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Timeline: Feb. 25, 1986, Day Four

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Midnight—Marcos loyalist soldiers fire through barbed wire barricades on Nagtahan Street, injuring several people. Some of Marcoses’ belongings are taken out of Malacañang. / 3:30 a.m.—Marines rejoice as orders to attack Camp Crame are canceled.

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

Did you know: Cory Aquino oath-taking

President Corazon “Cory” Aquino took her oath of office as the elected president of the Philippines on Feb. 25, 1986, before Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee at Club Filipino in San Juan.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Edsa I lessons lost on new generations

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The Benigno Aquino statue stands near the People Power Monument in Quezon City. Nearly three decades after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, internationally acclaimed as the world’s first peaceful ouster of a dictator, there is a growing concern that the bloodless uprising is increasingly lost on new generations of Filipinos. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER

Nearly three decades after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, internationally acclaimed as the world’s first peaceful ouster of a dictator, there is a growing concern that the bloodless uprising is increasingly lost on new generations of Filipinos.

Posted: February 24th, 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 »

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 »

US set 5 conditions to save Marcos

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FINAL MOMENTS President Ferdinand Marcos speaks from the Malacañang balcony after the dictator's inauguration in this Feb. 25, 1986, photo. With him are his wife, Imelda, and his son Bongbong in combat attire.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY C. FERNANDEZ

As the nation hung on a knife-edge on Feb. 22, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos signed a deal with an emissary of US President Ronald Reagan to keep him in power that included removing his wife, Imelda, and loyal security chief Gen. Fabian Ver, former Trade Minister Roberto V. Ongpin said in an interview with the Inquirer last week.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Palace declares ‘open house’ for orphans, youths

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Malacañang has declared an “open house” on Monday for orphans and youth to symbolically “reclaim” the Palace for the people in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Friends in good times and bad celebrate Cory Aquino

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REMEMBER WHEN Like the way it was in the feverish days leading to Edsa (I) People Power Revolution, yellow confetti rains anew on the Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine in Manila as the country commemorated the well-loved former President’s 80th birth anniversary on Friday. (See story below.) RICHARD REYES

Some came in wheelchairs, a few with canes. Many took halting steps with arthritic knees. But they came, anyway, to pay their respects to the late President Cory Aquino, who would have turned 80 years old on Friday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Grandparents hope to pass on EDSA legacy to granddaughter

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While a lot of things may have changed since the time our parents and grandparents stood up against a regime violence and corruption through the first EDSA uprising in 1986, the spirit of the People Power Revolution still remain in the hearts and minds of Filipinos who continue to seek for a better place for the new generation.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militant group says Aquino is just another ‘ruling elite’

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The nation may be forging on with another Aquino at the helm 26 years after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, but for the militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, this is not necessarily a sign of better things to come.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

People power One Day, One Bay in Metro cleanup

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Brace up for yet another People Power Revolution on Saturday. This time, the aim of its organizers is to clean up Manila Bay.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Catholic Church: Celebrate Edsa I with gratitude

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE The towering monument at the corner of Temple Drive and Edsa in Quezon City is in the spotlight again as the Philippines celebrates the 26th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. A word of advice for motorists: Stay away from this area on Friday, Feb. 24, as it will be the center of the start of the celebration on Feb. 25 .  JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

Catholic Church leaders have urged the people to mark the celebration of the 26th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on Saturday with gratitude to God for attaining freedom through “bloodless” means, but warned those using the event for personal motives and interests.

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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