What are the privileges Filipinos got to experience after the EDSA Revolution?
As the nation commemorates the 35th year after the Filipino mass turned Marcos’ reign upside down, plethora of aftereffects emerged. After all, when Filipinos are united, it will be a force to be reckoned with.
Although majority of us might not have witnessed the record-breaking history three and a half decades ago, the burning love of our predecessors for our country brought about a new age which demolished a tyrant’s two-decade-rule over the country.
Hearken the sentiments of the Maroon Community as The Quill reaches out to students from different college departments to hear out their thoughts regarding the impact of the EDSA People Power Revolution in the modern times.
The EDSA People Power Revolution was the start of reclaiming liberties long denied from the Filipino people. After years of denying and overthrowing the voices and rights of the Filipino during the Martial Law, Philippines had a rebirth of its independence. The courage of those who stood up against dictatorship changed the existing political status quo. Filipinos can now freely breathe in their rights, exercise it with integrity, and breathe out threats that hinder them to practice it.
Louie Lyn Mancia, College of Pharmacy
EDSA Revolution is one of the most painful and remembered event in the Philippine history. We received some privileges that are immaterial and cannot be exchange in monetary forms. It enabled us to open our minds and speak for what is right. We became more aware of the things that needs for a change. It encourages a lot of platforms to open for the welfare of the people. strengthens our freedom in different ways.
Bithanie B. Amallo, B-School
To me, our capability to freely manifest our introspections is the overriding privilege that we Filipinos got to experience post-EDSA. Indeed, the power lies within the people, as the historical revolt against violence and fraud evidently proved. Filipinos today should be more empowered to speak up for freedom, to take root on a solid foundation of truth and justice, and to practice the constitutional preamble as we continuously embody a Filipino’s undying EDSA spirit.
Karen Joy S. Alfafara, College of Pre-Medicine
Freedom is worth fighting for. Today, the new generations of Filipinos has gained awareness and knowledge of the EDSA Revolution. The people’s great desire for change and for freedom made them fight for it, and it was a proof of what we Filipinos can achieve when we’re together. United as a whole, Filipinos had the power to make a dictator step down from power and above all, gain something that we the sovereign Filipino people deserve for a long time which is freedom.
Jean Carlo C. Cantay, College of Rehabilitative Sciences
The privileges Filipinos got to experience after the EDSA Revolution is being awakened by the manipulative autocrat who took away our freedom. 35 years ago, Filipinos fought for our country’s democracy. It made us undaunted and never be voiceless again. Now it’s our turn. Register to vote in the 2022 Philippine elections. According to Section 1, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, “Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” Let’s continue to stand for what is right and use our voices to be heard. Kita nasad!
Kent Caballero, College of Law and Government