Celebrating the Edsa revolution anniversary in Cebu is proof that the word Edsa does not refer to the street in Manila, rather, it denotes the spirit of unity, brotherhood, camaraderie and cooperation.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. gave this clarification at the 28th anniversary of the Edsa revolution held in Cebu last February 25 at the Provincial Capitol grounds.
Ochoa, tasked to introduce the President, said that Edsa is people power and people power did not only happen in Manila but is also alive and burning anywhere else where there is a Filipino who strives for change.
In further explaining the choice of Cebu for the celebration, he cited that many who offered their lives for the restoration of freedom from the dictatorship were born in Cebu. He also cited a known fact that Cebu took care of the president’s mother, former Pres. Cory Aquino, at the tense moments of the Edsa revolution.
In explaining the reson for holding the celebration in Cebu, Ochoa said Cebu was the center for coordination for the relief operations for all the areas in the Visayas wasbadly hit by the super typhoon Yolanda to rise again.
He lauded the efforts of the Cebuanos who labored to ensure that assistance can reach the rightful beneficiaries adding that such is the story of the people power today. Roger Serna