Santiago to lead commemoration of Edsa People Power revolt

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago will lead Fernandinos in the commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution during the City Government's flag raising ceremony on Monday at 8 a.m. in front of the City Hall here.

As a symbol of unity, Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin and the 5th City Council, will honor the remarkable event in the history of the country.

"It is very important that we remember the moments of EDSA then because without people power, we might not even be enjoying the new freedom and democracy we have today. Besides, like in San Fernando, we believe that unity and the power of the people are keys to participatory good governance and inclusive growth," Santiago said.

The commemoration is part of the 12th agenda of the City Government of San Fernando, which is "Enrichment of Tourism and Culture."

The Edsa People Power Revolution is a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines that began in 1983 and culminated in 1986. Due to the declaration of Martial Law by then President Ferdinand Marcos, the Filipino people led a non-violent revolution that fought for the restoration of the country’s democracy.
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