People's stories about the People Power


Posted at Feb 26 2011 01:14 AM | Updated as of Feb 27 2011 05:03 AM

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It was once said that the struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

The Philippines has faced uprisings, but perhaps none has been as life-altering as the first one it saw in 1986.

Twenty-five years later, citizens speak from memory about their struggle to topple a dictator. Sharing what they remember best about 1986, people give their versions of Edsa. They remind us why the story of Edsa is the story of a people’s struggle against abuse of power, and the struggle against forgetting.

*Collected and edited by staff from contributions made to Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula, via and


Spirit of Edsa lives on (Lar Lionel Arondaing)
I want to continue what they started (Maricar Maza)
Balik-tanaw sa EDSA mula sa kuwento ng iba (Che Sarigumba)
Kung posible ang EDSA, posible ang pagbabago (Allan Rey Pacquiao Ramirez)
Thank you, Edsa Revolution (Alessandra Brigette Anonas)


How I remember Edsa (Allan Tubig)
Alaala ng kahapon isang malaking hamon ngayon (Marc Anthony Rodillas)


Life began at 41 for me (A People Power Memoir) (Gloria Ramos Viola)
That eternal spring (Marie Yuvienco)
Living up to the spirit of EDSA through education (Luningning dela Cruz)
My memories of EDSA (Nelinia Escalante)
Laban at pagkakaisa (Chen Saringumba)
“Yeah, how ‘bout those Filipinos?” (Mac McCarty)
Take two (People Power) (Meldy Flores)
“Hindi Ako Nag-iisa” noong 1986 (Kris Padilla Sendin)
Bigo ba ang Edsa? (Miles Santiago)
Reminiscing EDSA ’86: Tama na, sobra na, palitan na (Francisco Delos Santos Jr.)
Revolution in pictures (Jocelle Corpuz)
Boses ni Juan (Pie Pascual)


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