Its EDSA People Power Revolution. Now
lets go back to the year 1986 where one
movement altered the course of our
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate:
only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 22-25, 1986, millions of Filipinos gathered
to march along the main artery of Metro Manila
EDSA or Epifanio de los Santos Avenue,
to end the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.
This was because Filipinos
wanted a new era
where we could have
democracy and taste
This revolution changed the course of our history and showcased
the exceptional resolve of the Filipino people.
To this day, we Filipinos celebrate
this as a national holiday for the
EDSA People Power Revolution
paved the way in political,
social and economic
reforms and restored
in our country.
What started the EDSA People Power Revolution?
The murder of the former president, Ninoy Aquino set
the beginning of the revolution. After that on
February 7, 1986, snap elections nationwide were
held for presidency and it was Cory Aquino
against Ferdinand Marcos.
This upset many people and even the Catholic Church
issued a pastoral
letter saying that the government cheated.
Weeks after this the EDSA Revolution started
achieved the removal of a dictator.
What are the important things
that we Filipinos