For those asking if February 25, 2013 is a holiday, yes, it’s a national holiday. But whether you’ll be sad or happy depends on whether you’re still in school. While EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary is a national holiday, it’s only for schools. It means no classes for students. It also means it’s a regular working day if you’re no longer a student (see also Full List of 2013 Holidays). There was a time when February 25 was a national holiday for all. Continue reading 25 February 2013 Holiday: EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
There has to be balance in life, we are constantly reminded. Dark and light. Loud and quiet. Modern and historic. This sense of balance, and much more, we find at the Carmelite Monastery. Continue reading The Carmelite Monastery, Cebu
A House Bill seeks to rename Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the main artery of Metro Manila, to Cory Aquino Avenue. House Bill No. 5422, “An Act Renaming Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to Cory Aquino Avenue in Honor of Former President Corazon C. Aquino, First Woman President of the Republic of the Philippines, an Icon of Democracy an a Leading Figure in the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that Restored Democracy in the Philippines, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 2140 and for other purposes,” was recently filed at the House of Representatives. Continue reading Change the name of EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue?
Three different concepts. EDSA. People Power. Monument. These three concepts represent something powerful that resounds throughout the world even to this day. Continue reading EDSA People Power Monument
Whatever I was doing on the 25th day of February 1986, I can’t remember. I was too young to remember or to care about a peaceful people’s uprising that ended a 20-year dictatorship. And inspired the whole world to this very day. Continue reading Remembering the EDSA People Power: 25th Anniversary
Names are confusing. There’s a Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine located at the intersection of Roxas Boulevard and Padre Burgos Drive in Manila City. Beside the monument of Cory, within the same fenced premises, is the Ninoy Aquino Monument. Continue reading Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine and Ninoy Aquino Monument (Manila City)
We mark this day, 1 August 2009, as a very sad and solemn day for Filipinos. Today, at around 3:18 a.m., our beloved former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, joined her Creator. Continue reading President Corazon “Cory” Aquino (1933-2009)
There was an EDSA I and an EDSA II. Some say there was an “EDSA Tres”, although this is still subject to debate. Some say that the real People Power happened in EDSA I, and that EDSA II was a far cry from its predecessor. There are a number of distinctions between People Power I and People Power II. Continue reading EDSA People Power