Photo Essay: EDSA People Power Revolution

In February 25, 1986, the Philippines was liberated  from the two-decade Ferdinand Marcos authoritarian regime through a bloodless revolution, Edsa People Power. In commemoration of the said event’s 31st anniversary, here is a photo essay which will remind us of why the revolution had to take place.

(The photos were taken at Edsa@30 experiential museum last year where the organizers’ used dramatization and other art disciplines to demonstrate the events during Marcos’ marshal law implementation, and how it lead to a people power revolution.)

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Actors played as activists who went either missing or imprisoned.
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A young actress as a political prisoner’s kid looking for her missing parent.
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A satirical drama on how Filipinos were tortured under the hands of the military.

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An actor showed how the tyranny did not exempt the indigenous people

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All of these happened while the Marcos family and other higher-ups were having a lavish lifestyle
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People demonstrations back then were immediately dispersed, however, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s assassination led to a  larger civil resistance and resulted to the EDSA People Power revolution which involved over two million Filipinos.
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In 1986, the Philippines fought for the freedom that its citizens today enjoy. As a reminder of the historical event, a People Power monument was built along Edsa.
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