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Feb 25, 2009

HERO

Today, Philippines is celebrating the EDSA Revolution. It is referred to as the People Power Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986. It was a mostly nonviolent mass demonstration in the in the Philippines. EDSA stands for Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a main way in Metro Manila and the main site of the demonstrations. I can say, Filipinos who part of the EDSA Revolution were heroes. As a matter of fact, there were a lot of heroes during 18 century. We have our own national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. He was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. Rizal's 1896 military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.

This week's challenge in Mixed Media Monday is about a HERO. I still keep this postcard of Rizal's monument or park and a stamp of him.

12 comments:

RJ said...

Ang EDSA maraming nang naging kwento noon, at may mga bago na rin itong kwento sa kasalukuyan. Ganu'n din ang Luneta (Bagumbayan?). At mga mga kwentong 'yon kailanma'y bahagi ng ating pagka-Pilipino.

Antique na ba 'yang postcard mo, Red? Kailan pa ba 'yan?

sheng said...

Red, sikreto natin to, I don't like Jose Rizal being the national hero, if I were to choose, I'd pick Bonifacio.

mixedmediamonday said...

Very interesting, Redlan - I am ashamed to say I don't know much about the Philippine history and enjoy learning more through you. Diane

Blue Rose said...

EDSA revolution? parang masyado na syang gasgas. kapag may problema EDSA revolution ang naiisip ng mga tao. hay..........

the donG said...

Thanks to the people who led and took part in that revolution. It inspired the world.

REDLAN said...

Hindi pa yan Antique @ RJ. Yung stamp yun ang matagal. hehehe

REDLAN said...

Sheng: Hehe. Gusto mo pala si Andres. Kung sa pakipag-away at pagtanggol sa Pilipinas mas lamang siya actually kay Rizal

REDLAN said...

Diane: Thanks so much. I learned a lot about Australia through you.

REDLAN said...

Blue Rose: May tama ka Blue Rose.

REDLAN said...

Dong: Yes Dong.

princess_dyanie said...

grabe bata pa ata ako nung last kung punta sa Luneta hahahha :p

dapat holiday today! daya! hehe ;)

Sreisaat said...

Red, have you read any of Ambeth Ocampo's books on Rizal?? You should get one and, promise, you'll see Rizal in a different light! They're available at National Bookstore, I forgot the other titles na because I had those Ocampo books when I was in university. But the very first book I read was "Rizal Without the Overcoat".