Ang Edsa sa mata sa mga millenials
Sa ika-31 ka tuig sa giingong milagro sa Edsa diin gipukan sa mga Pilipino ang usa ka diktador pinaagi sa usa ka bloodless revolution, unsa may naginansya sa mga Pinoy sa nahitabo niadtong Pebrero 1986? Unsay kahulugan sa maong hitabo sa mga batan-on karon? Jeanne Louise Quillo, 20, Physical Therapy student
“Every time I think of Marcos’ dictatorship the first word that comes to mind is “how?” How can a person do such horrible things? And I'm not only talking about the Marcoses. I'm talking about every single person who used their status, their advantage, their power to inflict pain. And I don't know what was more brutal -- robbing people's choices or choosing to hurt others. I know there's a greater story behind the dictatorship, but as a person who only knew this dark time from stories and articles, I could only see the sufferings felt by every Filipino.
The EDSA revolution on the other hand was and will be an inspiration for me. It showed me what true power looked like. It was a living proof of humanity at work. When people stood up against the Marcoses, it was not just for the sake of br i n g i n g d ow n hi s dictatorship but to lift the entire Philippines. Millions of people marched to bring back the confidence taken away from them. That alone made it very empowering.”
Je f ferson Cruz, 33, university professor
“I am a mi l l e n n i a l technically because I was born in 1984. Edsa Revolution and Martial Law are very familiar to me. As a kid, I already had my stand and it never changed. That i s al s o why I was so sh o c ke d that people disregard history to give way for their cognitive bias and fanaticism. Although born in the early 80s, I do not take sides. Instead, I judge things based on facts, logic, and what is good. I am not saying the Aquinos are the saviors of the country because they have their flaws too, these flaws are evident in the governance of Cory and PNoy. But morally, I can say that the Martial Law years are one of the darkest in PH history."
Ra m Ta ba n a g, 1 8 , Senior High School student
“I am aware that the 1986 EDSA revolution or the People Power revolution was a result of the oppression by the Marcos regime. It paved the way for the change of presiden- cy and a shift in governance from a dictatorship to a democracy. I agree with how the Filipinos decided to work together to end the abuses done by a tyrannical leader but the only thing I don't agree with is how it needed to happen after the death of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Sr. when they could have stopped ex-president and dictator, Ferdinand Marcos during t he f i rst year he announced the Martial law.”
Angelique Tabasa, 17, student
“Ako nahibaw-an ra jud bitaw kay nagkahiusa ang mga people ato nya para nako kay nice pod to nga pang hitabo despite the negative sides of it kay if wa to nahitabo so of course di sad guro ta maingun-ani today.”
Jean Alnic Collamar, 20, Communications student
“Para nako, base d sa akong mga nadunggan kay wa man jud ta nakasuway kay bati jud siya. And para nako wa ko makauyon jud. Ana sila nindot daw ang
economy pero daghan sang nangamatay so yeah. Di ko ganahan sa pamalakad niya sauna.”
( Sa taas) Mga tanke sa military nga gibabagan sa mga katawhan. ( Wala) Ang mga lider sa coup d’etat gitimbaya sa ilang mga tig suporta.
SI FIDEL V. Ramos kauban si Juan Ponce Enrile ug mga sundalo sa RAM pinangunahan ni Gringo Honasan atol sa Edsa People Power.