Edsa 26: Anong Taya Mo Para Sa Pilipinas Natin?
February 22-25, 2012 mark the 26th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution. Revolving on the theme “EDSA 26: Anong Taya Mo Para Sa Pilipinas Natin?”, this year’s celebration is a call to action for all Filipinos to participate in nation building. The Edsa People Power Commission (EPPC) has also come up with activities on February 25, 2012 which aim to highlight the spirit of volunteerism and Bayanihan.
The President will lead the flag-raising rites at the People Power Monument and the traditional “Salubungan” on Edsa. Expected to join him are Vice President Jejomar Binay, former President Fidel Ramos, Ochoa, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino, Metro Manila mayors and EPPC commissioners.
In the afternoon, Mr. Aquino will be in Trece Martires to turn over 21,000 houses to soldiers. According to the EPPC, this event is symbolic of the partnership of the military and civilians during the Edsa Revolution.
In Malacañang, Executive Secretary Ochoa issued Memorandum Circular No. 27 s. 2012, ordering all government officials and employees to take part in the Edsa anniversary activities.
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By Jocelyn R. Uy, Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer