“The world embraced EDSA-1 in 1986. The world tolerated EDSA-2 in 2001. The world will not forgive an EDSA-3 but will instead condemn the Philippines as a country whose political system is unstable…”
For as long as the ones who take the seat of leadership show to the people that they are insincere in serving them, for as long as they show more interest in securing personal gains while in power, for as long as they choose to remain blind to the faces of poverty, corruption and poor quality of living amongst the Filipinos; the people, the common tao, would stay on to this agitated attitude, ready to build fire around those leaders who would not even take notice of the degradation amongst the people.
Our EDSA Revolutions are distinct marks in our history; proofs that the Filipinos are strong in the resolve not to be subdued by tyrants and ill governance again. Maybe the last statement from ‘her’ prove ominous, but if it would move the country forward, leaving behind those who are unfocused to the vision of change in the lives of the Filipinos, then I don’t mind seeing our people together again, I don’t mind joining the people in taking share on the burden of making the country a better place to live in.
I wish that the next people power revolution would take place in 2010, when the people would choose to build again a government that is composed of real people whose hearts would not remain in their offices, but whose hearts would remain in the people. (A cliché? Whatever. Forgive me if I have entangled different thoughts in here.)