Stars chime in on People Power anniversary
MANILA, Philippines—It’s been 29 turbulent years since the People Power/Edsa Revolution. Are we any better now as a nation? Where has the spirit of Edsa gone? In light of recent national issues such as the pork barrel scam and the SAF 44, what significance does our commemoration of Edsa have?
It seems that we are still on a journey without a destination. Until when will the road to peace and progress be under construction? Will our bumpy Edsa ride ever end? Maybe we should start taking off “yellow-colored glasses” so we can find an alternate route. At the rate things are going, Edsa has become a one-way street.
Celebs share their post-Edsa sentiments:
OGIE ALCASID: One aspect of the Edsa revolution that I vividly remember is the spirituality that Filipinos had during those very tense moments. Now that we are deep in another crisis, let us remember the spirituality that we had back then. Perhaps we should let that rule in our hearts once again.
MARTIN NIEVERA: No matter which way we go on Edsa, there will always be traffic. And it’s in the middle of this traffic, through patience and perseverance, that we find the truth. And in the truth, we find heroes like the SAF 44.
NOEL CABANGON: Everyone now has the power to express their opinion regarding national or domestic issues and post it on social media. This is part of a modern, democratic society. But one thing that we also need to develop with this power is how to be responsible in issuing statements and making judgments.
JOSE JAVIER REYES: I was there at Edsa 1 and Edsa 2. And the dream of a nation where citizens need not leave [the country] to seek a better future for their families still remains a dream. Some say it will not happen in this lifetime. But I will keep praying and hoping for leadership founded on vision and not mythology or marketing. I remain proud to be a Filipino. Taas-noo ako!
Fairy tales come true, but not always in storybook fashion. Just like in ABS-CBN’s afternoon rom-com series, “Fated to Love You” (weekdays, 4 p.m.). It presents the unique and unexpected love story of Ron and Michelle. And to maximize the “kilig factor,” the series’ theme song, “Simpleng Tulad Mo,” is sung by teen idol Daniel Padilla. How’s that for a delightful afternoon?
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