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Remembering EDSA 1986 (Nine Letters: The Story of the 1986 Filipino Revolution)

Author: Cynthia Sta. Maria Baron & Melba Morales Suazo
Publisher: Baron Multimedia Services
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789719168755

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Remembering EDSA 1986 (Nine Letters: The Story of the 1986 Filipino Revolution)

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The authors were first hesitant to do a sequel of Nine Letters: The Story of the 1986 Filipino Revolution, full of hubris for the brave people who peacefully overthrew a ruthless self-proclaimed ruler-for-life. So much political drama continues to happen in the Philippines that it is not certain whether people still think about a 25-year old event, except to enjoy its yearly public holiday in February.

The four-day event of Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) where the revolt occurred, has been mentioned as the precursor of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But because the end of communism in the West was more significant to the world, EDSA has been forgotten outside the Philippines.

Sadly, most Filipinos' memories have also lapsed. The more important characters are dead or dying; and those remaining have sometimes changed allegiances and recollections about it. Most who during EDSA were too young—and those born after—do not really care. To them, it has just become another footnote in our rather turbulent political history.

But the hope is still there. May this 2nd edition jog memories about how many Filipinos, before and even after EDSA, offered and gave their lives to liberate themselves.