Ex-Pnoy said that during his term, Feb 25 is for EDSA celebration but this time, it is a protest of some sort because of alleged undemocratic treatments to those who speak against the perceived human rights violations of the government. This is a clear indication that their riding on to the military mutiny and installing her mother Cory Aquino to the presidency against the will of the real initiator of the event 31 years ago is a waste. Robredo as usual echoes her boss’s sentiments.
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[VIDEO]: Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Vice President Leni Robredo were among those who attended the 31st anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution on Saturday.
Incappable of Dissent?
Vice President Leni Robredo slams the administration for being “incapable of dissent” after Liberal Party senators are suddenly stripped of their committee positions. She emphasizes that “democracy demands dissent.” Robredo warns that to silence critics happens before. It is evident that she refers to martial rule. The Senate can then be an interesting thig to watch for.
Work with the Administration?
The Vice President swears that critical views of the administration cannot be silenced. She embrases her assumption that the administration is incapable of tolerating dissent. She declares that the Liberal Party allegedly put national interest over politics. Therefore, they are determined to work with the current administration which sounds like a bluff.
Robredo is Not Over with Marcos
Robredo compares the Senate’s stripping off of tiles to an administration obsessed with power monopoly.She added that they intend on marginalizing those who oppose the administration’s views. This happens before., she narrated. In the past, this kind of developments pave the way for a one-man rule of Marcos. She promises that they will not be silenced. The nation deserves no less. Democracy demands dissent, she said. So, how can they work with the government?
Bam Aquino who aspires to be president has a different drama. He repeats the administration’s diclosure that EDSA is for all. So, why do their supporters drive away the Du30 Youth Supporters who are just there to show that EDSA is for all? Well, he better ask Jim Paredes about it.
One lesson in life is demonstrated at the verge of the Edsa Revolution celebrations when Jim Paredes encounters the pro-administration supporters right at the People Power vicinity. Paredes looks so fed-up, tired, and weary when he scolded the young but intelligent supporters of the president. In spite of the insults he throws at them, they remain calm, respectful, and sure of what they are fighting for.
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[VIDEO]: A heated confrontation ensues between anti-Administration protesters led by singer-songwriter Jim Paredes and pro-PDu30 supporters. This happens recently at the EDSA 31st anniversary celebrations.
Truth is Truth
How can Jim Paredes say that the pro-administration supporters are wrong? He urges them to wake up but it seems that even at his senior age, he remains asleep with the lack of consideration for opinions of others and misinformed over history and current events. He criticizes the president for killing teenagers and he talks about due process? The young man answers that the 7,000 deaths questioned are still under investigation which is the truth.
A Wise Man would just Ignore the Pro-Administration Protesters
If Paredes already gains wisdom from his seniority then he could have learned that there’s no point nagging those young men in public. The best insult is still to ignore but he chooses to be mad over the pro-Du30 youth’s presence. At the end, they are convinced to leave and move to Luneta where a massive pro-administration crowd awaits them.
The Feb 25 EDSA Gathering is an Act of Rebellion
The administration already organizes a simple People Power celebration on Feb 24 at Camp Aguinaldo. This is attended by the Bihomadu Group members or representatives – the alliance of Binay, Honasan, Marcos, and PDu30 for unity. Former president Fidel V Ramos is even there as well even if he did not agree with the “moving on” theme. The Feb 25 EDSA gathering is an attempt to show the Anti-administration people power force once again but they failed big time. They were only about 7,000 protesters who made it at EDSA – compared to more than half a million pro-administration supporters at Quirino Grandstand at the time of the said incident.
Time for Jim Paredes and the Liberal Party to Concede
The display of power is very clear that there are more pro-administration supporters than the anti ones. Jim Paredes and the Liberal Party members have their own story to tell for sure but they have to respect what the majority stand for if they really are for democracy. They should also dig deeper on where the president is coming from to understand his ways in instilling discipline in the country. For the sake of unity, we should always welcome those who are weary and work together for genuine change.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Sa di inaasahang pangyayari, nagulat ang karamihan sa mga residente ng Makati sa naiulat ng 24 Oras ng GMA News na may naganap na “Stop Binay Walk” ngayon. Sa aming mga nakakausap tila kibit-balikat lang sila habang patuloy na ginagampanan ang mga gawain nila sa araw na ito. May nagaganap ba talagang ganitong pangyayari o isa lang itong “shooting” para may maiulat sa media? Kung totoo mang naganap talaga ito, paniguradong ito’y nilangaw – kaya hindi namalayan ng karamihan sa Makati.
Ayon sa ulat, ito ay pinamunuan ng iilang kilalang personalidad sa unang panahon. Si Leah Navarro na siyang kumanta ng “Isang Mundo, Isang Awit” at si Jim Paredes naman ay miyembro ng Apo Hiking Society. Kapwa sila loyalista ni Noynoy Aquino at sa People Power noong 1986.
Pagmamalaki pa ni Leah Navarro, siya’y isang taga-Makati at hinahamon niya ang Pangalawang Pangulong Jejomar Binay na magpakalalaki ito at harapin ang mga akusasyon laban sa kanya. Tila hindi yata alam ni Ginang Leah na sinagot na ni Binay ang lahat nang paratang sa kanya sa pamamagitan ng affidavit noong 2014 pa – nang siya’y unang pinatawag ng senado. Hindi rin yata niya alam na magpa-hanggang ngayon ay wala pang naisampang kaso laban kay Binay sa Ombudsman kundi isang Complaint Affidavit lang na nagbigay daan sa patuloy na imbestigasyon kung ang mga nag akusa ay makahanap ng kaukulang ebidensiya.