On February 25, EDSA will resonate with a mélange of events for the 29th People Power Anniversary, which carries the theme ” Ituloy ang Pagbabago”
According to EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC), who has been organizing the People Power celebrations, this years celebration was decided to be simpler . This is in anticipation of a grander and more remarkable celebration of the 30th anniversary.
Here are the lined-up events prepared by EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) for 29th People Power Anniversary.
February 24, 2015
- Wreath laying ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Libingan ngmga Bayani, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig to be headed by former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos.
- Awarding ceremony for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) to be held at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañang Palace. Pres. Noynoy Aquino will partake in handing out the awards.
February 25, 2015
- Wreath laying ceremony at People Power Monument in EDSA. Pres. Noynoy Aquino to lead the ceremony.
- Mass at EDSA Shrine by Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle. The First Family with Pres. Noynoy Aquino will attend as guest of honors.
- 7-minute “Unity Walk” by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP)
Rallies in EDSA
Three days before the 29th People Power Anniversary , a rally was already staged in EDSA . Rally groups called for justice and truth on the SAF 44 incident in Mamasapano and for Pres. Noynoy Aquino to resign. Included in the rally groups were Edsa 2/22 coalition, National Transformation Council, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, United Church of Christ of the Philippines and Million People March, already staged a rally in EDSA Shrine. Controversy followed this protest because of the presence of Cojuangcos who are relatives of Pres. Noynoy Aquino. Former Tarlac politicians Jose and Margarita Conjuangco, participated in the rally as members of the National Transformation Council.
Now it is expected that both “pro” and “anti” groups will voice out sentiments on February 25. But aside from these rallies, a speculation on coup to destabilize Aquino government is brewing up. Malacañang however turned their back on these rumors.
MANHID the Musical
On the lighter side, EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) is promoting the musical “MANHID”.
The play that was said to be associated with EDSA revolution . According to its synopsis, the stage play tackles on the downside of EDSA revolution personified by the Supeheroes and villains and the people afflicted with “Kamanhiran”.
In collaboration with When In Manila, a contest was set to give away 29 tickets . MANHID started showing last February 20 and will play until March 8 at CCP Complex, Pasay City.