Ang Edsa sa mata sa mga mil­lenials

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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.

PHO­TOS FROM PDI AR­CHIVE

SI FIDEL V. Ramos kauban si Juan Ponce En­rile ug mga sun­dalo sa RAM pinan­gu­na­han ni Gringo Honasan atol sa Edsa Peo­ple Power.

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