No other event in the last 20 years has brought Filipinos together like Edsa has. Whoever they were and wherever they came from, these men and women shared Edsa and they would remember it for the rest of their lives.
Ramos played a key coordinating role. It was the overthrow of the government. His announcement came one hour after 50 police officers, armed with handguns and assault rifles, stormed into his office, according to a newspaper reporter who witnessed the event.
The coup also had the blessing of the most senior official of the Remembering edsa Catholic Church in Asia, Jaime Cardinal Sin, who called on citizens to join mass demonstrations at the monument and to stay there on January 19, declaring: God is in this place.
Do not go anywhere. That first revolt became a model for civilian uprisings against dictators around the world. The events that led up to the swearing in of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Whatever curious legal construction anyone may attempt to put on the ouster of Estrada, he was ousted by military coup, with the connivance of the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, major business groups, and two former Presidents.
A Triumph of Mob Rule in the Philippines.
Yet, what was the opposite. It was undemocratic, unlawful, and perhaps even uncivilized. It has set a bad precedent. Now, no duly elected President can invoke the Constitution and the duly enacted laws of the country to protect his or her term of office.
The mob may decide otherwise. Erap Estrada enjoyed the largest electoral mandate ever given to a President of the Philippines.FOR MORE than a decade now, many Filipinos have trekked to EDSA to commemorate the anniversary of the February "People Power Revolution," marking the overthrow of President Marcos' regime.
Feb 25, · Remembering EDSA People Power Revolution 1 THE EDSA People Power Revolt hasbeen endlessly written about the past 22 years that there's hardly anything left to be said. Except to remember and be grateful. Remembering the Iglesia-led EDSA 3. Who were the deal-makers and the negotiators of the EDSA 3 uprising in that attempted to bring back to power Joseph Estrada?
Mar 01, · “Only cowards are afraid to die.
EDSA Revolution - The People Power Revolution marks a new era in the Philippine history and will always be remembered by Filipinos as the day the democracy in the Philippines was restored. FOR MORE than a decade now, many Filipinos have trekked to EDSA to commemorate the anniversary of the February "People Power Revolution," marking the overthrow of President Marcos' regime. Remembering EDSA likes. A remake of 25 year old 9-month Asian bestseller "Nine Letters: The Story of the Filipino Revolution." New one has.
I am ready to die.” This line blurted out by Soledad “Nanay Soling” Duterte at the height of the anti-Marcos rally before the dictator’s regime crumbled down in February 26, , sums up where the Duterte matriarch stood during those troubled times. Sr. M. Victoria Joson RGS remembers vividly EDSA. At the community room, she posted pictures taken during the days at EDSA, when there were no flyovers, no MRT yet.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS Lilen Uy did the portraits of 19 of the Edsa 20, except that of Fidel Ramos. Lilen is a freelance photographer who does work mainly for glossy magazines and advertisers. She has been a professional photographer for 15 years.