This Happened - February 22: People Power In The Philippines
The People Power Revolution in the Philippines started on this day in 1986.
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What was the People Power Revolution?
The People Power Revolution, also known as the EDSA Revolution, was a series of popular protests and civil disobedience that occurred in the Philippines in 1986. The revolution was sparked by widespread opposition to the authoritarian government of President Ferdinand Marcos.
What caused the People Power Revolution?
The causes of the People Power Revolution included widespread poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses under the Marcos regime, as well as a lack of political freedom and democratic institutions. Additionally, the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983 further galvanized public opposition to the government.
What was the outcome of the People Power Revolution?
The outcome of the People Power Revolution was the ousting of President Marcos and the installation of Corazon Aquino, widow of slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr., as the new President of the Philippines. The revolution also resulted in the restoration of democratic institutions and the release of political prisoners. But it also led to an economic crisis and ongoing political instability. The Philippines is now considered as a democratic country but it is still facing some challenges like poverty, corruption, and human rights issues.