A nation’s mural revisited

As the EDSA People Power anniversary rites unfolded for the nth time last February, we couldn’t help but notice the apparent loss of public engagement in this historic event that abruptly altered the course of our country’s history.

Though there was the usual token participation by government and a number of representatives from civil society, as well as relatively earnest efforts by the media folk to rekindle the significance of the event, there was, on the whole, little else to call to mind the people’s valiant acts to liberate themselves from the Marcos dictatorship.

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