Philippine Embassy in Israel Salutes the Heroes of EDSA, Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

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   Right photo: Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial delivers his message on the occasion on the 30th Anniversary
     of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Left photo: Ambassador Imperial and the Embassy personnel sing "Bayan Ko"
                                                                                        during the program.


25 February 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – The Philippine Embassy in Israel commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in a solemn ceremony on 25 February 2016 at the embassy grounds.

A flag raising ceremony was held, followed by the reading of the message of President Benigno S. Aquino III to the Filipino people and a message by Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial.

In his speech, Ambassador Imperial shared his memories and thoughts as a participant of the peaceful People Power Revolution and how the event has changed the history of the Philippines and inspired other countries worldwide to overthrow the yoke of authoritarian rule:

"The People Power Revolution was a seminal event in Philippine history that triggered a wave of democratization worldwide. We have every reason to be proud of this revolutionary heritage made possible by the sacrifices and heroism of those who suffered and perished during Martial Law, including the invaluable contribution of Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and President Corazon Aquino."

Faithful to the revolutionary spirit of EDSA 1986, the Embassy ended the program with the singing of "Bayan Ko" and other protest songs of the 1980s.

Right photo: Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial delivers his message on the occasion on the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.  Left photo: Ambassador Imperial and the Embassy personnel sing "Bayan Ko" during the program.