EDSA @ 25: Renewing the commitment to persevere in our struggle

The color yellow is everywhere as today Filipinos remember, re-live and re-enact the miracle that was the 1st EDSA People Power Revolution, which is the forerunner (and most significant) of the series of popular non-violent revolutions and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986, which marked the restoration of the country's democracy.

From the backdrop turbulent times People Power reminds us that EDSA was not merely a political act as President Benigno Aquino II puts it on his Facebook status earlier today, “it was also an act of faith. And it was this faith that somehow helped keep EDSA from turning violent.”

Every day, we are reminded of the universal struggle for justice and peace. We take it into our own hands to decide the fate or welfare of other human beings. Because the faint whisper of justice is innate to the human experience.

In that quest for justice EDSA reminds us of the power of the many the nameless, faceless people who responded to that faint whisper for justice --peacefully.

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