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'Buhay ang EDSA': Various activities mount to commemorate 38th People Power Revolution anniversary
'Buhay ang EDSA': Various activities mount to commemorate 38th People Power Revolution anniversary
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'Buhay ang EDSA': Various activities mount to commemorate 38th People Power Revolution anniversary
by Ellicia Del Mundo25 February 2024
Photo courtesy: Official Gazette website and Atty. Chel Diokno Facebook page

Various activities were mounted today to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the historic EDSA People Power Revolution — the uprising that symbolizes Filipino's resistance and triumph against dictatorship.

Organized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), a wreath-laying and flag-raising ceremony was held at the People Power Monument in Quezon City.

The event was led by NHCP Chairman Emmanuel Franco Calairo, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Atty. Chel Diokno, Human Rights Violation Victims’ Memorial Commission Executive Director Carmelo Victor Crisant, and other officials of August Twenty-One Movement, Chino Roces Foundation, and University Student Government.

Representatives from the Quezon City Government and Muntinlupa City Government were also present.

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This year's celebration theme was "EDSA 2024: Pagkakaisa at Paninidigan Laban sa Bagong Hamon sa Bayan".

An event dubbed "The EDSA Story: A People’s Victory, A Nation’s Glory" was simultaneously held at the Club Filipino in San Juan City.

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It featured performances from historian Xiao Chua, actor Jaime Fabregas, folk singer Noel Cabangon, and many more.

Meanwhile, various progressive groups flocked to EDSA Shrine to commemorate the 1986 uprising and also to oppose the proposed Charter change and raise significant national issues.

Gabriela Women's Party, Kabataan Party-list, Bayan Muna Party-list, and other multi-sectoral groups joined the rally.

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President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr., the son of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. who was ousted during the EDSA People Power, did not declare February 25 as a holiday.

Malacañan Palace earlier said that February 25 falls into a Sunday, hence there was no declaration.

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