Project 1

Project 1

Published on 10 March 2023
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Transcript
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Hi everyone! Do you know what day it is?
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Yes, correct! Its EDSA People Power Revolution. Now lets go back to the year 1986 where one movement altered the course of our history forever.
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 Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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February 22-25, 1986, millions of Filipinos gathered to march along the main artery of Metro Manila
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EDSA or Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, to end the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.
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This was because Filipinos wanted a new era where we could have democracy and taste true freedom.
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This revolution changed the course of our history and showcased the exceptional resolve of the Filipino people.
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To this day, we Filipinos celebrate this as a national holiday for the EDSA People Power Revolution
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paved the way in political, social and economic reforms and restored democracy in our country.
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What started the EDSA People Power Revolution?
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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.
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This upset many people and even the Catholic Church issued a pastoral letter saying that the government cheated.
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Weeks after this the EDSA Revolution started and peacefully achieved the removal of a dictator.
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What are the important things that we Filipinos have learned?
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Unity
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Unity is the BEST weapon a nation can have.