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For filipinos, do you think EDSA 1 was a mistake?
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Posted 8/4/09
nope edsa I wasn't a mistake
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Posted 8/4/09
No it's not..
I want freedom.
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Posted 8/11/09
EDSA 1 was not a mistake..
it was a peaceful transition from an authoritarian government..
Cory was the key that time to reinstall democracy in the Philippines..
and thank God it happened with divine intervention..
after EDSA 1 it was like a rebirth for the Philippines... it provided for a new constitution (1987) that is much better than the old (1973)

the one that must be considered a mistake is EDSA 2...
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Posted 8/14/09
For me EDSA 1 and EDSA2 was not a mistake....although voting PGMA was a mistake that Filipinos made.
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Posted 8/18/09
EDSA 1 was no mistake... If that never happened, we, filipinos, would have never watched anime.....
Posted 8/19/09
i dont care :))))))))))))
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shiki_2007 wrote:

Well for me in my opinion, I think it was a mistake. I think the Philippines would be better off in martial law or being governed in an iron hand. Well look at the state of our country right now, there is corruption, poverty, terrorism in Mindanao, protests, economic meltdown, impeachment hearings that never end and bickering over at the Senate. There is unrest in our country. If EDSA 1 didn't happen, Marcos didn't get sick, we would have no corruption, less poverty, less crime, no rebels, a great economy. Let's say Marcos didn't steal money from the government we would less of these problems we have in our country. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. Those people like Cory Aquino and the other EDSA protesters emphasize when they took to the streets in 1986. There is not much significance to EDSA 1 anymore. It didn't bring much hope to our country after 23 years. People Power Revolution isn't the solution to our problems in our country. I think we should help each other as a nation to improve our country.



So that's my opinion. What's yours I'd like to know. If there is another thread like this please remove it then.


Your completely mistaking, during martial, the Philippines economics arouses but in contrary, the Filipinos became poorer. Why? All the income of the PH gov. were hoarded by the Marcos administration. In short, It was corruption at its best! The crime became Legal - just like killing and torturing filipinos without any solid evidence of rebellion. Just what I have stated, the poverty increased. And lastly, the administration your talking of is the administration who loaned trillions or billions (IDK) from different international banks - that were still being payed by our gov.


That's all

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Posted 9/14/09
Not really.

Even though I wasn't born yet when the epic EDSA1 happened, (though I wish I was), it kinda made me feel that there's still hope for real freedom. Filipinos will just need to do the same way they did - hope & pray. But not with those rallies and huge assemblies. That's a thing we all need to develop. Love.

Will our new leader help us rise once more? I'm concerned for the 2010 elections thing. *something weird for a 12 year old to say =\*

Just an opinion.~
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Posted 11/1/09
are you kidding? i love freedom. i mean, who doesnt? we dont know, the dictator might make everything else worse than it already is.
Posted 11/19/09 , edited 11/19/09
Who really cares about if it was a mistake or not?

What we Filipinos should be concerned is the benefit we gained from the revolution. One is the ousting of a corrupt dictator, two, our freedom and democracy from absolute tyranny. Although Marcos' term has brought us Filipinos well comparing to preceding and succeeding administrations, we cannot deny that Marcos was an evil person and his actions has brought us harm. EDSA was a good riddance for him for us Filipinos to live a better life.

Secondly, the only mistake we Filipinos made that time is trusting liars and hypocrites who were with the revolution. Cory Aquino we see as an iconic figure, but we cannot also deny that she is also fighting for her interests just as her family property her Hacienda Luicita endangered by Marcos' CARP. while the others want to do the same as Marcos and his cronies did. I guess the same still existent nowadays.

In the greater point of view we Filipinos benefited greater, so I guess it wouldn't be much of a mistake if we should see it. Misfortunes only came afterwards, so I guess it is not the Revolution that is to be blamed but the quality of leaders our fathers and mothers and we Filipinos chosen those times.

Would you rather trade your freedom and security? At least the Revolution gave us both... We'll gain nothing if we ourselves have no freedom nor security for ourselves. Marcos' administration robbed us not only both of those, but also our rights as citizens living in this country. In conclusion I wouldn't say that the EDSA revolution was an entire failure at all... It only fails at some aspects just as what most revolutions preceded it.


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Your completely mistaking, during martial, the Philippines economics arouses but in contrary, the Filipinos became poorer. Why? All the income of the PH gov. were hoarded by the Marcos administration. In short, It was corruption at its best! The crime became Legal - just like killing and torturing filipinos without any solid evidence of rebellion. Just what I have stated, the poverty increased. And lastly, the administration your talking of is the administration who loaned trillions or billions (IDK) from different international banks - that were still being payed by our gov.


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True... We became poorer, the primary reason was corruption and secondly was our national debts. Our economy including the tourism of our country rose up during Marcos' regime. However on the contrary, Marcos depended on loans to compensate on deficits and etc. which in the process made our national debts bigger that compromise our economy. Still, we cannot deny that during the time of Marcos our economy experienced a major boom where no other administrations did. There was also a time that is when one of our presidents asks $500,000 from Japan for war damages in return Japan would be forgiven for the war. That $500,000 made our country the richest nation in SEA that time but our country never experienced any growth as what had happened in Marcos' time. Ironic was it?
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Posted 11/19/09
Those who thinks EDSA I was a mistake are the people who are 1.) not born during the hardship of martial law 2.) doesn't experience the horror of tyranny 3.) believes that the Filipino people has no hope

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EDSA I was not a mistake however, I would daresay that the revolutionary president, Cory Aquino, was a mistake.

Anyway, to my fellow countrymen, those are the things in the past and we cannot undo it anymore. Nothing can be done about it except learn from it and move on.

WHat we can do is continue to seek true freedom and prosperity. So what if there are corruption all around us? Would that stop Juan Dela Cruz? To those who are weak hearted, they will say yes but to those brown brothers/sisters whose vein runs the true blood of a filipino warrior would say NO!

Evil cannot stop us. Our national heroes were surrounded by the same evil and yet in the end they stood the victor.
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Posted 1/19/10
all EDSA were a mistake, even the highway itself (sobrang traffic!).
IIn fact, the Philippine history is just a joke, showing how fouled up our people at the very beginning.
Posted 1/20/10 , edited 1/20/10
EDSA revolution became possible because of military support. Of course, with morale of soldiers dwindling from Marcos' side what more we can expect. Its not only the people that made the people power possible but also military and the whole nation included leaving the Marcoses and their allies without any support.

Anyways I think I was enlightened in watching a BBC document on North Korea. I think there's a big chance for our nation turning next to North Korea if we hadn't ousted him out. We will not be screaming and praising the name of Jesus but that of Marcos instead.
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Posted 2/16/10
EDSA 1 wasn't a mistake. Do you want Marcos to reign in our country? It's like Adolf Hitler is back if we haven't done EDSA 1
Posted 2/16/10
I don't know if I can call it a mistake or not, but the EDSA revolution was not really a revolution because all it did was replace Marcos with another face. We can rally and overthrow as many dictators and have as many EDSAs but still have the same corruption problems, except it's just with a different face in power.
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