Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remembering the Significance of EDSA 1

Time flies so fast that it’s already 25 years passed since the first People Power Revolution also known as the EDSA Revolution. Just to remind us of what exactly the significance of EDSA, it happened last 1986. It was a series of nonviolent revolutions and prayerful mass street demonstrations which marked the restoration of the country’s democracy. These protests were the culmination of the civil resistance by the people against the 20 year dictatorship regime of President Ferdinand Marcos. The demonstration took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). It was participated by almost two million Filipino civilians, military authorities, political leaders, religious figures lead by Cardinal Jaime sin. The demonstrations ended exactly of February 25, 1986 when President Ferdinand Marcos leave Malacañang Palace together with his family and flew to Hawaii. President Corazon Aquino took over his position and became the first lady president. That is why president Cory Aquino become the symbol of democracy.

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