Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy 25th Edsa 1 Anniversary!

A defining moment for Filipinos or just a footnote in history? I could barely recall the accounts that led to these events for I was a youngster then. So, I searched the net for EDSA revolt and here's my version of EDSA 1 revolution or a sum of stories pics.
The demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), over a million Filipinos was involved from February 21 to 25 in 1986.
 For the first time, poor Filipinos and rich Filipinos, Communists and Church leaders, classes which would never have associated in the past, gathered together in national unity and put their lives at stake to fight for a common cause, to overthrow their dictator of more than 20 years, Ferdinand Marcos, who had held power of the Philippines under martial law
So 25 years has passed and what now? 
Do we still remember the essence and significance of it. I think not, it was just an event that occured and now just a footnote of the past.
Never again should we allow OUR freedom and democracy stolen from us..
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!

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