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The 25th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa popular uprising again stirred feelings of pride and frustration among Filipinos. The pride stems from our having successfully carried out the first “people power” that ousted a dictatorship through peaceful mass action. The frustration boils out of the unfulfilled promises of post-dictatorship reforms. (By Satur C. Ocampo / bulatlat.com)

News Release 24 February 2011 Militant umbrella organization, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-National Capital Region (Bayan-NCR) today said that issues of joblessness, homelessness and social injustices in the country will remain unresolved unless President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will overhaul the framework policies of his administration, particularly on its staunch relation with the US government and further…

Press Release February 24, 2011 As prominent personalities take spotlights in today’s commemoration of EDSA I, Anakpawis Partylist gave the full tribute to the masses and unsung heroes who are yet to reap the fruits of their struggle 25 years ago. “We owe the democracy we enjoy now to no one but our collective participation.…

PRESS RELEASE February 24, 2011 Students of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, led by the militant youth group Anakbayan, wore black today to mourn what they called ‘the death of the real spirit of EDSA’ a day before the 25th anniversary of the first People Power uprising. According to the protesting students, the official rites…

Media Release 24 February 2011 Multi-sectoral alliance Koalisyon ng Progresibong Manggagawa at Mamamayan (KPMM), together with Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network and other progressive organizations gathered today to protest the impending MRT-LRT fare hike, in time for the anniversary of Edsa People Power 1. KPMM is an alliance of public and private sector workers…

News Release February 24, 2011 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today marched along EDSA from Cubao to Ortigas to mark the 25th anniversary of the people power uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. The rally also proceeded to the Department of Transportation and Communication office in Ortigas where the Light Rail Transit Authority was…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
For Filipino farmers, filling a stage with actors and performers is hardly the best way to commemorate the culmination of more than a decade’s fight against the Marcos dictatorship. “It would have been better if President Aquino does something worthy of EDSA 1 such as announce the surrender of the Cojuangco family’s unjust claim on Hacienda Luisita,” Willy Marbella of KMP said.