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Edsa as party, history, memory of a people

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FVR VICTORY JUMP. Former President Fidel V. Ramos reenacts his trademark jump at the People Power Monument on Edsa in Quezon City on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the Edsa Revolution.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Edsa. A name familiar to Filipinos of every age, yet vastly different in each mind’s eye.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Edsa hero says PMA clique controls military

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MAJOR VICTORY People cheer as one of the attack helicopters, led by then Col. Antonio Sotelo, lands in Camp Crame. The helicopter squadron defected to the rebel soldiers’ side on the second day of the revolt. 
PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “PEOPLE POWER: THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION: AN EYEWITNESS HISTORY”

Twenty-eight years after he led the defection of the Air Force’s 15th Strike Wing in a move that favored anti-Marcos forces during the historic Edsa People Power Revolution, retired Lt. Gen. Antonio Sotelo lamented that nothing much had changed in the military.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Jose Velarde’ has nothing to do with martial law museum

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Leave “Jose Velarde” out of it. The cousin of President Aquino and a Cabinet Secretary of ousted President Joseph Estrada are the ones wooing residents of Corinthian Gardens Homeowners Inc. (CGHI) for a “partnership” to build the Memory Museum complex at the corner of White Plains Avenue and Edsa in Quezon City.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Cebuanos told: Remember Edsa lessons

Cebu’s religious and political leaders exhorted Cebuanos not to forget the lessons learned in the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution as the country celebrated its 27th anniversary yesterday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Carrying on Edsa 1986

Yesterday, we celebrated the 27th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution with keen awareness of the advances and deficiencies associated with our collective memory of that uprising that toppled the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aquino signs rights compensation law

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III signed into law on Monday the Human Rights Victim Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 as the country celebrates the 27th anniversary of the People’s Power Revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sky turns yellow for 27th Edsa anniversary

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The sky turned yellow Monday when confetti rained down from the sky as the country celebrates the 27th anniversary of the People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads Edsa rites Monday

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President Benigno Aquino III arrived at the People Power Monument in Quezon City on Monday for the 27th anniversary of the People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The meaning of the 1986 EDSA uprising

Twenty seven years ago, People Power broke out in EDSA leading to the ouster of dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and restoring a democratic government under President Cory Aquino.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Where were you during the Edsa revolt?

“I just came back to Cebu. On that fateful day, we were home monitoring the developments in Manila via TV and radio. I recalled my late father saying ‘Why can’t they just not go, they have milked us anyway”. When the news came that Marcos was gone and people were streaming to Malacañang, I saw my father wiping his eyes. He shed tears of joy that finally the dawn of a new day has come. That was the first time I saw my father with tears in his eyes.” – Dr. Jocelyn Gerra, executive director of culture and heritage section of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Number coding still in effect on Edsa holiday – MMDA

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority reminded the public that the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or the number coding scheme will remain in effect Monday amid the 27th anniversary celebration of the People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Roberto V. Ongpin: ‘Snake pit’ beckons

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THE MARCOS YEARS Trade Secretary Roberto Ongpin confers with President Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos in the “snake pit” called Malacañang to which he was conscripted in 1979.  INQUIRER PHOTO

When the phone rang one day in May 1979, he was not to know that he would be caught in one of the most tumultuous chapters in Philippine history.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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