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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EDSA People Power Revolution

Informal Theme # 8
Blog # 8

               The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of popular nonviolent revolutions and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986, which marked the restoration of the country's democracy.
               This year, we are celebrating its 25th anniversary. We should commemorate this event for us to be awakened of what is happening on today's governance. Before, Ferdinand Marcos was consolidating power by manipulating public opinions, stealing elections, perfecting the arts of political patronage and bribery. If this event didn't happen, our country would live with the most powerful dictator for more years. Arrests and assassinations will keep Filipinos living in fear.
               For 26 years, still, there is no significant change in the country's condition. Still, there are corruptions and much worse as evidence of the last administration. When can our beloved country achieve real change in its government and to those at the seat of power?