Category Archives: People Power 1986

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: EDSA, Nene, the Deegong, ConCom, atbp.

MANILA (MindaNews / 02 March)  — Now that the 25-man Consultative Commission (Concom) is constituted, the serious task of crafting the federal constitution is off to an auspicious start. Although the body is still six commissioners short, I hear from the grapevine that the Deegong may still add more women and some from the indigenous […]

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TURNING POINT: EDSA 1 and the Change that must start with us

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 25 February) — EDSA 1 succeeded  in ending the Marcos dictatorship. The change expected to follow it did not happen. The truth that escaped us is that the commitment and participation of everyone is required for it to come. Indeed, change must start with and come from within us. We […]

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Duterte a no-show again at EDSA Shrine; spent Sunday resting in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /25 February) — On the night of February 25, 1986,  Fiscal Rodrigo Duterte woke up his children Paolo, then 11, and Sara, then 8, and while huddled in their car bound for downtown to join the celebration of the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship, told them to “remember this night” and to […]

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A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: EDSA people power – then and now

MANILA (MindaNews / 24 Feb) — After 32 years, the euphoria of the EDSA People Power Revolution has subsided; the memory of people dancing in the streets upon the news of a dictator fleeing Malacañang into the bosom of his erstwhile sponsor, America, is simply just that – a fading memory. And the Deegong, who […]

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