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From revolution to ‘reblocking’: Edsa 28 years later

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THE EDSA revolution broke out against a yet-uncluttered urban backdrop in February 1986.

If the Edsa Revolution were to happen today, People Power might temptingly include a side trip to the mall. The loyalist Gen. Fabian Ver would have a hard time looking for open fields to deploy tanks but could put snipers up on the billboards, and the defecting Lt. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos would still make his famous victory jump—though with fewer people to see him, thanks to the elevated railway blocking the view.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

28 key Edsa personalities

RAM boys Gringo Honasan, Eduardo Kapunan, Rey Rivera and Tito Legaspi PHOTO FROM “Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Four-Day Revolution in the Philippines”

The Edsa People Power Revolt on Feb. 22 to 25, 1986, had a cast of thousands, many of them political and military figures who remain familiar names in recent headlines. From being Marcos allies, many have shifted loyalties to become rebel forces who, thanks to their burnished image during Edsa, were later elected local officials, senators and even President.

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

Villegas to Aquino: We are your quiet supporters

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He was only four months into the priesthood working as the personal secretary of Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin when he heard the portly prelate make a telephone call to Church-run Radio Veritas the night the Edsa People Power Revolution broke out.

Posted: July 8th, 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 »

‘Jose Velarde’ eyes site for Edsa memory museum

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“Jose Velarde,” not the one who was ousted in Edsa II, is back, making backroom deals with Malacañang executives who are pushing for the construction of a memory museum for Edsa I, or the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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