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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 »

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