people power.........the revolution that surprised the world!
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This is the People Power monument along EDSA. The Edsa Shrine is now a church. On top of the Shrine is the image of Mother Mary, Queen of Peace.
A brief history:
The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of non-violent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986. It was the inspiration for subsequent non-violent demonstrations around the world including those that ended the communist dictatorships of Eastern Europe. It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Ninoy Aquino (Aquino was the no. 1 opposition of Marcos. he went into exile in protest of Marcos, then came back and was assassinated at the airport). These protests were the culmination of a long resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian regime of then President Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as "the revolution that surprised the world". The majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila and involved over 2,000,000 Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures, such as Cardinal Jaime Sin. The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22 to 25 in 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines.
The recently elected President of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino is the son of Ninoy Aquino and former President Corazon Aquino.
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