Today is EDSA. Is it?
Actually, today, marks the 24th year in commemorating the People Power Revolution held in EDSA, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue. EDSA is known before as Highway 54. It is the main circumferential road and highway of Metro Manila in the Philippines.
But why people used to call it “Today is EDSA“? Or should I say, February 22 is EDSA? Personally, I just can’t understand them why they have that thought.
Today is just another day to reminisce the People Power Revolution. It was a nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations held in EDSA in 1986. It is also referred to as Yellow Revolution because of the yellow ribbons which welcomed Ninoy Aquino. It actually a protest against the 20-year long authoritarian administration (regime) of the former President Ferdinand Marcos. Most of the events during this People Power Revolution were held in EDSA.
So I guess, that’s the reason why people used to call People Power Revolution as EDSA.