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Edsa revolution, to celebrate or commemorate?

edsa revolution

Sen. Gregorio Honasan, a former rebel soldier was one of the major figures in the 1986 EDSA Revolution. As the anniversary of the 1986 Edsa revolution approaches, he thinks  that there is no reason yet to "celebrate" its anniversary.
For now, the Philippines can only "commemorate it." 
 
"Siguro i-commemorate na lang muna hanggang hindi pa natin nakakamit yung mga tunay na pagbabago," he told reporters on Tuesday.
 
Honasan said the promises of good governance and systemic changes that EDSA 1 sought to bring "are long in coming."
 
 But he said EDSA 1 may have  inspired even prompted  a wave of popular uprisings in the Middle East.
 
"Ayaw naman nating i-claim yung credit," he said, "but we have to accept the fact that 25 years ago, we were state of the art in revolutions. Nobody can deny that."
 
Honasan also said he hopes there would no longer be People Power uprisings in the country.
 
He said People Power should be applied in a "more imaginative and creative way."
 
Instead of going out  to the streets, he said people should actively join in governance by looking for  information, for instance whether or not government officials are doing their jobs well.
 
Honasan is currently  pushing for the Freedom of Information Bill in the Senate.