'People power' using same formula won't work, says historian


Posted at Feb 22 2017 09:53 PM | Updated as of Aug 21 2017 05:06 PM

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Another 'People Power' will not work if it were to be launched today with the same formula it had in 1986, a historian said on Wednesday.

"If the government is not responding to the needs of the people, then sure, let's do it again but we also see that doing the same formula as EDSA [in 1986] will not succeed anymore," Professor Xiao Chua said in an interview with [email protected] on Wednesday.

"The times have changed, the situation has changed, the context has changed and we should factor in those changes when we want to act, when we want to do something for our country," he added.

Chua argued that the kind of revolution that the Filipino people need now is "the change of hearts of many Filipinos to do something for the country, whatever your political persuasion, whatever what your color is, even if you are not yellow.