On the recent interview with Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, it is evident that the stand of the key players of the EDSA People Power’s Revolution in 1986 is divided. While former president Fidel V. Ramos practices his alleged symbolic jump, the people are busy following Bongbong Marcos’ possible appointment as DILG Secretary via social media.
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[VIDEO]: EDSA PEOPLE POWER – 30 Years After
The Sacrifice of Gen. Fabian Ver
Fabian Ver is the AFP chief under Marcos. He allegedly masterminds the murder of Benigno Aquino Jr but the court acquits him in 1985. He clashes with Enrile and Ramos but sticks with Marcos. Bongbong Marcos supports his suggestion to attack rebel camps. The son then realizes that his father puts his people first before him. Loyal until the end, Ver and his family leave the country with the Marcoses to Hawaii. Ramos and Aquino stop his return. They consider him a threat to national security. Ver dies in Bangkok sometime in 1998. He is buried in his hometown of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.
Ramos’ Jump Becomes Poverty Symbol
Fidel V. Ramos is the AFP Vice Chief and also the Philippine Constabulary chief under the Marcos administration that is subject to martial law abuses. Ramos becomes AFP chief of staff and later National Defense secretary under the Aquino administration. In 1992 he becomes president. He implements the Philippines 2000 socio-economic program but until now, poverty is still the country’s main problem.
Enrile is Correcting the Wrong of EDSA
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is the architect of martial law as defense minister under Marcos. He discloses that he never left his friend Marcos. All his actions during the People’s Power Revolution are agreed upon with the late president. It is for the safety of then the First Family. He attests on Marcos’ heroism in not using the military to crush the revolt to avoid bloodshed. Enrile is castigated by the Aquinos and is accused of rebellion by the late Cory Aquino just to put him in prison. Her son, Pnoy also implicates him with plunder and graft before the Sandiganbayan in relation to the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance or PDAF Fund. He is detained for more than a year, but now out on bail. He vows to correct the wrongs of Edsa in his remaining existence.
The Marcoses are Back
The late Marcos’ widow, Imelda Marcos still serves her last term as 2nd district Representative of Ilocos Norte. Her son, Bongbong Marcos might be the next DILG Secretary while the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo is ongoing. The daughter, Imee Marcos is now Ilocos Norte governor. These are proofs that the people want them back so badly that the 1986 People Power Revolution now has no meaning.