From the Philippine News Agency (Feb 24): PA joins nation in celebrating 28th anniversary of EDSA-1
The Philippine Army (PA) on Monday joins the entire nation in the 28th
anniversary of the EDSA-1 People Power Revolution which will take place this
Tuesday, fEB. 25.
The Army also recalled the pivotal role played by the Filipino people in the
restoration of democracy.
Army commander Major Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri will join Gen. Emmanuel T.
Bautista, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, as the military
hosts the annual celebration which will be held for the first time at the
Provincial Capitol of Cebu City.
This will start around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
President Benigno S. Aquino III is the guest-of-honor and speaker.
The day's activities will kick off with a flag raising ceremony followed by
the traditional "Salubungan".
The "Salubungan" is a re-enactment of the meeting of uniformed
personnel and civilian contingents along EDSA during the historic People Power
Revolution in 1986.
A wreath laying ceremony was also conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldiers, "Libingan ng mga Bayani" in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
last Feb. 24 with former President Fidel V Ramos, one of the key players in the
1986 bloodless revolt, as guest-of-honor.
"Today, the nationalism that the soldiers exemplified in 1986 continues
to be a source of inspiration to the soldiers in protecting the very freedom
and independence that they, together with the whole Filipino nation, have
fought for," the former president said.