have you joined the celebration of Edsa Anniversary

@hotsummer (10449)
Philippines
February 27, 2011 6:48pm CST
the celebration ended two days back. I noticed that each year there were less and less people joining the EDSA celebration. it seems that we celebrate just for the sake of celebrating it just like any other occasion without really giving importance to it and just consider it just another holiday. do you think people lacks appreciation of what EDSA gave us. but can we blame the people. is this just a natural for people not to feel the excitement of celebrating it like the day when the first year of EDSA was celebrated. but I'm still happy that we have gained freedom because of EDSA but it did not bring the progress that we expected or wanted to see. sometimes I wonder if wedid gain freedom and have we changed for the better as a country since EDSA one. do you think celebrating it matters at all or are we doing it so we won't feel guilty of not having to do it.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Feb 11
What is EDSA?
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
well EDSA is the main place or road where people marched in 1985 people power revolution happened that ousted former President Marcos out of government and they fleed in Hawaii, though the Marcos family has back been already in the philippines. Well i don't know if you have heard of Marcos. specially Imelda Marcos with thousands shoes though i still don't understand the big deal of her hundred pair collections of shoes.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Yes, I have heard of the Marcos, I remember them fleeing to Hawaii. I always thought that allowing them to live in Hawaii was not a good thing of my government. Yes, I remember the shoes. The big deal was that in a country where some people couldn't afford a pair of shoes, she had hundreds. Excess when people are suffering from lack, there usually is one thing that becomes a symbol of that. So what do you think of the current marches that seem to be happening all over the world now?
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
yeah it seems that they are similar to what had happened here before but in a way it is still different. we had totally peaceful revolution. no blood was shed during that revolution. but these recent ones were violent. anyways, the ousting of the marcos didn't improve our economy but seemed our economy become worst and our political situation were not better or even a bit worst. and the society does not seem to be more organized or controlled. in the marcos time, because of strict implementation of rules of law people were more afraid to commit crimes. only that the marcos government were the ones who had committed crimes though, but i am not sure about. but that's how history portray marcos government. Imelda marcos made a lot of beautification of the city, to make the philippines more presentable to dignitaries and other important people visiting the country. in a way, i think that should not be considered a bad point of the marcos regime. but other things else i think they have abused their power.
@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
It is a working holiday so that is why a lot of people were not able to show up even if they really want to attend the celebrations. I think if it is a holiday, at least 100,000 will show up instead of just 30,000 that authorities estimated.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
would you go if it was a holiday.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
yeah, it was only announced as holiday for the schools. Why not for everyone?
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
Nope I failed to do so. We got work in the office since PNoy didn't declare it as a non-working holiday.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
oh i didn't know it was not a holiday as none here in my home are working . i mean working in an office.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
I didnt and didnt even watched the news or any EDSA program. I really dont believe that we have changed for the better after this event. Yes we have regained our democracy, but so far that's it. The PH has turned worse after that, IMO.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
1 Mar 11
I did not join the EDSA Anniversary. I just stayed home and watched what was happening on TV. I believe that the reason why less and less people are participating is that it seems that the government is not doing its part in relieving the spirit. As we all know, the prime movers of the EDSA Revolution 25 years ago were Generals from the AFP. But 25 years forward, they themselves are involved in major cases of graft and corruption in the country. They are not setting the examples to the people . It is for this reason why people have become disinterested in joining what should be considered as a major history of the country.