos loyalists and crabs in the world can take away the victory of EDSA People Power Revolution.

    Marcos dictatorship was toppled down. Cory became president. Democracy was restored.

    That’s the plain truth.

  • billy gunner

    marcos is still and will always be the best president.

    • marionics

      agbiag ni apo!!!

  • neilabarca

    Marami ang hindi makapaniwala at umaasa rito, nakakaiyak naman…. Marami sa mahigit 10,000 biktima (salvage / torture) na makikinabang dito, matatanda na’t nanggagaling sa mahihirap (majority), middle class, mga politiko, may maliliit na negosyo, nagMIGRATE na sa ibang bansa at ang ilan ay patuloy na nakikibaka para sa demokrasya..

    Kahit paano, may epekto ito sa hustisya at demokratisasyon ng lipunang Pilipino. Kahit paano, magdidiwang hindi lang mga Pilipino, bagkus ang buong mundo at kahit paano,  ang panalo dito, ang kapayapaang isinusulong sa Pilipinas……….NAKAKABILIB …

  • bryanbrian

    Marcos is the worst president ever.

  • whyinthisworld

    Let me ask you ladies and gentlemen, who is better president ever that Philippines have in the past, marcos, ramos? gloria? estrada?  For me the three with question mark were the most worst. I do not want to comment on marcos because for he was still the best second to magsaysay.

  • ARRANCAR

    edsa revolution A BIG FAT JOKE!!! another worthless celebration nothing changes only the faces and people who steals, pocketed people’s hard earned money as if they own those money splurging our money to their vices!! cory aquino the biggest clueless president the philippines had that woman was another BIG JOKE so to speak A USER AND A OPPORTUNISTIC person, her character speaks volume of disgusted over the poor people of HACIENDA LUISITA!! as of today HACIENDA LUISITA has not been parcel out and payment has not been give to the farmers!! the aquino’s are really the bane, cause, and source of all the ills and curse that this beloved country faces!! what can be attributed to the cory regime simply the oligarchs return to power and all the money making enterprises they quickly grabbed it and now we are suffering because of these oligarchs!! the black out queen another monicker that can be best describe for this worthless cory aquino she not only destroy the infrastructure but totally decimated the power industry by not planning ahead of adding new power plants she simply sit on it for 6 long years of destroying our lives!! cory aquino the QUEEN OF OLIGARCHY herself the crown jewel of the cojuangco aquino regime HACIENDA LUISITA has not been under DAR agrarian  reform she excluded the HACIENDA LUISITA!! so, the edsa revolution has not really change our lives and the country’s dilemma it still and always be a curse to us because of the edsa revolution!! as long the aquino cojuangcos are alive and ruling over us the country will never be lifted from its curse!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QWD6S7YWTH2W6AFFH4VVNIB2L4 Krissey

    EDSA makes electric and water bill high, EDSA makes the street unsafe for the ordinary peoples. Only Enrile, Aquino and other LPs prevails in EDSA

  • batangtun_og

    Pnoy failed to keep the Edsa revolution spirit alive by giving shelter former Marcos Adminstration people like th Durano’s of Cebu.

  • JasonBieber

    Ok…now it should be fair to ask…

    Is this an EDSA celebration or a platform for PNoy to campaign and promote his Team PNoy candidates?

    From what we understand, this is supposed to be a national celebration and not a Team PNoy celebration.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QWD6S7YWTH2W6AFFH4VVNIB2L4 Krissey

    kung happy ang tao sa result ng EDSA, hindi na dapat inbitahan na pumunta sa EDSA every 25th ng February, mag kukusa ang mga tao kung satisfied sila sa result, hindi mo ba napapansin konti konti na lang ang dumadalo, its simply means thats Phil failure at mga aquino lang ang tanging beneficiary. nawala nga ang marcos mas marami naman dinastiya ang nag hahari, at isa pa mas magingawa para sa mga mamamayan ang kumilos sa mga lansangan, safe ang enviroment noong araw kumpara sa after 1986.

  • kypros

    i was there in 1986 but what’s in it now that we have to celebrate? corruption is still the same, police and AFP still do what they do then, children of the people we oustered are back. do we celebrate now that we have that freedom of expression we always coveted back then? … think about the passage of cybercrime law and none passage of foi bill!
    now i ask again, is there really a need to celebrate every 25th of february?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

    wala namang nabago ah, ilang dekada na yang celebration….ano ba nabago sa buhay ng pinoy? wala, wala at wala. same old same old trapos pa rin ang andyan. same old same old (non-thinking) voters pa rin ang nagdidikta ng mananalo. scrap edsa celebration. sayang lang gastos dyan.

  • Sugbuanon86

    To the Filipino People.

    Boycott PNOY.

    Boycott the EDSA Revolution Anniversary Celebration.

    Huwag po kayong dumalo.

    Hayaan ninyong langawin ang pagtipon-tipon ng sira ulong anak ni Cory at ng kanyang mga crony!

  • White24

    NO SIGNIFICANCE,, better go to sleep!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2UJGI5EBHUR35XI4YRTPK5QKRA niño

    Wasting of people’s money!!! EDSA reminds me of those people whose interest ay para lang sa sarili nila and not for the country! Nakakahiya ipagyabang ang EDSA sa mga bata. Dapat matutunan ng mga bata ay mga good values at accomplishment of the past government sa mga schools! Hindi malaking achievement ang EDSA kaya wag mag aksaya ng pera ng bayan! Tigilan na etong pangloloko na eto sa mga tao!

  • Albert Einstien

    HINDI lang FAILURES …27 years of UNCONSCIONABLE LIES..!
     
     
     
    WHAT is there to celebrate ?… in fact the PEOPLE should MOURN for death of democracy ..substituted by ANARCHY…they cant change HISTORY no MATTER how much DISTORTING they would like to window dressed it….like what ninoy did to the COUNTRY by exposing the govt secret claimof sabah in 1968…from 1968 to 1986 the beginning & finalization of PHILIPPINE degredation to the ABYSS of POVERTY & CHAOS..now 2013..just look around sans the propaganda & paid surveys..just compare criminality, poverty, unemployment & prices of everything from 1986 to present..the AQUINOS promises for 27 years for progress, peace & prosperity are ALL LIES & they put us in this dire situation ….so sad…
     
     
     
     
    WHAT is HISTORY TELLING US!
     
     
     
    TIMELINE…
     
     
     
     
     
    “The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”– Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 A.D.
    1861..from CHINA to RP…..change of name…..the Cojuangco family can be traced back to Hong Chian( hongjian FARMERS village ) in Tongan province, China. Former President Cory Aquino’s,great grandfather was the first generation of the Cojuangco clan that came to the Philippines in 1861. His actual chinese name, Mr. Co Yu Hwan change his name to Mr. Jose Cojuangco.
     
     
     
     
    1900 Philippine revolution- ysidra cojuanco, BECAME one of the RICHEST at age 32
     
     
    Part One: Seeking the Holy Grail on Good Friday ( just google it )
     
     
    ” Encarnacion a friend and confidant of Dońa Ysidra, she is also the daughter of Eulalio Saulo who confirmed to her the story as one of the military escorts of the gold shipment to Ysidra. As far as we know this is the first direct evidence of a Cojuangco (and Ysidra at that) admitting what many Luna contemporaries long alleged, that the source of the Cojuangco fortune was the gold commandeered by Luna and regularly turned over to Ysidra. The combined assets controlled by the Cojuangcos total about P200 billion. To recover such wealth under Article 11, section 15 of the 1987 Constitution, one must go to court, and pay a filing fee of half a percent of the amount to be recovered, or P1 billion unrefundable win or lose. Who has that kind of money to risk ? “……
     
     
     
    1900 Antonio Luna-Cojuangco Affair.alleged .DIVERTION of REPUBLIC’s FUNDS (now called PLUNDER o PANDARAMBONG ) ..see their story ..REVOLUTIONARY GOVT of AGUINALDO easily LOST to AMERICANS due to the MISSING REPUBLIC’s TREASURE that should be USED for buying FOOD & MEDICINES as well as for paying soldiers & recruits…..
    1944 JAPANESE Collaboration ( MAKAPILI tawag sa mga pilipinong TRAYDOR dati )-Benigno Aquino SR…..captured in japan & sent here in the Philippines charged with TREASON !……
    1968 SABAH-exposed the RE-TAKING by marcos … Benigno” NINOY” Aquino Jr. he is a a FRIEND of malaysian leaders,on his clandestine with fake passports ( not heroic in fact that is a crime on itself ) return to RP;(wikipedia) —-Logan International Airport on August 13, 1983, took a circuitous route home from Boston, via Los Angeles to Singapore. In Singapore, then Tunku Ibrahim Ismail of Johor met Aquino upon his arrival in Singapore and later brought him to Johor to meet with other Malaysian leaders Once in Johor, Aquino met up with Tunku Ibrahim’s father, Sultan Iskandar, who was a close friend to Aquino…….
     
     
    .NO WONDER ..pres. cory & noynoy will not claim sabah.. …….SABAH has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,”The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.”…………
    NINOY Aquino was imprisoned on charges of murder and subversion. He was found GUILTY of subversion and sentenced to death in November 1977. ( MARCOS the MERCIFUL )This was commuted into exile to allow a humanitarian medical treatment in the United States in 1980, accompanied by his wife. According to some through the efforts of Imelda Marcos convinced Pres. Marcos to be merciful..International media called marcos the merciful…even US president bush & reagan were FANs of marcos………………..
     
     
    1987 SPRATLY-cory aquino allowed entry of china in spratly islands..and in 1988 went to her RELATIVES in china & celebrated with them instead of DEFENDNG or filng a protest against china intrusion…and in 1988 ENTRY of chinese WARSHIP in ur territory and established outpost there….NOW they are claming the WHOLE SCS……………………
    CORY …freed all TOP communist & muslim rebels & members…then WAR ensued in all fronts….DEATHs abounds…REBELS group now became strong enough and asking TERRITORies in the south ( milf ) & CPP asking the pnoy govt to be PARTNERS in governance..the cojuanco-aquino clan .until now after 27 years of PROMISES of progress, peace & prosperity ..are NOWHERE to be found…despite daily propaganda & paid surveys …only their KKK’s became richer & richer day by day ………..
     
    If we take a CLOSER SCRUTINY …WHY RP is so POOR now…1968 is the SOURCE of the EVIL CALVARY & CAUSE of UNENDING CHAOS…..it was in 1968 NINOY divulged the marcos reclaim for sabah, in 1968 muslim rebellion begun, in 1968 MNLF were established & ALSO in 1968 CPP-NPA was established………………………….
     
     
    LO & BEHOLD …rubbing salt to injury for peaceful loving citizensshe freed them in 1986….ninoy started it & cory FREED the enemies of the STATE ( who killed hundred of thousand citizens & govt forces & displaced MILLIONS of families ) ……ninoy was RUMOURED as both a Communist stooge and a CIA agent at that time… just draw your own conclusion….america & western powers at that time cant get marcos approval to SIPHONED DEUTERIUM because it will be disadvantageous to the country…however in 1986 just months after they toppled marcos in 1986 ….CORY govt wanted immediately to harvest deuterium …cory hurriedly went to state visit to america which enrile allegedly asked her ..did they PROMISE you ANYTHING ? of course she fired ENRILE after that… but RAM boys went to regular & routine coups ..& the REDS are becoming more INFLUENTIAL & more POWERFUL in the CORY govt….AFP forces loyal to marcos are still there ..MNLF became more POWERFUL…..with the POLITICAL uncertainties..foreign powers suspended their interest in phil. DEUTERIUM………………………….
     
     
     
     
    CORY was merely an accidental president USA wanted originally RAMOS to be the next caretaker president….in 1983 when aquino died ( NINOY rumoured as CIA agent ) CIA was infuriated SUDDENLY foreign banks stopped granting loans to the Philippine government & AMERICAN INVESTMENTS withdrwn…FDI’s stop coming in….” Defense. CIA. Everybody wanted to bring him down. But Reagan, they had a close personal relationship,” MARCOS won “With the election, a lot of people felt that he lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won,” Ongpin said ………………………….
    NOW are you WONDERING why for the FIRST TIME in ANALS of WORLD HISTORY a so called REVOLUTION is BLOODLESS? ..because it is NOT a revolution it is a DESIGN with FOREIGN ARCHITECTS….the LANDSCAPE is DEUTERIUM…in fact during SNAP election marcos won over cory he got 10.8 million votes while cory ONLY got 9.2 million votes ….who says marcos cheated….. namfrel & technicians.. but who handled them ? who feeds them the data ?…. why US senator LUGAR & 44 americans were here during elections ? election OBSERVERS or more than observers.. ? MARCOS was a victim of ECONOMIC assassins………………….and why BOSSWORTH & HABIB forced marcos to signed five decrees..Marcos signed the five presidential decrees as did Bosworth and Habib, as witnesses. When the Americans were about to leave, the President said, “You know, gentlemen, it has come to my attention that there’s a coup plot being hatched.” The two were stunned. “Mr. President, we know nothing about this,” Habib said. “Why would we go through with this charade?” ( as ongpin admitted  & witnessed 2/25/13 pdi )……………………..
     
     
     
     
     
     
    CORY ALLOWED CHINA intrusion in 1987 to our Kagitingan Reef then ..they are NOW CLAIMING the whole SCS. The Geology and Mineral Resources Ministry of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has estimated that the Spratly area holds oil and natural gas reserves of 17.7 billion tons (1.60 × 1010 kg), as compared to the 13 billion tons (1.17 × 1010 kg) held by Kuwait, placing it as the fourth largest reserve bed in the world. These large reserves assisted in intensifying the situation and propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries. While vietnam fought china and regain their territory ..CORY instead of sending the navy as what marcos did..choose to celebrate with her BLOOD RELATIVES in china. She also lighted incense at the altar of the Ancestral Temple of the Xu (Co) Clan. She was quoted as having remarked “I am the President, but I am also the daughter of Hongjian Village” ( news item )…………….
    LO & BEHOLD..what is the CONNECTION of SABAH & HACIENDA LUISITA, MUSLIM REBELLION , MNLF REBELLION & CPP-NPA REBELLION..? ……………….
     
    what is the the connection of AQUINOS & LEADERS of MALAYSIA ?…………. ANSWER 1968……………HACIENDA LUISITA was planned to be RETURNED & distributed to the FARMERS by MARCOS in 1968 ( The government’s first follow-up letter was written by Conrado Estrella of the Land Authority on March 2, 1967 …HACIENDA LUISITA ( 6,400 hectares ) the root of political & economic turbulence..the DECLINE of everything good for Filipino..& deprivation and injustice to the farmers 1968 to 2013 )…NINOY DIVULGED the MARCOS SABAH RECLAIM plan in 1968, MUSLIM rebellion begun in 1968, MNLF was ESTABLISHED in 1968, & CPP-NPA established in 1968……………………adding insult to the peaceful citizens… CORY RELEASED ALL ENEMIES of the state …now they are demanding their own territories ( milf ) & asking joint governance with rp govt ( cpp-npa )…2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently 10/2012 pnoy-MALAYSIA-milf peace deal.( why is MALAYSIA so interested in MILF TERRITORY ? )…they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new state..giving away territories not even within his power to give!…………………..Now
    2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt acting as MALASia spokeperso & COLLABORATING with MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & INSATIABLE LOOTER of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the SWORN DUTIES of the GOVT…protection of sovereignty & territorial integrity , to serve & protect the people as prime duties of govt under the CONSTITUTION..!………………………………………………
     
     
     
     
     
    let HISTORY be the JUDGE..who are TRAITORS & HEROES……!!!

  • leomar101

    Nilalangaw na ang edsa.Pinilit na lang ang mga sundalo at gov’t employees na umatend para may papalakpak kay bundat budoy.

  • nakatutok

    EDSA Revolution…..a rigodon of oligarchs….

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