Friday, 24 February 2012 10:57
Many people will celebrate the 26th People Power Anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 25, organizers said.
People Power Commission (PPC) Celso Santiago said the revelers will wear yellow shirts, which was the official color of the LABAN party, the rival political group that challenged the government back in 1986.
Santiago was guest of "Talking Points" aired over DZRB Radio ng Bayan and televised over PTV-4.
He said much of the festivities and activities will happen in the city of Manila and Quezon City, particularly the former Highway 54, now Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), a major public road where people converged during the 1986 People Power.
Santiago said activities include church masses and street concerts, among others.
He said the People Power Anniversary will be a school holiday only, so both public and private elementary, secondary and tertiary schools are closed. Business remains open on this day.
Historians said the story behind People Power Anniversary traces back to events that occurred from February 22 to 25, 1986.
Masses of disillusioned people, mainly from urban Manila, staged a revolution against then President Ferdinand E. Marcos on the streets of Manila.
This revolution eventually led to the downfall of the Marcos regime.
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