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Edsa ’86 was a revolution of the entire Filipino nation

This refers to Amando Doronila’s column titled “Aquino’s
attempt to revise Edsa revolt saga” (Opinion, 2/28/14), where he wrote: “The shift of the venue of the Edsa anniversary celebration to Cebu marked an attempt to emphasize Cory’s role in mobilizing mass protests in unseating Marcos. This interpretation ignores and downgrades the military’s role in unseating Marcos.”

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Church shunted out of Edsa rites

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Our Lady of Edsa Shrine: ‘People and God had a brief loving encounter for four days and history cannot be changed anymore.’  FILE PHOTO

The Catholic Church hierarchy was shunted out in the cold in the celebration of the 28th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution in Cebu City on Tuesday. So were two key military leaders of the uprising: dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Lt. Gen. Fidel Ramos, then chief of the Philippine Constabulary.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Edsa’s grandchildren

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When the “Edsa Generation” moves on—to inevitable death or to forgetfulness—who will do the remembering?

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The myths of the 1986 uprising

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Filipinos recall the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution Monday with marked deep disillusion over the Edsa upheaval as a catalyst of profound political and social change. Euphoria over the Feb. 22-25, 1986, event is down to zero.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Another Edsa people power—not anymore

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The call for another Million People March (MPM) to protest the abuse of the congressional pork barrel fund was shut down before it could take off.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A Truth Museum

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Twenty-seven years ago, the miracle of a peaceful revolution that removed a dictator from power unfolded in Edsa. Since then, much has happened that could never have been predicted at that time. Personal and political fortunes had serious ups and downs, heels became heroes and heroes became heels.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Viewpoints | Read More »

Written in water

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Serge Osmeña and Sonny Belmonte are aghast. After Juan Ponce Enrile, comes now Roberto Ongpin revising history. In an interview with the Inquirer run during the 27th anniversary of Edsa, Ongpin felt emboldened enough to claim a couple of things. One was that Ferdinand Marcos and not Cory Aquino actually won the snap election, and two was that he actually did the Philippines a favor by putting up the so-called “Binondo Central Bank” after Ninoy Aquino was murdered and money began to fly out of the country.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Etta’s valedictory: Farewell to a dark night

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There we were, several dozens of us, wearing white T-shirts just handed to us, the back emblazoned with the words in bold font: “MARTIAL LAW SURVIVOR.” There could have been more of us, but not all survivors invited to the 27th anniversary of the Edsa People Power uprising could make it.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Infamy

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Today is the 39th year of the declaration of martial law. It’s a day that ought to have for us the significance of Pearl Harbor for Americans, a day of infamy, a day when someone launched a sneaky attack on this country. It ought to, but it doesn’t. I doubt many of us still remember. [...]

Posted: September 20th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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