People Power was a brief moment in Philippine history when the strictly policed class and regional boundaries of the Philippines collapsed. As such, if you want to feel People Power, do something in solidarity with the marginalized. Participate in an agrarian reform struggle, lobby for the fairer treatment of Mindanao, challenge powerful institutions like the Church when it denies poor people reproductive health. Do not be afraid of the word “activist”.

After all, we owe our democracy to activists, peasants, and workers who laid the foundation for the revolt at EDSA. People Power was never about the heroes of the myth; it has always been about the people. Which is why we call it People Power.

Lisandro E. Claudio, The mythology of People Power is alive and well

Thoughts to keep as the country remembers the 1986 People Power Revolution.


Author: ellobofilipino

Admit it, my last name's quite difficult to pronounce. It's read as kee-ling-ging.

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