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Blaming EDSA

His spokesperson Salvador Panelo insisted that it wasn’t because President Rodrigo Duterte thinks that the 1986 civilian-military mutiny at EDSA isn’t important; it’s just that he has a lot of things to do. Panelo announced Mr. Duterte’s non-attendance at the February 25 official commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of that event days earlier. That made…

Fading memory or a concerted effort to make people forget?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Thirty-two years since the first EDSA People Power and the celebrations continue to lose its spirit, and the crowds that attend it. I am referring, of course, to the official government celebrations. It is natural for the collective memory of the Filipino people about EDSA People Power to start fading.…

Different perspectives on the 1986 Edsa uprising

How do you regard today’s observance of the peaceful people’s uprising that led to the ouster of the Marcos martial law dictatorship in February 1986? Three separate activities mark this year’s observance: each one representing a different perspective of those dramatic events that caught the attention of the world. Tellingly perhaps, the Malacanang-led rites will…

Dictators ousted and placed on trial

Two weeks ago in Dakar, Senegal a special inter-African court appointed by the African Union wound up the trial of Hissene Habre, the former president/dictator of Chad (1982-1990), for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. International legal observers say the prosecution, which urged life imprisonment for the dictator and confiscation of all of his…

Remembering EDSA ‘People Power’

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana From Feb. 22 to 25, the nation will be marking the thirtieth year of the people’s uprising that toppled the US-backed Marcos dictatorship dubbed EDSA “People Power.” Ironically, this event will take place even as…