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First person account: The revolution was live

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TRUE PEOPLE POWER When tanks came rumbling down Edsa toward Camps Aguinaldo and Crame on Feb. 23, 1986, they were no match for the courage and spirit of the thousands who came to stop them on their tracks. The armored column under Marines Gen. Artemio Tadiar had no choice but to retreat. INQUIRER PHOTO

In 1970, a spoken-word composition called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by American soul and jazz artist Gil Scott-Heron featured haunting lyrics that ended with the line, “The revolution will be live.”

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Burgis’ turns 25

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In the time of People Power, on Dec. 5, 1987, a lively gathering was going on at the “in” place at that time, Limelight at the Remedios Circle. Political activists, socialites, artists, bohemians and academicians of all stripes had trooped to the fun district of Malate to toast and roast themselves in the launching of the book, “History of the Burgis.”

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

FVR tours book on People Power

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Former President Fidel Ramos. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former President Fidel Ramos is touring the country to promote his book on the 1986 People Power revolt, “Silver Linings: 25 Years of the People Power Revolution.”

Posted: September 17th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Arab Spring: Déjà vu for Filipinos 25 years after EDSA People Power

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Daron Acemoglu, a professor of developmental economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and James A. Robinson, a professor of political science at Harvard, have earned well-deserved reputations for doing excellent academic work in political economics.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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