Project 1

Project 1

Published on 9 March 2023
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Transcript
00:00
Hello! In this short explainer video, I will explain the the reasoning behind the People Power Revolution that happened in 1986.
00:10
So, let's start from the beginning... Let's say you are a Filipino living in 1965, President Ferdinand Marcos just got elected. A whole term goes by and he is re-elected in the 1969 election, being met with harsh criticism. A bad omen.
00:24
As 1973 edges closer and Marcos' second and last term nears it's end, Marcos declares Martial Law in 1972 thus suppressing free speech. He shuts down multiple organizations, media establishments, and corporations. He arrests journalists, political opponents, and anyone who would dare challenge his reign.
00:42
And thus began a 14 year nightmare, people who fought against Marcos were killed brutally like bugs. Bodies being dumped in public as to induce fear. Imagine, you and thousands of Filipinos suffering for one man's gain? This was unjust, unfair, and unreasonable.
01:04
I hope you have a deeper understanding of what the Filipinos then were going through at the time, and why they had to revolt. This was very fun to make, it's always great to deepen my knowledge of significant events in my country. Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful day!