Saturday, February 26, 2011

25,000 Gathered for Edsa At 25 Celebration

Around 25,000 people gathered on February 25, 2011 to celebrate 25 years of the EDSA People Power 1 along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City.

It was nostalgia for most people who attended the festivities. People took souvenir photos with the Lady of Edsa Shrine as their background.

The color yellow dominated the occasion with multitudes of people coming in yellow shirts, caps and umbrellas while yellow ribbons and posters filled the place.

Yellow was the symbolic color used by Cory Aquino during the 1986 protest actions against the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos.

During this year’s celebration, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino Jr. led the nation in the festivities and spoke at the reenactment of the historic “salubungan” of the forces that comprise People Power.

President Aquino urged those who fought against Marcos to help his administration in the fight against poverty.

"The fight that we started in EDSA is not yet over and it cannot be continued by just one person. In the same way that we faced off tanks and put an end to the dictatorship, we must also end the problems that we have inherited," he told his supporters.

Photo above features the heroes of Edsa with President Noynoy Aquino as he pays tribute to the millions of Filipinos who took to the streets in 1986 to stop loyal soldiers of President Marcos from arresting top military officers who were against him.

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