I was 12 when it happened and I was about to graduate from elementary school. Walang pasok! My country was making history. We drove a dictator out of the palace and won our freedom. We were a proud nation. Our “People Power” was admired all over the world.
I can remember singing the songs “Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo” and “Magkaisa” with gusto. I can still remember the lyrics by heart.
Hearing the songs again today gave me goosebumps. I never realized I missed being proud of my being Filipino. The past few years under Erap and now GMA, made me just want to let go of my hope for my country. But I held on. May pag-asa pa naman siguro.
That is probably why so many people just forgot. They lost their memories along with their hope and pride.
Ako, I didn’t forget. I still have hopes and I am still proud to be Filipino.
Sana kayo maalala nyo pa rin ang EDSA People Power I. Kahit kinalimutan na ng iba.