MANILA, Philippines – A staunch loyalist of the late Ferdinand Marcos on Monday insisted that the Edsa People Power Revolution was the result of a ‘’mob rule’’.
“Hindi yun people power, mob rule lang yun,” Cherry Cobarrubias, known Marcos supporter, told Radyo Inquirer 990AM in an interview.
The nation observed on Monday the 27th anniversary of the uprising which toppled the Marcos administration.
Cobarrubias insisted that what transpired on February 25, 1986, could not be considered as people power since “iilan lang naman ang nandun sa EDSA na alam naman nating puro mga hakot at usyoso.”
“Hindi mo masasabing people power yun at yung [pagsasalarawang ito ay] madilim na parte ng kasaysayan, sino ba ang nagsasalita—yung mga Leftist, yung mga komunista,” maintained Cobarrubias.
“Bakit daw sila nakulong—e kasi nga gusto nilang itapon ang gobyerno ni Marcos. Ganun lang ang pananaw namin eh,” she said.
President Benigno Aquino III, in his speech during a program commemorating the 27th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, said that the lessons of people power remain relevant to this day.
He urged Filipinos to remember what it took to win back democracy during the Marcos regime and announced that he has signed into law the Human Rights Victims Reparation Act of 2013, a legislation which seeks to provide compensation for human rights violations victims during martial law, including claimants of a previously resolved case at the US Federal Court in Honolulu, Hawaii.
For more of the interview, listen to Radyo Inquirer 990AM.