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Published on 10 March 2023
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1986
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The EDSA Revolution
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It started when millions of Filipinos were struck by the murder of Ninoy Aquino during the Marcos regime would set in motion the beginning of the revolution that would reclaim the country for dictatorship.
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Where did it all began?
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Did you know?
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Since Ninoy's assassination, yellow has been the color of the revolution.
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"Tie a Yellow Ribbon" was Ninoy's comeback song. Because he was assassinated upon walking off the plane. The Filipinos took their cue from the song and since then used color yellow as their symbol of rebellion.
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It was 1975, three years after then- President Ferdinand Marcos declared nationwide martial law in the Philippines- a nearly decade long campaign in which some 70,000 people were detained, 34,000 tortured, and more than 3,000 extrajudicially killed.
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How did EDSA Revolution affect the Filipinos?
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Some people still carry resentment over that experience.
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"I didn't have a happy childhood to begin with. And my father was tortured.
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"We were in that situation-a very sad situation because of Marcos.'
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Marcos and Family
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Growing public distant with the brutal and corrupt regime eventually crested in a popular uprising that ousted Marcos on Feb.25, 1986, and exiled him and his family to Hawaii. The date of that "People Power Revolution"-also known as the EDSA Revolution for the Manila road on which the major protests took place, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue-has since been recognized as an annual national holiday and celebration of democracy.
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Considered as "bloodless revolution". The unified movement of the Filipinos pushed Marcos' downfall through slogans, flashing of the laban sign, linked arms and rosaries.
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The EDSA Revolution lasted for four days, millions of people, from all walks of life, gathered and demonstrated along EDSA.
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FUN FACTS
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