Robredo: It was Filipinos, not ‘Yellows,’ that made Edsa revolution happen
NAGA CITY — It was not the “Yellows” that made the Edsa People Power Revolution happen but the unity and the will of the people, Vice President Leni Robredo reminded the crowd during the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA revolution at Immaculate Concepcion Parish here Saturday.
“Laging natatatakan ng kulay ang celebration ng (They always mark with color the) Edsa people power revolution, but we know this celeberation is not about the ‘yellows’ and other groups but to remember the Filipinos who sacrificed during that time for the freedom that we are enjoying now,” she said.
Robredo also expressed dismay over cities and provinces that seem to have forgotten the commemoration of Edsa revolution.
“Nakakalungkot na konti na lang ang umaalala sa makasysayang revolution na ito (It sad that that only a few now remember the historic revolution) but I am proud that in Naga we are consistent in celebrating because we never forget and we will always keep in us the lessons of that darkest chapter in history,” she said.
The candle-lighting event in this city was attended by students, non-government and multi-sectoral organizations.
“We are glad that we have a lot of students who came here today. Kahit wala pa sila noong panahong iyon, kasama natin sila sa pag-alala dahil delikado kapag nakalimutan natin ang lahat ng aral noong Edsa (Even though they were not there during that era, we have them now with us for the commemoration because it would be dangerous if we forget the lessons of Edsa),” she said.
Robredo also told the crowd that they still believe that the power is still in the hands of the ordinary citizens.
“…Naniniwala tayo na hindi dahas ang solusyon sa kung ano man ang pinagdadanan natin ngayon, laging may magandang paraan sa pag resolve ng mga problem (We believe that it is not violence that would solve whatever challenge we are facing now; there is always a better way to resolve problems),” she added.
“We’ve fought tanks with rosary and prayer over guns. Nothing is impossible,” she said. /je
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