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).
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. 🙂