ABOUT 3,000 loyalists and supporters of the Aquinos and Roxas flocked at the Bacolod City public plaza Thursday night.

All themed with yellow thus chanting, singing, dancing to commemorate the 24th People Power I Revolution shown via live telecast.

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The commemoration has moved a lot of Bacoleños and Negrenses as the love of country has clothed the celebration of the Edsa revolution that succeeded in halting the dictatorship 24 years ago.

Via live feed from the Araneta Coliseum, Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III relived the minds of the Filipino people about the sacrifices of his parents, former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino and former senator Benigno Aquino “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. to bring real democracy to the country from the hands of the dictator.

“The only advice I can give, live in honor and follow your conscience. There is no greater nation on earth than our motherland. No greater people than our own. Serve them with all your heart, with your entire mind and with all your strength. Son, the ball is now in your hands,” the late Ninoy, who was at the detention cell, said in his letter to Noynoy.

Aquino said, his father was in 50 when assassinated and he said also being 50 years old now, perhaps could be his “destiny” too.

Aquino is running for president under the Liberal Party with Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as his running mate for vice president.

“The adversities we’ve gone through and the faith in God made me what I am today,” said Aquino.

He said, his parents could have preferred to live a better and peaceful life but they opted to sacrifice for the Filipino people.

“Sacrifices for truth and principle coupled with faith in God to put everything in its proper perspective,” said Aquino.

On the other hand, Roxas in his speech at the Araneta Coliseum said: “Our future leaders Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas are the inspiration of the people here because of the love of country that they have showed. The Edsa revolution in today's generation is the time to correct the wrong, and our time to make a difference by showing to the world what we are made of. Let's prove that we're worth dying for.”

Roxas added: "May 10 is more than an election but our revolution. Let's give our country what it deserves. This country is for the people, by the people and not by the cronies of the people in power.”

In Negros and Bacolod City, the supporters and volunteers of Noy-Mar started the commemoration with a torch parade from the Lupit Church and from the Provincial Capitol Lagoon.

They converged at the public plaza where some leaders of the volunteer organizations gave their testimonies what happened during the People Power I.

A human yellow ribbon then was formed after Aquino’s speech. The activity culminated with a live band concert.