The People Power Revolution is a series of Philippine History in 1986 and is probably one of the most popular nonviolent and prayerful demonstration in the street and is also known as the Yellow Revolution due the presence of the yellow ribbons when Ninoy Aquino return back from the State. This unforgettable protest is also known as “the Revolution that surprised the world”, the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City, and involved over 2,000,000 Filipino civilians as well as several politician, military, religious figures and well known personalities.
On February 22 the protest started to grow bigger and the Regime of the 20 year Running Dictator President Ferdinand Marcos started to become weak. February 25 Marcos finally step down from being President and flew to Hawaii, when the protester learned about this they started to celebrate for the victory, shortly after that day Mrs. Cory Aquino was inaugurated as the new and the first Lady President of the Philippine Republic.
I was around 7 or 8 years old that time and every time I’m reminded about it the imprinted photograph in my memory was the crowd in EDSA and the sound that up to now is still mingling in my head “MAGKA-ISA”, “HANDOG NG PILIPINO SA MUNDO” as well as the tremendous shout of EDSA “People Power” these three significant has become a big part and symbols of our lives, EDSA revolution is not just a history but it is the meaning and true essence of being a Filipino, who will fight whenever they have to, and it is indeed proven many times, starting from the Spanish Colonist to Americans down to Japanese, the history of Filipino fighting for their right to live peacefully has already been part of our self.
"THE FILIPINO IS WORTH DYING FOR"
- Ninoy Aquino