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Credit goes to Filipinos as the real heroes of Edsa ’86

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Edsa looked like this—a vast multitude of civilians thronging the avenue to protect the rebels headquartered in Crame and Aguinaldo. The proximate causes of their gathering were the mobilization of Butz Aquino’s peer network and the appeal of Cardinal Sin on Radio Veritas to the national audience. But why did the people come?

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Edsa ’86: A military perspective

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In the afternoon of Feb. 22, 1986, Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Lt. Gen. Fidel Ramos, under threat of imminent arrest, sought refuge in their military headquarters. In the morning of Feb. 25 both were sworn into the government of Corazon Aquino. That same evening Ferdinand Marcos flew into exile.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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