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by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, President of the Liberal Party

As we commemorate the 38th anniversary of the EDSA people power revolution of February 22 to 25, 1986, we must underscore the following:

  1. The EDSA Revolution was not a brilliant spark of a spontaneous moment. It was the culmination of an emboldening momentum spanning fourteen (14) long years of struggle and sacrifices of Filipino patriots who steadfastly and courageously opposed and rejected the atrocity, repression, and profligacy of the Marcos Sr. martial law regime.

  2. It was not a revolt of the elite but a popular peaceful revolution of the masses and the middle class which terminated the despotism of a strongman.

  3. It was the ouster of a dictator, not through the force of arms, but impelled by the collective determination and irrevocable resolve of Filipinos to regain freedom and democracy.

  4. It is an enduring legacy which Filipinos must cherish, defend, and uphold against the malevolence of historical distortion and revisionism, and the importuning of those who would attempt the repetition of  an inordinate aberration.