EDSA

was greeted this morning with this video shared by N on FB. i have to say, i got goosebumps listening to it. people power. peaceful revolution. that is truly one of the philippines’ gifts to the world. 25 years later and we’re still seeing its impact across the globe, most notably in the middle east.

but 25 years later, filipinos have to be telling themselves: we should be doing better than this. it’s very disheartening to read about the maguindanao massacre, the corruption, the nepotism. it seems some of the names may have changed, but the old ways seem to have remained.

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  1. Betis Boy says:

    what's sadder is that the youth today doesn't seem to have an idea what edsa is all about (i'm watching a news report now where most youngsters in the streets being asked about it can't say much about it). i guess if anybody asks me about the 1898 revolution i wouldn't be able to give the specific details, but it least know about its general history. these kids are clueless. one thought the L sign stood for KBL. 😦

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  2. Guagua Girl says:

    they can't look it up on wikipedia?!?! KIDDING!

    seriously, though … it's not taught in school? that's sad and dangerous. what's that saying again, “those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    you were making some references on FB about limot, ligot? what was that about?

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  3. Betis Boy says:

    oh, this former general who can't remember he has amassed about 700 million worth of properties during the span of his military career. he can't even remember how many foreign trips his wife took while he was in the service. everytime he is asked in the senate hearing, his standard reply is he can't remember, otherwise, it's that he cannot incriminate himself.

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