Video: Excerpts from Why is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?, the 1994 film by Kidlat Tahimik. All rights reserved. More details. The banner above is a collage of stills from this film, and makes prominent the landmark Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral of Baguio City.
Other EDSAs. Photos from People Power: The Philippine Revolution of 1986: An Eyewitness History.
Parade in Iloilo:
Approaching the midpoint of the Aquino administration, EDSA 27 will be an opportune time for all Filipinos to gather together as an expression of unity and support behind the unprecedented political, legislative and economic gains of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
The highlight of EDSA 27 is the re-enactment of the Salubungan to be held in Manila, Dumaguete and Zamboanga on February 25. All three simultaneous celebrations will also feature businessmen, government officials, religious representatives and volunteers signing their commitments for the fulfillment of the promise of EDSA. President Aquino will be leading the flag-raising ceremony at the People Power Monument.
Commemoration activities will also be held on February 23 and 24 to highlight the many ways by which Filipinos are inspired by People Power to continue to work together for the good of their communities.
Laying of the Wreath at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
On February 23, 7 AM, to commemorate the collaboration between civilian and military forces in 1986, former President Fidel Ramos will be leading a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig.
Run for Juan, Run for Good Governance
The EPPC, in partnership with the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges Student Network-NCR (APMCSN-NCR) will hold a fun run at EDSA on February 24, 6 AM. The route of the fun run covers White Plains Avenue to EDSA Santolan. Members of the military will be running with the thirteen medical school members of APMCSN-NCR to promote social responsibility, patriotism and good governance.
Human Rights Reparation Act
President Aquino will also be signing into law the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 at the People Power Monument. This landmark legislation will be an official recognition by the government of a previous administration’s atrocities against its own people and it will grant reparation for human rights violations victims during the dark years of Martial Law.
In the afternoon, Malacañang will open its gates to welcome children from various orphanages to the Kalayaan grounds from 1-6 PM. The program opens with storytelling activities imparting Filipino values. They will also be able to enjoy performances and listen to young leaders who will take the lead in inspiring them to make their own pledges of what they can contribute for the country.
For more information, visit edsapeoplepower.com×
“Ngayong dalawampu’t pitong taon na tayong malaya mula sa tanikala ng diktadurya; ngayong nakaabante na tayo mula sa halos isang dekadang pagdausdos dahil sa pang-aabuso’t panlalamang ng nakalipas na pamahalaan—higit kailanman, dapat lamang na maikintal sa puso’t isip ng bawat isa: Hindi natatapos ang laban sa pagbangon.” – President Benigno S. Aquino III at the 27th Anniversary Celebrations of the EDSA Revolution