On 35th Edsa anniversary, Duterte tells Filipinos to protect rights, democratic institutions

Daphne Galvez 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — On the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 25, 2021, called on Filipinos to be vigilant in protecting their rights and the country’s democratic institutions. “As…

‘Editing’ Edsa: Battle rages online vs trolls, revisionists

Krixia Subingsubing, Mariejo S. Ramos 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three days before its 35th anniversary, the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution’s Wikipedia page was vandalized. Under the section on dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ flight to Hawaii, someone put the lyrics of rapper EZ Mil’s…

Edsa: 35 years later

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 02/21/2021

This coming week, the nation marks the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship and installed Cory Aquino to the presidency. This dramatic political event led to the writing of a…

EDSA @ 34: A call to remember, continue to defend democracy

Rosalie Abatayo 02/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The authority in power is great but the oppressed mass is greater.” For Ma. Jardisha Marcellana, a human resource professional based in Cebu, this statement sums up the People Power 1 or the…

President: Cory popular for losing Ninoy ‘in hands of Marcos’

08/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte had unflattering remarks about the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino when he led the distribution of lands to farmers in Mindanao on Friday. The President said the country’s 11th President, whose…

Change is a sacred word

Raymund Fernandez 04/16/2016

Kinutil Perfect is not what things are. But they are not even half as bad as how things were in 1986 when we gathered in the streets to put a final end to Marcos’ martial law. It…

Cebu was Edsa, too

Jobers R. Bersales 02/25/2016

I WAS awoken from a much-needed sleep that early evening of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1986,  by my boardmates who told me something big was happening in Manila. As president of the Supreme Student Government (SSG) at the…

The day the Carmelite nuns hid Cory

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/21/2016

In the face of uncertainty, a monastery in Cebu City sheltered a woman in danger from her government. She hid behind the cloistered walls of the Carmelite Monastery in Barangay Mabolo for just 14 hours. But it…

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