What happened so far after Feb. 25, 1986?


February 25, 2011 is a holiday.  It’s the 25th anniversary of EDSA People Power 1.  To freshen up some, it was the day when former President Marcos’ regime was ended when people flocked to the streets of EDSA to end the dictatorship (Martial Law).

 

EDSA 25

Celebrations will be held to commemorate the special events that happened during that day and how people power ousted the former dictator.  It has become one of the most unforgettable events in history, not only for Filipinos but for the rest of the world.  Political rivals then have become allies and their connections remain tight up to now.  For sure people will gather to EDSA again to witness the celebrations.

25 years after,  a lot must have changed.  I was 4 years old then and I did not know what exactly happened, well with the help of books and google, I did.  I witnessed how powerful EDSA Dos was, I was a college student then.  Edsa Tres then a fourth followed.  The power of the people is the greatest of them all.  But despite the commemoration, I just can’t help but ask. …. ….

Did it really make a difference to us? After all these 25 years?

Please leave your comments.  I would love to hear them.  🙂

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16 responses to “What happened so far after Feb. 25, 1986?

  1. the only thing that happened is we got out from supression of marcos yet we are still prisoners. why? because now, we are prisoners of people power, everytime we want to oust someone, we will ask for people power. its like transfering from one prisoncell to another

    nosebleed ako.

    • Thanks for the comment Khanto.. You were not even born yet that time.. buntis pa lang si mama mo sayo.. hehe sana lang wala ng people power na mangyari, until that time, malalaman natin siguro na natuto na ang mga pilipino.. Kung may disiplina ang bawat isa, eh di ang saya-saya na ng Pilipinas!

  2. the main effect siguro is .. it made us feel and think that yes we are capable of change… kung nabago man nya ang estado ng ekonomiya, nabawasan ang korapsyon, nalinis ang bansa…? parang di naman…

    • Thanks for dropping by Flip… True, there were changes, improvements pero yung gustong mangyari ng tao na nagmula sa people power eh hindi natupad.. Still, here we are.. at the same spot after 1, 2, 3 EDSA people power revolts… We cannot really say we have progressed.. it has gotten even worse..

  3. ang effect siguro is kapag magkaroon ng record na padamihan ng people power sa isang bansa, tayo ang number one.. hehe nka-first blood na ang egypt. hehe
    kidding aside, it has an good effect in some ways and i believe we are now on the winning way.. it shows that Filipinos, through unity and camaraderie, has the power to change the country for the better..

    • A+++ tayo pagdating sa pagkakaisa.. Likas sa Pilipino yan.. pero kulang tayo sa determinasyon to pursue what we started.. Hindi na kelangan ng People Power to get what we want.. Pilipino na rin ang may problema kung bakit hindi tayo umaabante.. Salamt sa comment Whattaqueso!

  4. effect is very minimal. after kasi nun, wala nang effect sa pinoy yan eh.facevalue na lang ika nga. Pinagmamalaki pa natin palagi yung matagumpay na rebolusyon, na ginagaya na rin ng ibang bansa. Pero after nun, wala na.

    Maigsi kasi ang memorya natin sa lahat, sa kasalanan ng mga taong gobyerno, mga palpak na mga programa ng pamahalaan, mga magiginding katiwalian. kahit nga convicted na yung iba, binoboto pa natin eh. May mga adik, pusher, gambling lord, murderer at rapist na nananalo pa rin.

    at dahil makakalimutin tayo sa mga ganito, paulit ulit lang din lahat ang nangyayari. EDSA2, 3, 4, EDSA to the nth time. Cliche nang sabihin na nasa atin ang simula, na tayo mismo ang dapat na kumilos, pero ang masakit, sa pang-araw araw na buhay natin, nakikita natin na yung ginagawang kabalbalan ng mga nasa taas, ginagawa rin ng maliliit na tao. Di naman masyadong negatibo pero marami pa rin ang gumagawa ng mabuti. Pero ano ang tawag ng iba sa gumagawa ng tama? Martir o kaya e bayani with a sarcastic tone. Nababaligtad na talaga ang moralidad ng bansa, nagiging katanggap tanggap na lang yung gumagawa ng mali. 🙂

    • Siguro dahil na rin sa nasanay ang Pilipino sa ganito.. lagi na lang umaasa sa pagganda ng buhay.. iniaasa sa pamahalan, sa nasa kapangyarihan.. marami talagang problema ang bansa.. mas napapansin kesa sa mabuti.. Default kasi na mabuti at maganda ang ginagawa natin, kaya pag may nagawang mali, mas napapansin.. Wag natin sanayin ang mga sarili natin sa nangyayari ngayon, as the cliche goes, habang may BUHAY may pag-asa… pero dapat gumagawa tayo ng PARAAN.. Thanks for the comment Rogie! 🙂

  5. yes it did made a difference and some changes. for the corrupt and inefficient politicians and government officials and emloyees : they became more corrupt and daring enough in committing illegal activities and squandering govt. funds. for the (in) justice system: it became more inefficient in delivering public service to the common tao. sabi nila there two justice system in the philippines. one for the poor and one for the rich. if you are rich, you go to the hospital. if you are poor, you go to jail. for the common govt. employee: lalo sila ngayong nababaun sa utang. salamat sa kapiranggot na salary increase nila at palpak na pamamalakad ng GSIS. and for the common tao: lalong dumadami ang mga walang hanapbuhay. at sympre, kasabay din ang pagtaas ng crime rate. domino principle. so you see, there had been changes so far after the EDSA revolution! now that we have a new president, we can only hope and pray that there will be a real change for the better for all of us and not for the worst. thnx

    • I appreciate your comment Art. I just had to delete the other one, though they’re just the same.. 😀 Dapat i-reformat ang mga nasa kapangyarihan kasi we don’t really have an idea if most of them are doing their job properly.. Ang daming nasasayang na pera ng bayan.. hindi na mawala-wala ang mga corrupt.. sana, time will come na if we’re about to celebrate an event in history.. sana ung TOTOO na.. yung talagang NANGYAYARI na.. time to get out of this bad, bad dream!

  6. we should never lose the true spirit of edsa. it is therefore everyone’s responsibility to spread the meaning and make sure it continues to burn in our hearts. much is to be done but this is a great nation and I believe in the resilience of the Filipino.

    • Very well said Pusang Kalye.. we all have a responsibility to take.. and there’s a lot more events to commemorate which remind us how we should make Philippines a better place to live in..

  7. I was born the year after People Power so I did not experience being in that event. Pero sa ngayon ang masasabi ko..oo, maganda makita na nagkakaisa ang mga tao sa isang hangarin. Ngunit after ng People Power, ganun pa din e. Balik sa dating gawi.Parang kulang sa continuity. Sana naman if ever may next people power ay magtuloy-tuloy na ang pag-unlad ng bansa at hindi na iyong bitin na hanggang people power lang.

    • I totally agree with you Karla.. ilang days pa lang pero wala na ulit tapos na.. 1 day lang ang tinagal ng spirit of EDSA.. some look forward to another year.. may mangyari na kaya?.. 😀 we all keep our hopes up pero hindi ma-reach yung goal for a better Philippines..

  8. The Edsa revolution was a big catalyst then but sadly, there are things that haven’t changed – there’s still this culture of corruption that’s become even more rampant and Pinoys, a lot of us, haven’t really matured politically where it comes to choosing the right leaders.

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