EDSA (Engaged Democracy noon, So Ano ngayon?) Rebolusyon

Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) spearheaded a one-day event dedicated to educate the people on the significance of the People Power Revolution, with a theme of “EDSA (Engaged Democracy noon, So Ano ngayon?) Rebolusyon” at the CFA compound and facilities. A photo exhibit, youth symposium and contest were successfully held simultaneously.

EDSA sa MATA ng OBRA, a collection of photos of the revolution by Obra Obscura, a group of photography enthusiasts

        A photo exhibit featured the timeline from the proclamation of Martial Law to the EDSA  Revolution and the interpretation of the revolution by Obra Obscura, a group of photography   enthusiasts.

Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC with Ms. Sylvia Mayuga

Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC with Ms. Sylvia Mayuga

       The youth symposium had a film showing of “11 Days of August” and “EDSA People Power Revolution”, followed by a discussion with Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC and Sylvia Mayuga, a    scriptwriter and columnist at Inquirer. The afternoon was then filled with discussions about Martial Law, Dictatorship and the EDSA Revolution led by the speakers from Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Ester Isberto, a former political prisoner and Bernie Aquino, the wife of IFI priest Fr. Aquino who was a Martial Law victim.

A non-professional participant drawing his interpretation of the theme in a black and white editorial cartoon.

A non-professional participant drawing his interpretation of the theme in a black and white editorial cartoon.

 KAMADA 2017 or Kabataang Malikhain at   Dalubhasa held the On-the-Spot Editorial Cartoon contest for both the professional and non-  professional categories. The event was flocked by about 40 non-professional and 12 professional participants. The participants showcased their own interpretations and response to the theme’s compelling question “So, Ano (na) Ngayon?” Six top entries were chosen as winners by an independent panel of judges. The KAMADA entries will then be included in the second phase of the program, an exhibit tour to schools and parishes.

Photos showing the timeline from the proclamation of Martial Law to the EDSA Revolution (Courtesy of Radio Veritas, CFA archive and other leading newspapers)

Photos showing the timeline from the proclamation of Martial Law to the EDSA Revolution (Courtesy of Radio Veritas, CFA archive and other leading newspapers)

This event aimed to inspire the youth and all Filipino citizens to continually manifest the same EDSA spirit in confronting current socio-political issues, to be discerning and involved citizens, and to communicate the value and meaning of civic engagement, solidarity and heroism, which are the underlying cores of the spirit of EDSA.

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