25th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
Schedule of Events
February 17, 2011
Exhibit of the Inaugural
6:00 P.M., SM The Block
This exhibit showcases the coffee table book that documents the events from President Cory Aquino’s funeral to the Aquino campaign up to the inauguration of Benigno S. Aquino III as President.
February 21, 2011
NoyNoy: Triumph of a People’s Campaign
5:00 P.M., Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4
A book written by Ambassador Wilfrido Villacorta will be launched. The book chronicles the success of the Aquino campaign in capturing the Presidency.
Exhibit of the Revolution Revisited by Kim Komenich
6:00 P.M., Ayala Musuem
An event co-sponsored by the Ayala Museum, this exhibit features 60 photographs taken by Kim Komenich during his assignment in the Philippines at the time of the People Power Revolution. Fourteen of these photos were given the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.
Sonny Camarillo Exhibit
February 21 to 27, 2011
Thirty iconic pictures taken by Sonny Camarillo during the EDSA People Power Revolution will be displayed along EDSA and White Plains Avenue. The pictures tell the story of the revolution as seen through a photographer’s lens.
February 22, 2011
Tree Planting Activity
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 NN, Camarines Sur
The Local Government of Camarines Sur, led by Governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr., has organized a tree planting activity wherein 50,000 trees will be planted on government-acquired land. In an attempt to feature the value of Pagkakaisa, this area, now called the “Community of Hope”, serves as a home for rebel returnees and military families.
Inauguration of the AFP Museum and Blood Letting
2:00 P.M., AFP Grounds, Camp Aguinaldo
The room where Former President Fidel V. Ramos and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s announced their withdrawal of support has been converted to a museum. This event will feature the inauguration of this historic place. A bloodletting will simultaneously be conducted in the AFP grounds as well.
PEOPLE-POWERED MARKETS: Sa Bayang Umaasenso, Sama-Sama Tayo
4:00 P.M., NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City
The Ninoy and Cory Foundation in coordination with the Makati Business Club organized this event in order to guide and educate Filipinos on how people and private companies can use the market to address social problems in the country.
Yes Pinoy Symposium – Trainer’s Training (until the 22nd)
Venue: Kabayan Hotel, Cubao, Time: 10:00 A.M.
Participants will be trained in facilitating the EDSA Babies Speak Symposiums so they will be able to cascade the symposium in their respective regions.
February 23, 2011
Pilipinas Got Bukas
7:00 – 8:30 A.M., Rizal High School, Pasig
In order to engage the youth towards volunteerism, the YesPinoy Foundation organized this event that will showcase a human mosaic composed of 2,500 students. A passing of the torch by the EDSA Veterans to the EDSA Babies will also take place.
EDSA Babies Expo
9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., SM North Sky Dome
Exhibitors will provide avenues by which EDSA Babies can join in nation building through volunteer and other socio-civic programs. Exhibitors will be composed of student organizations and NGOs.
Program and Awarding: Best Entries in Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future
3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., SM North Sky Dome
Winning projects and entries for the Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future program will be given.
EDSA Babies… Congrats Mga Sikat!
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., SM North Sky Dome
This is a pre-graduation treat to high school and college achievers. Various artists will perform for the students and the winners of the Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future program.
EDSA 1 Clips Film showing in schools nationwide
Documentaries and films about the revolution will be shown in various schools across the country.
40-Hour Vigil in 25 Churches
A 40-hour vigil will be held starting on the 23rd up to the 25th will be held in 25 churches across the country.
Freedom Tour will begin (will run until the 25th)
8:00 – 9:30 AM, 9:30 – 11:00 AM and 5:00 – 6:30 PM
This is a tour that will tell the story of the revolution. The tour will cover the following areas: La Salle Greenhills, the EDSA Shrine, the People Power Monument, and Club Filipino.
February 24, 2011
5:30 P.M., EDSA Shrine
A mass will be celebrated at the EDSA Shrine on the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the success of the revolution.
Freedom tour will continue.
February 25, 2011
Honors and Flag Raising Ceremony
7:30 A.M., People Power Monument
A flag raising ceremony at the People Power Monument will kick off the celebration. An Ecumenical Prayer will also be held after the ceremony.
Unveiling of the Cardinal Sin Statue and Flower Offering at the Ninoy and Cory Statues
9:30 A.M., Rizal Park
This event is spearheaded by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. In attendance will be residents of Manila, the religious including twenty-five bishops and Catholic school students. After the unveiling, flowers will be offered at the Ninoy and Cory statues.
7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M, POEA Building
The POEA will hold a job fair featuring thirty licensed employment agencies who have committed to offer a total of 25,000 job openings. This job fair is open to the public and thousands of job seekers are expected to come.
7:00 A.M. to 12:00 midnight
The north bound lane of EDSA will be transformed into a festive strip where people who will attend the celebrations will be able to see the actual tanks used by soldiers during the revolution. People will also be able to register and make commitments for the country at Tatak Edsa Registration tents. Food will be available at P25 at food stalls put up by the Philippine Franchise Association.
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Camp Aguinaldo Gate
A medical and dental mission will be held throughout the day at the Camp Aguinaldo Gate in front of EDSA.
Unveiling of Marker
11:00 A.M., POEA Building
A historical marker will be unveiled in the exact location where former President Cory Aquino delivered a speech during the EDSA People Power Revolution.
12:00 Noon, EDSA
There will be a boodle lunch along EDSA for 2,500 people including CEOs, LGU representatives, student leaders, and others. This activity seeks to rekindle the spirit of sharing that transpired during the EDSA People Power Revolution.
3:45 P.M., EDSA
This will reenact the “Salubungan” that happened 25 years ago when then General Ramos and Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile joined forces against the dictator. The forces will converge at the People Power Monument.
Live Musical Variety Show
8:00 P.M., White Plains Avenue
A live concert will be held that will showcase various Filipino artists from the Kapuso, Kapamilya, and Kapatid networks. The variety show is divided into five (5) suites: “Simulain, People Power History 101,” “Ang Diwa, the Spirit of EDSA People Power,” “Mga Simbolo, People Power Lives On,” “Mga Bayani, the Heroes of Today,” and “People Power Ngayon, Nation Building Today.” The PANA Ad campaign will also be launched at the concert. A fireworks display will follow the concert.
LGUs across the country will hold events that will include medical missions, tree planting, monitoring of smoke belchers, and other projects to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution.
Freedom tour will continue. (VIP tour at 1:00 PM)
February 26, 2011
Unveiling of the Kalayaan Marker
10:30 A.M., Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang
During the Marcos regime, the hall was called Maharlika Hall. When former President Cory Aquino assumed office, it was renamed Kalayaan Hall. A marker will be unveiled at the hall to commemorate this event.
People Power Awards
11:00 A.M., Heroes Hall, Malacañang
This event is in recognition of the personalities who played significant roles during the EDSA People Power Revolution. The awardees are: (Living) Fr. Reuter, Nat Rama and William Esposo, and (Posthumous) Don Chino Roces, Rep. Stephen Solarz, and Teodoro Benigno. Lunch will be served and the film entitled “The World Remembers EDSA” will be shown. Music will be provided by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab.
February 27, 2011
People Power Run
The route of the run will be from the People Power Monument to Ortigas, Greenmeadows, and C5. Simultaneous runs will be held in Bicol, Cebu, Zamboanga, Dipolog and Angeles City.
YesPinoy Foundation Relaunch
7:00 P.M., NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The event will be attended by members of the YesPinoy Foundation and various artists. During the Relaunch, the EDSA Babies shall articulate their commitment to carry on the Spirit of EDSA – the spirit volunteerism. <>
Source: Malacanang via email.