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Youth’s ignorance of Edsa I history not amusing

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The story written by Linda Bolido titled “What the kids say about Edsa I” (PDI, Feb. 25, 2014) included the “thoughts” on the People Power Revolt (PPR) of select public elementary and high school students who joined the recent English/Filipino writing contest on the topic of “Should we celebrate Edsa I?” The contest was part of the selection process of the 29th Teodoro Valencia-Department of Education Search for NCR’s Ten Outstanding Campus Journalists and School Publications.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Does the President know his geography?

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The transfer of the celebration of the 28th People Power revolution from Manila to Cebu by President Noy smacks of historical revision, according to my fellow Inquirer columnist Amando Doronila.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Aquino: Edsa more than a triumph over dictatorship

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Edsa People Power is no longer just about Edsa, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “Narito po ako ngayon dahil higit pa sa pagbaklas ng diktadurya ang diwa ng petsang ito. Lagpas pa sa pagtitipon sa isang kalsada ang Edsa,” Aquino said during his televised speech in Tanauan, Leyte.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Adaza: People still longing for change promised by Edsa revolt

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Homobono Adaza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Twenty-eight years after millions flocked to Edsa for the historic People Power Revolution, many Filipinos still need to see the change the revolution promised.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

28 years after Edsa: PH yet to win fight vs poverty

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two neophyte senators believe that 28 years after the first People Power revolt in 1986, Filipinos have yet to win the fight against poverty and unemployment.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edsa: A journey through history, chaos

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Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

Aside from being the most famous road in the entire country with a revolution named after it, Edsa—acronym for Epifanio de los Santos Avenue—is also in part a marketplace, parking lot, transport terminal, and garbage dump.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Aquino: Love prompted people to act, stage Edsa revolt

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The future may bring a lot of uncertainty, but like what happened in Edsa 28 years ago, Filipinos will prevail when love prevails, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday in Cebu.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What the kids say about Edsa I

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Listen up, teachers: Hilarious and mostly confused thoughts on the People Power Revolt from elementary and high school students

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

People Power Revolution Timeline, Feb. 23, 1986, Day Two

PLAYING SAFE  At left, former Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile moves to the more secure Camp Crame. FILE PHOTO

Thousands heed Jaime Cardinal Sin’s and Butz Aquino’s call over Radio Veritas to gather around Camps Aguinaldo and Crame and bodily protect the rebels led by Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, Armed Forces of the Philippines Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Fidel Ramos and the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM).

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Problems faced by key players shouldn’t change spirit of Edsa

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CATHOLIC nuns and supporters of the people’s revolt greet a soldier aboard a  V-150 armored tank on Edsa in 1986. FILE PHOTO

The true spirit of the 1986 Edsa Revolution should not change despite the problems being faced by key personalities involved during the historic People Power, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

Timeline: Feb. 22, 1986, Day One

SLEEP-IN  Reporters covering the Edsa event catch up on their sleep inside Enrile’s office at Camp Aguinaldo. PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “CHRONOLOGY OF A REVOLUTION”

Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile and key aides finalize Enrile’s speech in which he will proclaim himself head of a ruling junta after rebel troops led by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) assault on Malacañang. Assault is planned for Feb. 23 at 2 a.m.

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

People power rites in Cebu, not at Edsa

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THE REVOLUTION HAPPENED HERE  A worker puts small Philippine flags in the hands of statues representing the Filipino people in the People Power Monument on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday, ahead of the 28th anniversary of the Edsa Revolution next Tuesday.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

From Edsa to Malacañang to Cebu. For the first time in nearly three decades, the anniversary of the historic 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution will not be celebrated at the place where it happened.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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