Sunday, March 6, 2011

Post-EDSA 25th Musings


* two of the many lanes of Epifanio de los Santos (EDSA) Avenue

The pile of self-imposed deadlines and transitory activities at work makes writing in front of the computer an opportunity. And I am taking this opportunity now.

Though I have missed posting something here about the 25th EDSA People Power Revolution last February 25, that day was well spent for us. We were able to visit the inaugurated monuments of Cardinal Sin, Former President Cory Aquino, and Former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. near Luneta Park. The occasion was made special by the presence of President Noynoy. And on the other side of Intramuros, the fence surrounding the National Press Club was covered with black-themed photos taken during the 1986 EDSA People Power. Most of them were shot by Sonny Camarillo. One has to start reading and seeing the photos on the side near Jones Bridge then leftward. I wonder if they are still there.

So what about the musings I am talking about? It’s only about saying that we cannot deny that the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution has served its purpose. It occurred in the most perfect point in the country’s history. Those who still attempt to disprove its worth are either quite ignorant of the context of the Revolution or have no other more fulfilling thing to do. I am not trying to be an EDSA know-it-all. I am in fact a post-EDSA baby. But in going back to the accounts of that revolution, I see that unity and conviction can still make a difference in the country. If only one has an unfailing belief that his conviction will not fail. Certainly, faith operated during those times.

Let us give EDSA I its due.

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