Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the government has appropriated funds to commemorate the EDSA People Power revolution last February 25. The President has no attempt to diminish the significance of the uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship, he added. Dr. Rene Escalante, Chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, however, cannot issue a more accurate estimate between 3 to 6 thousand attendees. Despite this, magnified news reach overseas media using a collection of images or images from small gatherings in different areas. Does the unpopular EDSA signify that the Filipinos are ready to have a Marcos back in the national post? Would it be Gov. Imee for Senator or Bongbong Marcos for Vice President?
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[VIDEO]: Support for the EDSA People Power Commemoration seems to be waning, the NHCP is unable to give a clear answer if the target of 3000 to 6000 people was reached.
The President’s Choice
Du30 skips the 32nd Edsa People Power commemoration and chose to stay in his hometown Davao City. This is the second time the President misses the event. Roque justifies this by saying; “the declaration of February 25 as a national holiday stays,” despite the absence of Duterte in the event.
Essence of EDSA
Bongbong Marcos’ Electoral Protest
The recount on March 19 for Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is fast approaching. As this happens, uncertainties arise in many areas. The Supreme Court justices for the first time are ganging up against their Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. They recommend that she take an indefinite leave of absence so as not to influence the proceeding but she insists on staying on. Sereno is an appointee of former President Noynoy Aquino.
Imee Marcos for Senator
Ilocos Norte’s Governor Imee Marcos discloses that the family decides for her to run in the national elections since her brother’s protest can take time. She can very well eye for a Senatorial post. Earlier, Robredo’s Camp hopes that Bongbong Marcos runs for Senator to make the case against the Vice President moot and academic. However, the former Senator clearly stresses that he is pursuing the election protest and will never stop until it is proven how they cheated him.