From the streets to the web: Netizens look back on EDSA

by Ivy Jean Vibar,

Posted at Feb 25 2013 09:01 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2013 08:58 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Monday marks the anniversary of the People Power Revolution, when Filipinos trooped to EDSA to protest the results of the “snap elections,” which they believed was fraudulent.

It has been 27 years since the non-violent protest toppled a dictator. Many things have changed since then, some for the better and others for the worse, but many have also remained the same.

Aside from advances in technology, Filipinos’ way of life has also changed. Politics has become more complex, and unfortunately, while issues have been resolved, many new trials have also arisen that did not exist during Martial Law. As the adage goes, with freedom comes responsibility.

Many on social media were just babies, toddlers or mere ideas in their parents’ minds when President Ferdinand Marcos stepped down, but the memory of the People Power Revolution lives on, in history books and elders’ stories of one of the most pivotal events in history.