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Remembering EDSA Dos

Posted on: January 21, 2007

Six years ago, the world saw, for the second time, what Filipinos can do. As the world turns its eyes to this side of the world, we, the Filipino people, have united as one body and soul to achieve one goal.

This week, we have celebrated the six year of the 2nd people’s uprising, People Power Two, or commonly called, EDSA Dos. But there’s no confettis, no banners, no prayer rallies, no long and dull speeches, have we already learned the true meaning of celebration?

EDSA Dos gave us new politics in the country its new phase, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo succeeded Jospeh Estrada as President, the Supreme Court pressed on with its newly found power, as it establishes GMA as President. We see this as a new phase in our history as we forces a corrupt regime out of the power. But have we learned from history? What has history told us since the inception of our great nation?

But still, nothing has changed for the better, but much for the worse. Anyway, whatever the outcome, we must not loose the hope that the sun will shine brighter for our tomorrow.

Pictures: (1) Woman, together with millions of Filipino, wears an ERAP Resign cap, as an expression of their will to oust President Estrada. (2) People from all walks of life in the Philippines, gathers in EDSA as one body to express their emotions.

(3) President Joseph Estrada leaves the Malacañang Palace using a speedboat of the Presidential Security Group. (4) The then-Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo swears in as the 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines, by then-Chief Justice Hilario Davide, at the EDSA Shrine.

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